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“Working Things Out” — Nohl Fellowship Anniversary Screenings
September 13, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
As part of a celebration of the Mary L. Nohl Fellowship’s 15th Anniversary, this series of screenings showcases filmmakers and media artists who were past Nohl Fellowship winners. The film series presents artists’ current films as a way of reacquainting viewers with new directions in their work. Organized by Ben Balcom in collaboration with Polly Morris.
$5 General Admission
Nohl Fellowship Anniversary Screenings Schedule
Thursday, July 12 — Creature Comforts
Thursday, August 16 — In This City
Thursday, September 13 — Working Things Out
Doors at 6:30 p.m. Screenings begin at 7:00 p.m.
Working Things Out (68 minutes)
• The Shooting of the Misanthrope Xavier Leplae, Nohl 2008. A shootformancetallation performed and recorded in the opening exhibition for the 2008 Nohl Fellowship.
• Deer Queen Brooke Thiele, Nohl 2016. We are in the deep Northwoods, where the powerful and fragile Deer Queen reigns. We see a small cabin, filled with trophies of the hunt. On the ground outside the cabin, there is a dead deer. A Hunter emerges from inside the deer. Her quarry is a seductive and dangerous Crane, whom she stalks (and pines for) because the Crane has the freedom to fly away.
• Love under the Will of the Hags of Long Tooth Mica O’Herlihy, Suitcase 2005. A psychotronic genderfucked pagan meditation on the animal in us all.
• Pulling Up Roots Cecelia Condit, Nohl 2004. Pulling Up Roots is the emotional journey of a woman who is navigating the tenuous strain between the past and the future. Filmed in an abandoned housing project in Western Ireland, she uproots exotic plants and flowers, as one might collect stories and memories one can’t understand. Condit’s operatic songs and childlike rhymes give a sense of naiveté and strength that comes from her solitude. From a playful skip around the yard, to a moment where profound sadness gives way to unexpected laughter, she explores an entire lifetime of emotions in mere minutes.
• Work in Progress Brent Coughenour, Nohl 2010. Something here to describe, in roundabout terms, not what it means, but rather, what it does.
• Incorporating Guilt Within an Autonomous Robot Steve Wetzel Nohl 2005. Part appropriated video and part observational documentary, Incorporating Guilt Within an Autonomous Robot explores the performance of Americanism and violence. Framed by recent national developments in war technology and the mad plans and collaborations of our scientific and military communities, a pageantry of faith, power and absurdity slowly unfolds in a small, rural Midwestern town.
• Remote Jesse McLean, Nohl 2016. There is a presence lingering in the dark woods, just under the surface of a placid lake and at the end of dreary basement corridor. It’s not easy to locate because it’s outside but also inside. It doesn’t just crawl in on your wires because it’s not a thing. It’s a shocking eruption of electrical energy.
• Falling in Terms of Silent Kelly Kirshtner, Suitcase 2014. This live audiovisual performance blends foley sound production with live soundtrack creation, using a program that records and layers the sounds I create. The soundscape grows and decays over time, and I recreate sounds to replace those that have faded away. This video shows a version of the opening to the work, in which sounds for the front space are being built up. As the work progresses, I create alternative sonic narratives for both front and back video spaces.