Video Playlist: Inside/outside

Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Video Playlist: Inside/outside

Video Playlist: Inside/outside

Curated by Molly Hewitt

Video Playlist is a recurring series of one night public video screenings programmed in response to MoCP exhibitions. For Disruptive Perspectives, Molly Hewitt curates a screening that looks past the exhibiting artists’ genders and sexualities and draws attention to the private spaces they inhabit, and how these private spaces bleed into public life. Hewitt's response centers on the overwhelming feeling of history, legacy and family that is inseparable from the artists' and subjects' intimate romantic relationships. 

Featuring work by: 

Cheryl Donegan 

Dena Decola and Karin Wandner 

Sky Hopinka 

Miranda July 

George Kuchar

Molly Hewitt 

MJ Brotherton

MOLLY HEWITT is a writer, director, performance and drag artist. In their work Molly imitates, dissects, consumes, and re-enacts their surroundings. Unraveling the mechanisms and meanings of cultural text to be reused in an illuminating or empowering way.  Molly makes work about sexuality, performing femininity, objectification, food, and desire. Attempting to relate, understand, and subvert through imitation. Molly performs under the alias Glamhag and as performed at Mana Contemporary, Miami Art Basil, The Dfibrl8r Gallery in Chicago and many drag, DIY and performance shows around Chicago. Molly has exhibited work at places such as The Nightingale, The Gene Siskel, Chicago Filmmakers and FrontSpace Gallery in Kansas City. Their short film Maggie's Problem was official selection of the Chicago Underground Film Festival 2016, the Olympia Film Festival 2017. It won Best Art Direction at the North Portland Unknown Film Festival in 2016 and is now distributed by Troma. Molly is the founder of Glamhag Productions which is producing their first feature alongside Full Spectrum Features. The project titled Holy Trinity is a feature film currently in production about a queer Dominatrix who can speak to the dead after huffing the contents of an aerosol can.

Image: Still from Five More Minutes, Dena Decola and Karin Wandner; Image copyright of the artist, courtesy of the Video Data Bank, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Upcoming Events

Video Playlist: Ralph Arnold and Outtakes

Video Playlist: Ralph Arnold and Outtakes

Video Playlist: Ralph Arnold and Outtakes

MoCP

Shari Frilot Reginald Woolery Elizabeth Axtman Tom Palazallo Curated by Romi Crawford Often aspects of identity (race, gender, class, occupation, sexuality, nationality) are the outtakes, or the stuff left ...

Read more

MoCP After Dark

MoCP After Dark

MoCP After Dark

Join us for an after-hours party at MoCP After Dark. Against the backdrop of The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold and Echoes: Reframing Collage, dance ...

Read more

Lecture in Photography: Barbara Kasten

Lecture in Photography: Barbara Kasten

Lecture in Photography: Barbara Kasten

Ferguson Hall

Barbara Kasten is known for photographs that transform architecture into formal abstract compositions using lighting, color gels, and mirrors. Originally from Chicago, Kasten is the ...

Read more

Holiday Photo Book Bazaar

Holiday Photo Book Bazaar

Holiday Photo Book Bazaar

Join us for a special celebration of photography books. Local photographers of note including Barbara Diener, Jess T. Dugan, Dave Jordano, Laura Letinsky, Cecil McDonald, ...

Read more

Lecture in Photography: Shimon Attie

Lecture in Photography: Shimon Attie

Lecture in Photography: Shimon Attie

Ferguson Hall

Artist Shimon Attie will present and discuss a selection of his projects across space and time. The presentation will touch briefly on early works, such ...

Read more
Past Events

“Say It With Pictures” Then and Now: Chicago’s African American Photographers

“Say It With Pictures” Then and Now: Chicago’s African American Photographers

“Say It With Pictures” Then and Now: Chicago’s African American Photographers

600 S. Michigan Ave.

The Museum of Contemporary Photography will host art historian Amy Mooney in conversation with the esteemed photography scholar Deborah Willis in an unprecedented reveal of ...

Read more

Opening Reception: The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold and Echoes: Reframing Collage

Opening Reception: The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold and Echoes: Reframing Collage

Opening Reception: The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold and Echoes: Reframing Collage

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Join the Museum of Contemporary Photography for a public opening reception for The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity & Politics and Echoes: ...

Read more

Lecture in Photography: Lucas Foglia

Lecture in Photography: Lucas Foglia

Lecture in Photography: Lucas Foglia

618 S. Michigan Ave.

Exhibiting artist Lucas Foglia will discuss his project Human Nature as well as his broader artistic practice. Foglia’s work is in the permanent collections of ...

Read more

Honors Program Student Meet and Greet

Honors Program Student Meet and Greet

Honors Program Student Meet and Greet

MoCP

Please join us for a night at the museum to mingle with fellow honors program students over art, music, and hors d'oeuvres. Museum staff will ...

Read more

Celebrating South Side Stories

Celebrating South Side Stories

Celebrating South Side Stories

Hyde Park Arts Center

Join this celebration of the historic and ongoing role that art and design played in growing communities and strengthening neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side. Participants ...

Read more