Archive for September 10th, 2009

Darklight X Announced

10th September 2009 by Maura McHugh

Darklight X: New World Order (October 8 – 11), Ireland’s celebration of art, film and technology, is a three-day event involving performances, screenings, workshops, seminars, symposiums, visual art happenings and much more. This year the festival is taking over Dublin’s Smithfield district, where the Lighthouse Cinema and other venues will host a feast of events.

Highlights include:

  • A public interview and workshop with legendary music video director Mark Romanek. Mark directed the classic video for “Hurt” by Johnny Cash, and has worked with everyone from Michael Jackson and Madonna to Nine Inch Nails and Jay-Z.
  • The Irish premier of a major new video instillation, Three Potential Endings, from two-time Turner Prize nominee Willie Doherty, on Smithfield Plaza.
  • A celebration of Oscar-nominated Irish animation company Brown Bag.
  • Collaborations with cutting-edge Irish companies thisisnotashop, Synth Eastwood, Nartystation and Performance Corporation.
  • A discussion with Anna Troberg, the Vice-Chairwoman of Sweden’s Pirate Party the political outfit dedicated to radical copyright reform who recently won two seats in the European elections.
  • Ten Irish filmmakers conspire to produce a brand new feature film in seven days! It’s our latest DIY movie spectacular, Hotel Darklight!
  • The World Premiere of Vincent Moon’s stunning Irish-lensed concert movie R.E.M. Live At The Olympia.
  • The debut of Virtual Cinema 2.0, the Irish Film Board’s latest round of cutting-edge on-line short films.
  • A screening of Brendan Muldowney’s Savage, the most controversial Irish film of 2009.
  • A weekend long Performance Lab with acclaimed artist Amanda Coogan.
  • The EA Hub Gaming Station, a spectacular outdoor gaming extravaganza.
  • O Canada! Screenings celebrating 70 years of the Canadian Film Board.
  • Plus: The Straylight visual art trail and unexpected happenings aplenty…

Booking information will be available on the web site from Friday, September 11 2009.