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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

exhibitions
October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
October 23

Reading and Book Launch: Kathie Giorgio

readings & workshops
October 24

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 27

Submitathon

readings & workshops
October 30

Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

readings & workshops
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

film & video
November 3

It’s an Interlace: Five Videos by Barbara Hammer

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

performances
November 10

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #2.2

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

performances
November 17

Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

readings & workshops
November 21

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

November 28

CLOSED

Archived film & video
Sep 14 Friday, September 14
11:00am,

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.


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