I THINK YOU DESERVE EVERYTHING
Recent Work by Malic Amalya
Malic Amalya in Person!
Thursday, June 26th at 8:00 pm, $7-10
The Nightingale is please to welcome former Chicagoan (and UIC grad) Malic Amalya, who will be in person to present a special program of films, digital videos, and a 16mm film performance with live musical accompaniment.
Amalya’s films, videos, performance works, and installations operate on the boundary lines between traditional experimental cinema (drawing from the lyrical, structural, diaristic, and “camp” strains in particular) and a more radical and critical queer-punk aesthetic. They are interstitial works that are both at home in both realms, and yet also somewhat distant from each. A sweet hardcore. Identity, performance and performance of the self, a search for grounding (aesthetically and personally), and finding meaning and understanding in the easily missed small things that surround us everyday are constant themes.
EDDIE, PAM, GARY, SUE (2007, 4 min, 16mm)
Eddie, Pam, Gary, Sue is a filmic study in semiotics and family relationships. Set in the filmmaker’s studio in Chicago and in his grandmother’s home in Vermont, this experimental film explores the deterioration and production of signifiers through time and across generations.
BOLEX STUDY #1: A CALL AND RESPONSE WITH WARHOL’S BLOW JOB (2008, 3 min, 16mm)
Andy Warhol’s 1964 film Blow Job is a 35 minute shot of a man’s head and shoulders as, the title suggests, he receives a blow job. Confined to the Bolex’s spring-wound clockwork motor and a 100ft roll of film, Bolex Study #1 supplies the missing half of Warhol’s film.
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