Archived film & video
Thursday, October 29
Microlights Cinema serves as a venue for screening experimental, underground, avant-garde, aprés-garde, and otherwise strange, beautiful, and unusual film//video works.
The New New Corpse curated by Chicago-based programmer Christy LeMaster features eight moving image works that frustrate our usual experience of bodies onscreen. These works subvert the traditional mode of watching bodies in narrative action, or as objects of sexual desire, or as merely characters. Rather these works use the body as conceptual site, performative metaphor, or abstracted modular component. This screening was originally presented as part of Chicago gallery SECTOR 2337ʼs inaugural exhibition The New [New] Corpse in December 2014.
Christy LeMaster founded Chicago’s rough and ready microcinema, The Nightingale in 2008. She has programmed screenings for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago Filmmakers, Columbia College Chicago, The Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago Film Archives, Sector 2337, and Intuit Gallery. She teaches Media Theory at Columbia College Chicago and has been a movie critic on the NPR Chicago affiliate, WBEZ’s morning show 848 and CINE-FILE.info. She was a 2011 Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow and a Summer Forum 2012 resident. She has served on juries for Media City, Onion City, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and the Dallas Video Fest. She is currently programming events for The Nightingale, TRACERS, Chances Dances 10th Anniversary Retrospective, and co-curating Run of Life, an experimental documentary series for the Chicago experimental media venue, Constellation.