Over the past decade Experimental Film Society have been creating a landscape of deeply personal and radically experimental cinema in Ireland. The presence of eroticism is apparent across a spectrum of EFS output and the fetishism of Cinema as an apparatus is a common proclivity.
An invitation was issued to members and associated artists of EFS to create new work responding to the heading “Indecent Materials”. The resulting programme is a configuration of that material. Taking the form of six shorts and one medium length film, this material gives full attention to each filmmaker’s approach in detailing, what could be called, erotic or perverse themes. “Indecent Materials” is a combination of new and previously unscreened work that will rot the eyes, ears, teeth and loins in a display that is perhaps otherwise un-programmable.
“Everyone knows what damage is done to the soul by bad motion pictures. They are occasions of sin; they seduce young people along the ways of evil by glorifying the passions; they show life under a false light; they cloud ideals; they destroy pure love, respect for marriage, affection for the family … [the] destruction and ruin of souls”
- His Holiness Pope Pius XI, “Use and Misuse of Films”, published by the Catholic Truth Society, July 1936.
A hole in your soul.
1_Overture (6min) 2_Melone [meˈloːnə] (Anja Mahler, 4 min, 2016) 3_FEED ME (Maximilian Le Cain, 3 min, 2016) 4_Heaven’s Hole (Michael Higgins, 6 min, 2016) 5_HSP 187 (Rouzbeh Rashidi, Dean Kavanagh, 5 min, 2014) 6_Blue Orgasm (Jann Clavadetscher, 4 min, 2016) 7_HSP 185 (Rouzbeh Rashidi, Dean Kavanagh, 14 min, 2014) 8_Given That Nasty is an Egg (Jason Marsh, 42 min, 2016)
Programme duration: 84 min Curated by Dean Kavanagh
April 24th, 3PM, Tickets: 7 Euro Age restricted screening FilmBase, 2 Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2