Video Playlist: Genius Loci 

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

Video Playlist: Genius Loci 

Curated by Christy LeMaster

Featuring work by:

Jack Behrends
Mary Helena Clark 
Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill   
Ana Vaz 
Johann Lurf 
Michael Robinson

Structure building is the optimistic process of imagining the way we want to live and then endeavoring to make it real. This Video Playlist is built of imagined monuments, architecture as cinematic genre, artifacts of the building-building industry, and the alienation of living in spaces whose symbolism we did not agree to. Video Playlist is a recurring series of one-night public video screenings programmed in response to MoCP exhibitions.

Christy LeMaster founded Chicago’s rough and ready microcinema, The Nightingale in 2008. She has programmed screenings for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago Filmmakers, Columbia College Chicago, The Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago Film Archives, Sector 2337, and Intuit Gallery. She teaches Media Theory at Columbia College Chicago. She has been a movie critic on the NPR Chicago affiliate, WBEZ’s morning show 848 and CINE-FILE.info. She was a 2011 Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow and a Summer Forum 2012 resident. She has served on juries for Media City, Onion City, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and the Dallas Video Fest. She is currently programming events for The Nightingale, TRACERS, Chances Dances 10th Anniversary Retrospective, and co-curating Run of Life, an experimental documentary series for the Chicago experimental media venue, Constellation.

 

Still from The Plant, Mary Helena Clark, 2012, Image courtesy of the artist

Upcoming Events

Video Playlist: Ten Toes Down

Video Playlist: Ten Toes Down

Video Playlist: Ten Toes Down

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Guest-curated by filmmaker Cameron Granger, Video Playlist is a recurring series of one-night public video screenings programmed in response to MoCP exhibitions. Granger, whose work ...

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Special Teen Workshop: Afrofuturist Art + Writing

Special Teen Workshop: Afrofuturist Art + Writing

Special Teen Workshop: Afrofuturist Art + Writing

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Partnering with 826CHI, this interdisciplinary workshop aimed at teens and college students will ask participants to use creative writing strategies to engage with the works ...

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Post Now and Post New: Afrofuturist Themes in Contemporary Art Practice

Post Now and Post New: Afrofuturist Themes in Contemporary Art Practice

Post Now and Post New: Afrofuturist Themes in Contemporary Art Practice

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Jennifer Scott will lead a discussion with D.Denenge Duyst-Akpem and Ingrid LaFleur on Afrofuturist themes in contemporary art and how they inform artistic practice in ...

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Lecture in Photography: Lesley A. Martin

Lecture in Photography: Lesley A. Martin

Lecture in Photography: Lesley A. Martin

Ferguson Lecture Hall

Lesley A. Martin is creative director and publisher of The PhotoBook Review at Aperture. Her writing on photography has been published in Aperture, American Photo, ...

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Beyond Black Panther: Celebrating Sci-Fi in Books and Comic Books

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Beyond Black Panther: Celebrating Sci-Fi in Books and Comic Books

Museum of Contemporary Photography

In conjunction with Columbia College Chicago’s Manifest Urban Arts Festival, MoCP will host an interactive celebration of science fiction in books and comic books. Stop ...

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FIRST LOOK: 2018 MoCP Fine Print Party

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Untitled Supper Club

Please join the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) Museum Council, staff, and artists for a public unveiling of four new prints that will be added ...

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Past Events

Artist Talk: Alun Be

Artist Talk: Alun Be

Artist Talk: Alun Be

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Exhibiting artist Alun Be will discuss his Edification series on view in In Their Own Form as well as his broader artistic practice. ...

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In Their Own Form: Opening Reception + Artist Talk

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Museum of Contemporary Photography

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Lecture in Photography: Jennifer Blessing

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Museum of Contemporary Photography

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Lunch and Learn: Socially Engaged Art with the Dammeyer Fellow

Lunch and Learn: Socially Engaged Art with the Dammeyer Fellow

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600 S. Michigan Ave.

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DARKROOM 2018

DARKROOM 2018

DARKROOM 2018

610 S. Michigan Ave.

DARKROOM Thursday, March 1 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., VIP Reception 6:30 – 9 p.m., Benefit Auction and Party Venue Six10 610 S. Michigan Ave. Join the MoCP for our annual benefit ...

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