Light Moves Festival of Screendance 2017, Limerick

2 to 5 November

Light Moves, Ireland’s international festival of dance, film and media arts, is back for its fourth edition, with events across Limerick City. This year’s programme features world class dancers, filmmakers, visual artists and musicians from Ireland and as far afield as China and Iran. Highlights include works by Aernout Mik (Netherlands), Harun Farocki (Czech Republic), Cindy Sherman (USA) and Amanda Coogan (Ireland). The festival will feature live dance and music performances, exhibitions, film screenings from an open call submission, workshops, a festival symposium, talks and more.

The installation series Screendance in the Gallery at the Limerick City Gallery of Art presented in collaboration with Light Moves will run 2 November to 14 January, featuring video pieces by Aernout Mik, Harun Farocki, Cindy Sherman and Rosemary Butcher along with works from the ground-breaking Carriageworks commission 24 Frames Per Second.

Light Moves 2017 will feature a significant line up of Irish artists and films including Amanda Coogan: Long Now, which captures Amanda Coogan during a gruelling six-week live durational exhibition.

At the festival’s Symposium Dr Erika Balsom will give a talk on Moving Bodies: Capture and Control in the Late Works of Harun Farocki (whose Workers Leaving The Factory In Eleven Decades can be seen at the LCGA exhibition.) Ailbhe Murphy, Director of Create, will lead a forum addressing Screendance and Community: Community, Place and Collaborative Arts, with leading artists Lucy Cash, Emily Claid, Mary Nunan and Monica Spencer.

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