A Selection of Videos by Jesse McLean
Jesse McLean in person!
Friday, March 21st at 8pm, $7-10
“My work is motivated by a deep curiosity about human behavior and relationships, and is concerned with both the power and the failure of the mediated experience to bring people together.”
Jesse McLean’s work conveys a unique sense of empathy while it both investigates and performs a pressing social concern of our moment: does technology extend the human experience or has the human experience become mediated by technology? The works presented tonight contemplate these questions with acute attention—witty and smart, without sacrificing feeling to cleverness. Even with cultural detritus, McLean creates rich moments of sonic and visual splendor that recall the histories of personal cinema; moments created with a sincere desire to understand her own position with the materials she is drawn to and uses for her artistic practice. In her interview with Jesse Malmed for Bad at Sports she admits:
“There is a great deal of power in mass media but the level of manipulation is so grotesque as to be impressive. Popular culture works terrifically on me; I have a particularly embarrassing memory of sobbing uncontrollably on a plane during Toy Story 3. This kind of emotional response never happens to me in real life. So I would never ridicule my subject, because I’m a fan, too. But I’m also a skeptic.”
Filed under: artist in attendance
, found footage
, new media
Films & Videos by Julie Perini
Julie Perini in person!
Saturday, February 15th at 8:00 pm, $7-10
The Nightingale will be screening a selection of Julie Perini’s short film and video works followed by a Q&A with the artist herself!
Julie’s films and videos are completely unique to her personality and inquisitive mind. Both a source of social commentary and an ode to the mundane, each piece is graceful, curious, heartbreaking, and hilarious.
Filed under: experimental
, new media
Saturday, November 16th at 8:00 pm, $7-10
Artists in Person!
Jennifer Chan works with video, performance, and web-based media. She makes deliberately kitsch remix videos as a form of social commentary on art and gender after the Internet. Chan has had solo exhibitions at the Marshall McLuhan Salon in the Embassy of Canada in Berlin for Transmediale 2013 (Germany), Vox Populi (Philadelphia) and VideoFag (Toronto). Her work recently showed Moving Image (London), Eastern Bloc (Montreal), Trinity Square Video (Toronto), Brooklyn International Festival of Performance Art (Brooklyn), Future Gallery (Berlin), Abandon Normal Devices Festival (Manchester), Interstate Projects (New York City), and Images Festival (Toronto).
She is a recipient of the Mississauga Art Awards for Emerging Visual Talent in 2008. Chan has presented on her work at Whitechapel Gallery (London, UK) and Hyperallergic’s tumblr art symposium (New York City, US). Her work has appeared on Rhizome, Furtherfield and ArtForum. She has a HBA in Communications, Culture, Information Technology from University of Toronto and a MFA in Art Video from Syracuse University. Chan was born in Ottawa and raised in Hong Kong. She currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.
In this evening’s program you can expect to see feminist identities on the net, post internet art practices, juvenile masculinity, consumer culture, and of course sex, love, and pain. Don’t miss it!
Filed under: animation
, artist in attendance
, new media
NO MEDIA is an open improvisational
realtime/performance media art event.
Saturday, August 17th at 7 pm, Free
Participating artists are randomly matched in sets of 3 && given 10mins to perform. NO MEDIA aims to bring together artists from a broad range of performable disciplines (poets + dancers + expanded cinemaistas + free jazzers + audio/video noise makers + etc) to challenge the conventions of their practice by responding in realtime to artists from other disciplines.
No Media At The Beginning!
[NO preparation is allowed. Bring your tools, devices, instruments, props, etc., but you’ve got to start with a blank slate. NO time will be allotted for ‘setup’. There will be a 2min turn around time where you can carry your stuff up and meet your collaborators]
No Media At The End!
[NO documentation allowed. It happens once && in realtime.]
Jason Soliday + Nick Briz + Jeff Kolar
Filed under: new media