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Event Calendar
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

readings & workshops
April 4

Creative Open Mic “Show Your Love of the River” Sharing & Member Meeting

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

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest

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
May 6 Friday, May 6
7:00pm, $5

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


Included in this program are films by Ana Vaz and her colleagues, comrades, and conspirators whose work swirls with her own in a web of shared aesthetic & political trajectories. 


"instead of an 
I eye
many eyes
crossing at
the symbolic nexus
between the east 
and the south
between the mouth
and the cave
the hole 
and the shadow
these films
bring together
films of an I
and films of other
kin I-eyes
who i have had
the fortune of
at some point
of this uneven globe
and in this
gesture and jest
for a multi-perspective
i invite you to see
through and with
these many eyes
into and through
the shaded night
micro and macro
and shade
like a monumental mistake 
a drift

- ana vaz 




viktorija ribokova - Oo - 3’28 
ana vaz - a idade da pedra - 29’
teddy williams - pude ver un puma - 17’25’’
ana vaz & julien creuzet - les mains, négatives - 15’
ana vaz - occidente - 15'


Ana Vaz (b. 1986, Brasília) is an artist and filmmaker whose films and other expanded works speculate upon the relationships between self and other, myth and history through a cosmology of signs, references and perspectives. Assemblages of found and shot materials, her films combine ethnography and speculation in exploring the frictions and fictions imprinted upon both natural and built environments and its multiple inhabitants. A graduate from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Ana was also a member of SPEAP (Sciences Po School of Political Arts), a project conceived and directed by Bruno Latour. Recent screenings of her work include the New York Film Festival – Projections, TIFF Wavelengths, CPH:DOX, Videobrasil, Courtisane, Cinéma du Réel and Lux Salon. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Kazuko Trust Award presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in recognition of artistic excellence and innovation in her moving-image work. Ana is currently in residency at Triangle, New York.