Or Light is Just Around the Corner
First Anniversary Show and Party
Curated by & in benefit for our good friend, Patrick Friel


April 4th, 2009

Help us celebrate our one year anniversary as we help Patrick pay his rent in this new economy. “This show features several personal favorites from the many hundreds (thousands?) of works I’ve been able to share with Chicago audiences over the past thirteen years. Most of these have only shown once in town, so here is a rare opportunity to catch up with or re-see an eclectic selection of some strange and wonderful films and videos made over the last twenty years or so. There may even be a few surprise bonus works!”- Patrick Friel

Module 1: Nature Vanquished
THE KISS (1999, 5 mins., video, UK) John Smith & Ian Bourn.
A fragile blossom.
GT GRANTURISMO (2001, 5 mins., video, Austria) Gunther & Loredana Selichar.
The ultimate splatter film transforms into Abstract Expressionism.
NAKED (2005, 11 mins., video) Pawel Wojtasik.
Some animals are just plain creepy.

Module 2: Seeing Is Believing
CLUT (2007, 5 mins., video, UK) Joe Gilmore & Paul Emery.
Hard-edged abstraction for the digital age.
TABULA RASA (2004, 8 mins., video) Vincent Grenier.
The past revealed.
man.road.river (2004, 10 mins., video, Brazil) Marcellvs L.
The journey has just begun.

Module 3: Dis-Ease
letters, notes (2000, 4 mins., 16mm) Stephanie Barber.
Epistolary miniatures.
ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY (1999, 11 mins., 16mm) Brian Frye.
All the world’s a stage.
I’LL WALK WITH GOD (1994, 8 mins, 16mm) Scott Stark.
The stars my destination.

Module 4: The State of Things
THE WORLD IS ALL THAT IS THE CASE (2003, 2 mins., video, Germany) Eva Teppe.
Hanging in the balance.
NATIONAL ARCHIVE v. 1 (2001, 15 mins., video) Travis Wilkerson.
Death from above.

Module 5: The Kids Are Alright
MY NAME IS PAULO LEMINSKI (2004, 5 mins., video, Brazil) Cezar Migliorin.
Children should be heard and not seen.
PEGGY AND FRED IN KANSAS (1987, 11 mins., video) Leslie Thornton.
Future imperfect.

Very Special Thanks to all of the artists screening!

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