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Light Moves Festival of Screendance: Dance, Film and Visual Arts

Mary Mullane, Artist of Fine Art. Photo by Wenjie Zhong
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The opening of Light Moves Festival of Screendance at Limerick City Gallery of Arts (LCGA) took place on Thursday, November 2.

It is a great collaboration between the exhibition, “Known Unknowns” in Limerick City gallery and the Launch of Light Moves Festival of Screendance.

Now in its 4th year, the Festival will display high quality works through new ways to attract a bigger audience.

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Photo by Wenjie Zhong

“The most obvious new in this year and last year is that the time is extended from four days normally to ten weeks,” said Director and Curator of LCGA, Una McCarthy.

Una McCarthy, Director and Curator of . Photo by Wenjie Zhong

Una McCarthy, Director and Curator of LCGA. Photo by Wenjie Zhong

Some visual artists exhibit their work in LCGA which is very special and attractive to the audience, according to Ms McCarthy.

Photo: Wenjie Zhong

Photo: Wenjie Zhong

Light Moves Festival of Screendance is Ireland’s international festival of dance on film and takes place in November each year in Limerick.

Works in the exhibition include Doll Clothes by Cindy Sherman, Daytime movements by Aernout Mik and Boris Charmatz, Workers Leaving the Factory in Eleven Decades by Harun Faocki, and Vanishing point by Rosemary Butcher.

Dance Limerick and Digital Media and Arts Research center at University of Limerick produce and support this festival.

Doctor Desmond Fitzgerald, President of the University of Limerick. Photo by Wenjie Zhong

Dr Desmond Fitzgerald, President of the University of Limerick. Photo by Wenjie Zhong

“This is a very important event of art and the University will continue to support the art in Limerick,” the special guest, Dr Desmond Fitzgerald, said.

The gallery, as a site for screen-dance, will lead artists working in dance, film and visual arts and the works will also be shown as short and feature length films for the period of the festival until January 2018.

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The collaboration between modern art works and traditional paintings is one of the significant parts during this exhibition.

“I really enjoy the modern arts which are very unique and I like this,” an Artist of Fine Art, Mary Mullane, said.

Mary Mullane, Artist of Fine Art. Photo by Wenjie Zhong

Mary Mullane, Artist of Fine Art. Photo by Wenjie Zhong

Arts Council, Limerick City and County Council and the JP McManus Fund provide financial support for this festival.

A series of events take place in different ways from October 31 to November 5 and the Festival programme will be shared with more people.

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