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Event Calendar
readings & workshops
March 17

Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body with Nikki Wallschlaeger, Jose-Luis Moctezuma & Jay Besemer

readings & workshops
March 22

Community Conversation About The Round House 

special events
March 24

Anne Kingsbury passes the torch to our new directors!

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui & Bojan Louis

readings & workshops
March 29

Urban Echo Poets

film & video
April 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
April 11

Poetry Reading: Luci Tapahonso and Margaret Noodin

readings & workshops
April 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Lo Kwa Mei-en

readings & workshops
April 17

Poetry Reading and Conversation with Roberto Harrison @ Brown Deer Public Library

April 19

Alash Ensemble

April 21

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

Archived film & video
Mar 2 Friday, March 2
7:00pm, Pay What You Can



SONNTAG BÜSCHERHÖFCHEN 2 (2014), Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann

13 minutes, 16mm transferred to video

A private house in the Bergisches Land on Sunday. Surrounded by unremarkable single-family homes, the sunlit estate with its yellow facade sits enthroned on the hill at dawn. The inside of the house reveals an aesthetic living environment, where everyday life is staged within an exotic scenery of individual fantasies. Domestic automation happens parallel to the residents’ daily routine and grants the place a life of its own.

Tôi Muốn Rao Lên (A Silent Shout) (2014), Đỗ Văn Hoàng

21 minutes video

The movie is about traces, disintegration, and the feeling of being adrift. Two people are in love with each other through the tangible objects. The film opens with a break-in and several stolen objects. A sense of losing traces, filled with shadows of violence and unexpectedness is provoked, foreseeing a disintegrated future. In theanxious space remained an old cloth - a hidden, humble and sensitive trace. The story tells the journey of the old cloth with the Man – the Woman and the Anonym, challenging their sensitive and hard-to-identify existences.

Enterrement de nuit (2018), Laure Subreville

10 minutes, HD video

The links that unite these men are complex and ambiguous. It’s a community that meets. These men are not blood brothers. They are ceremonial brothers. Links, other than friendship, exist beyond. They are performers, smugglers between different worlds. That of the living, the dead and the visions between the two. These men are here to perform a ritual they all know. They are focused and connected to this task. The ceremony time is a time stopped or maybe accelerated. It's a time without time. And men are all men at once. The ritual decenters man and multiplies him. He’s at the same time inside his body, the one who performs and out of his flesh, the one who’s the witness. The film features a burial ceremony in the forest. The group of men is accompanied by a mechanical shovel which is the main character of this fiction. It’s a sacred and monstrous animal that can, at the same time, be disturbing and docile. He helps the men who salute in return his great strength.