Welcome to the Irish Artists' Film Index (formerly the MExIndex).

This is the national database of Irish artists moving image and experimental works. It is a resource for curators, writers, and artists. An online searchable database of experimental moving image works. These are classified as Irish either because their creator is Irish or the work relates to Irish culture and society. The works discribed in the public website have been selected by invited curators from an underlying database for works they consider of particular relevance and merit. This process of selection takes place on a regular basis, allowing the website to continually expand its offering of information on Irish-based works. Contact us at [email protected]

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Man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun

— The interpretation of cultures (1973) Clifford Geertz, Cultural Anthropologist

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External Collections

Works that have been documented in the Irish Artist's Film Index and are available in associated visual arts collections can be accessed here. Further information on lending and hiring the works can be found here.

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Curated Selections

In this section we showcase examples of how works have been explored by our visiting curators. This illustrates some of the many ways there are of finding commonalities between works. It is aimed at those wishing to select works for exhibition or screenings from this ever growing body of visual artists' moving images.

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