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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
March 6 - Jun 12

Dhamma MKE, a breath-based meditation circle

readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 29

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

exhibitions
May 9 - Jun 12

There Again, the Disappearance: Maria Gaspar, Vaughan Larsen, Valaria Tatera 

readings & workshops
May 22

Community Reading: The Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
May 23

Poetry Reading: David Welch & Jacob Saenz

performances
May 26

Alternating Currents Live presents: Urs Leimgruber - Jim Baker Duo

readings & workshops
May 26

Workshop: Papermaking with George Jones - Session 2

readings & workshops
May 31

Workshop: Poetry Is the Question with Emily Kendal Frey

readings & workshops
June 1

Workshop: Poetry Is the Question with Emily Kendal Frey

readings & workshops
June 2

Workshop: Poetry Is the Question with Emily Kendal Frey

performances
June 20

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Archived film & video
Dec 7 Friday, December 7
7:00pm, $5 suggested donation

aCinema is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the monthly exhibition of works by moving image artists from around the globe for audiences during the 9 month period of September to May. aCinema also organizes a yearly festival programmed from an open call for works titled, aDifferent festival. 

Through the exhibition of artists -- historical and contemporary, emerging and established -- in curated programs, aCinema creates a platform for artists of all career statuses to share a common exhibition space.  Through the curatorial themes and independent thoughts expressed within the works, aCinema hopes to inspire and expand audiences' views of the moving image, fostering an arts educational space, where audiences are free to engage in discussion with curators and artists (when present) following the screenings.

December screening of // pre•formance // includes:

Minute Movie 06.05.18, Julie Perini
1 minute, video, 2018

Synopsis:
On April 1, 2011, I started shooting Minute Movies using a small Flip camera. I started shooting Minute Movies as a way to heighten my awareness of the moment, to be more fully present, to engage with my surroundings in an improvised, immediate, spontaneous way.  The rules for the Minute Movies were and continue to be: (1) the shot is at least 60 seconds long, (2) it’s one continuous shot, (3) the camera can move or be static, (4) the video can involve anything at all - my own body, the objects around me…anything. 

Onikuma, Alessia Cecchet
12 minutes 8 seconds, HD video, 2016

Synopsis:
Onikuma is Japanese yokai, a demon bear known for chasing horses. Surrounded by a foreign landscape, two women will understand that demons can come in different forms.

Minute Movie 11.29.17, Julie Perini
1 minute 24 seconds, video, 2017

Synopsis:
On April 1, 2011, I started shooting Minute Movies using a small Flip camera. I started shooting Minute Movies as a way to heighten my awareness of the moment, to be more fully present, to engage with my surroundings in an improvised, immediate, spontaneous way.  The rules for the Minute Movies were and continue to be: (1) the shot is at least 60 seconds long, (2) it’s one continuous shot, (3) the camera can move or be static, (4) the video can involve anything at all - my own body, the objects around me…anything. 

It started from a look, Juliette Frenay
30 minutes, video, 2018

Synopsis:
It started from a look is approaching daily life differently. It is about translation. When a feeling goes beyond words, find the moves. How to express aesthetic. Viewers in museums become movers and not thinkers. I intend to re-question the relationship within daily objects, art pieces, and human behavior.

Performers : Eyrún ævarsdóttir, Jóakim meyvant kvaran, Juliette Francine Frenay
Camera : Arnar Omarsson, Claire Paugam
Editing : Juliette Francine Frenay

Minute Movie 02.24.16, Julie Perini
1 minute 13 seconds, video, 2016

Synopsis:
On April 1, 2011, I started shooting Minute Movies using a small Flip camera. I started shooting Minute Movies as a way to heighten my awareness of the moment, to be more fully present, to engage with my surroundings in an improvised, immediate, spontaneous way.  The rules for the Minute Movies were and continue to be: (1) the shot is at least 60 seconds long, (2) it’s one continuous shot, (3) the camera can move or be static, (4) the video can involve anything at all - my own body, the objects around me…anything. 

 

Full descriptions and artist bios on aCinema's website acinema.space