In the films, created by filmmaker Matthew Thompson, with poets Sarah Clancy, Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, and WeAreGriot, the poets perform new and existing works that seek to re-interpret, merge with, or translate ideas prompted by the exhibition. Their poetic readings of the artworks present multiple perceptions.
The exhibition Ghosts from the Recent Past was presented by IMMA, and explored how urgencies of the recent past continue to inhabit the present. Framed by key political events of the past 40 years, both in Ireland and further afield, the exhibition presented artworks from the IMMA Collection from the 1980s onwards.
This series of poem films is a co-production of IMMA and the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation, in collaboration with Poetry Ireland.
It is supported by the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Fund of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.
Currently at IMMA, visitors can explore a major exhibition called The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now that showcases the IMMA Collection and the history of the Museum since 1991 to celebrate IMMA’s 30th birthday. Presented in four Chapters, each one explores specific themes within IMMA’s 30-year history. Admission is free.
Over the past two years, Irish filmmaker Matthew Thompson has created a series of films with the Brinkerhoff Foundation, in partnership with Poetry Ireland (Dublin), Druid (Galway), the 92nd Street Y (New York), and Poet in the City (London). The films represent a new approach to poetry that combines language, performance, music, and moving image.
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