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Thursday, June 8, 2017

6th Annual CFA MEDIA MIXER FUNDRAISER

Come see the premiere of three new works created by Chicago-based artists using footage from the Chicago Film Archives collection!

The Media Mixer project started in 2012 as a way to open up CFA’s vault of archival footage to artists working in media, and to support the creation of a new video work by pairing these visual artists with artists working with sound. At the heart of the project is a desire to give CFA’s archival collections new life through the creative interpretation of contemporary artists. As a result, three new collaborative videos will be made using footage from the Chicago Film Archives collection.

This year’s artists are (videomakers listed first):

Eric Fleischauer + Matchess
Samantha Hill + Haptic
Marianna Milhorat + Brian Kirkbride

More on this year’s artists here!

The evening will be hosted by Alison Cuddy, and former media mixer artist Latham Zearfoss will be our guest DJ!

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All proceeds from the CFA Media Mixer go to benefit the Chicago Film Archives and our efforts to identify, preserve and provide access to the Midwest’s audio-visual heritage. The Media Mixer gives CFA fans a chance to support the efforts of both CFA and local artists at the same time!

Watch the event’s trailer below!

In case you haven’t attended in years past, you can see some of the previous projects at the links below.

http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/news/cfa-media-mixer-2016-in-review
http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/news/cfa-media-mixer-2015-in-review
http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/news/cfa-media-mixer-2014-in-review
http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/news/cfa-media-mixer-2013-in-review
http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/news/cfa-media-mixer-in-review

 

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2018 International Media Mixer!

The Chicago Film Archives (Chicago, IL) and Lab 80Cinescatti (Bergamo, Italy) are thrilled to announce a new international artistic collaboration—the 2018 International Media Mixer! This project is one of 15 artistic partnerships supported by the MacArthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund.

The International Media Mixer is a cross-cultural “call and response” exchange, bringing together artists from two different countries to explore the process of creating hybrid works of media art. The project sheds new light on the international practice of media conservation and artistic creation.

Here’s how it works: Michelle Puetz, Curator of Public Programming at the Chicago Film Archives, and Karianne Fiorini, film archivist and curator associated with Lab 80 – Cinescatti, each commissioned two local video artists and two local sound artists to collaborate on the creation of four new videos using archival footage. Here is where the exchange comes in: the two filmmakers from Italy and Chicago create new works using digitized footage from the partner archive (Italian-based artists use footage from the Chicago Film Archives and Chicago-based artists use footage from Lab 80 – Cinescatti). Each new silent video is then scored by the sound artists/musicians from the partnering country. Upon completion, the four new pieces will screen in the US and in Italy with live accompaniment by the musicians who created the scores.

The artists selected for the 2018 International Media Mixer are:

Giuseppe Boccassini (IT) + Alex Inglizian (US)
Lori Felker (US) + Patrizia Oliva (IT)
Federico Francioni & Yan Cheng (IT) + Tomeka Reid (US)
Domietta Torlasco (US) + Stefano Urkuma De Santis (IT)

STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES AND INFORMATION!

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Chicago Film Archives (CFA) is a regional film archive dedicated to identifying, collecting, preserving, and providing access to films that represent the Midwestern United States. CFA’s purpose is to serve institutions and filmmakers of this region and elsewhere by being a repository for institutional and private film collections; serve a variety of cultural, academic, and artistic communities by making the films available locally, nationally, and internationally for exhibition, research, and production; and serve our culture by conserving films that are rare or not in existence elsewhere.

CFA was formed in late 2003 to house, preserve and care for the Chicago Public Library’s collection of 4,500 16mm films—a collection the library could no longer keep. These films became a springboard for CFA to develop as a regional film archive committed to the acquisition, preservation, study, and exhibition of films that reflect the character and heritage of the Midwest. Since 2003, the archive has acquired over 120 collections containing approximately 27,000 films, videotapes, audiotapes, and ephemera—all donated by Midwest filmmakers, collectors, and institutions.

Laboratorio 80 is the oldest cinematographic association in Italy. Active since 1956, when it was known as the Cineforum di Bergamo, Lab 80 offers both theoretical and practical studies in cinema. In 1976, the organization became a worker cooperative and was renamed Lab 80 film. In the late 1990s, Lab 80 film added a production division, and continues to organize festivals and screenings, distribute films, operate a theater, and offer courses and workshops about cinema.

In 2010, Lab 80 initiated an archival project—Cinescatti—which is dedicated to collecting and providing access to home movies and amateur films related to the city and province of Bergamo. The Cinescatti archive consists of 3,000 home movies and amateur films shot in 16mm, 9.5mm, and 8mm between the early 1920s and the 1980s. Made by amateur filmmakers from in and around the city and province of Bergamo, the films represent a variety of cultural backgrounds and experiences. Most of the films in the Cinescatti archive have been digitized and are accessible for specific projects, research, and film production.

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CFA Media Mixer 2017: Meet this Year’s Artists

We’re so thrilled to announce the amazing lineup of artists participating in this year’s CFA Media Mixer event. Now in its sixth year (!!!), the Media Mixer has grown to be one of our most anticipated and exciting public programs. The project began in 2012 as a way to open up our vault of archival footage to Chicago-based contemporary artists and support the creation of a new video work by pairing these visual artists with local sound artists and musicians.

This year’s artists are (video + sound):

Eric Fleischauer + Matchess
Samantha Hill + Haptic
Marianna Milhorat + Brian Kirkbride

The evening will be hosted by Alison Cuddy, and former Media Mixer artist Latham Zearfoss will be our guest DJ!

At the heart of the project is a desire to give our archival collections new life through the creative interpretation of a new generation of makers. Last month our three visual artists sent in prompts and ideas for their projects, and we pooled our knowledge of CFA’s collections to load them up with source footage (including rarely seen gems and a few staff favorites!). They are just starting to work on editing their pieces and are already in conversation with the three talented and diverse audio artists they have been paired with.

