Extinct Entities: Reverse Shot: Rehydrating the Randolph Street Gallery’s Experimental Film Coalition
Opening Saturday, January 11th, at 7PM
Drawn from a screening (and another screening or two) by the now-defunct Experimental Film Coalition at the even more defunct Randolph Street Gallery, Jesse Malmed will reverse-engineer and recreate a screening using the opaque, often poetic, and fleeting descriptions artists give their work. Descriptions that attend program notes for screenings and the catalogues of distribution organizations will be activated and interpreted by makers and performers, allowing traces of these works to find their way to new eyes and ears again.
Performances By: Alejandro T. Acierto and Rob Lundberg
Film + Video Works By: Marianna Milhorat, Melissa Myser, Ian Curry, Matt Shaw, Kera MacKenzie + Andrew Mausert-Mooney, Lori Felker, Theo Darst, Eric Fleischauer, Jeremiah Jones, and Jesse Malmed.
Tickets are $8/$5
Festival Passes are: $30
More about the programmer:
Jesse Malmed is an artist and curator living and working in Chicago. Drawing on the history of avant-garde moving image culture, conceptual poetics, ecstatic improvisation, dense wordplay and humor, Jesse makes art using moving images, text, performance, installation and the overlaps and gaps thereof. These works are conceptually engaged, language-intensive and visually mesmerizing. Through deliberate mistranslation and the strategic denaturing of languages and codes, Jesse revels in and revealing their extra-communicative potential as sound, as image, as object, and shift audiences’ concepts of the show, of the cinema.
(Image Credit: Jesse Malmed)