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Only Connect
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Dildotectonics, dir. Tomás Paula Marques

At the core of all human life is the need for connection; a longing for togetherness and belonging. Our perpetual quest and question is how? How do we evade loneliness? How do we find meaning through relational contexts?

This programme explores humans’ plight for interdependence. A ceramicist reaches out to those that came before us, connecting through small acts of resistance against sexual repression. Archival video footage strings together fractured remnants of a shared heritage; of community, self preservation and displacement. A family’s bond strengthens and grows through the duty to find ways of communicating and relating. Through shared faith and the divine presence of a symbolic mother, a collective peace comes to local devotees in a small Irish village. In deep self reflection, a woman reckons with the guilt of leaving loved ones having fled Buenos Aires. And a man’s persevering efforts to connect goes beyond the conventional. Akinna Aquino

Dildotectonics, dir. Tomás Paula Marques, Portugal 2023, 15mins
Soft Focus, dir. Ardin Klimenti, UK 2022, 12mins
KIN, dir. Esther Springett, Tim Corrigan, UK 2023, 17mins
I Am The Immaculate Conception, dir. Frank Eli Martin. UK 2023, 17mins
La Linea Del Terminatore, dir. Gabriele Biasi, Italy 2023, 15mins
Echo, dir. Ross McClean, Ireland 2023, 13mins

Content warnings: ​​sex / masturbation, child abuse
02:00 pm
Sat, 27 Jan 2024
Cinema 1

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