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OTHER CINEMA

still from A Jurist for Nothing

PSYCHO-GEO2: CALEXICO
@ OTHER CINEMA, SF
April 23, 2022

HODO + SCOTT + WATTS TOWERS +
OC presents the first of a dual-citizenship double-header locus-focused on the Southwest of the continent, with a compelling cadre of makers from Mexico as well as an audio-visual feast of provocative shorts from the NorthGreg Berger‘s outrageous Joe T Hodo project demonstrates how a SF expat activist has managed to construct a potent satirical character on the margins of contemporary Mexican politics, Charles Fairbanks/Saul Kak‘s Echoes of the Volcano surveys the Oaxacan soundscape, and the Postcommodity Collective bisects the border wall with beautiful balloons! Whereas the psycho-politics of the LA area, layered in time and grounded on Simon Rodia‘s landmark sculpture hand-wrought in Watts, is echoed in Noah Purifoy‘s junk-art-park in the desert of Joshua Tree and reverberates through the mesmerizing Cali-fire reveries of San Luis Obispo‘s Lana Z Caplan. PLUS the legendary Matt Wolf/Guadalupe Rosales coverage of Latinx resistance to neighborhood gentrification in Boyle HeightsGeorg Koszulinski‘s rhapsodic on-the-road collage-essay Continental Drifts, and Jake Scott‘s transformative farewell-to-Frisco hybrid performance.

FISURA

FISURA, INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL FILM & VIDEO

Program 12: Drift
April 22, 2022
Municipal Cineteca of Durango, Mexico
Mexico City
May 29 – June 29 – Streaming on Mexican Institute of Cinematography’s  FILMINLATINO

Including A Jurist for Nothing

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UVP: EVERSON MUSEUM OF ART

Light Work’s Urban Video Project presents

No Emoji for Ennui:
Lana Z Caplan, Ross Meckfessel, Alison Nguyen, Matt Whitman

January 27 – March 26, 2022
Thursday – Saturday, dusk – 11pm
Everson Museum of Art Plaza
401 Harrison Street


Plaza Projection Schedule
Jan. 27-Feb 5: Lana Z Caplan, Autopoiesis
Feb. 10-19: Ross Meckfessel, Estuary
Feb 24-March 5: Alison Nguyen, My Favorite Software Is Being Here
March 10-19: Matt Whitman, CAN’T ANSWER YOU ANYMORE (ON FACES) & HOW MUCH LONGER
March 24-26: combined loop

In-person Screening
Thursday | February 24 | 6:30 p.m.

Screening + Q&A
Thursday, March 10 | 6:30 p.m. EST
Streaming Online


About the Program

No Emoji for Ennui is a group show featuring the work of Lana Z Caplan, Ross Meckfessel, Alison Nguyen, and Matt Whitman that explores the difficult-to-define emotional tenor of our time—one that often leaves us overstimulated and underwhelmed at the same time it demands endless positivity. The seductive surface of the touchscreen shatters and the polygon meshes underlying our shared social reality peek out from under the digital skin.

What does it feel like to be a person in a world in which our sense of self has been thoroughly disoriented by technological entanglement and co-opted by neoliberal capital?

By turns unsettling, contemplative, humorous, and filled with existential dread, the resulting show is a collective selfie of who and what we are now.


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FISURA

FISURA
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL

Mexico City, Winter 2020-21

Including Autopoiesis
Streaming online and showing in cultural venues across Mexico City

Online: Friday, January 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (CDMX time)

Program: Hologram Film projection # 7 / Program: Hologram
Stream: Facebook live
Filmmakers Program: Hologram
1. Federica Foglia-04/19/1968 (Italy)
2. Philippos Kappa – C wraps 9 (Greece)
3. Juana Robles – And a porcelain cat (Ireland)
4. Federica Leaf – Toad, Leaf, Grass, Rock (Italy)
5. Ildefonso Mercadillo – UP (Mexico)
6. Johannes Binotto – Prohibited Reproduction (Suiza)
7. ISABEL PEREZ OF THE THUMBER, JOSE CRUZIO – [SELF] INSERTIONS (Portugal)
8. Antonio Arango Vazquez – Untitled, Subtitled (Mexico)
9. Lana Z Caplan – Autopoiesis (USA)
10. Maxim Tatarintsev / +- (Russia)


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CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

November 9-22, 2020

Including Autopoiesis – Saturday November 14 at 9pm
Shorts Program 5 – Virtual Screening
live Q&A after screening

Now approaching its twenty-seventh year, CUFF is officially the LONGEST RUNNING UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD. The fest is an internationally recognized program that screens documentary, experimental, avant-garde and cult cinema, and showcases films that explore new approaches to established practices.

