1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

First Year SAIC MFA Students

The Nightingale will host a screening of first year SAIC MFA students’ film, video, and new media work.

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The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Friday, May 6th, 7 pm, $7-10

Ranging from experimental documentary to 3D and 2D experimental animation, these films and videos represent the culmination of a year spent in thought and labor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. These works, produced as first year students in the MFA program, explore themes of loss and displacement, the role of the accordion in Chinese culture, and chance operations. Join us for a screening of works completed and in progress, including a live kazoo soundtrack.

Including:

Ricardo Salcedo Martínez – Home(s)
Julia Pello – In the Time//In the House\\ of Slow Sex
Emily Sasmore – ___
Benji Sayed – ihavefailedyouall
Kelsey Velez – Pinwheel
Peng Zuqiang – Accordion Class

Ricardo Salcedo Martínez was born in Cuenca, Ecuador in 1989. He got his undergraduate degree Film at the School of Arts and Social Sciences in Chile. Through fiction, documentary and essay film forms his work often delves into questions of identity, belonging and perception. He is currently studying for his Master’s at SAIC.

Julia Pello is a Russian-born poet and filmmaker who has shown work around the world including at The Getty, Le Centre Pompidou, and the Bangkok International Film Festival among many others. She has collaborated on various audio-visual projects including Hour of Star and Zerkalo and presented live projections at such venues as Cité de La Musique. Julia is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Emily Sasmore’s work focuses on power relationships. Telling narratives focusing on interpersonal relationships allows her to talk about domination on both a small and large scale. Using both tangible and intangible materials, she brings up the roles that reality and the imaginary play within them. The stories and spaces she creates are meant to leave questions. None of which are answered. By reveling in these interactions, the viewer is asked to enter into limbos, engaging with unending, repetitious power struggles.

Desi-Corean artist Benji is interested in glitch, noise, and game environments to explore concepts of identity loss, alienation, anxiety, and failure.

Kelsey Velez is an MFA candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has screened at Indie Grits in Columbia, SC, New Orleans, LA & in Athens, Greece. She is interested in marrying traditions of representation and abstraction to depict and distort ideas of recreation, diversion and sport.

Peng Zuqiang is a filmmaker and translator born in Changsha, China in 1992. His film and video works speculate and question the potential and condition of collectivism through exploring historical objects and environments. Recent exhibitions include: “De arrogantie van De jeugd” (2015) at Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam. “Casual Contradictions” (2014) at MOCA Shijiazhuang, and “The Temporary: 01” (2014), at ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham. His has participated in screenings at Acadia Missa and Chinese Visual Festival, both in London where he completed his BA at Goldsmiths College. He is currently a candidate of MFA in Film at the School of Art Institute in Chicago.

Programmed by Emily Eddy and Kelsey Velez



Filed under: 16mm, animation, documentary, experimental, feminism, film, music, narrative, new media, opening, painting, performance, video

Janie Geiser’s The Nervous Films

Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival Kick-Off!

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Wednesday, March 2, 8 pm, Free
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

Kick off The 27th Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival with a free screening of festival juror Janie Geiser’s work at The Nightingale.

Find out more about the festival here: http://www.onioncity.org/

Pick up your festival catalog and purchase your festival pass for only $25.
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Filed under: animation, artist in attendance, Free Screening!

VIDEO! VIDEO! ZINE

Zach Zone

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Friday, November 20, 6 pm, $5-10
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

 

Video! Video! Zine Presents: Zach Zone Selections! A curation of short video works that have slipped through the cracks of the monthly main page of Video! Video! Zine. Co-curated by Zachary Hutchinson of Video! Video! and Nightingale programmer Emily Eddy, this selection of video work is inherently a description of how contemporary digital media is used both online and on screen.

Video! Video! Zine is devoted to obtaining visibility for moving image makers. Through monthly open calls we motivate and encourage makers to participate no matter what skill level or knowledge of moving image. We also hope to inspire through monthly guest curated “5 video you must see” and interviews of moving image makers who need a spotlight.

By doing this Video! Video! Zine hopes to become an accessible submission based Internet archive of amazing moving image from around the world!

Featured moving image makers are Kelsey Megan Ellison, Liz Cambron, Soheila Azadi Aaron Walker, Ryan Lumley, Sam Grossinger, Jessica Pierotti, Coral Short, Jonathan Leib, Perry Hohlstein and Nandi Loaf

http://nightingalecinema.org/
http://videovideozine.com/



Filed under: animation, documentary, experimental, found footage, music, narrative, new media, performance, queer, Uncategorized, video

A BODY WITHOUT ORGANS

RUN OF LIFE Experimental
Documentary Series

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Monday, October 19th, 7 pm, $10
Constellation, 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL
Purchase tickets here.

A BODY WITHOUT ORGANS by Stephen Graves
(2012, HD Video, 82 min)

A BODY WITHOUT ORGANS was shot intimately with my father and mother over a one and a half year period at their home in Florida. It is a portrait of their lives in the present, along a continuous present marked by frequent incursions into various pasts, real and imagined. My father has no colon. He is a narcoleptic. His friends are all dead. His life is dreamt. In the house there is my mother. There are the cats. And then there is a body without organs. -SG

Preceded by
RESTLESS LEG SAGA by Shana Moulton
(2012, HD video, 7:14)

In this edition of Moulton’s narrative series, the artist’s character Cynthia suffers from Restless Leg Syndrome, and seeks relief in pharmaceutical ads on TV and in health magazines. In a domestic world enlivened with animated dance and mystic poetry (written and read by poet John Coletti), Cynthia finds relief in the healing mineral AION A, discovered by Swiss artist Emma Kunz.

 

RUN OF LIFE is a collectively curated experimental documentary and expanded media series held at Constellation every third Monday of the month. The series pairs a recent feature experimental documentary with a short nonfiction work in any number of mediums – performance, video short, interactive presentation, audio doc, etc. At each event, a post screening Q&A will be moderated by either a local expert engaged in the movie’s subject matter or an artist involved in the making of the work. RUN OF LIFE seeks to join experimental and documentary media audiences while exploring emerging tactics within representations of reality; the empathetic connection that is built through sensory experience rather than factual arguments; and aesthetic shifts in documentary that come with the breakdown of the fourth wall.  RUN OF LIFE is organized by Robin Amer, Jillian Hansen-Lewis, Sally Lawton, Christy LeMaster, Jenny Miller & Beckie Stocchetti and presented by Constellation Chicago in collaboration with the Nightingale Cinema.

Programmed by Jenny Miller



Filed under: animation, documentary, experimental, new media, video

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