Overheard conversations and human incidents, casually observed, often provide the starting point for Jaki Irvine’s work. She weaves these real events with fictitious narratives to produce haunting, disarmingly understated Super-8 and 16mm films. Typically, her films exploit discontinuities between moving image, musical score and narrator to undermine any sense of linear narrative. Born in Dublin in 1966, Irvine now lives and works in London. She was in conversation with Michael Newman of Central Saint Martins.