short films by Caitlin Ryan
Saturday, January 11th, 7 PM, $7-$10
Artist in person!
Caitlin Ryan is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker; her work explores the nuances between comedy and humor, specifically using the vernacular of the uncanny to investigate systems of anthropology. She’s interested in small underground (and sometimes temporary) communities to observe perspectives that push the boundaries of what it means to have radical empathy. Ryan received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has most recently shown her work at Iceberg Projects, Flatland, Gallery 400, and Hyde Park Art Center. Her films have also appeared at the Onion City Film Festival, Comfort Station, and the Nightingale Cinema.
(2014 – 2019, United States, Digital, 61 mins and discussion)
LOOK (2017, 6 min)
HAILEY (2017, 7 min)
VISITING HOME MOVIE (2016, 8 min)
MY BROTHER, THE PUNK SINGER (2014, 8 min)
I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU COUCH. (2017, 3 min)
THE HOUSE WITH NO CORNERS (2019, 8 min)
THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE YOGA GEAR (2018, 13 min)
PICTURE YOURSELF IN WATER (2017, 8 min)
Programmed by Kathleen Sachs.
Filed under: 16mm
, artist in attendance
A Skate Media Inspired Shorts Program
Sunday, October 14 at 8:00 PM, $7-10
Bail or No? takes its name from a moment of indecision, the intuitive, instinctual moment where one decides to either bail from a skate trick or to ride it out. The shorts assembled as part of this program, while disparate in their approaches and proximity skateboarding, ruminate on the spirit of skating, namely the ways in which it has embraced individual and idiosyncratic contributions to the form and how the very practice of skateboarding insists on risk in the face of both futility and injury.
Bail or No? is an experimental shorts program in the guise of a collage film, with concrete and asphalt video-poetry riffing on the aesthetics of skate media, DIY culture, bailing as a form, and the metaphor of micro-rebellion. Aware that such rebellions are easily commodified and co-opted, the program is nonetheless knit together by a mutual spirit—that having to bail is okay, but to move without risk or chance, is to throw in the towel regardless.
Featuring contributions by Brandon Alvendia, Liz Cambron, Chris Johanson, Joe Castrucci with Future Islands, Molly Colleen O’Connell, Rick Silva and Jordan Tate, Jennifer Chan, John Auer, Dina Kelberman, Caitlin Ryan, Jacob Riddle, Rick Charnoski, Philippe Blanchard, Thad Kellstadt, KC Milliken with Eric Fleischauer, and surprise cameos by many more. Programmed by Chris Reeves and Aaron Walker.
Total screening time: 60 minutes
Filed under: anarchy
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, new media