Black Box Fête
Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

Black Box Fête

  • Raisbeck Performance Hall & Black Box Hub (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Make The Visible, Invisible

Join us for the Black Box 2.0 closing night celebration!


5 - 7 PM //
Festival Highlights
Raisbeck Performance Hall
2015 Boren Ave

7 PM - Midnight //
Music, Art, Drinks
DJ JV (JV of GLITTERBANG)
Black Box Hub
201 Westlake Ave N

Beverages generously donated by Hilliard's Beer.


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Sue de Beer
Jun
4
to Jun 7

Sue de Beer

  • Raisbeck Performance Hall (map)
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Unlimited

Raisbeck Performance Hall

Looped video screens Thursday - Sunday, noon - 5PM.


Sue de Beer

THE GHOSTS
2011
Video
20 minutes
United States

West Coast Premiere


THE GHOSTS is a two-channel video, which will be exhibited in the Raisbeck Performance Hall, the site of the Roadhouse in David Lynch's pilot episode of 'Twin Peaks'. THE GHOSTS premiered in New York's Park Avenue Armory (as a joint presentation by Art Production Fund, Sotheby's, and the Park Avenue Armory). This will be the film's first west coast presentation. It has been edited like a flicker film, using persistence of vision to create overlays between the images.

THE GHOSTS takes the form of a giallo, telling the story of an occult hypnotist, who can retrieve lost lengths of time from peoples memories, and return them to the patient as if they are experiencing those moments anew. The story opens in a hypnotist’s office. The Hypnotist, played by noise artist and painter, Jutta Koether, has developed a kind of hypnotism that allows her to dive into the deepest parts of the human mind and find the ghosts hidden there, and has become completely irresponsible, bringing back unstable ghosts, from the minds of unstable people.

The film's main male character is a money manager on Wall Street, played by Jon Spencer of the bands the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Boss Hog (and previously of the band Pussy Galore).  He has become addicted to this hypno-therapy and dreams of an elusive woman - she is so beautiful, but somehow this fantasy is uncontrollable. He keeps going back to the hypnotist, trying to have this vision stay, but often it goes wrong. Other characters in the film include a teenage girl and her sister, and a record store clerk.

cast

Jon Spencer
Jutta Koether
Claire Buckingham
Chris James

with

Lucy Gembitsky
Marissa Mickelberg
Marla Phelan
and Snoebelle

monologue texts by Alissa Bennett
hypnosis texts by Jutta Koether

camera: Jim Turner
lighting: Geoffrey Womack
audio tech: Chris Kilcullen
make-up: Gina Crozier
line producer: Tomas Tomczak

set building: Jon Huron and Marie Catalano
onlne edit: David Matorin

THE GHOSTS was first presented at the Park Avenue Armory in February 2011
by Art Production Fund and the Park Avenue Armory
Exhibition Sponsored by Sothebys
Additional Support Provided by Marianne Boesky Gallery, and New York University


Sue de Beer

Sue de Beer has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in such venues as the New Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, PS1/MOMA, the Brooklyn Museum, and Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in Los Angeles, the Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Kunst Werke, the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, and the Kunsthalle Shirn in Germany, the Neue Gallerie am Landes Museum Joanneum in Austria, the MuHKA Museum in Antwerp, Belgium, and the Museum of Modern Art, Busan, in Busan, South Korea. De Beer’s work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum for Contemporary Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Goetz Collection. De Beer lives and works in NYC.



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Basim Magdy
Jun
4
to Jun 7

Basim Magdy


Everywhere And Nowhere: Cinema Today

Shipping Container I

Looped program screens Thursday - Sunday, noon - 5PM. Shipping Container I is located in front of the SIFF Film Center in the Alki Courtyard.

Note: On Sunday, June 7 this container will be closed. Please view Basim's work at the Hub.


Basim Magdy

THE DENT / 2014 / HD video / United States / 19'

13 ESSENTIAL RULES / 2011 / HD video / United States / 5'

THE MANY COLORS OF THE SKY / 2014 / HD video / United States / 11'


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Over Deliver Every Time
May
31
5:00 PM17:00
SIFF: Catalyst Conversations
May
30
2:15 PM14:15

SIFF: Catalyst Conversations


Women, Film & Tech

A stimulating free conversation led by Seed&Spark's Emily Best around extraordinary tools and ideas that are revolutionizing the landscape of independent film.

