1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

Radius GRIDS

GRIDS Book Release and
FLEETING COMPONENTS Screening

Radius GRIDS Cover

Tuesday, July 7, 7 pm, $7-10
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

 

The Nightingale is delighted to host the release party of GRIDS, a book documenting the recent activity of Radius and the accompanying premiere of FLEETING COMPONENTS, a film by Stephanie Acosta.

Radius GRIDS was a four-part, year-long series of mobile radio broadcasts in Chicago that examined energy production, distribution, and consumption. The new GRIDS Book features on-site photographs and artist interviews with Antye Greie-Ripatti, Brett Bloom, Bonnie Fortune, Mari Keski-Korsu, Ethan Rose, Kristen Roos, and Amanda Gutiérrez. FLEETING COMPONENTS documents the GRIDS series through interviews, behind the scenes, and more.

Radius is an experimental radio broadcast platform based in Chicago, IL, USA. Radius features a new project monthly with statements by artists who use radio as a primary element in their work. Radius provides artists with live and experimental formats in radio programming. The goal is to support work that engages the tonal and public spaces of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Stephanie Acosta is a multi-disciplinary artist, curator and producer focused on experimental means to experiential goals. Acosta blends performance with practiced based research creating work at once in response to, and creator of, site and space.



Filed under: artist in attendance, documentary, experimental, new media, Uncategorized, video

WHATHAVEYOUDONEFORMELATELY?

Tracers/Nightingale Media Series #002:
WOMEN’S WORK with Beth Capper

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CHOCOLATE CAKE by JoAnn Elam (1973)

Sunday, June 28, 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. Over the course of the year, this series presents a body of texts and media designed to promote broader feminist discourse beyond the institutional setting. Your new feminist library starts here. Unless otherwise noted, these events are family friendly and FREE.

Second on our docket is WOMEN’S WORK.  To create an event that is part book club/screening/discussion group, we invited media scholar Beth Capper to chose a contemporary feminist text to explore. She will introduce major concepts from The Problem With Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics and Postwork Imaginaries by Kathi Weeks and present a screening of work illustrative of its themes. Reading the book isn’t required to participate. The event is modular and meant to work as as introduction to texts and issues that can be explored further.

Featuring:
Chocolate Cake by JoAnn Elam

Killing Time/Fannie’s Film by Fronza Woods

Bessie Cohen, Survivor of 1911 Shirtwaist Fire by Hope Tucker

Conductor/Collaboration #3 by Ei Jane Janet Lin & Miao Jia Xin

Beth Capper is a PhD student in modern culture and media at Brown University, where she works at the intersections of feminist media and performance. Her work on the filmmaker Shirley Clarke’s 1970’s media workshops has been published in Art Journal. She is currently a co-organizer of the Providence-based film and video series Magic Lantern Cinema.

 

Check out Kathi Weeks’ book here.

 

Chocolate Cake screening courtesy of Chicago Film Archives

Killing Time/Fannie’s Film made available through the support of Women Make Movies. For more information or to book a film, visit www.wmm.com.

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EXTENDED RAEDING LIST

 Silvia Federici, Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle

Maria Mies, Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale: Women in the International Division of Labor

Leopoldina Fortunati, Arcane of Reproduction: Housework, Prostitution, Labor, and Capital

Premilla Nadasen, Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United  States

Angela Y. Davis, “The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: A Working Class Perspective,” Women, Race and Class

Selma James and Mariarosa Dalla Cosa, Sex, Race and Class: The Perspective of Winning 1952-2011

Jennifer Morgan, Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery

 Del Re, Alissa. “Women and Welfare: Where is Jocasta?” in Radical Thought in Italy: A Potential Politics.

Federici, Silvia. Caliban and the Witch: Women, The Body and Primitive Accumulation.

Fortunati, Leopoldina. Arcane of Reproduction: Housework, Prostitution, Labor and Capital.



Filed under: archival, feminism, Free Screening!, lecture, reading, Uncategorized, video

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