1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

BAIL OR NO?

A Skate Media Inspired Shorts Program

Sunday, October 14 at 8:00 PM, $7-10

Bail or No? takes its name from a moment of indecision, the intuitive, instinctual moment where one decides to either bail from a skate trick or to ride it out. The shorts assembled as part of this program, while disparate in their approaches and proximity skateboarding, ruminate on the spirit of skating, namely the ways in which it has embraced individual and idiosyncratic contributions to the form and how the very practice of skateboarding insists on risk in the face of both futility and injury.

Bail or No? is an experimental shorts program in the guise of a collage film, with concrete and asphalt video-poetry riffing on the aesthetics of skate media, DIY culture, bailing as a form, and the metaphor of micro-rebellion. Aware that such rebellions are easily commodified and co-opted, the program is nonetheless knit together by a mutual spirit—that having to bail is okay, but to move without risk or chance, is to throw in the towel regardless.

Featuring contributions by Brandon Alvendia, Liz Cambron, Chris Johanson, Joe Castrucci with Future Islands, Molly Colleen O’Connell, Rick Silva and Jordan Tate, Jennifer Chan, John Auer, Dina Kelberman, Caitlin Ryan, Jacob Riddle, Rick Charnoski, Philippe Blanchard, Thad Kellstadt, KC Milliken with Eric Fleischauer, and surprise cameos by many more. Programmed by Chris Reeves and Aaron Walker.

Total screening time: 60 minutes



Filed under: anarchy, animation, artist in attendance, experimental, new media, Uncategorized, video

COMICS THAT INTERRUPT

Featuring  Ezra Claytan Daniels
and Ben Passmore with Vicko Alvarez Vega
and Jessica Campbell

Tuesday, October 9 at 8 PM, Free

The Nightingale is delighted to welcome back Ezra Claytan Daniels as he celebrates the book version of his inventive graphic novel Upgrade Soul. Originally released as an interactive iPhone App, the innovative sci-fi story follows an aging couple in the aftermath of an experimental operation to clone themselves gone awry. Daniels asks probing questions about what shapes our identity -Is it the capability of our mind or the physicality of our bodies? Is a newer, better version of yourself still you? This page-turning graphic novel follows Hank and Molly as they discover the harsh truth that only one version of themselves is fated to survive.

Touring with Daniels is Philadelphia-based cartoonist Ben Passmore reading from his comic-collection released in March of 2018, Your Black Friend and Other  Strangers. Passmore masterfully tackles comics about race, gentrification, the prison system, online dating, gross punks, bad street art, kung fu movie references, beating up God, and lots of other grown-up stuff with refreshing doses of humour and lived relatability. These comics are essential, humorous, and accessible, told through Passmore’s surreal lens in the vibrant full-color hues of New Orleans.

At this event, Ben and Ezra will both present sections of their new releases. Afterwards, they will join Chicago-based  comic artists, Jessica Campbell and Vicko Alvarez Vega in a roundtable discussion about creating comics that address white supremacy, sexism, and xenophobia.

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Filed under: animation, artist in attendance, expanded cinema, Free Screening!, literature, narrative, new media, reading, science, social justice, Uncategorized, video

CHANNELS

A Quarterly Film Series
Animation Shorts Screening – Summer 2018
Artists in attendance!

Lilli Carre, Tap Water, 2017, 4:30 min.

Thursday, August 23 at 7 PM, $7-10

Channels: A Quarterly Film Series presents avant-garde, experimental, expanded cinema, performance, experimental narrative, documentary, and video and new media art to Chicago.

The Summer 2018 screening presents recent animation shorts by an all-female group of filmmakers.

Introduction
Lauren Gregory, Girl Fight, 2014, 6:09 min.

Program
Lilli Carre, Tap Water, 2017, 4:30 min.
Kaitlin Martin, Cowboy Castle, 2018, 5:52 min.
Kelly Sears, In the Vicinity, 2016, 6:24 min.
Janie Geiser, Look and Learn, 2017, 11:00 min.
Ali Aschman, Unnatural Growth, 2017, 4:14 min.
Nora Rodriguez, Knot, 2016, 1:12 min.
Martha Colburn, Western Wild…or how I found Wanderlust and met Old Shatterhand, 2017, 9:00 min.
Laura Harrison, Little Red Giant, The Monster That I Was, 2016, 13:51 min.
Leslie Supnet, The Peak Experience, 2018, 8:05 min.
Annapurna Kumar, Mountain Castle, Mountain Flower Plastic, 2017, 3:08 min.
Kelly Gallagher, Más Peligrosa Que Mil Rebeldes / More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters, 2017, 6:19 min.
Caitlin Craggs, Are you tired of forever?, 2017, 6:06 min.

TRT: 80 min.

Curated by Erin Nixon & Josh Mabe



Filed under: animation, artist in attendance, feminism, video

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