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One Species Removed: Films by Jennifer Montgomery

November 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“Every filmmaker should find a place of doubt that’s also transcendent” - Jennifer Montgomery The films of Jennifer Montgomery are unconventional narratives exploring the complicated dynamics of gender, sexuality, identity and the semantics of the psyche. Ranging from experimental essay to radical re-enactments, Montgomery’s films are well-constructed labyrinths that playfully challenge the conventions of storytelling. Her work is powerfully original, and has deeply influenced filmmakers and artists across disciplines for nearly three decades. Montgomery will present three of her short…

Forged Ways: Films by Ephraim Asili

November 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ephraim Asili is an African-American artist, filmmaker, D.J., radio host, and traveler. Inspired by his day-to-day wanderings, Asili creates art that situates itself as a series of meditations on everyday experience and media culture. Asili’s dynamic perspective is presented through audio-visual examinations of societal iconography, identity, geography, and architecture, resulting in an amalgam of pop, African-American and “moving image” culture that is filtered through an acute sense of rhythmic improvisation and compositional awareness. Presented in collaboration with Squeaky Wheel Media…

VSW Presents: John Cage, Variations III

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In 1962, experimental composer John Cage conceived a method "for one or any number of people performing any actions" to create unique scores using a process of indeterminacy. Visual Studies Workshop has invited local performers, musicians, artists and filmmakers to create their own scores and perform them simultaneously in the VSW auditorium. The audience is invited to walk through the space and interact with the sonic and visual landscape, while “leaving room for the use of unforeseen eventualities.” Live Performance

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