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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Jun 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Jun 24

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
February 2 -23

Three Windows into Writing and Revising a Poem with Kathleen A. Dale

exhibitions
February 11 - Apr 5

Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

performances
February 20

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
February 26

Poetry Reading: Jennifer Elise Foerster + Zoë Johnson

readings & workshops
February 26

Seeing in Invisibility: Poetry as revelation at UWM Libraries Special Collections

readings & workshops
February 27

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
February 29

Visionary Narratives: A Workshop in Drawing Inspiration with Laurence Ross.

exhibitions
February 29

Reception for Tarot: The (Re)Making of a Language

readings & workshops
March 1 -29

On the Front Lines, Behind the Lines: Writing Protest Poetry with Margaret Rozga.

film & video
March 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 12

Creative Confluence: Research for Hybrid Writing, a conversation with Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 12

Poetry Reading: Heid E. Erdrich

readings & workshops
March 14

Poetry & Pi(e) featuring Vida Cross + Chuck Stebelton

performances
March 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 20

Poetry Reading: Mark Bibbins + Elizabeth Hoover

readings & workshops
March 26

Poetry Reading: Eli Goldblatt + Charles Alexander

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Tara Betts + Jennifer Steele

Archived film & video
Sep 14 Friday, September 14
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

aCinema is back! Join us for their first screening of the season, Beyond the Limited Potential.


Applied Pressure (2018)
Kelly Sears

6 min 21 sec, Digital Video

Synopsis: Sequential images sourced from dozens of massage books are activated to reflect on recent public conversation from this past year surrounding bodies, massage, and assault. Ease the pain from past physical and mental distress. The body remembers. Aches may linger. Lay prone, breathe deeply, release tension, let go of the pain.


Initiation de group, le printemps (2018)
Laure Subreville

12 min 38 sec, HD Video

Synopsis: Le printemps is the first season of the film Initiation de groupe. They are men who train to be strong, powerful, but also to be brothers. They form a team. They are not in competition but participate in a rite of collective passage quite diffuse, over several months, without beginning or end. I want to film how a group is formed and how men weave bonds together through the ritual. I try to build an artificial and symbolic space, where I can represent situations that have meaning for the group. Rites are signs of identity and ritual activity makes it possible to produce and renew these individual and collective identities.


Open a manhole cover while walking (2015)
Ryoya Usuha

5 min 57 sec, Digital Video

Synopsis: Flipping through nostalgic photos of childhood homes, parks and abandoned playgrounds; the careful reproductions of our memory's landscapes through 3d object data. In this seamless blend between what is real and what is converted, Ryoya Usuha plays with how the technicalities of sound, graphics and other acquired datas can all stumble at enhancing the sensory overload of our pasts. (from Undervolt & Co.)


Silica (2017)
Pia Borg

23 min 3 sec, 35mm to Digital Video

Synopsis: Silica explores territorial constructs and the boundaries of the real and the mediated in an opal mining town in the South Australian desert. Charting the journey of a film location scout, notions of settlement and belonging are investigated through images of a town in the midst of abandonment. Combining 35mm photography with microscopic and CG imagery, Silica blurs the actual and imaginary to probe ideas of value which support not only the gem trade but wider questions of identity and mythology.


Full details on aCinema's website.