1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

First Year SAIC MFA Students

The Nightingale will host a screening of first year SAIC MFA students’ film, video, and new media work.

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The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Friday, May 6th, 7 pm, $7-10

Ranging from experimental documentary to 3D and 2D experimental animation, these films and videos represent the culmination of a year spent in thought and labor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. These works, produced as first year students in the MFA program, explore themes of loss and displacement, the role of the accordion in Chinese culture, and chance operations. Join us for a screening of works completed and in progress, including a live kazoo soundtrack.

Including:

Ricardo Salcedo Martínez – Home(s)
Julia Pello – In the Time//In the House\\ of Slow Sex
Emily Sasmore – ___
Benji Sayed – ihavefailedyouall
Kelsey Velez – Pinwheel
Peng Zuqiang – Accordion Class

Ricardo Salcedo Martínez was born in Cuenca, Ecuador in 1989. He got his undergraduate degree Film at the School of Arts and Social Sciences in Chile. Through fiction, documentary and essay film forms his work often delves into questions of identity, belonging and perception. He is currently studying for his Master’s at SAIC.

Julia Pello is a Russian-born poet and filmmaker who has shown work around the world including at The Getty, Le Centre Pompidou, and the Bangkok International Film Festival among many others. She has collaborated on various audio-visual projects including Hour of Star and Zerkalo and presented live projections at such venues as Cité de La Musique. Julia is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Emily Sasmore’s work focuses on power relationships. Telling narratives focusing on interpersonal relationships allows her to talk about domination on both a small and large scale. Using both tangible and intangible materials, she brings up the roles that reality and the imaginary play within them. The stories and spaces she creates are meant to leave questions. None of which are answered. By reveling in these interactions, the viewer is asked to enter into limbos, engaging with unending, repetitious power struggles.

Desi-Corean artist Benji is interested in glitch, noise, and game environments to explore concepts of identity loss, alienation, anxiety, and failure.

Kelsey Velez is an MFA candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has screened at Indie Grits in Columbia, SC, New Orleans, LA & in Athens, Greece. She is interested in marrying traditions of representation and abstraction to depict and distort ideas of recreation, diversion and sport.

Peng Zuqiang is a filmmaker and translator born in Changsha, China in 1992. His film and video works speculate and question the potential and condition of collectivism through exploring historical objects and environments. Recent exhibitions include: “De arrogantie van De jeugd” (2015) at Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam. “Casual Contradictions” (2014) at MOCA Shijiazhuang, and “The Temporary: 01” (2014), at ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham. His has participated in screenings at Acadia Missa and Chinese Visual Festival, both in London where he completed his BA at Goldsmiths College. He is currently a candidate of MFA in Film at the School of Art Institute in Chicago.

Programmed by Emily Eddy and Kelsey Velez



Filed under: 16mm, animation, documentary, experimental, feminism, film, music, narrative, new media, opening, painting, performance, video

UIC 2016 MFA Screenings 1 & 2

Works for the Screen by Graduating UIC MFAs
Co-Presented by UIC School of
Art & Art History

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The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Tuesday, April 5 & Thursday April 7, 7 pm, Free

 

Coinciding with the 2016 UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions at Gallery 400, a series of works for the screen by graduating MFA students from the School of Art & Art History at University of Illinois at Chicago are presented at Nightingale Cinema.

 

APRIL 5 PROGRAM DETAILS
Wanderlust, Sara Condo (2015, 12 min, HD Video)
Wanderlust is a short experimental documentary centered around a woman who travels alone and contemporary notions of female hysteria, agriculture, and the dawning of the New Age.

Tissues, Jessica Pierotti (2015, 8 min, Video)
Tissues is a performative video work that addresses anxiety, control, absurdity, and an obsessive and sincere interest in attempting to understand the inside of a box of tissues.

Sponge/Mopping Up, Grace Cross (2015, 6 min, Video)
Sponge/Mopping Up is a performative feminist diptych video, that uses a magic domestic mop as paintbrush and hairdo; discussing issues of cultural appropriation and the intimacy of female micro-economies that persist under the radar.

A study, in the key of C, Rachel Glass (2015, 6 min, 16mm on video)

Make Your Own Metric, Aaron Walker (2016, 2 min, video)
Where does the creation of a work and its evaluation begin and end? We take a look.

Context Is Half The Work, Aaron Walker (2016, 2 min, video)
A slow pan reveals that things are exactly as they seem.

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Filed under: documentation, experimental, found footage, Free Screening!, new media, opening, queer, Uncategorized

ZACHARY HUTCHINSON

New Works

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Saturday, January 16, 7 pm, $5-10
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

 

How to Reduce Your Masculinity in 10 Easy Steps, and more! The Nightingale will host a selection of brand new works by Chicago based artist Zachary Hutchinson. Co-curated by Zachary Hutchinson & Emily Eddy.

Zachary Hutchinson (b. 1991) is a interdisciplinary artist and programmer. His work is the result of a necessity to play, to collaborate with his friends as a way to cast a realm of possibility in which to act and choreograph our playing around identifying and scrambling the discursive signs of culture and identity that he is not comfortable inheriting. He comes to art through costume making, make up, traditional theater, video making and an obsessive attention to image and transgressive affect. He recently received his BFA at from SAIC and is a MFA candidate at UIC. He has had works shown in Montreal, Mexico City, San Francisco, Berlin and extensively in Chicago. His current project VideoVideoZine.com is a monthly user submitted archive of moving image work along side interviews with young artists and curated videos selections by establish artists.

My work is the result of a necessity to play, to collaborate with my friends as a way to cast a realm of possibility in which to act and choreograph our playing around identifying and scrambling the discursive signs of culture and identity that I am not comfortable inheriting. I come to art through costume making, make up, traditional theater, video making and an obsessive attention to image and transgressive affect.

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Filed under: experimental, new media, performance, queer, Uncategorized, video

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