BASEMENT MEDIA FEST

LO-DEF, LO-TECH, LO-FI
programmer LJ Frezza in attendance

Thursday, August 28th at 8:00 pm, $7 -10

THE NIGHTINGALE IS ECSTATIC TO BE BRINGING THE BASEMENT UP TO THE FIRST FLOOR. BASEMENT MEDIA FEST IS A SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS WORKING WITH LO-DEF, LO-TECH, AND LO-FI MOTION PIX TECHNIQUES. FOUNDED IN RESPONSE TO HI-RES COMMERCIAL MEDIA AND CORPORATE-SPONSORED FILM FESTS, BASEMENT IS A CELEBRATION OF THE MEDIATED EXPERIENCE AS AN AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE. HASHTAG FUZZY / HASHTÅG GLITCHY / HÅSHTÅG  GRIMY.

///WARNING/// SUM OF THESE MOVIES FEATURE FLICKERING LIGHT AND RAPIDLY CHANGING MOTION. MAY CAUSE SEIZURES/MOTION SICKNESS. IF YOU HAVE TO SPEW, SPEW IN THIS.

Still from Tyler Tamburo – Cold Blood

/START PROGRAM:

House (Andy Birtwistle, 3:45, Digital)

I Am All Men As I Am No Man and Therefore I Am (Gilberto Alfredo Salazar­ Caro, 5:29, Digital)

Election Coverage (Chris Paul Daniels, 1:01, Digital)

Cold Blood (Tyler Tamburo, 3:24, Digital)

Queens Quay (Stephen Broomer, 1:11, 16mm)

[phrases] (Ben Balcom, 4:24, Digital)

Doubt #2 (Josh Lewis, 5:26, 16mm)

Smashed (Emma Varker, 3:53, Digital)

The HandEye (Bone Ghosts) (Anja Dornieden & Juan David Gonzalez Monroy, 7:09, 16mm)

[RGB] (N. Heppding, 4:30, Digital)

Seriously Delinquent (Dylan Pasture, 6:49, Digital)

The Way You Recognize It (Laura Thatcher, 1:32, Digital)

How to Draw Clouds (Salise Hughes, 2:20, Digital)

RIP Geocities (Faith Holland, 2:31, Digital)

Every Feature Film on My Hard Drive 3 Pixels Tall and Sped Up 7000% (Ryan Murray, 3:29, Digital)

holiday 13 (Jordan Lopez, 1:44, Digital)

Up (Scott Fitzpatrick, 4:47, Digital)

/END PROGRAM

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

LOST IN THE WOODS

Works by Olivia Ciummo and Christopher Meerdo (in Person!)

On The Evening by Olivia Ciummo (2014)

Wednesday, September 10th at 8:00 pm, $7 -10

Lost in the Woods is a program of short moving image works by Olivia Ciummo and Christopher Meerdo. Their works, though aesthetically divergent, provoke patient observation vs. anxiety driven themes. Taking cues, leaving footprints, stealing apathy, appropriating transcendence and encapsulating it—non-sequiturs become the texture and a summary that repeats and replicates, inviting perpetuity. This first co-screening by the artists brings together both recent and unseen projects. Both artists will be present following the screening.

Victoria – 10:00, 2012
An ode to R.S. – 3:30, 2013
In Reps of Long-Play – 6:30, 2013
Untitled (Redactions) – 3:20, 2014
On the Evening – 7:00, 2014
Anthology – ≈ 4:00, 2014
(On Fractured Water) – 4:00, 2014
Cipher II (excerpt) – 3:00, 2014
Invert and All That is Solid – 3:00, 2014
Wesserunsett – 5:00, 2014
(alternating artists, starting with Olivia Ciummo)

Untitled (Redactions) by Christopher Meerdo (2014)

