CRACKER POLITICS: THE LIMITS OF COLONIAL KNOWLEDGE
CURATED BY MICHAEL ADNO
Millennium Workshop is pleased to present Michael Adno’s Cracker Politics, The Limits of Colonial Knowledge.
In Cracker Politics, Adno interrogates colonial narratives of our country’s past, working towards a more fluid and layered understanding of our relationship to history and its archive. These documents and monuments—embedded with traces of our past—invite us to ask questions rather than provide facts.
This collection of films from the Florida State Archives aims to show how moving image, photography, and the archive are screens upon which wider social forces make themselves visible. Moreover, the project tries to map the inextricable ties between the colonial period of Florida and the post-colonial present. Those bonds lie in the hyper-coded colonial knowledge that has fashioned the archive, history, and our idiosyncratic understanding of them. Their legibility serves as the deeds to our past and ultimately our future. Cracker Politics strives to integrate America’s colonial history into the global post-colonial entanglement, creating space for this discourse to grow and expand exponentially.
This film screening will be the second iteration of Michael Adno’s Cracker Politics, The Limits of Colonial Knowledge. Following an initial installation from earlier this year that was developed over six months conducting research on site in Florida as well as the Library of Congress and Smithsonian Archives in Washington, D.C. The initial installation employed photography, film, sculpture, and sound. Continuing from that, this curated collection of films continues Michael’s project-based work looking at the epistemological undercurrents embedded in our past. Two films from the initial installation will be shown during this screening as well.
Michael Adno is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in project-based installation
Admission: $10 ($6 members)
LUX13 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25 AT MILLENNIUM.
LUX13 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25 AT MILLENNIUM.
Participants of the 2013/14 LUX Critical Forum present a selection of new works. LUX13 consists of 15 artists who came together in May 2013 as part of Critical Forum London 2013-14: a discussion group initiated by LUX offering a monthly meeting space for one year to artists working with the moving-image, who are no longer in education. Each meeting consisted of two members presenting an aspect of their practice. This has included discussing work-in-progress, sharing texts, considering broader theoretical ideas, and viewing works from the LUX archive. Continuing the group’s process of discursive exchange, each artist has made a work that is no longer than three minutes in response to a word or phrase provided by another member of the group.
Katriona Beales/See Yourself from one Angle at a Time |
Giles Bunch/”We all live, as far as we know, in the present, and the present in Napal, Tokyo or on Mars can sometimes seem nearer than yesterday morning in one’s kitchen” |
Sarah Filmer/Isolation in the Workplace
Patrick Goddard/Short Cuts
Christopher Matthews /Precari
Kim Pace/To Wander
Annelore Schneider/A Meaningful Space
Nicola Stephanie/The universe next door
Neasa Terry/Reflect Yourself
Katriona Beales creates sculpture, moving image and installation, responding to information excess, overload, and personal experiences of the technological sublime. www.katrionabeales.com
Giles Bunch is a performance and video artist whose work focuses on the ways in which people engage with their cultural landscape. gilesbunch.com
Jackie Castellano A rigorous attention to material qualities, engages in close scrutiny and analytical consideration of medium specificity, lenses, light, objects, duration and motion. www.jackiecastellano.com
Sarah Filmer Collecting moments, finding out how we are. sarahfilmer.com
Katherine Fishman is currently investigating methods of
navigating spaces where social interactions and physical activities
take place, working in video, photography, installation and
Patrick Goddard Dealing with issues as diverse as urban regeneration, identity politics and anarcho-individualism, my work primarily takes the form of videos, publications and performance. www.patrickgoddard.co.uk
Liz Helman’s experimental time-based media works explore the psychological and emotional attachment to place and dwelling, journeying between recollection and reality. lizhelmanworks.com
Christopher Matthews I work with movement to produce alternative material that is a conversation, video art, writings or documents centered around topics of working conditions, body politics, or the act of looking. www.formedview.com
Katherine Meynell I am interested in the personal and the political, humour, feminist strategies and subjectivities in a lived world. katharinemeynell.co.uk
Kim Pace I make work that investigates myriad cultural representations of the human, focusing on the idea of ‘otherness’ and questioning the perspective of difference. www.kimpace.co.uk
Samuel Playford is an artist & curator using video, performance & writing to explore, variously, linguistic slippages of sound & sense, collaborative conflict, and the biological-economiccultural field of the banana. samplayfordgreenwell.wordpress.com gilesbunch.com
collectif_fact, Annelore Schneider & Claude Piguet The collectif_fa ct comprised Annelore Schneider and Claude Piguet, their projects, mainly video, are often a deconstruction of what we see as cinematic codes within our visual culture. www.collectif-fact.ch
Vanessa Scully is a video artist who utilises amateur film making techniques to transgress social norms and increase social capital through the reliving/remaking of horror b-movies. drillerkillere2.blogspot.co.uk
Nicola Stephanie is a British artist currently living in New York City. Her work, in time based media, drawing, performance and object making, focuses on the relationships between experience, representation and the image. www.nicolastephanie.com
Neasa Terry works in various media, usually using pop music to examine the various strategies used in a performance. www.neasaterry.com
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Tonight 8:00pm at Le Petit Versailles Garden
Please join us for DANGEROUS TIMES, a unique collection of personal cinema that uses horror and humor to create a conversation about our society’s deepest fears. FEATURING:
• A DANGEROUS CURE, the first feature length film by Kevin Jarvis This hybrid-horror film brilliantly uses found footage, interviews, and various story genres to create a compelling, and highly original work. Trailer.
