Works for the Screen by
Graduating UIC MFAs

David Bodhi Boylan, Light Eyes, 2013, wood and candles

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 8 pm, $5-10

The warmth of your love
is like the warmth of the sun
and this will be our year
took a long time to come

Following five wonderful exhibitions at Gallery 400, a series of works for the screen by graduating Masters of Fine Arts candidates from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Featuring works by: Alejandro T. Acierto, Erik Allen, Colleen Keihm, Chris Little, Jesse Malmed, Melissa Myser, Hanna M. Owens (with Kelly Thomas), Courtney Prokopas, Jonathan Loïc Rogers, Matt Shaw, Jenyu Wang.

(Image: David Bodhi Boylan, Light Eyes, 2013, wood and candles.)

More information at Gallery 400’s website.


Filed under: artist in attendance, documentary, experimental, film, video


deborah stratman

Wednesday, June 26th , 2013 at 8pm, $7-10

The space betweens: Tool Time times ten times time, two-tiered translation, hyperspace hypnospace, hot air balloons, Kurt Kren, the trees, the audition, the proscenium wings, smoke on the water, the stars singing back.

A program for, of and by the pore-explorers seeking what’s between the seen and what meaning can be gleaned from the synaptic. Sites of transition and transposition reveal that the heat is often in the imaginative distance between the nameable. These artists—whose work has shown cumulatively in contexts like the Whitney Biennial, Documenta, Rotterdam and the Deep Leap Microcinema—each evince a fascination with these nether spaces that is distinct in its method and aims, but work together and apart as friendly bedfellows. The hope is that the spaces between the works—the small ways large files bristle up against each other in the darkness of the cinema—open up the meanings and feelings of their borders.

(in particular order)

Claire L. Evans and Mike Merrill — OK TO GO | 2008 | 6 mins | color | sound

Deborah Stratman — The Name is not the Thing named | 2012 | 11 mins | color | sound

Alejandro T. Acierto — ( ) | 2013 | variable | human | voice

Clint Enns — Splice Lines | 2012 | 1 min | color | silent

Duane Linklater — It’s Hard To Get In My System | 2010 | 6 mins | color | sound

Chris Rice — 8 Seasons (excerpt) | 2011 | 6 mins (of 33) | color | sound

Fern Silva — Passage Upon The Plume | 2011 | 7 mins | b&w | silent

Christine Negus — for, like ever | 2010 | 7 mins | color | sound

Mary Helena Clark — By foot-candle light | 2011 | 9 mins | color | sound

Unexpect the expected. Filmmakers, curator, performer in person.


Filed under: performance, video