Join us for Moving_Image: 00:03
Friday, March 23 @ Lithium Gallery
Doors open at 6:30pm
This event is free and open to the public
Featuring works by:
ATOM-r and Julia Pello
Jeanne Donegan & Eileen Rae Walsh
Considered To Be Allies
Guest Curator Jose Santiago Perez
M_I_00:00 Founder and Director, Santina Amato
Festival Administrator, Sarah Skaggs
Moving_Image 00:03 presents intersecting visual ideas in proximity to analog and digital technologies, choreographies of objects and animate(d) bodies, and historical and personal temporalities.
Over the course of this collective screening the inside of a toaster becomes a proscenium theatre for dancing molecules, 40,049 queer balloon babies are birthed, female labor catapults across an open field, textual bodies meet at opposite ends of a Lake Michigan sprayed with boiled ink, cinematic jouissance flickers and pants, ice cubes melt, hair is plucked and brushed, a historical reenactment is withheld, a biopolitical industry of the past is doubly foregrounded, a spider leg is caressed, Victorian whales sleep, streaming is animated, contemporary embodiments dance, the evaluatory gaze is reversed, Malcolm X speaks (again), a survival axe announces the beginning of a new political and social reality, and mitochondrial beans pulse and pivot.
The 16 works in this iteration of Moving_Image_00:00 range from observational and experimental video, lens-based performance, performative text, and hand-drawn and digital animation, of varying tempos and durations. Bringing together racially diverse fe/male and queer image (re)makers whose practices mine personal and cultural archives, atmospheres, and affects, Moving_Image 00:03 once again celebrates Chicago artists!
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We look forward to seeing you at the screening!
Jose Santiago Perez is an artist living and working in Chicago. His work draws on embodied memory and knowledge, sensorial rigor, and the elastic duration of deep play to investigate the poetics of love, loss, and desire. His practice moves between performance-based sculpture, performance, and fiber. He has presented work in Chicago at the International Museum of Surgical Science, Defibrillator Gallery, Links Hall, Zhou B. Art Center, Mana Contemporary, and Comfort Station, as well as in performance art festivals in Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. His recent curatorial project MATERIALKINK, the first group exhibition of contemporary art at the Leather Archives & Museum, was on view from June 2017 to January 2018. He received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Santina Amato is an interdisciplinary artist and received an MFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. She is the Founder and Director of Moving_Image_00:00. Her video works have been screened at the 2016 ExFest Film & Video Festival, Chicago, Brooklyn Public TV, New York, Hatched Northside Film Festival, New York and The International Women’s Day Video Screening, Australia. Her work has also been a part of the Detroit International Videonale, Kuntshalle Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art, MI, U.S.A and Currents 2012, International New Media Arts Festival, NM, U.S.A. She is current Artist-In-Residence at Chicago Artist Coalition’s Field/Work Program and has been selected as an upcoming 2018 MASS MoCA Artist-In-Residence, North Adams, Massachusetts and Crosstown Arts Center, Memphis, Tennessee.
LITHIUM is a Chicago newborn, a gallery space collectively created by four anonymous SAIC alumni.
LITHIUM is in favor of thought-provoking audiovisual art that includes duration as a dimension and unfolds over time.