13 May 2022

Hades Of Limbo (2012) at Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre

I am very happy to announce that my 2012 feature film, HADES OF LIMBO, will be screened Sunday, 29th May 2022, in the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, New Zealand. The Govett-Brewster is a contemporary art museum, and the Len Lye Centre is an international destination for experimental film and kinetic art. It houses the collection and archive of Len Lye, one of the most original artists of the twentieth century. Len is an artist I genuinely admire, and it’s an honour for me to have my film screened there.

Hades of Limbo is a very special film for me as I made it by having associates in Tehran/Iran shoot it while I directed it remotely via Skype from Ireland. This wordless film follows a group of young people hanging out as a day drifts by. ‘Nothing’ happens in a series of carefully composed long takes. A bleak, cryptic vision of life in contemporary Iran eschews overt social commentary favouring a very personal vision of stifled lives. It was the last film I made in my country of birth up to this point in my filmography.

Many thanks to Alastair Ross and Areez Katki for their kind invitation; I truly appreciate it. If you are in New Plymouth, New Zealand, please watch the film on the big screen this Sunday.