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AXW Film Festival

ANOTHER EXPERIMENT BY WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL

COMMUNITY
curated by Lili White

Anthology Film Archives
2nd and 2nd, NYC
July 17, 2019. 6:00 PM

with works by Lana Z Caplan, Evelin Stermitz, Giselle Chien, Meredith Moore, Sarah Harbridge, Caryn Cline & Linda Fenstermaker, Morrison Gong, Lisa Danker, Karissa Hahn, Maureen Zent

including Autopoiesis  (still above) – US Premiere!

https://axwonline.com/

 

 

ARTISTS WITHOUT A CAUSE

Consciousness of Changing Climate
Environmental Film Screening

Tuesday, July 16th at Böttgerstraße 13, Berlin

Artists Without a Cause invites you to join us for our film screening “Consciousness of Changing Climate”! Featured films surround the topic of climate change and human relationships with this issue. This screening aims to explore, familiarize, and bring awareness to the environments around us. Along with this, AWAC and featured artists hope to show both abstract and direct examples of how climate change is effecting humans and other ecological functions.

– “Oro Blanco” by Gisela Carbajal Rodríguez
– “Questions for a Dinosaur” by Rachel Garber Cole
– “Panorama Panik Botanik” by Vera Sebert
– “Techno Inferno” by Farhanaz Rupaidha
– “Patches of Snow in July” by Lana Z Caplan
– “Totem” by Alex MacKenzie

video still from Patches of Snow in July

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SHED ON PASSIVE SANDS

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After Weston
After Weston
Black Rider
Black Rider
Chumash Basket at the Mission Museum, San Luis Obispo, CA
Chumash Basket at the Mission Museum, San Luis Obispo, CA
Hillside Tattoos
Hillside Tattoos
Training Wheels
Training Wheels
Chumash Arrowheads at the Mission Museum, San Luis Obispo, CA
Chumash Arrowheads at the Mission Museum, San Luis Obispo, CA
American Family 2
American Family 2
Hitchhikers
Hitchhikers
Chumash Necklaces (in hand) at the Mission Museum, San Luis Obispo, CA
Chumash Necklaces (in hand) at the Mission Museum, San Luis Obispo, CA
Sphinx Torso at the Dunes Center, Guadalupe, CA
Sphinx Torso at the Dunes Center, Guadalupe, CA
American Family 3
American Family 3
Aerial Campers
Aerial Campers
Camper with Boards
Camper with Boards
Teenager 1
Teenager 1
For Sale
For Sale
Fire
Fire
Chumash Elder Joe Talugon at the Guadalupe Cultural Center, Guadalupe, CA
Chumash Elder Joe Talugon at the Guadalupe Cultural Center, Guadalupe, CA
Night
Night
Solar One-Wheel
Solar One-Wheel
Three Motorcycles
Three Motorcycles
Kids with Dune Buggy
Kids with Dune Buggy
Dust Circles
Dust Circles
Placard at the Mission Museum, San Luis Obispo, CA
Placard at the Mission Museum, San Luis Obispo, CA
General Store
General Store
Chumash Necklaces at the Mission Museum, San Luis Obispo, CA
Chumash Necklaces at the Mission Museum, San Luis Obispo, CA
Placard at Gavin's Cabin, Oceano Depot, Oceano, CA
Placard at Gavin's Cabin, Oceano Depot, Oceano, CA
After Adams
After Adams
Forth Issue of Dune Forum, 1933
Forth Issue of Dune Forum, 1933
Dunite Historian and Author Norm Hammond in front of last remaining Dunite cabin, Oceano, CA
Dunite Historian and Author Norm Hammond in front of last remaining Dunite cabin, Oceano, CA
Aerial Crawlers
Aerial Crawlers
Sphinx Head at the Dunes Center, Guadalupe, CA
Sphinx Head at the Dunes Center, Guadalupe, CA
Red Sweater
Red Sweater

 

Shed on Passive Sands
Photographs, Archival Pigment Prints, 24″x32″, 2018

 

