News & Upcoming Events

 

2017

 
 

Currents New Media Festival
June 9 - 25, 2017

Screening Lana Z Caplan's Maelstroms

CURRENTS NEW MEDIA is an annual, citywide event. The Festival brings together the work of established and emerging New Media artists, from New Mexico, the US and the World, for events showcasing interactive and fine art video installations, multimedia performances, single channel video, animation, digital dome programs, experimental documentary, web based/app art forms, architectural mapping, the oculus rift, robotics and 3D printing. 



Chicago Underground Film Festival
May 31- June 4, 2017

Screening Lana Z Caplan's Maelstroms

Shorts 4: The One with the Abestos
Friday June 2, 8:30pm

“I like the word ‘underground’ as in the Chicago Underground Film Festival. The word ‘independent’ carries a stigma of whininess. ‘Underground’ means a good time.” – John Waters

 




Montreal Underground Film Festival
May 18- 21, 2017

Screening Lana Z Caplan's Maelstroms

"MUFF celebrates low-budget filmmaking and promotes those who challenge the constraints and conventions of mainstream Hollywood. Co-founded by Karina Mariano and Zoë Brown, MUFF has morphed into a collective of independent filmmakers, writers, teachers and cinephiles committed to seeking out edgy films bristling with a sense of creative freedom, energy and experimentation. Films in any way affiliated with a major motion picture studio, and “calling-card” films (aka, slick, thinly disguised shout-outs to the commercial industry), were ineligible."






San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
Art at High Noon Series presents:

Contemporary California Photography with Lana Z Caplan
Artist Talk, May 4, 2017, 12 noon

Free

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
1010 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
http://www.sloma.org/

 



video still, play and repeat, Lana Z Caplan 2015

Gallery NAGA
40TH ANNIVERSARY:
ARTISTS A - K

May 5 - 27, 2017

SOPHIA AINSLIE, JOSEPH BARBIERI, KEN BECK, GARRY KNOX BENNETT, GERRY BERGSTEIN, PETER BROOKE, JOHN ERIC BYERS, LANA Z CAPLAN, HARRIET CASDIN-SILVER, NICOLE CHESNEY, NELSON DA COSTA, ALICE DENISON, YIZHAK ELYASHIV, ROBERT FERRANDINI, RICK FOX, GREGORY GILLESPIE, HANK GILPIN, JACLYN KAIN, MASAKO KAMIYA, JOO LEE KANG, MARTIN KLINE, MARY KOCOL, KEIRA KOTLER

RECEPTION
FRIDAY, MAY 5 6 – 8 PM

AFTER PARTY
FRIDAY, MAY 5 8 – 11 PM

Gallery NAGA
67 Newbury Street, Boston

 




 

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival
Hawick, Scotland
March 2-5, 2017

Screening Lana Z Caplan's Maelstroms
Reasons to be Anxious, part 3, March 3, 12 noon.

In its seventh year, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is an international festival of experimental film and artists’ moving image in Hawick, Scotland. The 2016 festival screened 124 films from 26 countries, with 44 UK or World premieres and over fifty filmmakers in attendance. Alchemy Film & Arts also engages in developmental projects for experimental film and artists’ moving image production in Scotland, including artists’ filmmaking residencies, filmmaking symposia, international and rural touring programmes, and community filmmaking initiatives.



art. music. technology.


AMT Festival
February 2 - 4, 2017

The inaugural AMT Festival (art, technology, music) is a pilot initiative of the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) in collaboration with the Fleet Science Center and Southwestern College to present a national festival of experimental, electronic, and data-driven ideas in a creative laboratory featuring cutting edge performances, music hacking, and demos that connect artists, students, technologists, researchers, thought leaders, and businesses in a vibrant environment.

Lana Z Caplan will be presenting a new video work on the full dome structure of the IMAX theater at the Fleet Science Center. Thursday February 2, 7pm.


https://amtfestival.com/



Nasty Women Art Exhibition
Jan 21-28, 2017

Opening January 21, 2-8pm
Helmuth Projects
1827 5th Avenue San Diego

100% of sale proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest,San Diego LGBT Community Center, or La Maestra Community Health Centers.

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2016

 


Maelstroms, Video Still

video still, Maelstroms, Lana Z Caplan 2015

Havana Film Festival
December 8-18, 2016

Maelstrorms screening December 9
in a program curated by Dominic Angerame



video still, Canaries in the Mine, Lana Z Caplan 2015

San Diego Underground Film Festival 
November 11-13, 2016

Screening Lana Z Caplan videos

Maelstroms in Program Lammas
November 12, 2016 | 12:45PM -2:45PM

Canaries in the Mine in Program Ostera
November 13, 2016 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM 

Tenth Avenue Arts Center
930 10th Ave, San Diego, CA
http://www.sdundergroundfilm.com/




detail, video still, Home, Lana Z Caplan 2015

The Intersection
nightly after dark, Winter-Spring 2017 

A public art installation of

Lana Z Caplan's
Home

more info coming soon



poster by Amy Ruddick

ACRE TV presents:
RE/NIGHT/LIVE/MARE


Streaming on ACRETV.org:
November 1 – December 31, 2016
Concept by Joseph Herring
Programmed by Joseph Herring, Kera MacKenzie, and Andrew Mausert-Mooney

RE/NIGHT/LIVE/MARE re- considers your nightmares; re- examines your daydreams; re- contextualizes pre-existing (video art? videotaped performance work? found footage?) through re- presenting, re- editing, re -mixing. Featuring works that re- search, re- consider, re- examine, re- contextualize nightmares, daydreams, flying-fancies, hyper-realities. Also included: live re- mixing pre- existing work with new live footage to re- consider it in under the cold, hard, clinical (or soft warm fuzzy *wicked grin ) light of the telematic screen.

RE/NIGHT/LIVE/MARE includes work by Alejandro Sajgalik, Antonio Anton, Arthur Tuoto, Blanca Rego, Chanhee Choi, Chris Collins, Dakota Gearhart, Danielle Zorbas, David Ian Bellows/Griess, Devin Harclerode, DSK (Juan Lesta & Belén Montero), Dxn Anahí, Eden Mitsenmacher, Francesca Fini, Heejin Jang, Isabelle McGuire, Jan & Dave, Janelle VanderKelen, Jen Clay, Katya Yakubov, Lana Z Caplan, Lauren Kimball-Brown & Julia Zinn, Lauren Valley, Leslie Rogers, Lili White, Lori Felker, Maddie Hewitt, Manuela De Laborde, Mark Kent, Nowhere Mountain, Paul Wiersbinski, Richard Haley, Tommy Becker, Usumurasaki, Vivian Ostrovsky, Yvette Granata, and Zachary Epcar.

Featuring live broadcasts by Alejandro T Acierto, Jan & Dave, Jen Clay, and Richard Haley.



CRIBS
November 1-18, 2016

CRIBS is a show of music videos and places to sit and watch them!
Featuring Music Videos By:
Bob Weisz
Hannah Patterson
Dave Hannon
Lana Z Caplan
Lark Vcr
Nick Rodrigues
Ethan Kiermaier
Casey Coleman
Peter Mack
Nick Criscuolu
LA Warman
Coley Mixan
Tony Flackett
Coorain Coo-baby Devin

Organized by Ethan Kiermaier

Union Gallery
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Hours: Mon - Thurs 10-5, Fri 10-3

facebook event page




Maelstroms, Video Still

video still, Maelstroms, Lana Z Caplan 2015

Microscope Gallery Event Series
Monday October 17, 7:30pm

Maps, Monuments, and Meditation Exercises”
Together the works in the program, which range from 15 seconds to 15 minutes, take on major issues of our times such as border control, power and privilege, sex work, and our conflicted relationship with technology, often incorporating personal experience, literature and poetry, and an appreciation for the absurd.

Featuring works by Lana Z Caplan, Sasha Waters Freyer, Jerimiah Jones, Annie Rose Malamet, Jung Hee Mun, Sarada Rauch, Josh Sender, Katya Yakubov.

Q&A w/ New York area artists following the screening

Microscope Gallery
1329 Willoughby Ave, #2B
Brooklyn, NY 11237

www.microscopegallery.com




Maelstroms, Video Still

video still, play and repeat, Lana Z Caplan 2014

AXW Film Festival Presents:
TALKING TO GODS

October 5, 2016, 7:15 pm

Anthology Fillm Archives
32 Second Ave @ 2nd Street, New York, NY

TALK TO GOD; Lea Furnion; USA; digi; 10:07
ELFMÄDCHEN; Mirka Morales; USA; 16mm to digi; 16:14
ANÓME; Lena Ditte Nissen; Germany, China, Panama; digi; 13:00
FALL; Ella Mikkola; Canada; digi; 3:07
THE SILVER TRADE; Rebekkah Palov; USA; digi; 12:40
PLAY AND REPEAT; Lana Z Caplan; USA; digi; 3:20



half light Video Still

Crows in Flight, from the series The Unfinished Volume: California Archive,
Lana Z Caplan 2016

San Francisco Cinematheque
Art Auction & Benefit

Over 40 international, national and regional artists have contributed artworks to this year’s stellar exhibition of photography, painting, collage, sculpture and multimedia installation. We are proud to feature work by:

Miya Ando | Tommy Becker | Nate Boyce | Lana Z Caplan | Brian Caraway | Deric Carner | Paul Clipson |Bruce Conner | Bill Daniel | Nathaniel Dorsky | Keith Evans | Jeanne C. Finley + John Muse | Johanna Friedman | Doug Hall | Jeff Hantman | Raymond Salvatore Harmon | Taraneh Hemami | Mike Henderson |Allison Leigh Holt | Courtney Johnson Kevin Killian | Joachim Koester | Kadet Kuhne | Jeanne Liotta |Janis Crystal Lipzin | Phillip Maisel | Anne McGuire | Masako Miki | Kim Miskowicz | Maysha Mohamedi |Tony Oursler | Carissa Potter | Kathleen Quillian | Amy Rathbone | Leah Rosenberg | Ed Ruscha | James Sansing | Caroline Savage | Shelter Serra | Alice Shaw | Alexander Stewart | Lisa Jonas Taylor | Rirkrit Tiravanija | Cate White | Mark Wilson | May Wilson | Kit Young

BID ONLINE NOW
artsy.net/sf-cinematheque-auction

Reception and silent auction:
September 10, 2016
7-10pm
Kadist, 3295 20th Street San Francisco CA 94110

Facebook event page.



half light Video Still

video still, half light, Lana Z Caplan 2006/13

Experimental Documentaries
A program of short innovative and unconventional documentaries

at Anthology Film Archives

Wednesday July 19, 2016 - 6:00 PM 

New Filmmakers Series
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave @ 2nd Street, New York, NY 10003

