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Letter to a Refusing Pilot | Akram Zaatari

O’er the Land | Deborah Stratman

These films were selected by Vic Brooks, Lucy Raven and Evan Calder Williams of 13BC to coincide with their current exhibition Fatal Act as the second instalment in a curated series of screenings.

O’er the Land is an essayistic film examining militaristic culture in the U.S. through the story of Lt. Colonel William Rankin, a pilot who survived an emergency ejection at 48,000 feet. The film is 52 minutes long and is screened courtesy of the artist.

Letter to a Refusing Pilot offers another portrait of a pilot which was originally screened at the 55th Venice Biennale. Zaatari describes of his work, “The importance of the story is that it gives the pilot a human face…I think it’s important to remember in times of war that everyone is a human being. Taking it to this level humanizes it completely, and we’re not used to this at all.” The video is 34 minutes long and is screened with kind permission from Video Data Bank.

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Stephen Sexton
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As part of our Response Series, The Douglas Hyde is delighted to announce a Writer’s Response where writer Stephen Sexton will respond to the work of Bassam Al-Sabah and his current exhibition: IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS  

Student Forum Tour

Tour of the exhibition IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS by Bassam Al-Sabah led by the Student Forum Group The Student Forum is a group of students and recent graduates who engage with The Douglas Hyde and its programming in different ways over a period of twelve months. These engagements include leading tours of our […]

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The Douglas Hyde is very pleased to announce an In Conversation event where our Director, Georgina Jackson will talk to Bassam Al-Sabah about, amongst other things, their collaboration on the IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS exhibition project. Booking required. Please complete the booking form from the link in this section.  

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IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS | Non-Visual Exploration

As part of the Seen-Unseen Project, in this non-visual exploration, Artist Clare McLaughlin will explore the work of Bassam Al-Sabah within the exhibition IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS This visit is for and with people who are visually impaired. Booking required. To register for the tour please email clare@seenunseen.ie

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IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS | Tour

Jane Fogarty is a visual artist based in Dublin. Jane has many years of experience mediating both modern and contemporary art in museum, gallery, and community settings. Jane will lead the tour group through a VTS (Visual Thinking Strategies) discussion of Bassam Al Sabbah’s current exhibition IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS This tour is […]

Anna Walsh
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As part of our Response Series, The Douglas Hyde is delighted to announce a Writer’s Response where writer and editor Anna Walsh will respond to the work of Jennifer Mehigan and her current exhibition in Gallery 2 as part of The Artist’s Eye programme.  

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