A Survey of Recent Contemporary Moving Images, Part One

Finder Fantasy (2013) by Emilio Gomariz
A Survey of Recent Contemporary Moving Images, Part One
Friday, June 26, 2015
8pm–10pm, free admission
Comfort Station Logan Square
2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647

“A Survey of Recent Contemporary Moving Images” is a three-part screening series surveying contemporary moving image-based art, both film and video, by established and emerging artists. This installment, part one, focuses on the topic of “Video Art & Computer Art,” circa 2010–2015, and traverses the domains of screen capture videos, digital animation, and internet art and culture, with many of the works embracing innovative uses of technology. (TRT: 69 mins; free admission)

FEATURING WORK BY :

Brenna Murphy
Chris Collins
Chris Kennedy
Emilio Gomariz
Jasper Elings
Jesse Malmed
Jesse McLean
Jon Satrom
Joshua Tonies
Miyö Van Stenis
Nick Briz
Nicole Ginelli
Sanaz Sohrabi
Sara Ludy
Shana Moulton
Snow Yunxue Fu
Stephanie Barber
Theodore Darst
Zahid Jiwa

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Curated by Andrew Rosinski

“Chip” by Chris Bradley

"Chip" by Chris Bradley

“Chip,” Chris Bradley, 2010, painted cast bronze, 2.5″ x 1″ x “2

Chip, 2015,” a different iteration of this piece, is currently available through the Paddle 8 Threewalls / Neon Dreams auction, the 2015 benefit gala for Threewalls, “a non-profit contemporary arts organization in Chicago that organizes exhibitions, artist residencies, and public programs. Funds raised will be split between Threewalls and six partner curators who contributed works to the auction. Bidding will continue at Moonlight Studios on May 29 where the work will be installed.”

Learn more about Neon Dreams here.

LIVE TO TAPE ARTIST TELEVISION FESTIVAL

LIVE TO TAPE ARTIST TELEVISION FESTIVAL
Monday, May 18th to Sunday, May 24th at 7:00
Links Hall (3111 W Western, Chicago, IL)
Festival passes available here.

“A week of smart, groundbreaking, funny, beautiful, vital, courageous artist videos, talk shows, films, performances, psychedelic cartoons and surprises by more than sixty artists spanning over four decades—has consumed me, in the best way, for the past many months. I hope you’ll join us each evening from Monday, May 18th to Sunday, May 24th at 7:00 (plus an extra, kid-friendly program Saturday at 1:00 pm) as the legendary Links Hall (3111 W Western) plays host to the best guests. I could not be more excited to share this with you.” — Jesse Malmed

 

Monday, May 18, 7 pm – AESTHLETICS
Monica Panzarino — Monica Panzarino Sings The Star-Spangled Banner
Dara Birnbaum — Pop-Pop Video: General Hospital/Olympic Women Speed Skate
Josh Weissbach — Football Films Presents
Run of Life — Eligible Receiver (Hand Off from Ivan Ladislav Galeta) (performance)
TVTV — TVTV Goes to the Super Bowl
Christine Lucy Latimer — Mosaic
Seth Vanek — The Seth Show Tonight! (performance)
Chris Collins — Post-Show Wrap-Up (performance)

 

Tuesday, May 19, 7 pm – THE SITCOM SET

Ilene Segalove — More TV Stories
Marc Couroux — We Know What You’re Looking For—A Situationist Comedy
Sherry Millner — Unruly Fan/Unruly Star
Chris Rice — 8 Seasons (Excerpt)
Ann Magnuson and Tom Rubnitz — Made for TV
LJ Frezza — Nothing
Eric Watts and Josh Duensing — Is This Real? (performance)
Sean Joseph Patrick Carney — BHQFUTV (performance)

 

Wednesday, May 20, 7 pm – DIAL-A-SOAP
Emily Bernstein and Julia Calabrese — Cosmic Serpent
Michael Robinson — The Dark, Krystle
Brian L. Frye and Katrina Dixon — Andy Warhol’s Schrafft’s Commercial [remake]
Joan Braderman — Joan Does Dynasty
Kyle Schlie — Trailer #4 (Ned Charles) for J.T.B.C.C.’s “Lifelong Longing”
Anne McGuire — All Smiles and Sadness
Blair Bogin — A Child’s Voice Screaming My Name (performance)
Leslie Rogers — The Wesley Wodgers Show! (performance)

 

Thursday May 21, 7 pm – ECSTATIC STATIC


Brandon Alvendia, Josh Rios and Anthony Romero — Talk Is Cheap (performance)
Tyrone Davies — Cathode Loop 1
Jennifer Juniper Stratford — Radioactive Dreams
Philippe Blanchard and Peter Rahul — Chroma Crypt
Vaudeo Signal — SNObound
Alejandro T. Acierto — Cavities (performance)
Caitlin Denny and Nicole Ginelli — Ambient Exploitation : IV : Holes
Eric Watts — LCD
Vaudeo Motion — Performance (performance)
Experimental Half Hour — Live Telecast from Los Angeles

 



