The Great Wall - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

The Great Wall

Tadhg O’Sullivan

13 Feb - 19 Jun 2016 |

For four weeks this season, the gallery programme includes screenings of Tadhg O'Sullivan's film 'The Great Wall' in the GB Shaw Theatre.

The Great Wall is an experimental and poetic documentary film looking at the enclosure of Europe by a system of walls and fences. Borrowing its title from Kafka’s short story about the building of the Great Wall of China, O’Sullivan uses fragments of that story to overlay his images, offering a piercing critique of the structures of power and exclusion at work inside and outside Europe and encountering those whose lives are defined by these walls – detainees in European migrant camps. Shot in 11 countries over a year, the film journeys from the Spanish enclave of Melilla in North Africa where the border with the EU is marked by a three-metre high barbed fence, to London and Brussels where the shimmering office buildings reflect a deeper ideological fortification.

GB Shaw Theatre, 11.00am - 3.00pm (2pm on Sundays) - Free
13th - 20th February; 9th - 16t
h April; 24th - 27th May; 12th - 13th June, 15th - 17th June.