Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Save the Date: Film is Dead: Edges of the Digital Frame Opening February 2nd



We are pleased to announce I Am Logan Square (IALS)'s first new media exhibition, Film Is Dead: Edges of the Digital Frame, a video exhibition that celebrates the new wave of underground cinema featuring works by Nelson Carvajal and Amir George. The exhibition's opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 2nd from 6 to 8:30 pm, at the I Am Logan Square Gallery, located at 2644 N. Milwaukee Avenue. To coincide with the opening of Film is Dead, IALS will also host an Industry night on Tuesday, January 31st at Cafe con Leche/D'Noche with esteemed professionals from the film sector.

Film is Dead: Edges of the Digital Frame will be on display through the end of February. The gallery will be open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 6 pm and by appointment.



Film Is Dead: Edges of the Digital Frame

 A Radical Video Exhibition That Celebrates the New Wave of Underground Cinema

“Film Is Dead: Edges of The Digital Frame” is a radical video exhibition that celebrates the new wave of underground cinema. Incorporating aspects of video appropriation, off-kilter narratives and culturally conscious video mash-ups, the works of Nelson Carvajal and Amir George represent an underexposed avenue of truly independent filmmaking—one that steers clear of traditional “film school” tropes and textbook rhetoric.  

Film Is Dead: Edges of the Digital Frame, a video exhibition that celebrates the new wave of underground cinema, will open on Thursday, February 2nd from 6 to 8:30 pm, at the I Am Logan Square Gallery, located at 2644 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Revolution Brewing will be providing its signature bacon fat popcorn and seasonal beer for the reception accompanied by delicious treats by Paper Moon Pastry.

Carvajal, the exhibition’s curator and featured artist, helped launch Cinefile, a niche online networking platform for independent filmmakers. His handheld camera technique was a topic point in Jim Emerson’s (editor of RogertEbert.com) essay “Screw the Tripod” earlier this year. George is the head programmer behind the Cinema Culture. His festival platforms have included the likes of the Seen and Heard Music Video Showcase (in collaboration with Chicago Filmmakers) and guest curating a Salonathon video event for the Chicago Underground Film Festival.

Additionally, Carvajal will be a special guest at I Am Logan Square’s upcoming Industry Night on Tuesday, January 31st, centered around the film industry. The guest line-up will also include esteemed industry professionals Shayla Kloska, Marketing Director of the Logan Theater and David Schmüdde, Executive Producer of EarthCircle Films LLC and Associate Professor at the Illinois Institute of Art. IALS’s Industry Nights, designed to connect established and emerging arts professionals, take place the last Tuesday of every month from 6-8pm at Café con Leche/D’Noche, located at 2710 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Film Is Dead: Edges of the Digital Frame will be on display through the end of February. The gallery will be open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 6 pm. IALS hosts monthly gallery exhibitions of works by local artists and accepts exhibition proposals on a rolling basis. Participating artists and/or curators must either live or work in Logan Square to exhibit their work and priority will be given to group or collaborative shows.

About I Am Logan Square
I Am Logan Square is a local, non-profit organization that promotes and increases awareness of the arts while enhancing cultural development in Chicago’s vibrant Logan Square neighborhood. In addition to serving as Chicago’s number one resource to discover and explore the ever-expanding arts offerings and events in the Logan Square neighborhood, I Am Logan Square presents a series of arts, networking, and other special programs including the annual Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, featuring curated art exhibitions in pop-up galleries and in establishments as well as arts activities, music, and performances along the Milwaukee Avenue corridor between California and Kimball in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. The 2011 Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival was presented from July 29 to July 31 and dates for 2012 are presently to be determined.

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