Shed on Passive Sands (2018), is a weave of historical threads that creates a fabric of the place. These histories, spanning over 12,000 years, are comprised of the Dunes of the Chumash, a people nearly erased by the Spanish Missionaries; the Dunes of Cecil B. DeMille’s ancient Egyptian The Ten Commandments movie set; the Dunes of the Dunites, the artists, poets, nudists, and mystics living in the Dunes during the depression era; the Dunes of photographers Edward Weston and Ansel Adams’ sensual perfection; and the Dunes of the current day Dunites – the ATV riders who tear through the endangered plant species and pollute the air.

The seemingly empty expanse of sand of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes has been a fertile tabula rasa for each successive cultural engagement. Today it has become a political and environmental battleground. The 18-mile coastal Dunes complex north of Santa Barbara, CA allows driving cars and off-road vehicles on the beach and the Dunes in the approximately 5-mile area owned by State Parks. The current 8-year war is between the multi-million dollar ATV industry and those residents in the adjacent communities whose health has been compromised due to the dust the ATVs create.

While the white dunes often appear as a blank, shifting landscape, through media and image, this project aims to pull up a history from beneath the surface to populate the Dune site with a more profound sense of place and meaning. This specific place is also representative of the larger current climate in the United States, the clashing of environmental conservation and public health with economic interest, and a document of the impact of the social landscape on yet another unique physical landscape and population of indigenous people.

 

Recent exhibitions including images from this series:
Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston, MA
Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA
University Art Gallery, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA

 

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DUNITES INSTALLATION

Dunites

Installation Documentation and Excerpts of Videos
Solo Exhibition
Gallery NAGA, Boston
September 2018

Including 5 works:
“Shed on the passive sands”, 23 min 4k video, monitor
“Naked to the sun”, 14 min 4k video, looping projection
“On the sands become these lilies”, forty 35mm text slides, auto-advancing slide projector, installation
“These chromatic gardens”, 6 min 360-video in headset, revolving stool, 12’x6’x1′ structure, Virtual Reality installation
Dunites, 6 archival pigment prints from the series, 24×32″

 

