This year, in collaboration with aemi, the festival presents ‘To be consumed in totality’, an Artists Film Screening programme curated with and featuring work by artist-filmmaker Kevin Gaffney, looking at how we grow and consume food, and spend our time waiting for change, connection and satisfaction.
The seven artists’ works depict orchards being cared for in a desert, wild boars devouring a multi-tiered cake, a state-mandated flour consumption quota, all-consuming relationships, online identities and the sexually charged language of advertising. ‘To be consumed in totality’ explores the tension between our experience of natural and constructed realities through a wide range of processes and materials, including 16mm experimental film, fiction, documentary and archival footage.
Jennifer Mehigan, Fantasy Flesh 2.0, 25 minutes
Lana May Fleming, It’s not really about strawberries, Is it?, 46 seconds
Kevin Gaffney, A Numbness in the Mouth, 17 minutes 32 seconds
Vicki Thornton, The Centre and the Circumference, 7 minutes
Bryony Dunne, The Orchard Keepers, 24 minutes
Viktoria Schmid, Food Films, ‘alphabet soup and coffee’, 2 minutes
Greta Alfaro, In Praise of the Beast, 15 minutes