'Solus' present highlights from their
recent touring programmes and a taster of upcoming international
collaborations with new films and videos from Ireland, England,
France, Germany, Mali, Mauritania, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Japan,
Russia, Korea, and Chile.
Throughout the Filmbase building these programmes
will be screening on an ongoing basis from June 24th to July 6th,
with film installations and live events on the opening Thursday.
Featuring work by collective members and friends;
Moira Tierney, David Stalling, Anthony Kelly, Zoe Greenberg, Dennis
Kenny, Alan Lambert , Dónal Ó’Céilleachair,
Stom Sogo, Masha Godovannaya.
With new additions by;
Ceila Eid & Sebastien Beranger, Tilman Küntzel, Frank Niehusmann,
Brian Bridges, Libby Fabricatore, Thea Stallwood, Denis McArdle,
Akkato, Projector Collective, Paolo Inverni, Regina Bärtschi
& Michaela Isabel Fünfhausen.
Solus has been operating since 1998, and has
provided programmes of short and experimental films for international
exhibition in New York, St. Petersburg, Marseilles, Mauritania,
Trinidad, Cairo and Luxor.
In 2009 Solus produced the 'Irish / Arabian avant-garde
film tour' which brought the work of over 20 filmmakers and artists
from Muslim, Arabic speaking countries to 8 venues around Ireland,
running concurrently with the screening of work by 15 emerging
and established Irish/international filmmakers in 3 North African
and Middle Eastern venues.
For D.E.A.F. Dublin Electronic Arts Festival in 2008 / 2009 Solus
curated programmes of new shorts from the Balkans, North Africa,
Egypt and U.S.A.
For 2010 and 2011 similar touring programmes
of new Russian and Korean work are in development
Solus is an independent film collective and platform for film-makers
working in Super-8mm / 16mm and DV. It has the dual aim of showing
Irish short and avant-garde films abroad and international short
and avant-garde films in Ireland.
Solus is co-founded and managed by: Alan Lambert ( Ireland ),
Moira Tierney ( Ireland / US ), David Stalling ( Germany ), Anthony
Kelly ( Ireland )