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Event Calendar
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special events
June 18 -22

Summer Youth Poetry Camp!

performances
June 21

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

special events
June 25 -29

Summer Youth Poetry Camp!

readings & workshops
June 28

Poetry Reading: Elisa Karbin & Jessica L. Walsh

readings & workshops
July 10

Offsite Reading: Poetry in the Park at Juneau Park

readings & workshops
July 12

Poetry Reading: Ed Werstein & Sylvia Cavanaugh

readings & workshops
July 14

Genre: Urban Arts Reading

readings & workshops
July 18

Book Launch: Still Waters Collective, Runs Deep anthology

performances
July 19

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

July 30 - Aug 10

Woodland Pattern Annual Inventory - STORE CLOSED

readings & workshops
August 14

Offsite Reading: Poetry in the Park - Juneau Park

performances
August 16

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Archived film & video
May 26 Friday, May 26
7:00pm, $6

 

Rosa Menkman The Maze (2015)

2 minutes 3 seconds, video

Out on the wastes of the Never Never Maze -
That's where the Lost Boys lie!
There where the waves dance forever -
That's where the Boys lie!

 

Rosa Menkman is a Dutch artist curator and researcher "such as glitch, encoding and feedback artifacts" focusing on noise artifacts that result from accidents in both analogue and digital media . She believes that these artifacts can facilitate an important insight into the otherwise obscure alchemy of standardization via resolutions. This process of imposing efficiency order and functionality does not just involve the creation of protocols and solutions but also entails black-boxed obfuscated compromises and alternative possibilities that are in danger of staying forever unseen or even forgotten.

 

 

Blair Bogin Rock, Paper, Scissors (2013)

3 minutes 13 seconds, performance video

Rock, Paper, Scissors is live performance about the connection and disconnection of intimate relationships.

 

Blair Bogin is an interdisciplinary artist from Chicago, IL. Her work is informed by the history & philosophy of esoteric psychology, where the facts about human experience is measured against its lesser quantifiable absurdities.

 

 

Ellie Kyungran Heo Did you eat rice? (2017)

51 minutes 25 seconds, HD video

In Asian food culture, “Did you eat rice?” means “Have you had food?” (usually referring to a specific meal: breakfast, lunch or dinner). Additionally, it could also be used when greeting others that one may be concerned about; a substitute for “How have you been?”, “Are you OK?”, or “Is everything all right?”.
The experimental documentary film 'Did you eat rice?' features the sensitive relationships between some local farmers and nature, which can be seen in their ordinary lives and especially during the rice harvest in Omachi, Japan.  This work asks the question “Did you eat rice?” to various subjects in the film, including the land, the farmers, primary school students who have experienced rice growing workshops, the insects who dwell within the rice paddy and even single grains of rice that are present in every meal.

 

Ellie Kyungran Heo makes experimental films by collaging performances with documentary footage of her subject, tracking how her relationship with the subject changes, with respect to conflict, intimacy and sensitivity. In doing so, she attempts to create a space in which questions relating to the ethical relationship between the subject, the audience and the artist herself, can be examined. Her recent works have been exhibited and screened at the Whitstable Biennale, Kent (2016); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016); South London Gallery, London (2015); Isshi Art Space, Omachi, Nagano (2016); Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (2017) and numerous international art film festivals including Experiments in Cinema, New Mexico (2014, 2017).

 

 

Pippin Barr SNAKEISMS

Playable web-browser game

Life is meaningless! Maybe you need some kind of ism to attempt to ward off the inevitable and unavoidable despair! Here, have some isms made of snakes! Life is still meaningless but now you have a bunch of snakes as well! Thank me later!

 

Artist Bio:
I make Games. I started in 2011 and I like it.
I write Words, which is most usually my take on making games and playing games.
I make Images. You know, drawings, comics, some interactive things, etc.
I wrote a Book. Called How to Play a Video Game.