2 Channel Land

18 Feb 23
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On Saturday 18 February 2023 at 2pm CCA is presenting a screening of 2 Channel Land by Frank Sweeney and launching two Round Table Podcasts featuring artists and guests from CCA's 2022 exhibition Ballads of Rhinestones & Newcomers.

2 Channel Land is a north-western docu-fiction film exploring the history of analogue signals spilling across the borders of Ireland and Britain. Guided by a mysterious threshold deity, we take a journey through Ireland’s borderlands in search of community.

The film is part of a series of works relating to cross-border media. The research included several new oral history interviews relating to illegal deflector systems (built to hijack UK television signals), country music pirate radio stations on the Irish border and the use of church bells as early forms of communication. Archival and research materials were presented in the radio installation at CCA in summer 2022. The film emerged from this research through collaborations with artists from the Irish border region and included the commissioning of 3 original country music tracks.

The screening will be followed with your opportunity to ask questions and talk to the artists about the work.

17mins - HD - 4:3 - 2023

Film by: Frank Sweeney
Director of Photography: Seán Mullen
Cast: Janie Doherty, Lorraine McCauley
Art Direction: Aisling Redmond
Costume Design: Amie Egan
Additional Cinematography: Cóilín O’Connell
Taxi Driver: Martin Benson
Script Consultant: Rachel Donnelly
Editing: Anna Heisterkamp, Frank Sweeney
Animation & Compositing: Andrew Loughnane
Colour Grade: Enda Rowan
Stills Treatment: Tom O’Dea, Frank Sweeney
Original Music: Morgan Buckley, Lorraine McCauley & Clifford Austin Acid Granny

Commissioned by: aemi & Sirius Arts Centre
Additional Funding: The Arts Council of Ireland
Supported by: CCA Derry-Londonderry, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

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Free admission, no booking required.

2 Channel Land