Sara Magenheimer

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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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.

MOMA

PopRally Presents: TEN

Saturday, September 10, 8:00–11:00 p.m.

Participating artists

  • Zach Gage: game designer and artist
  • Alina Tenser and Chris Domenick
  • Allison Janae Hamilton
  • Am Schmidt
  • Andrew Lampert/Public Opinion Laboratory
  • Black Chalk (Nontsikelelo Mutiti and Tinashe Mushakavanhu)
  • Brendan Fernandes
  • Institute for New Feeling
  • Jacolby Satterwhite
  • Jonah Groeneboer
  • Lauren Halsey
  • Sable Elyse Smith
  • Sara Magenheimer
  • Željka Blakšić (aka Gita Blak) and Brujas

WILD SOUNDS

2016 Fall Flaherty NYC

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.

OPENING NIGHT
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)

SARA MAGENHEIMER + MARTINE SYMS VIDEO LECTURES at BASILICA HUDSON

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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.

Misdirected Kiss

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/

CHATHAM SQUARE at FOXY PRODUCTION

 

The 3rd Ave El is on the upper level of the Bowery station. The 2nd Ave El retained the lower level platform. The 3rd Ave El ramps down to the original level on New Bowery in the distance. The new four-track Park Row station is on the right. The 2nd Ave E

MICHAEL BELL-SMITH
SASCHA BRAUNIG
ELLEN CANTOR
PETRA CORTRIGHT
SARA MAGENHEIMER
TRAVESS SMALLEY

FOXY PRODUCTION
2 EAST BROADWAY, 200
NEW YORK, NY 10038, USA

OPENING RECEPTION:
SUNDAY, 13 MARCH, 3-6 PM

13 MARCH 2016 TO 24 APRIL 2016

Næturvarp [Night Transmissions]: Electronic Intimacy on Icelandic National TV

 

 

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NIGHT TRANSMISSIONS: 

Electronic Intimacy

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.

 

 

 

EMPAC Screening Thursday Feb. 25th

On Screen/Sound: No. 11

Tony Cokes / Alexander Kluge / Sara Magenheimer / Laure Prouvost

FILM/VIDEO

The 11th episode of the On Screen/Sound series presents a selection of films and videos that play with the relationship between textual and spoken language. Laure Prouvost, Sara Magenheimer, Tony Cokes, and Alexander Kluge all make videos that combine spoken and written language, focusing on the slippage of meaning and description as material and subject matter.

Prouvost’s It Heat Hit is a speedy cascade of images and words, featuring a seemingly autobiographical voice-over by the artist that is characteristic of the misuse and appropriation of English as her second language. Magenheimer’s Slow Zoom Long Pause meanwhile analyzes language as a patriarchal structure and explores how gender roles are embedded and articulated, encouraging the audience to listen rather than simply observe. Tony Cokes’3# Manifesto A Track #1 eschews both voice and realistic images. The animation uses a series of text and graphic transitions, edited to an upbeat electronic song by Seth Price. Through quotations, philosophical statements, and Morrisey lyrics, Cokes mocks the pop industry’s reliance on marketing to expose the underlying ideologies of representation in the media.

Inspired by early silent cinema, Alexander Kluge is well known for his regular use of the intertitle, and his 1971 sci-fi feature Der Grosse Verhau (The Big Mess) is a case in point. Engaging and humorous, but often deliberately fractured and poetic, Kluge’s film bombards us with loose, collagist associations of words and images in the story of two astronauts trying to make a living in a solar system controlled by corporate interest in 2035.

PROGRAM:
  • It Heat Hit (2010)
    Laure Prouvost
  • 3# Manifesto A Track #1 (2001)
    Tony Cokes
  • Slow Zoom Long Pause (2015)
    Sara Magenheimer
  • Der Grosse Verhau (The Big Mess) (1971)
    Alexander Kluge
  • Approximate runtime: 110 minutes
CURATOR:
ARGEO ASCANI + VICTORIA BROOKS