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Recent Works by Jesse Malmed

Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 8:00 pm, $6,


UNTITLED (JUST KIDDING): Recent Works by Jesse Malmed

Chicago-based artist and curator Jesse Malmed brings an evening of recent moving image and performance works to his former hometown. The program scrambles somewhere in the intersects of conceptual comedy, dizzying illogics, the poetic plu-future and sustainable sourcing. The event is highly recommended for those with an interest in language, the histories of the avant-garde, genre fiction, pop music, the cover, the bootleg and the imaginative space between a source and a result.

Among the works to be screened: WREADING (2012), an 18 minute romp through diffuse meaning-making and ideas of creative reading. Along for the ride are Walt Whitman, Jeopardy, Tuli Kupferberg, a beluga speaking human and a television that sings about being watched. THIMBLERIG (2012) performs heavy thinking and goofy slipping on and about body-swaps, tears in the multiverse and dream babies. SUPERNYM (2013) thinks about constituency and contingencies, formalisms and constellations of celebrity.

In addition, Jesse brings new iterations of his Conversational Karaoke!!—everyone’s favorite performance game—back to ATA. A merch table stocked with bootlegs, newspapers and coasters comes along for the ride.

Jesse Malmed is an artist and curator working in moving images, performance, text and the overlaps and gaps thereof. He has screened and performed at venues like the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Portland Art Museum’s Northwest Film Center, Light Industry, the Shanghai Biennial and Chicago Underground Film Festival. Previously a collective member of Cinema Project in Portland, he serves as a programmer at the Nightingale Cinema and for the peripatetic Deep Leap Microcinema and writes about experimental moving images and their makers for Bad at Sports, CINE-FILE, YA5 and Incite Journal. He grew up in Santa Fe, earned a BA from Bard College and presently attends the MFA program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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