Wednesday, 2 July 2014

EFS @ The Avant Festival





 July 17th, as part of Cork's Avant Festival, screening at The Guesthouse

The Cork premiere of two films shot last year involving members of Experimental Film Society in which The Guesthouse is one of the main locations.

"Tangled And Far"
(Vicky Langan/Maximilian Le Cain, 2013, 12 mins) 
This video is the most recent in the ongoing collaboration between Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain. Drawing on footage of Langan’s performances over the past two years, as well as scenes specifically shot for this video, it foregrounds the overlap between intimate domestic detail and its reflection in Langan’s performance work. The private and public projections of her presence and actions collapse into each other in this phantasmagoric continuum of alternate selves and self-images to form a fractured dream portrait.



"Forbidden Symmetries"
(Dean Kavanagh/Maximilian Le Cain/Rouzbeh Rashidi, 2014, 97 mins) 
Emerging from a Guesthouse residency, this collaborative feature is an ostensibly science fictional trip, arranged in three half-hour ‘phases’, one by each director. They are three witnesses to the invasion giving three accounts. Are they observing the same thing? Were there any warning signs? And, after all they’ve seen and heard, are they even competent to offer a reliable report? The purpose of this film is to demonstrate that an effort to construct functions known not to exist may on occasion produce interesting frauds.