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POSTCARDS FROM THE HANGING

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Site of Public Execution by Burning at the Stake of Giordano Bruno February 17, 1600 (Campo de'Fiori, Rome)
Site of Public Execution by Burning at the Stake of Giordano Bruno February 17, 1600 (Campo de'Fiori, Rome)
Site of Public Executions by Human Sacrifice c. 900-1500 AD (Nohuch Mul Pyramid, Coba, Mexico)
Site of Public Executions by Human Sacrifice c. 900-1500 AD (Nohuch Mul Pyramid, Coba, Mexico)
 Site of Public Executions by Guillotine 1792-1793 (Place du Carousel, Louvre, Paris)
Site of Public Executions by Guillotine 1792-1793 (Place du Carousel, Louvre, Paris)
Site of Public Executions by Hanging June 10, July 19, August 19 & September 22, 1692 (Gallows Hill Park, Salem, MA)
Site of Public Executions by Hanging June 10, July 19, August 19 & September 22, 1692 (Gallows Hill Park, Salem, MA)
Site of Public Execution by Tomahawk of Chief Leatherlips, June 1, 1810 (Franklin County, Ohio)
Site of Public Execution by Tomahawk of Chief Leatherlips, June 1, 1810 (Franklin County, Ohio)
Site of Public Executions by Burning, Hanging & Beheading c. 14th - 18th century (Carlisle Bridge, Dublin)
Site of Public Executions by Burning, Hanging & Beheading c. 14th - 18th century (Carlisle Bridge, Dublin)
Site of Public Executions by Estrapade 17th century (Place de Estrapde, Paris)
Site of Public Executions by Estrapade 17th century (Place de Estrapde, Paris)
Site of Public Executions by Sport c. 80 – 476 (Colosseum, Rome)
Site of Public Executions by Sport c. 80 – 476 (Colosseum, Rome)
Site of Public Executions by Guillotine 1794 (Place de Bastille, Paris)
Site of Public Executions by Guillotine 1794 (Place de Bastille, Paris)
Site of Public Executions by Hanging c. 1861 – 1865 (Fort Warren on Georges Island, Boston Harbor, MA)
Site of Public Executions by Hanging c. 1861 – 1865 (Fort Warren on Georges Island, Boston Harbor, MA)
Site of Public Executions by Hanging of Pirates and Thieves 18th - 19th century (Grand Canal Square, Dublin)
Site of Public Executions by Hanging of Pirates and Thieves 18th - 19th century (Grand Canal Square, Dublin)
Site of Public Executions by Guillotine 1792-1793 (Hôtel de Ville, Paris)
Site of Public Executions by Guillotine 1792-1793 (Hôtel de Ville, Paris)
Site of Public Execution by Hanging under the Charge of Sheriff Charles F. Prevatt, sheriff, 1897 - 1905 and 1908 - January 19, 1912 (Osceola Courthouse, Kissimmee, Florida)
Site of Public Execution by Hanging under the Charge of Sheriff Charles F. Prevatt, sheriff, 1897 - 1905 and 1908 - January 19, 1912 (Osceola Courthouse, Kissimmee, Florida)
 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)
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)
Site of Public Executions by Hanging, c.1300 – 1400 AD (Campo San Polo, Venice)
Site of Public Executions by Hanging, c.1300 – 1400 AD (Campo San Polo, Venice)
Site of Public Execution by Burning at the Stake of Girolamo Savonarola May 23, 1498 (Piazza della Signoria, Florence)
Site of Public Execution by Burning at the Stake of Girolamo Savonarola May 23, 1498 (Piazza della Signoria, Florence)
Site of Public Executions by Beheading and Hanging c. 1750 - 1826 (Piazza del Popolo, Rome)
Site of Public Executions by Beheading and Hanging c. 1750 - 1826 (Piazza del Popolo, Rome)
Site of Public Executions by Beheading, Hanging & Quartering 16th - 19th century (Ponte Sant'Angelo, Rome)
Site of Public Executions by Beheading, Hanging & Quartering 16th - 19th century (Ponte Sant'Angelo, Rome)
Site of Public Execution by Crucifixion of St. Peter c. 64 - 68 AD (Piazza San Pietro, Rome)
Site of Public Execution by Crucifixion of St. Peter c. 64 - 68 AD (Piazza San Pietro, Rome)
Site of Sentencing and Public Executions by Beating c. 1420 - 1912 (Wumen Gate, Forbidden City, Beijing)
Site of Sentencing and Public Executions by Beating c. 1420 - 1912 (Wumen Gate, Forbidden City, Beijing)

 

Postcards from the Hanging // Sites of Public Execution
20″x21″ sepia-toned silver gelatin prints in French mats, 2001-present

 

Recorded across three continents, this series includes photographs and short films from sites that have 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 today all over the world evidenced in the ghastly videotaped beheadings broadcast on Youtube and social media sites.

I began this project with questions; What does a society choose to show of its history in public space? Are shifting values visible in the function of the space? Can images reflect the power of society to evolve a public consensus on state killing?

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 customary name and place pictured.

In 2007, the book “Sites of Public Execution” was published in conjunction with a solo exhibition of this series at the Danforth Museum (MA).

 

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MAELSTROMS

https://vimeo.com/154542512/2615192284

Maelstroms
7:30 duration, 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, courtesy of caduc. records

 

Selected Screenings:
– *Winner of Audience Choice Award* CROSSROADS 2016 (San Francisco, April 2016)
– Anthology Film Archives, Another Experiment by Women Film Festival (New York, NY, February 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)
– Experimental Response Cinema (Austin, TX, January 2018)
– That One Film Festival (Muncie, IN, April 2018)
– The Vast Lab (Los Angeles, July 2108)
– Empirical Ideologies, Labocine, issue 26 (Online, September 2018)
– Other Cinema (San Francisco, October 2018)
– Revolutions per Minute Festival (Boston, February 2019)
– Short Movie Club Festival (Minsk, Belarus, March 2019)

