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Screenings

Artists talks, screenings, and other presentation activities are a critical component of Mobile Frames. The program engages partner venues on both sides of the US/Canadian border during the residencies and engage in screening opportunities in North America and abroad. To inquire about screening engagements, touring programs or venue partnerships contact us here.

For upcoming screenings and events, please check the Mobile Frames Film Blog.

 

EPHRAIM ASILI: FILM SCREENINGS
IN WINDSOR & DETROIT

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August 11th, 2016 @ 8PM @ Artcite Inc., 109 University Ave. W., Windsor, ON
August 12th, 2016 @ 8PM @ Dabls MBAD African Bead Museum, 6559 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI

“Beautifully filmed on location in Ghana, Brazil and Ethiopia as well as in Philadelphia and Harlem, Asili’s complex, poetic documentaries fuse travelogue to archival investigation in order to explore how history and memory bear on the present – shaping the navigation and inhabitation of places.” – LA FilmForum

Ephraim Asili is an African-American artist, filmmaker, deejay, and radio host (WGXC 90.7 FM Hudson, New York) whose focus is the African diaspora as a cultural force. Inspired by his day-to-day wanderings, Asili creates art that situates itself as a series of meditations on everyday experience and media culture. Through audio-visual examinations of societal iconography identity, geography, and architecture Asili strives to present a personal vision. The results are perhaps best described as an amalgam of pop, African-American and “moving image” culture filtered through an acute sense of rhythmic improvisation and compositional awareness.

Ephraim Asili holds a B.A. from Temple University and a M.F.A. from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. His films have screened in festivals and venues all over the world, including the New York Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival (where he received the Most Promising Filmmaker Prize), Milano Film Festival, Trinidad and Tobago International Film Festival, Media City Film Festival, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco). He is currently a full time Artist in Residence at Bard College.

Program includes: Points on a Space Age (2009), Forged Ways (2011), American Hunger (2013), Many Thousands Gone (2015)

 

FERN SILVA: FILM SCREENING

 

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July 19th, 2014 @ 9pm @ Trinosophes located 1464 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit Michigan.

“Fern Silva‘s framing and in-camera editing techniques create a unique visual and narrative logic in which time and space are of little concern. From such far-flung locals as France, Turkey, and Egypt come a kaleidoscopic array of images, each depicting some expansive landscape, city sprawl, or sociocultural ritual. The technique is jarring yet intriguingly rhythmic.” — Drew Hurst, Chicago Reader

Fern Silva is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Moving Image in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He has made more than a dozen short films, experimenting with various documentary and narrative modes. His films have screened at festivals including Toronto, Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam, New York, Edinburgh, Oberhausen, London and Media City and at other venues such as Anthology Film Archive, Gene Siskel Film Center, Wexner Center for the Arts, San Francisco Cinematheque, Museum of Art Lima, and the Museum of Modern Art P.S.1. He was listed as one of the Top 25 Filmmakers for the 21st Century in Film Comment Magazine’s Avant-Garde Filmmakers Poll and received the Gus Van Sant Award from the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival. He holds a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from Bard College.

Artists talks, screenings, and other presentation activities are a critical component of Mobile Frames. The program engages partner venues on both sides of the US/Canadian border during the residencies and engage in screening opportunities in North America and abroad. To inquire about screening engagements, touring programs or venue partnerships contact us here.

 

KEVIN EVERSON: FILM SCREENING

 

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June 25, 2014 @ 8pm – Museum Of Contemporary Art of Detroit. 

Program includes: Century, Ten Five In The Grass, Rita Larson’s Boy, Stone, Charlie’s Proof, and Stoplight Liberty.

“Over the past fifteen years, Kevin Jerome Everson has created a singular body of work devoted to a personal and distinctive look at African American life. Drawing on his training as a visual artist, notably in sculpture and photography, Everson’s films build a formal relationship to his subjects that move beyond documentary into portraits of people’s physical relationship to their work, their geographic community, and the material weight of history. His films are performative gestures: they inhabit experience as much as they reveal the stories behind that experience.

As Everson’s body of work has steadily accumulated — he currently has seven features and nearly a hundred shorts to his credit — a geographic subtext has appeared that maps the Great Migration of the early and mid-twentieth century, when African Americans moved out of the rural South to the cities of the North. The locations of many of Everson’s films (notably Columbus, Mississippi and Mansfield and Cleveland, Ohio), tied as they often are to communities he has personal relationships with, serve as both a skeletal trace of that historical movement and a testament to the interconnections of African American communities across the United States.” — Toronto International Film Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

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