1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

DIFFICULT BUT POSSIBLE

A Supplement to Rules, Tools and Fools

The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Sunday, September 18th, 8 pm, $7-10

A selection of shorts surrounding not just the the how-to but to-how. Bearing fully in mind the notion of utopia as a no-place, Difficult but Possible animates the notion of a diffuse set of not-yet-places, of worlds unbuilt, of worlds unbuilding, of the crazy-eyed mirage we keep moving toward. Together, we explore terrains fantastical, domestic, speculative and utopian; we learn to dodge the camera all around us and to stare deeply into and through others; we receive allegories from beyond underground weather and beyond Drop City, venture into cited non-sites and pick up some skills along the way.

Co-presented by Spudnik Press, in conjunction with Rules, Tools and Fools,
curated by Jaclyn Jacunski and Jason Pallas;
made possible through the generosity of the Chicago Film Archives,
and the sense of possibility and adventure of the artists

Programmed by Jesse Malmed

 

Mike Lopez | Whole Earth Land | 2016 | 10 minutes  | Playthrough Performance

Gene Bernofsky | 1993 | 1980 | 9 minutes | 16mm to Video | Sound

JoAnn Elam | The Last Whole Earth Catalog | 1967-1990 | 20 minutes | 8mm to Video | Silent

Jillian Mayer | Makeup Tutorial – How to Hide from Cameras | 2013 | 3.5 minutes | Video | Sound

Sam Green | Clear Glasses | 2008 | 4 minutes | Video | Sound

Jennifer Proctor | Alternative Forms of Energy | 2005 | 5 minutes | Super 8 to Video | Sound

Ben Russell | Trypps 7 (Badlands) | 2010 | 10 minutes | S16mm to Video | Sound

 



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WHATHAVEYOUDONEFORMELATELY?

Tracers/Nightingale Media Series #002:
WOMEN’S WORK with Beth Capper

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CHOCOLATE CAKE by JoAnn Elam (1973)

Sunday, June 28, 5 pm, Free
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

 

TRACERS is teaming up with The Nightingale for a monthly media series featuring readings, scholars, films, moving pictures, music, meditation, performance, and lively discussion around topics of contemporary feminism. Over the course of the year, this series presents a body of texts and media designed to promote broader feminist discourse beyond the institutional setting. Your new feminist library starts here. Unless otherwise noted, these events are family friendly and FREE.

Second on our docket is WOMEN’S WORK.  To create an event that is part book club/screening/discussion group, we invited media scholar Beth Capper to chose a contemporary feminist text to explore. She will introduce major concepts from The Problem With Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics and Postwork Imaginaries by Kathi Weeks and present a screening of work illustrative of its themes. Reading the book isn’t required to participate. The event is modular and meant to work as as introduction to texts and issues that can be explored further.

Featuring:
Chocolate Cake by JoAnn Elam

Killing Time/Fannie’s Film by Fronza Woods

Bessie Cohen, Survivor of 1911 Shirtwaist Fire by Hope Tucker

Conductor/Collaboration #3 by Ei Jane Janet Lin & Miao Jia Xin

Beth Capper is a PhD student in modern culture and media at Brown University, where she works at the intersections of feminist media and performance. Her work on the filmmaker Shirley Clarke’s 1970’s media workshops has been published in Art Journal. She is currently a co-organizer of the Providence-based film and video series Magic Lantern Cinema.

 

Check out Kathi Weeks’ book here.

 

Chocolate Cake screening courtesy of Chicago Film Archives

Killing Time/Fannie’s Film made available through the support of Women Make Movies. For more information or to book a film, visit www.wmm.com.

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EXTENDED RAEDING LIST

 Silvia Federici, Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle

Maria Mies, Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale: Women in the International Division of Labor

Leopoldina Fortunati, Arcane of Reproduction: Housework, Prostitution, Labor, and Capital

Premilla Nadasen, Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United  States

Angela Y. Davis, “The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: A Working Class Perspective,” Women, Race and Class

Selma James and Mariarosa Dalla Cosa, Sex, Race and Class: The Perspective of Winning 1952-2011

Jennifer Morgan, Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery

 Del Re, Alissa. “Women and Welfare: Where is Jocasta?” in Radical Thought in Italy: A Potential Politics.

Federici, Silvia. Caliban and the Witch: Women, The Body and Primitive Accumulation.

Fortunati, Leopoldina. Arcane of Reproduction: Housework, Prostitution, Labor and Capital.



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