SAIC Conversations at the Edge + VDB 40th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, October 20, 6:00 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.
In her arresting videos, Sara Magenheimer mixes humor and playfulness with a sophisticated inquiry into language and meaning-making. Using visual puns, graphics, and text-to-voice computer programs, her work explores the slippery dimensions of communication. In Seven Signs That Mean Silence (2013), two disembodied computer voices describe in-between places where meaning hides. InSlow Zoom Long Pause (2015), characters meditate on the many ways language fails.
2011–16, USA, multiple formats, ca 60 min + discussion
Presented in collaboration with Video Data Bank (VDB) as part of the organization’s 40th Anniversary Year.
Anthology Film Archives
Programmed by Chris Stults and Genevieve Yue
OPENING NIGHT Monday, October 3, 7pm
In film, the voices of men speak, allied with reason and language. Women’s voices, meanwhile, tend to only sound, though they do so across a variety of registers: from music and song, disembodied and relocated voice of technological devices, the learning and mimicry of social linguistic norms, and the politicized voices that shape constituencies and speak truth to power. As the technical term “wild sound” connotes a sound recorded independent of the image, the wild sounds organized in this series challenge social and filmic convention. More than mere speech or sound, the woman’s voice creates an alternative space where meaning is negotiated and generated anew.
Monday, October 3, 2016, 7pm
VOICES FROM BEYOND
Carolyn Lazard, Sara Magenheimer, and Aura Satz in person
Aura Satz, IN AND OUT OF SYNC (2012, 20 min, digital)
Martine Symes, A PILOT FOR A SHOW ABOUT NOWHERE (2015, 24 min, digital)
Courtney Stephens, IDA WESTERN EXILE (2014, 7 min, digital)
Sara Magenheimer, SEVEN SIGNS THAT MEAN SILENCE (2013, 11 min, digital)
Carolyn Lazard, GET WELL SOON (2015, 13.5 min, digital)
Gunvor Nelson, MY NAME IS OONA (1969, 13 min, 16mm)
THURSDAY, JUL 21, 8PM
An Evening with Sara Magenheimer and Martine Syms
Magenheimer and Syms will each present video lectures which will be followed by a discussion with the two artists.
6PM Pre-movie Dinner! A one-plate meal will be available from 6-8pm provided by Lil’ Deb’s Oasis (while supplies last).
Hearing voices = you’re crazy / Not hearing voices = you’re crazy
Sara Magenheimer will give a talk cataloging the variety of modes of voice she uses in her work and observes in the world, interweaving her relationship to her own voice with cinematic uses of the voice in disembodied voiceover.
Martine Syms will present MISDIRECTED KISS, a performative lecture that tells a story about language, movement, and performance as observed in black female entertainers.
Sara Magenheimer is an artist based in New York. Recent exhibitions and screenings include White Columns, Foxy Production, Chapter, Interstate Projects, 247365 Gallery, Cleopatra’s, The Kitchen, and Brooklyn Academy of Music. She has performed at Recess, MOMA P.S.1, Issue Project Room, Canada Gallery, the Performa 13 Biennial, and C.off in Stockholm, Sweden. She was the recipient of a 2014 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant, 2015 Artadia Grant, and winner of the Prix De Varti at the 2015 Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Martine Syms (b. 1988) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Her artwork has been exhibited and screened extensively, including recent presentations at Karma International, Bridget Donahue Gallery, the New Museum, Kunsthalle Bern, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Index Stockholm, MOCA Los Angeles and MCA Chicago. She’s lectured at Yale University, SXSW, California Institute of the Arts, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University and MoMA PS1, among other venues. Upcoming exhibitions include Made in LA at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and Manifesta 11 in Zurich, Switzerland.
For more information visit http://basilicahudson.org/
2 EAST BROADWAY, 200
NEW YORK, NY 10038, USA
SUNDAY, 13 MARCH, 3-6 PM
13 MARCH 2016 TO 24 APRIL 2016
Opening February 26th 6-8pm
From February 8-22, all TV sets in Iceland will transform into art venues. Video art will be screened every night from approximately 1:30 am GMT until morning.
The videos chosen for the program showcase a diversity of approaches to investigating the intimate physical relationship between the television broadcast and the viewer. Accentuated by the context of viewing the works within the comfort of one’s own home, and during the wee hours of the night, these works pull viewers into close proximity with images on screen.
Works will be available for international free streaming on http://www.ruv.is/ruv
Catchup service: http://www.ruv.is/sarpurinn
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Participating Artists: Dagrún Aðalsteinsdóttir; Helena Aðalsteinsdóttir; Rosa Aiello; Uri Aran; Peggy Ahwesh; Sadie Benning; Chris Burden; Xavier Cha; Keren Cytter; Zackary Drucker; Mariah Garnett; Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir; Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir; Elín Hansdóttir; Camille Henrot; Emma Heiðarsdóttir; Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir; Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson; Loji Höskuldsson; Selma Hreggviðsdóttir; Stanya Kahn; Anna K.E.; Ragnar Kjartansson; Kristján Loðmfjörð; Sara Magenheimer; Florian Meisenberg; Nicole Miller; Rosalind Nashashibi; Habby Osk; Agnieska Polska; Elizabeth Price; Laure Prouvost; Rachel Rose; Aïda Ruilova; Carolee Schneemann; Mary Simpson; Cally Spooner; and Erika Vogt.
Curated by Margot Norton,
Associate Curator, New Museum, New York.
OUIJA DEJA VU
Portfolio of 6 prints
Silkscreen and letterpress on 300gsm Somerset