Author Archives: lanazcaplan

Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson

MOCATucson

Nothing to Declare: Transnational Narratives
curated by Ginger Shulick Porcella

October 7 – December 31, 2017
Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson

Participating artists: Lana Z Caplan, Saulo Cisneros, Wesley Fawcett Creigh, Miguel Fernández de Castro, Einar & Jamex de la Torre, Blane de St. Croix, Francisco Eme, Louis Hock, Khaled Jarrar, Haydeé Jiménez, PANCA, Omar Pimienta, Marcos Ramirez ERRE, Diana Shpungin

www.moca-tucson.org

 

 

 

WDNX Festival of Moving Image

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WDNX Festival of Moving Image
October 5-8, 2017

Shorts Program 1: Picture Plane
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 7 pm
Winnipeg Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street

Program description:
Image as author and performer, plunked onto a pedestal as though it were artifact. Examined with care through a microscope, crafted through filters, or sheathed onto a figure – witness the experience of filmmaking, presented in a luminous orchestration of malleable prosceniums.

http://www.wndx.org/

 

 

AXWFF at Anthology Film Archives

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video still, In ruins, we rebuild with memories buried in the foundation


Another Experiment by Women Film Festival
Presented by New Filmmakers New York
Anthology Film Archives, NY
August 2, 2017
6:00 pm

MERGED into INFINITY curated by Lili White
Including:
pletten; Louise Harris; UK; 5.33
IN RUINS, WE REBUILD WITH MEMORIES BURIED IN THE FOUNDATION; Lana Z Caplan; USA; 10.30
COLOMBES 16_05; Ariane Loze; BRUSSELS; 13.50
MORE DANGEROUS THAN A THOUSAND RIOTERS; Kelly Gallagher; USA; 6.19
MAKE ME A DOORWAY; Jesse Russell Brooks; USA; 3.36
TRIPTIC EXIT to; Rrose Present; SPAIN; 3.31

If you can’t be in NY, STREAM this Show!
Visit AXW/online: http://axwonline.com

Other AXWFF online programs featuring Lana Z Caplan’s films:
Crystal Umbrellas
Political Restings

 

 

Downtown at Sundown with Lana Z Caplan

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video still Errata, 2017


Downtown at Sundown
SDSU Downtown Gallery
July 20, 2017
5:00-8:00pm

 

Lana Z Caplan will be presenting a solo screening of Errata, a brand new work, at timed screenings throughout the evening. Also on view in the gallery, Maelstroms and play and repeat.
Curated by Chantel Paul.

Screenings at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30
Running time 20 mins

Downtown at Sundown is presented by Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego and SDSU Gallery.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1681001905540501/

 

 

Sign on / Sign off

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Sign on / Sign off
June 30, 2017

Sign on / Sign off is a live streaming event of artist made “television” taking place at the Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany on June 30, 2017 and on ACRETV.org. The 24 hour “television network” will combine live performance, with remote broadcast and pre-recorded moving image content. Sign on / Sign off will re-interpret the images of our collective identities through the lens of conventional media, using the structures of a full commercial broadcasting day as a platform for creative production and exchange.

The event will stream live from sunrise (5:22 am) on June 30 to (5:22 am) on July 1 (Central European Time). Sign on / Sign off is made possible by the Merz Akademie and with support from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

Including Lana Z Caplan’s Maelstroms

http://www.acretv.org/

 

 

100 Hours in the Woodshed VI

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100 Hours in the Woodshed VI
June 22 – 26, 2017

5-day biannual collage marathon and exhibition
hosted by MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.
MCLA Design Lab, 49 Main Street, North Adams, MA

www.mcla.edu/bcrc

 

 

Currents New Media Festival

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.

 

 

FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS (FOR YOKO)

 

 

FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS (FOR YOKO)

14″ x 14″ silver gelatin prints, exhibited with archival inkjet printed text
2004-2006

In the early 1960s, Yoko Ono began a series of instructions for paintings, events, music, films and poems later published in her book Grapefruit.
I followed some of these instructions, and these are the documents.

