3
October
14:00
Lighthouse Cinema
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aemi & GAZE LGBTQ+ FILM FESTIVAL

3 October 2020 / 14:00 / Lighthouse Cinema

Experimental Shorts

aemi is delighted to partner for the first time with GAZE LGBTQ+ FILM FESTIVAL to present an exciting programme of short works. Curated by aemi, this programme of Irish and international films pushes the boundaries of form, of what is permissible and possible, while utilising a variety of different media and mediums. The films in this screening take us on an interplanetary journey, moving in and out of the past and a series of potential and possible futures.

Afterimages / dir. Karol Radziszewski / Poland / 2018. 15’
Marian / dirs. Rachel Ni Bhraonain, Gerard O’ Keefe / Ireland / 2020. 7′
When The Androgynous Child / dir. Melina Perfundi / Germany, Argentina / 2019. 9’
QUEERING DI TEKNOLOJIK / dir. Timothy Smith / UK / 2019. 9’
Canis Major / dir. Charli Brissey / USA / 2019. 11’
Closeted Lesbian / dir. Bia Lee / Brazil / 2020. 6’
They Through Them / dir. Joan Lopez / Spain / 2020. 11’

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Afterimages / dir. Karol Radziszewski / Poland / 2018. 15’
A roll of film accidentally exposed twice. Superimposed images from an intimate photo shoot are overlaid with images capturing 1980s gay hangout spots in the Polish seaside town of Sopot. A provocative microhistory in motion.

Marian / dirs. Rachel Ni Bhraonain, Gerard O’ Keefe / Ireland / 2020. 7’ 
Commissioned by Garter Lane Gallery and created during the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, Marian explores our own maternal lineage, hair, the Catholic imagery of Irish childhoods, farm life, 90’s punk girl bands, decay, domestic realities and the secrets passed from one generation of Irish women to the next.

When The Androgynous Child / dir. Melina Perfundi / Germany, Argentina / 2019. 9’
When the child speaks from his or her androgyny – which is neither truth nor appearance, neither male nor female, but all at once – they will return to the places where they have belonged. He or she remembers and claims their identity as a foreigner, refugee, bilingual, rejected for not being a man or woman at all.

QUEERING DI TEKNOLOJIK / dir. Timothy Smith / UK / 2019. 9’
A message from the future. Spoken by the collective digital voice of a group of queer artists and activists, this collaborative project speculates about the possibilities of a temporality yet to come. What does the future look, sound and feel like?

Canis Major / dir. Charli Brissey / USA / 2019. 11’
An artist suffering from severe writer’s block relies on the friendship of their dog in this multi-genre sci-fi short. Based on many true stories, this video-animation hybrid ruminates the relationship between dancing and earthly survival at the “end of the world”.

Closeted Lesbian / dir. Bia Lee / Brazil / 2020. 6’
Mirrored kaleidoscopic images of vintage pornography are offset against a more personal and private reminiscence of sexual awakening and becoming.

They Through Them / dir. Joan Lopez / Spain / 2020. 11’
An exhilarating docu-fiction that captures not only a precise moment of self-evolution but also the many ties between a group of friends that met a series of parties in Barcelona in 2018.


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QUEERING DI TEKNOLOJIK / dir. Timothy Smith / UK / 2019. 9’

QUEERING DI TEKNOLOJIK / dir. Timothy Smith / UK / 2019. 9’