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EVENT

MIA @ Earth & Arts, pop-up exhibition


Dates:
Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:00 - Sat Apr 20, 2013

Location:
Pasadena, California
United States of America

MIA is presenting a special pop-up exhibition for Pasadena’s Earth Day celebration, the Earth & Arts Festival. We’re taking over the mezzanine gallery inside the Armory with a selection of videos investigating pollution, ecology and landscape with work from Chris Adler, Ellie Irons, Silvia Rigon and Tahir Ün.


EVENT

MIA presents ATTENTIONAL SHIFT


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

Location:
Pasadena, California
United States of America

ATTENTIONAL SHIFT features a selection of video art projects working with repetition, manipulation and found footage. These works focus the audience's attention through selective editing and image manipulation to reveal secondary meanings behind the initial surface impression. The show starts at 8PM, 22 March 2013 featuring work by Jessica Miller, Tahir Ün, Marco Mendeni, Stephanie Hough, Rocky Horton, Rembrandt Quiballo, Zach Nader, Mikey Peterson, and Charmaine Ortiz.


OPPORTUNITY

MIA open call for video art


Deadline:
Sat Jun 15, 2013 00:10

Location:
Pasadena, California
United States of America

The MIA series screens the work of artists using the moving image. Curated by video artist Alanna Simone, MIA presents new work every 4th Friday at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA.

Submissions are accepted on a revolving basis and there is no entry fee.

The entry form is online: http://MIAscreen.com/submissions
Please email your questions to: sub@MIAscreen.com

Moving image art includes experimental film, video art, installation art, performance art, essay films and animation.


EVENT

MIA presents SAME OCEAN


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

Location:
Pasadena, California
United States of America

On February 22nd the MIA screening series will present SAME OCEAN, a selection of experimental films and video art projects working with historical material. From the dark magik underlying the Jet Propulsion Labratory in the hills above Pasadena to the 45 individual seconds the atom bomb took to detonate over the city of Hiroshima, the machinations of the recent presidential election to the mire of Berlusconi's Italy, these artworks are recontexturalizing individual moments we collectively recognize with new perspectives and comparisons.
Keep My Pic Sister (2012), from Turkish artist Bilsu Hacar is a short performance documentation that uses a paper cutout of a black burqa. NYC based Seth Indigo Carnes focuses on 1920s avant-garde cinema, where objects and bodies fracture and dissolve into and through each other. Total Disintigration (2010) is a live cinematic generation working with videos as paint in a palette. Broken Time (2011) from Austrian artist Johannes Gierlinger riffs on the cut up films of the Beats mixing dismembered pieces of footage with text and manipulated celluloid.
Laura Kraning's Devil's Gate (2011) depicts the physical and mythological terrain of Devil’s Gate Dam, located at the nexus of Pasadena’s historical relationship with technology and the occult, through an examination of Jack Parsons' writings. Trilogy of Decadence (2011-2012) by Marcantonio Lunardi evokes the omnipresence of Silvio Berlusconi in the last two decades of Italy's history and the tension of waiting for a change followed by the 21 days that transformed the political system and sealed his downfall.
In the remix video 99 Problems (2012) by Diran Lyons, Barack Obama raps a modified version of Jay Z’s song by the same name. The revised lyrics cover subjects ranging from Occupy Wall Street, escalating energy costs, bank bailouts, "Fast and Furious," Obama's birth certificate, and the use of predator drones. Scottish artist Angelo Picozzi found a roll of 15 photographs which, upon inspection, contained three photographs taken in Hiroshima, Japan sometime shortly after the atomic bom was dropped over the city. 00:00:45:00 (2007) takes its temporal duration from the time it took "Little Boy" to explode over the city after its release from "Engola Gay." An abandoned interior is given a new skin in Carlie Trosclair's Kowalsky Intervention (2012) re-structuring and re-imagining our understanding of the physical space.
The MIA (Moving Image Art) series began in June of 2012, founded by 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, 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103. Each program is organized around a theme and regular screenings usually last a little over an hour. A donation of $5 is suggested. If you'd like more information about MIA screenings, please visit the series' website http://MIAscreen.com or send an email to: newsletter@MIAscreen.com


EVENT

MIA presents Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource


Dates:
Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:30 - Sat Jan 26, 2013

Location:
Pasadena, California
United States of America

MIA presents, WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE: PAEAN TO A VANISHING RESOURCE
a touring new media exhibition and film festival exploring water issues

The MIA screening series is pleased to present the traveling exhibition, Water, Water Everywhere in a special festival of four screenings, Saturday, January 26th, 2013. Water is the world’s most crucial commodity and the basis for all earthly life. Its preservation and protection may be our greatest environmental challenge. The global water crisis affects everyone, from those lacking enough to those experiencing uncontrollable floods that wipe away homes and land and wildlife.
Water, Water Everywhere, curated by Jennifer Heath, is comprised of 30-second to 30-minute films from forty-five artists worldwide exploring water issues from the political to the personal and from ethics to aesthetics, with works that are documentary, experimental, educational, humorous, solemn, animated and acted. The exhibition began traveling to arts, educational, environmental, science, and other organizations and institutions beginning in August 2012 and is scheduled to tour through 2017.
The special festival day is comprised of four distinct screenings starting with PART 1: We're All Downstream at 12:30PM featuring short films dealing with the Gulf Oil spill in 2010, anti-dam river activism, hydraulic fracturing and more. PART 2: Our Cup Runneth... at 2:30PM explores drought, deforestation, and artists whose practices utilize plastic waste. PART 3: A Commons. A Public Trust. A Human Right at 4:30PM features works dealing with the Río Grande/Río Bravo, the island of Java, the Kabul Sea and more. PART 4: Every Drop A World at 6:30PM deals with humans relationship to water from Canada's Tar Sands to the South Indian River Cauvery.
The MIA(Moving Image Art) series began in June of 2012, founded by 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, 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103. Each program is organized around a theme and regular screenings usually last a little over an hour. A donation of $5 is suggested. If you'd like more information about MIA screenings, please visit the series' website http://MIAscreen.com or send an email to: newsletter@MIAscreen.com

This special MIA festival event, WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE: PAEAN TO A VANISHING RESOURCE starts at 12:30 with PART 1: We're All Downstream, followed by PART 2: Our Cup Runneth... at 2:30PM, PART 3: A Commons. A Public Trust. A Human Right at 4:30PM and finally, PART 4: Every Drop A World at 6:30PM on January 26th, 2012 at the Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103. Please visit the series' website http://MIAscreen.com or send questions to: newsletter@MIAscreen.com