On June 8 you’re all invited to the Hideout to celebrate the world premiere of their collaborations and benefit your favorite Midwest film archive! Tickets can be purchased here. It’s CFA’s Media Mixer 2017!

More on this year’s artists:

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ERIC FLEISCHAUER

Eric Fleischauer is a Chicago-based artist, curator, and educator.  Working across various mediums Fleischauer utilizes conceptually–driven production strategies in order to examine the ramifications of technology’s expansive influence on both the individual and cultural sphere.   His work has been exhibited internationally at venues including The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Interstate Projects, Rooftop Films, Microscope Gallery, Hallwalls, Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Kunstmuseum Bonn – with solo exhibitions at Document, threewalls, and the Gene Siskel Film Center.  Fleischauer’s projects have received critical acclaim in publications such as in artforum.com, The Chicago Reader, The Washington Post, rhizome.org, and Afterimage. His work is in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Currently he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Film, Video, and New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. http://ericfleischauer.com/

 

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MATCHESS

Matchess is the solo work of musician Whitney Johnson. The project considers the reproduction of sound and meaning through a range of historical material processes, including live tape looping, cassette sampling, and field recording. With the limited palette of a 1960s Ace Tone organ, viola, analog drum machine, stereo reel-to-reel, and voice, she crafts qa sound collage of ephemeral songs on a surface of droning ambient noise. Matchess invokes music of the past, including musique concrète, komische, and early electronic experiments, while also referencing texts of the past, including symbolist poetry, science fiction metanarrative, and her own lyrical technique of the sigil mantra. In addition to her solo work, Matchess collaborates widely in Chicago with such artists as Circuit des Yeux, Gel Set, TALsounds, and many others. http://matchess.tumblr.com/

 

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SAMANTHA HILL

Samantha Hill is a transdisciplinary artist from Chicago with an emphasis on photographic archives. She utilizes archives as source material for multi-media installation projects to connect an individual’s experience to historic developments within regional culture. Hill participated in exhibitions at the Anchorage Museum, Mary & Leigh Block Museum, Hyde Park Art Center and McColl Center for Art & Innovation. She is a recipient of International Sculpture Center Award, Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program and Philadelphia Sculptors Award. Hill’s work is also featured in the book Problematizing Public Pedagogy, published by Routledge Press. Her latest endeavor, the Kinship Project, is an archive of over 150 years of African American family photographs, artifacts and ephemera ranging from 1839 to 2012. https://samanthahill.net/

 

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HAPTIC

Since 2005, Chicago-based experimentalists Haptic (Steven Hess, Joseph Clayton Mills, and Adam Sonderberg) have explored the intersection between composition and improvisation in concerts, installations, and a string of critically acclaimed recordings. They often work with filmmakers, dancers, and other artists in projects that cross traditional boundaries between music, sound, literature, visual art, performance, and everyday life. http://entracte.co.uk/haptic

 

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MARIANNA MILHORAT

Marianna Milhorat is a Chicago-based filmmaker, originating from Vermont, USA. She received her MFA from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2012 and BFA from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinéma at Concordia University in 2007. Working in film and video, she utilizes landscape and duration to disrupt and transform notions of space and perspective. Milhorat’s work has screened internationally at festivals and galleries, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Museum of Contemporary Art- Chicago. Her work has received awards at festivals including the Images Festival, EXIS (Ex-Now), and the Chicago Underground Film Festival. http://mariannamilhorat.com/

 

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BRIAN KIRKBRIDE

Brian Kirkbride is a musician, sound artist, and software developer whose cross-disciplinary practice integrates field recordings, synthesizers and found sound through conceptually-driven processing. Inspired as much by the marvels of the natural world as the underbelly of the human one, his work has generated the sounds of birdsong from photographs of ferns and drowned excerpts of post-World War II travelogues under waves of overdriven 80s pop melodies. He was delighted to learn that “cat ghost revenge story” represents an entire genre of Japanese film. With his partner, artist Jenny Kendler, Kirkbride has collaborated on several large-scale sound art and data-driven projects, which have been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, EXPO Chicago, the Lincoln Park Conservatory for Experimental Sound Studio and at Millennium Park for the Arts Club of Chicago and Art Institute of Chicago. Kirkbride founded the artist website service OtherPeoplesPixels and co-founded the OPPfund, which supports the arts, social justice and environmental preservation. He occupies a leadership role in ClimateMirror, an effort to protect at-risk climate data from an anti-science administration, and is currently working on a collaborative art + tech project centered around this work. http://internalsummer.com/home.html

 

We hope to see you on Thursday, June 8th at the Hideout! Please check out our event page for more information about the event, raffle prizes, and to purchase tickets!

 

CFA Media Mixer 2016 (in review)

We had a lot of fun on June 9th at the 5th annual Media Mixer and are extremely thrilled with the videos produced by this year’s line-up! Thanks to all who came and participated, but if you couldn’t make it (or if you just want to watch them again), we now have two of the videos available to stream below.

And if you’re new to the Media Mixer in general, the premise of the annual event is simple: three filmmakers, paired with three audio artists, have the full run of CFA’s vault to create new video art with the archival footage.

2016′s talented lineup included (filmmakers listed first):

Melika Bass AND Coppice
Jon Cates AND Jeff Kolar
Andrew Mausert-Mooney AND Bobby Conn

(more on this year’s artists here)

Turn the Garden
Filmmaker: Melika Bass
Composer: Coppice

 

The Engine’s Near is Unconstructed
Filmmaker: jonCates
Composer: Jeff Kolar

Thursday, June 9, 2016

5th Annual CFA MEDIA MIXER

Join us as we officially celebrate our 5th annual CFA Media Mixer! CFA’s annual video remix-centric benefit returns with an impressive lineup of video premieres, performances, DJs and raffle prizes. Michelle Puetz and Peter Margasak will be co-masters of ceremonies, with sounds from DJ Benny Backwash. At the heart of this fabulously fun event is the PREMIERE of 3 video collaborations made entirely with footage from CFA.