The Program:
John Warren ACTION ON THE STRIP (2013, 10 minutes)
Alexei Dmitriev HERMENEUTICS (2012, 4 minutes)
Guli Silberstein RE-FORM (2013, 4 minutes)
Lana Z Caplan HALF LIGHT (2006/2013, 9 minutes)
Joshua Yates THE BAGS. PROBABLY 1971 (2014, 6 minutes)
Valeria Coizza WOMEN ONLY (2008, 3 minutes)
Tova Beck-Friedman ON THE OTHER SIDE (2015, 6 minutes)
Lori H. Ersolmaz HOMEOPATHY (7 minutes)
Lori H. Ersolmaz BIG BRIDGES (2015, 4 minutes)

programmed by Tova Beck-Friendman



Is that all there is? Video Still

video still, Is that all there is?, Lana Z Caplan 2010

Short Films By/About Women
A film/video event in collaboration with SDAI (San Diego)

Saturday July 23, 2016
San Diego Art Institute Gallery, Balboa Park
6pm

programmed by Artist-in-Residence Omar Lopex

Featured filmmakers include:
Ana Andrade, Jesús Guerra, Bryan Chillian
Diane Best
Lyndsay Bloom
Lana Z Caplan
Alida Cervantes
Omar Lopex

program notes and more information here



Maelstroms Video Still

video still, Maelstroms, Lana Z Caplan 2015

MAELSTROMS WINS AUDIENCE AWARD
at Crossroads Film Festival 2016

Humbled to announce that Maelstroms was chosen for the audience
award in this stellar program:

Program 8: upon maelstroms of unbearable reality (and throughout dimensional spectrums)




Maelstroms Video Still

Installation view “and the stars look very different today”,
virtual realtiy experience, Lana Z Caplan 2016

Lana Z Caplan wil be the guest artist for
GEARHEADS

San Diego Art Institute Project Space
Thursday June 16, 7pm

The Gearheads series invites local artists and musicians to discuss their customized equipment and the implementation of technology in their creative process. Each discussion includes a performance by the artist.

Caplan will present her interactive video installation and virual reality projects.


facebook event page here



Maelstroms Video Still

video still, Maelstroms, Lana Z Caplan 2015

San Francisco Cinematheque presents:

Crossroads Film Festival 2016
Victoria Theatre, San Francisco
April 1-3, 2016

Showing Maelstroms
Sunday April 3, 5:30pm



full festival program here

Program 8: upon maelstroms of unbearable reality (and throughout dimensional spectrums)

facebook event page here


A SERIES OF
EXHIBITIONS
HOSTING
ARTISTS AND
THEIR PROJECTORS.

Presented by San Diego Art Institute:
BYOB (BRING YOUR OWN BEAMER)

SDAI Project Space
Friday March 25, 2016
6-10pm

BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), an international series of one-night exhibitions inviting artists, armed with films, video art, video games, animated gifs and projectors, to convene and explore the art of projection in an immersive environment of moving light, sound, and performance.

Organized by Executive Director Ginger Shulick Porcella, this one night event includes the work by over 30 artists, including:

Brian & Ryan, Cindy Santos Bravo, Nia Burks, Lana Z Caplan, Saulo Cisneros, Lissa Corona, Eva de Leon, Luke Duncan, Francisco Eme, Nicholas Fevelo, Richard Gleaves, Marina Grize, Noah Klersfeld, Alexander Kohnke, Cy Kuckenbaker, Steven Lapcevic, Angele Lebert, Nick Lesley, Drew Mandinach, Christian Michaels, Paul Moakley, Max Nanis, Josh Slater, Phillip David Stearns, Xavier Vasquez, Chloe Walecki, Jackson Webelow

This exhibition is sponsored, in part, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture

More information and directions:
www.sandiego-art.org
www.byobworldwide.com




Mud Volcanoes on the San Andreas fault line
from the series California Winter, Lana Z Caplan 2015

ONWARD Compé '16
Project Basho

March- May, 2016
Opening Reception March 12, 6-9pm

Curated by guest juror Richard Renaldi, the exhibition of ONWARD Compé ‘16 features 34 images by 25 emerging photographers from across the globe. The reception is the final event of this year’s ONWARD Summit.

Selected photographers (alphabetical order):

Scott AlbergChristian BobstLana Z CaplanMichiko ChiyodaChristianne EbelAmy FichterMichael JosephWen Hang LinKip HarrisLinda HollingerAngie KellerRJ KernCaroline MacMoranErica MartinTommaso MoriRebecca MosemanJenna Mulhall BreretonAdam ReynoldsJoe ReynoldsCarly RiesMark SawrieJP TerlizziJoris Van EgmondDavid VerbercktSandra Chen Weinstein.

More information:
Project Basho,1305 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19122
www.projectbasho.org




Art New England March/April 2016


 

The New Wave of Public Art:
Art on the Marquee


by George Fifield

Art New England | March/April 2016

An article in the current issue of Art New England
features image and mention of Future Teller by Lana Z Caplan

 

 



MAS ATTACK

Selected San Diego artists include: Alex Kohnke, Ali Silverstein, Andrew Alcasid, Anna Stump, Anna Zappoli, Antonio Escalante, Aren Skalman, Ashley Gibbons, Becky Guttin, Beliz Iristay, Bhavna Mehta, Bob Matheny, Brian Benfer, Bridget Rountree, Carlos Grasso, Carolina Montejo, Cat Chiu Phillips, Catherine Ruane, Christian Michaels, Cindy Santos Bravo, Cindy Zimmerman, Claudia Cano, Clay West, Cody Huff, Cristina Saucedo, Cy Kuckenbaker, Dan Adams, Danica Molenaar, Danny Suhendar, Daphne Hill, Dave Ghilarducci, David Fobes, David Russell Talbott, Davin Kyle Knight, Deanne Sabeck, Debby + Larry Kline, Dia Bassett, Don Porcella, Drew Mandinach, Edwin Nutting, Eleanor Greer, Emily Halpern, Eva de Leon, Francisco Eme, Gustaf Anders Rooth, Hannah Johansen, Iann Gunn, Jaime Ruiz Otis, Janice Grinsell, Jason Sherry, Jeffrey Laudenslager Jennifer Bennett, Jessica McCambly, John Brinton Hogan, John Mireles, John Oliver Lewis, John Straub, Jon-Loren Bazan, Jonathan Ryan, Joshua Krause, Kate Clark, L.G. Givot, Lana Z Caplan, Larry Caveney, Lee Puffer, Lynne Bolton, Maidy Morhous, Marina Grize, Matan Chaffee, Matthew Land, Maya VanderSchuit, Meegan Nolan, Melissa Beck, Melissa Walter, Michelle Ferrera, Michelle Mateo, Monique Straub, Morgan Mandalay, Nuria Pujol, Perry Vasquez, Peter Geise, Philip Petrie, Ricardo Sanders, Rob Pendleton, Robert Andrade, Robert Jones, Roberta Dyer, Robin Brailsford, Roxy Heinz, scott b. davis, Shahla Dorafshan, Shauna Peck, Sheena Rae Dowling, Stefan Talian, Steve Gibson, Tara Centybear Smith, Trevor Amery, Vicki Walsh, and Wick Alexander.

Selected Los Angeles artists include: Lillian Abel, Nurit Avesar, Dani Dodge, Wini Brewer, Michael McCall, Elizabeth Folk, Max Presneill, Kio Griffith, Robert Soffian, Steve Seleska, Juri Koll, Bibi Davidson, Joel Woodard, April Bey, Paulin Paris, Caryl St Ama, Lidia Shaddow, Juan Gomez, Campbell Laird, Ted Meyer, Kristine Schomaker, John Geary, Andrea Kitts Senn, Michael Chomick, Cathleen Abalos, David Michael Lee, HK Zamani, Khang Bao Nguyen, Shauna La, Valerie Wilcox, Christian Ramirez, Laurel Paley, Jill Smith, Steve Nossan, Natasha Shoro, Lorraine Heitzman, Tony Pinto, Ben Jackel, Elizabeth Valdez, Sonja Schenk, Michael Giancristiano, Malado Francine, Ana Marini, Annie Clavel, Pat Gainor, Jesse Standlea, Melanie Moore, Chenhung Chen, Yoony Takeuchi, Sheli Silverio, Karrie Ross, Parinya Champ, Curtis Stage, Peta Orbach, Elisa Salcedo, Jon Measures, Ty Pownall, Matt Driggs, Robert Arieas, Annie Seaton, Hung Viet Nguyen, Renee Tanner, Gul Cagin, Ron Therrio, Gay Summer Sadow Rick, Francesca Quintano, Shelley Heffler, Richard Andres, Laurie Hassold, Cathy Ellis, Lori Pond, Mike Vegas, James Goodwin, Aaron Giesel, Todd Carpenter, Chris Mercier, Scott Trimble, Greg Schenk, Elena Johnson, Crystal Fischetti, Betsy Enzensberger, Carrie Kaplan, Veda Kaya, Gloria Plascencia, Conchi Sanford, Karen Karlsson, Rouzanna Berberian, Justin Smith, Peggy Zask, Susan Amorde, Vanessa Madrid, Malka Nedivi, Sijia Chen, and Feng Ling.


MAS ATTACK
a one-night only nomadic series of exhibitions

Saturday March 19, 2016
6-10pm

Presented by
San Diego Art Institute and
Director/Curator of the Torrance Art Museum


MAS Attack travels from city to city as well as around various sites in Los Angeles, introducing artists to each other and building a wider community of networks. These events invite artists to select their own work and to come together for a single evening of informal networking; catching up with old friends and their work, discovering new artists, and meeting long-time favorites. MAS Attack foregrounds the interactions of artists and the social aspects of our shared obsessions with art.

