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London Suite

Vivienne Dick, 28 minutes, 1988

A chorus of London voices come together to offer a snapshot of the city in the 1980s in this typically bold film from Vivienne Dick. Diverse figures describe and depict their ordinary lives, with a remarkable realism achieved through Dick’s…

Medicated Milk

Áine Stapleton, made in collaboration with José Miguel Jiménez , 50 minutes, 2016

Lucia Joyce was a talented dancer, writer and musician. She spent her life under the control of her father James, her family and multiple doctors. Her time in Ireland during the 1930s – particularly in Bray, Co. Wicklow – was…

Mongolian Barbecue

Maximilian Le Cain, 11 minutes, 2009

Mongolian Barbecue presents us with the edge of an abyss circumscribed by cinematic possession. The corporeal ritual involved falls at its ultimate climax into the rhythmical interstices of red frames that opens the way to static images from vampire B-movies,…

Motion Sickness

John McIlduff, 11 minutes, 2012

A man and two women perform movements both bizarre and intimate in this short dance film. Against the backdrop of an empty car park and cloud-grey sky, the trio physically express the uncertain desires they hold for each other. Choreographed…

On a Paving Stone Mounted

Thaddeus O'Sullivan, 96 minutes, 1978

Funded by the BFI’s film production fund, Paving Stone is O’Sullivan’s feature-length, mixed-mode experimental film. It tries to express the emigrant condition through the central dilemma of the function of memory. Its action moves back and forth between location sequences…

Paris Dreaming

Aoife Desmond, 9 minutes, 2010

Paris Dreaming consists of a dual projection of photographic slides and Super 8 film with a separate sound recording. The film, slides and sound document a series of drift walks through the Jardin des Plantes Menagerie and Parc Zoologique at…

Phantom Islands

Rouzbeh Rashidi, 74 minutes, 2017

Phantom Islands is an experimental film that exists at the boundaries of documentary and fiction. Directed by Rouzbeh Rashidi, with the visual intensity that has marked him as one of Ireland’s most radical and unique filmmakers, it follows a couple…

The Predicament of Man

Jesse Jones, 3 minutes, 2012

This film is the second in the collection of films; ‘The Trilogy of Dust’. Using footage shot in an opal mine in Cobber Pedy, Australia, intercut with over a thousand still images that appear momentarily on screen, Jones subliminally contrasts…

Pushtar

Alan Lambert, 58 Minutes, 2015

In the distant future climate change has devastated the Earth. Pushtar, a tundra on the outskirts of the Himalayas, 
is home to a disparate settlement. Among them, a breed of hypersensitive children acting as weather vanes to atmospheric changes that…

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