The way this works: CFA asks three artists to make a short video piece using footage from CFA’s collections and then to turn that piece over to a sound artist/musician who records a score specifically for the piece.  In other words:

•       CFA footage x 3 filmmakers x 3 audio artists
•       Shake them up
•       Throw 3 magical sight and sound creations up on the screen

This year’s talented line-up includes (filmmakers listed first):

Melika Bass + Coppice
Jon Cates + Jeff Kolar
Andrew Mausert-Mooney + Bobby Conn

(more on this year’s artists here)

PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS HERE

AND so many great raffle and silent auction prizes in store! Raffle tickets will be sold before and during the event and awarded the night of the Media Mixer (you don’t have to be there to win!). Silent Auction entries will only be available at the event.

RAFFLE PRIZES include:

  • 2 tickets for Chicago Sinfonietta’s Día de los Muertos concert on Halloween night featuring CFA’s Danse Macabre – 2 winners
  • Anatolia Kurdish Kitchen Basket of Baked Goods
  • Gift certificates for any DMK restaurants
  • Four tickets to Up Comedy Club: Improv and Sketch Comedy
  • AMC Movie Theater gift card
  • 2 reserved tickets for White Sox games
  • 1-year membership to the Music Box Theatre
  • Autographed photo of David Ross from the Chicago Cubs
  • Two tickets for any show at Bottom Lounge
  • Lou Malnati’s gift card
  • Four tickets for Second City
  • 1-year regular membership to the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Gene Siskel Film Center Membership for 2 (one year)
  • Cards Against Humanity game - 2 winners
  • Ray Ban sunglasses donated by Pearle Vision Old
  • Autographed photo of Chicago Bears Pernell McPhee, Jay Cutler, Kyle Long and Kyle Fuller
  • Pair of three-day passes to the Pitchfork Music Festival
  • Two Bulls tickets + parking pass
  • 1 bottle Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary
  • Whiskey Tasting at Delilah’s
  • 2 tickets to see Neko Case/k.d. lang/Laura Veirs at Chicago Theatre (August 7, 2016)
  • Early 1980s vintage Fuji bicycle — 60-day warranty and can be exchanged to suit height

SILENT AUCTION PRIZES include:

  • Four Cubs tickets (10 rows up from visiting team’s on-deck circle)
  • Beautiful hand carved table by Frank Sullivan of Reclaimed Table

All proceeds from the CFA MEDIA MIXER go to benefit the Chicago Film Archives and their efforts to identify, preserve and provide access to the Midwest’s audio-visual heritage. CFA MEDIA MIXER gives CFA fans a chance to support the efforts of both CFA and local artists at the same time!

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Admissions:

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CFA Media Mixer 2015 (in review)

A couple of weeks ago we shared the video collaborations from 2014′s MEDIA MIXER event on the blog, and now we’re excited to bring you some of 2015′s videos, available to stream for the first time! Check ‘em out below and also see 2012, 2013, and 2014 for more MEDIA MIXER greatness. And don’t forget to come to the Hideout on June 9 for this year’s event!

2015′s talented lineup included (filmmakers listed first):

Amir George AND The O’My’s
Jesse Malmed AND ONO 
Fern Silva AND Phil Cohran 

(more on that year’s artists here)

 

WHIRRED, WHIRLED
Filmmaker: Jesse Malmed
Composer: ONO

Scales in the Spectrum of Space
Filmmaker: Fern Silva
Composer: Phil Cohran

Thanks to all of the artists who participated in the 2015 Media Mixer! We’re very impressed with the work that was produced with our footage and glad to finally have the space to showcase them all together.

The CFA MEDIA MIXER returns this year on June 9 at the Hideout with a new lineup of incredible filmmakers, musicians, video premieres, raffle prizes, and more. For more information, check out this year’s event page and learn about this year’s artists here.

CFA Media Mixer 2014 (in review)

We’re getting so excited about the upcoming CFA MEDIA MIXER that we started looking back at past years’ projects and realized there are TWO years of amazing collaborations that we never assembled in one place to stream. In this post we’re proud to present the videos produced by our 2014 Media Mixer participants (you can view 2012 and 2013 here and here, respectively).

2014′s talented lineup included (filmmakers listed first):

Lori Felker AND Cheer-Accident
Deborah Stratman AND Olivia Block 
Latham Zearfoss AND Bastardgeist 

(more on that year’s artists here)

1. A TURN ON THE HILL
Filmmaker: Lori Felker
Composer: Cheer-Accident

2. SECOND SIGHTED
Filmmaker: Deborah Stratman
Composer: Olivia Block

3. SOMETHING TO MOVE IN
Filmmaker: Latham Zearfoss
Composer: Bastardgeist

Thanks to all of the artists who participated in the 2014 Media Mixer! We are very impressed with the work that was produced with our footage and glad to finally have the space to showcase them all together.

The CFA MEDIA MIXER returns this year on June 9 at the Hideout with a new lineup of incredible filmmakers, musicians, video premieres, raffle prizes, and more. For more information, check out this year’s event page and learn about this year’s artists here.

CFA Media Mixer 2016: Meet this Year’s Artists

Our annual video remix benefit is BACK this year with yet another amazing lineup of artists working together to create new video works out of digitized items in our vault. Right now, three extraordinary filmmakers are loading up with massive amounts of footage culled from the deepest corners of our collections – including some rare, little-seen gems and a few staff favorites – which they’ll edit, re-interpret, transform, and kick over to three of Chicago’s most imaginative musicians to score. Then, come June 9, you’re all invited to the Hideout to celebrate the world premiere of their collaborations, along with raffle prizes, auctions, and more. It’s CFA’s Media Mixer 2016!

