Voice Recognition

aemi & Docs Ireland present: Voice Recognition

Sunday, 25 June 23 - 2:00pm @Queen’s Film Theatre Belfast

Each year aemi presents a programme of moving image work by artists and experimental filmmakers at Docs Ireland, aiming to call attention to the diverse ways artists and experimental filmmakers are continuing to deftly expand, enrich and challenge the conventions of the documentary form. In this programme of remarkable new work from artists Jenny Brady (Ireland), Miryam Charles (Haiti-Canada), Dan Guthrie (U.K.), Jacqueline Holt (U.K.-Northern Ireland) and Sofia Theodore-Pierce (U.S.A.), ideas around voice and lineage are explored through connections to the body or instances of disembodiment. While experiences of disempowerment permeate the works gathered here, they are enacted as loving dedications or expressions of gratitude for those who have made or shaped us. 

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with artists from the programme

Film information
Jacqueline Holt, Nothing much happening here, 2022, Northern Ireland, DCP, 16 minutes
Dan Guthrie, black strangers, 2022, U.K., DCP, 8 minutes
Miryam Charles, Chanson pour le Nouveau-Monde (Song for the New World), 2021, Canada, DCP, 9 minutes
Sofia Theodore-Pierce, Exterior Turbulence, 2023, U.S.A, DCP, 11 minutes
Jenny Brady, Music for Solo Performer, 2022, Ireland, DCP, 20 minutes
Running time: 64 minutes



About learning and other journeys. PS2, Belfast

Artist films from Northern Ireland

Simon Aeppli, Michael Hanna, Jacqueline Holt, Paul MooreEnds 17 September 2022

About learning and other journeys shows a selection of films by four artist filmmakers, Simon Aeppli, Michael Hanna, Jacqueline Holt and Paul Moore, whose work is centred in Northern Ireland.
Although all different in their practice, they share a sense of exploration, not just in a geographical sense through journeys to their close environment, landscapes, towns or archives, but they also reveal a deep interest in understanding the social landscape, the rituals and manners of people. 

The short films present a kaleidoscopic view and interpretation of past and present social histories in Northern Ireland, layers of stories of personal lives and political realities. In their individual positions and artistic approach, the films give a portrait of the region and its citizens in a highly reflective, questioning manner.


This Moment of Being - PS2, Belfast

Opening Thursday, 30 January 2020. Exhibition continues until February 15 

Out of step and slightly awkward I am articulated through identities as daughter, sister, artist, office worker, dog owner, benefits claimant, unpaid/paid cultural worker. The seesaw of survival as an artist and as a citizen: the hidden life, the under-the-radar life in conflict with the desire to be legitimate. Squeezing my art practice in between the everyday exigencies of earning a living, creating time, space and energy to enable a continuity of art practice. And in parallel, trying to muddle along in the art world, where the studio is home but the art world feels at times like a minefield of social mores that feel like a foreign land. JH

This Moment of Being is an exhibition by Jacqueline Holt that documents the day-to-day life and experiences of a cultural worker. Opening up discourse around cultural production by exposing process and practice, trying to make ends meet and touching on the personal. By using peripheral and fleeting moments of connection and intimacy in an effort to capture the unseen life that escapes the direct focus of intended production. The exhibition brings together photography, sculpture and video, using the exhibition as a medium to mark a moment in process.



Un Jardin d’hiver - just off the Crumlin Road, Belfast 2018Photograph 30 x 60 cm

I have been invited by the lovely Gerry Smith to participate in The Last Soiree of the Belgium Embassy Annex, London N16. Loved putting this together! You can listen to him here, in praise of the Belgian’s on Resonance FM

Clear Blue Sky 2018/1986

Clear Blue Sky 2018/86 was made in response to Soft Fiction Projects request for an image for their new publication, Doris. The title evolved from a phrase I had heard somewhere saying that, ‘there is no sky between us’, the implication was that we are of one mind.

DORIS was launched during Printing Plant, the first artists book fair organised by Looiersgracht 60 (Amsterdam) in conjunction with the Amsterdam Art Weekend on 23rd-25th November 2018.

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