We welcome the American filmmaker Eve Heller to Cork to present this special programme of work.
Her award winning work has been widely shown, both in the U.S. and internationally, at such venues as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Collective for Living Cinema, the New York Film Festival, Pacific Film Archives, Toronto’s Cinematheque Ontario, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and the Austrian Filmmuseum in Vienna. Eve currently lives and works in Vienna.
Through her manipulation of found footage, Heller exploits the particular qualities of 16mm black & white film – and colour in the case of Ruby Film – to create richly textured pieces which function like haikus, revealing their meaning in startling ways.
Eve will introduce the show, and host a question and answer session post-screening.
Last Lost (1996, 14mins)
A parable about coming of age in a shifty world of slipping terms, with a central ismian protagonist who is witness, victim and agent of a perplexing human universe.
Her Glacial Speed (2001, 4mins)
The world as seen in a teardrop of milk…
Astor Place (1997, 10mins) The unscripted choreography of the street: its dance of gazes and riddle of identities.
Behind This Soft Eclipse (2004, 10mins) A sense of the corporeal and the riddle of absence, of being alive and mortal, both subject and object in one’s mind.
Ruby Skin (2005, 5mins)
A found footage film that taps into the poetic tradition of the language cut-up.