This year’s artists (filmmakers listed first, followed by musician(s)) include:

Melika Bass + Coppice
jonCates + Jeff Kolar
Andrew Mausert-Mooney + Bobby Conn

More on this year’s artists…

THE FILMMAKERS:

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Melika Bass is a filmmaker and installation artist currently living in Chicago. Bass is the recipient of an Artadia Award, two Media Arts Fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, the Kodak/Filmcraft Imaging Award from the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and an Experimental Film Prize from the Athens International Film Festival. In 2013, Bass was appointed the Pick-Laudati Artist in Residence at the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, at Northwestern University. Screenings and exhibitions include the Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York; Kino der Kunst, Munich; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (solo exhibition, February 2011); Torino Film Festival, Italy; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Ann Arbor Film Festival; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; BFI London Film Festival; Athens International Film Festival; Segal Center for the Performing Arts, Montreal; Hamburg International Film Festival, Germany; and the Split Festival of New Film, Croatia. Her work has been profiled and reviewed in Filmmaker Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Bad at Sports, Art Daily, Rolling Stone Italy, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Pitchfork, and the Chicago Sun-Timeshttp://tenderarchive.com/

jonCates

jonCates works at the intersections of Noise and New Media. His projects are presented internationally in cities such as Aix-en-Provence, Austin, Berlin, Beijing, Boston, Cairo, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Linz, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, New York, Singapore, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb and widely available online via the Internet. His research and writings appear online in digital forms and physically in print publications from MIT Press, Gestalten, The Penn State University Press, Intellect and Unsorted Books. In 2005 he created the concept of Dirty New Media and is widely recognized as developing concepts, communities and discourses of the unstable arts now known as Glitch Art. http://systemsapproach.net

Andrew Mausert-Mooney

Andrew Mausert-Mooney is a Chicago-based artist working with 16mm film, video, performance and television. Andrew’s work has showed in festivals, galleries and exhibition series around the world including the American Film Institute, CineVegas, Chicago Underground, Gallery 400, Pleasure Dome and Other Cinema. He received his MFA from the University of Illinois-Chicago in the Spring of 2012. Currently Andrew is a co-director and station manager of ACRE TV, an artist-run livestream tele-vision network. https://vimeo.com/amm

 

THE MUSICIANS:

Coppice

Coppice is nexus. Since its foundation in 2009, Coppice has departed from bellows and electronics to create compositions, installations, discography, instruments, arrangements for performance, software, and sculptural objects. Drawing from its expanding glossary of study, they’re currently focused on expansions and emulations of their sonic foundations (in bellows and electronics) using a newly designed musical infrastructure that departs from physical modeled instruments and modular synthesis. Coppice is currently transitioning onto a new world of finer sonic illusions of digitally-seeded air, binary clocks, and impossible musical objects. Recordings of Coppice music have been made available by the following artist-run labels: Agxivatein (GR), caduc. (CA), Category of manifestation: (US), Close/Far (US), Consumer Waste (UK), Hideous Replica (UK), Notice Recordings (US), Pilgrim Talk (US), Quakebasket (US), Rhizome•s (FR), Senufo Editions (IT), and Triple Bath (GR). http://www.futurevessel.com/coppice

JeffKolar

Jeff Kolar is a sound artist, radio producer, and curator working in Chicago, USA. His work, described as “speaker-shredding” (Half Letter Press), “wonderfully strange” (John Corbett), and “characteristically curious” (Marc Weidenbaum), includes cross-platform collaboration, low-powered radio, and live performance. His work activates sound in unconventional, temporary, and ephemeral ways using appropriation and remix as a critical practice. His solo and collaborative projects, installations, and public performances often investigate the mundane sonic nuances of everyday electronic devices. Jeff is a free103point9 Transmission Artist and the Founder and Artistic Director of Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform. His work has been comissioned by the Propeller Fund, a re-granting agency of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and free103point9, a re-granting agency of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Arts Council. He has given lectures, performed, and exhibited widely across the United States, and at international venues and festivals. http://jeffkolar.us

BobbyConn

Bobby Conn is an avant-garde, pop-rock musician and longtime staple of the Chicago scene. Since beginning his career in the late 1980s, Bobby has a developed a reputation for outlandish and exciting performances that emphasize the theatricality of musical art. Not content to work alone, he is also known for his extensive collaborations on stage and record that draw in musicians across all genres and stylings. (Another fun fact: Bobby played live at our second Media Mixer event in 2013, though this is the first time he’s created a piece for us!) https://facebook.com/thebobbyconn

More on Bobby Conn via AllMusic:

The once self-proclaimed antichrist Bobby Conn is in a league all his own when it comes to performing live as well as creating his tongue-in-cheek chameleon-like pop that genre-hops with a decadent flair. Conn got his start playing guitar in the Chicago prog rock trio Conducent in 1989; by 1994 the group called it quits and Conn went solo. Conn received attention quickly in the Windy City’s live circuit for his outlandish live shows that verged on performance art and theater. Whether dressed as a priest, wearing mud on his face, or just dishing out hugs and kisses to unsuspecting fans, Conn defiantly didn’t go unnoticed. His first lineup consisted of ex-Conducent member DJ Le Deuce on turntables, as well as Julie Pomerleau (aka Monica BouBou) on electric violin.

In 1995 and 1996 Conn released two EPs, then in 1997 he released his self-titled debut album on the Truck Stop label, but it was 1998′s Rise Up! LP that extended Conn’s musical palette and got music fans outside of Chicago to take notice. Then in 1999, Conn released the Llovessonngs EP (on Chicago independent label Thrill Jockey), which showcased the hilarious French disco tune “Virginia.” Into the millennium, Conn released The Golden Age and toured with the support of the Glass Gypsies, featuring Pomerleau/BouBou on organ as well as guitarist Sledd, keyboardist Pearly Sweets, bassist Nick Macri, and drummer Colby Starck. Released in 2004, Homeland cast a satirical gaze at America and the war in Iraq, while 2007′s King for a Day tackled fantasy, celebrity, and the media. Rise Up! was reissued just in time for Conn’s 2011 tour playing the album in its entirety. For his 2012 full length Macaroni, Conn formed backing band The Burglars from some of Chicago’s leading players. The Burglars included long time drummer Josh Johannpeter (also active in Lazer Crystal and Mahjongg) as well as keyboardist Jon Steinmeier and bassist Jim Cooper of The Detholz. 