https://cuff.org/
@chicagoundergroundfilmfest

CUTLOG NOVEMBER VIDEO SHOWCASE

CutLog Moving Image Artists Screening

Online program curated from Scotland

November 2 – 23, 2020

‘Collected Dispersal’ Rosemary Taylor | ‘Patches of Snow in July’ Lana Z Caplan | ‘ Residual Minority’ Mieke Vanmechele | ‘Boy and the Sea’ Sarahjane Swan & Roger Simian | ‘Ruru’ Denise Batchelor | ‘ Emotion Over Raisin’ Ruth Waters | ‘Frozen’ Adonia Bouchehri | ‘The Hearing of the Eye’ Alessia Cecchet | ‘River Ghosts’ Jonathan Johnson | ‘Passage’ Richard Ashrowan

https://vimeo.com/showcase/7719243

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AREACODE

AREACODE ART FAIR

August 1-31, 2020
Online and Offline
areacodeartfair.com
@areacodeartfair

Area Code Drive In Digital Showcase
Friday August 14, 8:30-10pm
Salem State’s O’Keefe Sports Complex

Including Lana Z Caplan’s film play and repeat.

Juried by Leonie Bradbury and presented in partnership with LuminArtz, works in the Video and Digital-Art section of the fair will be screened for drive-in viewing events.




NEW MEDIA FEST 2020

NEW MEDIA FEST 2020 – July

IAM – Institut für Alles Mögliche Berlin – 09 July – 23 August 2020

Program 7 – Switching the Change
Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Screening with Program 1 each Sunday, July 9-August 23, 14h-20h

Uri Kloss (Israel) – Word, 2017, 1:29
Fran Orallo (Spain) – Death Dance, 2017, 1:00
James Murphy (Ireland) – Moving Water, 2019, 1:59
Zlatko Cosic (Bosnia) – Even The Birds Know It, 2017, 2:55
Alan Sondhein (USA) – American Life, 2018, 6:03
Dmitry Kmelnitsky (USA) – URTH LING, 2019, 3:43
Brit Bunkley (New Zealand) – Pillard of Cloud, 2016, 4:00
Oleg Kharch (Ukraine) – Fakemet, 2019, 3:46
Lana Z Caplan (USA) – Canaries in the Mine, 2015, 8:19
Kristina Frank /Mervi Kekarainen (Sweden) – 2Rabbits in Purgatorio, 2019, 05:11
Arie Sigal & Ben-David Sigal (Israel) – Perlite, 2018, 4:17
Marcha Schagen (NL) – Melt Less CO2, 2019, 3:48
Adrien Gaumé (France) – Dry by innocence, 2018, 4’53”
Kate Walker (USA) – Cloudship, 2018, 14:33
Xia Han (China) – The Gift, 2019, 14: 23
Michael Carmody & Elissa Goodrich (Australia) – Common Time, 2018, 12:23
Boris Marinin (Israel) – Greenhouse, 2019, 3:19
Ausin Sainz (Spain) – Today, 2019, 5:00
Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – Sunrise, 2019, 5: 46
Gabriele Stellbaum (Germany) – Shame, 2019, 1:11

http://retro.newmediafest.org/wow-jubilee-2020-vii/

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LABOCINE – UNEQUAL STATES


LABOCINE MAGAZINE, ISSUE 48, JULY 2020

Featuring Maelstroms
Now streaming: https://www.labocine.com/issues/unequal-states

About Unequal States
Stories of the continued struggle against oppression through movements, resistance, and solidarity are often documented and presented in many forms as acts of resistance themselves. In these stories, the notion of “inequality” draws together different worlds, cultures, and dimensions/scales (micro/macro). From animations to documentaries, these films shed light on the pervasiveness of this inequality on all fronts by exploring social, scientific, and political perspectives in our fight against racism, injustice, and inequality.



POSTCARDS FROM THE HANGING ON LENSCRATCH

LENSCRATCH
Fine Art Photography Daily

June 11, 2020

The photographic series Postcards from the Hanging: Sites of Public Execution was featured on the prominent Fine Art Photography Daily website Lenscratch.com.

“Trauma and horrific histories are held in landscapes in every corner of the globe. For the past twenty years photographer, filmmaker, and educator Lana Z Caplan has been documenting sites of public killings in her project, Postcards from the Hanging: Sites of Public ExecutionShe shares some stunning statistics in her statement, “The United States is one of only 20 countries in the world that continues to employ state sanctioned killing. In 2019 we ranked 6th in the world in the number of executions following (in order) China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Egypt (execution totals not known for Vietnam, North Korea, and Syria).”  Her thoughtful examination of why our country continues to allow the death penalty adds another layer to its history of pain and suffering.”  Lenscratch.com

 

 

 

Cutlog SSA Video Selection: June 2020

Cutlog SSA Video Selection: June 2020

June 8 – 28, 2020
After the success of our recent collaboration with the Society of Scottish Artists at the Open SSA + VAS exhibition earlier this year, CutLog are delighted to offer our online audiences the opportunity to view a selection of these works through our upcoming online screening program.
Including Maelstroms by Lana Z Caplan.

