Read full interview here.
•Conversation between Nicolás Dumit Estevez & Mauricio Arango
•Public Hearing streaming free (Feb 1 – Mar 21)
In parallel with ACRE TV’s online thematic show, Direct Object/Direct Action, James N. Kienitz Wilkins’s Public Hearing is available to watch for free from Feb 1 – Mar 21. This timespan mirrors ACRE TV’s live broadcast of Public Hearing in Progress, the nearly 106 hours of the entire production of Public Hearing, recorded via security camera to VHS tape and broadcast “live” for the first time. This online premiere of Public Hearing includes supplemental essays, as well as Google Translate subtitles available in eighty-three languages.
Watch the full Public Hearing here
Read an interview with James N. Kienitz Wilkins in BOMB
•ACRE TV: Direct Object/Direct Action (Feb 1 – Mar 31)
Leveraging the materiality of the devices and the parameters of livestreaming, Direct Object/Direct Action includes a 106-hour durational work by James N. Kienitz Wilkins; episodic shows by The Institute for New Feeling (Scott Andrew, Agnes Bolt & Nina Sarnelle), Ellen Mueller, Leslie Rogers, and Theo Shure; an audio piece by Soheila Azadi; video works by Blair Bogin & Mothergirl (Katy Albert & Sophia Hamilton), Eli Burke, Adam Castle, Thomas Comerford, Jaime Davidovich, Amanda Gutierrez, Bret Hamilton, Annetta Kapon, Adam Knight, Mike Newton, David Politzer, Sunita Prasad, Heath Schultz, and Willy Smart; and a LIVE event in which the stream will operate as a prop/instrument/soundtrack for the night of IRL performances featuring Melina Ausikaitis, Danny Giles, Leslie Rogers, and Neal Vandenbergh.
Programmed by Kera MacKenzie, Jesse Malmed, Andrew Mausert-Mooney and Nick Wylie
Poster Design: Anne Elizabeth Moore
More about James N. Kienitz Wilkins’s Public Hearing in Progress here
For full program, artist, and schedule information please visit: ACRETV.org
•Creative Capital 2015: Mike Crane – UHF42
Creative Capital is pleased to announce its 2015 awardees in the categories of Moving Image and Visual Arts, representing a total of 46 funded projects selected from a nationwide pool of more than 3,700 proposals.
Mike Crane receives support for UHF42, a 90-minute television program filmed entirely within the confines of an independent television station in the West Bank.
•Public Hearing @ A4 ZERO SPACE, Slovenia (Jan 7)
“In the new year we begin a new cycle of interesting projections ‘Docu-Fiction,’ which is dedicated to the permeability of boundaries between documentary and fiction films, documentary methods in feature film and fiction procedure in documentary film.”
Public Hearing (110 min / USA)
w/ Google translate subtitles
Wed, Jan 7, 20:00, €3
A4 – asociácia združení pre súčasnú kultúru / A4 – Associations for contemporary culture
Carpathian 2, 811 05 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
A4 – zero space is a multifunctional non-commercial centre for contemporary culture in the centre of Bratislava (12 SNP square) which is oriented towards creation, presentation and education in present-day forms of theatre, dance, music and film, contemporary visual culture and new media art.
•Public Hearing @ Nightingale, Chicago (Nov 21)
Friday, November 21st at 7:00 pm, $7-10
Donuts and coffee will be served.
1084 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642
•CPH:DOX 2014 – Special Features (Nov 14)
SPECIAL FEATURES by James N. Kienitz Wilkins screening Nov 14, 16:15 in program 4 SHORT ARTISTS’ FILMS @ Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival 2014.
•Screening: Assembly Room 1 at The Hugh Lane, Dublin (Nov 6)
Free screening of Mike Crane & Lee Welch’s Assembly Room 1 followed by Q&A.
DUBLIN CITY GALLERY THE HUGH LANE
November 6 2014
10:45am – 12:30pm
•A Body Learns. Mauricio Arango at Museo El Barrio
•BACK IN FIVE: Mauricio Arango @ el Museo del Barrio (Sept – Oct)
On-site Live in Las Galerías from September 3 to Oct. 11, 2014
“Confrontations between light and darkness, duration and impermanence, and between humans, animals and their environments play out in my work.”