 

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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 (2-channel)
 

PEACH BLOSSOM SPRING

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Peach Blossom Spring Installation View
Peach Blossom Spring Installation View
Peach Blossom Spring Installation View
Peach Blossom Spring Installation View
Shangri-La
Shangri-La
Tree-Lined
Tree-Lined
Space Doctors
Space Doctors
Moon and Mothlight
Moon and Mothlight
Sunrise
Sunrise
Weeping
Weeping
Roots
Roots
Roofscape
Roofscape
Under the Sea
Under the Sea
Seed of the Lotus
Seed of the Lotus
Fish Bike Legs
Fish Bike Legs
Mountain View UFO
Mountain View UFO
Red Wishes
Red Wishes
Spectrum
Spectrum

 

Peach Blossom Spring
Installation including Photographs and Video Installation

Solo Exhibition
Gallery NAGA, Boston
January 2014

from ARTnews, April 2014, Review

Lana Z Caplan, Gallery NAGA, Boston

“This is a place which cannot be described completely,” a female hotel worker in the mountains of China’s Huangshan region tells the artist Lana Z Caplan. The observation, included in Caplan’s three channel video installation The Loveliest Mountain of China (2014), captures the challenge the artist faced in creating the images in this show, “Peach Blossom Spring.” Also featuring 12 ink-jet prints and a wall-size photomural, the exhibition conveyed the impossibility of representing a given location with a single objective description.

In the video piece, one monitor shows the Hunagshan mountains from several vantage points during shifting light and weather. The next monitor displays tourists posing for pictures on a scenic overlook, and the third focus on people in the Huangshan tourism business – including porters, hotel employees and a local artist – explaining their impressions of the location where they earn a living. Change is a constant: clouds hide the sun, gusts stir branches and ponytails, cell phones ring. 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 realties of everyday life.

Even Caplan’s still photographs suggest worlds colliding. In the wall-size photomural Shangri-La (2013), two roosters pause by a gate before a huge, postcard-pretty panorama of waterfalls and pagodas. Spectrum (2013) zeros in on a patch of rainy pavement where a yellow ginkgo leaf has landed on the yellow band of an oil slick’s rainbow. The most confounding picture of all, Tree-Lined (2013), appears to depict a woodsy scene with a gash through it. The forest is a fiction, though – a mere printed image on a pair of curtains – and the geometric shard slicing the pastoral landscape turns out to be a sliver of a construction site. Just beyond the scrim of the curtains, the chaotic scene of buildings being erected jostles against a vision of uncorrupted nature as vivid and insubstantial as a dream”

-Joanne Silver

 

