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Studio 6 Open: Experimental Film Society (EFS) II

24 November 2014

Monday 24th November | 6pm

Studio 6 | Free admission, all welcome.

The second of six bi-monthly Experimental Film Society (EFS) screenings, taking place at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios under the Studio 6 Open programme, highlights the reach and stylistic diversity of EFS’ international membership. Bahar Samadi’s haunting, gem-like videos make very personal use of found footage to evoke a mysterious sense of loss and memory. Jason Marsh’s Pitpony and Esperanza Collado’s The Illuminating Gas both explore the raw materiality of celluloid but with contrasting approaches to rhythm. An emphasis on hypnotic rhythm and a willingness to tackle darkly erotic material characterizes the two collaborative pieces in the programme, Dean Kavanagh & Rouzbeh Rashidi’s Homo Sapiens Project (183) and Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain’s Desk 13. And the darkness continues into Hamid Shams Javi’s surreal nightmare vision of family life in contemporary Iran, The Hell With It.   

EFS is a not-for-profit entity that promotes, archives and sometimes produces work by a dozen filmmakers operating in several different countries. Although each member has a distinctive vision, they are united by an uncompromising devotion to personal, experimental cinema. They have in common an exploratory approach to filmmaking where films emerge from the interplay of sound, image and atmosphere rather than traditional storytelling techniques. EFS was founded by Dublin-based filmmaker Rouzbeh Rashidi, who continues to curate and run the organization.


1 - Les Yeux Disparus (2012) By Bahar Samadi / France / 10mins
2 - W.E (2013) By Bahar Samadi / France / 5mins
3 - Pitpony (2014) By Jason Marsh / UK / 4mins
4 - The Illuminating Gas (2012) By Esperanza Collado / Spain / 7:30mins
5 - Homo Sapiens Project (183) (2014) By Rouzbeh Rashidi & Dean Kavanagh / Ireland / 21mins
6 - Desk 13 (2011) By Maximilian Le Cain & Vicky Langan / Ireland / 8mins
7 - The Hell With It (2014) By Hamid Shams Javi / Iran / 29mins

Total Running Time: 85mins

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