More information and directions:
www.sandiego-art.org




Maelstroms Video Still

video still, Maelstroms, Lana Z Caplan 2016

 

Another Experiment by Women Film Festival
February 17, 2016

Anthology Film Archives
New Filmmakers NY
6pm

Showing Maelstroms



Shift Video Still

video still, Shift, Lana Z Caplan 2010

Dysfunctional Family:
Portraits by Gallery NAGA Artists

Gallery NAGA, Boston 
Feb 5-27, 2016
Reception Friday, February 5,  6 - 8 pm

Showing Shift Lana Z Caplan

Including works by
Joseph Barbieri
Ken Beck
Gerry Bergstein
Harriet Casdin-Silver
Lana Z Caplan
Benjamin Evans
Rick Fox
Gregory Gillespie
Jaclyn Kain
Todd McKie
George Nick
David Prifti
Henry Schwartz
Esther Solondz
Ed Stitt


2015

 


Canaries in the Mine Video Still

video still, play and repeat, Lana Z Caplan 2015

 

L'Aternativa Independent Film Festival
Barcelona 
Nov.16-22, 2015

Showing play and repeat
as part of Experiments in Cinema program
November 18, 7:30pm

 



Canaries in the Mine Video Still

video still, Canaries in the Mine, Lana Z Caplan 2015

 

Strange Beauty Film Festival
October 22-24, 2015

Canaries in the Mine
Friday October 23, 8pm

Full Festival Program here

Strange Beauty Film Festival is committed to "showcasing short movies from around the globe that explore the shadowy realms between terrifying normality and sublime fever dreams." http://strangebeauty.org/




Steerage Video Still

video still, upon maelstroms of unbearable reality, Lana Z Caplan 2015

 

upon maelstroms of unbearable reality
New video made for the band Steerage

Steerage is A.F. Jones and Barry Chabala
'upon maelstroms of unbearable reality' is from the release
Entropy Is What the State Makes Of It 

available from caduc.org

Video by : Lana Z Caplan lanazcaplan.com

watch here

 



 

LeVoyagedanslaLune

video still, Le Voyage dans la Lune, Lana Z Caplan 2011

The Venus Vault
From the Astrophysics Department of
The People's Museum of Revisionist Natural Itstory

On view at SPACES:
November 20, 2015 – January 15, 2016
Opening Reception: November 20, 6 – 9 pm

This feminist planetarium, an integral part of The People's Museum of Revisionist Natural Itstory, will re-examine the hegemonic + sexist propaganda about creation via new media works and a site-specific installation. Expect an immersive correction of the phallic telescopic lens through which you have previously seen the universe.

Enter a cozy womb-like environment where you can safely consider the underpinnings of everything you thought you knew about everything. Engage in a tender exploration of a familiar/foreign planet via the 3D Mission: Cleveland Land Mass; spelunk inner space with Baby! Love your Body! Episode 1; and question authority in astronomy with Womyn Space. Shed an astral tear for the first bitch in space over Laika's Lullaby; go into deep space (if you dare) with Pink Black Hole; and back in time to the witchy origins of the universe with Middle of the Night. Then tumble gently back to earth on Le Voyage Dans la Lune.

Participating artists include: Amber J. Anderson (Cleveland Heights, OH), Elena Harvey Collins (Los Angeles, CA) & Corrie Slawson (Cleveland Heights, OH); Lana Z Caplan (San Diego, CA); Heather Kapplow (Allston, MA); Michelle Murphy (Chicago, IL); Julia Oldham (Eugene, OR); Hanna Rose Shell & John Douglas Manson (Boston, MA); Poussy Draama & Fannie Sosa / The School of No Big Deal; and Nanette Yannuzzi & Arzu Ozkal.

SPACES is a presenting contemporary art venue dedicated to artists who explore and experiment. http://www.spacesgallery.org/

 



Art San Diego

Art San Diego
A Contemporary Art Show

Balboa Park Activity Center
November 5-8, 2015


Lana Z Caplan will be showing a site specific public art piece,
commissioned for Art San Diego.


Ephemeral Objects

Ephemeral 2

images:
video still, play and repeat, Lana Z Caplan (top)
performance image, Nick Lesley (bottom)


Ephemeral Objects


August 29-September 27, 2015

San Diego Art Institute
1439 El Prado, San Diego

Ephemeral Objects is a cutting edge exhibition of creativity at the intersection of art, technology and innovation, featuring the work of 34 artists active in the Southern California and Baja Norte region.

Over the past decade San Diego has becoming a hotbed of innovation and experimentation for art and technology. “Ephemeral Objects” is San Diego’s first survey exhibit of new and established artists exploring this exciting new frontier of contemporary art. Sometimes referred to as “post-material art”, the exhibit is composed of that de-emphasize the material art object: software and algorithmic art, sound art, video art, real time and dynamic data visualization, social sculpture, and time-based art. The exhibit is organized by SDAI’s Curator-in-Residence Andrew Horwitz as an extension of his blog “Ephemeral Objects: Art Criticism for the Post-Material World” for which he was awarded a prestigious Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant in 2014.

Participating artists: Trevor Amery, Banrei, Cooper Baker, Renae Barnard, Sheldon Brown, Lana Z Caplan, Larry Caveney, Andrea Chung, Francisco Eme, Richard Gleaves, Yelena Gluzman in collaboration with Jen Hofer and Eric Leonardis,Vijay Hingorani, Rich Jones, Tara Knight, Bonnie Lander in collaboration with Brendan Nguyen and Adam Tinkle, Nick Lesley, Xareni Lizarraga, Whitney Lynn, Max Nanis, Margaret Noble, Sean Noyce, Celeste Oram, Micah Silver, Marinta and André Skupin, sosolimited, Suzanne Thorpe, Chris Warren, Shannon Willis, Shahrokh Yadegari and Kathryn Zazenski

 



Double Indemnity


The Athenaeum's Flicks on the Bricks series
Double Indemnity with Spanish Colonial Wine

Thursday August 13, 7:30 pm

"The Athenaeum's outdoor movie series, Flicks on the Bricks makes it possible for you to enjoy classic movies that you love while enjoying the beautiful summer night on the patio of the Athenaeum. Flicks on the Bricks host and wine expert Barbara Baxter will introduce the wines paired with each movie. Come and enjoy glamour, drama, hot popcorn, and special wines on warm summer nights.

Before each classic flick, the winning films from Shorts & Briefs in the Library, the Athenaeum’s inaugural short film competition, will be screened.

play and repeat by Lana Z Caplan: Loosely based on the structure of Stan Brakhage’s The Art of Vision (1965) and Dog Star Man (1961-64), play and repeat is a series of still images layered and repeated in five parts, unfolding in a journey through color, movement and memory, exploring the nature of vision and the medium of video itself.

Double Indemity: Directed by Billy Wilder and adapted from a James M. Cain novel by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, Double Indemnity (1944, 106 min) represents the high-water mark of 1940s film noir urban crime dramas in which a greedy, weak man is seduced and trapped by a cold, evil woman amidst the dark shadows and Expressionist lighting of modern cities. "

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wal Street, La Jolla,CA 92037
www.ljathenaeum.org

$17 for members / $22 for non-members
21 and over

 



StayStrange

A SHIP IN THE WOODS presents:
Here:Hear

Space 4 Art, 325 15th St, San Diego
Saturday August 15, 5-10 pm

During this event artists will use sound, light, and physical experience to express their own perception of being here. David Ghilarducci and Andy Hunte installations allow you to interact with live sounds from the neighborhood. Lana Z Caplan brings visual documents of her efforts to follow instructions from Yoko Ono’s book Grapefruit. In two other video works, Caplan reinterprets the familiar with an existential music video and transforms images of the streets of Brooklyn into an abstract ephemeral audio/visual experience. Adam Belt brings us artwork in which images appear from a barren frame of blackness, and other pieces in which you can follow a rainbow of light. Dave White and Morgan Mandulay allow us to re-acquaint ourselves with ordinary objects seen in our day to day. Francisco Eme manipulates ordinary objects to create an ethereal soundscape. Gabie Strong and Mathew Hebert create a piece in which you move through auditory hanging beads.

These artists and more address question "Can we hear and see things differently for a moment” and “What does it takes to get us there?”

The philosopher Brentano, felt that our consciousness is always consciousness of something. In Here:Hear we are asking what is it that we are conscious of?


StayStrange

STAY STRANGE presents BLIND:DEAF III
Musicians live score experimental video. 

Saturday May 30, 7pm

Moxie Theatre
6663 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, California 92115


Kerry Laitala > Scorn Reflection

Lana Z Caplan> Alan Jones

Daniel Rosas > Prgrm
Eliot Alan Walnut >

Hot Nerds (Das Four Eyez Kult) > Scott Nielsen

Ben Jones > Reverse Sunglasses

Derek Housh > M.J. Stevens

WITH Zsa Zsa Gabor VS !ZeuqsaV! DJ Sets


$6.00 - All ages. Show starts at 7:00 pm.

"Stay Strange is a monthly music series that caters to the adventurous listener, presenting one night shows of abstract, noise, outsider music & art." http://staystrange.com/

Lana Z Caplan will be screening works from the series HedonHeathen with live scoring by Alan Jones.


Lana Z Caplan play and repeat (2014), presented by Boston’s Gallery NAGA
image from hypeerallergic,com

The Bewitching Geometry of the Moving Image Art Fair

by Daniel Larkin on March 6, 2015

excerpt:

"Lana Z Caplan‘s “Play and Repeat” (2014) explores a similar tension between the “real world” and an imagined world of pure geometric forms. Brightly colored footage of New York is interspersed with geometric abstractions. Have you ever thought about how many aspects of climate change are invisible? Yes, catastrophic weather events are visible, but many of the underlyin"g physics of changing global temperatures take place invisibly. Concerned about the environment, “Play and Repeat” asks us to think through what we can and can’t see in our daily landscape as New Yorkers.

 

Read full article here: http://hyperallergic.com/




Lana Z Caplan at
Moving Image with Gallery NAGA

March 5-8, 2015

Waterfront New York Tunnel
269 11th Avenue
Between 27th and 28th Streets
New York, NY 10001

Moving Image was conceived to offer a viewing experience with the excitement and vitality of a fair, while allowing moving image-based artworks to be understood and appreciated on their own terms. Participation is by invitation only.

Moving Image will take place March 5-8, 2015. Located in the Waterfront Tunnel event space between 27th and 28th Streets with an entrance on 11th Avenue in Chelsea. Moving Image will be free to the public and open Thursday – Saturday, March 5-7, 11–8 PM and on Sunday, March 8, 11-4 PM. An opening reception will take place Thursday, March 5, 6–8 PM.


VIdeoFocus

 

VIdeoFocus

Stigmart/10 Art Review
Winter Edition 2014-15



Featuring 12-page interview with Lana Z Caplan

Read online:

Link to full issue

Link to interview with Lana Z Caplan


The Parlour Bushwick
February 27-April 5, 2015

Show #15
Group Exhibition including:

Lana Z Caplan
Pamela Council
Sue Havens
Jen Hitchings

opens February 27 2015

The Parlour Bushwick
791 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11221


video still, play and repeat, 3:20 min, 2014


Black Maria Film Festival

Director's Choice Prize 2015

play and repeat will be part of the 65 city film festival touring program.
Winter 2015

"The Black Maria Film Festival shows diverse, expressive, and passionate short films and videos by independent makers. The festival is named after Thomas Edison's motion picture studio, and is known for its support of spirited, cutting edge, and otherwise singular films. The Black Maria Film Festival is committed to works that explore the potential of the medium to illuminate, provoke, enrich, and engage viewers. Imaginative and revelatory films are sought including work that provides insight into the human condition and political, social, and environmental issues, and work that addresses the lives of people with disabilities." http://www.blackmariafilmfestival.org/

Touring program dates and details here.

