Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and the Irish Film Institute presents a screening of ‘Daisy Chain’ by Polly Devlin.
Wednesday 24 February 2016 | 6.30pm
Irish Film Institute
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Temple Bar Gallery + Studios and the Irish Film Institute presents a screening of Daisy Chain by Polly Devlin. This film was selected by curator Megs Morley and artist Amie Siegel as part of her exhibition Imitation of Life at TBG+S running from 19 February to 2 April 2016.
Directed as a film school project by Irish-born author and journalist Polly Devlin, the film is conceived as a ‘traditional’ documentary but explodes into a whirl of ethical contradictions when Daisy, Polly’s young daughter and main subject of the film, apparently withdraws her co-operation. In front of the cameras, an emotional battle for power unfolds and the documentary enters a realm where accepted notions of objective observation collapse. Amid the accusations of manipulation and betrayal, the viewer can never be certain of the truth, never sure when the protagonists are performing for the camera and when they are genuinely its victims.
Polly Devlin, artist Amie Siegel and curator Megs Morley will participate in a post-screening Q&A