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021_The New New Corpse (Curated by: Christy LeMaster)

  • People's Liberty 1805 Elm St Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)


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The New New Corpse

Curated by: Christy LeMaster

Poster Art By: Michael Hurst

Installation Art By: Sharareh Khosravani

The New New Corpse curated by Chicago-based programmer Christy LeMaster features six moving image works that frustrate our usual experience of bodies onscreen. These works subvert the traditional mode of watching bodies in narrative action, or as objects of sexual desire, or as merely characters. Rather these works use the body as conceptual site, performative metaphor, or abstracted modular component. This screening was originally presented as part of Chicago gallery SECTOR 2337ʼs inaugural exhibition The New [New] Corpse in December 2014.            

Showing the Work of: Dara Greenwald, Poussy Draama & Fannie Sosa, Blair Bogin & Dayna Gross, Matthias Muller and Christoph Girardet, Pawel Wojtasik, Hermine Freed, Basma Alsharif.

Christy LeMaster founded Chicago’s rough and ready microcinema, The Nightingale in 2008. She has programmed screenings for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago Filmmakers, Columbia College Chicago, The Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago Film Archives, Sector 2337, and Intuit Gallery. She teaches  Media Theory at Columbia College Chicago and has been a movie critic on the NPR Chicago affiliate, WBEZ’s morning show 848 and She was a 2011 Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow and a Summer Forum 2012 resident. She has served on juries for Media City, Onion City, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and the Dallas Video Fest. She is currently programming events for The Nightingale, TRACERS, Chances Dances 10th Anniversary Retrospective, and co-curating Run of Life, an experimental documentary series for the Chicago experimental media venue, Constellation.

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Screening presented with the support of Video Data Bank"