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STUDENT WORK SAMPLES

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Basic Digital Photography - Assignment: Portraits
Basic Digital Photography - Assignment: Portraits
Basic Digital Photography - Final Project: Work in a Series
Basic Digital Photography - Final Project: Work in a Series
Visual Language - Assignment: Elements of Design made with the Body
Visual Language - Assignment: Elements of Design made with the Body
Basic Digital Photography - Stop Motion
Basic Digital Photography - Stop Motion
Advanced Camera & Lighting - Assignment: Series of Portraits
Advanced Camera & Lighting - Assignment: Series of Portraits
Advanced Camera & Lighting - Assignment: Self-Portrait
Advanced Camera & Lighting - Assignment: Self-Portrait
Alternative Processes - Assignment: Artist Book
Alternative Processes - Assignment: Artist Book
Black & White - Assignment: Double Exposures
Black & White - Assignment: Double Exposures
Basic Digital Photography - Assignment: Portraits
Basic Digital Photography - Assignment: Portraits
New Media - Digital Composition
New Media - Digital Composition
Basic Digital Photography - Assignment: Natural Light
Basic Digital Photography - Assignment: Natural Light
Advanced Camera & Lighting - Assignment: Series of Portraits
Advanced Camera & Lighting - Assignment: Series of Portraits
Alternative Processes - Final Project
Alternative Processes - Final Project
Basic Digital Photography - Assignment: Inspired by...
Basic Digital Photography - Assignment: Inspired by...
Alternative Processes - Final Project
Alternative Processes - Final Project
Basic Digital Photography - Assignment: Inspired by...
Basic Digital Photography - Assignment: Inspired by...
Basic Digital Photography - Assignment: Inspired by...
Basic Digital Photography - Assignment: Inspired by...
Artificial Lighting - Assignment: Final Project
Artificial Lighting - Assignment: Final Project
Advanced Camera & Lighting - Assignment: Self-Portrait
Advanced Camera & Lighting - Assignment: Self-Portrait
Artificial Lighting - Assignment: Final Project
Artificial Lighting - Assignment: Final Project
Visual Language - Assignment: Elements of Design - Color
Visual Language - Assignment: Elements of Design - Color
Editorial Photography - Assignment: Location Production
Editorial Photography - Assignment: Location Production
Intro to Digital Photography - Assignment: Visual Storytelling
Intro to Digital Photography - Assignment: Visual Storytelling
Advanced Camera & Lighting - Assignment: Series of Portraits
Advanced Camera & Lighting - Assignment: Series of Portraits
Advanced Camera & Lighting - Final Project
Advanced Camera & Lighting - Final Project
Basic Digital Photography - Final Project
Basic Digital Photography - Final Project
Basic Digital Photography - Assignment: Inspired by...
Basic Digital Photography - Assignment: Inspired by...
Visual Language - Final Project
Visual Language - Final Project
 

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Deviate / Landscape

Deviate / Landscape

San Diego Art Institute

Curated by Carlos Castro Arias & Sarah Trujillo-Porter, Deviate / Landscape revolves around contemporary approaches to artmaking that deal with the idea of landscape as a constructed and deconstructed space. The selected artists use painting, video, installation, photography and other mediums to explore landscape. The selected works use landscape as a metaphor for time and transformation but also highlight contemporary political and environmental issues.

Exhibiting Artists
Miguel Arzabe, Lana Z Caplan, Carolina Caycedo ,Remi Dalton, Ashley Fenderson, Jessica Ling Findley, Eleanor Greer, Richard Keeley, Adam Manley, Carolina Montejo, Hillary Mushkin, Arzu Ozkal, Scott Polach, Rachelle Reichert, Jon Rodley, Daniel Ruanova, Ali Silverstein, Eva Struble,  Bradley Tucker, Cesar Vasquez, Jevi Joe Vitug

Image: Daniel Ruanova,  History of Manimals III, 2017. Photo courtesy of the artist and Parque Galería CDMX

https://www.sandiego-art.org/

 

 

REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE FESTIVAL

Revolutions per Minute Festival

Boston, Feb. 2 & 3, 2019

Program 8: The Inner Life of Space

Lumen, Richard Ashrowan, 16mm, 2018
Girl Becomes Snow, Ryan Betschart, SD, 2017
The Future, Pamela Breda, HD, 2017
The Symphony of Names: No Man is and Island, Elizabeth Withstandley, 16mm, 2018
Re-entry , Pierre Yves Clouin, HD, 2017
Boral Pather Panchali, Alex Cunningham, HD, 2018
Gibraltar Point (transformed), Penny McCann, 16mm, 2018
Anxiety, Muge Yildiz, Super8/16mm, 2016
Gede Vizyon, Marcos Serafim, Jefferson Kielwagen and Steevens Simeon, HD, 2018
Winter’s First Moons, Kathleen Rugh, 16mm, 2018
In front of the Sea, Yaniv Touati, SD, 2017
Farewell Transmission, Mike Rollo, 16mm, 2017
Maelstroms, Lana Z Caplan, HD, 2017

 

 

PSYCHOGEOGRAPHIES at OTHER CINEMA

PSYCHO-GEO3: MARGINS OF THE MAP
Presented by Other Cinema

October 20: 8:30pm: GRETA SNIDER’s 3-D + L.CAPLAN + A.COPPOLA +

“The second half of our Focus on Locus double-header features two world premieres—exquisite expanded cinema/retinal rivalry pieces by the Mission’s own Greta Snider, plus a timely revival of her epochal 16mm diary Portland, train-hopping with Ivy McClelland and Iggy Scam!

