In 2015, Light Moves once again presented a festival of opportunities which, through installations and the collective experience of film, offers new and thought-provoking ways of engaging with performance and movement on screen.

The 2nd edition of Light Moves Festival took place in Limerick from 19-22 November 2015. Discover a snapshot of the programme below.

Feature Films - Including screenings of The Turin Horse directed by Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky (Hungary, 2010) and Anna Karenina directed by Joe Wright (UK, 2012).

Installations - CARRIAGEWORKS / 24 FRAMES PER SECOND. 24 Frames Per Second is a ground-breaking project that has been developed by Sydney based contemporary multi-arts centre Carriageworks. Three years in development, Carriageworks has commissioned choreographers, visual artists, performance-makers and filmmakers to make 24 major new screenbased works. Occupying the nexus between film, dance and the visual arts, the exhibition has been conceived in response to a shift towards interdisciplinary and collaborative experimentation in contemporary artistic practice.

Film Screeings - A series of 10 short film programmes consisting of films from the Light Moves Open Call 2015.

Invited Works - Including Into the Mire and Track by Nigel Rolf, and Space In and Imperceptible by Boris Van Deer Avoort.

Installations - The 2015 installation programme included Chaplet of Roses by Colin Gee and Angie Smalis, and iDuet by Steve Woods and John Scott.

Light Moves Symposium: Peeling Away The Layers - Presented in partnership with DMarc at The University of Limerick and featuring Mary Nunan, Marisa Zanotti, Siobhan Davies and Nigel Rolfe, with a keynote speech by Claudia Kappenberg.

Light Moves Screendance LAB - Light Moves Screendance Laboratory is a forum for investigation in which interlacing strands of dance filmmaking are explored, unlocked and re-imagined.

These works explore and expand on the notion of choreography, enabling the body to take centre stage whilst advocating screendance as a way of both making film and thinking about film and dance.


Dance Limerick
Limerick School of Art and Design
Lower Cecil St and O’Connell St
The Hunt Museum
DMarc at The University of Limerick

Light Moves is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland and Limerick City and County Council. Festival partners include Dance Limerick, Dance Ireland, Digital Media and Arts Research Centre, CSIS, and The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, Limerick City Gallery of Art, and TUS Limerick School of Art and Design.