Conversation between Nicolás Dumit Estevez & Mauricio Arango

interview

Read full interview here.

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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

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ACRE TV: Direct Object/Direct Action (Feb 1 – Mar 31)

Direct Object/Direct Action group show

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

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Creative Capital 2015: Mike Crane – UHF42

Creative Capital

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.

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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.”

Screening information

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.

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Public Hearing @ Nightingale, Chicago (Nov 21)

Public Hearing (110 min / 16mm-HD / USA) Produced & directed by James N. Kienitz Wilkins

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

The Nightingale

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CPH:DOX 2014 – Special Features (Nov 14)

Still from Special Features (12 min / USA / 2014)

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.

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Screening: Assembly Room 1 at The Hugh Lane, Dublin (Nov 6)

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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

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A Body Learns. Mauricio Arango at Museo El Barrio

Presentation of work produced during residence at Museo El Barrio.
Closing date: October 18th, 2014

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BACK IN FIVE: Mauricio Arango @ el Museo del Barrio (Sept – Oct)

Work by Mauricio Arango

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.”

MUSEUM SITE

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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

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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

Ayman Alazraq, The New Trend of Nostalgia, 2009

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
Basma Alsharif
Ayman Alazraq
Knut Asdam
Nasrin Abu Baker
Kaya Behkalam
Neil Beloufa
Nicholas Brooks
Karen Mirza & Brad Butler
Phil Collins
Fahed Halabi & Ala Farhat
Ihab Jadallah
Yazan Khalili
Jumana Manna & Sille Storihle
Melanie Manchot
Mohammed Musallam
Peter Snowdon
Stefanos Tsivopoulos

Press release

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JNKW @ Residency Unlimited

Residency Unlimited

James N. Kienitz Wilkins in residence (May 2014)

http://www.residencyunlimited.org/news/2014/03/special-features-2014-selected-artists/

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Apr 13: Public Hearing in Montreal & Interview

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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

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Media Arts Assistance Grant: Public Hearing

Wave Farm

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.

Press release

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WINNER: Riviera Maya Coproduction Forum, 2014

 

RivieraLAB

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.

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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

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Everything Near Becomes Far screening at RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES, Paris.

Everything Near Becomes Far at Rencontres Internationales
Everything Near Becomes Far at Rencontres Internationales

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.

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Public Hearing: Baltimore (Feb 16) and Toronto (Feb 27)


Public Hearing (110 min / 16mm-HD / USA)
Produced & directed by James N. Kienitz Wilkins

TORONTO

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


BALTIMORE

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.

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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.

    Screenings

  • New Horizon International Film Festival (July-August, 2014)
  • IndieLisboa (May 2014)
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam (Jan 2014)
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