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Event Calendar
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performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

exhibitions
April 22

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

readings & workshops
April 25

Reading: Toni Jensen

readings & workshops
April 26

Four Milwaukee Poets: Alix Anne Shaw with Annie Grizzle, Sam Pekarske & Bethany Price

readings & workshops
April 28

Wisconsin Reads: Reading with Louise Erdrich (video streamed to Woodland Pattern)

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest and Denise Low

readings & workshops
May 2

Craft Talk with Denise Low at UWM

readings & workshops
May 10

Birds in Poetry at Urban Ecology Center

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #11

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

performances
May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

performances
June 3

ACL presents: Tom Hamilton & City of Vorticity

Archived film & video
Mar 12 Saturday, March 12
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

Microlights Cinema serves as a venue for screening experimental, underground, avant-garde, aprés-garde, and otherwise strange, beautiful, and unusual film//video works. 


A ship that returns to its port of destination after decades after having all of its parts exchanged throughout continuous repairs. A gown in which there is no large piece of the same cloth, but an aggregate in various rags.*

 

The image, like the word, has ceased to be an index for any stable reality. Instead, the image functions as a skin between ourselves and the world. The image has become thin, accessible, pliable and ultimately open to many meanings. Our relationship to it flexes and retracts, destabilizing fixed meaning and separateness. We can't help but attach to both beautiful sunsets and bad renderings. Like any good graft, these images attach back. We live in an ecology of images and the images also live inside of us.

 

This program presents a selection of work by contemporary moving image artists that embrace the instability of the ecology of images and stretch the relationships between cinema and viewer. Their works offer us interrogations of the image, meaning, and subjectivity wrapped inside seductive pixel skins.

 

We know we are just pixels and so we recompose ourselves, bending (?) towards a new orientation that enables a view of everything. Each of these works in their own way point us towards a future orientation and demonstrate the futility of this endeavor. We have merged and now fuse new meanings onto the world. The space between the image and the world is the real thing. Each piece in its own way suggests a bold outlook; that we hybridize or disappear.*

 

*from Oliver Laric's VERSIONS 
 


 

PROGRAM


Sara Magenheimer - Long Zoom, Slow Pause - 2015 
Laure Provoust - We Know We Are Just Pixels - 2015 
Blake Williams - Hotel Video - 2009 
Beatrice Gibson - The Tiger’s Mind - 2012
John-Paul Kelly - The Innocents - 2014
Andrew Norman Wilson - Sone - 2014
Oliver Laric - Versions - 2012
Thad Kellstadt - Act 2 - _______

 

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