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
, artist in attendance
, new media
Works for the Screen by Graduating UIC MFAs
Co-Presented by UIC School of
Art & Art History
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Tuesday, April 5 & Thursday April 7, 7 pm, Free
Coinciding with the 2016 UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions at Gallery 400, a series of works for the screen by graduating MFA students from the School of Art & Art History at University of Illinois at Chicago are presented at Nightingale Cinema.
APRIL 5 PROGRAM DETAILS
Wanderlust, Sara Condo (2015, 12 min, HD Video)
Wanderlust is a short experimental documentary centered around a woman who travels alone and contemporary notions of female hysteria, agriculture, and the dawning of the New Age.
Tissues, Jessica Pierotti (2015, 8 min, Video)
Tissues is a performative video work that addresses anxiety, control, absurdity, and an obsessive and sincere interest in attempting to understand the inside of a box of tissues.
Sponge/Mopping Up, Grace Cross (2015, 6 min, Video)
Sponge/Mopping Up is a performative feminist diptych video, that uses a magic domestic mop as paintbrush and hairdo; discussing issues of cultural appropriation and the intimacy of female micro-economies that persist under the radar.
A study, in the key of C, Rachel Glass (2015, 6 min, 16mm on video)
Make Your Own Metric, Aaron Walker (2016, 2 min, video)
Where does the creation of a work and its evaluation begin and end? We take a look.
Context Is Half The Work, Aaron Walker (2016, 2 min, video)
A slow pan reveals that things are exactly as they seem.
Filed under: documentation
, found footage
, Free Screening!
, new media