Curated by aemi, ‘Signals & Circuits’ is a programme of contemporary moving image works by Irish and international artists Jenny Brady (IE), Jussi Eerola (FI), Laura Fitzgerald (IE), John Smith (UK), Deborah Stratman (USA) and Yoga For The Eyes (IE).
Taking the ‘circuit’, with all of its possible meanings, as a conceptual framework, the programme purposefully complicates interconnected ideas relating to communication, travel and technology, highlighting films in which intimate or ordinarily private thoughts are vocalised and acts of speaking or mis/over-hearing, particularly in recorded form, take on significances other than those originally intended. This gives rise in several instances to concerns about illicit societal control and surveillance but ultimately ‘Signals & Circuits’ emphasises the political and cultural value of speaking out, either to express an inner voice or strengthen the power of collective struggle.
aemi Co-Director Daniel Fitzgerald will be present at the screening to introduce the programme and the individual films.
‘Signals & Circuits’ film info:
‘Signals & Circuits’ is aemi’s 2021 touring programme, further upcoming screenings include 6:30pm Wednesday 20 October at Pálás Cinema, Galway. More information on the tour is available here