Sunday, 19 October 2014

EFS Activities in November 2014




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EFS in Cork Film Festival 2014

(above: "Hades of Limbo", dir. Rashidi, 2012)



EFS has been crucial in nurturing a new Iranian underground cinema that is significantly different 
from both official Iranian cinema and the politically oppositional works that western audiences are familiar with.
Introspective and nightmarish, these films consist of oblique but searingly intense visions of enclosed existences.
Rouzbeh Rashidi will present both programmes in the forthcoming Cork Film Festival 2014.




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(above: Hamid Shams Javi's "The Hell With It" 2013)

Monday 24th November, 6pm

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (Studio 6 Open), 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
 Free admission, all welcome.


The second of six bi-monthly Experimental Film Society (EFS) screenings, taking place at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios under the Studio 6 Open programme, highlights the reach and stylistic diversity of EFS’ international membership. Bahar Samadi’s haunting, gem-like videos make very personal use of found footage to evoke a mysterious sense of loss and memory. Jason Marsh’s "Pitpony" and Esperanza Collado’s "The Illuminating Gas" both explore the raw materiality of celluloid but with contrasting approaches to rhythm. An emphasis on hypnotic rhythm and a willingness to tackle darkly erotic material characterizes the two collaborative pieces in the programme, Dean Kavanagh & Rouzbeh Rashidi’s "Homo Sapiens Project (183)" andVicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain’s "Desk 13". And the darkness continues into Hamid Shams Javi’s surreal nightmare vision of family life in contemporary Iran, "The Hell With It". 




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Bahar Samadi and Navid Salajegheh @ The Guesthouse, Cork



EFS are very pleased to announce that Iranian/Paris based artists Bahar Samadi and Navid Salajegheh 
will occupy The Guesthouse, Cork for a three week residency from the 7th of November 2014 concluding with an exhibition on the 30th.




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"Forbidden Symmetries" at Österreichisches Filmmuseum 


A section of the collaborative feature film “Forbidden Symmetries" (2014) by Dean Kavanagh, Maximilian Le Cain & Rouzbeh Rashidi will play at Österreichisches Filmmuseum on Wednesday 26th November 18:30 PM as part of The Invisible Cinema – Film, Art, History, and the Museum (Lectures and Conversations: Nicole Brenez, Chris Dercon, Noam M. Elcott, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Lars Henrik Gass, Siegfried Mattl, Winfried Pauleit and Jacques Rancière) 

Full Information Here








Thursday, 16 October 2014

Experimental Conversations 13 Online





"13, eh...? As far as we can tell, this will be the final issue of Cork Film Centre's online magazine of experimental film, video art and art cinema, which I've edited since it first appeared in 2008. Ruminations on this state of affairs and, more importantly, 'thank yous' to many wonderful people connected with the magazine can be found in my editorial here.

The magazine has been plagued by technical problems in recent months and has been, to all intents and purposes, a dead, broken thing since suffering a major hack. 
It is now fully fixed and revived for all to enjoy not only the new issue but an archive of what now amounts to a full six years of writing.

Or, as Groucho put it, "Hello, I must be going!"

But we're giving the project quite a send off, with texts by many of the wonderful writers who have defined Experimental Conversationsover the years: Esperanza Collado, Tony McKibbin, Gianluca Pulsoni, Chris O'Neill, David Brancaleone, Donal Foreman, Phillina Sun, and the project's spiritual godfather, Fergus Daly. Read on...  "




Sunday, 5 October 2014

HSP (181-190) Complete





Rouzbeh Rashidi and Dean Kavanagh completed ten instalments of Homo Sapiens Project (181-190).
Maximilian Le Cain will join the team for the next ten episodes (191-200).









Tuesday, 30 September 2014

HSP (186) Complete



HSP (186) a collaboration between Rouzbeh Rashidi and Dean Kavanagh is now complete










EFS at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (II)




Monday 24th November, 6pm

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (Studio 6 Open), 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
 Free admission, all welcome.

(above: Hamid Shams Javi's "The Hell With It")

The second of six bi-monthly Experimental Film Society (EFS) screenings, taking place at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios under the Studio 6 Open programme, highlights the reach and stylistic diversity of EFS’ international membership. Bahar Samadi’s haunting, gem-like videos make very personal use of found footage to evoke a mysterious sense of loss and memory. Jason Marsh’s "Pitpony" and Esperanza Collado’s "The Illuminating Gas" both explore the raw materiality of celluloid but with contrasting approaches to rhythm. An emphasis on hypnotic rhythm and a willingness to tackle darkly erotic material characterizes the two collaborative pieces in the programme, Dean Kavanagh & Rouzbeh Rashidi’s "Homo Sapiens Project (183)" and Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain’s "Desk 13". And the darkness continues into Hamid Shams Javi’s surreal nightmare vision of family life in contemporary Iran, "The Hell With It". 

EFS is a not-for-profit entity that promotes, archives and sometimes produces work by a dozen filmmakers operating in several different countries. Although each member has a distinctive vision, they are united by an uncompromising devotion to personal, experimental cinema. They have in common an exploratory approach to filmmaking where films emerge from the interplay of sound, image and atmosphere rather than traditional storytelling techniques. EFS was founded by Dublin-based filmmaker Rouzbeh Rashidi, who continues to curate and run the organization.


Les Yeux Disparus (2012)
By Bahar Samadi / France / 10mins
W.E (2013) 
By Bahar Samadi / France / 5mins
Pitpony (2014)
By Jason Marsh / UK / 4mins
The Illuminating Gas (2012)
By Esperanza Collado / Spain / 7:30mins
Homo Sapiens Project (183) (2014)
By Rouzbeh Rashidi/Dean Kavanagh / Ireland / 21mins
Desk 13 (2011)
By Maximilian Le Cain/Vicky Langan / Ireland / 8mins
The Hell With It (2014)
By Hamid Shams Javi / Iran / 29mins



Total Running Time: 85mins



More info HERE