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

Print Viewing: Found Photography

Print Viewing: Found Photography

Print Viewing: Found Photography

MoCP

MoCP Curatorial Fellow Sophie Haslinger will lead a guided viewing of original works from the MoCP’s permanent collection selected for their incorporation of found imagery. ...

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MoCP Family Day

MoCP Family Day

MoCP Family Day

MoCP

Join us for a photo scavenger hunt, take a tour of the exhibition designed specifically for children, and explore other interactive activites. This event is ...

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Print Viewing with Kelli Connell

Print Viewing with Kelli Connell

Print Viewing with Kelli Connell

MoCP

Please join exhibiting artist Kelli Connell for a special, one-night print viewing and discussion of select works from the MoCP permanent collection . Connell will ...

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Lectures in Photography: John Divola

Lectures in Photography: John Divola

Lectures in Photography: John Divola

Stage Two

Since the 1970s, John Divola has explored the photograph both as a document and an aesthetic object. His work examines the intersection of art and ...

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Past Events

Opening Reception: re:collection

Opening Reception: re:collection

Opening Reception: re:collection

MoCP

Join us for an opening reception of the re:collection exhibition, 5-7 p.m. at MoCP. ...

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Exhibition Tour

Exhibition Tour

Exhibition Tour

MoCP

Immediately prior to the opening reception, please join us for a tour of the exhibition by its organizers: Kalin Haydon, Carissa Meier, and Shawn Rowe, ...

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Never Sorry Screening at Low Res Studio

Never Sorry Screening at Low Res Studio

Never Sorry Screening at Low Res Studio

Low Res Studio

Join us at Low Res Studio on Thursday, July 6th from 7:30-10PM for Doc Night! Low Res Studio Suite #203 1821 West Hubbard Street Chicago, IL 60622 We’re teaming up ...

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#AiWeiwei Book Release Party

#AiWeiwei Book Release Party

#AiWeiwei Book Release Party

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Celebrate the book release of #AiWeiwei Enjoy a last look at the exhibition, hear remarks from MoCP executive director Natasha Egan, and purchase the book on ...

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FIRST LOOK: 2017 MoCP Fine Print Party

FIRST LOOK: 2017 MoCP Fine Print Party

FIRST LOOK: 2017 MoCP Fine Print Party

Jazz Showcase

Image credit: Whitten Sabbatini Please join the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) Museum Council, staff, and artists for a public unveiling of four new prints that ...

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