Again, we hope to see you on Thursday, June 9 at the Hideout! Head on over to the event page for more information! http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/current-events/5th-annual-cfa-media-mixer

CFA Media Mixer 2015: Meet this Year’s Artists

We are SO EXCITED to announce the artists for this year’s CFA Media Mixer event – our annual video re-mix benefit held at the Hideout. Over the next couple of months each filmmaker will work closely with his musical pairing to create and score a short video piece made from digitized films from our vault. We’re currently loading up our filmmakers with loads and loads of footage of their choosing (plus a few curve balls chosen by our staff). This year’s lineup is so awesomely talented that I had to take a break from writing this and head towards a window and scream a little bit. We hope to see you at the Hideout on Thursday, June 18th to both support CFA and to watch the world premiere of three films made by our artist pairings.

This year’s artists (filmmakers listed first, followed by musician(s)) include:

Amir George + The O’Mys
Jesse Malmed + ONO
Fern Silva + Phil Cohran

More on this year’s artsits:

THE FILMMAKERS:

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Amir George is a motion picture artist and film programmer born and bred in Chicago. Amir creates work for installation, the cinema and live performance. His video work and curated programs have been screened in festivals and galleries across the US, Canada, and Europe. In addition to founding Cinema Culture, a grassroots film programming organization, Amir is also the co-curator of Black Radical Imagination a touring experimental short film program. He currently teaches and produces media with youth throughout Chicagoland. http://amirgeorge.com

 

Jesse Malmed

Jesse Malmed is an artist and curator, working in video, performance, text, occasional objects and their gaps and overlaps. He has performed, screened and exhibited at museums, microcinemas, film festivals, galleries, bars and barns, including solo presentations at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Photography, University of Chicago’s Film Studies Center, Chicago Cultural Center among others. Additionally, Jesse programs at the Nightingale Cinema, co-directs the mobile exhibition space Trunk Show, programs through ACRE TV and spends part of each summer as a Visiting Artist Liaison with ACRE. His writing has appeared in Incite Journal, YA5, OMNI Reboot, Big Big Wednesday, Temporary Art Review, Bad at Sports and Cine-File. A native of Santa Fe, Jesse earned his BA at Bard College and his MFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was named a “2014 Breakout Artist” by Newcity, is a DCASE In The Works resident and is a 2014-15 Artistic Associate at Links Hall, where he is organizing the Live to Tape Artist Television Festival May 18-24 2015. http://jessemalmed.net

 

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Fern Silva (b. 1982, Hartford, CT) uses film to create a cinematographic language for the hybrid mythologies of globalism. His films consider methods of narrative, ethnographic, and documentary filmmaking as the starting point for structural experimentation. He has created a body of film, video, and projection work that has been screened and performed at various festivals, galleries, museums and cinematheques including the Toronto, Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam, New York, Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Images, London and Ann Arbor Film Festivals, Anthology Film Archive, Gene Siskel Film Center, Wexner Center for the Arts, San Francisco Cinematheque, Museum of Art Lima, Cinemateca Boliviana, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Museum of Contemporary Art/Chicago, Museum of Modern Art P.S.1, and Cinema Du Reel and the Centre Pompidou. He was listed as one of the Top 25 Filmmakers for the 21st Century in Film Comment Magazine’s Avant-Garde Filmmakers Poll, is the recipient of the Gus Van Sant Award from the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival and was nominated for Best International Short Film at the 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival. He received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, MFA from Bard College and is currently based in Chicago, IL where he teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. http://fernsilva.com

 

THE MUSICIANS: 

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The O’My’s are the new sound of Chicago Soul. Rising stars in the midst of a Chicago music and cultural renaissance, The O’My’s have recorded and shared stages with Chance the Rapper, Wyclef Jean, ZZ Ward, Ab Soul, Twista, NoName Gypsy, Mick Jenkins, Save Money, Yo Yo Ma, and Kids These Days. A multi instrument, multi-ethnic crew, The O’My’s are led by co-founders and songwriters, singer/guitarist Maceo Haymes and keyboardist Nick Hennessey. The crew’s rhythm section is comprised of bassist Boyang Matsapola and drummer Barron Golden. Erick Mateo on sax, William Miller on trumpet, and J.P. Floyd (formerly of Kids These Days) on trombone complete the horn section. All Chicago natives, The O’My’s sound captures the tremendous love, pain, warmth and bitter cold found in the city’s streets. Delicate arrangements, a pounding rhythm section and soaring horns provide a perfect home for Haymes’ commanding, smokey rasp and smooth falsettos. Drawing from Chicago’s rich musical traditions of blues, jazz and rock, The O’My’s pick up where their musical forefathers left off, taking Roots Rock’n’Soul to the present. The O’My’s are now in studio recording their third project, Keeping the Faith, a Psychedelic Soul record slated for release in the late fall of 2014. http://theomysband.com + https://www.facebook.com/TheOmysBand

 

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ONO‘s members span several generations, ethnicities, and genders, but at its core the group consists of Travis Travis Travis, P. Michael Ono and Shannon Rose. As Moniker Records explains, “ONOMATOPOEIA BEFORE MUSIC was the band’s founding principle, and this conflation of language and noise has always been deeply, if not explicitly, political…Founded in 1980 and reemerging in the late 00s with astonishing vehemence and an expansive, multi-generational lineup, they’ve been embraced by a more fertile and experimental Chicago scene. travis has always referred to fellow-founder P. Michael ONO as the ‘leader of the band,’ but anchor might be more appropriate—P. Michael’s groundswelling bass and nasty, insectoid beats are unquestionably the glue that binds the sprawling noise. But then there’s travis, whose fierce brilliance carries echoes of punk prophets like Patti Smith, Iggy Pop and Gil Scott-Heron but is always pure, raging ONO…ONO’s original mission statement (1980) runs through this music more truly and deeply than ever, so to quote it in full and let it speak for itself: ONO1980// Experimental Performance, NOISE, and Industrial Poetry Performance Band; Exploring Gospel’s Darkest Conflicts, Tragedies and Premises.” http://ono1980.com +  https://www.facebook.com/onoband

