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HOW TO FIGHT LIKE A GIRL

Recent Video Work Made by Powerful Femmes

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The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Friday, September 30th, 7:00 pm, $7-10

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Filed under: anarchy, animation, artist in attendance, experimental, feminism, film, new media, performance, queer, Uncategorized, video

4my_broken_hard_drive

New Video works by SAIC Students

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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❤️:

Zeynep Aslanoba

Margaret Carsello

Riley Goss

Holly Henry

Melissa Hespelt

Corey McCullar

Talixa

Valentina Pozo

Allison Anne Ramirez

Joey Scher

Stella Serne

Lu Shan

Natalie Ullman

Claire Jade Wong

Pearl Marie Salas

eric fleischauer

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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, documentary, experimental, feminism, film, narrative, new media, queer, video

DARK PRISM

Queer Surreal Horror Feature
Director, Dylan Greenberg, in person!

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The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Friday, April 22, 7 pm, $7-10

 

Eighteen year-old director, Dylan Greenberg, describes her movie like this: “DARK PRISM is about three unique and strange women, each battling their own demons, in both a literal and metaphorical sense. Although they exist in different times and perhaps different worlds, their lives will soon collide due to the mysterious appearance of a massive prism. Slowly, the world as one knows it disassembles, and the nonsensical becomes the sensical… Dark Prism features special appearances by Mac DeMarco, Matt and Lauren Katz-Bohen, and Lloyd Kaufman and stars Sofe Cote, Sara Kaiser, Chandani Smith, Stephanie Domini, Max Husten and Wayne Garrett Bal ‘The Jurgen Munster.'”

After the release of a mind-splitting trailer and a spate of high profile press, Greenburg’s strange and wonderfully amateur feature DARK PRISM is now starting to make its way to screens propelled by enthusiastic fans.  Unhinged and sometimes hilarious, DARK PRISM is a movie worth rooting for in its genuine weirdness and visibly collaborative ethos.  Crafted in the infectious tradition of “hey let’s all make a movie,” PRISM is a youthful, queer, self-conscious fever-dream best experienced in a room full of the converted.

Programmed by Christy Castro and Christy LeMaster



Filed under: artist in attendance, experimental, feminism, music, narrative, opening, queer, Uncategorized, video

EVERYTHING SHE WANTS

Recent Work by Claire Arctander
& The Nightingale’s 8th Birthday Party

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The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Friday, April 1, 8 pm, $7-10


Join us as we celebrate the Nightingale’s 8th year in existence with the video work of one of Chicago’s best party-makers, Claire Arctander. Along with the screening, our birthday will also include an introduction  to the new class of Nightingale programmers, cake, free beers, Nightingale-themed raffle gifts, and a dance party with our friends and loved ones. 

Working across multiple mediums, Arctander joyfully articulates conflicted feminist notions of desire and desirability. Via an investment in and respectful treatment of abject materials and low-brow media outlets- like pop music, home decor, porn, internet phenomena, edibles and consumer ephemera- she posits debasement as a viable position from which to critically operate.  In this screening, we are delighted to premiere  a new work by Arctander entitled Why Have There Been No Great Women Magicians?

One strain of Arctander’s moving image work can be housed squarely in performative video. Completing endurance tasks with exuberance and in colorful environments Arctander supplants performance art’s often dark tone with her own blithe and lavish presence. Using a sustained eye contact with the camera, she creates a dynamic awareness of looking and being looked at. Her femme beauty and generous gaze often suffuse the frame, creating an affective illusion of the work happening in the present moment.  The usual relationship to watching women onscreen is at once indulged and changed – the audience’s innate desire to be seen  answered with confidence and playfulness. -CA & CL

 

Program Details
Please Please Don’t (2012, digital file, 8:25)

Feeding Time (2014, digital file, 2:30)

The Right to Piss in Different Colors, Part 2: Tributes
(2014, digital file, 9:20)

Bloom Where You Are Planted (2013,digital file, 1:43)

Everything She Wants (2011, digital file, 9:31)

Three Scenes from Last Summer (2014, digital file, 3:43)
by Claire Arctander, Rami George & Latham Zearfoss

Why Have There Been No Great Women Magicians?
(2016, digital file, 10:00)

 

Claire Arctander earned a BA in Art Theory and Practice and Gender Studies from Northwestern University and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently works in the Education Department at the Museum of Contrmporary Art Chicago. She has taught art classes for UIC and the City Colleges of Chicago. In the past she has been a resident at The Cooper Union, Summer Forum, ACRE and Ox-Bow Upcoming Shows include a one-person show at The Nightingale in Chicago, a group show at Weinberg Newton Gallery in Chicago and a group screening at the Mini in Cincinnati. Her practice also encompasses a social-political impulse to bring together and celebrate feminist makers. Arctander often curates and hosts events that showcase others’ work, most often through Crimson Glow, a feminist dance party and performance showcase project created with her often-collaborator Latham Zearfoss.

Programmed by Christy LeMaster



Filed under: BIRTHDAY PARTY, experimental, feminism, performance, queer, Uncategorized, video

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