Unruly Archives is a program composed of emerging filmmakers whose works interrogate colonialism, cultural erasure, and historical and political truths that have been erased from the "traditional" filmic archive. Each of the works have some relation to the archive, both in the physical and political acts of documentation, be it in use of analog format or incorporation of source material-family photos, home videos, found footage.
“Explorations In Dimension: Recent Videos of Peter Rose”
Join us in welcoming artist and filmmaker Peter Rose who will be presenting a program of recent work on video. The Connectivity Through Cinema series will present the work of artists, film-makers and curators who are traveling or presenting special interactive programs in-person. Our hope is to engage the community by showing work with a focus on post-screening discussion.
Mono No Aware would like to invite you to join us for a special screening presentation with friend and film historian Stephen Broomer. Come and see a selection of inspiring 16mm films created over the last 5 years. These moving images will follow a surface treatment workshop led by the artist where he'll share some of his surface techniques with participants. This is a unique opportunity to share the workspace with this artist from Toronto and also experience his films in person. Broomer's work has screened at Views from the Avant-Garde, TIFF Wavelengths, the Berlin Directors Lounge and is the subject of a new release by Ottawa: Canadian Film Institute * Institut canadien du film, a collection of essays edited by Scott Birdwise and Tom McSorley, entitled "The Transformable Moment: The Films of Stephen Broomer." 2014.
Mono No Aware presents an intimate screening with artist and filmmaker Tomonari Nishikawa who'll be visiting Brooklyn this weekend to lead a special 16mm Mattes & Multiple Exposures Workshop with us. In a diverse program of work from 2005-2014, Tomonari will screen a series of Super-8mm "sketch films", in addition to recent 16mm and 35mm projects.
Join Mono no aware for an intimate screening presentation of recent works by Stephanie Gray presented with live poetry readings. Among the works being shown are several city-symphonies about her former hometown, Buffalo, NY; a film of a certain vanishing Coney Island; pockets of mysterious places in lower Manhattan; and atmospheric and wind-driven portraits of streetscapes in Queens and Chinatown. Her work is motivated by a sort of philosophical conversation with the city, “even if I don’t always know what it means or what it is, the filming makes sense of it in a kind of magic way. The city speaks and makes meaning, of both the past, present and future and where do memories fit in?” Her relationship with New York is intimate, and her ability to capture the subtle whispers amidst the chaos allows one to see the invisible.