A screening of short films by Shells Le Cain (Shelly Kamiel) and Maximilian Le Cain
GalleryX, 11 Hume Street, Dublin D02T889, Ireland
Fri 26 Jan 2024 19:00
Free but ticketed - register here
Partners in life and sometimes in art, Kamiel and Le Cain make films that invite viewers into an intense personal vision that is as unsettling as it is visually enticing.
Kamiel’s dark, wryly humorous films unfold like shamanic trances with Kamiel as the solitary central figure conjuring visions that dissolve memory, dream and reality into a lyrical, often psychedelic phantasmagoria. Le Cain proposes a personal relationship with cinema as a site of haunting where accepted visual and storytelling codes collapse into a personal system that approaches moving imagery as an experiential construct open to multiple claims of memory and interpretation. Both artists are associated with the Experimental Film Society, the influential filmmaking group that has redefined experimental film in Ireland.
...at large under the sun... (Maximilian Le Cain, 2021, 10 mins)
A lyrical post-apocalyptic diary movie imbued with an irrepressible chthonic joyfulness that erupts from broken stone and broken birds.
Supernova Cash Out (Shelly Kamiel, 2020, 10 mins)
An alien race from our future's past on a mission to explore dark energy sent a technologically advanced camera into what they thought was a typical black hole to record picture and sound for their 'black hole archives'. The images and sounds that emerged sent them into a state of infinite insanity...
Daughter of the Sun (Maximilian Le Cain, 2021, 24 mins)
A reimagining of the Irish legend of the Cailleach Beara or Hag of Beara which takes a personal, formally intense approach to themes of identity and cyclical time. It stars Aisling O Connell and features a soundtrack by Sarah Ellen Lundy.
Blood in the Butter (Shelly Kamiel, 2019, 21 mins)
Melt into a fluid of vibrant luscious lunacy. Memories become power and melt down into a weapon. The source of that power becomes so electrified that it becomes everything.