• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
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exhibitions
October 6 -28

Exhibition - Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

performances
October 18

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 20

Poetry Reading: Soham Patel and Lauren Russell 

readings & workshops
October 25

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets + Open Mic

readings & workshops
October 28

Poetry Reading: Kathleen A. Dale, Louisa Loveridge Gallas, Judith Harway, and Bill Murtaugh

special events
November 17

We Exist to Prove the Living Artist: 38th Anniversary Gala

readings & workshops
November 30

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale and Daniel Owen

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

Archived film & video
Mar 12 Saturday, March 12
7:00pm, Give What You Can

Microlights Cinema serves as a venue for screening experimental, underground, avant-garde, aprés-garde, and otherwise strange, beautiful, and unusual film//video works. 


A ship that returns to its port of destination after decades after having all of its parts exchanged throughout continuous repairs. A gown in which there is no large piece of the same cloth, but an aggregate in various rags.*

 

The image, like the word, has ceased to be an index for any stable reality. Instead, the image functions as a skin between ourselves and the world. The image has become thin, accessible, pliable and ultimately open to many meanings. Our relationship to it flexes and retracts, destabilizing fixed meaning and separateness. We can't help but attach to both beautiful sunsets and bad renderings. Like any good graft, these images attach back. We live in an ecology of images and the images also live inside of us.

 

This program presents a selection of work by contemporary moving image artists that embrace the instability of the ecology of images and stretch the relationships between cinema and viewer. Their works offer us interrogations of the image, meaning, and subjectivity wrapped inside seductive pixel skins.

 

We know we are just pixels and so we recompose ourselves, bending (?) towards a new orientation that enables a view of everything. Each of these works in their own way point us towards a future orientation and demonstrate the futility of this endeavor. We have merged and now fuse new meanings onto the world. The space between the image and the world is the real thing. Each piece in its own way suggests a bold outlook; that we hybridize or disappear.*

 

*from Oliver Laric's VERSIONS 
 


 

PROGRAM


Sara Magenheimer - Long Zoom, Slow Pause - 2015 
Laure Provoust - We Know We Are Just Pixels - 2015 
Blake Williams - Hotel Video - 2009 
Beatrice Gibson - The Tiger’s Mind - 2012
John-Paul Kelly - The Innocents - 2014
Andrew Norman Wilson - Sone - 2014
Oliver Laric - Versions - 2012
Thad Kellstadt - Act 2 - _______

 

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