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Moon Tiger Movie: Version M

A new edit of Maximilian Le Cain’s Moon Tiger Movie curated and introduced by Matt Packer will screen online as one of a series of guest curated programmes accompanying the Luminous Void: Twenty Years of Experimental Film Society exhibition at Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

8pm, Thursday 10th June

For this screening, curator and EVA International Director Matt Packer has commissioned EFS filmmaker Maximilian Le Cain to prepare a special new edit of sequences from Moon Tiger Movie (1997-2019).

Moon Tiger Movie was the culmination of Le Cain’s first two decades of filmmaking. It shaped the short films, sketches and experiments that he made during this time into a freewheeling four-part feature film. What emerged was the electronic smudge of an inner life, the nocturnal residue of an existence half-dreamed. Broken and unreconciled, Moon Tiger Movie is a testament to the compelling inconclusiveness of life and the fragility of images.

Moon Tiger Movie: Version M is an edit that focuses on Le Cain himself, both as a physical presence in front of the lens and as seeing body that conditions his subjecthood of the outer world.

The screening will be followed by a conversation in which Packer and Le Cain discuss this process and Le Cain’s work in general.

Assembled of fragments, dramatic experiments, casual observations, and sequences that come close to being a kind of exorcism of bodies that have been compelled to live between the camera and the screen, Moon Tiger Movie is neither one thing or many. It is a climate system of its own, recirculating the turbulence of its own weather. It is oceanic. It is planetary. Despite all of the individuated moments of darkness and solitude, there is something that is ultimately liberatory in the scale of the work’s overall effect.” – Matt Packer, ‘In The Dark’ from Luminous Void: Twenty Years of Experimental Film Society

Matt Packer is Director/CEO of EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art. Previous roles include Director, CCA Centre For Contemporary Art Derry ~ Londonderry (2014 – 2017); and Associate Director, Treignac Projet (2013-2016). In an independent capacity, he curated numerous exhibitions and projects including: They Call Us The Screamers, TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, Galway (2017); and Disappearing Acts, Lofoten International Art Festival, Norway (2015) (with Arne Skaug Olsen). He was one of the international mentors on the What Could / Should Curating Do programme in Belgrade (2018, 2019), and has also written for numerous magazines, journals including Frieze, Kaleidoscope, and Concreta.


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