A Stom Sogo Memorial


The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
November 14th, 2012

“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 Sogo (1975, Japan) moved in 1992 to the United States. He graduated with a BA in art and film from Hunter College, New York, in 2000. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in New Genres in 2002. His videos have been screened at various festivals including the Whitney Biennial, the Chicago Underground Film Festival, New York Underground Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Cinematexas and Migrating Forms and in several group exhibitions. At various points in his life he lived in Japan, New York City, San Francisco and London.

On Halloween word was sent out by his sister to his friends on Facebook that Stom passed away on July 1, 2012. He was 37. He was a talented, prolific and idiosyncratic filmmaker who worked (and re-worked) his films on super-8 and video creating dreamlike, psychedelic and movingly personal work.

Karen Johannesen (Chicago 8 Small Guage Film Festival) and Bryan Wendorf (Chicago Underground Film Festival) have curated this program of work from our personal collections to remember our friend and colleague.

Films and videos to be shown:
Guided By Voices 10 min.
Take This Tablet 10 min.
Try 10 min.
In A Way 10 min.
Lights Without Colors 4 min.
Licre Part 2 26 min.
Louise Gilmore (In The Name Of The Sky) 14 min.

We may show some other pieces as well if time and interest allows.

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