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aemi Touring Programme; Delirious Rhythm, 1936-2017

aemi Screening; To Train The Whole Body as a Tongue

Films selected by Vivienne Dick

Curated on the occasion of '93% Stardust', Vivienne Dick's major retrospective at IMMA in 2017, 'Delirious Rhythm' comprises a personal selection of films that inspire her internationally acclaimed experimental film work. The films chosen for this programme are about anarchic moments, about being alive to music, to rhythm, and the value of staring into space. In an era obsessed with targets and prescriptive living, the significance of daydreaming and dawdling is often overlooked. This programme serves as a reminder of the important role played by chance interaction and sheer nerve in creativity. Featuring works by Len Lye, Helen Levitt, Masha Godovannaya, Vivienne Dick, D.A. Pennebaker, Moira Tierney, Bev Zalcock & Sara Chambers, Sarah Pucill and Chantal Akerman, this exhilarating programme foregrounds films that relate to the street, the domestic and the unconscious.

  • A Colour Box (1936), Len Lye (3 minutes)
  • In The Street (1948), Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb + James Agee, (17 minutes)
  • The First Round Dance (2001), Masha Godovannaya (3 minutes)
  • Trisha's Song (2008), Vivienne Dick (3 minutes)
  • Daybreak Express (1953), D A Pennebaker (5 minutes)
  • American Dreams # 3: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness (2002), Moira Tierney (5 minutes)
  • Southwark Spring (2017), Bev Zalcock & Sara Chambers (3 minutes)
  • Backcomb (1995), Sarah Pucill (7 minutes)
  • Saute ma ville (1968), Chantal Ackerman (13 minutes)
  • Two Little Pigeons (1990), Vivienne Dick (4 minutes)
  • Untitled No. 1 (2005), Masha Godovannaya (4 minutes)

(Total running time: 67 minutes)

Admission: €8 / €6 Concession

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aemi is an Arts Council-funded platform that supports and regularly exhibits moving image work by artists & experimental filmmakers. aemi is delighted to be working in partnership with access>CINEMA to bring two screening programmes to venues across Ireland in 2019. To find out more about aemi see





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