2011

The Idea of North by Rebecca Baron

The Lost & Found Show

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The institutional and urban practice of collecting objects in order to enable them to be found began in the early 1800s in Paris. One hundred years later, filmmakers started recycling and remixing the films of others in their own assemblages. Today, “found” footage is everywhere – from documentaries and experimental films to the amateur footage […]

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Bug Vaudeville by Winsor McCay

The Artificial Nature Show

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Does a squirrel know what a movie is? We at Acme Video wish they did so they would come in and rent something sometime. It is an absolute thrill for us to be guest curating a Magic Lantern for which we have dug deep into our catacombs to bring to light some real cinematic oddities. […]

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Kuzu (Junk) by Takahiko Iimura

The Stuff Show

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Whether by design, circumstance, or accident, stuff sticks to us. In form and function, our belongings are descriptors in our personal narratives. What rules do we use to curate the objects we keep? Do our possessions–and the systems of organization we use to govern their arrangement–reveal more about us than our most intimate conversations? Magic […]

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Frankenstein Cries Out! by Flip Johnson

Distilled Motion

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Allow your eyes to be hypnotized and your mind to be fooled into seeing things that never were. Thousands of individually rendered frames express movement not captured but merely implied. Some works possess a quiet grace; some produce a wonderful malaise through erratic colors, textures and sounds. All willfully exploit the entrancing flicker of analog […]

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The Food Show

Ajay Land Co. Building

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Who’s hungry? As a way of celebrating the onset of summer, Magic Lantern Cinema is hosting a cinematic potluck: an outdoor screening featuring all manner of glorious foodstuffs, both edible and virtual. With a veritable banquet of 16mm films about vegetables, meats, and grains, the eating habits of animals, the food industry, transgressive uses of […]

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Guthrie for Today by Paul Hubbard

This Land is Our Land

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Inspired by the heroic struggles across North Africa and the Middle East as well as here in Wisconsin, Woody Guthrie’s folk hymn, “This Land is Our Land,” has re-emerged as a theme song for a new working class movement, one opposed to the attacks on public sector workers and cuts to education and social services. […]

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Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine by Peter Tscherkassky

The Double Vision Show

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Split screens! Double exposure! Repetition! Superimposition! Witness the diplopia-inducing splendor of these forays into cinematic double vision! From fused landscapes to fractured relations, repeat projections to closed-eye vision, and diptychular juxtapositions to avant-garde revisions, this show is really two shows running side-by-side, back-to-back, one atop the other. Join us for a night of reflections, revelations, […]

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Dancing in the Street (Domestic Violence Awareness Month Rally) by Pink Bloque

Dancing for Dara

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Video Data Bank has assembled a video program composed of work by internationally-recognized artists who believe that art and other forms of expression can be a means toward a more equitable society.  The works from this program range from the documentation of creative street actions to fictionalized histories and experimental documentaries, which together illustrate how […]

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The Decay of Fiction by Pat O’Neill

The Memory of Decay Show

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What was it?  The decay of memory or the memory of decay?  Despite widespread anxieties surrounding the (media induced) condition of forgetfulness plaguing modern culture, a whole range of contemporary experimental filmmakers have taken to examining, cultivating, and reconfiguring the mnemic capacity of the filmic image.  The Memory of Decay Show seeks to address this […]

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