Best of luck to two MA:AP graduates performing at 2017 Tulca Festival, Galway

23 October, 2017

Best of luck to two MA:AP graduates Vick Langan & Max Le Cain who have been selected to particitpate at 2017 Tulca Festival, Galway


On Saturday 4th November: 13:00 in  Galway Arts Centre


Inside, the first feature-length film to have emerged from the collaboration between Vicky Langan and me, is now complete and will be playing on loop at TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, Galway, November 3rd - 19th.

This Experimental Film Society production, funded by an Arts Council project award, excavates the sensations, desires and elusive chimeras of one woman’s inner life. Taking place in the isolated setting of a remote country cottage, it summons a haunting portrait of a woman adrift in a personal reality formed of her domestic rituals and frustrations. At once lyrical, unsettling and perverse, Inside is a chart of the growth patterns of solitude.

For more details on the film and to view the trailer, 



Vicky and Max will be doing a live performance at TULCA on November 4th and delivering an artists' talk on the 13th Nov.

About Festival

This year's TULCA festival of visual art is curated by our Director Matt Packer.

The 15th edition of the Festival, titled They Call Us The Screamers includes works by Fabienne Audeoud, Sam Basu and Liz Murray, Kian Benson Bailes, David Beattie, Oisin Byrne, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain, Liz Magic Laser, McGibbon O’Lynn, Yvette Monahan, Yoko Ono, Plastique Fantastique, Richard Proffitt, Bob Quinn, Florian Roithmayr (with Meredith Monk), Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen and Marie-Louise Vittrup Andersen, Lucy Stein. The exhibition includes 13 new commissions, the highest amount in the last 10 years. Confirmed venues are Galway Arts Centre, 126 Artist Run Gallery, Nun’s Island Theatre, Connacht Tribune Print Works, Barnacles Hostel and University Hospital Galway.

The exhibition takes its reference from a book written by Jenny James, published by Caliban Books in 1980. The book is an account of Atlantis, the commune she established a few years earlier in the Gaeltacht village of Burtonport, County Donegal – promoting an approach of de-programming from the modern world through therapeutic self-development and environmental self-sufficiency. The book is also a response to the controversies and scandals that embroiled the commune during their first years in Ireland, following accusations of cultish behaviour, kidnapping, and physical abuse. The members of the commune were collectively nicknamed ‘The Screamers’ in a 1976 Sunday World article, referring to their practice of primal scream therapy – an adapted form of psychotherapy developed by Dr Arthur Janov that sought to re-enact the traumas of modern upbringing and thereby reverse the neurosis that follows in later life.

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