21 April 2022 - 12 May 2022
Monday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm
Project Arts Centre, Dublin

aemi & Project Arts Centre present: Clear Away the Rubble / Glan an Spallaí ar Shiúl screening programme

21 April 2022 / Monday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm / Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Free film presentation running until 14 May

A new three-week film installation as part of Clear Away the Rubble / Glan an Spallaí ar Shiúl

aemi is delighted to collaborate with Project Arts Centre to present a curated programme of films as part of Clear Away the Rubble / Glan an Spallaí ar Shiúl, an open research project about housing, one of the most critical issues conditioning the lives of artists and others in Dublin, and Ireland, today.

Clear Away the Rubble / Glan an Spallaí ar Shiúl is an exercise in ‘learning in public’, the first iteration of a multi-year programme about housing, that will try to find routes in to the questions that surround it from a wide range of perspectives, including those of artists, scholars and activists.

The screening programme, featuring works by Eva Richardson McCrea, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Dianne Murphy and Ben Thorp Brown, runs on a loop for the first three weeks of the project until 14 May. The selected works consider a range of ideas: housing activism, conditions in which people are living, home, utopian/dystopian ideas underpinning planning and development, and the financialisation and commodification of housing.

Film information

Ben Thorp Brown, Cura, 2020,17 minutes 34 seconds
Dianne Murphy, See what you want, 2020, 2 minutes 41 seconds
Dianne Murphy, The Other, 2020, 3 minutes 1 second
Eva Richardson McCrea, Rope, 2022, 14 minutes 15 seconds
Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Prologue: Squat/Anti-Squat, 2016, 37 minutes 5 seconds

This is a free screening presentation, advance booking not necessary.


A turtle is pictured in an interior room. The turtle is on the beige carpet. Behind it is a retro light brown leather three-seater sofa, a coffee table made from a wooden tabletop and metal legs, and a green bowl on the table.

Ben Thorp Brown, still from Cura, 2020, 4K Video, 5.1 sound, 17:34 min. Coproduction Jeu de Paume, Paris, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux & Museo Amparo, Puebla. With the support of Creative Capital. © Ben Thorp Brown

A still image from Eva Richardson McCrea’s digital video artwork called Rope from 2022. The footage is shot inside a dilapidated room. A dark dado rail runs around the middle of the walls, which are pink below the dado rail and white above it. Water damage and dark mould severely affect the walls and the floor. In the centre of the sparse room, three men, all with light skin, balding hairlines and wearing smart casual clothing, sit around a black, rectangular table. The men are conversing with one another and they each eat takeaway food straight out of its disposable container. A bottle of champagne and glass tumblers are also on the table.

Eva Richardson McCrea, still from Rope, 2022. Rope is supported by The Arts Council

Dianne Murphy, still from See What You Want, 2019

Dianne Murphy, still from The Other, 2019

Wendelien van Oldenborgh, still from Prologue: Squat/Anti-Squat, 2016