About Enso-Darklight Open Air Experimental Cinema:
A 20ft screen was erected at the Spanish arch, Galway city, for a midnight event featuring a programme of curated video work by national and international artists in conjunction with a selection of work from ‘The Darklight Digital Film Festival’ . (www.darklight-film festival.com) .The event generally attracts a few thousand people and is a programmed section of Irelands premier Arts Festival.
This project is an ‘Enso’/Darklight event curated by Tom flanagan.
“The event was a great success on Friday night, the rain stayed away and we had an audience of over 600 at one stage. There was a great response to the work everyone really enjoyed it.” – Tom Flanagan, Curator
About the Galway Arts Festival:
Situated on the west coast of Ireland by the Atlantic Ocean, Galway has long been considered a centre of cultural excellence. The fastest growing city in Europe, Galway is a vibrant university city with its city centre, a labyrinth of winding medieval streets, squares and waterways. With a population of 75,000 Galway sits on the edge of the River Corrib surrounded by Galway Bay facing the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.
Galway Arts Festival is the defining cultural expression of Galway and is at the heart of all aspects life in the city. The Festival’s contribution to the economic, social and cultural life of the west of Ireland is immeasurable and while the Festival celebrates Galway in July each year, Galway itself is a city in celebration during the Festival.
Over its 31 year history the Festival has become a vital showcase for Irish arts and international arts and is now firmly established as Ireland’s leading arts festival. The Festival collaborates with artists and companies throughout the world to initiate, commission and produce new work.
Regarded as one of Europe’s key cultural events Galway Arts Festival is an international celebration of the performing and visual arts. Over 100,000 people attend the Festival annually with hundreds of writers, artists, performers and musicians creating theatre, spectacle, street art, music, comedy, literature and music to produce a stunning fortnight of cultural activity and celebration.