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As part of the exhibition Desire: A Revision at IMMA and linked to our partnership with Kildare Village, we are delighted to collaborate with the Irish Film Institue (IFI) in showing the Dublin premiere of the film Glue, by artist Oisin Byrne feat. Gary Farrelly, followed by Q&A with Rachel Thomas, Head of Exhibitions at IMMA, and co-curator of Desire exhibition.

Glue is the first feature length film by Oisin Byrne. Told through manic and confessional monologues and dialogues, Gary, a crossdressing narcoleptic, delivers a comic insight into our shattered subjectivity. As Gary’s character comes off the mood-enhancing drugs used to treat his narcolepsy, time and identity are dislocated between places real and imagined: Gary’s flat in Brussels, a disintegrating Irish country house, the ‘floating train’ in Wuppertal, Gary’s own grave, and a maternity ward. Gary himself is linguistically pyrotechnic, quick-witted, and provocative, but it is the hesitation, slow-time and the intimate space of filmmaking that produce a portrait which is both tender and brutally touching.

The exhibition ‘Desire: A Revision From the 20th Century to the Digital Age’ and Desire Nights are proudly supported by Kildare Village.

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