Film & Video Work by Carolyn Faber
Saturday, May 11th at 8:00 pm, $7-10
The Nightingale is delighted to host a screening of work by filmmaker and archivist, Carolyn Faber. Subtle, elegant, and concise, Faber’s work ranges from re-purposed archives to diaristic visual experiments. Woven together delicately, her work is personal without being indulgent. Bringing her archivist’s eye to the table, she uncovers the hidden history of recognizable places and turns the home movie format towards some decidedly cinematic vistas. The balance between the amateur and artist, artifact and abstract are always twisting lightly in her work.
iota (1998, 6 min.)
For The Record (2003, 7.5 min.)
Postcard #1: North Sea Harbor (2004, 4.5 min.)
Postcard #2: Weather, Channel (2002, 3.5 min.)
Postcard #3: Niagara Rises (2009, 2.5 min.)
We Found a Fire (2013, 7 min.)
Christmas at the B&S Lounge (2013, 5 min.)
Shorty’s Last Stand (2013, 10 min.)
Carolyn Faber is a filmmaker and audio-visual archivist who has worked with a variety of collections over the past 15 years. She is the Media Collections Manager at the Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Consulting Archivist for Kartemquin Films. She has worked with the Media Burn Independent Video Archive, Chicago Film Archives, the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, and recently conducted inventories for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Archive Project.
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