1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

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

TARPAULINS

New Documentary by Lisa Truttman

Friday, August 10 at 8 PM, $7-10

The point of departure for Lisa Truttmann’s feature film Tarpaulins was a colorful disturbance on the cityscape of Los Angeles: a home in the distance festooned with a giant striped tarp. These are termite fumigation tents. The filmmaker follows their story on a two-year long investigation as she hunts down the tents, the homes, the termites inside and their traces. As the film goes on, the termites soon become our allies, guiding us through Los Angeles’ neighborhoods on their own terms. Questions of life and death, profit and loss, home and un-home, macrocosm and microcosm are brought to the fore in pursuit of the city’s tiniest inhabitants and their exterminators. The tents become temporary sculptures, beasts heaving in the wind, skeletons dressed and stripped by workers we see. Wooden structures, soon to be homes, become eroded landscapes after an attack. And there, underneath the colorful mantle and its function, Truttmann elicits revelations of the uncanny.

In a constant dialogue we hear the voices of workers, exterminators, entomologists, chemists, city planners, fellow travellers and literary authors. Contemplation is thrown into a zig-zag while an alter ego questions its own ideas and their making. Little by little the visual, political, social and economic relations of humans and nature unfold, anchored in a personal itinerary that is the framework for everything else to follow. As an essay film, Tarpaulins is a subjective view on a place and a circuitous conversation, embracing “unkempt activity”, restless labor, meandering thoughts and obsessive wanderings.

Austria/USA, 2017, 78 min.
Companions: Nora Sweeney, Behrouz Rae, Sonja Bertucci, Andy Rector, Ben Neufeld, a.o.
Supported by: BKA, Land Niederösterreich, Stadt Wien, CalArts

 

 

 



Filed under: artist in attendance, cityscape, collaboration, documentary, environmental, essay, experimental

Chicagoland Shorts

Thursday July 12th, 7:30pm, $7-$10

Full Spectrum Features Chicagoland Shorts Volume 4

Inspired by this community’s unparalleled diversity and
artistic excellence, Full Spectrum Features has rated the
best film work of women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+
community into Chicagoland Shorts, a traveling anthology
and tribute to our city that has screened across Cook
County and nationally from Seattle to New York.

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Filed under: animation, artist in attendance, documentary, expanded cinema, experimental

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