1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

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

HOME BASE

The Nightingale ~ Year 10
A Survey of What Has Been & Will Be

As the volunteer staff of the Nightingale round into our ninth year in existence, we wanted to ask our community what should happen in April 2018 when Chicago’s beloved (and possibly beleaguered) microcinema turns a decade old. We are interested in a transparent exploration of what this place has been and could be, what is needed from spaces like this in Chicago now, and the changing nature of moving image presentation. We will hold this space on our website in the upcoming year to publish thoughts from Nightingale staff, patrons, artists, and onlookers. Thank you so much for all of the support and love you have given this place for the last nine years!

Here is a link to an initial survey in which we start the conversation by putting forward three possible options.

Option 1) CLOSE DOORS

Option 2) KEEP ON AS IS

Option 3) GO FOR NON-PROFIT STATUS

Click through for more details and let us know your thoughts!



Filed under: Uncategorized

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

REVOLUTION IN ROJAVA

US Midwest Speaking Tour 2017
Presented by Chicago Committee for
Solidarity with Kurdistan and Rojava

Saturday April 22nd at 4:00 pm, $5-10 suggest donation
The Nightingale (1084 N. Milwaukee)

 

Join the Chicago Committee for Solidarity with Kurdistan and Rojava and Black Rose Chicago for a speaking event and fundraiser, to hear eyewitnesses, a YPG volunteer and experts give an up-to-date account of this vital and fascinating struggle, and have your questions about its incredibly complex circumstances answered.

Organizers:
Chicago committe for Solidarity with Kurdistan and Rojava
https://www.facebook.com/ccskr/
Black Rose/Rosa Negra Chicago
https://www.facebook.com/blackrosechicago/

In 2017 the war with fundamentalism rages on for the Syrian Democratic Forces– northern Syria’s multiethnic armed coalition animated by the Democratic Confederalist ideology. They are currently at the threshold of the capital of al-Baghdadi’s brutal “caliphate,” Raqqa.

The northern Syrian territories, liberated from the control of both the Ba’athist regime and local jihadists, are also facing serious challenges, from the direct ground invasion and attacks of Erdoğan’s increasingly authoritarian Turkey to conflict with the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, all while struggling to rebuild a ravaged landscape, and still advancing an unprecedented experiment in egalitarian, participatory democracy and the elimination of ancient patriarchical norms.

At the same time, the revolutionaries’ tactical cooperation with imperialist powers, the US and Russia, as well as with the Assad regime, has sparked significant controversy in numerous circles on the left.

LIST OF SPEAKERS:
Mike Fonda
Ferit Kut
Gönül Düzer

BIOS:
Mike Fonda joined the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the spring of 2015 where he served on the front line in Cizîrê‎ Canton, Syria as an infantryman, linguist and interrogator. Prior to joining the YGP, Mr. Fonda served in the Marine Corps for 6 years as an infantryman and linguist, deploying to Iraq twice and receiving the Purple Heart. After the Marine Corps, Mr. Fonda deployed as a Defense Contractor to Iraq and Afghanistan as a Counterintelligence Specialist. He holds a Master’s Degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Ferit Kut was fired from his position as a lecturer at Dicle University in February 2015 in retaliation for his advocacy for the right to native-language education. He is a PhD candidate in Pedagogy of Early Child Development at Yeditepe University and holds an MA in the same field from Dicle University. Currently, he is a board member of the Kurdish Cultural Center of Illinois.

Gönül Düzer is an activist Zaza woman who grew up in Istanbul, Turkey. She received an International Relations BA at Middle East Technical University and a Global Political Economy MA at University of Kassel. Her master’s thesis was “A Feminist Analysis of Women Workers’ Engagement in Labor Resistances: a Case Study of Istanbul’s Garment Industry”. She has been an activist on labor, gender and immigration issues in Turkey, Germany and the US. She has worked as a waiter, salesperson and labor organizer. Currently she is working as a math tutor in Chicago. She is a board member of the Kurdish Cultural Center of Illinois, and a member of Chicago Committee for Solidarity with Kurdistan and Rojava.



Filed under: anarchy, autobiography, environmental, feminism, international, social justice, Uncategorized

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