Video Playlist: Gravitational Pull

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

Video Playlist: Gravitational Pull

Astronauts report experiencing a cognitive shift in awareness upon returning to Earth due to the dramatic change in perspective caused by observing the Earth from space. For the few who have seen this planet from afar, the sense that human life is vulnerable or trivial can be overwhelming. Video Playlist: Gravitational Pull features video works that examine similar mental shifts and alterations to the perception of everyday experience that are brought about by observing, repositioning, and imagining the world from a changed viewpoint. 

Video Playlist is a recurring series of one-night public video screenings programmed in response to MoCP exhibitions.

Featuring work by: Basma Alsharif, Cameron Gibson, David Oresick, Kera Mackenzie, and Ana Vaz.

Still from "What's Wrong", David Oresick, 2013, Courtesy of the artist. 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Opening Reception: Stateless: Views of Global Migration

Opening Reception: Stateless: Views of Global Migration

Opening Reception: Stateless: Views of Global Migration

MoCP

Join the MoCP for an opening reception for the exhibition Stateless: Views of Global Migration. ...

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Symposium

Symposium

Symposium

Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave

This half-day event will feature exhibiting artists, activists, writers, and scholars who are engaged in issues surrounding refugee rights, global migration, and resettlement practices. Examining ...

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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 ...

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MoCP Teen Summit

MoCP Teen Summit

MoCP Teen Summit

MoCP

Chicago teens are invited to reflect, engage, share, and create, in this multidisciplinary creative workshop exploring issues relating to the exhibition Stateless: Views of Global ...

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Photos at Noon: Global Migration

Photos at Noon: Global Migration

Photos at Noon: Global Migration

MoCP

Get to know the museum's collection with this public print viewing led by the MoCP's curator of academic programs and collections. Drop in to learn ...

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Film Screening: A Sharp Light That Shines

Film Screening: A Sharp Light That Shines

Film Screening: A Sharp Light That Shines

Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave

A Sharp Light That Shines features a selection of short narrative and experimental documentary films from filmmakers exploring global migration from their varied backgrounds and ...

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Curatorial Tour

Curatorial Tour

Curatorial Tour

Join exhibition curator and MoCP executive director Natasha Egan for a special tour of Stateless: Views of Global Migration. ...

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Past Events

Lecture in Photography: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Lecture in Photography: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Lecture in Photography: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Stage Two

Artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya discusses his work in Echoes: Reframing Collage, as well as his broader artistic practice. Sepuya’s work explores the intimacy created during ...

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Photos at Noon: Collage

Photos at Noon: Collage

Photos at Noon: Collage

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Join us for a print viewing of works from the museum’s collection made with the collage technique employed by the artists in the current exhibitions. ...

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Curatorial Tour and Gallery Talk

Curatorial Tour and Gallery Talk

Curatorial Tour and Gallery Talk

MoCP

Join guest curator Greg Foster-Rice and MoCP chief curator and deputy director Karen Irvine for a special tour of The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold ...

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Symposium: Unfinished Business! The South Side and Chicago Art

Symposium: Unfinished Business! The South Side and Chicago Art

Symposium: Unfinished Business! The South Side and Chicago Art

Various Locations

Co-presented by the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Smart Museum of Art FREE, but space is limited. Please register here in advance. October 19–20, 2018 This symposium ...

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“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 ...

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