1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

Picture Yourself in Water

short films by Caitlin Ryan

Saturday, January 11th, 7 PM, $7-$10

Artist in person!

Caitlin Ryan is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker; her work explores the nuances between comedy and humor, specifically using the vernacular of the uncanny to investigate systems of anthropology. She’s interested in small underground (and sometimes temporary) communities to observe perspectives that push the boundaries of what it means to have radical empathy. Ryan received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has most recently shown her work at Iceberg Projects, Flatland, Gallery 400, and Hyde Park Art Center. Her films have also appeared at the Onion City Film Festival, Comfort Station, and the Nightingale Cinema.

(2014 – 2019, United States, Digital, 61 mins and discussion)

LOOK (2017, 6 min)
HAILEY (2017, 7 min)
VISITING HOME MOVIE (2016, 8 min)
MY BROTHER, THE PUNK SINGER (2014, 8 min)
I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU COUCH. (2017, 3 min)
THE HOUSE WITH NO CORNERS (2019, 8 min)
THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE YOGA GEAR (2018, 13 min)
PICTURE YOURSELF IN WATER (2017, 8 min)

Programmed by Kathleen Sachs.



Filed under: 16mm, artist in attendance, documentary, experimental, feminism, Uncategorized

Duke & Battersby

short works by Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby

Friday, November 22nd, 7 PM, $7-$10

(2001-2019, Canada / United States, digital, 52 min + discussion)

Cooper Battersby (b. 1971, Penticton British Columbia, Canada) and Emily Vey Duke (b. 1972, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada) have been working collaboratively since June 1994. They work in printed matter, installation, new media, curation and sound, but their primary practice is in single-channel video. Between discussions of life, death, and sexuality, Duke & Battersby craft a simultaneously cute, violent, and emotive universe, starting a poetic and psychoanalytic dialog between humans, animals, plants, and their camera.

Bad Ideas for Paradise
(2001, 20 min)

Lesser Apes
(2011, 12 min)

Here is Everything
(2013, 14 min)

Civil Twilight at the Vernal Equinox
(2019, 6 min, Work in Progress)

This program is produced in partnership with The Block Museum.



Filed under: animation, artist in attendance, environmental, essay, experimental, feminism, new media

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