1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

SOOTHSAYER

Recent Work by Buki Bodunrin & Emily Kuehn

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The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
August 10th, 2012

Caesar: The ides of March are come.
Soothsayer: Aye, Caesar, but not gone.

The Soothsayer program explores the theme of “seeing.” These works of animation, video, and programing focus not only on the practice of divination, but also on why we seek this knowledge in the first place. The soothsayer can become a moral compass and emotional support. The meaning of her prophecies is heavily informed by our own insecurities and predispositions.

Program Details:
Work by Emily Kuehn
YOU BETTER WORK (2010, 2min 42sec, video & animation) Here is a challenging exercise regime for the body and mind.

BAD OPERATION (2012, 5min 27sec, video & animation)
Divination through WebMD.

RENDEZVOUS (2012, 3min 45sec, video & animation)
A surprising inquiry turns a typical rendezvous weird.

SCREAM MACHINE (2012, programmed in processing)
Scream into the mic and know your future.

Emily Kuehn is a Chicago based artist who makes animation, video, and interactive media with a computer. http://www.emilyemily.org/

Work by Buki Bodunrin
DOING GOOD BUT BEHAVING BADLY (2011, 43 min, video)
A retelling of Aseop’s Fables that questions the small difference between right and wrong. Aesop’s Fables were originally intended as moral guidelines for people to live by. In a world where things are increasingly seen in varying shades of gray, and we look more to television to explain the world, how relevant and useful are these moral lessons? Manual film manipulation and computer animation are combined to create a fantastical world.

Featuring live accompaniment by Tatsu Aoki on upright bass & Alex Inglizian on various electronics

Adebukola Bodunrin is a film, video, and installation artist who explores language, culture, and media. In her collage animations, she manipulates film using unorthodox manual and digital techniques in order to produce unexpected cinematic experiences. Bodunrin completed her Master of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been screened or exhibited nationally and internationally at venues that include the Jersey City Museum of Art, the Museum as a Hub: New Museum, New York, the Scope Art Fair, Onion City Film Festival, the Chicago Underground Film Festival and Festival Animator, Poznan, Poland. She lives and works in Chicago. http://adebukolabodunrin.com/



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