30
October
18.30
Irish Film Institute
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George Clark: Sites & Rites

30 October 2019 / 18.30 / Irish Film Institute

We are delighted to welcome artist & filmmaker George Clark to introduce this screening and to take part in a discussion about his work following the programme.

Sites & Rites is a new configuration of artist George Clark’s ongoing ‘Eyemo rolls’ project, a series that interleaves his 35mm film footage with works by other artists. Developed as a means to think about the cinema as a space of montage and a site of cultural entanglement, this programme considers contested territories and ritual actions. Filmmaker and activist Mok Chui-Yu explores the origins of the struggle of Hong Kong’s intellectual youth while Barbara McCullough’s water ritual shows reclaimed space in Los Angeles. Other works include Tito & Tita’s feline screen-test Director’s Cat, Maori artist Shannon Te Ao’s reading of Joanna Margaret Paul’s poetry to house-plants, and Ismal Muntaha’s arresting depiction of Indonesian community rituals in Terra Na Sae.

 

Film info:

Eyemo #1-3 (Sylmar), George Clark, 3 minutes, U.S.A., 35mm, silent; Water Ritual #1: An Urban Rite of Purification, Barbara McCullough, 6 minutes, U.S.A., DCP, sound; Eyemo #57-60 (Los Angeles), George Clark, 5 minutes, U.S.A., 35mm, silent; Untitled (Epilogue), Shannon Te Ao, 5 minutes, New Zealand, DCP, sound; Eyemo #120-121, #124 (NZ – Lyell cemetery), George Clark, 3 minutes, New Zealand, 35mm, silent; Letter to the Young Intellectuals of Hong Kong, Mok Chiu Yu, 15 minutes, Hong Kong, DCP, sound; Eyemo #16-17 & #74-75 (Hong Kong), George Clark, 3 minutes, Hong Kong, 35mm, silent; Director’s Cat, Tito & Titas, 3 minutes, Philippines, DCP, sound; Eyemo #81-84 (Philippines – Taal Lake), George Clark, 5 minutes, Philippines, 35mm, silent; Terra Na Sae, Ismal Muntaha, 11 minutes, Indonesia, DCP, sound; Eyemo #140-157, #165, #168-69 / The Scent of Jati Trees, George Clark, 25 minutes, Indonesia, 35mm, sound

TOTAL RUNNING TIME 84 MINUTES


Images:

The Scent of Jati Trees, George Clark, Indonesia / UK, 2018

The Scent of Jati Trees, George Clark, Indonesia / UK, 2018

The Scent of Jati Trees, George Clark, Indonesia / UK, 2018

The Scent of Jati Trees, George Clark, Indonesia / UK, 2018

The Scent of Jati Trees, George Clark, Indonesia / UK, 2018

The Scent of Jati Trees, George Clark, Indonesia / UK, 2018

The Scent of Jati Trees, George Clark, Indonesia / UK, 2018

The Scent of Jati Trees, George Clark, Indonesia / UK, 2018

Untitled (Epilogue), Shannon Te Ao

Untitled (Epilogue), Shannon Te Ao

Director’s Cat, Tito & Titas

Director’s Cat, Tito & Titas

Letter to the Young Intellectuals of Hong Kong, Mok Chiu Yu, 15 minutes, Hong Kong

Letter to the Young Intellectuals of Hong Kong, Mok Chiu Yu, 15 minutes, Hong Kong