Performances > Buttered Up 2017 - 2020

Buttered Up 2017 by Áine Phillips
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In Buttered Up the artist performs an improbable journey to explore the mysterious underworld of domesticity. In a feat of escapology, she uses quantities of butter to undergo an unusual metamorphosis to evade the entrapments of domesticity… or does she use the trap itself as a means of escape? Themes of entrapment, displacement and transformation within the domestic frame are explored with humour in this short film.

Exhibited and screened:
In 2020 at MART Gallery Dublin 2020, Alchemy Film Festival Hawick UK.
In 2019 at Dingle International Film Festival, DUMBO Film Festival NYC, FIX19 Screenings Catalyst Belfast, KLAPPE AUF! Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg (3rd Jury Prize). In 2018 at 30th Galway Film Fleadh and Clare Island Film Festival, Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington North Carolina , BF Artist Film Festival VII, at SET London and Nottingham Trent University. Performed live at Sirius, Cobh 2019 and 2016.
The film was Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland

Buttered Up was also a solo exhibition at MART Gallery Rathmines, Dublin March - July 2020. The exhibition curated by Matthew Nevin, explored wider themes behind the award-winning short film of the same name.
The exhibition was kindly supported by: MART Gallery, Fingal Arts Office, Dublin City Council and Arts Council of Ireland