1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

PAIN IS JUST A PROGRAM,

BUT SO IS PHOTOSHOP

Jacob Ciocci presents: “April fools! Pain is just a Program made by your Mind: the video Program. New Videos made by your Mind by Jacob Ciocci” presented on April Fools Day, the day that was made by your mind

Monday, April 1 at 8 PM (doors 7:30), $0-7-10

The Nightingale is fool-less-ly excited to bring relatively new Chicagoan Jacob Ciocci and some of his (relatively and, as they say, brand) new work to the big screen. For a legally voting or vaping aged human’s life, Ciocci has produced an immense body of work in video, performance, animation, sound, netart, sculpture, drawing, publication, painting and whatever else there is that has exhibited in museums and punk houses alike, populated by an idiosyncratic cast of characters from the far edges of junk culture, the bleating hearts of pop op and whatever a mind is. Formally diffuse, but with key ties (ecstatic color and movement, 31st century collage, heavy/heady/leafy sentiments), his work continues to grow and deepen, responsive both to Culture and culture, never shifting away from the lens (like a camera, like a projector) of his own subjectivity.

If you didn’t zone deep to paperrad.org or (f/b)reakdance at an Extreme Animals show, did you really vote against Romney?

Or, as a recent excursion to Planet Fitness for Jacob yielded:

It’s April fools but who is the biggest fool? An internet troll, a gremlin, the joker, or me, who still believes in these fantastic creatures ?

On April 1st Watch out for internet trolls gremlins and jokers and real trolls and fake jokers aka jokesters.

It’s always April fools day with all these trolls gremlins and jokers all over the place

On the internet it’s always April fools day so don’t get tricked by a troll gremlin or joker when you check your email

On the internet it’s always April fools day. Never trust a troll, a gremlin or a joker and definitely never ever trust yourself

If a troll asks for your password on April fools day give it to them it’s a reverse prank

Listen to the fools, the trolls and the jokesters for they have the mystical passwords and might steal your bank info

Can you handle life inside The mind of a fool, just for one day? What if that fool also happened to be a troll mixed with a gremlin and stole your password?

Jacob Ciocci (b. 1977, Lexington, KY) is a multimedia artist and musician. Ciocci was a member of the influential art collective Paper Rad whose work in the field of net.art––one of contemporary arts’ recent movements of the true avant-garde––helped ignite the genre, and is considered formative to a generation of younger artists whose works deals with the digital. He is also a co-founder of the long running electronic music and performance group, Extreme Animals.In his videos, installations and performances, the cultural symbols and technological tools of our time, both the popular and the obscure confront one another and the viewer on a visceral, emotional, and experiential level.

Ciocci has had recent solo exhibitions with Interstate Projects, New York; And/Or Gallery, Los Angeles and Prosjektrom Normanns, Norway. He has exhibited and performed his work at a range of venues, including MOMA, the New Museum, and the Tate Britain. Recent activities include a series of cell-phone charging sculptures for the Difference Engine group exhibition at Lisson Gallery (summer 2018) and “Appetite For Destruction” a short essay about the online “Finger Family Video” phenomenon. Ciocci is also the second Google Image result for the phrase “making friends with computers”.

programmed by Jesse Malmed



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

Still Birds in Shifting Places

Three Experimental Narratives

Monday, February 25, 7 PM – 10 PM, $7-10 suggested donation

The Nightingale Cinema is delighted to present the works of three international female filmmakers for a night of travels and contemplation.

Camille Laut takes us to the coastal side of California, a cliff abstracted into a body, breathing through the filmmaker’s handheld camera in which we immerse ourselves. While in Cuba, Paloma Rincón’s character looks at herself through the birds she observes and a zooming lens sensorially drives us into her constrained world. It is winter when we land in Sarajevo, where Emma Rozanski’s powerful minimalism stumbles over the fantastic as Damir’s monotonous order is disrupted by Tasya’s imposing system.

Camille Laut — Black’s Beach | (2016, HD, sound, color, 16:9, 05:37)
A place portrait of A. and Black’s Beach – one of San Diego’s nude beach. Accompanied by a soundscape recorded at The Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica.

Paloma Rincón — ¿Deberíamos acercarnos a los pájaros? | (2016, HD, sound, color, 16:9, 05:00)

Emma Rozanski — Papagajka | (2017, 2K, sound, color, 16:9, 1:21:00)
A stranger arrives in Sarajevo and barges into Damir’s reclusive world. Little by little she takes over his life. She absorbs his dreams. Until finally she threatens his very existence.

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Camille Laut

Camille Laut is a French artist and filmmaker, raised between Tokyo, Paris, Beijing, Strasbourg and Seoul. She earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she experimented with documentary, animation, and short experimental narratives around the theme of isolation in the urban landscape. She is now finishing her MFA in Film Directing at CalArts, and for that, is preparing a short magical realist film taking place on an unusual tour bus around Los Angeles.
https://vimeo.com/camillelaut

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Paloma Rincón

Paloma Rincón is a Colombian artist and filmmaker, interested in experimental narratives, strongly attracted by the relation between film and poetry. Her first short film, “Bark”, was awarded for the Most Original Film at the Film School Fest München, and it is still being screened at various other film festivals around the world. In 2016 she attended the workshop Filming in Cuba with Abbas Kiarostami, where “Should we go near to the birds?” was made. She is currently working on editing a new short film, as well as involved in music and sound experimentation.
https://vimeo.com/palomarincon

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Emma Rozanski

Emma is an Australian filmmaker, multi-media artist and a first-generation MFA graduate of Bela Tarr’s film.factory experiment in Sarajevo. Her debut feature-length film, PAPAGAJKA (The Parrot) had its World Premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in 2016 and continued on to a successful festival run worldwide. Emma is part of the artist collective, Bistrik7 (@Bistrik7), a group of 20 filmmaker-artists from around the globe who make collective projects and curate screenings and exhibitions of their work. In 2018 Emma was the summer/fall artist in resident at The International Museum of Surgical Science, culminating in a solo exhibition. She is currently a FIELD/WORK resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition.
https://www.facebook.com/PapagajkaFilm/
www.emmarozanski.com

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Programmed by Valentina Manzoni



Filed under: artist in attendance, experimental, international, landscape, narrative, place

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