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THE OTOLITH GROUP

The Radiant & People To Be Resembling
RUN OF LIFE Experimental
Documentary Series

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Monday, March 23, 7 pm, $10
Constellation, 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL
Purchase tickets here.

THE RADIANT and PEOPLE TO BE RESEMBLING
by The Otolith Group
Screened in association with LUX

Preceded by BABBIT RESERVE MINING BLAST by Jack Behrend
Courtesy of Chicago Film Archives
With minimalist synth improvisation by Nick Broste, Kent Lambert, and Seth Vanek

Program Details
THE RADIANT(2012, HD video, 64 min)
Commissioned as part of dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012, The Radiant explores the aftermath of March 11, 2011, when the Tohoku earthquake triggered a tsunami that killed many thousands and caused the partial meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the east coast of Japan. A film essay burdened by the difficult task of representing the invisible aftermath of nuclear fallout, The Radiant travels through time and space to invoke the historical promises of nuclear energy and the threats of radiation that converge in Japan’s illuminated cities and evacuated villages in the months immediately following the disasters. The Otolith Group’s cinematic document offers glimpses into the shape and presence of an unseen entity and its abstract manifestation through visual phenomena.

PEOPLE TO BE RESEMBLING (2102, HD video, 22min)
People To Be Resembling can be described as a five sided portrait of the methodologies of the post-free jazz, pre-world music trio Codona, founded by multi-instrumentalists Collin Walcott, Don Cherry, and Nana Vasconcelos in 1978. Consisting of stills by renowned photographers Roberto Masotti and Isio Saba, newly filmed and archival footage and original music performed by musician Charles Hayward, People to be Resembling reimagines the poetics of permutation that informed the sonic geography of the first Codona album recorded with ECM in September 1978. People to be Resembling returns to 1978 in order to redream the recording process at Tonstudio Bauer as a meditation upon the relations between visual anthropology, anti-colonial choreography, nuclear annihilation and Weltmusik. In its arrangement of positive and negative with colour and black and white and still and moving imagery, The Otolith Group’s People to Be Resembling stages an experiment in mnemonic cohabitation inspired by the visionary music of Codona.

The Otolith Group was founded in 2002 and consists of Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun who live and work in London. During their longstanding collaboration The Group have drawn from a wide range of resources and materials. They explore the moving image, the archive, the sonic and the aural within the gallery context. The work is research based and in particular has focused on the essay film as a form that seeks to look at conditions, events and histories in their most expanded form.

 

Special thanks to LUX and Chicago Film Archives for Program Support

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RUNNING SHORTS!

RUN OF LIFE Experimental
Documentary Series

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Monday, February 16th  at 7:00pm, $10
Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL

February’s Run Of Life series presents Running Shorts!, a celebration of locally produced short experimental documentary film. The program features award winning pieces such as WINNIE WRIGHT, AGE 11 from the Kartemquin Films Archives, a 1974 16mm short that explores gentrification and its effects on a teenage girl in Chicago’s Gage Park; and Deborah Stratton’s acclaimed HACKED CIRCUIT, a single-shot, choreographed portrait of the Foley process from the final sequence of THE CONVERSATION, revealing multiple layers of fabrication and imposition. Also screening will be Kevin B. Lee’s TRANSFORMERS: THE PREMAKE a desktop documentary about the latest installment Michael Bay’s sprawling robot movie franchise and newcomer Michelle Nahmad’s animated doc THE SHOCHET, among others.

Program Support provided by Video Data Bank.

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Programmed by Beckie Stocchetti



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Return To The Moon Hotel

Videos by Jessie Stead

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm, $7-10
Video chat Q & A with Jessie following the screening!
Chicago premiere of Meanwhile At The Moon Hotel!

Return to the Moon Hotel: a selection of recent solo and collaborative cinema works by Jessie Stead, including Page 59, Ambient Whiskey Slap, and the Chicago premiere of Meanwhile at the Moon Hotel, from the Nocturnes episodics: “A reverie in 10 overlapping Meanwhiles at a downloaded lunar hotel…”

BIO: Jessie Stead is a New York based artist working with installation, cinema, music, collaboration and other overlapping disciplines.

VISIT: www.jessiestead.com

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OUT OF SITE CHICAGO

Neighborhood Performance Art
Documentation Screening

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Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm, $7-10

For the third year in a row, The Nightingale is delighted to host  an end of year screening for our neighborhood’s beloved outdoor performance series. Out of Site Chicago curates cutting edge unexpected encounters in public space. OoS support contemporary performance artists to create new work that engages directly with the public. Artists are invited to select sites that resonate with their practice. The mission of OoS is to bring cultural experiences to everyone facilitating unique surprises for people as they come home from work, curating work that brings joy and transports people out of their daily routines to create a moment of reflection and wonder in their lives.

This screening will include nine short videos of each public performance from 2014.

Including work by:
Emilio Rojas (Featured International Artist from Canada)

Elena and Erin

Jake Vogds

Free Air: Regin Igloria and Amy Sinclair

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DÓTTIRS & SONS

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CALL FOR CONTEMPORARY EXPERIMENTAL ICELANDIC FILM & VIDEO ARTWORK

“Dóttirs & Sons : Contemporary Moving Image Work From Iceland” will be the first screening in a two part series which will be shown in Chicago, Illinois at the highly reputable Nightingale Cinema, a rough & ready artist run micro-cinema seven years in the making.

This series, curated by Nightingale programmer Emily Eddy will act as a cultural exchange between Chicago and Icelandic moving image artists. Dóttirs & Sons will screen Icelandic work here in Chicago, and in response Emily will show a program of Chicago film and video work in Reykjavík in Spring 2016.

We’re looking for work that is personal, beautiful, gory, nasty, peaceful, destructive, brutal, transcendental, honest, academic, psychedelic, political, monumental, artificial, quiet, strong, slow, passive, cute, boring, and real.

Whatever you’re making, we want to see it.

The work submitted must be ready to be shown as is with no specific installation requirements.

Please send your name, a link to view your work online, running time, format, and contact information to Emily Eddy @ eeddy@saic.edu

Feel free to contact Emily for further information and visit the Nightingale’s website @ nightingalecinema.org

Deadline to submit: 15/11/2015

Thank you for your interest!



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