Lana Caplan breaks away from her SLO college gig to unspool a NorCal debut, Patches of Snow in July (Hawaii volcano), as well as her earlier Maelstroms (Mexico border).

In his farewell appearance, long-lost ally Alex Coppola flies in from Philly to not only open the show, but close it as well, with his world-class World Music vinyl selections, set to an absolutely sublime sampler of mid-20C personal travelogues—Glimpses of the Global Southglorious Kodachrome shot in four sites, moving east around the planet—Hong KongTahiti, the Andes, and the Amazon.

As to marginal spaces in the US interior: Brea Weinreb debuts Framing History, a collective S8 remediation of home movies from Japanese internees in the AmacheColorado camp.

PLUS: Matt McCormick’s cautionary America Nutria, on a Southern mammal now munching on Coast rhizomes!”  …  othercinema.com

ATA Gallery, 992 Valencia (@ 21st), San Francisco

http://www.othercinema.com/

 

 

THE FUTURE OF HISTORY

The Future of History

Boston Cyberarts Gallery
November 10 – December 16, 2018

Reception Friday November 16, 6-8pm

Liz Blum, Lana Z Caplan, Rocio Delaloye, Antony Flackett, Jess Holz, Matt Kushan, Yuko Oda, Nancy Sepe, Zenovia Toloudi

The Future of History is the second in a series of two exhibitions that present works that pair art and technology in a thought provoking and visually engaging manner. Works that address, rather than use, technology on a conceptual level are featured as well. The Future of History features work by nine artists from as far away as Pakistan to local Boston based artists. From video montage saturated with contemporary media, to uncanny landscapes imaged with a scanning electron microscope, to delicate 3D printed butterflies the works in this exhibition leverage art and technology to delve into questions about culture and the environment.

more information: https://bostoncyberarts.org/future-of-history-a-group-exhibition-of-art-and-technology/

 

 

N.E.W. at OTHER CINEMA

AVANT TO LIVE

DEC.22: NEW EXPERIMENTAL WORKS

“For over 30 years now, the OC season has been consummated with an energized evening of radical expression and film form, with many of the artists in person (7!). Spot-lit on this round are Jeremy Rourke’s performance may two thousand and eighteenBryan Boyce’s Fake but TrueTim Johnson’s March of Tim, and David King’s Male Men, all world premieres with makers present. ALSO Greta Snider’s A Small PlaceJulie Murray’s Wind Wire WoundSabine Gruffat’s A Return to the Return to ReasonLana Caplan’s Play and RepeatHaley McCormick’s DancerMark Street’s ZOOM, Montgomery Cantsin’s SmytheAnthony Buchanan’s I, Chris, and the No. American debuts of Michael Fleming’s Never Never Land and Bori Mate’s Silent Spring Seahorse. A Robert Todd short is also included, in memory of this lovely gentleman who has passed from our world. Closing this colossal group show is Alex Cruse and Kevin Lo (Drought Spa), with a new performance A Fume, on fractured pressures in volatility’s mouth. Fruitcake and free pencils!!” Other Cinema

Other Cinema
@ATA Gallery, 922 Valencia, SF, CA

 

 

DUNITES

 

 

Photographs from the forthcoming exhibition

Dunites
including photographs, video projection, video monitor, slides and VR installation

September 4-29, 2018

Gallery NAGA
67 Newbury Street
Boston, MA

gallerynaga.com

 

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I look to the white garden of the dunes.

The vast shadow-suckled sand.

Where the colors flash and never issue

But flow through hidden veinage;

I am naked to the sun.

I let the sun print on me as on the dunes.

