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Tracers/Nightingale Media Series #001:
MOTHERNISM with Lise Haller Baggesen

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Sunday, May 10, 5 pm, Free
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

TRACERS is teaming up with The Nightingale for a monthly media series featuring readings, scholars, films, moving pictures, music, meditation, performance, and lively discussion around topics of contemporary feminism. We’re meeting every 2nd Sunday of the month from 5-7PM. Unless otherwise noted, these events are family friendly and FREE.

First up is MOTHERNISM (on Mother’s Day!), featuring:
Emily Lansana will read an excerpt of her storytelling performance about raising black boys in Chicago.

Lise Haller Baggesen reading an excerpt from her book “Mothernism”

Christa Donner sharing some thoughts about her work with Cultural ReProducers

Lori M Barett reading an excerpt from her novel

Maya Dru (REBIRTH youth poetry ensemble) reading a poem about her mom with Simone Allen

Selina Trepp screening a selection of her nap time videos

All are welcome!

Programmed by Lise Haller Baggesen



Filed under: anarchy, artist in attendance, feminism, queer, reading, Uncategorized, video

THE OTOLITH GROUP

The Radiant & People To Be Resembling
RUN OF LIFE Experimental
Documentary Series

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Monday, March 23, 7 pm, $10
Constellation, 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL
Purchase tickets here.

THE RADIANT and PEOPLE TO BE RESEMBLING
by The Otolith Group
Screened in association with LUX

Preceded by BABBIT RESERVE MINING BLAST by Jack Behrend
Courtesy of Chicago Film Archives
With minimalist synth improvisation by Nick Broste, Kent Lambert, and Seth Vanek

Program Details
THE RADIANT(2012, HD video, 64 min)
Commissioned as part of dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012, The Radiant explores the aftermath of March 11, 2011, when the Tohoku earthquake triggered a tsunami that killed many thousands and caused the partial meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on the east coast of Japan. A film essay burdened by the difficult task of representing the invisible aftermath of nuclear fallout, The Radiant travels through time and space to invoke the historical promises of nuclear energy and the threats of radiation that converge in Japan’s illuminated cities and evacuated villages in the months immediately following the disasters. The Otolith Group’s cinematic document offers glimpses into the shape and presence of an unseen entity and its abstract manifestation through visual phenomena.

PEOPLE TO BE RESEMBLING (2102, HD video, 22min)
People To Be Resembling can be described as a five sided portrait of the methodologies of the post-free jazz, pre-world music trio Codona, founded by multi-instrumentalists Collin Walcott, Don Cherry, and Nana Vasconcelos in 1978. Consisting of stills by renowned photographers Roberto Masotti and Isio Saba, newly filmed and archival footage and original music performed by musician Charles Hayward, People to be Resembling reimagines the poetics of permutation that informed the sonic geography of the first Codona album recorded with ECM in September 1978. People to be Resembling returns to 1978 in order to redream the recording process at Tonstudio Bauer as a meditation upon the relations between visual anthropology, anti-colonial choreography, nuclear annihilation and Weltmusik. In its arrangement of positive and negative with colour and black and white and still and moving imagery, The Otolith Group’s People to Be Resembling stages an experiment in mnemonic cohabitation inspired by the visionary music of Codona.

The Otolith Group was founded in 2002 and consists of Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun who live and work in London. During their longstanding collaboration The Group have drawn from a wide range of resources and materials. They explore the moving image, the archive, the sonic and the aural within the gallery context. The work is research based and in particular has focused on the essay film as a form that seeks to look at conditions, events and histories in their most expanded form.

 

Special thanks to LUX and Chicago Film Archives for Program Support

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Filed under: animation, archival, documentary, documentation, experimental, film, found footage, international, music, narrative, new media, performance, reading, surveillance, Uncategorized, video

CINEMA BY OTHER MEANS

New Words

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Saturday, February 21st at 8:00pm, $7-10
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

Or: The Lightbulb Joke
Or: The Show is Over
Or: Il Prosto

A screening with no screen, no projector. An introduction, a raffle, a where’s-the-bathroom and a what’s-coming-soon, the lights go down… between each work, a few palate-cleansing seconds of black.

Cinema by Other Means is a willful confusion of the codes incumbent to specific aesthetic forms. A paraphrased Paul Ramirez Jonas instructively noticed that he was once stuck on a sculpture until he started calling it a monument and it started to make a new and better sense. Sometimes when you’re making a soup it starts tasting better when it’s a salad. So, tonight, we offer you a screening of movies that just so happen to not be movies. Some of Chicago’s finest image movers have been commissioned to make performances and give readings, to be bodies and look back at the audience.

New words and works by:

Lyra Hill
Andy Roche
Claire Arctander
Blair Bogin
Andrew Rosinski



Filed under: artist in attendance, performance, reading

Return To The Moon Hotel

Videos by Jessie Stead

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm, $7-10
Video chat Q & A with Jessie following the screening!
Chicago premiere of Meanwhile At The Moon Hotel!

Return to the Moon Hotel: a selection of recent solo and collaborative cinema works by Jessie Stead, including Page 59, Ambient Whiskey Slap, and the Chicago premiere of Meanwhile at the Moon Hotel, from the Nocturnes episodics: “A reverie in 10 overlapping Meanwhiles at a downloaded lunar hotel…”

BIO: Jessie Stead is a New York based artist working with installation, cinema, music, collaboration and other overlapping disciplines.

VISIT: www.jessiestead.com

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Filed under: artist in attendance, documentary, documentation, experimental, narrative, new media, reading, surveillance, Uncategorized, video

FOLLOW FOCUS

Daviel Shy and THE LADIES ALMANACK
Winter Screening and Inaugural Party

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Sunday, December 7th at 7:00 pm, $15

The Nightingale is delighted to introduce FOLLOW FOCUS- a new process-oriented screening series that rallies audiences and resources behind a moving image maker as they complete a feature project. Designed to expand viewership into the production stage, FOLLOW FOCUS invites audiences to observe a director’s process, collaborations, and inspiration. Our inaugural featured project is THE LADIES ALMANACK written and directed by Chicago-based filmmaker, Daviel Shy and produced by NYC-based performer, Stephanie Acosta.

THE LADIES ALMANACK is a feature-­length experimental narrative film shot on Super 8 and based on the novel of the same title by Djuna Barnes. The film is a kaleidoscopic tribute to women’s writing through the friendships, jealousies, flirtations and publishing woes of authors and artists in 1920’s Paris.

The Nightingale will host 4 screenings during the course of the next year, each one in a different season and  highlighting a different element of the process ending with a rough cut screening in Fall of 2015. The production of a commissioned art object will also raise funds for the film.  Admission price  at each of the four screenings includes part of a limited edition, risograph-printed Ladies Almanack Tarot Deck designed and illustrated by Jess LeMaster. Attend all four screenings for a complete 24-card set.

The Winter Screening will include a treatment presentation by director Daviel Shy,  exclusive trailer release, and dramatic readings from The Ladies Almanack 1928 original novel. Reception with artists to follow the screening.

To support the THE LADIES ALMANACK right away, check out the movie’s website. Donations are tax-deductible.

http://theladiesalmanack.tumblr.com/contribute

Image Credit: Collage made by  Sarah Patten. Full image may be found here. See more of her amazing collage work here.



Filed under: experimental, feminism, film, narrative, queer, reading, Super 8mm

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