Monday, May 12, 2014
Millennium Film Workshop
Millennium Film Workshop presents a program of films by Chicago artist and filmmaker Alexander Stewart. Representing nine years of work, this program demonstrates Stewart’s ongoing interests in abstract animation and experimental film. The films collectively reveal a fascination with gradual accumulation of marks and movements; with self-imposed challenges and limitations; and with the legacies of structural film and psychedelic cinema. Included in the lineup is his 2005 film Errata, an abstract animation made using photocopiers; Crux Film, an animation made with his frequent collaborator Lilli Carré; and the New York premiere of Fort Morgan, a six-years-in-the-making piece exploring a star-shaped brick fort near Stewart’s hometown on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Also featured in the program are several projects representing Stewart’s recent work with musicians: What I Want, a found-footage film with a score by Sam Prekop (The Sea and Cake), and music videos for Chicago bands Disappears and Acteurs.
Alexander Stewart is an artist and filmmaker living in Chicago. His short films have been screened in festivals internationally, including the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and ImageForum in Japan. In 2010 he co-founded the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, an annual festival he directs with Lilli Carré. He teaches animation at DePaul University in Chicago.
Errata, 2005, 6:00, 16mm.
Crux Film, 2013, 5:07, HD. Collaboration with Lilli Carré.
100 Foot Pull, 2010, 2:45, 16mm
100 Foot Ride, 2010, 2:45, 16mm
4000 Frame Throw (Pitchin’ Machine), 2011, 2:45, 16mm
The Battle of the Stand-Stills, 2010, 15:45, HD
Disappears, Power, music video. 2013, 4:15, HD
Acteurs, Cloud Generating, music video. 2013, 4:07, 16mm on HD
What I Want, 2013, 6:25, NTSC. Sound by Sam Prekop.
Very Similar To, 2009, 2:45, 16mm. Collaboration with Peter Miller.
Fort Morgan, 2014, 22:00, 16mm on HD.
Peacock, 2014, 5:00, 16mm on HD. Sound by Jeremy Lemos.
16mm and video, approx. 75 mins.
Location: 119 Ingraham located in Brooklyn Fireproof gallery