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EVENT

MIA presents Favorites from AXWFF


Dates:
Fri Dec 28, 2012 19:00 - Fri Dec 28, 2012

Location:
Pasadena, California
United States of America

On November 28th the MIA screening series will present a selection of fifteen Favorites from Another Experiment by Women Film Festival curated by the festival's director, Lili White. The Another Experiment by Women Film Festival (AXWFF) screens the work of women experimental filmmakers at the Anthology Film Archives in New York, NY.

Alessandra Cianelli, a native of Naples where the octopus plays a central role, tells the Story of the Octopus with a Heart-Shaped Head (2009). A travel show taking the audience to a non-space, Lori Felker & Robert Todd explore the duality of place in The Mirrored Curtain (2011). Angela Ferraiolo's Subway (2011) is an generative montage, assembled by a computer using a variety of algorithms to create the final result. In You Can See the Sun in Late December (2010) Sasha Waters Freyer films evidence of absence, presence and maternity in cold winter light. Matoula Eolou Gekko's This Is A Test Reel (2010) is a series of portraits of strangers on the streets of Athens holding up captions the artist had pre-prepared which unfold the artist's reaction to the financial crisis. Using a home-made optical printing technique, Noe Kidder experiments with abstracting the image and her own experience of loss in Paradise (2007). A repetition of images in equally timed segments lull and seduce in Sally Grizzell Larson's Axiom (2010). Ana Rodríguez León takes the audience on a trip from the past to the future in Bell & Howell 2146 XL (2011). Xmas in the suburbs is juxtaposed with a line from To Kill A Mockingbird, "There are a lot of ugly things in the world. I wish I could protect you from them." in Kelly Oliver's The Borough (2010). Through superimposed and repeated motifs, Liliana Resnick's INSiDE OUT (2011) shows how a cycle of violence empowers a man by destroying a woman. Lynne Sachs films her daughter Maya Street-Sachs in Same Stream Twice (2011). Una Sporca Vacanza (Dirty Vacation) (2005) by Cinzia Sarto joins imagery both documentary and digital to depict humans on vacation, indifferent to the reality surrounding them. Rebecca Louise Tiernan's One Mississippi is a psycho-narrative of four girls playing skipping rhymes in a barren field with a lonesome Scarecrow. A homage to motherhood, Lili White's 8 Happinesses in 8 Minutes at the Park (2011) spends a few minutes of time in a shared space with different species. The mother-daughter collaboration, C & A Projects (Carolyn Radlo and Alanna Simone) investigate the state of the world in a stop motion animation, and this forest will be a desert (2010) - it's all about plastic, panic and paradise.

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 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 BLACK FRIDAY


Dates:
Fri Nov 23, 2012 19:00 - Fri Nov 23, 2012

Location:
Pasadena, California
United States of America

MIA presents, BLACK FRIDAY
A one-night exhibition of video art dealing with food, family and tradition

On November 23rd the MIA screening series will present a one-night exhibition, BLACK FRIDAY, 7-10PM. Serious and sarcastic, earnest and hilarious, we're kicking off the holiday season with a selection of video art from around the world working out issues around food, family and tradition.

Salwa Aleryani & Sasha Zuwolinsky's Repast (2010) reflects on the nurishing role of culinary practices in relationships and collective identity. Pietà (2012) by JE Baker depicts rituals of birth, baptism and death through the image of a dead fawn bathed by a female figure. In Smorgasbord (After Per Lysne) (2012), David Beck animates the curling leaves of "rosemaling," a style of decoration traditional in rural Norway. Anna Bruinsma's Outlandish Pudding (2011) is a series of awkward, semi-erotic encounters with food at family dinners, followed by a very dirty ballet. Jeremy Eichenbaum provides an easy to follow users guide to making mashed po-video-taters in Mash it up (2012). Brazilian artist, Jose Armando de Miranda Filho's Autre-chienne (2012) is an irreverent satire of Marie Antoinette's "let them eat cake." In Balance With (2012) by Courtney Kessel documents the artist's performance with her seven-year-old daughter on a 16 foot seesaw, where Kessel adds representative items of their lives to her daughter's side of the seesaw until their weights are in balance. French artist Muriel Montini tells the story of an offhand comment her father made which has haunted her the rest of her life in Instants d'après/Future anterior (2007). In 108 Global Rice Bowls (2008) Chee Wang Ng investigates the global Chinese diaspora in a series of bowls of rice, one for each bead in a Buddhist rosary, a complete prayer cycle.
Timothy David Orme's Mouth (2012) is an erasure film with a poem read over the visuals where the artist has used a razor blade to scrape away the image in found footage. Lukrowane-Lukratywne/Sweet Deal (2012) by Polish artist Katarzyna Pagowska is a response to global mega-events like Euro 2012 (which was held this year in Poland) where ever more explicit manifestations of the rebirth of nationalistic movements are being seen. Tara Raye Russo's My Talent Is Art (2011) conjures early conversations with family members who at once discouraged and encouraged her budding interest in artmaking. Made entirely of photograms, where the ingredients of four dishes making up a symbolic menu were placed directly onto the filmstock, Austrian artist Viktoria Schmid's Foodfilms (2010) were made in the darkroom without using a camera of any kind. Collaged images and spoken texts create a cacophany of ideas and images articulating the intersection between nature and civilization in everything, BUT (2010) by Lili White.

