Fall Arts Festival:
Firday and Sunday nights, 6PM
1530 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 6062
1: “Wake-up” 13:03 min
The videos in
this selection give a one – two punch to social issues, one
humorously, the other generously.
the World, Celeste Fichter, 5:03, Brooklyn,
DVD. Top of the World is a quirky smart look at the state of the polar
ice cap. Celeste Fichter holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts
and has exhibited at the DeChiara Gallery, Islip Art Museum and the
Bronx Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times
and the Village Voice.
Standing on The Beach in Rimini, Chelsea
Tonelli Knight, 2006, 8:00 min, Chicago,
2-channel video with narration about an episode recalled and never
far from consciousness.
Program 2: “Brothers Grimm” 10:39 min
This selection of work evocatively appropriates and manipulates childhood
nursery rhymes and fairy tales.
“PRICKLE BRITCHES”, Jill Johnston-Price,2006,
6:00 min, Chicago. Prickly roses, entangling barbs, zigzagging webs,
exotic spinsters, capricious pussies, and counterfeit mothers conspire
to seduce a young girl through a deliriously surreal journey. This
digitally composited and painted animation is a loose adaptation of
the sleeping beauty tale.
“My Favorite Rhymes”, Catherine
Forster, 2005, 4:39 min, Chicago. In “My
Favorite Rhymes”, children’s rhymes are coupled with amateur
home videos, creating a commentary about family, nostalgia and memory.
The video is silent and meant to be read like a book.
Program 3: “Chimerical Musings – Nighty Night”
The artists in this program delve into worlds, which occupy dream
like states deploying real time and illusion.
“Chasing Pools”, Carole Kim,
2005, 8:35, LA/Korean, “Chasing the Pools” is a single-channel
video based on an immersive performance installation exploring live
cameras on dancers seamlessly integrated into the landscape of live
2006, 12:00, USA/Germany, In the heat of a Croatian summer, a caretaker
sweeps, the daydreams of sunbathers take form, a running man propels
himself through the arid landscape. a dreamer floats and swirls in
the salty sea. Together they contain the circle of movement, filling
fluid mass, their thoughts fuel the pod ...