1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

JOSH LEWIS & SIMON LIU

Recent 16mm Films from Negativland Lab
Filmmakers in Attendance!

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The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Thursday, September 29th, 7 pm, $7-10

The Nightingale welcomes Josh Lewis and Simon Liu as they interweave a selection of their 16mm films made by hand at Negativland MPL, an artist-run film lab in New York City, overlapping in their affinity for experimental processing and printing techniques. With Lewis working predominantly in direct chemical manipulation of exposed film surfaces, and Liu utilizing a roaming impressionistic camera paired with multiple passes on a contact printer, the program establishes the centrality of the Film Lab both as an epistemic concept and as a practical mode of production. Each film emerges out of a continual and rapid cycle of exposing, processing, projecting, repeat. As such, the films here are rarely the culmination of a process, but rather worthy points extracted from ongoing lines of investigation.

Program Details:

Pillager
2011 / 16mm / B&W / Optical Sound / 3:30 min. (Josh Lewis)

Chorus
2015 / 16mm / Color / Silent / 17 min. (Josh Lewis)

The Marshes
2016 / 16mm / Color / Sound / 11 min. (Simon Liu)

Doubt 3 & 4
2013 / 16mm / Color / Optical Sound / 6 min. (Josh Lewis)

Shuffle Cove
2016 / 16mm / Color / Sound / 8 min. (Simon Liu)

The Past is Past [but there is something now that I regret like I was about to do it]
2015 / 16mm Dual Projection / B&W / Silent / 6 min. (Josh Lewis)

Harbour City
2015 / 16mm Dual Projection / Color + B&W / Sound / 14 min. (Simon Liu)

I Guess It’s Always Been That Way, I Don’t Know Whether That’s Important Or Not.
2016 [Work In Progress] / 16mm Triple Projection / Color / Silent / 10 min. (Simon Liu)

Doubt 8 & 9
2013 / 16mm / Color / Silent / 6 min. (Josh Lewis)

TRT: 90 min.

 

JOSH LEWIS is an artist and experimental filmmaker working at a fluid intersection between abstraction, documentary, and narrative forms. Coming from a background working in photochemical film processing labs, Lewis’s handmade films explore the boundaries of manual knowledge, bodily struggle, and the persisting enigma of material potential. Lewis has shown work at Anthology Film Archives, Microscope Gallery, Eyebeam, Uniondocs, The Filmmaker’s Co-op NY, and at festivals such as The International Film Festival Rotterdam, Chicago Underground Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Antimatter, Onion City and EDOC: Encuentros del otro cine festival internacional de cine documental. He is a 2015 recipient of a NYFA Film/Video Fellowship. Josh works as a lab technician and is the founder of the artist-run film lab Negativland MPL. joshlewisfilm.com

SIMON LIU lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Hong Kong and raised in both Hong Kong and Stoke-On-Trent, England, he moved to New York in 2006 and received a degree in Film Production from New York University. His work has been exhibited and distributed at festivals and institutions internationally including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, CROSSROADS, EXiS, Microscope Gallery, Mono No Aware IX, WNDX, FilMadrid, Paris Festival of Different & Experimental Cinemas, the British Film Institute and the Rio De Janeiro Film Festival. negativlandlab.com

 

Programmed by Lorenzo Gattorna



Filed under: 16mm, artist in attendance, documentary, dual projection, expanded cinema, experimental, film, hand-processing, international, landscape, performance, triple projection, Uncategorized

THE SPACES BETWEEN CITIES

& The Spaces Between Chicagos
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The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Thursday, September 8th, 8 pm, $7-10

An experiment in collective filmmaking and speculative collaboration featuring dozens of artists from across the globe!

Seattle-based filmmaker and EXcinema founder Salise Hughes commissioned twenty-one international experimental filmmakers spread across four continents to create a short works, resulting in a feature-length film set in North America, Europe, South America and Asia. Employing the cadavre exquis (exquisite corpse) technique invented by the surrealists, the filmmakers wove together a single story by relying on “prompts” for the beginning and ending of their contribution that were supplied to them in advance. The result is a playful experimental road movie in which the closing images of one work also signal the opening of a work created by another artist somewhere else in the world.

To poke around that collage corpus a bit more, ten Chicago artists have been drawn into the exquisite experiment to create a lean dream version of the same.

Tonight, the Chicago version makes its world premiere and the world version makes its Chicago premiere.

THE SPACES BETWEEN CITIES features Pip Chodorov, Charles Chadwick, Kate Lain, Amy Bassin & Mark Bickley, Reed O’Beirne, Konstantinos-Antonios Goutos, Stephen Broomer, Salise Hughes, Douglas Katelus, Blanca Rego, Arto Polus, Robert Zverina, Margaret Rorison,Dustin Zemel, Ben Popp, Insa Langhorst, Anna Kipervaser, Pablo Molina Guerrero, Milan Milosavljevic and Jesse Malmed.

THE SPACES BETWEEN CHICAGOS features Molly Hewitt, Lori Felker,Amir George, Christopher Renton, Paula Pinho Martins Nacif, Josh B Mabe, By Way of Today, Paul Dickinson, Blair Bogin and Jillian Hansen-Lewis.

