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MICROSCOPE GALLERY

Pool Party II
including Lana Z Caplan’s Patches of Snow in July

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

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

 

 

 

TR*MP TH*S!

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TR*MP TH*S!
a one year anniversary of resistance
Jan. 21, 8pm
Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX
presented by Experimental Response Cinema

Including Lana Z Caplan’s Maelstroms

“Following up our pre-inauguration F*CK TR*MP screening of 2017, Experimental Response Cinema presents TR*MP TH*S!, a program marking one year anniversary of the TR*MP presidency. Experimental works in this program respond to a year of racism, sexism, homophobia, religious intolerance, environmental degradation, corporate greed, Wall Street malfeasance, gun violence, corruption, voter suppression, foreign intervention in elections, defunding health care, human rights, income inequality, BLM… well it’s an endless list, not to mention buffoonery, narcissism, pathology, lies, obsessive twittery…” Experimental Response Cinema


Program information here:
www.ercatx.org

image: Kelly Gallagher

 

 

 

PLAY AND REPEAT

play and repeat, 3:20, HD video, 2014
audio by Max Jeffers

 

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 inplay and repeat, shot on the way to a screening of The Art of Vision (the expanded form ofDog 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

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)
-Experimental Response Cinema (Austin, TX, January 2018)
-That One Film Festival (Muncie, IN, April 2018)

Available for rental and sales from Film-Makers Coop

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

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/

 

 

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.

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

 

 

HEDONHEATHEN 2

HedonHeathen 2, HD video from 16mm film, 2:20, 2013
Audio by Max Jeffers

From the snow swept landscape, into pink crystals, a journey from the hibernation of winter to a thawing arctic, where polar bears are struggling to raise their young atop diminishing ice.

Best viewed with headphones.

Selected Screenings:
– Far Out Film Festival @ Third Man Records, Nashville TN, 2018
– Crossroads Film Festival, San Francisco, 2014
– Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria, BC, 2013
– Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2013
– Woodshed IV, Gallery 51, North Adams, MA, 2013

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/

 

 

PATCHES OF SNOW IN JULY

Patches of Snow in July, 8:19, 2017

Gods, natural disasters and the end of radio…mythology, religious fanaticism, climate deniers, environmental profiteers, and the threat to free speech reflected in the mirror of an unnatural, morphing landscape.

 

Selected Screenings:
– That One Film Festival (Muncie, IN, April 2018)
– Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (Hawick, Scotland, May 2018)
– Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn, May 2018)
– The Vast Lab (Los Angeles, May 2018)
– Chicago Underground Film Festival (June 2018)
– OpenEyes FIlmFest (Marburg, Germany, July 2018)
– San Diego Underground Film Festival (August 2018)

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

 

 

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)
-Visions (Montreal, May 2018)
-Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (Hawick, Scotland, May 2018)

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.