Archive for January, 2014

New Year Events, IMMA The Price of Desire

Join us on the 25th of January for at 1:45 for a unique tour and exploration of Eileen Gray’s work and life on the last week of the IMMA exhibition.
Mary McGuckian will preview and discuss her new film ” The Price of Desire”. This will be followed by a guided tour of the exhibition by Jennifer Goff ( National Museum, with responsibility for Furniture, Musical & Scientific Instruments and the Eileen Gray Collection).

This is the last week of the Eileen Gray Exhibition. Join us for this unique experience of a fantastic exhibition.

The event is free for members, or 10 euro for non-members including entry to the exhibition (normally 5 euro). Places are available on a first come first served basis.

Meet 1:45pm in the entrance foyer of IMMA Saturday 25th of January.

2:00pm Shane O’Toole in conversation with Mary McGuckian, starting with a clip of her film ‘The Price of Desire’ and followed by Q&A. 2:45pm Tour of Eileen Gray exhibition by Jennifer Goff. 1 CPD point available .

Award-winning Northern Irish director Mary McGuckian’s latest film, The Price of Desire, is set substantially in and around Eileen Gray’s most abiding work, the villa E.1027 at Roquebrune Cap Martin, now recognized by many as the first fully fledged modernist house ever constructed. The drama explores the controversial events and details surrounding Le Corbusier’s effacement, defacement and eventual erasure of Gray’s authorship and ownership of the one of the most important houses of the 20th century. Irish actress Orla Brady plays the lead role of Eileen Gray opposite Swiss actor Vincent Perez as her nemesis, Le Corbusier. Canadian actress and singer Alanis Morissette and the emerging Italian actor Francesco Scianna play her lovers, the famous French singer, Marisa Damia, and architectural critic, Jean Badovici, respectively.