Saturday, June 9th @ 2:30pm > Dreamland Film Center > 812 E Market St
Q&A following with media artist, programmer and educator Tony Balko
Light Stroke presents ‘Made in Milwaukee’
Milwaukee has a rich history of nurturing and producing experimental film. Centered around the UW-Milwaukee film department, the community of makers in the Brew City has over the years produced a shocking number of movies that challenge both the form and the audiences who see them. This tradition is alive and well today, and is maintained monthly by Light Stroke, a free screening series that highlights the work of locals while fostering relationships with other cities’ cinema fringe. Founding member and co- programmer of Light Stroke, Tony Balko, will present a program of some of the juiciest movies coming out of Milwaukee today. The show will be presented on both 16mm and digital video, and will include work by both Old Milwaukeeans and Great Lakes transients.
The Top 10 Buttoned, Long-Sleeved Shirts of 2010
Renato Umali, 2011, HDV, 5:43
This “countdown video” lauds the artists’ most worn buttoned, long-sleeved shirts of the year 2010.
Steve Wetzel, 2008, SDV, 4:3, 4 minutes
I was given a bunch of video by a group of people and they said, “Make a video.” I said, “Okay.”
Video Proposal for a Film to be Titled “Yearbook”
Brent Coughenour, 2011, Video, 365 seconds
Instructions: Must be shot on 16mm film stock. Expose 1 frame of film at intervals of one hour over the course of 1 year providing a record of the shifting pattern of wavelengths of electromagnetic energy emitted by the sun, passing through outer space and the earth’s atmosphere––a vibration of energy roughly eight minutes old when it reflects off the surface of a piece of paper and transfers its energy to silver halide crystals suspended in gelatin probably made from the hooves of cows.
Pros and Cons of Throwing a Stone: An Etude
Kim Miller, 2011, digital video, 4 min
What is the cost of taking action? How does action determine the subject?
Model Fifty-One Fifty-Six
Josh Weissbach, 2012, 16mm on Digital Video, 10:57
Through an intersection of science-fiction, medical terminology, and
autobiography, Model Fifty-One Fifty-Six presents a chronicling of human to cyborg.
Xav Leplae, 2010, 35mm transfer to DV, 7 min
Filmed at the opening of the 2008 Nohl Fellowship exhibition in
the fall of 2009. “Filmmaker Xav Leplae described his presence in the
gallery as /Leplae’s The Shooting of the Misanthrope, a
shootformancetallation/…” –Kat Murrell,Thirdcoast Digest
Tear it up, Son!
Ross Nugent, 2011, Super-16 transferred to HD, 9 min
Backwoods ballyhoo straddling the Ahiah/Pennsyltucky border,
sanctioned by $10 and a sign-yer-life-away waiver. Attended by up to
10,000 motherlovers some Fridays, this is Yankee Lake Truck Night.
The Top 10 Shoes of 2010
Renato Umali, 2012, HDV, 4’45″
This “countdown video” lauds the artists’ most worn shoes of the year 2011, some of which really should be retired.
Ben Balcom, 2012, 16mm, silent, 4:40
“primitive” is a film cycle, built from individual fragments, representing a
primordial experience of looking at the world. Form is embedded in the pathways connecting the palm of the hand to the branches of the tree. (This represents an excerpt form the larger project.)
Elizabeth Hagen, 2010, 16mm, silent, 3 min
A filmic diary of minute moments, spanning one summer’s time.
Dude Ascending a Staircase
Michael Walsh, 2011, 16mm w/ sound, 3.5 min
“Inspired by Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase. It is my attempt at making a cubist film.”
Kellie Bronikowski, 2012, 16mm, silent, 3 min
“The great mystery is not that we should have been thrown down here at random between the profusion of matter and that of the stars; it is that from our very prison we should draw, from our own selves, images
powerful enough to deny our nothingness” – Andre Malraux
The Penfield Road
Diane Kitchen, 1998, 16mm w/ sound, 5.5 minutes
An American fable concerning the landscape and the open road. Includes Starved Rock, Little America and the Silver Black Fox.