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Nightingale Movie Night: A Concrete Cloud

August 19, 2021 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join us in our parking lot with Nightingale Cinema for a socially distanced screening event!

Films and videos by Stephanie Barber, Mike Stoltz and Alee Peoples, Jose Luis Benavides, Sky Hopinka, Annelies Kamen, Heehyun Choi, Keaton Fox, Breanne Trammell and Henry Hills. Programmed by Jesse Malmed.
A Concrete Cloud

A thousand words about the ineffable written on a balloon demarcating air that’s in and out stuck in a tree that the wrong dog wasn’t barking at but rather identifying dendrology as dermatology. Slapstick poetry like how the light let through the cucoloris occludes clouds, paints pictures on the wall. All the poets want to be singers, drummers shooting guards, web designers gardeners, spiders who knows. Splitting rhythms and patterns while we name birds by their calls, flowers by their followers. Somewhere I had noted that real fake grass is fake real grass and real real grass is fake fake grass. The teacher says there’s no such thing as a double positive and the back of the room offers: yeah right. Sometimes language is a syntactic math puzzle doubling and undoing and sometimes it is a series of intensifiers building as the sentence does. We head this way and that, sometimes making structure by looking back. myth hymns / thy / myrrh / my rhythms.


Stephanie Barber – 3 Peonies, 2017, 3:13, 16mm to HD

Mike Stoltz and Alee Peoples – Spotlight on a Brick Wall, 2016, 8:00, 16mm to HD

Annelies Kamen – Greatest Hits, 2018, 7:00, HD

Henry Hills – SSS, 1988, 5:20, 16mm to HD

Breanne Trammell – Kind of Bluets: 33 Great Moments in Color (Aid) Commentary, 2021, 9:30, HD

Jose Luis Benavides – Lulu’s Journal, 2017, 4:32, DV

Sky Hopinka – Lore, 2019, 10:16, 16mm to HD

Heehyun Choi – Birdsaver Report Volume 1, 2020, 7:40, 16mm to HD

Keaton Fox – The Artificial Grass Needs Cleaning Again, 2020, 2:11, HD

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August 19, 2021
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Hyde Park Art Center
5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
Chicago, IL 60615 US
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