Dec 8th 2021

Wednesday, December 8th at 7pm
Proof of vaccination will be required to attend all Nightingale Cinema events, and masks will be worn at all times.

The Nightingale Cinema is thrilled to present an experiential program of short works by Nightingale-in-Residence Fall 2021 artist Joelle Mercedes. Pensaba Qué El Mundo Se Te Iba Derrumbar Encima is a program composed of three parts: a screening of new short films, a participatory drawing exercise, and a reading of original texts. The night is loosely structured under the following questions: Where do the cavities on a tree lead us to? How does a plastic tablecloth help communicate the vibrations of a spirit? What happens when a bird bites off your head? In considering these questions Joelle uses 16mm film, experimental sound, and language to investigate the world of birds.

Program Details and Schedule:
The Very Big Crow, 2021
Audience members will be invited to participate in a drawing exercise.
Yautía Coco, 2021
Pensaba Que El Mundo Se Te Iba Derrumbar Encima (Work in Progress), 2021
Reading of original texts by Joelle Mercedes.

About the Artist:
Joelle Mercedes is an artist and educator working in collage techniques that unsettle the restrictions of the two dimensional frame, examining and stretching origin, impermanence, and history. Their work has been presented in various forms at: KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin, DE), TrueQué Residencia (Ayampe, EC), California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA), Lynden Sculpture Garden Gallery (Milwaukee), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Sullivan Galleries (Chicago).

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