1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

LIGHTSHIP 103

Recent Short Films by Anna Kipervaser

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The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Saturday, August 6, 6 pm, $7-10

The Nightingale welcomes Anna Kipervaser as she takes her recent short films on the road. In her work, Anna Kipervaser explores intersections between realities, between abstraction and translation, structure and poetry, the internal and external. She deals with a variety of topics from the Middle East and Islam, to mythology, translation, and modernity-and-tradition.

Her work spans multiple disciplines including experimental and documentary moving image works in both 16mm film and HD video. Anna is also painter, printmaker, curator of exhibitions and programmer of screenings showcasing the works of contemporary international artists. She holds a BFA in Painting from the Art Academy of Cincinnati , Class 2003, a Graduate Certificate in Middle East Studies, and, an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University, Class 2015.

Filmmaker will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion!

Program Details:

AZIZ AND VALE

2014 I 8:30 I Video I Silent

Kipervaser_Aziz-Vale

A minstrel cannot die in bed. He can only die on the road. During a journey. Dedicated to the guides of the minstrel.

 

FAIR WINDS+ FOLLOWING SEAS

2016 I 4:00 I 16mm I Silent

Kipervaser_FairWinds

The air is cut away before,

And closes from behind.

 

MYTH

2013 I 5:45 I Video I Silent

MYTH

Laid above and in front. A sacrifice and an elegy.

 

A MEETING, IN LIGHT

2014 I 4:45 I Video I Sound

Kipervaser_A Meeting, in Light

And I hold within my hand

Grains of the golden sand –How

few! yet how they creep

Through my fingers to the deep,

While I weep — while I weep!

 

IT WILL BE ADVANTAGEOUS TO CROSS THE GREAT STREAM

2014 I 5:40 I Video I Sound

Kipervaser_Advantageous

Sometimes, and only sometimes, do things magically fall into place. Always, the future is revealed. The past is never quite what it seemed. And if it’s true that destiny adores repetition , then the present is its silent resting place. All things move toward their end.

 

THE ORDER OF REVELATION: 1-5

2015 I 14:00 I 16mm I Silent

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THE ORDER OF REVELATION is a long-form multipart film translating the Quran from Arabic to Visual, in the order in which it was revealed rather than the order in which it was canonized following the rules of recitation of the Quran, reclaiming the Visual as a Language and challenging prioritization of semantic meaning in translation in favor of considerations such as form fidelity.

 

THE INVISIBLE AX

2016 I 5:00 I Video I Sound

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He knew that the woods are full of forest demons who graze deer and hares like cattle, that the Chuhaistyr – who rends wood nymphs from limb to limb – roams about, inviting passers-by to join him in dance, and that the sound of the ax lives in the forest. He also knew about the Rusalky who emerge from the rivers on clear days to sing songs, to invent tales and prayers, and about the drowned men who dry their pale bodies on river boulders after sunset.

 

HORTUS CONCLUSUS

2015 I 6:45 I Video I Silent

Kipervaser_Hortus

A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse;

a garden enclosed, a fountain sealed up.

 

Anna Kipervaser is a Ukrainian-born multimedia artist. Her work spans multiple disciplines including experimental and documentary moving image works. Anna is also painter, printmaker, installation artist, curator of exhibitions and programmer of screenings showcasing the works of contemporary international artists. Her moving image work has screened at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Crossroads Film Festival at the San Francisco Cinematheque, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Indie Grits Film Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Spectacle Theatre, Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogota, and 12Gates Video Art Fest. She holds a BFA in Painting from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Class 2003, a Graduate Certificate in Middle East Studies, and, an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University, Class 2015. annakipervaser.com

 

Programmed by Lorenzo Gattorna



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