•ESSAY: NOTES ON VIMEO, The Brooklyn Rail (Jul-Aug 2014)
“To address the relationship between contemporary contexts of art and cinema, we asked 17 artists, curators, programmers, and critics to respond to a simple question: what and where is artists’ cinema today, and what and where is its future? Our selection of these contributors was inevitably idiosyncratic, but we particularly sought out voices that had not been heard in these pages before. These responses varied widely: from personal experiences installing and screening work in different contexts, to evocations and epistolary essays, to discourses on the politics and polemics of creating such categorization in the first place.” – EDITORS
THE SKIN I LIVE IN: NOTES ON VIMEO
By James N. Kienitz Wilkins
•May 29 – June 27: UHF 42, Ramallah, Palestine
UHF 42 – ORGANIZED BY MIKE CRANE
On view: May 29 – June 27, 2014, Wattan.tv, Ramallah, Palestine
Presented as part of the Apexart Franchise Program
UHF 42 is a month-long screening series broadcast through the live
frequency of Wattan, an independent television station based in
Ramallah, Palestine. The program is comprised of twenty recent works
by local and international artists, with one film screening every weekday
in between the stations regularly scheduled programs. Wattan has
been raided twice and had their frequency shutdown five times by both
Palestinian and Israeli authorities since it was established through the
telecommunications agreement of the Oslo 2 Accords in 1996. The
station continues to provide daily coverage of education, politics, culture,
and sports despite undergoing a destructive raid in February 2012.
Featuring work by:
Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme
Nasrin Abu Baker
Karen Mirza & Brad Butler
Fahed Halabi & Ala Farhat
Jumana Manna & Sille Storihle
•JNKW @ Residency Unlimited
•Apr 13: Public Hearing in Montreal & Interview
•Media Arts Assistance Grant: Public Hearing
Wave Farm announced today ten recipients of the 2014 Media Arts Assistance Fund
for artists: Ian Epps, Dylan Gauthier, Cassandra Guan, Ann Hirsch, Ken Jacobs, Victoria Keddie,
Daniel Neumann, James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Jeremy Young, and Caveh Zahedi.
The Media Arts Assistance Fund supports electronic media and film organizations, as well as
individual artists, in all regions of New York State. The Fund provides unique and critical support
with a focus on sustainability and public engagement.
•WINNER: Riviera Maya Coproduction Forum, 2014
The projects for the third edition of the Riviera LAB/ Co-production Forum were chosen from a total of 82 submissions coming from 18 countries such as: Argentina, Denmark, Brazil, France, Mexico and Sweden, among others.
•Brooklyn premiere of Public Hearing @ Uniondocs
Public Hearing (110 min / 16mm-HD / USA)
Saturday March 8, 7:30p, $9 suggested donation
With organizer Rachael Rakes, actor Theodore Bouloukos, composer Eugene Wasserman, and the filmmaker. Coffee and donuts will be served.
Full program here
UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art
322 Union Ave, Williamsburg, 11211
“It’s to his credit as an artist that Wilkins can spin pragmatism into sly conceptualism.” – Filmmaker Magazine
“… the film finds humor in the mundane, highlighting the idiosyncrasies of civic discourse.” – Wall Street Journal Online
•Everything Near Becomes Far screening at RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES, Paris.
Everything Near Becomes Far will be screening in the 2014’s Rencontres Internationales- New Cinema and Contemporary Art.
The program will unfold between Feb 24 and March 2nd, at the Palais de Tokyo and La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris.
The Paris premiere will be held on Wednesday Feb 26th at 2.15pm, at La Gaîté Lyrique.
•Public Hearing: Baltimore (Feb 16) and Toronto (Feb 27)
Public Hearing (110 min / 16mm-HD / USA)
Produced & directed by James N. Kienitz Wilkins
Canadian premiere @ ReFocus
Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Thursday, February 27, 9:15p – $PWYW
A free film screening series which presents some of the best in independent and international cinema to Toronto, and encourages the building of a community which discusses, supports, and promotes said films.
“… one of the most remarkable not-quite-documentaries of recent years.” – Toronto Star
“… James N. Kienitz Wilkins finds dramatic truth at the heart of the North American struggle between fiscal independence and the personal desire for convenience.” – Dork Shelf
John Hopkins Film Festival
Shriver Hall, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218
Sunday, February 16, 1:00p – $5
Now in its 19th year of existence, the Johns Hopkins Film Festival is a non profit organization that seeks to promote the films and careers of fledgling yet visionary filmmakers via a highly selective showcase of ~20 films.
•The Filmballad of Mamadada continues in Europe: Rotterdam, IndieLisboa, New Horizons festivals
The Filmballad of Mamadada (85 min / USA / 2013) tells the story of Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, unsung member of the New York Dada movement. Directors Lily Benson and Cassandra Guan recruited a group of over fifty artists and filmmakers, including Mauricio Arango and James N. Kienitz Wilkins, to produce a collective biopic about her life.
For more information and screening updates, visit official site.
- New Horizon International Film Festival (July-August, 2014)
- IndieLisboa (May 2014)
- International Film Festival Rotterdam (Jan 2014)