Premiere of Mná and Sons by Aoife Desmond with a programme of films co-curated by Aoife Desmond in collaboration with aemi.
The films in this programme respond to the multiple heritages of a place. Screening here for the first time, Aoife Desmond’s new film Mná and Sons explores overlapping layers of place through an examination of built residue, feral landscapes and embodied reanimation of site through ritualised performance. This approach is echoed in different ways throughout the programme in works by Charlotte Pryce, Rosalind Fowler and Onyeka Igwe. Ranging from minute observation of a forest understory, constructed participatory rituals for an urban community and decolonisation through a re-editing of the ethnographic gaze, human heritages collide with non-human and architectural infrastructures. This film screening accompanies the architectural heritage seminar at TEST SITE and is curated by Aoife Desmond in collaboration with aemi.
Charlotte Pryce, Discoveries on the Forest Floor, 2007, hand processed 16mm (SD transfer), colour, silent, 4 min
Total running time 118 mins
Charlotte Pryce, Discoveries on the Forest Floor
Rosalind Fowler and Fourthland (Isik Sayarer and Eva Knutsdotter), Breadrock: I feel like doing this
Onyeka Igwe, Specialised Technique
Aoife Desmond, Mná and Sons