1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

ASIDES & BESIDES

video artists remixing artists’ videos

The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Tuesday, July 11th, 8:00 pm, $5 suggested donation

Ashley McClenon
Benjamin Pearson
Blair Bogin
Cameron Granger
Clint Enns
Emily Eddy
Hannah Piper Burns
Scott Fitzpatrick

This program draws into focus our own (often productive) sloppiness in the language surrounding artistic production that includes the work of others. In this case, these works are less interested in (though not opposed to) ideas like détournement, appropriation, reenactment, “found” footage, glitch, covers, samples, collage, etc. than to how we can apply the thinking behind the music industry’s idea of the remix into the contexts and histories of experimental film, video art and critical cinema. Think: the extended remix, the dub remix, the club remix, the dirty remix, the radio remix, the house remix, the porch remix, the czech remix, the lights on remix. Serious is fun, fun is serious. Seat dancing allowed. Fresh looks assumed.

Organized by Jesse Malmed



Filed under: artist in attendance, experimental, found footage, video

STOM SOGO

PS When You Thought You Are Going To Die

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

“[A] movie’s reality should be as nasty and fucked up as possible, so we want to get fuck out of the theater and hope for something better in life…. I try not to have a message or even word in my movie. But I usually have some sick stories behind each of the movies. Those are just mental eye candy that it taste sweet first, seizure second.” – Stom Sogo

The Nightingale is pleased to present another tribute to Stom Sogo on the day before he died. A special thanks goes to Anthology Film Archives, John Klacsmann, Karen Johannesen and the following for their kind words and continued support of such an incredible, unstoppable force.

“A dynamo whose thunderous potential was cut short by his premature death, Japanese moving-image artist Stom Sogo (1975-2012) remains a romantic rebel if ever there was one. For over two decades he created a hair-raising body of aggressively beautiful films and videos. His distinctive, psychically charged work revels in optic and aural jolts just as much as it attempts a sincere connection with the viewer. While he mastered numerous approaches, his primary technique involved heavy amounts of re-photography, a process that allowed him to fashion multiple electrified layers of strobing imagery. Other pieces demonstrate his uncanny editing prowess in their startling juxtaposition of home movies with materials taken from an expansive array of unlikely sources.” – Andrew Lampert

“Total anarchy, pushing the limits, going out/within further and further, marveling at all the beauties and laughing at all the absurdities. To me this is what Stom was all about at all times.” – Raha Raissnia

“The films of Stom Sogo are incantatory and self combustible. An erratic master of low tech do-it-yourself sortilege, he puts his works through seemingly perpetual remakes.” – Mark McElhatten

“Stom was both cunning and tender, even now I use him to measure imposters. He certainly laughed at the solemnity with which the courtiers behave. He always wanted more, again.” – Albert Herter

 

Program Details:

SILVERPLAY, 2002, video, 16m
Song for TV, 2002, video, 4m
YA PRIVATE SKY, 2001, S8mm/video, 3.5m
SLOW DEATH, 2000, S8mm to video, 16m
PERIODICAL EFFECT, 2001, S8mm/video, 10m
REPEAT, 2006, video, 9.5m
PS WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU ARE GOING TO DIE, 2003, video, 14m

 

STOM SOGO was born in 1975 and moved to the United States in 1992. He graduated with a BA in art and film from Hunter College, New York, in 2000. Sogo started Open Screenings at Anthology Film Archives in 1995, inspiring a whole crew of filmmakers. His Super8 films and video works have screened at various festivals and exhibitions including Rotterdam Film Festival; the Whitney Biennale; Lincoln Center, MoMA, Light Industry, Union Docs, Chicago Filmmakers, Image Forum (Tokyo), Microscope, and many others.

 

Films/videos courtesy of Anthology Film Archives, New York

Programmed by Lorenzo Gattorna



Filed under: archival, Asian, autobiography, cityscape, documentary, experimental, film, found footage, home movies, international, landscape, music, place, re-photography, rural, sound, Super 8mm, travel, Uncategorized, urban, video

Another As A Second Self

New Video Works By Grace Mitchell

1084 N. Milwaukee
Friday, June 16th, 7:00 pm, $7-10

Grace is an image maker whose work is often inspired or facilitated by writing and language (body-language, spoken language, and other communicating forms). Discourse in her films functions much like how talking to yourself does: it lingers, disagrees; it’s sporadic and disjointed. Rarely concludes.

Join us for a special screening of new video work by Milwaukee based artist Grace Mitchell. Artist in attendance!

Accompanying the screening will be issues 3, 4 & 5 of Cineviews, an experimental publication revolving around filmic endeavours, founded by Mitchell with the designing forte and collaborative efforts of Reece Ousey, as well as a yet-to-be-released book of images created by Mitchell and published through Martian Press, a risograph printing press run by Stephanie Gage, located in Milwaukee, WI.

