SeminarsResearch — 05

Flux I: Ana Mendieta

WHO IS IT FOR

The Flux series is broadly aimed at artists, curators and anyone interested in the subject of moving image or film. The programme aims to inform and immerse participants in this visual language, challenging us as viewers to engage with and discuss the individual topics presented at each screening. 

DESCRIPTION

Flux focuses on the dialogue between the still and the moving image, reflecting on their omnipresence in visual culture. Presenting a series of screenings with a special, but not exclusive, focus on artists’ film and experimental cinema. Flux works to inform and challenge its participants by presenting these individual visual languages and perspectives to facilitate conversations around them. While some screenings will be accompanied by guest speakers, all sessions include an open conversation amongst participants.

First Screening: Ana Mendieta

Ana Mendieta, Nature Inside © Corazón Pictures, LLCAna Mendieta, Nature Inside © Corazón Pictures, LLC

To launch and introduce the programme, we present the works of Cuban artist Ana Mendieta (1948-1985) – a multidisciplinary artist, working with performance, photography, sculpting, painting, and video art. She is a key figure in the Body Art movement and is probably best known for her “earth-body” works. Addressing topics such as ecofeminism, marginalisation, identity and violence, to name a few, the programme will include: Sweating Blood (1973), Mirage (1974), Ochún (1981) and a short film from the Silueta series.

The screening will be followed by Ana Mendieta, Nature Inside (2015), a short documentary film, directed by Raquel Cecilia. The documentary is narrated through corresponding images of Ana’s work, highlighting the themes and meanings behind her work.

With a very special thank you to Galerie Lelong and Corazon Pictures.

SCHEDULE

Free Introductory Screening: Ana Mendieta
Wednesday, 7th March
7:00-8:30pm
Location: The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar Street, Dublin.

Programme:
Sweating Blood (1973), 3.18 mins.
Mirage (1974) 3.12 mins.
Ochún (1981) 8.17 mins.
Untitled from the Silueta series (1980) 4 mins.
Ana Mendieta, Nature Inside (2015) 8.23 mins.

Series of monthly screenings, last Friday of every month.
Places are very limited, so booking is mandatory: book your place now through Eventbrite.

MEMBERSHIP

There is no individual charge to attend the Flux screenings and the first introductory screening (Ana Mendieta) is free of charge. Subsequent screenings are only available to patrons. A patronage entails many exclusive benefits, including discounts to seminars, The Library Project bookshop, exclusive and priority access to events and a whole lot more. Information on how to become a patron will be released soon!

MENTOR

Flux is led and programmed by Julia Gelezova, but the format allows for a friendly and active open table discussion following the screening and some sessions will be accompanied by guest speakers.

Julia Gelezova is the General Manager of PhotoIreland Foundation. She is an experienced Arts Administrator and Manager, with a demonstrated history of working in the photography industry in Ireland, in various capacities. Skilled in Event and Project Management, with a strong interest in contemporary Photography and the Visual Arts, and a growing experience of working with international organisations. Julia has an MA in Arts Management and Cultural Policy.

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