PLASTIK is an inaugural international artists’ moving image festival. The first of its kind in Ireland, it emerges through a collaboration between LUX Critical Forum (a meeting group for artist involved with the moving image) LUX, Irish Film Institute and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.
After screenings, talks and live performance events in Galway and Cork, PLASTIK culminates in Dublin this weekend 20, 21 22 February, bringing international and Irish work together to form a distinct programme of artist film.
PLASTIK Dublin is a three day event, featuring a series of guest-curated programmes by leading international curators and artists including Gerard Byrne & Sarah Pierce, Filipa Ramos (Vdrome) Peter Taylor (International Film Festival Rotterdam) and Guillaume Breton (Rowing Projects) as well as feature screenings that focus on the work of artist, filmmaker Christoph Schlingensief and David Gatten. On Saturday evening London based artist Hannah Sawtell will perform a unique audio visual performance for PLASTIK.
A programme of panel discussions and talks also take place in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. These discussions invite key participants in fields of critical thinking, artistic and curatorial practice to reflect on issues and concepts surrounding contemporary artists’ moving image. Guest speakers include Benjamin Cook (LUX) George Clark (TATE) Isla Leaver Yap (LUX Scotland) Jesse Jones (artist) and Lucy Reynolds (Central St. Martins) among others.