PSA Projects continues its (idiosyncratic, desultory) itinerancy with the screening of a new work, Take Your Time, by Chicago filmmaker and audio-visual archivist Carolyn Faber. Following simultaneous exterior screenings at sites in Greektown, Logan Square, Rogers Park, and Wicker Park, PSA will host an opening reception at its old Logan Square haunt(s). Sites curated by Andrew Cantrell, Jason Halprin, Jason Pallas, and Erik Wenzel.
TAKE YOUR TIME
Take Your Time visualizes th...e subconscious act of remembering. Annemie stands in front of her home in Flonheim, Germany remembering former neighbors who fled persecution in the late 1930s, or were deported to concentration camps. Prompted by questions from her community, her fragmented memories take shape around visual cues in her familiar surroundings. We learn only what we ask her, and as much as she can recall. An unstable transaction at best. The footage is culled from Faber’s work-in-progress documentary While You Were Here.
TAKE YOUR TIME
Carolyn Exterior screenings: 5pm to 6pm at the following locations (note: a Facebook glitch keeps changing the time, but the screenings will take place from 5-6PM regardless of event time listed above):
-Greektown: 850 W Jackson Blvd (Second Floor)
-Wicker Park: View from 1325 N Western Ave
-Logan Square: The Storefront - 2606 N. California
-Rogers Park: 1917 West Chase.
Reception to follow: 6pm-8pm at 2509 N Lawndale Ave
Carolyn Faber is a filmmaker and audio-visual archivist in Chicago who has been making short experimental films for 20 years. Her work has screened in numerous shows and film festivals including: Anthology Film Archives, Chicago Underground, Onion City, Ann Arbor, New York Film Festival's Views From the Avant-Garde, and the San Francisco Art Institute. She is the Media Collections Manager at the Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is lead Archivist for Kartemquin Films' Archive Project, inventorying 46 years of documentary filmmaking. Currently, she is currently at-work on her first feature-length documentary While You Were Here, which reconnects her grandmother's personal archive with her hometown in Flonheim, Germany.
PSA Projects is an exterior alternative project space that was started in September, 2012 by Casey Smallwood and Andrew Cantrell at their home in Logan Square. In June of 2013, PSA Projects began to take its program of screening site-specific, time-based visual works of commercial length by emerging and established artists to various places in Chicago and beyond. The works will continue to be projected externally in public spaces, to be viewed within the time of walking, cycling, driving, or otherwise moving by the space. Both the spaces and the works will explore a spectatorship situated between absorption and distraction, publicity and privacy, and movement and habitation.
PSA Projects is going on the road! We are pleased to announce we are being hosted by the Loneliness Chapel at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago for a one night screening of Gavage by David Cordero. Both project spaces will host an opening reception for the public Friday, June 14th from 9 - 10PM on the Del Giorno 3rd Floor Terrace, see reception for directions.
Gavage is a 60-second video that explores the nature of practice and perfor...mance within the structure of forced participation. When thinking about supported autonomy, one must ask where motivation lies and if repetition in the pursuit of perfection is in fact obstructing ones ability to achieve full autonomy.
David Cordero (b. 1982) lives and works in Chicago, IL. Recent solo exhibitions include Manners in 2012 in Nashville, The Hedgehog’s Dilemma in 2011, and Grind in 2010, both at DOVA Temporary, Chicago. He recently participated in Prolegomena at Jack Hanley Gallery, New York and in Arte No Es Fácil, an ongoing collaborative project between artists in Chicago and Cuba. His work has been featured in Hunter and Cook, The Chicago Tribune and The Art Newspaper. Cordero was a teaching fellow at the University of Chicago, where he received his MFA in 2010. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007.
PSA Projects is an exterior alternative project space that was started in September, 2012 by Casey Smallwood and Andrew Cantrell at their home in Logan Square. In June of 2013, PSA Projects will take its program of screening site-specific, time-based visual works of commercial length by emerging and established artists to various places in Chicago and beyond. The works will continue to be projected externally in public spaces, to be viewed within the time of walking, cycling, driving, or otherwise moving by the space. Both the space and the works explore a spectatorship situated between absorption and distraction, publicity and privacy, and movement and habitation.
"the fiction is outside" makes the Top 5!
"Chicago Sky Interior" makes the Top 5!
There is a light that never goes out,
There is a light that never goes out,
There is a light that never goes out.
MARCH 3 - APRIL 7, 2013
PSA Projects is pleased to announce the opening of Chicago Sky Interior by Jovencio de la Paz. The project space will host an opening reception for the public Sunday, March 3rd from 6-8PM. The work will be externally screened Sundays from March 3rd to April 7th for two hours beginning at Civil Twilight. Full details and a screening schedule below.
Chicago Sky Interior is the third iteration of a project that has changed form over the last four years. First a series of photographs, then a large scale LCD billboard display in Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago Sky Interior is an altered view of light in motion, or rather, a body in motion as it displaces light.
A child peers through a cardboard tube to playfully manipulate their perception. It is a private exploration, available to one body and one eye in a single moment. Yet to enact this alteration upon the lens of the camera captures the private moment of sight, it further emphasizes our apartness from each other as seeing organisms. In curious transformation, it also makes the captured image into the form of a discrete celestial body—it returns captured light to its heavenly origins in the sky. The playfulness of this act changes as well. In the space of PSA Projects, there are suggestions of voyeurism, of a piercing through the wall and window of the domestic space. There is a violation of the private act of viewing, the gaze of an individual made public.
CHICAGO SKY INTERIOR
JOVENCIO DE LA PAZ
3/3: 6-8PM (reception)
3/10: 7:19-9:19PM (exterior screening)
3/17: 7:27-9:27PM (exterior screening)
3/24: 7:35-9:35PM (exterior screening)
3/31: 7:43-9:43PM (exterior screening)
4/7: 7:46-9:46PM (exterior screening)
Jovencio de la Paz is a multimedia artist and writer whose practice deals with finding physical manifestations of metaphysical phenomenon. Working in images, performances, writing, installation and sculpture, he has shown work both nationally and internationally, most recently at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland Ohio, the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center in Chicago, Illinois and the Uri Gallery in Seoul, South Korea. He is member and co-founder of the Craft Mystery Cult, a collaborative group with an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon. Currently, de la Paz is an Instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Fiber and Material studies.
Mike Schuh's piece opens tomorrow at 5PM. Thanks BAS!