‘Signals & Circuits’ screening and Q&A with Laura Fitzgerald, VISUAL Carlow
7 April 2021 /
Free worldwide screening and Q&A
Join VISUAL for a screening of ‘Signals & Circuits’ followed by a Q&A with programme artist Laura Fitzgerald and aemi co-directors Alice Butler & Daniel Fitzpatrick, hosted by VISUAL’s CEO and Artistic Director, Emma Lucy O’Brien
This screening is available worldwide, free tickets can be booked here
Wednesday 7th April 7pm screening, followed by Q&A 8:30pm
‘Signals & Circuits’ is a programme of contemporary moving image works by Irish and international artists Jenny Brady (IE), Jussi Eerola (FI), Laura Fitzgerald (IE), John Smith (UK), Deborah Stratman (USA) and Yoga For The Eyes (IE) curated by aemi.
Taking the ‘circuit’, with all of its possible meanings, as a conceptual framework, the programme purposefully complicates interconnected ideas relating to communication, travel and technology, highlighting films in which intimate or ordinarily private thoughts are vocalised and acts of speaking or mis/over-hearing, particularly in recorded form, take on significances other than those originally intended.
This gives rise in several instances to concerns about illicit societal control and surveillance but ultimately this programme emphasises the political and cultural value of speaking out, either to express an inner voice or strengthen the power of collective struggle.
Michelle Doyle, Eva Richardson-McCrea & Cóilín O'Connell with Jenn Moore, Yoga For The Eyes, 2018, 24:12, Ireland
Laura Fitzgerald, P45, 2017, 16:10 min, Ireland
Jussi Eerola, Blue Honda Civic, 2020, 11 min, Finland
John Smith, A State of Grace, 2019, 3:23 min, UK
Jenny Brady, Receiver, 2019, 14:36 min, Ireland
Deborah Stratman, Hacked Circuit, 2014, 15:08 min, U.S.A