Sanctuary/Wastelands by Alanna O’Kelly | IMMA Screen


Date(s) - 26/05/2020 - 30/06/2020






A new online screening series showcasing film and video works from the IMMA Collection.

IMMA are delighted to present IMMA Screen, a new series which celebrates film and video works from the IMMA Collection. Previously only shown in an exhibition space, this is the first time these works will be shown online. The screenings are available for a limited time only alongside a new interview with the artist. This is an exciting opportunity to view these artworks from your home and to engage with them in your own time.

IMMA Screen presents works by six artists over six months – Helen Cammock, Phil Collins, Vivienne Dick, Kevin Gaffney, Isabel Nolan and Alanna O’Kelly. Available from today, Tues 26 May, IMMA are pleased to present Sanctuary/Wastelands (1994) by Alanna O’Kelly as the first work to be screened as part of this programme. Although the work itself takes the form of a video it is deeply connected to performance and the embodied cultural expression of grief. This work was originally shown as a slide-tape installation involving three projectors.

Interview with Alanna O’Kelly
A new interview with Alanna O’Kelly exploring her work Santuray/Wastelands is available to watch.

As we reflect on the psychological implications of the newly imposed physical distancing between ourselves and others, this programme invites a timely reflection on the power and politics of representation and the continuous fabrications of the self and the other. A number of these works also deal poignantly with ideas of loss and erasure.

New screenings will be available monthly alongside interviews and related material from the IMMA Archive. Each screening will be accessible online for one month.


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