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

Focal Point live with Jess T. Dugan and Rafael Soldi

Focal Point live with Jess T. Dugan and Rafael Soldi

Focal Point live with Jess T. Dugan and Rafael Soldi Presented virtually on Zoom Register in advance for this webinar: https://colum.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q76J0OAqSC6n-F0MVaUPLA Please join us for a special live ...

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Voting Matters: Suppression, Access, and Democracy

Voting Matters: Suppression, Access, and Democracy

Voting Matters: Suppression, Access, and Democracy Thursday, October 8, 6 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here: http://bit.ly/votingMoCP The panel discussion will focus on the barriers that eligible ...

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Lecture in Photography: Sam Contis

Lecture in Photography: Sam Contis

Wednesday, October 14, 6 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Sam Contis’ work explores gender, landscape, and the enduring myth of the American West in order ...

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Conversations With the Curators: What Does Democracy Look Like? (Part I)

Conversations With the Curators: What Does Democracy Look Like? (Part I)

Conversations With the Curators: What Does Democracy Look Like? (Part I) Thursday, October 15, 6 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Part I: What are people looking ...

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Conversations With the Curators: What Does Democracy Look Like? (Part II)

Conversations With the Curators: What Does Democracy Look Like? (Part II)

Conversations With the Curators: What Does Democracy Look Like? (Part II) Thursday, October 22, 6 p.m. Presented virtually on Zoom Register here: http://bit.ly/curatorsMoCP2 Part II: Are democracies serving all ...

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Conversations With the Curators: What Does Democracy Look Like? (Part II)

Conversations With the Curators: What Does Democracy Look Like? (Part II)

Conversations With the Curators: What Does Democracy Look Like? (Part II) Thursday, October 22, 6 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Part II: Are democracies serving all ...

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Lecture in Photography: Kristine Potter 

Lecture in Photography: Kristine Potter 

Lecture in Photography: Kristine Potter Wednesday, October 28, 6 p.m. CDT Presented Virtually on Zoom Register here Kristine Potter’s work explores masculine archetypes, landscape, and cultural tendencies ...

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FIRST LOOK: Fine Print Party

FIRST LOOK: Fine Print Party

Thursday, October 29, 7 p.m. CDT Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Please join the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) Museum Council, staff, and artists for a special ...

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Lecture in Photography: Mimi Plumb

Lecture in Photography: Mimi Plumb

Lecture in Photography: Mimi Plumb Wednesday, December 2, 6 p.m. CST Presented Virtually on Zoom Register here Since the 1970s, Plumb has explored subjects rang- ing from her suburban ...

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Past Events

Plena Combativa Virtual Concert

Plena Combativa Virtual Concert

Plena Combativa Virtual Concert

Join the MoCP and Plena Combativa for a livestreamed virtual concert! Plena Combativa is a political-feminist musical project that uses the Puerto Rican Plena ...

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Kiskeya Salón: Habla Más Que Tu Boca es Tuya: Part II

Kiskeya Salón: Habla Más Que Tu Boca es Tuya: Part II

Kiskeya Salón: Habla Más Que Tu Boca es Tuya: Part II

Kiskeya Salón: Habla Más Que Tu Boca es Tuya: Part II Thursday, September 3, 4 p.m. CDT Register in advance for this webinar: https://colum.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EJPNiGo_RKmSIm8myDbEbA Join us on Zoom ...

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Kiskeya Salón: Habla Más Que Tu Boca es Tuya

Kiskeya Salón: Habla Más Que Tu Boca es Tuya

Kiskeya Salón: Habla Más Que Tu Boca es Tuya

Kiskeya Salón: Habla Más Que Tu Boca es Tuya Thursday, August 27, 4 p.m. CDT https://www.instagram.com/mocpchi/ Follow @mocpchi Join us on Instagram Live for a conversation through "Kiskeya Salón" ...

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MoCP Behind the Lens: Natalia Lassalle-Morillo

MoCP Behind the Lens: Natalia Lassalle-Morillo

MoCP Behind the Lens: Natalia Lassalle-Morillo

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/450265069 Join the MoCP and artist Natalia Lassalle-Morillo for a virtual sneak peek into her studio! Natalia Lassalle-Morillo (b Río Piedras, Puerto Rico) ...

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MoCP Behind the Lens: Erika P. Rodríguez

MoCP Behind the Lens: Erika P. Rodríguez

MoCP Behind the Lens: Erika P. Rodríguez

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/448639722 Join the MoCP and photographer Erika P. Rodríguez for a virtual sneak peek into her studio! Documentary photographer Erika P. Rodríguez is ...

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