Showing posts from August, 2016

Cinema Cyanide - I'm Not a Doctor but I'll Take a Look

Cinema Cyanide is a sound project by the members of Experimental Film Society and invited artists. The creation of often darkly intense soundscapes has always been an important element of their films and art. Cinema Cyanide now brings full focus to their sonic explorations. 
"I'm Not a Doctor But I'll Take a Look was created in response to the Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills, the historical site now occupied by Cork Film Centre. Three fragmented split-screen projections of hand-processed 35mm black & white film present glimpses of mysterious characters in the post-industrial remains of the Gunpowder Mills. Their appearance and often strange actions make their era impossible to determine, giving them a ghostly resonance. But the battered, aged appearance of the film itself is as important as the images, linking the now moribund technology of celluloid film to the location's industrial past. This connection is accentuated by the other elements in the show: a selection o…

The Liberated Film Series

In 2011 I came across an hour of footage. I had to take it. Some might call this stealing but I see it as rescuing and preserving valuable material that would probably get deleted or thrown out.
I recently discovered another. However this time it was in the rubbish destined to be destroyed by the natural elements or by some sort of incinerator.
In both cases there are no credits attached. They are lost, forgotten orphans I've adopted as my own. I have attempted to edit and manipulate the footage into somethingelse but I have come to the conclusion these films are best left untouched.

Our Lady of Inchigeela
(55mins, VHS, 2016) Our Lady of Inchigeela is a report on the activities at the Gortaneadin Grotto in Inchigeela, Co. Cork in the mid 1980s. It features interviews with the child visionaries, Rosemary O'Sullivan, Marie Vaughan and Kelley Noonan as well as footage of the hundreds gathering at the Grotto attempting to communicate with the Virgin Mary.

(62mins, miniDV, 201…