Posted on: 09 Apr 2019

FILM JAM Cork

A FOUR WEEK COURSE IN ARTISTS AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKING / LED BY MAXIMILIAN LE CAIN + AOIFE DESMOND
AT THE GUESTHOUSE PROJECT SPACE / 10 CHAPEL LANE / SHANDON / MONDAYS 7PM – 9PM / MAY 6TH – 27TH

MATERIALIST FILM / PARAFICTION / PERFORMANCE / EXPANDED CINEMA
These four sessions exploring artists and experimental filmmaking are designed to immerse and inspire
both experienced artists/filmmakers and beginners alike. Established practitioners Le Cain and Desmond
will present contrasting perspectives and insights on each theme to stimulate a discursive mood of creative
investigation. Students/peers/participants are expected to be actively engaged through sharing examples
of their own work and research. This sharing will build towards the final session where everyone
participates in a kaleidoscopic improvised expanded cinema style ‘FilmJam’. This short and intense course
is designed to both challenge and excite with a combination of critical investigation and playfulness.PRICE €120 ( EARLY BIRD €100 BEFORE APRIL 15TH) / BOOKING ESSENTIAL / LIMITED PLACES / CONTACT filmjamMLCAD@gmail.comMATERIALIST FILM: What is film without subject, without image? How does the structure of a film
become the content? How is meaning constructed without narrative? These are some of the
questions explored in this introductory session.
PARAFICTION: Crossovers between the real and unreal, the fictional and documentary – in these in-
between film spaces, facts, truth and the imaginary blur and collide to create new meanings and

insights.
PERFORMANCE: An exploration of body and performance in film between live art, dance, theatre,
ritual and cinema. The filmmaker as performer and/or as director. The film acting as documentation
and/or as construct.
EXPANDED CINEMA: The group will create a live experience of film, sound and performance using
found and fabricated material. Ideas and examples from expanded cinema will be introduced as
precedent and provocation.

Maximilian Le Cain is a Cork-based experimental filmmaker and writer. He often makes films with Vicky Langan and
is affiliated with Experimental Film Society. maximilianlecain.comexperimentalfilmsociety.com

Aoife Desmond is an interdisciplinary artist who works with film, performance and other media. She also writes,
lectures, curates and works collaboratively. www.aoifedesmond.com