Screening / Performance by
NO ONE IS ANYWHERE
Sunday, March 9th, Doors at 6pm / Screening at 7pm, $7-10
Process/Progress is a multidisciplinary series of responses combining the cinematic with oratory, the found with manufactured, the confirmed with the veiled. Films play in varied scales, the communal performativity of the cinema is spliced with voices present and archived, stretching and contracting distance and location with the edge of a screen, a page, a table, a phrase, a gesture, a performance.
A culmination of 2 years of foraging and transmigratory making Process/Progress combines performing object, installation, film and performance into an intimate journey and continuing exhibition about the fallibility of monument, the translatability of archive and how far a circumference an initial question can trace before returning anew.
(2014, Performance/Screening, 35-40 min)
Questioning ideas of space and place, where there ends and we begin.
About the Artists:
A discursive performance and art project housed widely in the minds of Rory Murphy and Stephanie Acosta, NO ONE IS ANYWHERE. Focusing on subjects of place, object, memory, archive and the living, Murphy and Acosta communicate through distance about proximity.
Formerly of Chicago’s the Anatomy Collective, the artists engage an extensive understanding of performance and ensemble building along with varied formal and experimental forms and technologies to create environments for, and interventions within, the viewer.
Programmed by Christy LeMaster
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Short Films and Videos by Cauleen Smith
Artist in Person!
Sunday, February 23rd at 7pm, $7-10
The Nightingale is thrilled to present this program of short works by Cauleen Smith, who will be present at a Q&A following the screening.
Cauleen Smith is a prolific interdisciplinary media artist whose projects vary from short moving image works to installations to flash mob musical interventions in public spaces. Her work has been featured in contexts like The Robert Flaherty Seminar (1992), microcinemas like Massart Film Society, museums such as Chicago’s MCA (2012), and included in major exhibitions like the Whitney Biennial (2008). This program focuses on her continued engagement in the short film and video formats that started early in her artistic career with the success of Chronicles of a Lying Spirit by Kelly Gabron. Her short films and videos stylistic range traces lines across the history of the moving image, centered around her voice and vision that often articulates and visualizes the African American experience at an intimate and thought provoking level.
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, artist in attendance
Recent Video Work by Jean-Paul Kelly
Friday, February 21st at 7:00 pm, $7-10
Jean-Paul Kelly’s works are simultaneously critical and sensory, built in layers of appropriated/recreated documentary sources. Kelly challenges traditional modes of representation, and how we perceive the world – physically, intellectually, and emotionally – is often at stake in his work. Even in his most grounded examinations of economic difficulty, human tragedy, and environmental disaster, Kelly embeds abstract elements – providing not only an emotionally rich tonal palette but also a much-needed fresh critical frame on the nature of documentary representation.
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Portland Experimental Film and Video Makers
Sunday, February 16th at 8:00 pm, $7-10
Portland is coming to Chicago!
The Nightingale will be showing a full program of film, video, new media and sound works from Portland, Oregon artists!
Featuring works by:
Hannah Piper Burns, Nadia Buyse, Carl Diehl, Riley King , Karl Lind, Jesse Malmed, Matt McCormick, Pam Minty, Benjamin Popp, Kelly Rauer, Vanessa Renwick, Stephen Slappe, Erin Yanke, and more!!
Programmed by Emily Eddy and Julie Perini.
Filed under: animation