2014

Sea Screen by Deirdre Sargent

The Local Show

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This past summer, Magic Lantern put out a call for its first submission-based program. We were interested in seeing contemporary work by local artists in the vicinity of Providence, Boston, and New Haven, and in bringing this work to the attention of others in a timely celebration of regional filmmaking. All of the artists featured […]

Shadowland, or Light from the Other Side by Zoe Beloff

Hysterics and Mentalists

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ARTIST IN PERSON! What do psychologists, spiritualists, and filmmakers have in common? Each is in some way concerned with the making-visible of what is normally invisible, whether it be the hidden recesses of the unconscious, the voices of the dead, or the world of human passions as they manifest themselves on our faces and in […]

Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder

Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder

Black Box Theater @ AS220

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BACKLIGHT Doubled 16mm film projection performance, black/white, silent, approx. 20 minutes OVERRIDE Double 16mm film projection performance, black/white, sound, approx. 20 minutes  ALIGNMENTS FOR LINEA Double 16mm film projection performance, black/white, sound, approx. 20 minutes Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder stage the scene of film as orphaned object through the temporal labor of moving image […]

Often During the Day

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Often During the Day brings together works from the 1970s through the present by seven female moving image makers who explore the relationship between domestic interiors, feminine intimacy, and the affective structures that shape the everyday. Across film and video, these pieces consider domestic labor and domestic laziness as well as gendered feelings of depression, […]

The Land Behind by Sabrina Ratté

CLICK CLICK CLICK

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Click. Click. Click. Copy. Paste. Drag. Drop. These are the new gestures of digital image making. Click Click Click is a survey of contemporary digital moving image practices that span GIFs, augmented performances, green screen keying, collage, appropriation, Processing, 3D renders and more. Featuring: Morehshin Allahyari, Claudia Bitran, Hannah Black, Gaby Cepeda and Adriana Minoliti, Jennifer Chan, Jennie […]

"Midwest."  Image courtesy of Rosalind Nashashibi, LUX, London, and Murray Guy, New York.

Spaces Open & Closed

Le Petit Versailles (NYC)

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“It’s really nice this meeting of two worlds.” –Rosalind Nashashibi Allied Productions, Inc., the Millennium Film Workshop, and Magic Lantern Cinema present an outdoor screening of films by the British artist Rosalind Nashashibi.  Featuring 16mm films drawn from the collection of the London-based distributor LUX, the program is conceived as a site-specific screening for the […]

Maggots and Men by Cary Cronenwett

UTOPIC FANTASY / INFINITE GENDER / EXPERIMENTAL HISTORY

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Utopic narrative often leans towards the future, plumbing and prophesying worlds to come, offering a fantasy of “becoming,” idyllic tomorrows and possible (beautiful) new approaches to consciousness. But what happens when that longing turns backwards and marches into the past, or into the vague netherworlds of memory? Walking hand in hand with that question is […]

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Water Motor by Babette Mangolte

A Little History of Screendance

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Screendance is a hybrid art form that produces choreography through the enmeshment of moving bodies and moving image technologies. Thanks to early cinema’s fascination with capturing danced movement on film—Thomas Edison’s attention to the skirt dances of Ruth St-Denis and Annabelle Whitford, the Lumière brothers’ interest in Loie Fuller, or Georges Méliès’ use of corps […]

Schmeerguntz by Gunvor Nelson

B O D Y / V O I C E

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It is often noted that men and women inhabit space very differently, as evidenced by the popular Tumblr account, Men Taking Up Too Much Space on the Train. Photo after photo show male passengers with legs maximally splayed and arms raised to grasp a Very Important Newspaper, while women demurely cross their arms and legs […]

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Oh Sussana by Dafna Ganani

Technolust

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Technolust is not whispering sweet nothings to your OS all night. Technolust is the stir in your body when you run your fingers along a perfectly smooth metal curve. Technolust is the sensation of softly tapping rounded plastic buttons with your fingers. Technolust is battery-powered pleasure. Technolust is the thrill of viewing beautiful sets of […]