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IFI, IMMA & AEMI PROJECTIONS / Film Series selected by Vivienne Dick
DELIRIOUS RHYTHM, 1936-2017
Tuesday 10 October 2017, 6.30pm / IFI Cinema
Programme runs for 67 minutes, Digital, 1936-2017
Presented in conjunction with the IMMA exhibition Vivienne Dick, 93% Stardust, the artist and film-maker Vivienne Dick presents a personal selection of films that inspires her work. The films chosen for this programme explore anarchic moments, about being alive to music, to rhythm, and the value of staring into space. In an era obsessed with targets and prescriptive living, the value of daydreaming and dawdling is often overlooked. This programme serves as a reminder of the important role played by chance interaction and sheer nerve in creativity.
Featuring works by Len Lye, Helen Levitt, Masha Godovannaya, Vivienne Dick, D.A. Pennebaker, Moira Tierney, Bev Zalcock & Sara Chambers, Sarah Pucill and Chantal Akerman, this exhilarating programme foregrounds films that relate to the street, the domestic and the unconscious.
To open the programme, Vivienne Dick will introduce her choice of screenings comprising Delirious Rhythm, 1936 - 2017. Programmed in collaboration with AEMI & IFI. See www.ifi.ie for booking information and to purchase tickets.
Vivienne Dick was born in Donegal (b. 1950) and began making Super 8 films while living in New York in the late seventies. These early films were shown extensively in that period throughout the USA and in Europe and they continue to be screened on a regular basis. Living in London in the eighties and nineties she worked mainly in 16mm and in video, receiving a number of awards from The British Arts Council and The Arts Council of Ireland. Since returning to live in Ireland she continues to make new work. Retrospectives of her work include Seville European Film Festival (2016,) Tate Modern (2010), Crawford Art Gallery (2009), and Berlin Film Festival (1988). Group shows include Big as Life, MoMA, New York, The Whitney Biennial, Golden Thread Gallery and The Untold Want, RHA. Her work has shown at Oberhausen, Courtisane, BFI London, Lisbon Estoril, CPH:DOX Copenhagen and New York Film Festivals, amongst others. A DVD of three of her films was published by LUX and a collection was published by Crawford Art Gallery in collaboration with LUX in 2009. Dick has work is in the collections of MoMA, New York, Anthology Archives and the Irish Film Archives, and her films are distributed by LUX London and The Film Maker’s Cooperative, New York.
AEMI is a creative platform dedicated to supporting and exhibiting artists’ & experimental moving image. A key objective is to develop audiences for artists’ moving image in Ireland through regular, curated programmes of both Irish and international work with the intention of contributing to and developing critical discourse around a wide range of practices in this area. aemi was founded in Dublin by Daniel Fitzpatrick and Alice Butler in 2016. Along with Aoife Desmond, Alan Lambert, Donal Foreman and Esperanza Collado, both Daniel and Alice were curatorial members of The Experimental Film Club, a committee that presented over 50 artist and experimental moving image programmes, and since 2010, resided at The Irish Film Institute.