“Your Camera is Making My Life Difficult” and other filmic misadventures by Nina Fonoroff and Eva Hayward

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(Filmmakers in person)

Since the early eighties, Experimental filmmaker Nina Fonoroff (New Mexico) has created some of the most haunting, incisive and poetically beautiful investigations of the psyche known to personal cinema. Writes Fonoroff, “Mainly a visual artist who “happened into” film, I consider my work a hybrid of collage, painting, musical composition from sampled sound and cinema. Though I begin work on a film with a rough plan, the process remains fluid, indeterminate: partly a matter of calculation and planning, partly of serendipitous discovery. This evening, Fonoroff presents several short pieces including a new film, Ursule, featuring performances by Eva Hayward (poet, scholar, and professor). As their altered selves— ingénue Clarissa and her Auntie Hortense—-the two present a series of moving images and audio collages that mark their nearly 15 years as sometime collaborators.

IMMIGRANT INVERSIONS: Lynne Sachs’ Your Day is My Night

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(Filmmaker Lynne Sachs in person)

Through twenty-five years of ever-active filmmaking, Brooklyn-based Lynne Sachs has developed a unique, personally expressive body of speculative documentary that is rich with empathy, placing the intimate experiences of individuals and families in the context of world events and global history. Her recent Your Day Is My Night portrays the lives of immigrants living in “shift-bed” apartments in the heart of New York City’s Chinatown, homes that are shared by multiple families and which form tightly interconnected multi-generational communities. Working in close collaboration with a group of Chinatown residents for one-and-a-half years, varied interviews and conversations gave way to an improvisatory film script resulting in a deeply moving film in which these non-actors portray themselves in intimately re-created performances of domestic life.

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IMMIGRANT INVERSIONS: Lynne Sachs’ Your Day is My Night

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(Filmmaker, Lynne Sachs in person)

Through twenty-five years of ever-active filmmaking, Brooklyn-based Lynne Sachs has developed a unique, personally expressive body of speculative documentary that is rich with empathy, placing the intimate experiences of individuals and families in the context of world events and global history. Her recent Your Day Is My Night portrays the lives of immigrants living in “shift-bed” apartments in the heart of New York City’s Chinatown, homes that are shared by multiple families and which form tightly interconnected multi-generational communities. Working in close collaboration with a group of Chinatown residents for one-and-a-half years, varied interviews and conversations gave way to an improvisatory film script resulting in a deeply moving film in which these non-actors portray themselves in intimately re-created performances of domestic life.

BASMA ALSHARIF : Home Away from Home

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(Filmmaker, Basma Alsharif in person)

In advance of her UA VASE presentation on Thursday 3/3/16, Basma Alsharif is presenting a special program of her single-channel works at EV! Basma is an Artist/Filmmaker of Palestinian origin born in Kuwait, raised between France and the US. She developed her practice nomadically between Cairo, Beirut, Sharjah, Amman, and the Gaza Strip. Basma’s work centers on the human condition in relation to shifting geopolitical landscapes, natural environments and history. Home Away from Home presents a selection of Alsharif’s work that delves into that abyss of the idea of home. Obliterating any domestic idea of such a place, the program moves between the soporific, apathetic and psychedelic. 

 

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BASMA ALSHARIF : Home Away from Home

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(Filmmaker, Basma Alsharif in person)
Artist Basma Alsharif comes to EV to present a special program of her single-channel exprimental video works! Basma is an Artist/Filmmaker of Palestinian origin born in Kuwait, raised between France and the US. She developed her practice nomadically between Cairo, Beirut, Sharjah, Amman, and the Gaza Strip. Basma’s work centers on the human condition in relation to shifting geopolitical landscapes, natural environments and history. Home Away from Home presents a selection of Alsharif’s work that delves into that abyss of the idea of home. Obliterating any domestic idea of such a place, the program moves between the soporific, apathetic and psychedelic.

ERIC SCHLAPPI’S Poseidonis (premiere)

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with Skincage + Igloo Martian + sunfucked + Lunar Halo (featuring Nik & Grant of the Myrrors)

This show will a be a album release performance of Schlappi’s entire epic sound suite Poseidonis with accompanying live visuals.

Schlappi says “It’s from a story by Clark Ashton Smith. Poseidonis is basically Atlantis. Smith was influenced by Madame Blavatsky who was a medium around the same time as Aleister Crowley and wrote a lot about Atlantis and unearthed secret histories of the occult. “ Featuring the heavy sounds and wild manifestations of Tucson’s  DIY expanded NOISE community!

PETER ROSE: Towards a 6th Dimensional Cine

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(Filmmaker Peter Rose in Person)

Co-Presented by the Hanson Film Institute

It is EV’s true honor to present an in-person screening of the visionary work of multimedia artist Peter Rose (Philadelphia) at EV. Drawing on his background in mathematics and physics, Peter Rose has been working for over 40 years with time, space, sound and light to conjure higher dimensions of vision and his work has been shown at major venues throughout the US and Europe. Rose will show a survey of his work to date: twenty-five screen multiple images that spatialize time; documents of video installations that play with appearance and reality, and investigations of novel forms of illumination, all culminating in the first display of Rose’s most recent experiments in Six-Dimensional video. 3D glasses will be provided!!

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PETER ROSE: Towards a 6th Dimensional Cinema

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(Filmmaker Peter Rose in Person) Co-presented by the Hanson Film Institute

It is EV’s true honor to present an in-person screening of the visionary work of multimedia artist Peter Rose (Philadelphia) at EV. Drawing on his background in mathematics and physics, Peter Rose has been working for over 40 years with time, space, sound and light to conjure higher dimensions of vision and his work has been shown at major venues throughout the US and Europe. Rose will show a survey of his work to date: twenty-five screen multiple images that spatialize time; documents of video installations that play with appearance and reality, and investigations of novel forms of illumination, all culminating in the first display of Rose’s most recent experiments in Six-Dimensional video. 3D glasses will be provided!!!

SISTERS’ SCIENCE FICTIONS: Irene Lusztig’s The Motherhood Archives

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(Filmmaker, Irene Lusztig in person)

We are pleased to welcome the filmmaker Irene Lusztig (Santa Cruz) presenting her latest film, The Motherhood Archives. Archival montage, science fiction and homage to 1970s feminist filmmaking are woven together to form this haunting and lyrical essay film that excavates hidden histories of childbirth in the twentieth century. Assembling her extraordinary trove, including newly rediscovered Soviet and French childbirth material tracing the evolution of Lamaze, The Motherhood Archives inventively untangles the complex, sometimes surprising genealogies of maternal education. This extraordinary achievement illuminates our changing narratives of maternal success and failure while raising important questions about our social and historical constructions of motherhood.

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SISTERS’ SCIENCE FICTIONS:
Irene Lusztig’s The Motherhood Archives

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(Filmmaker, Irene Lusztig in person)

We are pleased to welcome the filmmaker Irene Lusztig (Santa Cruz) presenting her latest film, The Motherhood Archives. Archival montage, science fiction and homage to 1970s feminist filmmaking are woven together to form this haunting and lyrical essay film that excavates hidden histories of childbirth in the twentieth century. Assembling her extraordinary trove, including newly rediscovered Soviet and French childbirth material tracing the evolution of Lamaze, The Motherhood Archives inventively untangles the complex, sometimes surprising genealogies of maternal education. This extraordinary achievement illuminates our changing narratives of maternal success and failure while raising important questions about our social and historical constructions of motherhood.