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266_The Take Over Chainletter Curated by Kelly Gallagher

  • The Mini Microcinema 1329 Main Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

Saturday, October 13th, 2018


The Take Over Chainletter

Curated by Kelly Gallagher


Doors 3:30 PM / Start 4:00 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.


In the spirit of Miranda July's powerful Joanie4Jackie Chainletter Tapes, we bring a new program of contemporary films and videos exploring the auto-biographical, confessional, diaristic, humorous, transgressive, subversive, tactile, tender, loud and quiet aspects of our lived experiences. In the 1998 Cherry Cherry Chainletter, Miranda July wrote: "These tapes have eaten together won races together learned fucking together and now they want to illuminate each other on your TV." The videos in The Take Over Chainletter are now winning races together too and are eager to illuminate each other and their viewers. Together we can make and share our movies with each other. Together we can take over cinema. Presenting work by Spencer Williams, Kelly Gallagher, Carrie Hawks, Desiree Dawn Kapler, Thirza Cuthand, Nazli Dincel, and Vashti Harrison. (72 min)

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport


FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

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Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.