 


Experiments in Cinema Film Festival v.10
April 15-19, 2015

play and repeat will be part of the10th Anniversary edition of
Experiments in Cinema Festival

Program 6, April 16, 2015 5:30pm

"Each year Experiments in Cinema brings the international community of cinematic un-dependents to Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA for a film festival that is designed to inspire a new generation of homegrown media activists to participate in shaping future trends of cultural representation." http://www.experimentsincinema.org/

 



2014

 
   

Future Telleron the Marquee

Boston Cyberarts and
the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Present:

Art on the Marquee
October 16 - December 11, 2014

Future Teller
a new piece by Lana Z Caplan
Commissioned for this 80 ft, seven screen video sculpture!

A fortune telling grandmother is asked for her predictions. As a premontion enters her head, a world of mystical colors and visions opens up, taking us floating into space to view earth from afar, as it heats up and...

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 16, 6-8pm

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street, Boston

Future Teller is playing on Monday and Thursdays.

more information here


 

Musuem of Renmin Universtiy, Beijing
September 1-8, 2014

"Dialogue Huangshan - Taihang"

Reception: Friday, September 5, 7pm 

Participating artists:
John Walker, Bao Lin, Marty St James, Li Mu, Shi Lan, Vassily Chiefchok, Svetlana Chiefchok, Yuan Zuo, Jiri Straka, Gou Xia, Wangyu Liang, Wang Qin Sheng, Hua Jianguo, Lana Z Caplan, Tang Chenghua, Darshana Prasad, Lu Xinhua, Marianna Ignataki, Simon Jean – Yves, Li Fan, Xu Qing Ping, Yang Bing Yan, Ma Ke Lu, Yuan Shun, Tine Deturck, Wang Chui, Paul Devautour, Huo Ran, Jeffrey Morabito, Liu Shi Hao, Jutta Bobbe, Jullien Laure, Linxue Ming, Wu Yunhong, Yue Yang, Wu Jian, Qu Wen Qian, Wang Zhen Hu, Chen Yi Bai

The exhibition was sponsored by the art news platform Art China,  the China National Academy of Painting and the PRC National tourism.

See video from the show here

Renmin University Museum
59 Zhongguancun St., Haidian district, Beijing


video still, play and repeat, 3:20 min, 2014

 

Antimatter [Media Art]
October 17- November 1, 2014

play and repeat
screening at Antimatter [Media Art] Festival 2014

The Advice Shape
Sunday October 26, 7pm

http://www.antimatter.ws/


oranbeg

image by Lana Z Caplan

 

Oranbeg Press
Oranbeg NET 08: Contemporary Youth
September 2014

Lana Z Caplan's photos included
in the September edition of Oranbeg NET

Curated by Dean Davies of Trip Mag
preview online here
download PDF here

Contemporary Youth showcases the photographic talents of 28 international and emerging image makers who have harmoniously documented the formative years of adolescence and early adulthood. Celebrating mischief, experimentation and identity formulation, the show captures the inherent optimism yet simmering frailty of our younger generations.

Artists: Heather Iris Galt-McloughlinJordan BaumgartenAshley Catharine SmithColleen Mann,Mitch BordenZora MurffSarah AnthonyJeff DietzTammy MercureBenjamin DavisEleanor BleierRachel WoronerAmiko LiStephanie NoritzLandon SpeersD'Angelo WilliamsLana Z CaplanMatt MacPakeMichelle GroskopfGorsadCecilia FerraroAlyssa KazewNathan Pearce,David WhyteHannah Abel-HirschErin GeidemanMoby Howeidy and Carisa Mitchell.


Oranbeg Press presents:

THESAURUS 
A group projection show

August 29-31, 6-10pm

Dossier Outpost
South Street Seaport
89 South Street, NY, NY 10038

Selected Artists: 

TJ Elias, Lauren Wansker, Alex Nelson, Michelle Wallace, Mitchell Borden, Christina Villamor, Tammy Mercure, Mitch Patrick, Alex Broadwell, Lana Z Caplan, Anna Clem, Jason Rusnock, Colin Todd, Carolina Marquez, Varvara Mikuskina, Nat Ward, Katherine Walton, Theo Slavin, Aaron Hegret, Kaitlin Egan, Gifriends(Alex Thebez & Marisa Gertz), Hope Hilton, Marcy Ayres, Dina Lun, Peter Gibson, Amanda Jas, Jessica Pettway, Jamie Hladky, Thomas Bouquin, Noe Montes, Kyle Seis, Michael Lewis, Amanda Retotar, Jordan Swartz, Paolo Morales, Marc Gilman, Nathan Pearce, Carlos Lowenstein, Al Palmer, Evan Deuitch, Karin Lindholm, Benjamin Davis, Jake Silby and Sam Cannon.  


365 artists

 

365artists365days
August 12, 2014

Interview with Lana Z Caplan on
365artists356days.com

A Frank Juarez Gallery and
Greymatter Gallery
Collaborative Project


oranbeg

cover image by Lana Z Caplan

 

Oranbeg Press
Oranbeg NET 07: Ingest/Digest
August 2014

Lana Z Caplan's photos included
in the August edition of Oranbeg NET

Curators:
The Gifriends
-Marisa Gertz
-Peter Marquez
-Alex Thebez
-Michael Fivis 

preview online here
download PDF here

Ingest/Digest
Prompt: Your gastrointestinal tract is 9 meters long. You eat: for the next 24 to 72 hours each mouthful will be ground down, broken apart, denatured, processed and, finally, absorbed - or excreted. Nearly a ton a year.

87% of us (in America) have some kind of life online. Nearly 2000 hours a year. We communicate using text, video, and images: with each other, with organizations, and with technology itself. Every day we eat, for sustenance, for pleasure, or for social interaction. We consume this digital stuff for the same reasons, every day, and at an accelerating pace.

Does this make you feel invigorated? Or bloated?


First corn, Highland Lake, ME

L E N S C R A T C H
Fine Art Photography Daily
July 4, 2014

Lana Z Caplan in Summer Fun Exhibtion on Lenscratch

See here

"L E N S C R A T C H is considered one of the 10 Photography-Related blogs you should be reading by Source Review, Wired.com, Rangefinder and InStyle Magazine." http://lenscratch.com/


MikaRottenberg

BIG RED & SHINY
June 2014

In Conversation: Nelson and Caplan discuss
Mika Rottenberg's show at Rose Art Museum

Read here


ARTnews Review
April 2014

Peach Blossom Spring,
Lana Z Caplan's solo show at Galelry NAGA,
reviewed by Joanne Silver in ARTnews


Read here

 

"Change is constant: ..."

"Caplan's video highlights just how disparate experiences of the same spot can be, juxtaposing the magnificent spectacle of towering peaks with the bustle of tourism and the realites of everyday life."

"...Caplan's photographs suggest worlds colliding."

"Just beyond the scrim of curtains, the chaotic scene of buildings being erected jostles against a vision of uncorrupted nature as vivid and insubstantial as a dream."

-Joanne Silver


Love Poems, 5 min, 3-channel video, 2010

 

Forbidden Film Festival
May 7 - May 9, 2014

Love Poems screening:
May 9 at 9 pm; Vortex Theatre, Austin, TX


watch excerpts here

 


HedonHeathen 2, 2:20 min, HD video, 2013


CROSSROADS Moving Image Arts Festival
presented by San Francisco Cinemathque

April 3 - April 6, 2014

HedonHeathen 2 screening in Program 3:
Friday, April 4 at 7pm; Victoria Theatre


watch excerpts here

Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

full program info here
support CROSSROADS on Kickstarter


Woman in the Dunes, 2:40 min looping video installation


Woman in the Dunes
Bruno David Gallery

April 4 - May 3, 2014

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 4th, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm




watch excerpts here

Bruno David Gallery, 3721 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO


The Loveliest Mountain of China, looping video installation


Huang shan Dialogue -
Art Exhbition of Chinese and International Artists

Renmin University of China Art Museum

September 2014

details to come

Showing The Loveliest Mountain of China,
made in Huang shan with the support of ArtChina.cn

watch excerpts here



Installation View, Gallery NAGA, 2014


The Loveliest Mountain of China
Clark Gallery

February 8 - March 1, 2014

Opening Reception:
Saturday Febraury 8, 2014, 4-6 pm


The Loveliest Mountain of China will be installed in the window of the gallery and can be viewed 24 hours a day!

watch excerpts here

Clark Gallery, 145 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, MA


Peach Blossom Spring Book
Now Available

100 pages, soft cover, 8x8", 2013

more information

Peach Blossom Spring Book

Book Preview
(click here if above is not playing)

The images in this book were created in China during the summer
of 2012, while an Artist-in-Residence at the Inside Out Art Museum
in Beijing.

$50. includes shipping in the US




NAGA2014

Tree-lined (detail), archival inkjet print, 2013

Peach Blossom Spring
Solo Exhibition

January 2014

Gallery NAGA
Boston, MA

Artist Reception:
January 10, 2014, 6-8pm

see image preview on Gallery NAGA website

 

 

 

Gallery NAGA named one of
The Culture Trip's 10 Best Art Galleries in Boston 2013

Gallery NAGA, 67 Newbury St, Boston, MA


 

 

Lana Z Caplan: Peach Blossom Spring
Review

T
he Boston Globe
January 7, 2014
Cate McQuaid

"Caplan at NAGA

There’s nature, and there’s hype. Lana Z Caplan examines how the two are played off each other in China in her show at Gallery NAGA. Look at her photo “Tree-Lined.’’ It appears to capture a soothing summer scene, green trees on a mild slope. But there’s a seam to the left, an opening, and it becomes clear that the bucolic image is printed on a scrim that hides a construction zone. You can see rubble through the opening.

In her thoughtful three-channel video “The Loveliest Mountain of China,’’ Caplan juxtaposes a painterly image of a mountain with visitors having their pictures taken in front of it, and interviews with people affiliated with the tourism trade there. They spout tripe such as “It's not man-made, it’s just nature's gift.’’ That first video reminds us that people have been packaging nature for eons; the last suggests that the more wily and big that packaging becomes, the deeper the schism between humans and the landscape."


 

 

 

Lana Z Caplan: Peach Blossom Spring
at Gallery NAGA

featured in the Boston Globe
January 2, 2014

LANA Z CAPLAN: PEACH BLOSSOM SPRING
Using China and the Chinese tradition of landscape painting as a backdrop, the photographer and video artist investigates the tension between nature and urban development, and how humanity's relationship to nature is increasingly mediated.

