port | river | city takes the form of a unique programme of screenings and site-specific moving image installations curated by Alice Butler & Daniel Fitzpatrick of aemi and artist Cliona Harmey. port | river | city’s Culture Night event will focus on the contributions of three artists – Cliona Harmey, Vanessa Daws and Dan Shipsides.
Vanessa Daws Installation
Vanessa Daws’ art practice explores place through swimming and for port | river | city she has created a new multi-screen Liffey-based work. Daws’ work will be back-projected onto the street-level windows of the Dublin Docklands Dublin City Council building on Custom House Quay.
Cliona Harmey, Endpoint
Cliona Harmey’s Endpoint, made especially for port | river | city, comprises live footage from the interior of Poolbeg Lighthouse, offering the public the chance, for a limited time, to experience a view that is ordinarily out of reach. This moving image work also lays bare the sophisticated technology of lighthouse mechanisms and foregrounds the network of which they form part, a precursor to the systems integral to more contemporary internet technologies.
Dan Shipsides T5 Field Cinema
A core feature of port | river | city is Dan Shipsides’ mobile T5 Field Cinema. Designed to bring artist and experimental moving image works to remote locations, this mobile cinema uses a converted T5 generation VW van to screen works selected to respond to or inform the environment in which they are shown. T5 will pull up to two different locations on two dates over the course of the project to screen two custom-made programmes – including Dan’s own new film work – hopefully drawing attention from an audience made up of both the curious onlooker and the avid spectator.
The T5 Field Cinema will park further down on North Wall Quay (opposite new Central Bank) on Culture Night Friday September 22nd 19:00
Works by Dara Flanagan, Amanda Beech, Helouise O’Reilly, David Donohoe, Semi-Conductor, William Raban and Shipsides & Beggs will screen on September 22nd.