DAVID STALLING & ANTHONY KELLY
Sounding Arrival ( 6 mins ) / Asphalt ( 3.5 mins ) / Reheat
( 1 min )
/ Treehouse ( 4 mins ) / Different Shine ( 4 mins ) / Sweetwater
min ) / Ghost Signals ( 14 mins )
Ghost Signals 1-7, white nose, faults, wind noise, digital
artefacts. The layering of these often discarded elements
becomes the fabric of this series of audio visual compositions.
Total running time: 30 minutes http://www.farpointrecordings.com
SOLUS COLLECTIVE & FRIENDS
Johnny Kelly (3.30min, dvd, Ireland)
Shelly the lobster discovers a record player languishing
beneath the waves - with claw as needle, he discovers the
joys of its music ... can't live with it, can't live without
Mary Sue Connolly (5mins, dv/dvd, Ireland/Mali)
A few miles outside of Segou, in Mali, a young medicine
man details the physical and metaphysical properties of
a particular tree, which is in fact two trees in one.
Taysir Batniji (8mins, dvd, Palestine)
Waiting, waiting, waiting ... a captive population whose
true predicament gradually reveals itself over the course
of this most patient of videos.
Nead An Dreolin
James Kelly (4mins, dvd, Ireland)
Nead An Dreolin is a series of short films exploring the
poetry of six Irish language poets. Contemporary footage
combines with archival images from the Film Archive in Dublin,
bringing to life the recent past of our living language.
For this screening, we have chosen Ar Eiti by Gearoid Mac
Loch, from Belfast, Northern Ireland
American Dreams No.4
Moira Tierney (8mins, 16mm, Ireland/New York)
A mural painted in honour of Amadou Diallo (who lived just
down the block) on Elder Avenue in the Bronx; daily life
in the 'hood, where people are de facto targets for police
bullets, but go about their daily lives regardless, doing
shopping, sweeping the street, looking after the kids ...
Usama Alshaibi (5mins, dvd, Iraq)
Abstracted Arabic meditations for the 21st century viewer
Donal O'Ceilleachair (5min, dvd/35mm, Ireland)
Inspired by Stan Brakhage's Mothlight, the children of Coláiste
Ghobnatan, Scoil Chúil Aodha, Scoil Bhaile Mhúirne,
Scoil Chill na Marta, Scoil Ré na nDoirí,
Scoil Bhéal Átha'n Ghaorthaidh and Scoil Mhuire
i mBéal Ath'n Ghaorthaidh (7 schools in County Cork,
Ireland) have made their own collective 35mm collage animation
La Dream Team
Atelier Cinematographique Film Flamme (3mins, dvd, France/Comoros/Ireland)
An extract from Cine Joliette: shot and recorded by children
from the projects opposite the Polygone Etoile cinema in
Marseilles: can you make it to the mosque, if the heady
sounds of Coupe-Decale, France's latest African music craze,
beckon from the balcony?
Total running time: 42 minutes
COLLECTIVE & FRIENDS EXTRAS
American Dreams No. 3: Moira Tierney ( 5 mins ) /
3 Holes: Zoe Greenberg ( 3 mins ) /
Zoe Greenberg: In the quiet of the editing room, I sat pondering
my hero worship of the great men of avant-garde film. Finally
I began to work, and using footage found in the cuttings
bin, I crafted a meditation on my absentee father.
3 Blankets: Alan Lambert ( 3 mins ) /
'3-Blankets' is a reworking of Zoe Greenberg's '3-Holes'.
I screened an NTSC copy of Zoe's film on a PAL camera and
the abstract but very colourful and mathematical patterns
are the result of this clash of formats. Something so regimented
and visually engaging coming from the chance occurrence
and in such a grey area as the ether between European and
American technology, I found thought provoking. Some of
Zoe's original film does telegraph through, although I have
added some vocal looping to the soundtrack to stir up the
traditional and ethnic undertones that the patterns evoke,
to my eyes recalling Aztec or Navajo blankets.
Asphalt: Anthony Kelly & David Stalling ( 4 mins 30
sec ) /
Oort Baby: Alan Lambert ( 1 min )
A one-minute film made for Fugitive Projects '60 Second
Video Festival 2009'.
Visibility Moderate: 1981 ( 45 mins ) / Saccade: 2004 (
3 mins ) / Excluded by the Nature of Things: 2002 ( 8.5
mins ) / Like Dawn to Dust: 1983 ( 5 mins )
Total Running time: 61.5 mins
Vivienne Dick's career was kick-started in New York, when
she emigrated from Donegal in 1975 and entered into the
world of the post-punk 'No Wave' scene. Her early films
cast musicians and friends as the protagonists acting out
disjointed narratives on NY streets, with a veritie style
and a voyeurism, influenced by Andy Warhol and the Factory,
Jack Smith as well as her contemporaries, Nan Goldin and
Her subsequent body of work, made in Ireland and London,
continued these elements while taking a more documentary
lead, and later as multi-channel installation. Her work
is notable also for its exploration of gender and relationships
and much of her work features female protagonists, in fiction
This Monkey: 2008 ( 7 mins ) / SOG: 2007 ( 10 mins ) / Fall:
2008 ( 11 mins ) / Burn: 2002 ( 10 mins ) / Hereafter: 2004
( 10 mins )
Running time: 48 mins
Paddy Jolley was born in Co. Down in 1965. He studied art
in the National College of Art and Design and graduated
in 1989 with a B.A. in Fine Art Print. In 1991 be moved
to Prague in Czechoslovakia and began to concentrate on
photography. Since then he has exhibited in Dublin, Berlin,
Prague, Vienna and Zurich, London and New York. He has an
M.A. in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New
York. He has collaborated extensively with Reynold Reynolds.