(Still by Robert Zverina, The Spaces Between Cities. Shooting Location: Seattle, Washingtion)



Filed under: artist in attendance, experimental, international, narrative, new media, video

FIRE AFTER THE SUN

Five Videomakers from Mexico City

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The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Friday, August 19th, 7:30 pm, $7-10


Fire After the Sun
presents the work of five videomakers from Mexico City addressing the legacy of delusionment/disillusionment after history, anecdotes around collective catastrophes, and deconstructions of national symbols.

The program creates a  dialogue between the antagonistic perspectives and conceptual coincidences between the different works. Originally they were all created as video installations. Thus they challenge the mono channel projection by creating non-linear narratives, departing from fiction and nonfiction film strategies through selected media archeologies and techniques.

 

Program Details

Isaac Torres

“Todo se derrumbó” Mini DV (05:17)

“La Marcha” Mini DV (11:11)

Amanda Gutierrez 

“Fallas de Tlatelolco” Mini DV, VHS and HD (3:17)

“Arqueología mediática” Mini DV, VHS and HD (8:00)

“Complot Mongol” HD video (00: 48)

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Paola De Anda

“Fogata del disturbio”  HD video(5:25)

Federico Martinez

“Forjar Dinero” HD video (1:35)

Adela Goldbard

“Enter the Dragon”  HD video(0:45)

“CoCa Cola Chrismas Tree” HD video (1:57)

“Microbus”  HD video(4:38)

“Oxxo”  HD video(2:57)

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Filed under: anarchy, artist in attendance, experimental, international, new media, video

LIGHTSHIP 103

Recent Short Films by Anna Kipervaser

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The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Saturday, August 6, 6 pm, $7-10

The Nightingale welcomes Anna Kipervaser as she takes her recent short films on the road. In her work, Anna Kipervaser explores intersections between realities, between abstraction and translation, structure and poetry, the internal and external. She deals with a variety of topics from the Middle East and Islam, to mythology, translation, and modernity-and-tradition.

Her work spans multiple disciplines including experimental and documentary moving image works in both 16mm film and HD video. Anna is also painter, printmaker, curator of exhibitions and programmer of screenings showcasing the works of contemporary international artists. She holds a BFA in Painting from the Art Academy of Cincinnati , Class 2003, a Graduate Certificate in Middle East Studies, and, an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University, Class 2015.

Filmmaker will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion!

Program Details:

AZIZ AND VALE

2014 I 8:30 I Video I Silent

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A minstrel cannot die in bed. He can only die on the road. During a journey. Dedicated to the guides of the minstrel.

 

FAIR WINDS+ FOLLOWING SEAS

2016 I 4:00 I 16mm I Silent

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The air is cut away before,

And closes from behind.

 

MYTH

2013 I 5:45 I Video I Silent

MYTH

Laid above and in front. A sacrifice and an elegy.

 

A MEETING, IN LIGHT

2014 I 4:45 I Video I Sound

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And I hold within my hand

Grains of the golden sand –How

few! yet how they creep

Through my fingers to the deep,

While I weep — while I weep!

 

IT WILL BE ADVANTAGEOUS TO CROSS THE GREAT STREAM

2014 I 5:40 I Video I Sound

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Sometimes, and only sometimes, do things magically fall into place. Always, the future is revealed. The past is never quite what it seemed. And if it’s true that destiny adores repetition , then the present is its silent resting place. All things move toward their end.

 

THE ORDER OF REVELATION: 1-5

2015 I 14:00 I 16mm I Silent

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THE ORDER OF REVELATION is a long-form multipart film translating the Quran from Arabic to Visual, in the order in which it was revealed rather than the order in which it was canonized following the rules of recitation of the Quran, reclaiming the Visual as a Language and challenging prioritization of semantic meaning in translation in favor of considerations such as form fidelity.

 

THE INVISIBLE AX

2016 I 5:00 I Video I Sound

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He knew that the woods are full of forest demons who graze deer and hares like cattle, that the Chuhaistyr – who rends wood nymphs from limb to limb – roams about, inviting passers-by to join him in dance, and that the sound of the ax lives in the forest. He also knew about the Rusalky who emerge from the rivers on clear days to sing songs, to invent tales and prayers, and about the drowned men who dry their pale bodies on river boulders after sunset.

 

HORTUS CONCLUSUS

2015 I 6:45 I Video I Silent

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A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse;

a garden enclosed, a fountain sealed up.

 

Anna Kipervaser is a Ukrainian-born multimedia artist. Her work spans multiple disciplines including experimental and documentary moving image works. Anna is also painter, printmaker, installation artist, curator of exhibitions and programmer of screenings showcasing the works of contemporary international artists. Her moving image work has screened at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Crossroads Film Festival at the San Francisco Cinematheque, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Indie Grits Film Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Spectacle Theatre, Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogota, and 12Gates Video Art Fest. She holds a BFA in Painting from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Class 2003, a Graduate Certificate in Middle East Studies, and, an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University, Class 2015. annakipervaser.com

 

Programmed by Lorenzo Gattorna



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

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