With great passion of surrender, I have peace.

 

-Hugo Seeling (Dunite Poet) excerpt from L., published in Wheel of Fire, Round Table Book Co, Oceano, 1936

 

These are the Dunes of the Chumash, a people nearly erased by the Spanish Missionaries; the Dunes of Cecil B. DeMille’s ancient Egyptian Ten Commandments movie set; the Dunes of the Dunites, the artists, poets, nudists, and mystics living off the grid in the depression era; the Dunes of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams’ sensual perfection; and the Dunes of the current day Dunites: the ATV riders who tear through the endangered plant species and pollute the air by grinding the sand into fine airborne particulates.

This too shall pass…

 

I look to the white garden of the dunes.

The vast shadow-suckled sand.

Where the colors flash and never issue

But flow through hidden veinage;

I am naked to the sun.

I let the sun print on me as on the dunes.

With great passion of surrender, I have peace.

 

-Hugo Seeling (Dunite Poet) excerpt from L., published in Wheel of Fire, Round Table Book Co, Oceano, 1936

 

 

This too shall pass… is a historical and contemporary weaving of the fabric of a place.

These are the Dunes of the Chumash, a people nearly erased by the Spanish Missionaries; the Dunes of Cecil B. DeMille’s ancient Egyptian Ten Commandments movie set; the Dunes of the Dunites, the artists, poets, nudists, and mystics living off the grid in the depression era; the Dunes of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams’ sensual perfection; and the Dunes of the current day Dunites: the ATV riders who tear through the endangered plant species and pollute the air by grinding the sand into fine airborne particulates.

EMPIRICAL IDEOLOGIES

Empirical Ideologies
LABOCINE, September 2018 issue

EMPIRICAL IDEOLOGIES September 2018 Issue‘ includes a selection of 30 films that explore activism, policy and politics around scientific and social issues.

Maelstroms available to watch for the month of September as part of the 26th issue of Labocine titled “Empirical Ideologies”.
For free access to the issue use the code: SCINEMA18

www.imaginesciencefilms.org

 

 

 

MICROSCOPE GALLERY

Pool Party II

May 21, 2018, 7:30pm
Microscope Gallery Event Series
Brooklyn NY

including Lana Z Caplan’s Patches of Snow in July

w/ works by Yun Chen, Lana Z Caplan, Naval Cassidy, Josh Drake, Meredith Drum, Liliana Farber, Sasha Waters Freyers, Johannes Gierliger, Karissa Hahn, Michael Lyons, Jesse Malmed, Jeremy Moss, Tim Pickerill, Mike Rollo, Margaret Rorison, Rachel Rosheger, Livia Sa’, Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez, Rebecca Shapass, Barron Sherrer, Amanda R. Wallace, Travis Wood

http://www.microscopegallery.com/

 

VISIONS


Accents of Air and Earth
[A selection of works programmed by Mike Rollo]

This Must Be the Wood | Anna Hogg
2016 | 16mm | 8mins

Saari | Ella Mikkola
2016 | HD | sound | colour | 6mins

Laura | Tânia Dinis
2017 | HD | sound | colour | 11mins

Errata | Lana Z Caplan
2017 | HD video | sound | colour | 21mins

Lookout | Kyath Battie
2016 | HD | sound | colour | 12mins

Citizens Against Basswood | Jaimz Asmundson & Karen Asmundson
2013 | Super 8 to HD | sound | colour | 3mins

La Cinémathèque québécoise | Montreal 
10 May 2018 | 20:00

VISIONS is a monthly screening series of experimental and non-fiction film founded by Benjamin R. Taylor in Montreal, Canada.

 

 

 

FAR OUT FILM FEST

FAR OUT FILM FEST 

~ an evening of psychedelic cinema and expanded consciousness to compliment the hallucinatory sights and sounds from the weekend’s Far Out Nashville Music & Art festival.

MAY 10th, 2018
at Jack White’s THIRD MAN RECORDS in the Blue Room
Nashville TN