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

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Shizuka Yokomizo

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Shizuka Yokomizo

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Shizuka Yokomizo April 16, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections, Kristin Taylor, every ...

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With A Vengeance Screening

With A Vengeance Screening

With A Vengeance A film by Lori Hiris 1989, 40 minutes, BW, 16mm/DVD This urgent and timely film is a history of the struggle for reproductive freedom since ...

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Joanne Leonard

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Joanne Leonard

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Joanne Leonard April 23, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join our Curator of Academic Programs and Collections, Kristin Taylor, every ...

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Birth On The Border Screening

Birth On The Border Screening

Birth On The Border A film by Ellie Lobovits 2018, 28 minutes, Color, DVD, English/Spanish This intimate and personal documentary follows two women from Ciudad Juárez as they ...

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The Motherhood Archives Screening

The Motherhood Archives Screening

The Motherhood Archives A film by Irene Lusztig 2013, 91 minutes, Color/BW, DVD, English/French, English subtitles Archival montage, science fiction and an homage to 1970s feminist filmmaking are ...

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Behind the Lens: Tabitha Soren

Behind the Lens: Tabitha Soren

Behind the Lens: Tabitha Soren Friday, May 14, 12 p.m.CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join the MoCP and photographer Tabitha Soren for a discussion on her practice ...

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Past Events

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Colleen Keihm

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Colleen Keihm

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Colleen Keihm

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Colleen Keihm March 26, 12 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join the MoCP for a casual drop-in session where we will ...

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Lecture in Photography: Candice Breitz

Lecture in Photography: Candice Breitz

Lecture in Photography: Candice Breitz

Lecture in Photography: Candice Breitz Wednesday, March 24, noon CST live, rebroadcast at 6 p.m. CST Presented virtually on Zoom Register for live session here / Register for ...

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Walker Evans

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Walker Evans

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Walker Evans

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Walker Evans March 19, 12 p.m. CST Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join the MoCP for a casual drop-in session where we will ...

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Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Widline Cadet

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Widline Cadet

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Widline Cadet

Photos at Zoom Discussion Session: Widline Cadet March 12, 12 p.m. CST Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join the MoCP for a casual drop-in session where we will ...

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Panel: Destigmatizing Reproductive Health

Panel: Destigmatizing Reproductive Health

Panel: Destigmatizing Reproductive Health

Watch here: https://vimeo.com/522319635 This panel will address historical and contemporary misconceptions of the female body. Panelists will also delve into the history of women’s reproductive health ...

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