Ailín Ó Dálaigh is a contemporay experimental filmmaker and photographer born in Dallas, TX, currently located in Victoria, BC, who has lived and worked in Canada since 2017. He holds an A.A. in Liberal Arts (focus on Audio Engineering) from Collin College, a B.A. (2019), and an M.A. (2021) in Slavic Studies from the University of Victoria, having researched and written on early Soviet cinema. The aesthetics of Soviet film during the 1920s and 1930s informs the style of his photography and filmmaking, with his work being nearly all film-based.
Ailín Ó Dálaigh utilizes 35mm and medium format for his still-photography and 8mm/Super 8mm and 16mm for his filmmaking. His work has screened at various festivals, including the Pacific Rim Short Film Festival, Victoria Film Festival, Moscow Shorts, and more.
He has also presented on various topics at academic conferences, including but not limited to:
- On the Threshold of Tragedy and Comedy: Grotesque Realism in Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998) (Ó Dálaigh, 2021)
- The Carnivalesque, Modernity, and Post-Modernity in the Films of Ilya Khrzhanovsky (Ó Dálaigh, 2019)
- Between Early Cinema and Digital Cinema: Media Archeological Practice in Cowards Bend the Knee (2003) (Ó Dálaigh, 2022)
- Guy Maddin's Seances (2016): A Network of Loss. New Media, Network Pessimism, & Destituent Power (Ó Dálaigh, 2021)