Waterford Arts Forum Seminar and workshop for arts practitioners
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Scorpion’s Stone – a film that was never there…
In this multi-screen presentation of Maximilian Le Cain’s latest work, a mysterious underworld is evoked through the aura of obscure abandoned tapes and fictionalized video diaries to reveal the traces of a full-blown B-movie serial. Sounds and images that might mean everything or nothing hover between life and death, as do the characters that drift through them. Scorpion’s Stone makes use of multiple rhythms and visual textures to repeatedly evoke and dissolve narrative traces. The result is a unique meditation on the haunting malleability of forgotten sounds and images. This Experimental Film Society production’s cast is headed by John McCarthy, Rouzbeh Rashidi and Vicky Langan, and reads like a who’s who of a particular Irish underground film scene.
Maximilian Le Cain is an experimental filmmaker. His work proposes a personal relationship with cinema as a site of haunting. Accepted visual and storytelling codes are encouraged to collapse into a more personalized system that approaches moving imagery as an experiential construct open to possession by multiple claims of memory and interpretation.
Inside, a recent feature film collaboration with Vicky Langan, was exhibited at TULCA Festival of Visual Arts and VISUAL, Carlow.
Please be advised this exhibition contains explicit material.