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Wildscreen / Scáil-fhiáin
Artists: Úna Quigley and Louise Manifold
Wild-screen/Scáil-fhiáin was a site-specific contemporary art screening featuring a range of international artists working in film as an art medium. Wild-screen was created by artists Louise Manifold and Úna Quigley.
Through presenting the works in an unusual installation context outside the more expected urban venues and using such sites to platform a critical engagement, the event aimed to explore and challenge ideas around wilderness, wildness and the cinematic sublime.
On the 7th and 8th March 2015, audiences were invited to take a pilgrimage into the epic landscape of Connemara for a weekend event. The event centred on the screening of the artists’ films over two days. The audience experienced exciting experimental film works from Irish and international artists in an industrial space, the Inagh Hatchery designed by Irish modernist architects Scott Tallon and Walker.
Situated in a secluded location in the epic Inagh Valley, the artists Úna Quigley and Louise Manifold have responded to the site of Connemara, one of last wildernesses left in Ireland, in terms of the artists they had invited to screen their films, alongside their own new works that they filmed in Connemara as part of the project.
Wild-screen is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Galway County Council, Údarás na Gaeltachta, and The Galway Arts Centre.
For more information, visit: www.wildscreenireland.com