2/17/22: Virtual Talks with Video Activists: Caitlin Ryan’s “The Irish Project”

A virtual screening and discussion with artist and filmmaker Caitlin Ryan on her current and past projects, moderated by media artist and curator Emily Eddy.

A full replay of the February 17th event.

On Thursday, February 17th, at 2 pm Central Time, Media Burn Archive will host artist and filmmaker Caitlin Ryan for a virtual screening and discussion of her newest work in progress, The Irish Project, alongside excerpts of other films and video projects. The event will be moderated by film, video, and digital media artist and curator Emily Eddy.


Caitlin Ryan is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker; her work explores the nuances between comedy and humor, specifically using the vernacular of the uncanny to investigate systems of anthropology. She’s interested in small underground (and sometimes temporary) communities to observe perspectives that push the boundaries of what it means to have radical empathy.

Ryan received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has most recently shown her work at Iceberg Projects, Flatland, Gallery 400, and Hyde Park Art Center. Her films have also appeared at the Onion City Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, and the Nightingale Cinema.

To see more of her work, visit her website:


Moderator Emily Eddy is a film, video, and digital media artist and curator based in Chicago. Combining many forms of moving image, her work utilizes strategies of video diaries, archival practices, and experimental documentaries. She directs the Nightingale Cinema where she has curated film, video, and media works since 2013. Emily was the programmer of the Onion City Experimental Film + Video Festival, a project of Chicago Filmmakers, from 2018-2020. In 2021, Emily was thrilled to serve as Short Films Programmer for the Maryland Film Festival and was also part of the short films programming team at the Chicago International Film Festival. Emily has curated screenings and exhibited work at many venues in Chicago as well as in Los Angeles, CA; Milwaukee, WI; Reykjavík, Iceland; and her hometown, Portland, OR.




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