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Irish artist and film-maker Vivienne Dick discusses a selection of works presented at IMMA with Selina Robertson, freelance writer and film programmer of Club des Femmes based in the UK. Their discussion together will explore the locations, themes and characters that span Dick’s compelling film making practice of the last four decades. This talk gives a deeper understandings of artist’s unique approach to film that continues to evade distinctions of documentary, fiction, video art and music in dealing with social and sexual politics. This talk is programmed in conjunction with the current exhibition Vivienne Dick, 93% STARDUST, presented at IMMA from 16 June–15 October 2017.

About the Artist

Vivienne Dick

Irish filmmaker and artist Vivienne Dick began making Super 8 films in New York in the late 1970’s. Dick became a key figure in the avant-garde ‘No Wave’ scene together with musicians, filmmakers and artists including Nan Goldin, Lydia Lunch, Arto Lindsay and James Chance. Retrospectives of Dick’s work have been held at Seville European Film Festival, 2016, Tate Modern, 2010, Crawford Art Gallery, 2009, and Berlin Film Festival in 1988. The exhibition 93% STARDUST took place at IMMA in 2017.

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About the Speaker

Selina Robertson is a freelance film programmer and writer. For the past 20 years she has worked in cultural film exhibition with a variety of organisations such as the BFI, The Film Council and the Independent Cinema Office. In 2007, she co-founded Club des Femmes, a queer feminist film curating collective with Sarah Wood.Most recently Club des Femmes curated ‘Being Ruby Rich’ at the Barbican, a film season celebrating the work of feminist cultural theorist B. Ruby Rich. Selina is currently doing a film PhD at Birkbeck researching London’s 1980s-1990s queer and feminist film curatorial histories.

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We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June.  A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.