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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.
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
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
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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