POSTCARDS FROM THE HANGING

 

 

POSTCARDS FROM THE HANGING / SITES OF PUBLIC EXECUTION

20″ X 21″ sepia-toned silver prints in french mats
2001-present

 

Since 2001, I have been researching, photographing and making short films about sites that had been used for public executions at different times in history. When I began this ongoing project, there was petitioning for Timothy McVeigh’s execution to be televised, a modern form of a public arena. The desire to watch or show people being killed, as perceived justice or as a political act, is still alive in America and other parts of the world such as the Middle East (the most recent form coming in ghastly videotaped beheadings broadcast on Youtube and social media sites).

What does a society choose to show of its history in public space? Are shifting values visible in the function of space? Can images reflect the power of society to impact policy change?

I found some sites that were quite venerated as places for public execution, such as St. Peter’s Square in Rome or the field in Salem, MA (now named Gallows Hill Park) where accused witches were hung. Some places are now well known for other reasons, such as the Louvre, in front of which the guillotine was installed during the French Revolution. The different ways in which the history of these places has been dealt with (some capitalizing on the executions, others concealing the execution history with other events that also occurred in these places) spoke more to me about present day morality and values in each country than the abolishment or continuation of capital punishment in those countries.

The photographs in this series are sepia-toned silver prints presented in French mats. This presentation is a reference to historical photographs and cataloguing of images made for documentation purposes. Each of the mats have calligraphic titles describing the dates and types of executions that occurred on that site, rather than the name and place pictured, as is customary.

Gallery NAGA

NAGA40

 

40TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION:
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

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.

 

 

PLAY AND REPEAT

play and repeat, 3:20,HD video, 2014

 

“play and repeat” is a technological rendering of a cityscape and the experience therein. A sequence of altered still images shot in New York is repeated, each time manipulated and layered over the artifacts of the previous sequence. Images of concrete and pavement are digitally smeared, transmogrifying the architectural structure of the street. Billboards and graffiti become the passage of color and texture through the 2-dimensional space of the screen. “play and repeat” takes both the city and digital video itself as subject and explores the effect of the addition and removal of the representational image on perception and memory.

The five-part structure is loosely based on the five-part “Dog Star Man”, in which Stan Brakhage manually manipulated layers of film to create effects like scratching and tinting in a way unique to film. The digital images in “play and repeat”, shot on the way to a screening of “The Art of Vision” (the expanded form of “Dog Star Man”), are layered and manipulated using software-generated effects unique to video. Composition, color and movement give way to accumulation and eventual disintegration into its own ephemerality.

Screenings:
-SDSU Downtown Gallery, San Diego, July 2017
-AXW Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY, October 2016
-Director’s Choice Prize – Black Maria Film Festival, Touring program, Winter-Summer 2015
-L’Alternativa Independent Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain, November 2015
-San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA, August 2015
-Athenaeum Arts and Music Library, La Jolla, CA, August 2015
-Experiments In Cinema Film Festival V.10, April 2015
-Moving Image, New York, NY, March 2015
-The Parlour, Brooklyn, NY, March 2015
-Antimatter Film Festival [Media Art], Victoria, BC, Canada, October 2014

Available for rental and sales from Film-Makers Coop

AMT Festival

MAELSTROMS

Maelstroms (excerpt), 7:30, HD video, 2015

Using animation, heat sensitive camera footage from US border patrol screens, military bombing drone monitors, and other collected footage, Maelstroms is a mediation on the dehumanizing use of image technology to control borders by land, air and sea.

