Wild-screen, a weekend of national and international contemporary art film screenings, will take place from 7th to 8th March at Inagh Valley Hatchery in the Connemara countryside.
Curated by Irish artists Louise Manifold and Úna Quigley, the programme will include films by Michael Craig-Martin, Dorothy Cross, Vivienne Dick, Werner Herzog, Derek Jarman, Maximillian Le Cain, Laida Lertxundi, and Walker and Walker.
Connemara has been home to and shaped the imagination of many artists and filmmakers over the years. Inspired by this remote landscape and the West of the imagination, Wild-screen will showcase films that explore ideas around wilderness, from Connemara to deepest Brazil, underwater tropics to the mountains of Austria. The Wild-screen project aims to screen art films outside of the usual urban settings. The secluded Inagh Valley location invites the audience to take a pilgrimage into the heart of Connemara, the impact of the journey and surroundings adding to the viewing experience. Contemporary Irish artists are creating new work in Connemara for the screening which will be shown alongside famous works dating from the 1960s to the present.
Wild-screen is a free event and will include two days of screenings, a guided walk, a discussion panel, and the launch of a commissioned publication by Wild-screen creators Quigley and Manifold, expanding upon ideas presented in the Wild-screen programme and featuring contributions from film philosophers, writers and artists. Buses from Galway city will be provided on Saturday and Sunday to take people to and from the event for a small fee. For the programme of events and further information, please visit the Wild-screen website www.