New Video Works By Grace Mitchell
1084 N. Milwaukee
Friday, June 16th, 7:00 pm, $7-10
Grace is an image maker whose work is often inspired or facilitated by writing and language (body-language, spoken language, and other communicating forms). Discourse in her films functions much like how talking to yourself does: it lingers, disagrees; it’s sporadic and disjointed. Rarely concludes.
Join us for a special screening of new video work by Milwaukee based artist Grace Mitchell. Artist in attendance!
Accompanying the screening will be issues 3, 4 & 5 of Cineviews, an experimental publication revolving around filmic endeavours, founded by Mitchell with the designing forte and collaborative efforts of Reece Ousey, as well as a yet-to-be-released book of images created by Mitchell and published through Martian Press, a risograph printing press run by Stephanie Gage, located in Milwaukee, WI.
Fate Parts (3 min)
Ilse, Irene (5 min)
Another’s Window (7 min)
Red Heel In Field (2 min)
Top Thrill (7 min)
Yards (7 min)
Been Waiting (6 min)
Was Here (4 min)
Sunset Song (5 min)
Filed under: artist in attendance
Films by Josh Weissbach (in attendance!)
Tuesday, October 7th at 7:00 pm, $7-10
The place where it happened, where it kept happening, where it only happened once. The walls are this tall and there are this many of them and there are this many doors and windows to exit and enter and stare out of. This is where it is on the map. These are the nearest streets and this is how you’d get from there to here. Here is where it happened next, where it kept happening, where it hasn’t happened yet. Sometimes there aren’t any doors or windows because there aren’t any walls. In describing the place, it becomes fixed as an image, as a string of words.
Examining both domestic and natural spaces, Weissbach seeks sites of trauma, vitality and memory. The specific becomes general and the general becomes specific. Psychological spaces take on architectural terms just as literal spaces begin to shape what happens inside of them.
Weissbach’s films are impeccably composed and paced, with an airiness that allows for both tension and relief. There is an inscrutable intensity to much of the work, using the same breath to express both data and drama, as Jack Webb says just the feelings.
The ghosts find doors in the walls, while the television is stuck on an unhaunted house.
Filed under: experimental