 

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“Women in wool hair chant their poetry. Phil Cohran gives us messages and music made of developed bone and polished and honed cult. It is the Hour of tribe and of vibration, the day-long Hour. It is the Hour of ringing, rouse, of ferment-festival. On Forty-third and Langley black furnaces resent ancient legislatures of play and scruple and practical gelatin. They keep the fever in, fondle the fever. All worship the Wall.” – Gwendolyn Brooks, “Two Dedications: II The Wall August 27, 1967″

Born in 1927 in Oxford, Mississippi, Phil Cohran played with Sun Ra’s Arkestra and co-founded the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) before establishing the Affro-Arts Theater in 1967. The honorific title Kelan was bestowed on him by Chinese Muslims on a tour of China in 1991. 

More on Cohran’s career via The HistoryMakers:

In 1950, Cohran joined Jay McShann’s touring swing band, playing with Charlie Parker and Walter Brown. He recorded with McShann for Houston’s Peacock Records where he backed up Big Mama Thornton and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. Drafted that year, Cohran trained Naval bands at Annapolis, Maryland. Discharged in 1952, Cohran moved to Chicago where he studied the Schillinger system and played with Jimmy Bell and Walter Perkins. For the balance of the 1950s, Cohran was a part of Sun Ra’s cutting edge Astral Infinity Arkestra where he played trumpet, zithers and harp on recordings such as Rocket Number Nine and We Travel the Spaceways…Cohran lives in Chicago, where many of his children are noted musicians in their own right.”

In 1966, Cohran’s Artistic Heritage Ensemble included Amina Claudine Myers, Ajramu, Larry King, Eugene Easton, Don Myric, Aaron Dodd, Bob Crowder, Pete Cosey, Charles Hany, Louis Satterfield, Verdeen White and Maurice White. The latter three later formed the nucleus of the musical group Earth, Wind and Fire, utilizing the thumb piano sounds pioneered by Cohran. One of his 1966 concerts at 63rd Street Beach in Chicago drew 3,000 people. As founding director of the Affro Arts Theatre in 1967, Cohran hosted a weekly cultural extravaganza that featured poets like, Haki Madhubuti (Don L. Lee), Carolyn Rodgers and Useni Eugene Perkins; dancers like Darlene Blackburn and Alyo Tolbert; and musicians from the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) that he founded with Muhal Richard Abrams. In 1968, Cohran left Affro Arts to teach at Malcom X College.

From 1975 to 1977, Cohran operated Transitions East, a Chicago Southside venue featuring music and health food. In the 1980s, Cohran twice co-chaired Artists for Harold Washington. In 1987, he composed the award-winning music for the Sky Show at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium. His music has been featured in countless venues including the Chicago Jazz Festival. Honored numerous times for his musicianship and teaching, Cohran was honored with the name “Kelan” by Chinese Muslims while on tour in 1991.

Cohran lives in Chicago, where many of his children are noted musicians in their own right.

For even more on Cohran and his amazing career we recommend reading “Blues and the Abstract Truth” – by PETER SHAPIRO (The Wire magazine, issue 207, May 2001). http://philcohran.com

Again, we hope to see you on Thursday, June 18th at the Hideout! Head on over to the event page for more info (raffle prizes, DJs, general excitement & more!): http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/current-events/4th-annual-cfa-media-mixer

 

 

CFA Media Mixer 2014: Meet this Year’s Artists

It’s hard to believe that our little toddler of a fundraiser, CFA MEDIA MIXER, turns three this year (right?!). At the heart of each year’s event is the premiere of 3 video collaborations made entirely with footage from CFA. More specifically, we ask three artists and three musicians to team up with one another to create and score a short film using digitized footage from our vault. We then screen each pairing’s finished film (sound & image) at the Hide Out as part of our annual fundraiser.

We’re already hard at work organizing this year’s MEDIA MIXER (Thursday, June 19th at the Hideout). In fact, just last week we confirmed this year’s CRAZY TALENTED line up of artist pairings, and we’re delighted to share them with you (filmmakers listed first, followed by musicians):

Lori Felker AND Cheer-Accident
Deborah Stratman AND Olivia Block 
Latham Zearfoss AND Bastardgeist 
More on this year’s artists…
THE FILMMAKERS:
Lori Felker chose Filmmaking as her official second language in 2003-ish, bumping German into third place. Eventual fluency is important to her, so she employs many forms/formats, practices frequently with others, and tries hard not to shy away from expressing her thoughts on human behavior, participation, frustration, failure, in-eloquence and political irritants. Lori has many lives to live simultaneously. They currently live, make films/videos, teach, project, program, and compulsively collaborate in Chicago.
http://www.felkercommalori.com/
Deborah Stratman is an artist and filmmaker interested in landscapes and systems. Recent projects have addressed freedom, sinkholes, surveillance, the paranormal, sonic warfare, faith and comets. She lives in Chicago where she teaches at the University of Illinois.
http://www.pythagorasfilm.com/
Latham Zearfoss is an artist and cultural producer living and working in Chicago. His artwork often centers on reclaiming historical and mythological texts, and revising them to incorporate radical notions of love and sex, possibility and probability. His commitment to art and activism has also manifested in the creation of sporadic, temporary utopias like Pilot TV and Chances Dances. Latham graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in 2008 and the University of Illinois at Chicago with an MFA in 2011. He has exhibited his work internationally and all over the U.S.
http://lathamzearfoss.org/
THE MUSICIANS:
Bastardgeist is Chicago-based songwriter and performer Joel Midden. On his latest release Infinite Lives, he has crafted a lush and dizzying album about memory and displacement. Through nine, kaleidoscopic songs, Midden—featuring contributions from Sam Scranton of Volcano! (Leaf Label), Oliver Barrett of Bleeding Heart Narrative (Tartaruga Records), and James Mabbett of Napoleon IIIrd (Brainlove Records)—employs hypnotic kalimba cycles, warm string arrangements, haunted samples, 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 for inside piano and objects. Her latest LP/download release, Karren (Sedimental, 2013), an electroacoustic and orchestral piece performed by Chicago Composer’s Orchestra, has been chosen as “Best of 2014″ by The Wire, Pitchfork, and Artforum, among other publications.
http://www.oliviablock.net/
https://soundcloud.com/olivia-block
Hailing from the singularly vibrant musical hotbed known as Chicago, CHEER-ACCIDENT has been a creative, vital force in rock music for over 20 years. They constantly strive to surprise their audiences and themselves through relentless reinvention. From dreamy pop to angular art-rock, CHEER-ACCIDENT strikes a powerful balance between personalized and unique studio wizardry and the visceral excitement of a well-honed, explosive live rock band. The band is a quintet at its foundation, but they often presents themselves in various configurations…including this year’s CFA Media Mixer lineup of Jeff Libersher (guitar, vocals),Thymme Jones (drums, vocals), Evelyn Davis (piano, vocals) & Dante Kester (bass).
http://www.cheer-accident.com/

