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I started this blog in 2007. No one had heard of The Wire and I was making experimental films that a select few saw. My initial tagline for this blog was: 'I write concisely. always. I'm trying to improve this - however, sometimes few words work better'. Then I found Twitter. However, I still post here once a week, so feel free to comment or just to simply say hii.
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Monday, May 26, 2008 @ 3:50 AM
Paddy Considine @ Darklight 2008
Words cannot express my excitement regarding Paddy Considine's special Darklight/Screen Training Ireland Masterclass at Darklight 2008. He also is introducing a screening of Shane Meadows' modern masterpiece Dead Man's Shoes, which he co-wrote and stars in. The screening also features Considine's directorial debut Dog Altogether - see clip below. I wrote about the visceral qualities of Dead Man's Shoes in a January post called Docu-fiction and it would appear that Dog Altogether contains similar attributes. Joining Considine at Darklight '08 is Barry Ryan, the Head Of Production of Warp's new offshoot Warp X, who will be participating in a low-budget filmmaking symposium. Darklight have not announced their full programme yet, but their new website with programme highlights can be seen here - Darklight

In addition, I have a plan - which is to get Paddy to autograph my DVD cover of A Room For Romeo Brass and a graphic novel I have of Dead Man's Shoes. Subsequently I will either faint with shyness or babble insanely about how much I liked his mustache in Hot Fuzz.

Paddy Considine Interview at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 @ 3:50 PM
Competitive Landscapes @ Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
Anamnesis (2008) gets its first screening at the Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, next week.

Competitive Landscapes
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Recent film and video from Ireland
Curated by Nicky Gogan and Paul Rowley

THURSDAY 29th MAY 2008
Screening starts 6:30 pm sharp

Sara Meltzer Gallery
525-531 W 26th Street, New York NY 10001

Image: Anamnesis Anne Maree Barry. 2008

In the gallery foyer
Dennis McNulty - flow/loop

Screening Programme
Garrett Phelan - Competitive Landscape
Anne Maree Barry - Covered Road
Christine Molloy & Joe Lawlor - Joy
Vivienne Dick - Saccade
Patrick Jolley - Hereafter
Niamh Murphy - Let me be frank
Anita Delaney - December 2006. Version 1
Anne Maree Barry - Anamnesis


Competitive Landscapes is a collection of moving image works by contemporary Irish artists. The Ireland of today presents us with a radically renovated social landscape - a country transformed by fifteen years of economic boom, unprecedented immigration, and an uneasy peace in the North. Against this backdrop a vibrant art scene has also grown over the last decade. Some of the works in the programme explore the residue of this history, ideas of recall and re-enactment, some collapse these narratives and timelines into contemporary contexts. The programme brings together a diverse collection of Irish artists; from Vivienne Dick who first came to prominence with her No Wave Super 8 films shot in New York in the late 1970's, to artists such as Anita Delaney and Niamh Murphy who are showing their first videos here.

For more information on the artists go to


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Curators
Nicky Gogan set up the Darklight Film Festival in 1999 to provide a platform for Irish and international artists and film makers through screening programmes, exhibitions, seminars, and an international touring programme. Nicky worked as curator of exhibitions at The Digital Hub and is a founding member of DATA, the Dublin Art and Technology Association, a development group to encourage creative dialogue between film, art, and technology.

Born in Dublin, based in Brooklyn, Paul Rowley works primarily with film, video and photography. He has worked in collaboration with Memphis born artist David Phillips since 1998. David and Paul were recently commissioned to create a permanent multi-screen artwork for LAX airport, and were awarded the Glen Dimplex Artists’ Award, the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s annual contemporary art prize. Paul also won the 2006 Irish American Arts Awards, in both the under 35 category and the overall prize.

Nicky and Paul’s first feature film, a documentary called Seaview, was shot in Mosney, Ireland’s Coney Island - a former holiday camp which is now used as a holding center for asylum seekers. The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February.

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@ 2:28 PM
Ghislain Poirier
J'ai hate de rencontrer Ghislain

Labelled as 'global ghetto tech' Ghislain Poirier djs at Kaboogie, Traffic, this Friday. I included his remix of Brooklyn Anthem - Team Shadetek - on my Missognus Mix. The Montreal-based producer's blend of ragga, hip-hop and grime beats are quite infectious - if this gig is as good as Buraka Som Sistema (Crawdaddy, Oct Bank Holiday Weekend 2007) then I better wear my trainers.

Ghislain Poirier - My Space Link

Ghislain Poirier - Blazin feat. Face T

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@ 1:07 PM
Absence makes the heart grow
My absence on this blog has been due to a number of elements - some meets, contemplative moods, a 16mm film course, live music and social behavior. This was a necessity as there are only so many clips one can watch on You Tube for inspiration.
Jamie Lidell @ The Academy, Dublin

Jamie Lidell at The Academy (May 3rd) was a disappointment. He came out on stage and burst into song - without taking a breath he sang two more. His voice does sound great live but I felt uncomfortable - it was obvious that he was going through the hundrum routine of another gig. The best part was when a member of his backing band started messing with a vocoder (it was so ridiculous that I laughed out loud) - and Lidell went back to what he knows best - using effects and samples. At the latter half of the gig he repeated the 3 songs he sang at the start but with a different rhythm. This is something you can have perhaps at a dancehall show but maybe not at this kind of gig - especially when I had actually paid for my ticket. The main thing I'll take from this gig is that there is only one person that can get away with wearing silk-pjama-like trousers on stage, and that's Jamie Lidell.

Jamie Lidell @ The Academy, Dublin

Ghostface Killah was at the Tivoli, May 15th. The first forty minutes were kind of great, however it abruptly transformed into a pantomime. Girls from the crowd were asked to go on stage to dance around to a track about pussy. It subsequently got worse with a battle between Dub-a-lin wannabe rappers - which was embarrassing. No encore, just the guys that MC with Ghostface selling t-shirts and CDs - shouldn't that happen in the venue - not from the stage?

GhostFace Killah @ The Tivoli, Dublin - last pic - pimping out merchandise

After all these disappointments, I went to Ladytron last Friday (May 16th) at Tripod with no expectations. They revived my interest in live music - making visual cinematic landscapes with their sound. If they are at The Electric Picnic this year I will definitely go and see them.
Nothing beats women that rock.

Ladytron @ Tripod, Dublin
Ladytron @ Tripod, Dublin
all pics by A.M.

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