Program details:

Fate Parts (3 min)
Ilse, Irene (5 min)
Another’s Window (7 min)
Red Heel In Field (2 min)
Top Thrill (7 min)
Yards (7 min)
Been Waiting (6 min)
Was Here (4 min)
Sunset Song (5 min)

 



Filed under: artist in attendance, documentary, documentation, essay, experimental, feminism, painting, performance, queer, video

HER ENVIRONMENT

Mantel (part 1)

Thursday April 27th at 7:30 pm, $7-10
The Nightingale (1084 N. Milwaukee)

Her environment is an expanded New Media art series highlighting feminine spectrum artists focusing on broadening the understanding of how New Media practices can be used in multiple forms of art making. Artists have shown work in performance, writing, light, textile, and sound as well as more traditional embodiments of the term “new media” including computer games, video installation and rendered worlds. Our aim is to show pieces that challenge how new media can be used, and the male dominated culture that surrounds it.

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Filed under: experimental, feminism, new media, Uncategorized, video

The HARD EARTH

Filmmaker Sally Lawton in attendance!

The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Saturday, April 8th, 7:00 pm, $7-10

Join us for this special premiere screening of The Hard Earth, a feature documentary by Sally Lawton, preceded by The 51st Star, a short 16mm film by Ian Curry.

THE HARD EARTH is an experimental documentary charting the relationship of five Ukrainians and one Ukrainian American to the 2014 revolution and preceding war.

The film is shot over the central and western regions of Ukraine, immediately post-revolution. Six figures explain their relationship to previous and furthering events in their homes and towns. First the Euromaidan protests are discussed as a singular, illuminating event. After abstracted information, stories of the annexation of Crimea, war in the East, and the disillusionment of the USSR, reveal complex portraits.The director examines interpersonal relationships and how the making of the film impacts realizations. The guides and narrations take on specific forms, showing the miniature in global news stories. The elusive categorization of Ukraine, free and yet oppressed is framed by the difficulty and ease of documentation.

SALLY LAWTON is making film and video work in Chicago and grew up in Detroit. She owns Sincerely Productions which makes commercials for local businesses. She has done curatorial work with experimental film and documentary in Chicago. Her academic background is in film and nonprofit studies, graduating from DePaul University in 2013. Her interest in this project began after her friend, Maya Demianczuk, returned from the Euromaidan. Sally began filming interviews primarily for a public archiving project Maya began, which lead to traveling to Ukraine in summer 2015 and collecting material for the film.

IAN CURRY’s moving image work takes inspiration from the many genres within the 16mm format such as: silent, educational, experimental, avant garde, ethnographic, and documentary films. He combines formal strategies gleaned from celluloid’s history through experimentation to produce stunning imagery that embraces the feeling of a memory or reflection. His films use contact printing, multiple exposures, and in-camera editing or feature on the fly remixing with multiple projectors driving the audience down expanded cinema alley. Characterized by unique moments or observations, rushing energies of light, and striking rhythmic edits; concepts of film and performance are married into a raw celluloid trip with 16mm prints, projectors, and double system soundscapes.

 



Filed under: artist in attendance, documentary, documentation, experimental, film, geography, international, narrative, place, social justice, travel, video

HOME BASE

The Work of Emily Eddy &
the Nightingale’s 9th Birthday!!

The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Saturday, April 1, 7:00 pm, $7-10

Join us as we celebrate the ninth affordable renewal of our lease with a new series presenting the work of the folks behind the Nightingale. Over the course of the next year, we will treat each programmer to a mini-retrospective as a vehicle to ask you, our community, what this place has been and should become as it nears a decade in existence.

First up is heir apparent, Emily K. Eddy.  She has been curating film, video, and new media works as Co-Director of the  Nightingale since 2013. She is also a film, video, and digital media artist in her own right. This program spans the last four years and includes outside works that heavily inform Emily’s thematic and aesthetic interests.

Emily graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, where she received her Bachelors in Fine Arts. Combining many different forms of moving image, her work utilizes strategies of video diaries, archival practices, and experimental documentaries. Emily has shown work and programmed screenings at many venues in Chicago, as well as her hometown, Portland, OR, Reykjavik, Iceland, and various mid-western cities. Her most recent curated program, HOW TO FIGHT LIKE A GIRL will be presented at Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles on March 24.

As always at Nightingale birthdays there will be cake, questionable punch, and dancing.

 

Program Details

Amsterdam Camera Vacation – Steve Reinke
Digital Video, 12:00
2001

No Chick Is An Island – Emily Eddy
Digital Video, 6:59
2013

I (can?) not be defeated – Emily Eddy
Digital Video, Super 8mm, 9:02
2013

I Touched Her Legs – Eva Marie Rødbro
Digital Video, 15:13
2010

this must be the place – Emily Eddy
Digital Video, 6:09
2014

Vesturbæjar – Emily Eddy
Digital Video, 8:08
2017

 

 

 



Filed under: 8mm, BIRTHDAY PARTY, experimental, feminism, geography, iceland, icelandic, international, landscape, new media, performance, queer, rural, Super 8mm, travel, Uncategorized, urban, video

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