Docs Ireland 2023: The Artist & The Wall of Death
2:30 PM 22nd June 2023 Ulster Museum
Docs Ireland presents the motorcycle stunt documentary The Artist & The Wall of Death (2022)
An enigmatic artist becomes obsessed with transforming The Wall of Death, a century-old fairground motorcycle spectacle, into a place of Art, risking life and limb.
This documentary tells the unlikely story of a Glaswegian visual artist, Stephen Skrynka, who dreams of transforming the traditional fairground motorbike attraction into an art form, but underestimates the difficulties of combining his artistic vision with the realities and brutality of the wall. Facing a crisis of money and self-belief, salvation arrives in the shape of unexpected comradeship, anonymous donations and the kindness of strangers.