Cate McQuaid
The Boston Globe, January 2, 2014


 

 

 

EXPOSURE
January 19, 2014

LIGHT Nightclub
turned on by Cirque du Soliel
Mandalay Bay, LasVegas, NV
http://www.thelightvegas.com/

Lana Z Caplan's videos will be part of "a curated selection of LGBT-inspired art exhibition. EXPOSURE guests will be duly immersed in an extrasensory live art performance, with distinctive video content integrated with unique art performances"

"LIGHT, the first-ever nightclub turned on by Cirque du Soleil, merges cutting-edge creativity with incredible music to produce a new kind of nightlife experience. Headlining DJs & performers lead the charge, coupled with exclusively built performance elements & visuals, innovative video mapping, lighting, sound & special effects, as well as avant-garde costumes & unique choreography." from the EXPOSURE press release.

Read the Press Release here

buy tickets here


 

 

 

VIDEOFOCUS

Lana Z Caplan will be featured in VIDEOFOCUS14.

See previous issues here:
http://issuu.com/stigmart10press

 

Stigmart publishes net-reviews of videoartists from all over the world whose works break the boundaries between videoart and avant-garde cinema.  


 



Shangri-La
, Vinyl Adhesive-backed Wallpaper,
from the series Peach Blossom Spring, 2013

 

COLORTEK
of Boston

January 2014

Lana Z Caplan is the featured artist of the month.
Read here

Thank you Colortek for all!


2013

 
 

 

 

 

Anitmatter [Media Art]
Victoria, BC, Canada
October 18 - November 3, 2013

Living on the Edge
October 31, Delgue, 9pm

Showing HeadonHeathen2


2013 festival website and full program


 

Eva, from the series OUT OF THIS BODY, 2012

 

ARTcetera Art Auction
"Love art. Fight AIDS."

Saturday, October 5, 2013
The Park Plaza Castle, Boston

"Since its founding twenty-five years ago, ARTcetera has grown to become one of New England's premiere art auctions and an essential funding source for AIDS Action. This auction raises funds to fight the epidemic by preventing new infections and optimizing the health of those living with HIV. " action.aac.org

 

View all the artwork, place a bid, and purchase event tickets on the ARTcetera website.

 



 

 

Edinburgh International Film Festival
Black Box Experimental Section

6.27.13

 

Black Box 3: Matter and Metamorphosis

27 June, 18:25 at Filmhouse 3

 

Premiere of HeadonHeathen2

 


 

 

 

Artists Making Art
snapshots of the creative process

Massachusetts Cultural Council Blog

6.10.13



Lana Z Caplan making art
in residence at Gallery 51, MCLA
Woodshed III

 

photo by Matthew Cavanaugh for the Boston Globe

 


 

 

 

Fototazo

5.16.13



Lana Z Caplan's new photographs from 
OUT OF THIS BODY

featured on:

fototazo.com



 


 

A Picture A Day

"a picture a day is a project by kikkerbillen where we show a new picture from everyday life – every day"

Lana Z Caplan will be a featured guest:
April 8-14, 2013

7 days, 7 new photographs

new images from the yet to be titled series
from Beijng summer 2012


Woodshed_IV

Veil, from the series OUT OF THIS BODY, 2012

THE MASSART AUCTION
The MassArt Auction is one of the largest visual art auctions in New England and a destination for collectors seeking to view and purchase exceptional contemporary art in a festive environment. Proceeds support academic programming and student scholarships at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the only independent public college of art and design in the US.

Online bidding: April 3-12, 2013
all bids will transfer to the live event on Saturday, April 13.
New photograph by Lana Z Caplan available here

The MassArt Auction Saturday, April 13, 2013
Sandra & David Bakalar and Stephen D. Paine Galleries
Doors open at 6:30 PM | Live Auction begins at 8 PM

Opening Reception Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Sponsored by Twin Focus Capital Partners LLC

Public Preview Days April 4 - 11, 2013

purchase tickets here

If you are unable to attend the Auction, you may still bid on any piece in the Live or Silent Auction anywhere in the world through our online auction on Paddle8


Woodshed_IV

100 HOURS IN THE WOODSHED IV
Gallery 51, 51 Main St, North Adams, MA
January 24 - February 24, 2013

Forth biennial collage marathon and exhibition with 30 artists coming together to make art together for 100 hours in a gallery/studio residency.

PRESS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS:

Woodshed III:
PRESS:
The Boston Globe: Taking to the Woodshed, by Cate McQuaid
North Adams Transcript: 100 Hours of Art, by Jennifer Huberdeau
PHOTOS:
Berkshire Cultural Resource Center Flickr set: collaging and reception
Flickr set
of the artists at work
VIDEOS:
Max Jeffers performing in front of video by Lana Z Caplan at the reception
Most of the artists at work, shot by Joshua Field (on facebook)

Woodshed II:
Artists show their drive, North Adams Transcript
"In the woodshed", Berkshire Eagle
"Gallery 51 sets ambitious effort in creativity", North Adams Transcript

Woodshed I:
Mixing it up Artists wrap up 100 hours, North Adams Transcpript

support provided by MassMOCA and MCLA

http://www.mcla.edu/About_MCLA/events/mclagallery51-100hoursinthewoodshediv_2953/


2012

 
 

IOAM

 

 



Installation view "Beijing Spirit", interactive video installation, Lana Z Caplan, 2012

InsideOut Art Museum
Beijing, China


Group Exhibtion: InsideOut 2012
Sept. 29 - Jan. 13, 2013

museum site

"Exhibition curated by the Columbia University College of the Arts Printmaking Center Director Professor Tomas Vu-Danial, Massachusetts College of Art Professor Liang Hanchang Tsinghua Academy of Fine Arts Professor Yuan Zuo. Artists from China, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Serbia, Thailand more will exhibit oil paintings, prints, sculpture, installations, video and other types of a total of more than two hundred works, Eastern and Western culture and art in the "middle" without borders, without prejudice, unrestricted field dialogue. 

The exhibition of foreign artists, including Kiki Smith, Sarah Sze, Shahzia Sikander, Terry Winters, Rirkrit Tiravanija and other heavyweight artists, including in recent years a major Biennale limelight strong artists. Or because the family, or because most of the work of these artists have a blend of Eastern and Western cultures, backgrounds, who is a landscape of contemporary globalization, in this big puzzle, each individual associated with each other, and fragmentation."*

*translated from Chinese by google

Participating Artists:
Amy Lincoln, Bård Breivik, Ben Zawalich, Bodo Korsig, Brian Novatny, Carl Fudge, Cecilia Vázquez, Claire Beckett, Craig Zammiello, Dr Lakra, Feng Lianghong, Lianghan Chang, Gandalf 's Gavan, Greg Kessler, Jason S. Yi, Jeffrey A. Keough Jennifer Nuss, Kiki Smith, Kurt J. Kemp, Lana Z. Caplan, Li Xiaofeng, Liang, Mark Lu, Mark Perlman, Megan Foster, Nathlie Provosty, Nicola López, OBRA Architects, Peter Wayne Lewis, Phong Bui, Predrag Dimitrijevic Qin Feng, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Saint Clair Cemin, Sarah Sze, Shahzia Sikander Stephen Tourlentes, Terry Winters,, Zengqing Hao, Tomas Vu-Daniel, Tommy White, Wang Xu, YUAN Jia Yuan Zuo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See more installation images here




Blue Party, from the series OUT OF THIS BODY, 2012

PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE BRAIN

12/6/12, featured image

"Photographs on the Brain is the Tumblr outpost of LPV Magazine. 
Consider it our daily digest of links, quotes, excerpts and photographs from around the web."

http://photographsonthebrain.com/post/37332580454/lana-z-caplan-out-of-this-body

I love this blog and this magazine, check it out:
 LPV Magazine




Zombies, Occupy Wall Street, Zuccotti Park, Oct. 2011

Lenscratch
Masks and Costumes Exhibition


Online Exhibtion
Lauched 10/31/12

 

Lenscratch is a blogzine that explores contemporary photography and offers opportunities for exposure and community.

Considered one of the 10 Photography-Related blogs you should be reading by Source Review, Wired.com, and InStyle Magazine.

Founded and Edited by Aline Smithson

http://www.lenscratch.com/2012/10/the-2012-lenscratch-masks-and-costumes.html


Studio view, Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing

 

 

Inside Out Art Museum
Beijing, China

Artist Residency Programme

July-August, 2012

 


Cultural Exchange journey to Huangshan
Huangshan, China

ART.CHINA.cn
July 2012

For one week in July 2012, Art.china.cn and a video crew followed
four western artists and ten Chinese artists during a trip to the
"Loveliest Mountain in China", Huangshan (Yellow Mountain),
sponsored by the Chinese Board of Tourism.

By day, new work was created on the mountain and by night, discussions and collaboration between artstis were created.

Artchina.cn kept a blog and made videos available here:
http://art.china.cn/jilu/node_532517.htm

 

 


Out of this body

Lana Z Caplan:
OUT OF THIS BODY

Interactive Video Installation and New Photographs

Video projections, 35mm slides, light and motion sensors,
sound in domes and vibrations.

Where nothing is as it was, reality ebbs, creating memories as unreliable as dreams.  Time is numb and everything is fast, in slow motion. 
In the space between moments, between time, leaving thought and living in sensation, seeking beyond through the spiritual or the corporal,
to transcend.

ARTIST TALK & CLOSING RECEPTION
Saturday, June 2, 7pm


Fountain, Brooklyn
May 2012
Reception: May 5, 7-10pm

 


MI

Manipulated Image #12
MI_LosAngeles_2012 Film Series

Experimental short videos by
Los Angeles and International artists

Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
April 29, 2012

including "In ruins, we rebuild with memories buried in the foundation"
by Lana Z Caplan

more information

 


Cut-Up

MassArt Film Society

Wednesday March 21, 2012, 8pm
Massachusetts College of Art
Film Department, Sreening Room 1
$4. donation / free with massart ID

more information

Program Description:

When you cut into the present the future leaks out, (2011), 200 video clips playing in random sequence through computer programming, 35 minutes
Very short video and audio clips played randomly by a computer create a “cut-up” video collage.  The visceral experience of chaos and chance is embodied by the random and infinite sequences, in the tradition of Dada and work of William Burroughs and Brion Gysin.  Assemblages of sound, and Burroughs himself reading from his work, are fastened against a montage of fast paced clips, shot by Caplan between September 2010 and February 2011.  Footage of religious and secular celebrations, rituals, markers of time, structures and the lack thereof, shot in multiple locations along the east coast, create a sense of displacement within which the space between society, family, and solitude virtually explodes.

Shift, (2011) HD digital video, 45 minutes, color, sound
An alternative to the travelogue, Shift is a 2-channel video of 35 one-minute portraits shot in 3 countries, between July 1 - September 1, 2010, featuring friends, family, encounters, artists and fellow filmmakers. Shift attempts to examine how we change in relation to who we are with, where we are and how we want to be perceived.  For each portrait, Caplan shot approximately one minute of the subject then passed the camera to the subject for a minute, in which time she was recorded responding to their performance portrait. 

