Everywhere is Anywhere

Video and performance work by Sara Condo

Tuesday, December 11 at 8:00 PM, $7-10

The Nightingale is excited to welcome multidisciplinary artist Sara Condo to present a selection of her video and performance work. Condo grapples with technology, landscape and feminism, finding unexpected meanings along the highways and byways of the United States. Trust the journey.

The program includes:

Everywhere is Anywherea scrolling landscape photograph and science fiction piece mourning the death of the “American Dream.” The video follows the zen warrior path of the main character, D a queer cyberpunk goddess, who wanders across the land following the death of her estranged father, whom we will call The Wizard. D is on a spiritual journey on a search to unravel the layers of patriarchal power systems embedded in the fabric of her life. Struggling to come to grips with the loss of her ego, she completes walking meditation upon the built environment. Using the landscape as her friendly companion, D reflects on the history of each location and her place within.

The Wizarda live performance piece incorporating computer generated audio and video visuals

Wanderlust, a short experimental documentary centered around a woman who travels alone. As she travels, she contemplates notions of female hysteria, agriculture, and the dawning of the New Age.

Total screening time: approx 55 minutes

Filed under: artist in attendance, autobiography, expanded cinema, feminism, geography, landscape, music, performance, travel

Nick Alonzo presents…

Friday, May 4th at 7:30 PM
Suggested donation $7-10

The Nightingale welcomes Nick Alonzo as he presents his new film

The Art of Sitting Quietly & Doing Nothing (2018)

Plot: The semi-autobiographical dramedy focuses on an impulsive young man named Carl (played by newcomer actor Alex Serrato), who begins to reflect on his past life in the city as he currently resides in the woods after being dumped by his long time girlfriend, Gloria (played by actress/filmmaker Alycya Magaña).

Director: Nick Alonzo
Cast: Alex Serrato, Alycya Magaña

Director’s Bio: Nick Alonzo is an independent, self-taught filmmaker based Chicago. In 2013, Nick directed, wrote and produced his first short film “Cut” a dark-comedy short about a man bleeding to death after accidentally cutting himself with a document file. The short – filmed on a $30 budget – was selected and screened at Columbia College for the 2013 CineYouth Film Festival.

In the summer of 2014, Nick made his first feature-length film, “Shitcago” a 65 minute black/white comedy shot entirely in the city of Chicago without any filming permits. Loosely based on personal events and people he met in his hometown in Chicago, the film follows a young loner as he wanders the city of Chicago and encounters many idiosyncratic characters. The film screened locally around the city of Chicago including at Pilsen Outpost, Comfort Film, and Transistor Chicago.

In 2017, Nick was one of the five filmmakers who participated in Destroy Your Art, a film collective where filmmakers were invited to create a short film, screen it to a live audience, and destroy it after the screening. The event was created by filmmaker Jack C. Newell and Rebecca Fons.

The event will start at 7:30pm with an introduction from the director. A Q&A session with the filmmakers and cast will follow.

Programmed by Raul Benitez.

Filed under: artist in attendance, autobiography

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