To train the whole body as a tongue: curated touring programme with aemi

April 2019
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In 2019 aemi is touring two screening programmes to venues across Ireland and in the UK. These programmes have been curated and include work by acclaimed Irish artists Sarah Browne & Vivienne Dick.

“This series of films is curated around my piece, Report to an Academy (2016), whose protagonist has transformed herself from a human into an octopus. Working in an impossible, Kafkaesque environment, she chose to surrender spoken language and take on the form of the agile octopus as a way to find a ‘way out’. The other films in the programme are similarly concerned with practices of bodily exertion and effort in the service of learning, all working within and against certain constraints. Moving through the programme, the significance of the voice recedes and the other sensory capacities of the body emerge. Many of the films share a technique of a frontal address to the camera, as a singular protagonist negotiates institutions of education, illness and beauty, pushing at the limits of our sense of the possible and what bodies can (or should) do.”

– Sarah Browne

Pedagogue (1988), Stuart Marshall and Neil Bartlett, 11 minutes
In My Language (2007), AM Baggs, 9 minutes
Sticky Encounter (2016), Saoirse Wall, 10 minutes
Report to an Academy (2016), Sarah Browne, 28 minutes
Eyeballing (2005), Rosalind Nashashibi, 10 minutes

Total Running Time: 68 minutes

aemi is delighted to be working in partnership with access>CINEMA to bring both of these screening programmes to venues across Ireland –

Belltable, Limerick: Thursday April 25th @8pm, followed by Q&A with Sarah Browne and Daniel Fitzpatrick

Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford: April 3rd, followed by Q&A with Sarah Browne and Alice Butler

The Model, Sligo: Thursday May 2nd followed by Q&A with Sarah Browne and Ronnie Hughes

VISUAL, Carlow: Sunday October 6th @4pm, followed by Q&A with aemi

PÁLÁS, Galway: Wednesday Nov 27th, followed by Q&A with aemi

CCA Glasgow with LUX Scotland: Tuesday June 25th, 2019, followed by Q&A with Saoirse Wall, aemi and David Upton