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 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 N/A (NOT APPLICABLE)


Dates:
Fri Oct 26, 2012 19:00 - Fri Oct 26, 2012

Location:
Pasadena, California
United States of America

MIA SCREENING, N/A (NOT APPLICABLE)
MIA screens video art of a new generation

The October 26th screening of MIA at the Armory, NOT APPLICABLE features projects by twelve artists whose work represents a cross section of a new generation. No two projects in this screening are alike, and yet the themes and aesthetic choices reflect and reiterate a new aesthetic which is still in the process of emerging.

Peter T. Christenson's Relational Plane Rich Flight 209 is a "thematically networked narrative," a consciousness stream fostered through the merging and repurposing of appropriated video footage and found audio segments. Clips were selected based on their similar depictions and presentations of symbolic and economic capital in popular culture and ultimately assembled to create a fluid storyline. Ralph Dorey's Pot Healers explores questions of détournement, assimilation and the plane immanence as discussed by two characters engaged in gluing things together. Joe Casey Doyle molts strands of purple ribbon in I AM MY OWN CHEERLEADER, transforming himself and revealing a purple letterman’s sweater hand-knit from curling ribbon. Clint Enns' (e̺͙̟̠̜̰ͅb̠͚͙͓͎b͇̲s̞͍̤͔ͅ ̺a̬̞ͅn̝̦ͅd̳̩͙̯ ͕͔̙f͚̹͉͚̬ͅl̖o̼w̦s͎͓͇) is a meditative video exploring a transition from truth to loving kindness.

CD Howe's Neural Network was created using EEG recordings of the artist's brain activity in a variety of states. This data was assigned numeric color values and projected onto a standing wave of water which corresponded to the dominant recorded brain wave. Chris Ritson's Tragic Chemistry is concerned with growth and copying. Crystals preserve their formal arrangement as they grow, snap and branch further through new facets. This hereditary copying is the essence of living systems, and often life is defined as that which persists via copying. The Isle of Lox series from collaborators Leyla Rodriguez & Cristian Straub is represented in two chapters, the first marking the beginning of the travel mysteries and the second celebrating a ritual of blending in to the pink situation. s.ara's Tape Loading Error is an animation exploring the visual culture of video games and the spread of popular gif files. Magritte's surrealist paintings give a working platform for modular elements and texture layers that emulate lo-fi quality and bug/glitch images of early computers.

Toby Tatum's The Subterraneans is a series of visions relayed through a heightened consciousness. The views frame the shadowy recesses that offer access to the underworld and draw us closer to the presences that lurk beyond the threshold. I See You from Coalfather Industries (Kara Jansson and Craig Newsom) navigates the uncomfortable conversation between voyeur and exhibitionist that we experience online. The collective web does nothing to ameliorate our loneliness, and functions as little more than a sterile echo chamber where we know more and tell more, but care less. A commentary on the contemporary experience, Jansson and Newsom juxtapose the mundane aspects of everyday life, removing them from their original context to highlight their absurdity.

The MIA 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 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 lasts a little over an hour. A donation of $5 is suggested.


EVENT

MIA presents Human Animal


Dates:
Fri Sep 28, 2012 19:00 - Fri Sep 28, 2012

Location:
Pasadena, California
United States of America

MIA's September screening, HUMAN ANIMAL, features performance based video art exploring relationships with the body, sexuality and sculpture. The program will begin with a selection of short performances, followed by a six-part performance documentation, Pre-human, Post-human, Inhuman from Teri Frame where she sculpts clay applied to her own head, transforming herself. The six parts of the performance, Simians, Early Humans, Hybrids, Proportions, Races & Post-humans each explore how Western ideas about the body have changed over time using familiar imagery from both the arts and sciences.

Sara Holwerda's Chair Dance II starts as a conventional burlesque-style chair dance which evolves into a exploration of self-defense and dramatized combat. In The Obsession, Lauren Cross tears at her hair, sculpting it into one style after another, exploring perceptions of beauty. Diane Dwyer's Thumb Wars sets the camera on a pair of hands encased in rubber gloves attempting a thumb war while covered in a liquid that makes the scene both visceral and intimate. In Way To Go!, Rachelle Beaudoin does push ups over a cake which she takes a bite of each time her face nears. In Mating, Jamie Sneider replicates the mating dance of a male Superb Bird of Paradise (Lophorina superba) wooing its female subject. 

By special arrangement, the screening will also include a modified version of Heather Cassils Fast Twitch/Slow Twitch, part of her larger body of work, Cuts: A Traditional Sculpture in which the artist undertook a regime of body building combined with a specialized diet to sculpt her body to its maximum capacity. The work speaks directly to Eleanor Antin's Carving: A Traditional Sculpture and Lynda Benglis' Artforum Magazine intervention while linking them to performative practices associated with the production of hypermasculine and transgendered bodies.


OPPORTUNITY

Open Call: MIA at the Armory


Deadline:
Sun Jul 15, 2012 23:59

Location:
California
United States of America

MIA is a brand new series screening the work of artists using the moving image. The MIA screening series is curated by artist Alanna Simone, presenting new work every 4th Friday at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA.

While there is no thematic requirement for submissions, upcoming programs will focus on memory, nationality, the mechanics of dreaming and relationships with food.

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

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

Submit by the 15th of the current month to be considered for the next month’s screening.

Please submit only one project per month and include a completed entry form with your submission.

More information and entry forms can be found on the website listed.