March 22nd, 2019
Guest Curated by Rana Siegel
Doors open at 6.30pm Screening starts at 7pm, sharp.
Moving_Image_00:00 is proud to present its 5th screening showcasing moving image works by Chicago artists.
Guest Curated by Rana Siegel alongside Directors Santina Amato and Sarah Skaggs, and is hosted by Heaven Gallery.
"A moving image can be described simply as a series of frames that when played in rapid sequence, produce a picture that is seemingly in motion. Yet beyond its mechanics lies a versatile medium where the lens takes on different roles and the image itself becomes a malleable material to be shaped and transformed.
In each program, the moving image is an eye that both disorients our focus and redirects our gaze. It is a guide leading us to places of intimate uncertainty; a narrator explaining to us the unknown. It is a rotating door opening to otherworldly terrains and spaces adrift in micro-cosmic dimensions. It is a collage canvas, a constructed surface, a stage set, and a sound box perfectly sized for a dissonant piece of wavering choreography.
For Moving_Image_00:05, we celebrate a range of works by artists who share their vision and craft, stretching the boundaries of this ever shifting medium. it is a testament to Chicago's diverse breadth of creative ingenuity."
Since it's launch in the Fall of 2016, Moving_Image_00:00 has presented the moving image works of 37 artists and four collaborative teams, showcasing works by Chicago-based artists through an open call. Moving_Image_00:00 is hosted at various galleries across Chicago and is a biannual festival that defines itself as a festival of all forms of the moving image, unique to that of a film festival. From digital and hand drawn animation to polished short films, gifs to experimental performance for video, Moving_Image_00:00's mission is to create public screening opportunities for and celebrate local artists.
Rana (Moving_Image_00:05 Guest Curator):
Rana Siegel is a visual artist living in Chicago. She has exhibited most recently at ACRE, Goldfinch, and Flatland Gallery in Houston, Texas. This past summer, she completed a year-long Jewish Artists Fellowship at the Spertus Institute in Chicago.. Currently, Rana works at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as the Senior Administrative Director for five studio departments, applying her creative sensibilities towards her approach in academic administration.She holds an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2008) and a BFA in Crafts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia (2001).
About Heaven Gallery (Moving_Image_00:05 Hosting Organization):
Heaven Gallery is a non-profit gallery and multi-disciplinary arts space in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood that has been presenting emerging artists and musicians since 2000.
About Santina (Founder & Director):
Santina Amato is an Australian multi-disciplinary artist, receiving an MFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. Her video works have been screened at the 2016 ExFest Film & Video Festival, Chicago, Brooklyn Public TV, New York, Hatched Northside Film Festival, New York and The International Women’s Day Video Screening, Australia. She is a current Smack Mellon Hot Pick Artist, Brooklyn, NY and recent Artist-In-Residence at Crosstown Arts, Memphis Tennessee.
About Sarah (Co-Director):
Sarah Kathryn Skaggs is an independent administrator, organizer, and curator in Chicago. Currently directing program development for Chicago-based performance collective Every house has a door and assisting with the exhibition goat island archive - we have discovered the performance by making it opening in 2019 at the Chicago Cultural Center. She completed her MA Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri with BA in Art History and an BS in Business Administration (2007).
Participating artists are:
Leslie Baum & Fred Wells