Works by Cameron Gibson

The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Sunday, March 13, 7 pm, $7-10

The Nightingale is delighted to present Cameron Gibson’s first solo hometown screening. Canny in their drops into the uncanny, Cameron’s works dutifully revel in concealment as revelation; always showing over telling. Psychological here refers to exterior faces to interior phases, while thinking and feeling these spaces with the complexity and compassion they require. Sometimes the films feel like puzzles that even when completed reveal a disquieting image—the pieces are all in their right place, but something doesn’t feel right. Floating through an oblique hollow of mirrors experimental, documentary and narrative, tonight’s program deals with big things in small ways. Scenes are staged and stolen, capturing the strange feeling of watching, of being watched. The screening includes several works that are new to audiences, including the world premiere episode of Gibson and Kyle Schlie’s expanded, transdisciplinary soap opera, By Way of Today, which begins a weeklong shift on acretv.org on March 21st.

(The End of Sculpture [co-directed by Macon Reed], 2014, video, sound, 13 minutes)

The Inner and Outer Vanishing Point, 2013, video, sound, 20 min.

Swamp (3963 N Clark), 2014, video, sound, 9 minutes

Standby, 2014, video, sound, 1 minute

By Way of Today (co-produced by Kyle Schlie), 2016, video, sound, 7 minutes

Joshua Tree, 2011, video, silent, 1 minute

Overture, 2016, video, sound, 22 minutes

Hot Stuff, 2015, video, sound, 3 minutes

Cameron Gibson is a Chicago-based filmmaker, teacher and occasional landscaper. Blending documentary, narrative and experimental film, his work often delves into personal histories and the uncanny – both realizing and critiquing a fundamental voyeurism at the heart of filmmaking and film watching. Cameron has presented work at galleries and festivals worldwide, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam (The Netherlands), European Media Art Festival (Osnabrück, Germany), Galeria Zé dos Bois (Lisbon, Portugal), Winnipeg Underground Film Festival (Canada), MassArt Film Society (Boston, MA), Echo Park Film Center (Los Angeles, CA), EMP Collective (Baltimore, MD), The Nightingale Cinema, The Mission Projects, Gallery 400 and the Museum of Contemporary Art (all Chicago, IL). He studied film production at Northwestern University and received an MFA in Moving Image from University of Illinois at Chicago. camerondeangibson.com

Filed under: artist in attendance, experimental, narrative, video

The Day After Groundhog Day

The Day After Groundhog Day Might Still be Groundhog Day: a kid* friendly screening of works by former kids* who have current kids*


Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015, 7 pm, $7-10
Artists in attendance!
Benefit for S.A.C.K. (Supporting Artists with Children or Kids)



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“Okay campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties because it’s cold out there.”

Hello Ice Sculptors, Cloudwatchers, Piano Players, Ned the Heads, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Forecasters:

Groundhog day is approaching again. As much as it’s a day we anticipate, the movie has taught us if nothing else that we should be grateful for the day after. In response we’re programming a screening* of new works by artist parents for the Nightingale Cinema on the day after, February 3.

We are requesting your participation in making a video which is either:

  1. A remake of Groundhog Day, or a portion thereof
  2. A remake of another video that relates in some way to Groundhog Day

Working with parents or kids or a groundhog is encouraged, but not mandatory. A channel 9 microphone might be provided. Visit a bed & breakfast, eat in a diner, look up at the clouds brave a snowstorm without a coat, make a quick trip to Pennsylvania (or Woodstock, IL), stop by the bank, repeat the last thing you did, repeat another thing you did, get better with practice, break a pencil in half and see if it’s still broken the next day, learn a French poem, catch a kid, save someone’s life, get to know a stranger, cheat at Jeopardy. All of this and more could be yours.

Please let us know in one of the next few todays if you will participate and we’ll put your name on the talent roster.

Contact Kyle Schlie, Jesse Malmed or Danny Rubin with any questions.
*This screening is part of the exhibition “Division of Labor: Chicago Artist Parents” on view through February 14 at Glass Curtain Gallery.



Filed under: artist in attendance, experimental, found footage, narrative, performance, video