Olivia Ciummo is a filmmaker and artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has exhibited at venues including The Museum of Contemporary Photography – Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art – NYC, The Pittsburgh Biennial, Mass Art Film Society – Boston, Media City Film Festival- Windsor, Crossroads Film Festival – San Francisco, The Paris Festival of Different and Experimental Cinemas as well as film festivals, galleries, backyards, basements, and cultural centers nationally and abroad. She is the recipient of an APEX Art International Fellowship for 2014. She has an MFA in Moving Image from The University of Illinois at Chicago and she teaches moving images and digital media at The College of New Jersey.

www.oliviaciummo.com

Christopher Meerdo (b.1981) is a Chicago based artist who grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and spent time in post-soviet Lithuania as a teenager. He has survived several near-death experiences including drowning and crashing in an airplane. Meerdo is a recipient of an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently he teaches photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been shown in numerous locations including Reykjavik, Nottingham, Seattle, Toronto, and New York with recent solo exhibitions at Document, Chicago, The Union League Club, Chicago, and ITP Space, Jackson, WY. Recent screenings include Theaster Gates Skowhegan Award, NYC, Cabinet Magazine, NYC and Public Fiction, LA.  Meerdo was recently an artist in residence at the SIM Program in Reykjavik, Iceland and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the summer of 2013.

http://christophermeerdo.com/

Organized by Jesse Malmed



Filed under: experimental, film, found footage, video

DEAREST CHICAGO …

DEAREST CHICAGO, PLEASE LOVE ME!
YOURS TRULY, DETROIT
A Detroit Mini-Festival
Programmer Brandon Walley in person!

vacancy

Saturday, August 23rd at 6:00, 8:00, & 10:00 pm
$5 per screening or $10 for all

The NIGHTINGALE is delighted to host  Detroit filmmaker and programmer, Brandon Walley, to present 3 separate moving image programs that survey the cultural and physical landscape of Detroit from filmmakers that have lived there and created these works over the past decade. This mini-film-fest titled DEAREST CHICAGO, PLEASE LOVE ME! YOURS TRULY, DETROIT is a retort against the two extremes of content that usually dominate media about Detroit; that of exploitive ruin porn or the over-simplification that Detroit is quickly rising from the ashes.

 Brandon Walley is the Program Director for CORKTOWN CINEMA, the new incarnation of The BURTON THEATRE: an eclectic independent cinema that features art house, avant-garde, LGBT, foreign, local, and cult films. For the past six years he has also acted as the Regional Programmer for Media City International Film Festival in Windsor, Ontario. As a filmmaker, Brandon’s work has been received at film festivals and art exhibitions internationally.

This screening continues a dual city moving image dialogue. Last summer at Trinosophes in Detroit, The Nightingale’s Christy LeMaster presented CHICAGO LOVES DETROIT: Recent Short Film & Video Work from Chicago.

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Filed under: artist in attendance, documentary, experimental, film, found footage, video

AVANT-GARDE AS KITSCH

YouTube and Avant-Garde Cinema
A Talk by Colin Beckett

technoviking

 Saturday, June 28th at 8:00 pm, $7-10

The vernacular video forms that have emerged on YouTube and other online services over the last eight years frequently bear striking resemblance to the non-narrative strategies that have constituted the history of avant-garde film and video.

While many critics and scholars have noted the resemblance, the implications for the cinematic avant-garde have gone largely unconsidered. As non-narrative internet videos begin to eclipse commercial cinema in viewership and cultural influence, the rise of YouTube might be seen, from one angle, as a covert triumph for the avant-garde. But if this is the case, these developments also initiate a crisis for experimental cinema, liquidating the relations that have structured it and calling into questions claims made on the behalf of its ideological force.

This lecture, illustrated with internet videos, asks how the new preeminence of non-narrative and fragmentary video forms recasts the history of avant-garde film and video and what sort of space it leaves for contemporary avant-garde moving image practice–particularly one geared toward an emancipatory politics. (CB)

Colin Beckett is a writer based in Brooklyn New York. His work has appeared in BOMBblog,The Brooklyn Rail, Cineaste, Moving Image Source, Idiom Magazine, The L Magazine, and wuxia.

Programmed by Christy LeMaster

 



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