CABIN FEVER PLAYLIST

KATE LAIN’S CABIN FEVER PLAYLIST
playlist of online experimental films & videos

Cabin Fever Playlist as of April25-340pm

Including links to full length versions of 2 films:

ERRATA
20:40 min, 2017 (Meditative and Calming playlist)
Sound by Alan F. Jones and Lana Z Caplan
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.

ROAR
3:30, 2007 (Animals playlist)
Footage from the 1933 film “The Big Cage” stripped of sound and re-edited onto clear leader followed by the removed optical soundtrack, also affixed to clear leader. Each strip of sound acts as a character, mimicking the actions in the film.

Cabin Fever Playlist featured on:

Hyperallergic.com

Museum of Modern Art

 

 

A JURIST FOR NOTHING

excerpt from A Jurist for Nothing, 5:04, 4K video, 2020
audio by A.F.Jones


audio from the full length LP A Jurist for Nothing
released on Gertrude Tapes, Winter 2020
https://thegertrudetapes.bandcamp.com/music

As the ringing alarm is consumed by static, fire haze hangs heavy on the California landscape of smashed cars, burning valleys, lost animals, and tented homes.

Screenings:
– Other Cinema, San Francisco (April 2022)
– Cosmic Rays Film Festival, Chapel Hill, NC (April 2022)
– FISURA, International Festival of Experimental Film & Video, Mexico City (April 2022)
– Ribalta Experimental Film and Video Festival, Italy (March 2022)
– 67th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany (May 2021)
– Rock ‘n’ Roll Film Festival, Nairobi, Kenya (ROFFEKE), (January 2021)
– 22nd Annual Moviate Underground Film Festival, Harrisburg, PA (November 2020)

Experimental Response Cinema @ Museum of Human Achievement

EXPERIMENTAL RESPONSE CINEMA
PRESENTS:

OVER AND OUT
THREE YEARS OF CINEMATIC RESISTANCE

Thursday, January 30, 2019, 7:30pm
Museum of Human Achievement (916 Springdale)
Austin, Texas

including #YouAreASystem, aka Autopoiesis

Experimental Response Cinema presents OVER AND OUT, its third celebration of resistance to the policies of United States president #45! Cathartic as well as a call to action, this screening of short films will address the current political landscape in ways both playful and incisive. With it, we affirm creativity as a vital and needed clapback to lies, greed, bigotry and ignorance.

You’ll laugh

you’ll cry

you’ll vote him OUT November 3rd…

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Image: KNEE JERK, Kerry Laitala and students in her Advanced Processing Workshop at the San Francisco Art Institute

 

 

SPACE TIME EVENT SERIES

SPACE TIME SCI-FI SCREENING

Space Time is happy to present an evening of contemporary, experimental Science Fiction videos.
Screening of works by James Fotopoulos, Lana Z Caplan, and Michael Trigilio  

January 17th, 2020
 
at Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Ave., San Diego, CA 92113
Doors: 7:30pm, Screening: 8pm

DignityJames Fotopoulos, (2012, 82 min.)
AutopoiesisLana Z Caplan, (2019, 7:20 min.)
Glimmer Exodus OvertureMichael Trigilio, (2019, 12:31 min.)

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STUTTGARTER FILMWINTER

33. STUTTGARTER FILMWINTER – FESTIVAL FOR EXPANDED MEDIA

January 16-19, 2020

Including Lana Z Caplan’s Autopoiesis in the special program “Digital Detox”.
Friday 17th of January 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

“For over 30 years, the Festival has been devoted to crossing the border between cinema and media art with an adventurous international programme comprising films, workshops, Expanded Media exhibition and performances for people of all ages. The Festival’s core are the international competitions for short film, Media in Space and Network Culture – flanked by a comprehensive programme. This year’s thematic focus is “Absence”. The Festival edition is located at the interface between a media-dominated society in all its facets and all of the things falling through or getting blurred by the grid of such a society: what is not said or depicted, the things pushed aside or rejected. We are longing for absence and its traces. Like a test strip, our Festival delves into the big house of absence – placing it at the macro focus.” https://filmwinter.de/en

see program here

 

 

SSA/CUTLOG MOVING IMAGE EXHIBITION

Society of Scottish Artists / CutLog
Artists Moving Image Exhibition

December 22nd and February 5th 2020
Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh

Including Lana Z Caplan’s Maelstroms and Patches of Snow in July

OPEN SSA+VAS, is presented in partnership with Visual Arts Scotland and will be the largest exhibition of contemporary art and craft to be held in Scotland this year giving an audience of over 30,000 people the opportunity to discover and enjoy artworks across all mediums.

http://cutlog.co.uk/