2015

Devils Reign by Yoshi Sodeoka

The Music Video Show

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Video killed the radio star and MTV killed itself. Using a loose definition of the genre, The Music Video Show offers a playlist of artist-made music-driven projects from past to present and across different media ARTISTS PETER GLANTZ AND HAYLEY MORRIS IN PERSON! Artists: Max Almy, Sadie Benning, Bruce Conner, Carrie Gates, Peter Glantz, Ada […]

Still from Teach Our Children by Christine Choy & Susan Robeson

Black Celebration

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The films and videos in “Black Celebration” highlight three critical moments of black radical insurgency: the 1965 riots in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles; a 1969 hospital workers’ strike in Charleston, South Carolina; and the 1971 Attica prison rebellion. Taken together, they impugn the ongoing conditions of white supremacy that undergird the U.S. State. […]

Still from "Under the Heat Lamp, an Opening" by Zachary Epcar

COVERING GROUND

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During 35 years of critical activity, Manny Farber (1917-2008) was wholly obsessed with the nature and effect of pictorial space; and the metaphor he most insistently used to describe it was that of “terrain.” In the hands of a master, space would become both heavy and elastic, objective and subjective, “prismatic and a quagmire at the same […]

Leticia Parente

Domestic Unrest

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The films and videos in Domestic Unrest underscore the intersections between regimes of gendered domesticity, feminization, and violence. Whether countering state militarization with a militant feminist address, or rendering everyday life as a sadistic comedy, these works variously register their disquiet with fantasies of “home and hearth.” Bringing works from the 1970s into conversation with […]

Bruce McClure, Gorizia, Italy (photograph by Giulio Bursi)

FLICKER, PULSE

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Note: Doors at 7:30, show at 8pm The art of Bruce McClure is sometimes called, with a nod to the sixties, “expanded cinema.” A more apt expression might in fact be “reduced cinema,” or cinema stripped to its most elementary components: light, sound, a room full of bodies. McClure himself calls it “projector performance,” a […]

Peril of the Antilles

WAYWARD FRONDS

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Artist in person! Fern Silva (b. 1982, USA/Portugal) makes what are ostensibly travelogues, but these travelogues ain’t your grandparents’ travelogues. Often filming throughout the Americas, Europe, North Africa and West Asia, Silva strings his footage together into poetic amalgams that are marked by a formalist approach to landscape, a coloristic brilliance, a profound sense of […]

Unknown man with New Year's Eve glasses

SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE

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Note: Doors at 7, show at 7:30pm Magic Lantern Cinema invites you to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the year 2005 with: Michael Bell-Smith Kelly Clarkson Kevin Jerome Everson Wynne Greenwood K8 Hardy Paris Hilton Jawed Tom Kalin R. Kelly Kalup Linzy Penguins Paper Rad Hester Scheurwater Semiconductor Alexander Stewart Young Darth Vader

My Desktop by JODI

Masses and Swarms

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It is known that crowd scenes in the cinema produce a rhythmic, poetic, photogenic effect when there is a real, actively thinking crowd involved. The reason is that the cinema can pick this cadence up better than the human eye and by other means; it can record this fundamental rhythm and its harmonics.—Jean Epstein From […]