The third of six bi-monthly Experimental Film Society (EFS) screenings, taking place at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios on Tuesday, 17th February 2015 at 6pm under the Studio 6 Open programme, foregrounds the work of Irish-based EFS member Maximilian Le Cain.
Free admission, all welcome.
The first half of the programme is a special presentation of Le Cain’s Super-8 film work, here assembled under the title “Image Turned Down” and projected on celluloid. Intensely materialist and experiential, his approach to working with Super-8 radicalises the relationship between sound, image and the spectator’s body, often suppressing and withholding imagery to place the viewer in an immersive, sonically charged void. The sound for this screening is by Cinema Cyanide, the noise project formed by Le Cain and fellow EFS members Rouzbeh Rashidi and Dean Kavanagh. And the star of these films is sound/performance artist Vicky Langan, who collaborates regularly with Le Cain.
This is followed by the public premiere of the video “Now Then: Notebook of a Decade (1997-2008)”. This lyrical and intense collage of the first ten years of Le Cain’s work with moving image uses portraits, video notes and chunks of broken narrative to conjure a turbulent inner universe. Le Cain has described this video as a spectacular ‘ruin’, alive with ghosts.
For more information on Maximilian Le Cain, please visit: maximilianlecain.com
Image Turned Down (2010-2014) Super-8 / Ireland & Greece / 20 minutes
Now Then: Notebook of a Decade (1997-2008) / Ireland / 49 minutes