aemi Screening | To Train the Whole Body as a Tongue

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Updated: November 22nd, 2018

Supporting and Exhibiting Artists’ and Experimental Moving Image

aemi Screenings 

Company/Artists Name: aemi & Sarah Browne

Title of the show: To train the whole body as a tongue

Show date: Thursday, 25th April, at 8pm

Ticket Price: €8

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Browne to introduce the programme and take part in a post-screening discussion with aemi’s Alice Butler.

 

Sarah Browne has curated a series of short films accompanying her piece, Report to an Academy (2016), whose protagonist has transformed herself from a human into an octopus. The films in this programme engage with practices of bodily exertion and effort in the service of learning, within certain constraints.

“This series of films is curated around my piece, Report to an Academy (2016), whose protagonist has transformed herself from a human into an octopus. Working in an impossible, Kafkaesque environment, she chose to surrender spoken language and take on the form of the agile octopus as a way to find a ‘way out’.

The other films in the programme are similarly concerned with practices of bodily exertion and effort in the service of learning, all working within and against certain constraints. Moving through the programme, the significance of the voice recedes and the other sensory capacities of the body emerge.

Many of the films share a technique of a frontal address to the camera, as a singular protagonist negotiates institutions of education, illness and beauty, pushing at the limits of our sense of the possible and what bodies can (or should) do.”– Sarah Browne

Programme:

To train the whole body as a tongue – curated by Sarah Browne 

Pedagogue (1988), Stuart Marshall and Neil Bartlett, 11 minutes

AM Baggs (2007), In My Language, 9 minutes 

Sticky Encounter (2016), Saoirse Wall, 10 minutes

Report to an Academy (2016), Sarah Browne, 28 minutes

Eyeballing (2005), Rosalind Nashashibi, 10 minutes
(Total Running Time: 68 minutes)
To read a review of Sarah Browne’s Report to an Academy in MAP magazine please see here

aemi is an Arts Council-funded initiative that supports and regularly exhibits moving image works by artists & experimental filmmakers. For more information visit www.aemi.ie

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