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CFA receives 2015 NFPF Grant

… two films made for the Chicago Board of Education are no exception, with the subjects at hand often mirroring the playfulness and experimentation of the firm’s own bustling design studio. The films introduce viewers to newly instated programs within the CPS from the early to mid 1960’s by simply presenting facts and quietly observing each program. Often the films present vérité-style footage of active classrooms as well as non-scripted voices …

CFA International Media Mixer 2018: Meet the Artists!

…s into sound. The word Urkuma is specific to the FinisTerrae part of Italy and expresses a state of mind, that is possible to compare with the opposite to the Buddhist concept of nirvana. Urkuma did releases, performances and installations in Italy, Poland, Usa, Austria, Swiss, Slovack Rep., Japan and has collaborated with a wide range of musicians. Live, Urkuma is used to play anything within his reach, including small electronic devices, clarin…

JoAnn Elam’s Everyday People (1978-1990) at Chicago Film Archives

…7;s Scrapbook, date unknown: “What Your Letter Carrier Knows About You.” What Elam called her “ongoing What-Kind-Of-A-Movie-Is-This? Struggle” was certainly one of the reasons why the film remained unfinished. For instance, on September 23, 1978, Elam wrote to herself: “Keep in mind the movie is really about The Mail (The Mail is an endless mystery) and the Postal Service (the Post Office is an endless folly) and The Weather (Everybod…

RUN OF LIFE: The Otolith Group

  BABBIT RESERVE MINING BLAST - an industrial film from our Jack Behrend Collection –  gets the live soundtrack it deserves at this month’s installment of  Run of Life - an experimental documentary series presented by Chicago’s favorite micro-cinema, the Nightingale.  More info below via Run of Life: THE RADIANT and PEOPLE TO BE RESEMBLING by The Otolith Group Screened in association with LUX Preceded by BABBIT RESERVE MI…

Earthkeeping, Episode Four: “Megapolis”

…rview with architect Harry Weese. At that time, Weese was working on the design of Park Forest South, IL (today known as University Park). As Weese predicted for the community in 1972, “Park Forest South is not going to be an instant Paris, or anything of its kind, but it will be a community big enough to encompass many activities, including employment, education… it also provides for varying lifestyles and income groups.” (Any Park Forest South/…

Robert & Theresa Davis Collection Update

Oh, the glorious Kodachrome… Last week (March 24-27), CFA hosted University of Alberta associate professor Liz Czach as she conducted research on our Robert & Theresa Davis Collection. Liz is currently researching a number of travelogue filmmakers, but her particular interest in the Davis Collection stems from its relative completeness – in many instances, archives only hold on to the travelogue films themselves and perhaps a few…

CFA Media Mixer 2014: Meet this Year’s Artists

…, and ethereal vocals to craft an album that is at turns nervous and peaceful, fragile and ecstatic. http://bastardgeist.bandcamp.com Olivia Block creates original sound compositions for concerts, site-specific multi-speaker installations, live cinema, and performance. Her compositions often include field recordings, chamber instruments, and electronic textures. Additionally, she performs multi-speaker electronic compositions, and compositions f…

Chicago’s Marching Orders: A Legacy of Civil Unrest

…oderates. URBAN CRISIS AND THE NEW MILITANTS: CICERO MARCH (1966, Film Group, 7 min., 16mm) Robert Lucas, an unemployed African American postal worker, lead 300 marchers across the city line and into Cicero, Illinois. “For an instant,” the Film Group wrote, “the attention of the country is focused on the incredible hysteria created by the sight of blacks marching down the main street of an all-white middle-class northern city.” Shot in blunt cine…

CFA Media Mixer 2013: Meet this Year’s Artists

…ceived her B.A. from the School of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University and her M.F.A. from UCLA School of Theater-Television-Film. For the past several years Cauleen Smith has produced multi-channel film and video installations that incorporate sculptural objects and text. Her interests roam from her roots in structuralist filmmaking to afro-futurist narrative strategies. Materials and form are central interests which are applied to p…

JoAnn Elam Collection Update

Still from GRAINS by JoAnn Elam We’re hard at work digitizing our Ruth Page Collection, but that doesn’t mean we’ve abandoned our other collections! The JoAnn Elam Collection, for instance, is near and dear to our hearts. The collection contains the films and production elements of Chicago experimental filmmaker JoAnn Elam (1949-2009). Since we first acquired the collection back in 2011, we have inventoried the entire collectio…

Premiere of Jeff Parker Film Scores

…ended techniques from his 35 years of playing the guitar. Recognized as one of contemporary music’s most versatile and innovative electric guitarists, his music is characterized by ideas of angularity and logic, as well as an instantly recognizable tone on the instrument. He works in a variety of mediums, from Jazz to contemporary music, using ideas informed by innovations and trends in both popular and experimental music. He creates works that e…

KINOSONIK #1

…rators have included Adam Sonderberg and Steven Hess (as Haptic), Michael Vallera (as Maar), Sylvain Chauveau, Jason Stein, Michael Pisaro, and Olivia Block, among many others. His text-based paintings, assemblages, and sound installations have been exhibited in Chicago, New York, and Europe. In 2012, ESS hosted his exhibition The Patient, a series of work based on the final writings of Franz Kafka; a CD and book based on the same material was re…

CFA CRASHERS: Greg Easterling

Join us for the final series installment of CFA CRASHERS!* At CFA we are constantly inspired by the sea of talented individuals who call Chicagoland their home. For our CFA CRASHERS series, we invited some of our favorite locals into our vault to curate a film program all their own (absolutely no rules or strings attached). The general motivation behind the series is to have a lot of different communities and voices engaging with our materials,…

Out of the Vault 2005 – The Modern World, The Working Life & Fantastic Planet

…d by Orson Welles, this adaptation of Alvin Toffler’s 1970 bestseller envisions the future as predicted from an era of wildcat strikes, massive protests, and equal rights. Welcome to a “precooked, prepackaged, plastic wrapped instant society” characterized by super sonic jets, androids, cryonics, facelifts, artificial organs, group marriages, and test tube babies. LIFE DURING WARTIME, PART 1 (TRT: 69:00), 8:45PM The Anderson Platoon Pierre Schoen…

Out of the Vault 2013: MEET MORT & MILLIE

…et action of cinema.” Description courtesy of Harvard Film Archive Kimberly-Clark Corporation “Kleenex X-Periments: Sneeze”, Goldsholl Design and Film Associates, 1960s, Color, Sound, 16mm transfer, 2min The final installment of the three-part Kleenex X-Periments series. Three flowers and one bee provoke quite the sneeze. Up is Down, Millie Goldsholl, 1969, Color, Sound, 16mm transfer, 6.5min A short animated film that presents a stud…