This February, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios is delighted to co-host PLASTIK, the inaugural international festival of artists’ moving image. PLASTIK emerges from collaboration between Critical Forum Dublin (a meeting group for artists involved in the moving image), LUX, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and the Irish Film Institute. It is made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council.
Over the course of three weekends throughout February; in venues in Galway, Cork and Dublin, PLASTIK offers a distinct programme that brings international and Irish work together with a focus on contemporary artists’ moving image not previously shown in Ireland. It will offer the opportunity to view a large number of films with post screening talks with curators/artists, a programme of discursive events and live performances.
This festival is the first of its kind in Ireland and takes place in Dublin from 20th to 22nd February 2015. PLASTIK in Dublin opens with a programme of films selected by Gerard Byrne and Sarah Pierce from the LUX archive. All screening events take place at the Irish Film Institute and will include works by David Gatten (a special guest of the festival), Cerith Wyn Evans, James Richards, John Smith, Cory Arcangel, Frances Stark, and many more. A series of discursive events initiated with the support of Maeve Connolly (IADT) and Benjamin Cook (LUX), take place at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Saturday evening will feature a live performance by London based artist Hannah Sawtell and the festival will close on Sunday evening with a focus on the work of Christoph Schlingensief. Other guests of the festival include curators Filipa Ramos (Vdrome), Peter Taylor (International Film Festival Rotterdam), Guillaume Breton (Rowing Projects) and attending speakers including Regina Barunke (Temporary Gallery), George Clark (TATE) and Isla Leaver-Yap (LUX Scotland).
For the full programme of events as part of PLASTIK at TBG+S and booking information, please click here. Events are free but ticketed. Please book early to avoid disappointment.