Portraits included (in order of appearance):
Jennifer Lange, Paul Hill, Jennifer Reeder, hippie girl at Dead show, Valerie Lehr, Fernanda Fusco, Chris, at the car rental agency, Costas, the waiter, Mikas, the sailor, Watermelon vendor, Cleo Azariadis, Glyn Cassidy, Alison Coates, Gennaro Galano, Sol LeWitt, Giovanni Scala, Fabrizio Lucibello, Stefano Irace, Amanda Murray, Saul Levine, Diana Chaplin, George Kuchar, Paxton James, Bernice B Bredt, Ashley the Mermaid, Cindy Caplan, Jasmine Chen, Kristen Mills, Jonah Rapino, Laurel Kirtz, Meg White, Arthur Dion, Liz Munsell, Anabel Vazquez, Kasia Bytnerowicz


Sospira

SOSPIRA
a film by Lana Z Caplan

screening as part of Lowell Women's Week
READ MORE

Tuesday, March 6 @ 7:30PM (doors @ 7PM)
The Revolving Museum
290 Jackson Street, Lowell, MA

more information

 


Welcome to Suzhou

COME RIDE THE BIKE!

In honor of the release of
ASPECT: Vol. 18: EXPORT FROM CHINA
:

Gallery NAGA is installing:
Welcome to Suzhou

Gallery NAGA, Boston
February 2012
Reception Friday Feb 3, 6-8pm

Lana Z Caplan: Welcome to Suzhou
with commentary by Liz Munsell
included in Vol. 18: EXPORT FROM CHINA

http://www.aspectmag.org/

 


Aspect

 

ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art
Just Released

Lana Z Caplan: Welcome to Suzhou
with commentary by Liz Munsell
included in Vol. 18: EXPORT FROM CHINA

 

preview the piece or purchase DVDs here

http://www.aspectmag.org/


 

2011

 

Naga

 

SOSPIRA
a film by Lana Z Caplan


Screening & Reception:

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
6:30 pm
free and open to the public

watch trailer


Gallery NAGA
67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
www.gallerynaga.com

facebook event page


Cut-up

Panoptic: New Media
Camden Maine International Film Festival
September 28 - October 2, 2011

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 28, 6:00 PM

Asymmetrick Arts

405 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841
207-594-2020

http://camdenfilmfest.org/panoptic/


massartmade

MassArt Made Fine Art Fete
Wednesday September 28th, 6:30 - 9pm

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Kennedy Building
2nd floor, Student Life Gallery

RSVP by Monday September 26
to info@massartmade.com or 617-879-7407


Samson

Samson Projects: Chain Letter
July 16-23, 2011
Reception: July 16, 6-8pm

Chain Letter is a global group show wherein 10 artists have been invited to participate. Those 10 then invite 10 artists that they admire. Those 10 invite 10 more and so on. This cycle continues for 30 days. The result is a global artist curated group show featured in cities such as; Berlin, London, New York, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Philidelphia, San Francisco, Zurich, Boston, Paris and Seoul.

More information:
http://chainletter2011.com/

Samson Projects:
450 Harrison Avenue &/@ 29 Thayer Street, Boston, MA 02118


Gimli Film Festival


Gimili Film Festival
July 20-24, 2011

Screening Le Voyage dans la Lune & Portrait

http://www.gimlifilm.com/


Gimli Film Festival


MisALT Screening Series

Pornography and its Discontents
July 28, 2011, 7:30pm

Screening Love Poems

at Workspace Ltd.
2150 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA

http://www.workspacelimited.org/


campodefiori


FLOURISH: Alumni Works on Paper

June 6 - July 9, 2011
Bakalar Gallery
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

Opening Reception: June 9, 2011, 6-8 PM

Jurors:
Tammy Dayton: Creative Director, Moth Design, Boston
Michelle Lamunière: John R. and Barbara Robinson Curator of Photography
Harvard Art Museum/Fogg Museum
Edward Saywell: Chair of Contemporary Art and MFA Programs
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Curator:
Lisa Tung, Director of Curatorial Programs
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

more information

Catalog of Graduate Program Alumni online here

PRESS: The Boston Phoenix



SOSPIRA
a film by Lana Z Caplan

Featured on PBS online
www.WORLDCompass.org
for the month of May

Watch the film online here

SOSPIRA
Taking a leap of faith, leaving their city lives, families, careers, friends, and goals, nine courageous international women believed in love, and in themselves, enough to reinvent their lives along the Amalfi Coast of Italy.

Digital video and super 8 weave together while the women's voices carry the film, telling the stories of meeting their love, their choices involved in moving to Italy, the expected and unexpected compromises, and the search for a comfortable balance. As the fantasy veneer of Mediterranean village life wears thin, and beauty recedes to inaccessibility, their own desires and senses of self are called into question, becoming mysterious even to themselves.

A film by Lana Z Caplan with original score by Kevin Micka (aka Animal Hospital) and Chris Brokaw. Made with generous support from The Wexner Center for the Arts.

more info, watch trailer and DVDs now available here

 

world compass
www.WORLDcompass.org
World Compass TV Channel
Unexpected stories: video, audio, documentaries, commentary, public tv

Funding for WORLDcompass.org
provided by the COrporation for Public Broadcasting


unseen

SENSING THE UNSEEN: The Transitory: Filming

Screenings

-Exit Zero, Chris Boebel and Chris Walley
discussant: Vivek Bald
- Baan/Home, Emily Zeamer
discussant: Julia Yezbick
- Blind, Hanna Rose Shell
discussant: Lana Z Caplan
- Invisible Film, Ernst Karel
discussant: Peter Whincop

Round table discusson among graduate student filmmakers:
Philip Cartelli, Xi Lin, Lisa Messeri, Canay Ozden, Caterina Scaramelli, Tom Schilling, Julia Yezbick

May 6, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Bartos Theater, Building E15
MIT Anthropology Program
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

Convenors
Emily Zeamer

http://web.mit.edu/unseen/species/transitory.html
All seminar meetings are free and open to the public
No registration is required.

Sensing the Unseen is a John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
presents:

An evening with LANA Z CAPLAN
April 7, 2011, 8:30 -10:30 pm
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (Hall A)
527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

FREE and open to the public

PREMIERE EVENT : RECEPTION to follow

Sospira
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

SOSPIRA

Sospira is a 50 minute experimental documentary which focuses on nine courageous international women who were traveling seeking themselves and found love along the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Taking a leap of faith, leaving their city lives, families, careers, friends, and goals, each of these women believed in love, and in themselves, enough to reinvent their lives.

Digital video and super 8 weave together while the women's voices carry the film, telling the stories of meeting their love, their choices involved in moving to Italy, the expected and unexpected compromises, and the search for a comfortable balance. As the fantasy veneer of Mediterranean village life wears thin, beauty recedes to inaccessibility, and their own desires and sense of self are called into question, becoming mysterious even to themselves.

Original score by Kevin Micka (aka Animal Hospital) and Chris Brokaw.

Sopsira was made with generous support from
the Wexner Center for the Arts

***SOSPIRA will be preceded by an excerpt from Shift by Lana Z Caplan,
featuring Lana Z Caplan with Jennifer Reeder, Saul Levine, George Kuchar,
Jonah Rapino, Liz Munsell, Anabel Vazquez, Stefano Irace and more!

see other excerpts from Shift here


pillar of salt
Photo by Anabel Vázquez

FOTO-TIPOS
March 17 – May 4, 2011
LA GALERÍA
at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

OPENING RECEPTION: THU., MARCH 17, 6-9 PM
ARTIST TALK: WED., APRIL 20, 6-8 PM

Foto-Tipos:
an exhibition of alternative processes of photography
organized by:
the National Gallery of Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico;
Galería Nacional del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña,
Co-curated by Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez and Iris Nanette Vázquez

FOTO-TIPOS captures the incomparable craftsmanship of early analog photography and highlights its lasting influence on our visual culture. Unique contemporary images made with antique processes by artists from Boston, Puerto Rico, and Spain, pay tribute to the inventions, techniques, artists and theoriesof the nineteenth century.

with works by:
Lana Z Caplan (tintypes)
Alex Diaz
Marta Fodor
Montse Morcate
Waleska Rivera
Héctor Román
Rolando Silva Meléndez
Anabel Vázquez
Iris Nanette Vázquez

Press from the show in San Juan:
in spanish

on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=139940446070757
see photos from the show: http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?aid=347366&id=89419166398


 

see  Le Voyage dans la Lune here,
one of the pieces made in the Woodshed

 

100 HOURS IN THE WOODSHED III
Gallery 51, 51 Main St, North Adams, MA
January 27 - February 20, 2011

Third biennial collage marathon and exhibition with 30 artists coming together to make art together for 100 hours in a gallery/studio residency.

PRESS:
The Boston Globe: Taking to the Woodshed, by Cate McQuaid
North Adams Transcript: 100 Hours of Art, by Jennifer Huberdeau

PHOTOS:
Berkshire Cultural Resource Center Flickr set: collaging and reception
Flickr set
of the artists at work

VIDEOS:
Max Jeffers performing in front of video by Lana Z Caplan at the reception
Most of the artists at work, shot by Joshua Field (on facebook)

Participating Artists:
Samuel Adams, Jason Brinkerhoff, Pamela Buchannan, Lana Z Caplan, Andrew Davis, Claire Eder, Joshua Field, Claire Fox, Mark Holstein, Maggie Hunt, Josh Jefferson, Joseph Kennard, Henry Klein, Melora Kuhn, Melissa LIllie, Lisa Lindgren, Steve Morell, Melanie Mowinski, Mark Mulherrin, Shane Murray, Lisa Nilsson, Danny O, Sean O'Brien, Kristen Parker, Rich Remsberg, Jeff Smith, Ven Voisey, Adam Weiner, Scott Zieher.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Thursday, January 27
5-7 p.m. ::: Artist welcome & kickoff / Public meet and greet.
7-9 p.m. ::: Public is politely escorted out, space setup & collaging comenses.

