1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

CYNTHIA’S MOMENT

Screening and Live Performance by Shana Moulton

Co-presented by CHICAGO CINEMA FORUM and The NIGHTINGALE

Friday, June 20, 2008

cynthiasmoment

The work of Brooklyn-based videomaker and artist Shana Moulton might be considered post-post-modern: while she uses odd detritus of pop culture – Angela Lansbury work out videos, Crystal Light drink mix, dimestore tchotchkes, Donald Duck educational cartoons, and more – her videos and performances are infused with an unexpected sincerity and hint at new and strange feminist aesthetic. Her alter-ego Cynthia is searching for some kind of meaning in her life and, despite her eccentricities and attraction to self-help and new age remedies, Moulton treats her with respect and a sympathetic understanding of her desires. Moulton seemingly lives through her character in some ways and invites the audience to question their own wants and desires by welcoming them to share in Cynthia’s Moment.

PROGRAM DETAILS:
Electric Blanket Temple Altar (2005, 6 mins., video)
Whispering Pines #8 (2006, 8 mins., video)
Whispering Pines #4 (2007, 12 mins., video)
Body + Mind + 7 = Spirit (15 mins., live performance with video)
Feeling Free w/ 3D Magic Eye Remix (9 min, live performance / video)



Filed under: artist in attendance, experimental, performance, video

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