audio Upon Maelstroms of Unbearable Reality by Steerage
on caduc. records

Screenings:
-*Winner of Audience Choice Award* CROSSROADS 2016 (San Francisco, April 2016)
-Anthology Film Archives, Another Experiment by Women Film Festival (NY, NY, Feb 2016)
-Microscope Gallery Event Series (Brooklyn, October 2016)
-San Diego Underground Film Festival (San Diego, Nov 2016)
-Havana Film Festival (Havana, Cuba, December 2016)
-Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (Hawick, Scotland, March 2017)
-Montreal Underground Film Festival (Montreal, May 2017)
-Chicago Underground Film Festival (Chicago, June 2017)
-Currents New Media Festival (Santa Fe, June 2017)
-Sign on / Sign off (Stuttgart and ACRE TV, June 2017)
-SDSU Downtown Gallery (San Diego, July 2017)
-WDNX Festival of Moving Image (Winnipeg, October 2017)
-Twisted Oyster Film Festival (Chicago, October 2017)
-Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson (Tucson, AZ, October – December 2017)

Available for rental and sales from Film-Makers Coop

AND THE STARS LOOK VERY DIFFERENT TODAY

And the stars look very different today
360°-video virtual reality experience
Duration of experience is variable and individual
And the stars look very different today (2016) is a site-specific 360°-video experience was made for an event curated by Ginger Shulick Porcella at San Diego Art Institute Project Space. This video documents that artwork.

The visitor arrived at an art gallery full of people for a one-night event of expanded cinema: video works were projected on walls, sculptures emitted sounds and images, and performances unfolded. Standing in the middle of the gallery holding the artist-made virtual reality viewer to their eyes all the people and artworks disappear. The video in the viewer situates the visitor in the present and the past simultaneously. In the 360º-video viewer, the visitor experiences the same gallery space around them, yet the gallery is empty, excepting projected images on the walls, as it was a week prior when the footage was recorded.

Multiple projections of planets in a kinetic field of digital stars swirl around the viewer. Covering the empty gallery walls were projections of galaxies, planets, nebulae and blackness from a procedurally generated outer space captured while exploring this fictional environment. In this parallel reality, our long-standing fascination with space travel and colonization has been taken to the next level. The visitor is no longer limited to two-dimensional representations of space, nor to the known universe. Traveling beyond our earth to virtually inhabit a speculatively generated universe, while simultaneously in the past and the present, this work considers the notion of space exploration and colonization as a speculative future.

POEM FOR THE DARKNESS

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Poem for the Darkness
Full Dome Video, 6.1 sound, 6:45
Commissioned for AMT (Art Music Technology) Festival
Fleet Science Center, San Diego
February 2017

Poem for the Darkness, was created for the AMT (Art Music Technology) Festival 2017. This site-specific video was made to be projected in the full immersive planetarium/IMAX dome at the Fleet Science Center, San Diego with 6.1 surround sound. The video wrapped from front to behind, so what appears upside down in the square video here, was right side up behind the viewer. Text scrolled along the base of the screen around the viewer.

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Full Dome IMAX Theater, Fleet Science Center, San Diego.

 

Texts:
Ars Poetica? by Czeslaw Milosz, 1968
Quote from “A Conversation with Kathy Acker by Ellen J. Friedman”, published in The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Fall 1989, Volume 9.3

Sound:
Stars and Stripes Forever
written by John Philip Sousa performed by Hector Gallegos, 2011, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpHHyXrt51A
Additional creative commons licensed sound from freesound.org including:
Church bells and chimes from St. Nicholas Cossack Cathedral in Omsk, Russia
AK47 shots and mortar bombs, Qalamoun Syria

All footage Lana Z Caplan 2016

Thank you Mike Lawrence, John Young, Nick Lesley and Ginger Shulick Porcella

ERRATA

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Errata, 20:40, HD video

Sound by Alan F. Jones and Lana Z Caplan
2017

Rhythms of the mundane become a meditation on leisure, work, and time. As the visual cycle repeats – passengers load, unload, reload, boats arrive, depart, arrive – the reading of the Italian ferryboat schedule – town names, times, and departures – morphs from announcement to chant, boats transform, deconstruct, and twist into a mindscape, rendering the unseen, the errata, seen.