Friday, January 28 - Sunday, January 30
10 a.m. - 10 p.m .::: Artists Collage in Gallery, open to the public

Monday, January 31
1-6 p.m. ::: Show layout & art hang

Tuesday, February 1
5-7 p.m ::: Opening Reception

PRESS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS:
Woodshed II:
Artists show their drive, North Adams Transcript
"In the woodshed", Berkshire Eagle
"Gallery 51 sets ambitious effort in creativity", North Adams Transcript

Woodshed I:
Mixing it up Artists wrap up 100 hours, North Adams Transcpript

support provided by MassMOCA and MCLA


2010

 
 
Essay

 

POST-MEDIUM CRITIQUE

The Affective Index in Video’s Depiction of Desire
by Francisco J. Ricardo

In this riveting essay, Lana Z Caplan's new videos
from the series Refrain are examined in the context
of the history of photography and video art.

www.postmediumcritique.org


In ruins...

watch the program curated Alysse Stepanian by here

make sure to enable pop-up windows

 

Two screenings in India:
In ruins, we rebuild with memories buried in the foundation
will be included in the following programs:

Delhi International Arts Festival
"EdgeLogue" at Alliance Fraincais New Delhi
11-12 December 2010
http://www.diaf.in/

CeC - Carnival of e-Creativity in India
19-21 February 2011
http://www.theaea.org/cec_cac/cec11/index.htm

program information:
http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/?p=566


ArtKilledTheVideoStar

ART KILLED THE VIDEO STAR, no.4
Wednesday, October 20 · 9:00pm - 11:30pm

Riff Raff
Gruzenberg 22
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

with videos by:
Bill Domonkos
Nina Lassila
Unnur Einarsdottir
Lukasz Gronowski
Lana Z Caplan
Gil Yefman
surabhi saraf

curated by Inbal Zehavi

facebook event listing


The Camden International Film Festival
New media installation and experimental documentary shorts

PANOPTIC: an exploration
Asymmetrick Arts Gallery
Rockland Maine
September 29 - October 3, 2010
Reception and live performance
Gallery opening and live performance by international media artist Maile Colbert Wednesday,September 29, 2010.  Maile is a former Mid-Coast resident who’s work has taken her around the world as an artist, teacher and composer.

Lana Z Caplan will be showing a brand new 2-channel installation of one-minute portraits shot in 3 countries between July 1 - September 1, 2010, featuring friends, family, encounters, artists and fellow filmmakers such as George Kuchar, Saul Levine, Jennifer Reeder, Anabel Vázquez, Sol Lewitt, Liz Munsell, Laurel Kirtz and many others.

http://www.camdenfilmfest.org/
http://www.asymmetrickarts.com/information/

on facebook/evemt page


Sospira

SOSPIRA
in the can!

After 3 years of filming and editing, with the generous support of the Wexner Center for the Arts, I am thrilled to announce Sospira is finished.

Sospira is a 50 minute experimental documentary which focuses on nine courageous international women who were traveling seeking themselves and found love along the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Taking a leap of faith, leaving their city lives, families, careers, friends, and goals, each of these women believed in love, and in themselves, enough to reinvent their lives.

Digital video and super 8 weave together to create a visual contrast between expectations and traditions of the village, and the stark realities of clashing cultures, immigration, isolation and the difficulties facing the women in their daily lives. The women's voices carry the film, telling the stories of meeting their love, their choices involved in moving to Italy, the expected and unexpected compromises, and the search for a comfortable balance. As the fantasy veneer of Mediterranean village life wears thin, the conventional structure of the documentary breaks down. Beauty recedes to inaccessibility, as their own desires and sense of self are called into question, becoming mysterious even to themselves.

Original score by Kevin Micka (aka Animal Hospital) and Chris Brokaw.

Online clips/trailer coming soon!


tintype

FALL EVENING CLASS
Alternative Camera/AlternativeTechniques

with Lana Z Caplan
Massachusetts College of Art and Design Boston, MA

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This 8-week course is an introduction to non-silver printing processes, plastic, and pinhole cameras. Exploring these methods and materials adds an element of chance, frees up creative possibilities, and enhances painterly effects in photographs. Students learn to create and hand-apply sensitized coatings to produce prints using a variety of processes. Topics include brilliant blue cyanotype, Vandyke brown, palladium printing, tintypes and Polaroid transfer techniques, and students learn to make enlarged negatives in the darkroom and on the computer to use for contact printing.

Monday nights 6:30 -10 PM
September 13 - November 8, 2010
MassArt Registration Information
(can be taken for 1.5 credits)


VIDEO ART DATABASE

Featured Artists this week, June 14 -20, 2010:
Lana Z Caplan, Brian DeLevie, Ron Diorio

VideoChannel - US Video Art on VAD
VAD features between14 and 30 June 2010
a series of US Video Art
curated by Alysse Stepanian (USA/Iran)
in weekly features —> US Video Art

CLICK HERE
http://vad.nmartproject.net/?page_id=2188


NAGA

SUMMER WORKSHOP
Art New England Summer Workshops
in Bennington, Vermont
A MassArt Program

Expressive Alternative Photography
with Lana Z. Caplan
August 1-7, 2010

About the Workshop
This course is for photographers interested in exploring different techniques to free up creativity and allow for chance encounters and the unexpected. We begin by making our own pinhole cameras, which can distort perspective yet offer remarkably sharp detail with a distinctive flair. Pinhole exposures will be made on both paper and film negatives, and we will use these make prints. We will take advantage of the summer sun, learning hand-coated printing techniques that use the sun for exposure; blue cyanotype, van dyke brown and palladium printing. Students can bring existing negatives for printing or shoot new images in the inspiring Vermont landscape and the studio. There will be plenty of time for experimentation and printing to complete a group of images and prints by the end of the week. Open to all levels of photographers

More Information and registration:
http://mart.massart.edu/ane/
http://mart.massart.edu/ane/workshops/caplan/


 

InRuins_still

V i d e o C h a n n e l Cologne 2010
watch the videos here

make sure to enable pop-up windows


Manipulated Image #12
in cooperation with
"VideoChannel Cologne":

Experimental short videos from the U.S.
Curated by Alysse Stepanian
http://manipulatedimage.com/MI12.html

NewMediaFest'2010: 10 Years [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:IIcologne
Online screening launched in April 2010
http://videochannel.newmediafest.org

Sreening at the Santa Fe Complex
Friday April 2, 2010: 7:30 - 9:30
Santa Fe Complex

In ruins, we rebuild with memories buried in the foundation is included in these programs as a single channel projection.


NAGA

¡VIDEONORTE!
Estrenos de cortometrajes experimentales de NYC y Nueva Inglaterra, EEUU.

South American premieres
of experimental short films from NYC and New England, USA.

Co-curated by Ivanna Bergese Escupido de la Panza de la Bestia
and Anabel Vázquez Esprit De Corps.

¡VIDEONORTE!

***
Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Friday, Feb. 26, 2010
Zavaleta Lab a las 19:30 hs.
Venezuela 567, San Telmo
***
Córdoba, Argentina:
Friday, March 12, 2010
DTO 6 a las 20 hs.
Oncativo 293 P.A. Esq. Ave. Maipu
***
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Casa 13 a las 19 hs.
Belgrano y Pasaje Revol. (Paseo de los Artesanos)
***
Valparaíso, Chile:
Friday, April 23, 2010
Espacio G a las 20 hs.
Fischer 25 Cerro Concepción, Valparaíso
***
more information: http://discordiafilms.blogspot.com/
Facebook Event Listing

Bathing Beauties is included in this program


the women

wex
ART & TECHNOLOGY
Residency Support Program

The Wexner Center for the Arts
has announced their ongoing support
for a new film work in progress.

 

Wexner Center for the Arts
www.wexarts.org


cover

NEW BOOK NOW AVAILABLE
Sites of Public Execution
by Lana Z Caplan
55-page hardcover, 2nd edition.

Photographs and stories of former sites
of public execution around the world.

Paired with interesting facts and stories
of the events that took place in these public places, sepia-toned photographs, shot in Beijing, Paris, London, Florence, Rome and Massachusetts, present the contemporary appearances of locales used for hangings, beheadings, and burnings,some in the transient fury of revolution, some in long-term state-sanctioned spectacles.

for more information and to purchase book,
contact Gallery NAGA
67 Newbury Street
Boston MA 02116l
617.267.9060
617.267.9040 fax
mail@gallerynaga.com

View a PDF preview of the book (1st edition):
BOOK PREVIEW


 

NAGA

Gallery NAGA

Notes for Future Illusions
one-person exhibition of new work
by Lana Z Caplan

February 5 - February 27, 2010
Opening reception: February 5, 6-8pm

Gallery NAGA
67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

view virtual exhibition with
video excerpts here

editors pick THE BOSTON GLOBE
read the review in The Boston Globe here

facebook event listing


2009

 
 

 

ETC

 

EXPERIMENTAL TELEVISON CENTER
ARTIST RESIDENCY

December 2009

http://www.experimentaltvcenter.org/

 



NEW MEDIA

Group Exhibition of New Media Works
September 14 - November 13, 2009
City Hall Boston

 

 


VISITING ARTIST


Chester College
Wadleigh Lecture Hall
Chester, NH
more information

December 1, 2009, 2:30 pm

free and open to the public

 


 

 

Walnut Hill School
Visual Art Faculty Exhbition

September 28 - October 24, 2009
Walnut Hill School
12 Highland Street, Natick, MA

Opening Reception: October 3, 5-7 pm

www.walnuthillarts.org


VIDEO LOUNGE

4 programs of video works curated by Lana Z Caplan
June 25 - October 18, 2009

33 Main Street
North Adams, MA
413.664.8718
Hours: Wed.-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4
map and more informaiton here: http://www.downstreetart.org/
Opening receptions and new programs begin on
the last thursday of each month:
June 25, July 30, Aug 27, Sept 24, receptions from 6-9pm

press on the video lounge

images from the video lounge on filckr

Downstreet Art is a program of the MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.
This summer and fall, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is partnering with MassMOCA, The Northern Berkshire Community Coaliton and Scarafoni Reality to highlight an abundance of art in North Adams' DownStreet Art 2009.

http://www.mcla.edu/
Gallery 51

PROGRAM ONE ONLINE HERE

PROGRAM TWO ONLINE HERE

PROGRAM THREE ONLINE HERE

PROGRAME FOUR ONLINE HERE

Participating Artists include:

Natalie Bookchin
Katrine Burkitt
Lana Z Caplan
Goatsilk
Michelle Handelman
Julianna Schley
Saul Levine
Liz Nofziger
Mike Olenick
Marisa Olson
Rich Remsberg
Adie Russell
Ben Russell
Joel Schlemowitz
Anabel Vazquez
Suara Welitoff


 

 

VIDEO LOUNGE HITS THE ROAD!

