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AI film in James Joyce festival in Dublin on Ulysses centennial

AI film Ruined World directed by Zoran Poposki and produced by Polyptech will be screened in Dublin, Ireland, from 11-16 June 2022 as part of the official selection of the Bloomsday Film Festival.

Ireland’s most literary film festival is back for its third year, and a very special one indeed as 2022 is the centenarian celebration of the publication of Ulysses (1922). The Bloomsday Film Festival was set up to be a celebration of cinema, literature, and artistic innovation, inspired by the long-reaching arm of Ireland’s patriarch of modernism, James Joyce. The festival is run in partnership with the Bloomsday Festival & the James Joyce Centre. The festival will run between the 11th - 16th June, online and with live screenings in Dublin at the historic James Joyce Centre and the Irish Film Institute (IFI).

Bloomsday celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8 am on 16 June 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning.

Celebrations come in many different forms like readings, performances and screenings.

The James Joyce Centre has been the organiser of the Bloomsday Festival since 1994. The Centre is open year-round as a museum and cultural centre and provides exhibitions, courses, lectures and literary walking tours of Dublin. The Bloomsday Festival is produced and programmed by the the James Joyce Centre, and the Centre also aims to promote all community celebrations of Bloomsday in Dublin.

Ruined World: An AI Elegy is a video poem directed by Zoran Poposki and produced by Polyptech, where the text, visuals, and music have been created in collaboration with artificial intelligence.


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