“Dividing Roadmaps by Timezones: 2000-2010” is a 10 year survey of Amanda Christie’s super8, 16mm films, and expanded cinema performances. The screening will be hosted by Spectacle Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Spectacle is located at 124 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn, New York, between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street (map and directions). Subway: Bedford Avenue stop on the “L” line. Admission $5.
HERE, 2000, 3min (super8, silent)
FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE, 2003, 1min (16mm w. hand scratched sound)
TURNING, 2004, 8min (16mm, silent)
PLAYING JACOB, 2005, 2min (16mm, optical sound)
16MM POSTCARD, 2005, 2 min (16mm, optical sound)
KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL, 2005, 1 min (16mm silent)
MECHANICAL MEMORY, 2005, 6 min (16mm, optical sound)
3PART HARMONY: COMPOSITION IN RGB #1, 2006, 6 min (16mm, optical sound)
THIS UNNAMABLE LITTLE DREAM: OR A TRACED SKETCH OF TWO BROTHERS, 2006, 3min (super 8, silent)
FALLEN FLAGS, 2007, 8 min (16mm, optical sound)
A MATERNAL RECORD NOT FULLY RECORDED, 2007, 3min (super 8 with live performance)
V=D/T, 2008, 8 min (16mm, optical sound)
POINT A -> POINT B, 2009, 3 min (super 8, double system sound)
TRANSMISSIONS, 2010, 15min (live performance for two 16mm projectors, kaoss pad, radio, prisms, and optics)
During her residency from October 28 to November 29, Christie will present two screenings of her work, on Wednesday November 4 at Spectacle Theater, and on Thursday November 19 at Brooklyn Fire Proof. As well she will work on editing a 90 minute experimental landscape film and perform a “listening tour” in which she will act as a strategic planning consultant for MFW during this time of transition.
As a part of her listening tour, she will be meeting with members of the NYC filmmaking community (members and non-members of MFW, including both organizations and individuals). She will synthesize the feedback from the film community about Millennium’s past 50 years, its present situation, and its potential future into a report with recommendations for moving forward, and a strategic plan that the board and new director may then use in moving forward into the new millennium. An artbook or zine of drawings, diagrams, timelines, lists, and notes may also result from the listening. Individual meetings: If you want to offer your thoughts on MFW as a part of this listening tour, contact amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will set up an appointment to meet with you and to listen to all you have to say.
Amanda Dawn Christie is an interdisciplinary artist from Canada, working in film, video, performance, photography, and electroacoustic sound design. She has exhibited and performed in art galleries across Canada, and her films have screened internationally. She was the 2014 Atlantic finalist for the Canadian National Media Art prize, and recently had a 10 year retrospective exhibition of her work curated by Mireille Bourgeois, at the Galerie d’art Louise et Reuben Cohen, and was also included in the Marion McCain Biennale of Atlantic Contemporary Art, curated by Corinna Ghaznavi. Since 1997, she has been actively involved with artist run centres, in both volunteer and staff positions: serving on various boards, working as both a technician and later as a director, teaching workshops, publishing articles, and serving on juries across Canada. She completed her MFA at the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts in Vancouver, before moving to Amsterdam. Upon her return to Canada she worked at the Faucet Media Arts Centre & Struts Gallery. She later worked as the director of the Galerie Sans Nom and the RE:FLUX festival of music. She left the GSN last year to work full time as an artist with the support of a new media creation grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Concepts and themes explored in her work focus primarily on the relationship between the human body and analogue technology in a digital age. Her residency at Millenium Film Workshop is made possible through the support of Arts New Brunswick, Canada.