Screenings:
-Downtown at Sundown, SDSU Gallery/Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (San Diego, July 2017)
-San Diego Underground Film Festival (San Diego, August 2017)
-Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinema (Paris, October 2017)

FUTURE TELLER

Future Teller
30 seconds, 360 degrees, 80 feet tall, 7 screens,br />
Video Sculpture, Public Art Commission
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston
2014

Future Teller is a public art video sculpture with more than 100,000 pedestrians and motorists viewers daily.

As a premonition enters a fortune telling grandmother’s 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 explodes. The 1930’s machine is a reference to naysayers of climate change, who have likened climate scientists and their predictions to fortune tellers. Fantastical and somewhat humorous, this piece also gives voice to the frustration of the average citizen facing the global enormity of the causes of climate change.

THE LOVELIEST MOUNTAIN OF CHINA

The Loveliest Mountain of China, 3-channel video installation
Total running time of loop in installation: 45 minutes
Total running time of installation documentation: 9 minutes

 

The Loveliest Mountain of China (2012/14) is a 3-channel video installation that lays bare the bones of the participatory documentary medium, deconstructing narrative film production modalities, and presenting them across a wall space on three screens simultaneously. Comprised of one screen of interviews, one of fixed camera landscape views and one of “B-roll” of tourists posing in front of the mountain, a self-reflexive epi-narrative unfolds between the screens with an awareness of the illusion of ethnographic representation, gaps in translation, and the complexities of the politics of landscape. Ecological change is approached through the voices and perspectives of people who inhabit and visit – the locals and the tourists – the picturesque landscape of Huangshan (Yellow Mountain).

Installations:
-Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, February 2014
-Gallery NAGA, Boston, January 2014
-Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing, September 2012- March 2013

SHIFT

Shift (excerpts), 43 min, HD video
2-channel video of 35 one-minute portraits shot in 3 countries between July 1 – September 1, 2010
2010-2011
An alternative to the travelogue, Shift is a 2-channel video of 35 one-minute portraits shot by Caplan in three countries, between July 1 – September 1, 2010, featuring friends, family, encounters, artists and fellow filmmakers. For each portrait, Caplan shot approximately one minute of the participant then passed the camera to them for a minute. While the participant recorded her, Caplan performed for the camera in response to the performance of the other.

Included in these excerpts:
Gennaro Galano
Sol Lewitt
Giovanni Scala
Stefano Irace
Saul Levine
George Kuchar
Paxton James
Bernice B Bredt
Laurel Kirtz
Anabel Vazquez
Portraits included in full version:

Columbus OH, July 1 – July 2
Jennifer Lange
Paul Hill
Jennifer Reeder
Girl at Dead show

Positano, Italy, July 7 – July15
Valerie Lehr
Fernanda Fusco

Kefalonia, Greece July 16 – July 20
Chris, Brit at the car rental agency
Costas, the waiter
Mikas, the sailor

Athens, Greece, July 20 – July 22
Watermelon vendor
Cleo Azariadis

Amalfi Coast, Italy, July 22 – Aug. 12
Glyn Cassidy
Alison Coates
Gennaro Galano
Sol LeWitt
Giovanni Scala
Fabrizio Lucibello
Stefano Irace
Amanda Murray

New England, Aug. 12 – Aug. 17
Saul Levine
Diana Chaplin
George Kuchar

Tampa, FL, Aug. 18 – Aug. 23
Paxton James
Bernice B Bredt
Ashley the Mermaid
Cindy Caplan

Boston, MA, Aug. 24 – Aug. 31
Jasmine Chen
Kristen Mills
Jonah Rapino
Laurel Kirtz
Meg White
Arthur Dion
Liz Munsell
Anabel Vazquez
Kasia Bytnerowicz

 

Screenings:
-Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA, February 2016
-Massart Film Society, Boston, MA, March 2012
-Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, April 2011
-Camden International Film Festival, Camden ME, October 2010