Many festivals have screened and awarded such filmworks
as; Seven Days 'Til Sunday (1998, short, co-dir), The Drowing
Room (2000, short, co-dir), Burn (2002, short, co-dir),
Sugar (2004, co-dir), HereAfter (2004, short install, co-dir),
Sog (2007, short), Fall (2008, short)
Ivana's Answers: 2001 ( 10 mins ) / 56 Inch Fantasy ( 5
mins 26 sec ) / The Actress: 2003 ( 4 mins )
Running time: 19 mins 20 secs
Jaki Irvine’s art has to do with the acknowledgment
of strangeness, "From the toothless girl in Sweettooth
(1993-94), to the interactions between humans and animals
in In a World Like This (2006). How odd other people are.
How the world seems full of coincidences and signs meant
just for me one moment, and utterly meaningless the next.
How everything seems coherent, and then suddenly falls apart.
Irvine’s oeuvre, comprising mainly films and videos,
most often in the form of installations, explores not only
the extremes of passion, of love and hate, of possession
and loss – to the point at which these emotions become
unrepresentable – but also the mundane and the everyday,
the things that happen on a walk to the park or a trip on
the underground, where people’s paths cross, and encounters
are missed". (Michael Newman, 2008)
Jaki Irvine is one Ireland’s most respected contemporary
artists. She was born in Ireland in 1966, and while she
has lived in both the UK and Italy for extended periods
she now lives and works in Dublin. She has exhibited widely
through the UK and Europe and and her work is held in various
She is represented by the Kerlin Gallery, Dublin and Frith
St. Gallery, London.
KRATKOFIL FESTIVAL, JUNE 16-20, BANJA LUKA, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
'SOLUS" screening and Alan Lambert film workshop.
Solus will be screened their new programme of shorts and
experimental films at this years festival. This is the new
programme which was premiered in Anthology Film Archives
in New York last November and it contains works by the collective
members and invited Irish and international film-makers
like Masha Godovannya, Stom Sogo and more;
Kratkofil is an international short film festival
that has taken place in the city of Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina,
since 2007. Kratkofil promotes alternative film expression,
and is a project of Creative Artists Association "Lanterna",
a Banjaluka based NGO. In initiating the festival
the members of "Lanterna" wanted to organize
a film event where both professionals and amateurs
involved in film art would have an opportunity to
enjoy, explore and support non-mainstream films.
SOLUS @ CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM MARKET, Feb 2nd to
The first 'Solus' Collection of International Avant-Garde shorts
are being presented this week at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film
Market in France, by Corona Cork Film Festival Director Mick Hannigan.
"Clermont-Ferrand is the Cannes of short film, the single
most important market for short film, and also one of the most
prestigious short film festivals. It is attended by programmers
of the major short film festivals, by short film agencies, by
buyers and distributors. Cork has had a long association with
the Clermont-Ferrand festival since we assisted them with the
first major International retrospective of Irish short films in
1996. In 2007 and 2008 we hosted the Irish Short Film stand with
some success." Una Feeley, Cork Film Festival.
The Short Film Market runs from February 2nd to 6th 2009.
Programmes supported by Culture Ireland and the Irish Film
Vivienne Dick - 'Visibility Moderate'
DVD LAUNCH, DUBLIN
The first of the collective Dvd compilations
'Solus & guests at Anthology Film Archives
NYC', was launched in 'This Is Not A Shop' Gallery;
7:00pm Tues 19th Feb 2008
26 Benburb Street, Dublin 7
(between Museum and Smithfield stop - Redline
The Solus DVD and the Irish animation programme compiled
for Trinidad were screened and discussed with the
students at the Fine Art Faculty of 'South Valley'
University in Luxor, Egypt, on April 13 / 14
This year Solus collaborated with The Jameson Dublin
International Film Festival to bring Jonas Mekas to
Dublin for a 4 day retrospective of his films.
Jonas Mekas has been one of the leading figures of
American avant-garde filmmaking or the "New American
Cinema". Mekas founded Anthology Film Archives,
one of the world's largest and most important repositories
of avant-garde films. Anthology hosted the first American
Solus programme in 1999.
THE JAMESON DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
JONAS MEKAS RETROSPECTIVE IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOLUS:
AS I WAS MOVING AHEAD OCCASSIONALLY I SAW BRIEF GLIMPSES
SUN 17 FEB / IFI / 1.00PM
THE BRIG AND NOTES ON THE CIRCUS
MON 18 FEB / IFI / 4;00PM
REMINISCENCES OF A JOURNEY TO LITHUANIA
TUES 19 FEB / IFI / 4.00PM
A LETTER FROM GREENPOINT
WED 20 FEB / IFI / 4.00PM
INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Solus sourced the Irish feature films for the Alexandria
selectors. Director Declan Recks' 'Eden', from Samson
Films, featured at the festival in August.