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MIA presents The Motherhood Archives, a film by Irene Lusztig


Dates:
Fri May 22, 2015 20:00 - Fri May 22, 2015

Location:
Pasadena, California
United States of America

MIA presents The Motherhood Archives, a film by Irene Lusztig

MIA is pleased to present The Motherhood Archives (2013), an essay film on the complicated history of maternal education and childbirth by filmmaker Irene Lusztig. Assembled from a fascinating range of educational, industrial, and medical training films in homage to 70s feminist filmmaking, Lusztig traces the implications of postmodern birthing suites and natural birth movements back to the first emergence of anesthetic ether in the 19th century. Revealing a world of intensive training, rehearsal, and performative preparation for the unknown that is ultimately incommensurate with experience, The Motherhood Archives is a meditation on the maternal body as a site of institutional control, ideological surveillance, medical knowledge, and nationalist state intervention.

A film by Irene Lusztig
THE MOTHERHOOD ARCHIVES
22 MAY 2015 – 8PM (free)
The Armory
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91104


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MIA [Moving Image Art] and ComfortFilm present The Motherhood Archives


Dates:
Wed Apr 15, 2015 20:00 - Wed Apr 15, 2015

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
United States of America

MIA [Moving Image Art] is pleased to present The Motherhood Archives (2013), an essay film on the complicated history of maternal education and childbirth by filmmaker Irene Lusztig. Assembled from a fascinating range of educational, industrial, and medical training films in homage to 70s feminist filmmaking, Lusztig traces the implications of postmodern birthing suites and natural birth movements back to the first emergence of anesthetic ether in the 19th century. Revealing a world of intensive training, rehearsal, and performative preparation for the unknown that is ultimately incommensurate with experience, The Motherhood Archives is a meditation on the maternal body as a site of institutional control, ideological surveillance, medical knowledge, and nationalist state intervention.

"Through the masterful integration of archival footage and historical interpretation, Lusztig’s film catalogs the changing attitudes towards pregnancy, labor, and delivery. "THE MOTHERHOOD ARCHIVES emphasizes the paradox and tensions between the natural and pathological interpretations of birth. This film is perfect for students taking Women’s History or History of Medicine; actually, anyone planning a pregnancy should see this movie."
Elizabeth Reis, Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Oregon

"Irene Lusztig's fearless and riveting investigation into motherhood and the unfree maternal body shows how a skilled filmmaker can wring both eloquence and entertainment from archival material. Daylighting long-ignored ephemera, building a fascinating essay that far exceeds the sum of its components, she exposes how lies flourish as long as histories are hidden."
Rick Prelinger, archivist and founder, Prelinger Archives & Prelinger Library

A film by Irene Luszig
THE MOTHERHOOD ARCHIVES
presented in collaboration with ComfortFilm
15 APRIL 2015 – 8PM (Totally free)
Comfort Station Logan Square
2579 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

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MIA [Moving Image Art] series screens and exhibits the work of artists using the moving image. Screenings currently take place quarterly at Comfort Station Logan Square in Chicago, IL and at the Armory in Pasadena, CA. Curated by video artist Alanna Simone.
http://miascreen.com


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MIA presents MOMENTS IN TIME


Dates:
Fri Nov 22, 2013 20:00 - Fri Nov 22, 2013

Location:
Pasadena, California
United States of America

Please join MIA, Friday the 22nd of November, 2013 at 8pm for MOMENTS IN TIME:

A collection of new experimental documentaries from artists working around the globe.

Danube Treasure (2013) by Polish artist Ada Kobusiewicz, is an experimental-documentary video about the condition of the contemporary world with its focus on waste in Danube river. James Mattise's As Best I Can Remember (2013) is a short portrait reflection on the life of Samuel Mattise. Using found audio recordings, the film reflects on 1900s American culture, World War II, and a family dairy business in Jermyn, Pennsylvania. Cast (2012) by UK artist, Simon Welch meditates on a group of anglers night-fishing on a French beach. Illuminated only by their small headlamps, this relatively ordinary activity takes on an otherworldly aspect, becoming an allegory for contemporary life. A Tour of the Sulaymaniyah Museum (2012) by Emma Piper-Burket is a silent document of the sparsely filled halls of the museum of antiquities in Iraqi Kurdistan. Terminal Island (2013) by Zhu Xiaowen is a visual and psychological journey inside a recycling company in the port of San Pedro, where the world of material ends and restarts. Hope of Salvation (2013) by Mexican artists Karen Vilchis & Ninfa Sánchez, follows the celebration of a rural religious festival. In UK artist Joe Duffy's LANDFILL (2012), space is mapped and land is filled, through the animation of gps data co-ordinates and interconnected narrative excerpts with trashpickers and members of squatter communities in the slums of Jakarta. Landscape With Two Women (2013) by Brenda Miller considers the language of knitting used in the construction of lace shawls and intarsia socks worked by two expert amateur knitters.

The MIA (Moving Image Art) is a project of video artist Alanna Simone to promote the work of artists who use the moving image. Every 4th Friday at 8PM, the MIA series screens video art, experimental films, performance art, essay films and animation from local and international artists at the Armory Center for the Arts.

IMAGE: Danube Treasure (2013), Ada Kobusiewicz


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MIA presents LUCID STREAMING


Dates:
Fri Oct 25, 2013 20:00 - Fri Oct 25, 2013

Location:
Pasadena, California
United States of America

A collection of new moving image work exploring political, cultural, historical, and mythological themes through surreal, dream-like imagery from artists in the US, Canada and Europe.

Jonathan Monaghan (US), Rainbow Narcosis. A 3D animation following a headless lamb through a series of otherworldly environments. Marko Schiefelbein (Germany), I can. You can. A woman speaks directly to camera, a tangled declaration of ideals – all phrases scraped from advertisements. Ellen Wetmore (US), Collective Invention. What would that grand Rene Magritte inverted mermaid painting look like as a performance with a real woman on a real beach and one real, dead smelly fish? Jean-Guillaume Bastien (Canada), Déjà-vu. A collection of dream-like images; five women share a sense of déjà-vu. Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy), Default. A man sits at a desk with a phone in an abandoned factory, on hold. Francesca Lolli (Italy), Abaddon. Explores themes of race, gender, nationality, and sexuality against the backdrop of the Irish Trouble in a disorienting ensemble performance. David Jacques (UK), The Irlam House Bequest. In the style of a developing documentary, a series of drawings describes a fictitious collective: an anonymous politico-cultural entity.


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MIA presents Peter Bo Rappmund


Dates:
Fri Sep 27, 2013 20:00 - Fri Sep 27, 2013

Location:
Pasadena, California
United States of America

MIA is pleased to present two landscape films from Peter Bo Rappmund, Psychohydrography (2010) and TECTONICS (2012). Visually stunning with intricate, evocative soundtracks, both investigate the footprint of political and cultural constructs on the land itself. A discussion with the artist will follow the screening.