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A Chuisle mo Chroí

Erin M McCuskey

26 Apr to 5 May 202410:00am to 4:00pmFilm ShootResidencyScreeningTalks

Down the stairs and into the dim dark of the Emporium Basement come and dance with filmmaker Erin McCuskey while she peels apart layers of self-belonging. Revelling in time-based cinematic practices, her work is at the intersection of dance and film. Will you dare come and be filmed?

A chuisle mo chroí is a symbol of deep affection or emotional connection used in Irish poetry, music, and literature. In Gaeilge (Irish) it literally means pulse of my heart. Using language, cultural expression, and mythological women of the Fifth Province, McCuskey’s work will engage your heart and your twirl.

A three-channel set with projection and installation. Rock up anytime or email to book set time.

Open to the publicFriday 26 April to Sunday 5 May, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Opening Night (Dance)Sunday 28/04, 4:00pm
Closing Night (Screening)Sunday 5/5, 4:00pm

Artist Bio
McCuskey’s art is cinematic, multilayered film using archival, found and captured moving image. She uses screen language of the half-dark, overlay and blur to reflect her long-sightedness (hyperopia). Working at the intersection of cinema and art, she explores themes of feminisms, memory and death. Known for her use of muses, she explores the idea that joy is resistance and that expressing culture through dance is a way to protect our hard-won freedoms.

“Film artist Erin M McCuskey’s work is indeed one of Australia’s great ‘unknown pleasures’ … fusing analogue film (created and archival), music, dance, literature, theatre and a visual artist’s perspective into digital cinematic works that are firstly sensual and delightful, and secondly resonantly poetic and deep.”
(Bill Mousoulis – Unknown Pleasures).

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