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Amanda Coogan - Long Now

Film: Amanda Coogan: Long Now at the IFI

9 May 2017 (Past)

Irish Film Institute

Amanda Coogan: Long Now is an exploration of Coogan’s durational performance art practice. The film follows Coogan during a grueling six week live durational exhibition called I’ll sing you a song from around the town.

Hosted in Dublin’s RHA Gallery, the exhibition became the gallery’s most successful and visited one in its history. Spanning six weeks, Coogan performed live for six hours a day, five days a week for the entire run. Director Paddy Cahill boldly celebrates the captured stillness of the performance and, in his close observation of Coogan’s barely perceptible movement, affords the viewer greater intimacy than the live event could allow.

The film is interwoven with Coogan’s reflections on her practice and on her upbringing as a hearing child in a Deaf family, an experience which continues to inspire her work.

Screening 9th May at 6.30 pm will be followed by Q&A with Paddy Cahill and Amanda Coogan.
Screening 23rd May at 6.30 pm with sign language interpretation by Amanda Coogan.

To book tickets, visit http://ifi.ie/irish-focus-amanda-coogan-long-now/,

call 01 679 5744 or email boxoffice@irishfilm.ie.

For more information, see http://amandacooganlongnow.com/

Watch: Amanda Coogan: Long Now – Trailer

Still from Amanda Coogan: Long Now.
The Passing-Reperformed, 
live durational performance Niemeyer Centre, Aviles, 2016. Photography by Maximo Alaez.

Cahill captures sublimely the nature of the work created by Coogan.

Film Ireland

Still from Amanda Coogan: Long Now.


Amanda Coogan
Irish Film Institute
Irish Sign Language
Long Now