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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

 

 

 

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

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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)
-Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson (Tucson, AZ, October – December 2017)

Available for rental and sales from Film-Makers Coop