More news to come! but in the meantime, you can view CFA MEDIA MIXER 2012 collaborations here & 2013′s here.



!!EXCITING UPDATE!! Latham Zearfoss & Bastardgeist’s video collaboration will feature a live and magnetic performance by Darling Shear – poster child for all things Fabulous from the 1500′s to 1900′s.

Darling is the daughter of the sensational “PINKY SHEAR” the famous French Maid to some the worlds most fabulous burlesque performers. Darling did not want to take up a feather duster but feather boa, and Pinky Shear knew her daughter was meant to be something more than a French Maid. Darling spent many years in classical dance training at her mothers wishes and from the first moment she put on her tutu she never wanted to think of picking up anything with feathers unless it was for a costume. Although Darling loved the world of classical Ballet that was molding her she too a fancy to the freedom of Jazz dance; I mean her mother works for burlesque performers. She started to take more Jazz classes and soon became a overnight sensation with her first job she got at the age of 15 from one of her mothers Burlesque friends. Darlings love for the gyration of the hips, seductive poses, and flashy bare all quality shined so bright on that night she had audiences in the palm of her hands. And from that point on to this day every time Darling takes the stage the audience stops so they won’t miss a single pirouette turn. Now Darling performs Historical Jazz Dance re-stagings and reenactments.

 

CFA Media Mixer 2013 (in review)

All three videos from this year’s CFA Media Mixer are now streaming online! Check ‘em out:

1. ”What I Want” (Film by Alexander Stewart ; Sound by Sam Prekop; Video Sponsor:  Pentimenti Films)

2. ”Love and Care of Pets” (Film by Jesse McLean ; Sound by Sich Mang ; Video Sponsor: BRMC Group)

3. ”Songs for Earth And Folk” (Film by Cauleen Smith ; Sound by The Eternals ; Video Sponsor: Music Box Films and Music Box Theatre)

These three videos premiered at CFA’s second annual CFA MEDIA MIXER benefit on June 6th. The premise of the event was simple: three filmmakers, paired (blind date style) with three audio artists, had the full run of CFA’s vault to create some video art. Like last year, we are super thrilled with the outcome of this project and can’t wait to see where these artists and videos fly off to next.