PEACH BLOSSOM SPRING


PEACH BLOSSOM SPRING

Archival Ink Jet Prints, variable sizes, 2014

 

During 
the
 reign‑period 
T’ai
yuan 
[326‑97] 
of
 the 
Chin
 dynasty 
there 
lived
 in
 Wu‑ling 
a 
certain fisherman.
 One
 day,
 as
 he
 followed
 the
 course
 of
 a
 stream,
 he
 became
 unconscious
 of
 the
 distance 
he 
had
 travelled. All
 at
 once
 he 
came
 upon
 a
 grove
 of
 blossoming 
peach
 trees
 which
 lined
 either
 bank
 for
 hundreds
 of
 paces. 
No
 tree
 of
 any
 other
 kind
 stood
 amongst
 them,
 but
 there
were
 fragrant
 flowers,
delicate 
and
 lovely
 to
 the
 eye,
 and
 the
 air 
was
 filled 
with
drifting
 peach bloom.

The 
fisherman, 
marveling, 
passed
 on
 to
 discover 
where 
the 
grove 
would 
end. 
It 
ended
 at 
a
spring;
 and 
then 
there 
came
 a
 hill. 
In 
the 
side 
of 
the
 hill 
was 
a 
small 
opening
 which 
seemed
 to
 promise 
a 
gleam
 of 
light. 
The 
fisherman
 left 
his 
boat 
and 
entered 
the
 opening. 
It 
was
almost
 too
 cramped
 at
 first
 to
 afford
 him
 passage;
 but
 when
 he
 had
 taken
 a
 few
 dozen
 steps
 he
 emerged 
into 
the 
open 
light 
of
 day.
 He
 faced 
a
 spread 
of 
level 
land. 
Imposing 
buildings
stood
 among
 rich
 fields
 and
 pleasant
 ponds
 all
 set
 with
 mulberry
 and
 willow.
 Linking
 paths
 led
 everywhere,
 and
 the
 fowls
 and
 dogs
 of
 one
 farm
 could
 be
 heard
 from
 the
 next.
 People
were coming 
and
 going 
and 
working 
in
 the
 fields.
 Both
 the 
men
 and
 the
 women 
dressed
 in
exactly
 the
 same 
manner
 as 
people 
outside;
 white‑haired 
elders 
and 
tufted
 children 
alike
were
 cheerful
 and 
contented.

Some,
 noticing
 the
 fisherman,
 started
 in
 great
 surprise
 and
 asked
 him
 where
 he
 had
 come
 from.
 He
 told
 them
 his
 story.
 They
 then 
invited
 him
 to
 their
 home,
where
 they
 set
 out
 wine
 and
 killed
 chickens
 for
 a
 feast.
 When
 news
 of
 his
 coming
 spread
 through
 the
 village
 everyone
came 
in
 to 
question 
him.
For
 their
 part
 they
 told
 how
 their
 forefathers,
 fleeing
 from
 the
 troubles
 of
 the
 age
 of
 Ch’in,
 had
 come
 with
 their
 wives
 and
 neighbors
 to
 this
 isolated
 place,
never 
to 
leave 
it.
From 
that 
time
 on
 they had
 been 
cut
 off
 from 
the 
outside 
world.
They
 asked
what
 age 
was 
this:
 they
 had
 never
 even 
heard 
of
 the Han, let 
alone 
its 
successors 
the 
Wei
 and
 the
 Chin.
 The
 fisherman
 answered
 each
 of
 their
 questions
 in
 full,
 and
 they
 sighed
 and
 wondered
 at 
what 
he 
had
 to
 tell.
The
 rest
 all 
invited 
him
 to
 their 
homes
 in
 turn,
 and 
in 
each
 house 
food
 and
 wine 
were
 set 
before 
him.
 It 
was 
only 
after 
a 
stay 
of 
several 
days 
that 
he 
took
 his 
leave.

