The Joycean Society

The Joycean Society

Dora García

video, color, 16:9, English spoken, BE, 2013, 53'

A group of people have been reading a book together for thirty years.
They have been reading it again and again, with each journey from the first to the last page taking eleven years. Once they reach the last word, a very enigmatic "the," they begin again with the first word, "riverrun." The text appears inexhaustible, its interpretation endless, the inconclusive nature of the reading exciting. The world seems to cease existing outside this reading room or, perhaps, it exists because of it.

The Joycean Society received a special mention at Transcinema (PE).

The book accompanying the project includes texts and interviews by Emiliano Battista, Anna Daneri, Eva Fabbris, and Abdellah Karroum. Edited by Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco in complicity with Dora García.

Camera Arturo Solis
Editing Dora Garcia & Inneke Van Waeyenberghe
Editing assistant Thomas Depas
Music Jan Mech
With Fritz Senn, Sabrina Alonso, Ron Ewart, Tad Lauer, Hansruedi Isler M.D., Mary Moore, Seamus Hughes, Janos Biro, Walter Albrecht, Andrea Matha, Marc Emmenegger, Gabi Schneider, Sylvia Herzig, Andreas Flückiger, Dora García, Jan Mech & Geert Lernout
Sound recording & editing Laszlo Umbreit
Sound mixing Christophe Deramaix
Color grading Fairuz
Commissioned by Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco, XLVème Prix International d’Art Contemporain
Produced by Auguste Orts
With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Atelier Graphoui, LUCA School of Arts & Argos, Centre for Art & Media

The Joycean Society

Has recently been on display at the following locations:

Crisp Ellert Art Museum Florida (US), Apr 5 The Tetley Leeds (GB), Feb 2 – Apr 23 Campus Sint-Lucas Gent (BE), Jan 31 — 20:00 Ruler Helsinki (FI), Oct 29 – Nov 20, 2016 Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia Tallinn (EE), Sep 22 – Oct 30, 2016 AZKUNA art center Bilbao (ES), Mar 10, 2016 Museo de Arte Queretaro Querétaro (MX), Mar 3, 2016 Mite-Ugro project space Gwangju (KR), Jan 22, 2016 Museu De L'Empordà Figueres (ES), Dec 4, 2015 The Power Plant Toronto (CA), Sep 25, 2015 – Jan 3, 2016 Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam (NL), Sep 19, 2015 – Jan 10, 2016 Performing Art Forum St Erme Outre et Ramecourt (FR), Aug 25, 2015 Écrivains en bord de mer La Baule (FR), Jul 18, 2015 Studentski Centar Zagreb (HR), Jun 16, 2015 CAC Vilnius (LT), Jun 5, 2015 Cultural Services of the French Embassy New York (US), Apr 24, 2015 Art Cologne Cologne (DE), Apr 16-19, 2015 Ecole des Beaux-arts Paris (FR), Apr 9 – Jun 7, 2015 Villa Arson Nice (FR), Apr 7, 2015 Numax Santiago de Compostela (ES), Apr 1-12, 2015 Punkt Ø- Galleri F 15 & Momentum Moss (NO), Mar 28 – May 31, 2015 Kosmopolis Barcelona (ES), Mar 21, 2015 Kinokulture Shropshire (GB), Mar 18, 2015 Museo de Arte Latinoamericano Buenos Aires (AR), Dec 17, 2014 Festival Internacional de Cine Gijon (ES), Nov 28-29, 2014 NU Performance Tallinn (EE), Nov 20-21, 2014 Festival du Film sur l'Art Brussel (BE), Nov 16, 2014 — 17:30 CPH:DOX Copenhagen (DK), Nov 6-16, 2014 Festival International du Film de La Roche sur Yon (FR), Oct 19, 2014 BAFICI Itinerante Montevideo (UY), Oct 16, 2014 BAFICI Itinerante Cordoba (AR), Oct 16-19, 2014 Frieze London (GB), Oct 15-18, 2014 Film i Samtidskonsten Stockholm (SE), Oct 13, 2014 FestiFreak Buenos Aires (AR), Oct 10-19, 2014 BAFICI Itinerante Bahía Blanca (AR), Oct 2, 2014 SUBURBAN-PS Rotterdam (NL), Sep 20 – Oct 5, 2014 Bafici Itinerante Mendoza (AR), Aug 19, 2014 Cineclub Municipal Hugo del Carril Cordoba (AR), Jul 26-29, 2014 Royal Academy of the Arts Den Haag (NL), Jul 10, 2014 Cineclub Municipal Hugo del Carril Cordoba (AR), Jun 26-29, 2014 Belluard Bollwerk International Fribourg (CH), Jun 26 – Jul 5, 2014 Lit Show Film Festival Venice (US), Jun 22, 2014 Musée McCord Montreal (CA), Jun 12-13, 2014 Vdrome Milano (IT), Jun 8-17, 2014 Instituto Torcuato di Tella Buenos Aires (AR), May 30, 2014 Edoc Festival Quito (EC), May 22 – Jun 8, 2014 Fonderie Darling Montreal (CA), May 21 – Aug 27, 2014 Literaire Kring Academisch Genootschap Eindhoven (NL), May 20, 2014 Filmoteca de Galicia A Coruna (ES), May 7, 2014 Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente Cosquin (AR), May 7-10, 2014 Instituto Torcuato di Tella Buenos Aires (AR), Apr 13, 2014 Filmmuseum Bologna (IT), Apr 10-13, 2014 City2Cities Utrecht (NL), Apr 5-13, 2014 Bafici Buenos Aires (AR), Apr 2-13, 2014 Film Festival Bradford (GB), Mar 27 – Apr 7, 2014 Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea San Sebastian (ES), Mar 20 – Aug 6, 2014 Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature Paris (FR), Mar 19, 2014 True / False Film Fest Columbia (US), Feb 27 – Mar 2, 2014 Ficunam Mexico (MX), Feb 27 – Mar 9, 2014 Japan Media Arts Festival Tokyo (JP), Feb 5-16, 2014 Perez Art Museum Miami (US), Jan 30, 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL), Jan 26-27, 2014 binz39 Zurich (AT), Jan 22, 2014 Luis Strina Gallery Sao Paolo (BR), Dec 17, 2013 – Feb 24, 2014 Wiels Brussel (BE), Dec 14, 2013 — 14:00 Galeries Brussel (BE), Dec 13, 2013 — 20:00 Rupert Vilnius (LT), Dec 4-8, 2013 Hackney Picturehouse London (GB), Dec 2, 2013 Ellen de Bruijne Projects Amsterdam (NL), Nov 29 – Dec 21, 2013 Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva (CH), Nov 26, 2013 – Jan 5, 2014 Metro Kino Bregenz (AT), Nov 23, 2013 RIDM Montreal (CA), Nov 20-24, 2013 DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival Gyeonggi-do (KR), Oct 17-23, 2013 Centro José Guerrero Granada (ES), Sep 27 – Dec 8, 2013 Nouveau Musee National Monaco (MC), Sep 22 – Oct 2, 2013 projectesd Barcelona (ES), Sep 13 – Nov 6, 2013 Transcinema Lima (PE), Jul 4-14, 2013 FID Marseille (FR), Jul 4-5, 2013 Biennial Venice (IT), May 29 – Nov 24, 2013