•Fragments of the USA @ Doc Alliance (May 4-10)
Three unique letters that are stirring the global stream of political, economic and cultural events; three letters that have defined the western hemisphere and become the symbol of power and physical strength. However, what are the symbols of contemporary America oscillating between a temple of consumerism, a self-appointed watchdog of democracy and a utopian paradise of dreams come true? Compose the film fragments of contemporary America with DAFilms.com! Spin your documentary kaleidoscope from May 4 to 10, 2015.
Includes Public Hearing (James N. Kienitz Wilkins), RIP in Pieces America (Dominic Gagnon), Night Labor (David Redmon, Ashley Sabin), American Jesus (Aram Garriga), and Touch (Shelley Silver)
•Special Features @ Montclair Film Festival (May 10) and Chicago Underground (May 14)
Special Features by James N. Kienitz Wilkins in May:
Montclair Film Festival
Montclair, New Jersey
May 10, 12:00p
Chicago Underground Film Festival
May 14, 7:00p
•Public Hearing available @ Doc Alliance Films
Watch Public Hearing as video-on-demand at Doc Alliance Films
Public Hearing (110 min / 16mm-HD / USA)
Produced & directed by James N. Kienitz Wilkins
•Special Features @ 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival – WINNER
US Premiere of Special Features by James N. Kienitz Wilkins
Films in Competition 11
Sunday, March 29, 1:00 PM
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, Michigan
George Manupelli Founder’s Spirit Award
•Conversation between Nicolás Dumit Estevez and Mauricio Arango
Read full interview here.
•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)
Direct Object/Direct Action group show
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, Slovakia (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)
Public Hearing (110 min / 16mm-HD / USA)
Produced & directed by James N. Kienitz Wilkins
Friday, November 21st at 7:00 pm, $7-10
Donuts and coffee will be served.
1084 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642
•Special Features @ CPH:DOX (Nov 14)
Still from Special Features (12 min / USA / 2014)
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
Presentation of work produced during residence at Museo El Barrio.
Closing date: October 18th, 2014
•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
•UHF 42, Ramallah, Palestine (May 29 – June 27)
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
Ayman Alazraq, The New Trend of Nostalgia, 2009
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
James N. Kienitz Wilkins in residence (May 2014)
•Public Hearing in Montreal & Interview (Apr 13)
VISIONS: Documentary & Experimental Cinema
April 13, 20:00
Followed by Q&A with James N. Kienitz Wilkins
Bistro de la Cinémathèque Québécoise
335, De Maisonneuve Blvd East
Montréal, Québec, H2X 1K1
Interview with James N. Kienitz Wilkins
•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
Untitled Death Row Chronicle by Mauricio Arango & James Kienitz Wilkins wins the RivieraLab Coproduction Forum Award at the Riviera Maya Film Festival 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.