About MExIndex

The MExIndex online database for the visual arts is a searchable resource with free access to key information on experimental and artists’ moving image works by artists in Ireland. It includes listings of moving image works and writings about these works in relation to Irish culture and society.

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The function of the MExIndex is to collect and collate information on Irish visual arts-based moving image work; to make this information easily available; and to promote critical writing about this genre of visual art.

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Defining Artists Moving Images

Experimental film making/artists moving images is an area of the visual arts which concentrates on the questioning how film can be perceived in a contemporary context, and its impact when conventional approaches are deconstructed. It is fundamentally a way of seeing the moving image free from preconditions and the carapace of conventions.

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Shared Themes and Contexts

In this section we showcase examples of how works have been explored by our visiting curators. This illustrates some of the many ways there are of finding commonalities between works. It is aimed at those wishing to select works for exhibition or screenings from this ever growing body of visual artists' moving images.

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