On this page, selections of works from the MexIndex by a variety of curators are featured.
These are offered as a possible springboard of ideas for curators and programmers thinking about creating a new grouping of works.
These combinations of themes will also be a useful reference point to writers and scholars wishing to explore the works in the MexIndex.
As We May Think 2016
Eschewing an overarching theme in favour of ‘associative trails’, this selection by Alice Butler Curator in residence for 2016, indicates a possible route through the MExIndex website, posing questions about... read more >
Cityscape: Ruins of the Present 2017
This selection specifically focuses on cities and landscapes as the physical terrains of possible futures. These are the sites where the effects or the lack of civilization are felt and seen most... read more >
Cityscape: The Future is Another Country 2017
This is a selection of films that look at urban landscapes as sites of constant transformation, shifting grounds of contemporary life that is increasingly concentrated in cities across the globe. read more >
'In making this selection from the works submitted for the MExIndex 2020 Screening, my approach was one of looking for associations, as if searching for a common language in the traces of overheard conversation between one work and another. Dr. Ashrowans essay on this selection can be read and downloaded from our 'Articles' section. read more >
Presences and Possibilities of Irish Experimental 2015 Screening 2
These were works that were created due to an invitation from LUX 13 in London to members of Critical Forum Dublin to make a number of shorts based on one word. It was also screened at the Laban Center, Deptford, London Dec.2014 read more >
Presences and Possibilities of Irish Experimental Screening 1 2015
Two screenings curated by Fifi Smith at the launch of the MexIndex at NUI Maynooth 2015. ' A Survey Through Time' showed some early films that give us a glimpse of the range of Irish experimental film from the 1920s to the present day . read more >
Titled Snapshots, the selection offers a glimpse into issues that are both specific to the island and of universal value. It looks at themes as diverse as: domesticity, loneliness and loss, our place in time and history. These works were selected by MexIndex Curator in Residence 2019 Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll and screen in the Dingle Film Festival 2019 read more >
Subject to Weathering 2018
‘Subject to Weathering’ – A screening of 8 Artists’ moving image works It concentrated on a theme based selection of works by the MExIndex Curator in Residence 2018 Michelle Deignum. ‘Subject to Weathering’ read more >
The Family and other works
Taking Bob Quinn’s 1979 documentary The Family as a central focus, this selection of films highlights the ways in which the family entity or familial relationships are tested and examined across a number of works in the MExIndex read more >