Friday, May 22, 7 pm – NO NEWS
Nate Whelden, Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney — Space Pursues Them (performance)
Tyrone Davies — At the Commercial Break She Started Screaming
Videofreex — Video Games
Videofreex — Taping of Video Games (excerpt)
Ximena Cuevas — Tombola
Jesse McLean — Somewhere Only We Know
Damian Lebiedzinski — Snowball Diatribe
Lori Felker — Broken New
Shehrezad Maher — Dimensions of a Fish
Andrew Filippone Jr.  — ‘Charlie Rose’ by Samuel Beckett
Chris Little — Life During Wartime is a song by the Talking Heads
Marisa Williamson — Hemings and Hawings (performance)

 



Saturday, May 23, 1 pm – MAKE ME PSYCHIC

Kathy Rose — Mirror People
Kathy Rose — The Doodlers
Kathy Rose — Mysterians
Kathy Rose — Pencil Booklings
Sally Cruikshank — Quasi at the Quackadero
Sally Cruikshank — Make Me Psychic
Sally Cruikshank — Face Like a Frog
Trixy Sweetvittles — La Mujer Lagartija
Amy Lockhart — Walk for Walk
Amy Lockhart — Landscapes (video)
Julie Potratz — The Last Thing You Said (performance)
Cereal Bar to benefit S.A.C.K. (Supporting Artists with Children and/or Kids)
(all titles on 16mm unless otherwise noted!)
(Presented with the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation)

 

Saturday, May 23, 7 pm – CABLE EXCESS
Michael Smith — It Starts at Home
Christine Lucy Latimer — Program Description
George Kuchar — Hefner’s Heifers
ESP TV — ESP TV in Chicago
Mothergirl — Talking With Katy and Sophia (performance)

 



Sunday, May 24, 7 pm – SKETCH BOOK
Scott Wolniak and Derek Fansler — The Buddy Cycles
Steve Wetzel — Sethio Paints
Jennifer Juniper Stratford — Painting Electrons
John Kilduff — Let’s Paint TV
Guy Richards Smit — Grossmalerman Pilot
Danny Volk — Made Up with Danny Volk
Jaime Davidovich — Portrait of the Best Artist
Wynne Greenwood, K8 Hardy — New Report Artist Unknown
Kelly Lloyd — Man Artists on Television (performance)
Tom Friel — Sparkle Donkey (performance)
Lori Felker — Show & Talk Talk Show (performance)

special thanks to our generous partners: Links Hall, Video Data Bank, The Nightingale, Media Burn, Cole’s, Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, S.A.C.K.

* Lt. Paper features works by Ben Segal, Chris Reeves, Clint Enns, Devin King, Gita Jackson, Josh Duensing, Kuras and MacKenzie, Kelly Lloyd, Run of Life, Sadie Harmon, Sean Ward, Tim McMullen, Robyn Farrell, Jesse Malmed and (especially) Kyle Schlie

The Feminist Origins: Video Data Bank’s On Art and Artists Interview Collection

VDB-TV

VDB TV presents
The Feminist Origins
Video Data Bank’s On Art and Artists Interview Collection
Lyn Blumenthal/Kate Horsfield | 1974 | Total program runtime: 50:47

Tune in to VDB TV, a rotating series of groundbreaking programs presenting essential video art, streaming free for the first time to the general public on the Video Data Bank website. From early media pioneers, to sensational contemporary artists, VDB TV provides unprecedented access to the culturally significant VDB archive of over 6,000 video art titles. VDB TV is curated by prominent programmers and moving image art specialists from around the world, bringing you an astounding range of moving image art.

In April 1974, Video Data Bank co-founders Lyn Blumenthal and Kate Horsfield conducted their first taped interview, an in-depth conversation with art historian and curator Marcia Tucker. During the remainder of that year, Blumenthal and Horsfield interviewed four more notable art world women: Lucy Lippard, Agnes Martin, Joan Mitchell, and Ree Morton. Seen together, these five interviews mark a seminal moment in the history of 20th Century art, a moment in which women artists were increasingly being asked to define and position their practice within the growing feminist movement. In this program, each interviewee personally defines her experience as an artist, and discusses the influence of feminism on her own life.

Keep coming back to VDB TV for more exciting programming. Upcoming highlights include a radical selection from the Videofreex Archive, and an exciting program of contemporary video art works curated by Brooklyn Rail film editors Rachael A. Rakes and Leo Goldsmith.

Watch VDB TV here.

 

 

SOD by JODI

SOD by JODI

JODI, 2013, 5 mins, video, b/w, sound

A severe modification of the MS DOS game Wolfenstein 3D (1992) deconstructs it into a hyper-minimalist black-and-white maze of geometric forms and pixel patterns.

For the month of March, I’ll be guest curating the Echo Park Film Center‘s FB page. The theme for March is MYST:

MYST
Identifying with the 1993 computer adventure game MYST, this program of contemporary moving image-based art mazes through aberrant places and mystifying spaces, highlighted by digital simulacra that employ new technology to render regressive aesthetics inspired by the nascency of the early virtual. (AR)

MYST continues every monday of March. Follow along on the Echo Park Film Center’s FB page.