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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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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 @ 7:02 AM
You Tube Salon @ Darklight 2008
I am delivering a mash-up of my favourite YouTube clips at the Darklight Film Festival Launch at Filmbase, tomorrow evening, at 9pm. Expect clips like the one below and music videos I have already critiqued on this blog. The YouTube salon was an experiment in a communal screening environment inspired by Web 2.0 (user controlled content), and might be a hint of how we enjoy our social cinema time in the future. The director Eoghan Kidney is the driving force of The You Tube Salon at Darklight.

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@ 6:21 AM
Anne Maree Barry @ Darklight 2008
Anamnesis (2008) is screening on Sunday June 29th at 2pm at The Light House Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield, as part of the Dark Shorts programme at this years Darklight Film Festival. I have fond memories of the 2006 festival, as my experimental short Covered Road (2005) was the winner of Best Irish Short. My grin was so big that evening that I looked like a South Park character. (not Cartman)

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@ 5:56 AM
A.M. @ The Bernard Shaw

Last Saturday went very well. I made people dance which is only a good sign. I had my set quite organised (since I am beginning this new venture) but altered it considerably when people began dancing with gusto. I shall upload a mix of this set over the next few days - my main focus this week is Darklight festivities.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008 @ 8:05 AM
nic james & anne maree
@ The Bernard Shaw this sat june 21st!!

Thats right - club rap connoisseur A.M. is djing with the one and only Nic James this Saturday at the Bernard Shaw, Portobello, Dublin. Get ready for the Nic James 'bounce' as David Kitt likes to call it and from Anne Maree you can expect some rump shaking bump making tunes. Also included is an audio visual installation - interesting cat soldier visuals, air horns and gun shots.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008 @ 3:46 PM
No no No No no no
Development Stills - Rialto Twirlers © a.m.barry
The second majorette competition of the year was held last sunday - a pom pom event. I have noticed a shift in the music the majorettes' are dancing to - the current trend is rock-a-billy. However, Flo Rida and Rihanna are still quite popular. My own team - the Rialto Twirlers performed to 2-Unlimited's No Limits, which actually sounded good on the old PA system - Or perhaps I had eaten too many sweets and was also tired of repeat plays of Michael Sembello's Maniac (on the dancefloor).

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Thursday, June 12, 2008 @ 6:36 AM
Ice - Cream
I was over at Suck My Art and [dave]'s post Buff Nuff, with a chuckle-out-loud video of Roots Manuva's new single Buff Nuff, reminded me of one of my favourite tracks of late - Waxmaster's rework of Soft Tigers' Ice Cream. The original version of Mr. Ice Cream and it's video, whilst containing an element of nostalgia and humour similar to Buff Nuff does not have the same impact as the Waxmaster's rework. Have a listen and watch here:


Soft Tigers - Mr. Ice Cream

Roots Manuva - Buff Nuff

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008 @ 4:00 PM
1000 James Joyce Walks

I went on a James Joyce walking tour last year and my very first blog Tourist in Your Own City describes it. I highly recommend the walking tours, especially if one is a long-term resident in Dublin, as it distances oneself from the daily hum drum routine of walking down particular streets.

Conor McGarrigle's 1000 Joyce Walks is an international participatory art project which will stage 1000 walks, re-enacting scenes from Ulysses, in cities throughout the world to celebrate Bloomsday 2008. Participants will use the Joyce Walks website to remap routes from Ulysses to their chosen city in the world, create a map which will guide them on their walk, document their walk and use the mashup generator to create a record of their walk which will be saved in a searchable database with each mashup being embeddable.

The project is not only a celebration of Bloomsday, facilitating users to re-enact scenes from Ulysses in the tradition of Bloomsday in Dublin (differing in the crucial aspect that these walks can take place in any city in the world and are not limited to the streets of Dublin), but also acts as a tool - based on the Situationist Dérive- to navigate urban space in a new and unexpected way, creating a day of psychogeographical exploration with 1000 interventions in 24 hours across the globe. Joyce Walks seeks to reframe the everyday act of walking in familiar streets by overlaying a virtual layer of meaning onto real space enabling the user to create temporary location based interventions and temporary social spaces which tactically insert themselves into the urban environment allowing users to inscribe a new set of meanings onto the very fabric of the city.

To sign up or contact Conor regarding the project (only four days to go) click here:

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@ 3:31 PM
Studio 468 Move Out
Everything cleared out...
View from the studio
Studio contemplation view
Studio garden walk ways

My artists residency at Studio 468 at St. Andrew's Community Centre, Rialto in association with Common Ground came to an end last week. I am now studio-less - which kind of sucks. However, my documentary short with The Rialto Twirlers is progressing at full speed - exciting times.

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@ 2:37 PM
kitty kat jumps

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008 @ 3:56 PM
Steve Reich
I found this interview over on Pitchfork .I was introduced to the work of Steve Reich in art school by one of my tutors, Sean Taylor, who once gave a lecture on sound and contemporary classical music. Recently, music has begun to inform my practice directly. My documentary short concerning the Rialto Twirlers primarily focuses on rhythm, movement and colour. I have been thinking about the soundtrack for quite a while now and how it will compliment the visual - perhaps by using a continual sound and shifting the rhythm by their hypnotic movements.

Steve Reich:Part One

Steve Reich:Part Two

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@ 3:20 PM
kitty kat

My neighbour's cat visits most days. I fed her fresh butter roast turkey from Marks and Spencer's, one morning, and since then, our relationship transformed into food-love (I am her treat feeder). She jumps to my window, from a window at mid level between the ground and first floor of my house. Its a complicated move and quite high but she completes it with ease. I tried to feed her salami from Lidl today but wisely she chose not to eat it. Clever cat.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008 @ 4:51 AM
Competitive Landscapes @ Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York - Screening Documentation
Screening documentation of Competitive Landscapes at Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York. By word of mouth, a 70 year old Irish woman living in New York, for the last fifty years, attended the screening. Apparently she was heart-broken afterwards - a recollection of a time forgotten in the midst of the urban New York landscape.
Many thanks to the great Joey Huertas - who was my eyes at the screening.

Anamnesis (2008) at Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York

Flow/Loop - Dennis McNulty

Curator Nicky Gogan

Competitive Landscapes - Programme

All pics by Joey Huertas

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