CFA Media Mixer 2013: Meet this Year’s Artists

This year marks the second year of our CFA Media Mixer event. So… what’s the Media Mixer event all about? Well, the premise is simple: three filmmakers, paired (blind date style) with three audio artists, had the full run of CFA’s vault to create some video art. We’ll premiere the finished videos on Thursday, June 6th alongside lots of other entertainment – including music provided by DJ Peter Margasak and a live set from Bobby Conn and Monica BouBou! At the core, the CFA Media Mixer is a benefit for CFA, but we like to think it’s a lot more than that. It’s also a celebration of local artists, artistic collaborations and CFA (more generally). We at CFA want our films to speak to a variety of different purposes and interpretations. We believe (really strongly!) in making the archive accessible and available for a variety of different purposes (including research and creative-based projects), to have these incredible films and collections speak to a new generation of viewers and to *hopefully* inspire artists (like our Media Mixer collaborators). Now, let us formally introduce you to this year’s artist pairings & video sponsors: 1. “Love and Care of Pets” (4 minutes) Filmmaker: JESSE MCLEAN  Jesse McLean’s work is motivated by a deep curiosity about human behavior and relationships, especially as presented and observed through the mediation of found footage. Her recent work interpolates the production, proliferation, and consumption of televisual experience, investigating how this transfer of information creates a bind of complex relationships between maker and viewer. Interested both in the power and the failure of the mediated experience to bring us together, McLean’s work asks the viewer to walk the line between voyeur and participant. Jesse McLean was the recipient of the Overkill Award at the 2011 Images Festival and the Barbara Aronofsky Latham Award for Emerging Experimental Video Artist at the 2010 Ann Arbor Film Festival. She has presented her work at the International Film Festival Rotterdam; Venice Film Festival; Transmediale; 25 FPS Festival; European Media Arts Festival; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Interstate Projects; PPOW Gallery; Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; Impakt Festival; CPH:DOX; Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH. (courtesy of Video Data Bank) http://jessemclean.com/ Sound artists: SICH MANG Sich Mang is made up of Chicagoans Eric Lee Gale and Rand Sevilla. Together they produce a style of music called “wurkstep.” Chicago Reader’s Miles Raymer cleverly defines this style as Chicago juke and footwork music (the distinctive, up-tempo dance music styles born in Chicago’s South and West sides) dipped in a vat of garishly polychromatic psychedelia. Jessica Hopper (via Chicago Tribune) adds, “Sich Mang songs were not made for passive listening. Its current crop of remixes is more a reverent mangling of dance music; it flirts with dance, hip-hop and R&B sounds but pushes them toward something shy of mania.” http://sichmang.tumblr.com/ https://soundcloud.com/sichmang Video Sponsor: BRMC Group   2. “Songs for Earth And Folk” (10.5 minutes) Filmmaker: CAULEEN SMITH   Cauleen Smith received 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 projects as the project itself demands thereby making the body of Smith’s work unpredictably varied and diverse. Smith is producing a series of films, objects, and events (of which Fullness is a part) that explore the psychogeography of American cities in which the intersection of black cultural production and the urban landscape created significant and global musical innovation. Smith currently lives in Chicago and is artist in resident at Washington Park Arts Incubator. Recent projects include “17″ a series of hand screenprinted wallpapers which ruminate on sound. And Black Utopia LP – A Cauleen Smith movie, vinyl records accompanied by 35mm slides featuring performances by Chicago poets Krista Franklin and Avery R. Young. Her Double LP combs through Experimental Sound Studio’s Sun Ra Archives. It can be purchased from Dusty Groove Records, Threewalls, and Corbet vs. Dempsy. http://www.cauleensmith.com/ Sound artists: THE ETERNALS Since emerging from the sonic destruction left by the no-wave punk bulldozer Trenchmouth in the late 90s, the Chicago-based band, The Eternals (Damon Locks & Wayne Montana), have made a point of disillusioning music purists everywhere. At times they soothe, at other times they serve as a wake-up call with carefully crafted loops mixed with jagged analog synth waves and driving bass lines. No mood, no thought, no feeling is held back. Past film scoring projects from the band include Terri Kapsalis & Rob Shaw’s Noon Moons and Alix Lambert’s Mark of Cain. (courtesy of the MCA) Video Sponsor: Music Box Films and Music Box Theatre   3. “What I Want” (6.5 minutes) Filmmaker: ALEXANDER STEWART Alexander Stewart’s short films have screened internationally, including at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Tribeca Film Festival, and ImageForum (Japan). He is co-director of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, and curates a screening series at Roots & Culture gallery in Chicago. He teaches animation at DePaul University. http://www.alexanderstewart.org/ http://vimeo.com/alexanderstewart Sound Artist: SAM PREKOP Chicago born Sam Prekop has been a fixture on the local scene for decades, as front man of Shrimp Boat and the Sea and Cake and more recently as a solo artist. http://www.theseaandcake.com/ Video Sponsor:  Pentimenti Films So…. when was the last time you could party with Jesse McLean, Sich Mang, Cauleen Smith, the Eternals, Alexander Stewart, Sam Prekop, Peter Margasak, Alison Cuddy, Bobby Conn, Monica BouBou and CFA!?  Come on down to the Hideout this Thursday and have some fun!  Great music, video art premieres, (really) killer raffle prizes and you’ll (in the meantime) be supporting the work of Chicago Film Archives and local artists! Purchase advance tickets (highly recommended) here & more details on the event here

CFA Media Mixer Updates

Last spring we asked 3 filmmakers (Kent Lambert, Jessica Bardsley, Ellen Castleberry & Andy Resek) and 3 musicians (CAVE, Tim Kinsella, Josh Abrams) to team up and make a short film using CFA footage. We then premiered their finished films at our first annual CFA MEDIA MIXER benefit. Our goal behind this creative-based project was to inspire artstic use of our incredible films and collections. The event is not just a celebration of local talent and artstic re-use, but also a benefit and awareness-raiser for CFA. We here at CFA are dedicated to expanding the audiences of the Midwest’s collective cinematic heritage, and we hope our Media Mixer event inspires others to assist us in these efforts.

Last year’s CFA MEDIA MIXER films have had a fun and rewarding life beyond their Hideout premiere. Kent Lambert & CAVE’s film, WREST, won the “The Made in Chicago Award” at this year’s Chicago Underground Film Festival, and screened at this past weekend’s Ann Arbor Film Festival. Jessica Bardsley & Tim Kinsella’s film, LIKE BACK AND ENJOY IT: A FILM ABOUT JOANN ELAM, also screened in Ann Arbor…AND won The Eileen Maitland Award !! This award is given to the film that “best addresses women’s issues and gives voice to female voices.” We are so delighted these CFA-commissioned films are being shown to new audiences and that last year’s CFA MEDIA MIXER artists are being acknowledged for their great films (we know we’re biased, but we really do think they’re great!).

We’re excited to continue our CFA MEDIA MIXER into its second year with the following artists:

Cauleen Smith AND The Eternals
Jesse McLean AND Sich Mang
Alexander Stewart AND Sam Prekop

Their films will premiere Thursday, June 6th at the Hideout. More details to come!

CFA Media Mixer (in review)

For our first annual CFA Media Mixer benefit at the Hideout, we asked 3 (well, technically 4) local video artists and 3 local musicians to team up and create 3 video pieces made up of CFA footage. These commissioned pieces premiered at the August 17th event to a packed house. We realize some of you couldn’t make it, so here they all are… in the order they were screened:

1. LIE BACK AND ENJOY IT: a film about JoAnn Elam
Filmmaker: Jessica Bardsley
Composer: Tim Kinsella

2. THE PROJECTIONIST
Filmmakers: Andy Resek & Ellen Castleberry
Composer: Josh Abrams

3. UNTITLED
Filmmaker: Kent Lambert
Composer(s): CAVE

We here at CFA are immensely appreciative of all the artists involved in this project, and are beyond delighted of the outcome of each collaboration. Extra thanks also goes out to Experimental Sound Studio, who graciously donated studio and mixing time towards this project. Here’s to many more years of CFA Media Mixers!

To gain a more behind-the-scenes look at this year’s CFA Media Mixer, here’s an interview between New City’s Jenny Yoon and myself. 

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