Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Trevor Paglan
Link from Lannan Foundation

Trevor Paglen is a photographer whose work deliberately blurs the lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us. His subjects include experimental geography, state secrecy, military symbology, and visuality. He is the author of Invisible: Covert Operations and Classified Landscapes (co-authored by Rebecca Solnit); Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA's Rendition Flights; and Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World, among other books. His most recent work, The Last Pictures, is a meditation on the intersections of Deep Time (the concept of geologic time), politics, and art. Paglen's visual work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Tate Modern; the Walker Art Center; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other institutions. Distributed by

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sara Baume and Maeve Mulrennan to read in Galway on culture night

Culture Night 2014 September 19th The image of a writer
GMIT’s Centre for Creative Arts and Media Library 5.00 – 6.30

A reading and discussion by two exciting and emerging Irish writers Sara Baume and Maeve Mulrennan, whose primary degrees and foundational creative education emerges from their art college experiences. The reading takes place in the magnificent library, voted one of the top ten most beautiful in the world. The CCAM library is one of Galways hidden architectural gems and was designed by architects de Blacam & Meagher it is at the heart of the building.

Sara Baume is a fine art graduate and award winning writer. She was born in Lancashire in 1984 and grew up in Co Cork. She won the 2014 Davy Byrnes short story award, organised by the Stinging Fly in association with Dublin Unesco City of Literature. Her short stories have been published in the Moth, the Stinging Fly and the Irish Independent as part of the Hennessy New Irish Writing series. Her reviews and articles on visual art and books have also appeared online and in print. Her debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither, will be published by Tramp Press next year. She studied fine art at Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design and completed the MPhil in creative writing at Trinity College Dublin.

Art College Graduate, Maeve Mulrennan has published articles and reviews in the Visual Artists' Newsletter, Circa Magazine, Billion and Paper Journal of Visual Art and Engage: The International Journal of Visual Art and Gallery Education. Her short fiction has been published in Wordlegs, the Galway Review and the Doire Press Chapbook Competition. She is head of Visual Art & Education in Galway Arts Centre, Ireland. Currently Mulrennan is the Chairperson of Tulca Festival of Visual Art and lectures in the MA in Arts Policy in Huston School of Film and Digital Media. She has also curated the residency 'Public House' in Kildare.. She received a BA in Fine Art (Painting) from Limerick School of Art & Design, a h.Dip in Arts Policy from NUI Galway an MA Visual Art Practices from IADT Dun Laoghaire and most recently a Diploma in English Literature, German and Sociology & Politics from NUI Galway

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Slomo - story of a kind of freedom

Disillusioned with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.
Winner of over a dozen awards, including:
Best Short Documentary at SXSW
Best Short Documentary at the International Documentary Association Awards

Sunday, October 6, 2013


LEONORA CARRINGTON by Pamela Robertson-Pearce from Neil Astley on Vimeo.

LEONORA CARRINGTON (born 1917) is an English-born surrealist artist and writer who has lived in Mexico since the Second World War. She is the last surviving original member of the celebrated group of 20th-century women Surrealist artists who came together in Paris which included Leonor Fini, Frida Kahlo (co-opted by André Breton), Lee Miller, Meret Oppenheim and Remedios Varo. This video is an excerpt from the film GIFTED BEAUTY (Ragg Film, 2000) which examines the work of all six artists along with that of the contemporary Norwegian artist Vilde von Krogh. It features the interviews with Leonora Carrington (in Mexico City and New York City) used in the film made by filmmaker and assistant director Pamela Robertson-Pearce, along with her footage of Mexico (the Day of the Dead and Leonora Carrington's sculptures in the boulevard on Paseo Reforma, Mexico City). GIFTED BEAUTY was directed by Anne Kjersti Bjørn, with music by Maia Urstad and animations by Gustav Kvall.
Pamela Robertson-Pearce is an artist and filmmaker. Her other films include IMAGO: Meret Oppenheim (1996), on the artist who made the fur-lined teacup, which won several awards, including the Swiss Film Board’s Prize for Outstanding Quality and the Gold Apple Award at the National Educational Film and Video Festival in America. An excerpt from IMAGO is available on Vimeo
Pamela Robertson-Pearce has shown her work in solo exhibitions in New York and Provincetown, and in various group shows in the US and Europe. Born in Stockholm, she grew up in Sweden, Spain and England, then lived mostly in America - also working in Switzerland, Norway and Albania - before moving to Northumberland. She is available for showings of her work at festivals, exhibitions, art colleges and universities (
GIFTED BEAUTY is available on video with commentary in English or Norwegian from the Norsk Filminstitutt in Oslo. This extract has been uploaded for Pamela Robertson-Pearce who has asserted her right under Section 77 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the filmmaker who made the interviews with Leonora Carrington and footage of Mexico noted above.