In this very special screening event, we have the absolute pleasure of showing Teinosuke Kinugasa’s silent, avant-garde masterpiece, A Page Of Madness (1926), with a unique live score curated by Aoife Wolf, featuring musical accompaniment from Phil Quinn and Cameron Clarke.
A Page Of Madness follows an elderly caretaker on his journey towards reconnecting with his wife, a patient at the asylum where he works. Kinugasa’s use of editing and cinematography work to reflect the emotional unfurling of the patients depicted in the film, using experimental techniques unrivaled at the time of the film’s production.
This heritage silent film would have originally been accompanied by benshi narration, providing insight into the context of the film, and exploring the characters’ emotions through voicing. In lieu of this traditional style of oral storytelling, an original live score has been curated to reflect and respond to the images on screen.
Aoife Wolf is a psych-folk singer-songwriter from the midlands of Ireland, now living in Belfast. Drawing influence from the songwriting of Kate Bush, Elizabeth Fraser and Pj Harvey, Aoife’s haunting vocals accented by off-kilter guitar embellishments make for an arresting live performance which has brought her to play in venues all around Ireland including support slots for Joshua Burnside and Junior Brother.
Her debut single “I and the Ocean” produced by Julie McLarnon (Lankum, Junior Brother, The Vaselines,) was released on Analogue Catalogue Records in March 2020, accompanied by a music video collaboration with Myles O’Reilly(The Staves, Lisa O’Neill, Glen Hansard).
Phil Quinn has been bothering music venue attendees since 2004.
A multi-instrumentalist best known for such bands and projects as Girls Names, Gross Net and Charles Hurts, they’re currently a member of Grave Goods and perform live with Aoife Wolf.
Phil has previously contributed a live score to the “Low Rise” section of “High Rise/Low Rise” in the 2020 Belfast Film Festival and has also contributed work/performed in the Northern Irish Mental Health Arts Festival in 2020 as well as both Catalyst Art’s “Catalyst Audio Tracks” in 2018 and “Claw, Craw and the Devil” in 2016.
Cameron Clarke is an audio/ visual artist from Belfast, whose work revolves around a playful interaction with the urban environment. His creative process revolves around field recordings and manipulating sound in landscapes.
After completing a Masters in Creative Arts Practice at Newcastle University Cameron has gone on to exhibit work in the Belfast Imagine festival and the Middlesbrough festival of Sonic art.
Ghouls on Film is a monthly feminist horror film club, showing films that challenge the representations of women within the genre. Expect cult classics, independent releases and rare lesser-known films that explore how women can find agency in the world of horror.
Supported by Film Hub NI, part of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from National Lottery.