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Visual Studies Workshop

September 2018

Loops: Media installations & performances–Opening

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
Free

LOOPS is an exhibition of multi-media installations and performances that address the phenomena of the loop in form and concept, incorporating feedback, repetition, cycles, ellipses, orbits, rotations, and other situations in which the finite meets the infinite. More than 15 regional and national artists will display video installations, games, audio environments, animatronic space buckets, VR dirigibles, real-time algorithms, noise sculptures, music and other media in and around the VSW auditorium for the duration of the show. Live performances will take…

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Lola Flash Visual Artist / AIDS FLASHback–Opening

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
Free

Lola Flash has been photographing for over thirty years with numerous exhibitions to date. She earned a BA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a MA from the London College of Printing. AIDS FLASHback focuses on Flash’s previous work as an activist. About the work she notes, “These selections are a reflection of the late 80s and early 90s, a time when the AIDS crisis was at its height in New York City. I was an activist and…

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Community Curator: Rochester Global Refugee Services

September 29 @ 2:00 pm
Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Rochester Global Refugee Services (RGRS) advocates for the economic needs and educational development of refugees around the world, as well as locally here in Rochester.  Founder Faziri Ndahiro has selected films from the VSW Collection that feature histories and cultures of refugee populations in Rochester, as well as the political and social struggles faced by refugees around the world. A discussion on how to support refugee populations will follow the screening.  Free to VSW members/$5 nonmembers. Saturday, September 29th |  2 pm

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October 2018

Curatorial Outlooks: Greg de Cuir, Jr.

October 11 @ 6:00 pm
Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Film curator, writer and translator Greg de Cuir, Jr. will discuss his research on Yugoslavian documentary and experimental short films found in regional film archives throughout the US. He has selected a program of 16mm films found in the VSW Film Collection, many of which were part of the Reynolds Audio-Visual Department at the Rochester Public Library. De Cuir, a native on Los Angeles, was a co-curator of the 2018 Flaherty Film Seminar, and now lives in Belgrade, Serbia, where…

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Rochester Small Press Book Fair

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

The Rochester Small Press Book Fair will be held Saturday, October 13th. The vendor application is open now! Closes September 3rd: https://vsw.submittable.com/submit/118487/roc-small-press-book-fair-application-2018 The Rochester Small Press Book Fair (formerly The Pub Fair) brings together book artists, photographers, independent publishers, authors, and DIYers to exhibit their work in a unique market showcasing the gamut of what publishing can be. Artist’s books, photobookworks, magazines, zines, chapbooks, and digital publishing will be available to peruse and purchase. Poetry readings, coffee, and le Petite Poutine…

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Community Curator: M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence

October 20 @ 2:00 pm
Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence is a Rochester-based nonprofit that equips people to use nonviolence to create a sustainable and just world for all. Join us for a program of films from the VSW Collection that feature the story of M.K. Gandhi and the history of nonviolent protest throughout the world. Free to members/$5 nonmembers. Saturday, October 20th  |  2 pm

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Home Movie Day

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Home Movie Day is a worldwide event that invites you to see and share your own home movies with an audience of your community.  Bring your Super 8, 8mm, and 16mm films to screen or just come to behold the vast array of fascinating amateur movies in the Rochester area! Students from the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at the George Eastman Museum will be on-hand to perform film inspections and project the films. All films determined to…

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November 2018

The Notebooks of Rose Lowder: Book Release and Screening

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
Free

French filmmaker Rose Lowder has been a major influence in the world of experimental cinema since the 1970’s.  Working frame-by-frame in 16mm film, Lowder constructs complex visual phenomena that interweave color, texture, perspective and time, while focusing her lens on the rich landscape of the natural world. Lowder will present a program of classic and recent films, and give a talk on her unique technique for working with 16mm film as a tool for perceptual engagement. Join us as we…

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HA-HA: Stand Up Comedy & Films from the VSW Collection

November 8 @ 7:00 pm
Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Hosted and curated by local comedian Woody Battaglia and Rochester’s Brunch Town Comedy Collective, this program presents a variety of short films and stand-up comedy performances that add up to more than the sum of their punchlines. Free to VSW members/nonmembers $5 Thursday, November 8 | 7 pm

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Community Curator: Rochester Democratic Socialists of America (ROCDSA)

November 17 @ 2:00 pm
Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Founded in 2016, the Rochester Democratic Socialists of America (ROCDSA) believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically to meet human needs, not to make profits for a few. Members of the Socialist Feminist Collective from ROCDSA have curated a screening of films from the VSW collection that engage with the ideals of socialist feminism, human rights and economic, racial, and gender justice. Free to VSW and ROCDSA members/ nonmembers $5 Saturday, November 17th  | 2 pm

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December 2018

Community Curator: 540WMain Learning Academy

December 8 @ 2:00 pm
Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

540WMain Learning Academy is a grassroots non-profit “communiversity” with a mission to enrich the historic National Register Susan B. Anthony Preservation district as well as connect greater Rochester to the neighborhood through art and wellness courses, programs and events for children and adults.  Director & Founder Calvin Eaton has curated a selection of films from the VSW collection that address the causes and effects of gentrification, with a focus on the urban redevelopment strategies in Rochester’s history and future.  Join us for…

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