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

Conversation with the Artists

Conversation with the Artists

Conversation with the Artists Thursday, February 4, 6 p.m. CST Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join the exhibition curators and artists online to critically explore questions posed by ...

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A Photo History of Reproductive Justice: Special Presentation by Loretta J. Ross

A Photo History of Reproductive Justice: Special Presentation by Loretta J. Ross

A Photo History of Reproductive Justice: Special Presentation by Loretta J. Ross Wednesday, February 10, 6 p.m. CST Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join Loretta J. Ross, ...

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Reproductive: Teen Education Workshop

Reproductive: Teen Education Workshop

Reproductive: Teen Education Workshop February 18, 7 p.m. CST Presented virtually on Zoom Register here What does "reproductive" even mean? Join Chicago Women's Health Center (CWHC) for a feminist ...

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Lecture in Photography: Carmen Winant

Lecture in Photography: Carmen Winant

Lecture in Photography: Carmen Winant Wednesday, February 24, 6 p.m. CST Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Carmen Winant is an artist and writer based in Columbus, Ohio whose ...

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Panel: Destigmatizing Reproductive Health

Panel: Destigmatizing Reproductive Health

Panel: Destigmatizing Reproductive Health Wednesday, March 10, 7 p.m. CST Presented virtually on Zoom Register here This panel will address historical and contemporary misconceptions of the female body. Panelists ...

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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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Past Events

Photos at Zoom: The Maternal Image

Photos at Zoom: The Maternal Image

Photos at Zoom: The Maternal Image

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/500553090 In anticipation of the upcoming MoCP exhibition, Reproductive: Health, Fertility, Agency, this Photos at Zoom session, led by Curatorial Assistant, Emilie Plunkett, ...

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Behind the Lens: Hyers + Mebane

Behind the Lens: Hyers + Mebane

Behind the Lens: Hyers + Mebane

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/496992202 Martin Hyers and William Mebane use photography to interrogate contemporary material culture and the sentimentalities people can attach to particular objects. Based ...

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Photos at Zoom: Finding Joy in Community

Photos at Zoom: Finding Joy in Community

Photos at Zoom: Finding Joy in Community

Watch video: https://vimeo.com/491768130 PowerPoint: https://www.mocp.org/exhibitions/2020/10/joy-in-community.pdf In this session, MoCP’s curatorial assistant Sylvie Harris will discuss themes of finding joy in public spaces and community gatherings. Many of ...

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Photos at Zoom: Politics and Protest

Photos at Zoom: Politics and Protest

Photos at Zoom: Politics and Protest

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/489486599 Join us for the return of Photos at Zoom! The museum is closed again but we look forward to gathering virtually to ...

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Lecture in Photography: Mimi Plumb

Lecture in Photography: Mimi Plumb

Lecture in Photography: Mimi Plumb

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/486910152 Since the 1970s, Plumb has explored subjects ranging from her suburban roots to the United Farm Workers movement. Her first book, Landfall, ...

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