MassArt Film Society Spring 2007

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Date: Mon Apr 09 2007 - 08:51:14 PDT

MassArt Film Society Spring 2007

April 11th

Ladrones y Mentirosos
(Thieves and Liars)
By Ricardo Mendez-Matta and Poli Marichal

April 17th

films & videos by:

- Jo Dery

- Xander Marro

- Jasmine Laietmark

- Lana Z Caplan

- Megan Lark Buckingham

Curated by Anabel Vázquez

Jo Dery
* Echoes of Bats and Men (2005) RT: 7.5 min (16mm)
* Munk and Monster (2005) RT: 1 min (video)
* Hope Fun Fun and Peace Fancy Fancy: 1,000 Years of Popcorn (2005) RT: 8 min (video)
* Roll (2004) RT: 3 min (16mm)
* The Last, The Rest (2000) RT: 4 min (16mm)

Xander Marro
* Tba

Jasmine Laietmark
* Tba

Lana Z Caplan
* Love in the Afternoon (2007) RT: 1 min (16mm/video)
* Roar (2007) RT: 3 min (16mm/video)
* Dual (2005) RT: 2 min (16mm/video)
* In & Out (2006) RT: 1 min (super8/video)
* At The House of the Tragic Poet (2006) RT: 1 min (super8/video)

Megan Lark Buckingham
* Take It (2006) RT: 04:30 min (video)


Jo Dery makes short films, drawings, prints, and little books. Her films have been shown in festivals across the US, and included in various traveling programs. She has been awarded grants for her film work by the LEF Foundation and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. She has exhibited her artwork in New York, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Providence. Her little books can be found in stores like Quimby's in Chicago, Cinders in Brooklyn, and Needles & Pens in San Fransisco. Her drawings have been included in publications like Lumpen magazine and the SPX anthology 2005. She is a co-organizer of the Magic Lantern experimental film/video series in Providence, and a part time faculty member at Rhode Island College. She is the singer of the band "Teenage Waistband" and the drummer of the band "Hairy Dairy." She has lived in Providence since 1996.

Lana Z Caplan is a multimedia artist working primarily in alternative and traditional photography, film, video and installation. She received her BA from Boston University and MFA from Massachusetts College of Art. Utilizing contemporary and art historical references, Lana's work addresses both specific current political or social events and more general concerns of how we navigate our complicated existence of love and desire, loss and devastation, birth and regeneration.
Recent exhibitions and screenings include: John Stevenson Gallery (New York, NY), Gallery NAGA (Boston, MA), The William Benton Museum (Storrs, CT),"FICCO"(Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo ( Mexico City, Mexico), The Photographic Resource Center (Boston, MA), DNA Gallery (Provincetown, MA) and the Coney Island Film Festival (Coney Island, NY). Recent grants include : Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Contemporary Artist Center, Polaroid Corporation, Vermont Studio Center, and the Cambridge Art Association.

April 18th

Jeff Silva
Artist will be present.

Balkan Rhapsodies #1-78: Post-War Journeys through Serbia and Kosovo, 60 min, 2007

Balkan Rhapsodies #1-78 is an experimental documentary exploring the cultural intricacies and history of the conflict between Serbia, Kosovo and the NATO bombings in 1999. The formal structure of the video is inspired by the fragmentary and open-ended framework of rhapsodic literature and music, of which the video employs to echo the complexity of life in post-war Former Yugoslavia. I was the first American allowed into Serbia after the NATO bombings in June of 1999. and the experiences and filming I did while there makes up the heart of the project. I later returned back to the Balkans to film again in 2000 and 2005. The video weaves together a fragmented mosaic, back and forth in a rhythmic rhapsody; moving between intimate verité footage, interview testimonials from survivors, commentary from foreign policy experts Zinn and Chomsky, lyrical image montages, appropriated footage, journal entries, and humorous musical interludes. The collection of detritus and shards of !
 memories, experiences and facts creates a melodic echo that resonates into our present day conflicts beyond the historical moment of the conflict in Former Yugoslavia.-Jeff Silva

TUESDAY!! April 24th

Films By Shirley Clarke

The Connection
The Cool World

April 25th
Gretchen Skogerson
Artist will be present.

All shows begin promptly at 8 p.m.

All shows are Wednesday nights unless otherwise noted.

$4 Donation/Free for MassArt Students and Staff.

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