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Raking Lights. Photo Credit: James Richards

Plastik Festival of artists’ moving image is coming to Dublin from Friday 20th until Sunday 22nd February 2015.

The festival will feature a series of screenings, talks and live performance across the IFI and Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, all related to artists who work with moving images.

If you’re tired of the same old formula getting churned at you each week down your local megaplex, this could be right up your street.

Highlights include a Sunday screening of Christoph Schlingensief’s ‘The African Twin Towers’ (2009) in the IFI at 6pm; a provocative work evoking 9/11, mythology and colonialism.

The stand-out event on the Saturday sees London based artist Hannah Sawtell perform live at 10pm. She creates unique audio-visual performances using dense environments of digital noise, sound and light. You can view some fan-shot video of her London 2013 performance here.

James Greenway, Heads

Heads. Photo Credit: James Greenway

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Across the weekend will be a series of talks discussing what it is like to work as an audio-visual artist in the post-internet age and will feature Irish and international pieces including James Greenway’s ‘Heads‘.

The Dublin event follows the Cork and Galway iterations of Plastik Festival. This is the first festival of its kind that has been put on in Ireland so if you’re a fan of audio projects that are slightly left of centre, this one is for you.

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