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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
Dec 7 Friday, December 7
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

aCinema is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the monthly exhibition of works by moving image artists from around the globe for audiences during the 9 month period of September to May. aCinema also organizes a yearly festival programmed from an open call for works titled, aDifferent festival. 

Through the exhibition of artists -- historical and contemporary, emerging and established -- in curated programs, aCinema creates a platform for artists of all career statuses to share a common exhibition space.  Through the curatorial themes and independent thoughts expressed within the works, aCinema hopes to inspire and expand audiences' views of the moving image, fostering an arts educational space, where audiences are free to engage in discussion with curators and artists (when present) following the screenings.

December screening of // pre•formance // includes:

Minute Movie 06.05.18, Julie Perini
1 minute, video, 2018

Synopsis:
On April 1, 2011, I started shooting Minute Movies using a small Flip camera. I started shooting Minute Movies as a way to heighten my awareness of the moment, to be more fully present, to engage with my surroundings in an improvised, immediate, spontaneous way.  The rules for the Minute Movies were and continue to be: (1) the shot is at least 60 seconds long, (2) it’s one continuous shot, (3) the camera can move or be static, (4) the video can involve anything at all - my own body, the objects around me…anything. 

Onikuma, Alessia Cecchet
12 minutes 8 seconds, HD video, 2016

Synopsis:
Onikuma is Japanese yokai, a demon bear known for chasing horses. Surrounded by a foreign landscape, two women will understand that demons can come in different forms.

Minute Movie 11.29.17, Julie Perini
1 minute 24 seconds, video, 2017

Synopsis:
On April 1, 2011, I started shooting Minute Movies using a small Flip camera. I started shooting Minute Movies as a way to heighten my awareness of the moment, to be more fully present, to engage with my surroundings in an improvised, immediate, spontaneous way.  The rules for the Minute Movies were and continue to be: (1) the shot is at least 60 seconds long, (2) it’s one continuous shot, (3) the camera can move or be static, (4) the video can involve anything at all - my own body, the objects around me…anything. 

It started from a look, Juliette Frenay
30 minutes, video, 2018

Synopsis:
It started from a look is approaching daily life differently. It is about translation. When a feeling goes beyond words, find the moves. How to express aesthetic. Viewers in museums become movers and not thinkers. I intend to re-question the relationship within daily objects, art pieces, and human behavior.

Performers : Eyrún ævarsdóttir, Jóakim meyvant kvaran, Juliette Francine Frenay
Camera : Arnar Omarsson, Claire Paugam
Editing : Juliette Francine Frenay

Minute Movie 02.24.16, Julie Perini
1 minute 13 seconds, video, 2016

Synopsis:
On April 1, 2011, I started shooting Minute Movies using a small Flip camera. I started shooting Minute Movies as a way to heighten my awareness of the moment, to be more fully present, to engage with my surroundings in an improvised, immediate, spontaneous way.  The rules for the Minute Movies were and continue to be: (1) the shot is at least 60 seconds long, (2) it’s one continuous shot, (3) the camera can move or be static, (4) the video can involve anything at all - my own body, the objects around me…anything. 

 

Full descriptions and artist bios on aCinema's website acinema.space