“Do
 not
 speak 
of 
us 
to 
the 
people 
outside,” 
they 
said. 
But 
when 
he 
had 
regained 
his 
boat
 and
 was
 retracing
 his
 original
 route,
 he
 marked
 it
 at
 point
 after
 point;
 and
 on
 reaching
 the
 prefecture
 he
 sought
 audience
 of
 the
 prefect
 and
 told
 him
 of
 all
 these
 things.
 The
 prefect
 immediately 
despatched 
officers 
to
 go 
back 
with 
the 
fisherman.
 He 
hunted 
for 
the 
marks 
he
had
 made, 
but 
grew 
con
fused 
and 
never 
found 
the 
way 
again.
 The 
learned
 and
 virtuous
hermit 
Liu
Tzu‑chi 
heard 
the 
story 
and 
went 
off 
elated 
to 
find
 the
 place. 
But
 he
 had
 no
 success,
 and 
died
 at
 length
 of
 a
 sickness.
 Since
 that
 time
 there
 have
 been
 no 
further
“seekers 
of 
the 
ford.”

The Peach Blossom Spring, byTao Qian (T’ao Ch’ien, or Tao Yuanming), 421
Translated
 by
 Cyril 
Birch

 

Archival Inkjet Prints, Lana Z Caplan 2014

CANARIES IN THE MINE

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Canaries in the Mine, 19 minutes, HD video,
Sound by Alan F. Jones

2015

Canaries in the Mine is a personal reflection on global desertification, traveling through the
recent past to the futuristic present, chronicling the natural world as it evolves from tourist
pleasure to an abstracted digital archive of a perhaps disappeared world.

Screenings:
Blind Deaf III, with live score (San Diego, CA, June 2015)
Strange Beauty Film Festival (Durham, NC, Oct 2015)
San Diego Underground Film Festival (San Diego, CA, Nov 2016)

Available for rental and sales from Film-Makers Coop

Microscope Gallery Event Series

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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

 

 

ACRE TV presents: RE/NIGHT/LIVE/MARE

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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

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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

 

 

MARTYR (THE DUCHESS OF AMALFI)

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MARTYR (THE DUCHESS OF AMALFI)

13″x 13″, silver gelatin print with cut paper overlay, in collaboration with Melora Kuhn

Martyr (The Duchess of Amalfi) references the love story of the granddaughter of King Ferrante I of Naples, Giovanna D’Arogona (1477 – 1510).

Giovanna D’Arogona was married very young to the Duke of Amalfi, Alfonso Todeschini Piccolomini.
By age 20 she was widowed and the mother two. Her brothers sent her an administration to help run the Duchy, which the Duke had run into financial ruin. She brought the Duchy back to success and in the process fell in love with her steward, Antonio Bologna. They married and had two children together, as secretly as possible due to the class disparity and her position as a ruling Duchess, and mother to a future Duke.

When the story got out, it caused a scandal, one which her brothers would not tolerate tainting their family name. They captured her and her children, locked them in a tower (the Torre dello Ziro pictured in Martyr) and subsequently strangled them in 1510. The brothers then hired an assassin, who succeeded in stabbing Bologna to death in an ambush on the road to Rome.

AXW Film Festival at Anthology Film Archives

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

 

HOME

Home
Site specific 6-channel video installation, commission for Art San Diego, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
November 2015
Home premiered framing the entryway to Art San Diego. Six video monitors embedded in the concrete columns extended along the facade of the building. The monitors’ imagery contained orbiting spheres floating clockwise around the visitor in three rings as they entered the building.

The first orbit represents the view from earth; the middle orbit the view traveling through space; the third and outer orbit is the view from living on the moon. As the orbits move further away from the entrance in distance, they also move further away in time, from the present to the future.

Sourced from the Internet, NASA, space films, 19th century drawings of the moon’s surface, and the artist’s recordings, the installation’s video material evidences our long-standing fascination with space travel and colonization as depicted in film, media, and popular culture. The piece is a meditation on public and private plans to colonize space rather than address issues on Earth to sustain its habitability.