Illuminating Art & Ideas
With this selection of Irish experimental films, MEx15 showcases a range of work produced by Irish artists working with the moving image. The exhibition draws from the MEx Index, a new national database of Irish artists’ film that will be launched on the exhibition’s opening night. It will present the films both of the few Irish artists who worked with the moving image in the twentieth century and of a growing wave of practitioners who have embraced the medium in the past 15 years.
With the aim of bringing Irish artists’ moving images to a wider audience, MEx (Maynooth Experimental) was founded in June 2014 by visual artist Fifi Smith, with the support of Kildare County Council Arts Service, and the School of English, Media & Theatre Studies, Maynooth University.