MASSART FILM SOCIETY
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Film Department, Screening Room 1

Wednesday September 23, 8pm

A selection of the programming from the Video Lounge this summer will be screening at Massachusetts College of Art film screening program Film Society (see below for details on Video Lounge)

Videos by:
Natalie Bookchin, Katrine Burkitt, Lana Z Caplan, Goatsilk, Michelle Handelman, Julianna Schley, Saul Levine, Liz Nofziger, Mike Olenick, Marisa Olson, Rich Remsberg, Adie Russell, Ben Russell, Anabel Vazquez and Suara Welitoff.

more information and directions to Film Society here


plant bottles

Galería Nacional (National Gallery of Art)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
June 17 - July 31, 2009

Foto-Tipos: Contemporary visions:
21st century photographers using 19th century processes
in conjuction with: Celebrating the Puerto Rican painter Francisco Oller (1833-1917)

Opening Recpetion: June 17, 2009, 7pm

Galería Nacional
National Gallery of Art, San Juan, PR

press on the show in spanish, google translation to english


refrain

The Mad Dash!
returns by popular demand.

Saturday, May 2nd @ High Noon!
150 x 150: 150 works of art for $150 each


Public Preview: First Friday, May 1st, 5:30 PM - 9 PM

To benefit the exhibition program at the Laconia Gallery, a 501 (c) 3 non profit exhibition space.

Laconia Gallery
433 Harrison Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02118.

more information


refrain

 


New Videos
in the office gallery

March 6 - 28, 2009

Gallery NAGA
67 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Gallery NAGA

 


Refrain AF


 

REFRAIN

One-person show

Jan. 10 to Feb. 14, 2009.

Reception:
Sat., Jan. 24, 3-5pm.


The Artists Foundation
Media Room

The Artists Foundation
516 East Second Street
Boston, MA 02127

Free and open to the public
Gallery hours are
Saturdays 12-5 pm and by appointment.

http://www.artistsfoundation.org/


 

gallery51

film still from Mating Call, 1:45 min color digital video from 16mm film, with sound


Woodshed II: The Next Hundred Hours

January 15- February 22, 2009

Gallery51
51 Main Sreet
North Adams, MA 01247

sponsored in part by
MCLA and MassMOCA

27 artists in the gallery turned studio space working together round the clock for 100 hours, culminating in the exhibition now on view

Photos from the Woodshed on Flicker here

some of the press on the show:
Artists show their drive, North Adams Transcript

"In the woodshed", Berkshire Eagle

"Gallery 51 sets ambitious effort in creativity", North Adams Transcript

Info about the first Woodshed here:

Mixing it up Artists wrap up 100 hours, North Adams Transcpript

 


lumen60

axiom logo
Presents:

Lumen Eclipse
LE:60
1 minute Film Festival

// LE:60 1-Minute Film Festival
/// http://www.lumeneclipse.com/
/// Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 @ 7:30pm

/// More information: 484-557-6934 or www.axiomart.org

/// Included in the Festival:
Love in the Afternoon, 1min., 2007

Axiom is excited to host LUMEN ECLIPSE's 1-Minute Film Festival.
The first annual 1-Minute Film Festival exhibited all varieties of 60 second films with the democratic proviso: none shall exceed one minute! Originally screened outdoors in Harvard Square in the fall of 2008, this selection has also been included in the traveling motion design event MGfest.

AXIOM Center for New and Experimental Media - 141 Green Street, Jamacia Plain, MA, 02130
located in the Green Street T Station on the Orange Line

 


Project Basho presents:

Onward '09
Juried by Peter Barberie
Curator of Photographs,Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Exhibition:
January 8 - March 22, 2009
Opening reception:
January 10, 2009

Project Basho
1305 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215.238.0928

more information

 


2008

 
 


The day they captured Saddam,
I was at the A.R.T. where they were using my films in a Kurt Cobain play, 12/14/03

Minotaur in the Mirror
Curated by Chehalis Hegner

October 22 to December 12, 2008
Artist Panel: 10/22, 3-4pm
Reception: 10/22, 4-6pm

Karl Drerup Gallery
Plymouth State University
MSC 21B
Plymouth, NH 03264
(603)535-2614

more information

 


half light

 

THE NOR'EASTER FILM FESTIVAL
November 1st & 2nd, 2008,
12 pm to 3 pm

My film Half Light screening on
Sunday November 2, 2008, 12pm

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St
Brookline MA 02446
617.734.2500
http://www.coolidge.org/

festival information:
http://www.noreasterfilmfestival.com/


 

 


Sites of Public Executions receive funding from
the Puffin Foundation

To see images from this series:

Sites of Public Execution

Click on the pictures to see the full images larger and with descriptions in a new window.

 


Le:60

Le:60
1-min Film Fest

FREE outdoor screening
with Live MUSIC by Pants Yell

RESCHEDULED due to rain
New Date:
Saturday October 4th
5:30 - 10 pm
Palmer Street
Harvard Square

more info:
www.le60.org

 


 

Site of Public Executions by Hanging from the Tyburn Tree Gallows, up to 25 people hanging at a time, averaging 35 hangings per year
1571 - November 3, 1783
(Marble Arch, London)

 

 

PRC: EXPOSURE

Opening Reception:
Thursday, May 22, 5:30-7:30pm

Exhibit Dates:
May 23 - July 2, 2008

Juried by Leslie A. Martin, Publisher of Aperture Foundation’s Book Program


Photographic Resource Center
832 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-975-0600
www.prcboston.org

See images and hear Lana talk about this work:
Multimedia slideshow on BU Today


 

 

Change

"CHANGE: to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc. of (something) different from what it is or what it would be if left alone" - www.Dictionary.com

April 12, 2008, 6-9pm

Video Screenings starting at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30pm.

gallery 321 at the Washington Street Art Center

more information

 


2007

 
 

 

Danforth Museum of Art

"WATCH THIS"

October 31 - Dec.16, 2007
Opening reception: Nov. 8

Artist Talk Nov. 8, 6pm

Gallery Talk, Wed. Dec. 5, 12 noon.

 

Film, video & photographs

Danforth Museum of Art

Danforth Museum of Art
123 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702-8291
508.620.0050

 

 


 

film still from thinking of you...

 

 

Mills Gallery
at the Boston Center for the Arts

The 20th Drawing Show:
"Drawing the Line"

November 16, 2007- January 6, 2008
Juried by Maria Magdalena Campos Pons

Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

Review of Thinking of you... from the Boston Center for the Arts' Drawing Show
Read Scott Kearnan's review of this film/video
on the press clippings page

see excerpt from video here

 


 

Backbone, 20x20" tintype, 2006

 

Danforth Museum of Art

"NEW ENGLAND PHOTOGRAPHERS
BIENNIAL EXHIBITION"


September 9 - October 28, 2007
Opening Reception:
Sat, September 8, 6 - 8

Danforth Museum of Art

Danforth Museum of Art
123 Union Avenue
Framingham, MA 01702-8291
508.620.0050

 

 


MadCat Women's International Film Festival

Program 11, So Loud It's Silent
El Rio
Wed • Sept 26 • 8:30 pm • Rain or Shine

(Free BBQ @ 6:30pm)
3158 Mission St @ Precita in San Francsio, CA

www.MADCATfilmfestival.org




 

 

6dof Muestra Puebla 2007

6dofpuebla07, Puebla, Mexico
3a. muestra de cine y video experimental y alternativo
del 10 al 14 septiembre de 2007


Miercoles 12 septiembre 17.00 hrs.

 

www.6of.infixa.com


 

film still from Love in the Afternnon, 24 x 21.5", 2007

 

 

Gallery NAGA

"Watch This"
one-person exhibition of new work by Lana Z Caplan

June 8 - July 15, 2007
Opening reception: June 8, 6-8pm

Films, videos & photographs

Gallery NAGA

67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

view press release

 

 

 

 


 

"Pushing Light: Photographic Works"
June 20 - July 16. 2007
Opening Reception:
Sat, June 23, 5:30 - 8pm

Tintypes

Kolok Gallery
121 Union Street, 1E
North Adams, MA

view press release

 


 

 

Garden Shorts Series at the Growing Center in Somerville, MA just after dusk.

THURSDAY JULY 12 (raindates July 19)

more information:

www.womeninfilmvideo.org

 


 

 

"Second Coming"

May 23 through June 18, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday May 26, 5:30 - 8:30pm

Kolok Gallery

121 Union Street, 1E
North Adams, MA


Festival CAP SEMBRAT 3

Sala Bahia, calle Olzinelles 37, Barcelona

May 15, 2007, 8pm
with Esprit de Corps art collective

6 short videos about film, in 3 acts
(a love story)

 

Festival CAP SEMPRAT


 

 

Massachusetts College of Art Film Society
621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

TUESDAY, April 17, 2007 8pm, reception to follow

Film Screening Room 1

 

program curated by Anabel Vasquez

more information: MassArt Film Society


 

 

On the Road Video Festival
Busboys and Poets, Langston Room
2021 14th St. NW
Washington DC

Saturday April 14, 2007, 11pm

view press release here

 


 

 

Festival International de Cine Contemporaneo de la Ciudad de Mexico
Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City

11:00 a 23:00 hrs.
Sunday, February 25, 2007

more information: www.fllanos.com/cooperativa2

 

 

 

 


 

sponsored in part by Mass MOCA

100 Hours in the Woodshed
Gallery 51, Main St., North Adams, MA

January 25 - 30, 2007.

Read some of the press about this event and an Artist profile of Lana Z Caplan from Sue Bush, Jen Thomas and iBerkshires.com:

Artist profile

Gallery 51 Coming Alive - Literally! - With Art

more press: 100 Hours Begins At MCLA Gallery 51

and more: Artists Depart But Leave Their Art


2006

 
   

Galeria 10 + 36 - "Common Language"
Thursday December 21, 2006 7 pm.
Galeria 10+36 (Carrera 41 #10-36 El Poblado)
Medellin, Colombia, South America

curated by Adriana Rios Monsalve

Film/Videos


 

 

Gallery Kayafas - "Trees"
June 15th - August 5th, 2006
Receptions: Sat. June 24th, 3-5:30 and First Friday, July 7th, 6-8pm
Gallery Kayafas: 450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA

more information: www.gallerykayafas.com

From the series Following Instructions


 

 

Panopticon Gallery – Emerging Artists
June 15th - August 5th, 2006
Opening Reception, Friday June 16th, 6-8pm
Panopticon Gallery: 435 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

more information: www.panopt.com

Tintypes


 

 

John Stevenson Gallery -"Noble Processes, in a Digital Age"
May 3- June 24, 2006
John Stevenson Gallery: 338 W. 23rd St., New York, NY

more information: www.johnstevenson-gallery.com

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Pearl Street Gallery -"Spaces: Process Revealed"
May 6- June 28, 2006
Pearl Street Gallery: 57A Pearl Street, Brooklyn, NY

Opening Reception: May 6, 5-8pm

more information: Pearl Street Gallery

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Lana Z Caplan: Dual
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January 6- January 28, 2006
Gallery NAGA, 67 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Opening Reception January 6, 2006 6-8pm

Artist Talk January 14, 2006 2pm.

more information: http://www.GalleryNAGA.com