• HOLY BLOOD by Brian Getnick and Noe Kidder is a 30 minute film that imagines the rise of totalitarianism in a small town in Upstate New York. Trailer
• PHANTASMAGORIA, a one-of-a-kind video installation of by Seruni Bodjawati & Wara Anindyah, Indonesian artists and filmmakers.
Le Petit Versailles Community Garden, 346 East Houston & Avenue C. Suggested donation $5
Sponsored by Allied Productions, Millennium Film Workshop, NYSCA & NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Materials for the Arts, Project Greenthumb
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August 18th, 2013 Open House and Multi-projection performance by Optipus!
May 30, 2013 Jay Hudson Films and Percussion
May 26, 2013 Lary7′s 35mm Loops and Magic Lantern Slides
May 24, 2013 A QUITE ENVIRONMENT
May 20, 2012 A Walk in The Park
May 15, 2012 Early Open-Reel Video & Super-8 Films by Small-Gauge Pioneer Bill Creston
May 6, 2013 The Golden Age of Science Fiction, The Story of John W. Campbell, Jr.
May 2, 2013 Super 8 Short Filmic Portraits of People and Places
April 30, 2013 Screening to Celebrate the Publishing of MFJ #57
April 4, 2013 THREE FILMMAKERS: SCHLEMOWITZ, JANG, SERRA
April 17, 2013 Millennium Film Workshop Personal Cinema Series at The New School
March 17, 2013 Millennium Film Workshop Personal Cinema Series at The New School
February 18, 2013 Millennium Film Workshop Personal Cinema Series at The New School
January 5, 2013 Barbara Rosenthal: Existential Word Play: A Mini-Retrospective
January 2, 2013 Millennium Nomadic: The films of Storm De Hirsch at FMC
December 15, 2012 Holiday Mixer Benefit for Film Makers Coop and Millennium
December 6, 2012, Red Over the Right Eye: A Performance with Found Footage and Flicker Film
September 21, 2012 Millennium Nomadic At Greenpoint Film Festival
August 12, 2012 COUNTER BALANCE
August 10, 2012 The Millennium Goes POP!
August 4, 2012 Benefit for the Millennium – Ken Jacob’s Nervous Magic Lantern
July 20, 2012 COUNTER BALANCE Premier Night
July 8, 2012 The GrandFlower Ceremony
June 23, 2012 Solar Shrine: A Summer Celebration of Mystical, Magical Video
June 24, 2011 Roots of the New York Underground – Benefit at Film-makers Coop
June 21, 2012 Tom Jarmusch – Shorts
June 20, 2012 Stand Up Movie Professor – John Matturi
June 19, 2012 The Strip Teen Dream Journey
June 17, 2012 The Early BFLO + Metal + Queeah Filmz
June 16, 2012 Film and Video from Red Channels
June 14, 2012 Letters
June 9, 2012 Movies from the Multiverse: Tara Merenda Nelson
June 8, 2011 Five Films – Gregg Biermann
June 6, 2012 Keeping an Eye on Stan
June 2, 2012 From the Vaults
May 25, 2012 MA: SPACE/TIME IN THE GARDEN OF RYOAN-JI
May 23rd, 2012 Stand-Up Movie Professor: David Phelps
April 23, 2012 Millennium Film Journal #55 Available
April 13, 2012 Open Screening
April 6, 2012 Elizabeth Henry and Tony Gault
March 16, 2012 Open Screening
March 9, 2012 Tejido Conectivo