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Jacqueline Heeley & Philippe Faujas

Artist Biography


The themes we explore are usually concerned with memory, uncertainty, place and loss. We shoot mostly in black and white using what could probably termed Lo-Fi/Dated video equipment. Our films are self-funded and, consequently, avail of next-to-no budget. We value the freedom this self-inflicted situation provides to develop the stories we want to tell by drawing together the threads of writing, filming, editing, grading and sound construction, although very rarely in this order as each story imposes its particular requirements. Our 15 films have been shown at the following festivals: 2022: Esto Es Para Esto (Mexico). 2021: KinoKlub Split (Croatia), Muestra Internacional La Mirada Inquieta (Cuba), Experiments in Cinema v16.1 (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA), Non-syntax Experimental Image Festival (Tokyo, Kyoto, Fukuoka), International Video Art Festival Now&After (Moscow), Irish Cultural Centre Hammersmith (London). 2020: 'Displacements' The MExIndex 2020 Screening (Ireland), Proyector 2020 (Madrid, Spain), The Other Side (Anonymous Waves White Page Gallery), Online International Video Art Festival Now&After (awarded The Honorary Jury Mention), The Wrong Biennale (In Absentia Digital, Italy), Pavilion Punk Cinema Festival (Amsterdam). 2019: Simultan Film Festival (Romania), Presents for Jonas (Microscope Gallery, New York), Hazel Eye Festival. aDifferent Festival, (Wisconsin, 2017), Festival de Cortometrajes "Jose Francisco Rosado" PACAS (Ciudad Real, Spain, 2016), Visionara 22, (Siena, Italy, 2015), Sky Road Film Festival (Clifden, 2015), 6th Cairo Video Festival (2014), International Film Poetry Festival (Athens, 2014), Two of our films were published by Ob'Art, (Barcelona, 2009) and the Journal of Short Film (Ohio State University, 2012). In 2015, we participated in Culture Night with films at Glór, Ennis and at the Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. In 2017, two our short films were screened as part of Glór's Film Season Programme. In 2018, In Your film was selected to represent Irish Artists' Film Index (formerly MexIndex) at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). In 2019, our film Nearly All Your Unknown Poems was broadcast on US cable access stations as part of the Here Comes Everybody programme.

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