New Video works by SAIC Students
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Sunday, May 15, 7 pm, Free
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here tonight to celebrate the life and love of Hard Drive. :~(
When we started this journey together, we assumed it would end in planned obsolescence, but the years we spent together were the best of our lives.
There are so many good memories to back up. :~)
Like the time we improperly ejected ⏏ Hard Drive, or the great migration from Windows ➡️ Mac OS, but being so solid and dependable, you didn’t lose a bit or byte of info.
Or that fateful day when your sleek, compact design that had once brought us so much joy, made you slip through our fingers to your final resting place.
✝ ␛ ✝ ␛ ✝
We held you in our hands, and felt your 7200 RPMS slow down to zero, until the click of death finally overtook your drive as you entered the great bit bucket in the sky.⛅️
Every time we see a ‘media offline’ message, we are reminded of your absence.
We wish there was a Time Machine that could take us back to all the good times you kept in store for us.
Hard Drive, thank you for being part of our lives, and thank you for the memory. ✌️
Your final wishes of being responsibly recycled will be followed though. ❤️♻️☁️
Unfortunately, it was too expen$$$ive to save your contents so all we have now are these videos. ▶︎
Come pay your respects at our screening/funeral for Hard Drive @ The Nightingale.
❤️Family and Friends of Hard Drive❤️:
Allison Anne Ramirez
Claire Jade Wong
Pearl Marie Salas
4my_broken_hard_drive is a screening of moving image/video works organized & made by students from the “Video” class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, taught by eric fleischauer and TA Pearl Marie Salas during “Spring” 2016.
Filed under: animation
, artist in attendance
, new media
Recent Work by Ana Vaz
Ana Vaz in Person!
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Sunday, May 8, 6 pm, $7-10
The work of Ana Vaz confronts our conceptualization of history via themes of colonialism, semiotics, and memory. Vaz creates loose sound and color palettes, imagines impossible pasts, and melds together popular and personal texts all in service of refocusing our understanding of the ages before our own. She reframes well-known historical realities with elements of utopian fantasy and poetic logic as a window to the contemporary moment and its inheritance of complicated forces.
I PREFER NOT TO BE BUT TO TUPI (2015, 20’, performance, video, sound)
Brazilian modernist poet Oswald de Andrade cannibalizes Hamlet in his Anthropophagic Manifesto, a gesture of perspectival shift: Tupi or not not Tupi that is the question. The Amerindian Tupinambá, the Tupi, become the symbolic nexus that roots this shift. Therein, we must remember “we are all indians, expect for the ones who are not”. I Prefer Not to Be but to Tupi is a camouflaged incantation of another film, a literary expansion on and for the cinematic, an opening into a horizon of sonic and textual presences, spectres in/tangled in time and places. – AV
A IDADE DA PEDRA (2013, 29’, 16mm/HD, sound)
“As artificial as the world must have been when it was created”
A voyage into the far west of Brazil leads us to a monumental structure – petrified at the centre of the savannah. Inspired by the epic construction of the city of Brasília, the film uses this history to imagine it otherwise. “I look at Brasília the way I look at Rome : Brasília began with a final simplification of ruins”. Through the geological traces that lead us to this fictive monument, the film unearths a history of exploration, prophecy and myth. -AV
A FILM, RECLAIMED (Ana Vaz & Tristan Bera, 2015, 20’, HD, sound)
The ecologic crisis is a political, economic and social crisis. It is also cinematographic, as cinema coincides historically and in a critical and descriptive way with the development of the Anthropocene. “A Film, Reclaimed” is a conversation, a pamphlet that reads the terrestrial crisis under the influence and with the help of the beautiful and terrible films which have accompanied it. – AV + TB
Ana Vaz (b. 1986, Brasília) is an artist and filmmaker whose films and expanded works speculate upon the relationships between self and other, myth and history through a cosmology of signs, references and perspectives. Assemblages of found and shot materials, her films combine ethnography and speculation in exploring the frictions and fictions imprinted upon natural and built environments and its multiple inhabitants. A graduate from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Le Fresnoy Studio National, Ana was also a member of SPEAP (School of Political Arts), a project conceived and directed by Bruno Latour. Recent screenings include the New York Film Festival – Projections, TIFF Wavelenghts, CPH:DOX, Videobrasil and Lux Salon. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Kazuko Trust Award presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in recognition of artistic excellence and innovation in her moving-image work.
Programmed by Christy LeMaster
Filed under: documentary