Nov 15 2022


7:00 pm


$Give What You Can

Screening: aCinema presents Notes for a Future Ecology *IN PERSON*

Featuring Kim-Sanh ChâuMelina Kiyomi CoumasKim Kielhofner, and Lydia Moyer. In conjunction with Then as Now: Woodland Pattern 1980–2022.

Four images set into a grid, stills from the program of moving images featuring, Kim-Sanh Châu, Melina Kiyomi Coumas, Kim Kielhofner, and Lydia Moyer.

In person at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design's Community Auditorium & Gallery (Room 160), 273 E. Erie St.

Filmmaker Kim Kielhofner will be present in-person, and Kim-Sanh Châu and Lydia Moyer will join us virtually via Zoom. A Q&A will follow the program.

Kim-Sanh Châu is a dance artist. Her practice comprises choreographic installation and video making – with an interest for the emergence of imaginary landscapes through the body – distilled from far away dreams, imaginary memories and psychotropic reminiscences. Her creations have been presented locally at l'Arsenal, Tangente, MAI, l'Écart, Accès Asie; as well as internationally at SIDance (Korea) and Krossing-Over (Vietnam), among others. Châu is Artistic and General Co-director at Studio 303 and an associated artist at Equivoc'. She graduated in Dance (MA UQAM), finance (MA ASB Denmark / Harvard USA) and international business (BA ACU Australia).

Melina Kiyomi Coumas is an award-winning experimental filmmaker from the island of O'ahu, now based in the Pacific Northwest. With a BA in Film Studies, her focus is in filmmaking while also pursuing interests in photography and writing. Her works have screened both locally and internationally. She shoots primarily on celluloid film formats, exploring themes surrounding memory, identity and perception.

Kim Kielhofner works in video, drawing, and collage. She is interested in how we understand narratives—personal and historic—and how we place ourselves into them. Her process is based on interests in layered narrative, cinema, and literature through which she has developed an archive of images and ideas. Her work has been presented in solo shows at Dazibao (Montréal, CA), LUX (London, UK), VOX (Montréal, CA), Sporobole (Sherbrooke, CA) and k48 (Vienna, AT). Her work has also been shown widely in group exhibitions and screenings including Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, WRO Biennale, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, and Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento, Buenos Aires. She has been an artist in residence at KulturKontakt (Vienna, AT), Aberystwyth Arts Centre (UK), The Red Mansion Foundation (Beijing, CN), and International Studio and Curatorial Program (Brooklyn, US).

Lydia Moyer "I am a media maker and visual artist based in central Virginia, USA. My work is a transpersonal response to a sense of crisis in the world. It casts the individual amidst the collective, wrestling with the overwhelming social, political, and environmental concerns that are the shadow of capitalism. I bear witness to these concerns alternately by conflating one with another, speaking from the past or future in order to address the present, and playing with the absurd and uncanny amidst melancholy and grief. Moving equally and sometimes seamlessly between self-created and existing materials, I hope to evoke a felt-sense of unshielded – and unheroic – awareness through image, sound, and text."

Full program details are available on aCinema’s website.



Registration is required for in-person event attendance, as is a nominal ticket donation to hold seats. Attendance is limited to 20 audience members. Masks are required. Thank you for helping to keep our staff and community safe. Each attendee must register individually.



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