Limerick, Ireland

IMMA presents exhibition We realised the power of it – Derry Film & Video Workshop

We’re delighted to announce that IMMA will be opening an exhibition of Derry Film & Video Workshop’s archival installation We realised the power of it (2021), led by Sara Greavu in collaboration with Ciara Phillips. It was originally commissioned by EVA as part of the 39th EVA International Guest Programme curated by Merve Elveren.

We realised the power of it deals with the history and archive of the radical film collective Derry Film and Video Workshop. The project includes footage, photographs and documents that trace its history, exploring subjects such as gender, class, collective organising, the Irish ‘national question’ and the legacies of imperialism.

The Derry Film and Video Workshop, established in 1984 was a women-led film production company formed under the terms of the 1982 Workshop Declaration, which also sustained projects such as the Black Audio Film Collective and Sankofa Film and Video Collective. Largely omitted from the histories of these regional/minority/Black-British/diaspora workshops as well as from records of feminist counter-cinema, the DFVW explored overlapping political tensions, radical self-representation and resistance and offered a nuanced depiction of these complex forces at work in the specific context of Derry.

The exhibition opens from 29 March through to 22 September 2024. Admission is free. Please refer to the IMMA website for visitor information and opening hours.

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We realised the power of it, Derry Film and Video Workshop led by Sara Greavu in collaboration with Ciara Phillips