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Unearthing Empire

Unearthing Empire is a public event with artists’ film screenings, a talk and new commissions, taking place at The Douglas Hyde on Saturday 11 November, developed by Provost’s Fellow in Curating Aisling Clark.  The event examines Ireland’s relationship to colonialism; occupying the position of the colonised, but also its role in upholding colonial structures at […]

Summer Film Screenings
Somewhere to Disappear & Waking Life

Somewhere to Disappear Directed by Laure Flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhove / 2010 / USA / 57 mins Thursday, August 11 at 5pm and Thursday, September 15 at 5pm A documentary that follows Alec Soth’s journeys around America and the people he encountered while making his Broken Manual project.   Waking Life Directed by Richard […]

Stan Brakhage, Carolee Schneemann, Sissy

The Douglas Hyde, in association with aemi (Artists’ and Experimental Moving Image), present a programme of 16mm short-film screenings by Stan Brakhage and Carolee Schneemann: Cat’s Cradle (dir. Stan Brakhage, 1959, silent, 6 minutes) Fuses (dir. Carolee Schneemann, 1965, silent, 25 minutes) Plumb Line (dir. Carolee Schneemann, 1968-1972, with sound, 15 minutes) The films will […]

Aleksei German
Hard to Be a God (2013)

In an interview in 2014, Isabel Nolan stated that, “I’m interested in the ways that people are interested in the world – the ways that scientists, poets, philosophers, artists etc. find ways to interact with and activate the world”(1). On the occasion of her solo exhibition Calling on Gravity, Nolan has selected a screening of […]

John Boorman
Zardoz (1974)

After the major critical and box-office success of his 1972 thriller Deliverance, director John Boorman was given free reign on Zardoz, his subsequent personal project, which he also wrote and produced. Starring Sean Connery and Charlotte Rampling, it is an extraordinary example of a post apocalyptic sci-fi odyssey. After receiving wildly mixed reviews on its initial […]

Film Screening
In Saddam's Shadow: Baghdad 10 Years After the Invasion

On the occasion of his current solo exhibition, variations on a garden, Abbas Akhavan has selected to show this short documentary, a view of the Baghdad ten years after the US invasion.

Tamara Henderson
The Douglas Hyde & Irish Film Institute & aemi In Focus

This screening will be followed by a Q&A between Alice Butler and Daniel Fitzpatrick of aemi and Tamara Henderson. To coincide with Seasons End: More Than Suitcases, Henderson’s current exhibition at the Gallery, aemi have curated a screening of works featuring three recent 16mm films by the artist. Alongside those films are two additional 16mm […]

Donna Haraway
Story-Telling for Earthly Survival

The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present, in collaboration with Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, the Irish premiere of Donna Haraway: Story Telling For Earthly Survival (2016), a documentary directed by Fabrizio Terranova. The film is animated by green screen projections, archival materials and fabulation, making it an appropriately eccentric response to a truly […]

Jumana Manna
A magical substance flows into me (2015)

This beautiful 2015 film by Jumana Manna weaves through the musical traditions of a multitude of communities living in and around Jerusalem. Responding to German-Jewish ethnomusicologist Robert Lachmann’s field recordings of ‘Oriental’ groups in Palestine in the 1930s, Manna revisits the communities he studied, playing his recordings and making recordings of her own.