Artist filmmaker Stephen Connolly’s work investigates cinema and representation through place, politics and history. His single screen work has been widely shown internationally since 2002 including New Contemporaries, Liverpool & London; Int’l FF Rotterdam; Ann Arbor FF, US; BlackBox, Edinburgh IFF; Videoex, Zurich; Montenegro Doc Fest (all 2015); Media City, CA; Los Angeles Film Forum; Curtas Vila do Conde, PT; Viennale, A; EXIS, Seoul; Rencontres Internationales, Paris, Berlin; Jeonju Int’l FF, Korea (2013-14); as well as Jihlava Documentary FF, CZ; Bangkok Experimental FF,Thailand; Film Institute, Dublin; Visions, Montreal, UnionDocs NYC.
A FLAMIN award recipient, he has had solo screenings at the ICA and BFI Southbank in London, and was a juror at the Ann Arbor Film Festival (Michigan, USA) in 2011. His most recent work Machine Space premiered at the London Film Festival’s Experimenta (2016).
A lyrical homage to a friend and formative influence. Tom is eloquent and effusive, yet finds no resolutions to the issues that haunt him.
Yet to whom is he speaking and how – is his speech a lecture or a conversation? How do we understand the domestic space shown – is it home or the scene of a crime?