Panelists:

Beth Warshaw was, most recently, Co-Director at The Vera Project, the largest all-ages music and art venue in the United States. Before moving to Seattle, she produced the daily NPR music program The World Café. She has also been the Production Director at WXPN, the noncommercial radio station in Philadelphia, where she produced live & recorded shows. She has taught classes at the University of Pennsylvania, and participated in the Black Lily Film & Music Festival (now the BlackStar Film Festival). Beth founded & built Girls Rock Philly, a music & empowerment organization for girls & women, for six years and served as board member of the international Girls Rock Camp Alliance. She currently works in operations for The Derschang Group, is a board member of Rain City Rock Camp for Girls and is Co-Founder and C.O.O. of Echo.

Courtney Sheehan is the program director at Northwest Film Forum, where she leads year-round film exhibition and events programs. She has worked as a film curator and event producer for theaters and festivals on three continents. On a year-long Watson Fellowship, Courtney traveled to twenty film festivals and media centers in India, Spain, the Netherlands, Brazil, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Macedonia. As a journalist, Courtney has covered film events ranging from TIFF and SXSW to the world's largest documentary festival (IDFA in Amsterdam) and South America's largest animation festival (Anima Mundi in Rio de Janeiro). Her publications include Bitch Magazine, Senses of Cinema, The Independent, and NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies. She is also the co-founder of Cine Migratorio, a migration-themed film festival in Santander, Spain.

Julia Fryett is a curator and cultural entrepreneur focused on art, film and technology. Based in Seattle, she is the founder of Aktionsart and also works independently as an art advisor and consultant. She has over ten years of international experience and has served as an arts advocate on Steering Committees for Americans for the Arts and Obama's 2008 National Arts Policy Committee. Prior to forming Aktionsart, Julia worked in a curatorial and sales capacity at the Mugrabi Collection in New York. Julia holds an MA in Film Curating from London Consortium - a unique collaboration between London Film School, University of London, Tate, ICA and the Architectural Association. She received a BA in Literature, a BA in Public Policy Studies and Music Minor from Duke University. Julia founded BLACK BOX in 2013.

Melinda Fox is a seasoned organizer and campaigner who cut her teeth on several winning state ballot initiatives, and Obama's run for President in 2008. She went on to hone her advocacy skills in Washington D.C. as a fundraising executive for The Humane Society of the United States, including forming their political arm, and served as Vice President of the National Breast Cancer Coalition before joining a startup in business development for the world's fastest growing social action platform - Change.org. She has served on several boards including the international Girls Rock Camp Alliance and Reel Grrls. She now dedicates her time to building Echo as Co-Founder & CEO.

Moderator:

Emily Best founded Seed&Spark to make a contribution to the truly independent community in which she would like to make moving pictures. In 2011, she had the great fortune of producing her first feature with a remarkable group of women. The spirit, the community and the challenges of that project, Like the Water, inspired Seed&Spark. Before producing Like the Water, Emily produced theater, worked as a vision and values strategy consultant for Best Partners, ran restaurants, studied jazz singing at the Taller de Musics, tour guided and cooked in Barcelona, and before that, was a student of Cultural Anthropology and American Studies at Haverford College. Emily was named one of the 2013 Indiewire Influencers, 2014 New York Women of Influence, 2015 Upstart 100. Emily is touring film and tech festivals around the world as a part of the #StayIndieTour to educate filmmakers and learn their best practices in connecting with their audiences to build a sustainable career. She has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in crowdfunding for film, and contributed to over 300 campaigns to date.


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Knut Asdam
May
28
to May 31

Knut Asdam

  • Raisbeck Performance Hall (map)
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Unlimited

Raisbeck Performance Hall

Looped video screens Thursday - Sunday, noon - 5PM.


Knut Asdam

EGRESS
2013
5K - 2K
41 minutes
Norway

West Coast Premiere


EGRESS is a narrative set in a gas station in the edgelands of Oslo. The main characters work at the bottom of the oil company hierarchy and are engulfed in the everyday and the dark economic and psychological shadows of their society. EGRESS is the story of a young woman who deals with her every day work situation with independence and stubbornness in her work and life in the periphery of the city. The film shows relationships between control and independence, about labour, class and work, but it is also a poetic film about a socially insecure edgeland of the city - and about a psychological flipside or cost of the everyday, somewhere near the bottom of the huge economic ladder of the oil industry which secures Norway's stability. EGRESS' world is a world of social instability and economic insecurity as part of a society undergoing major changes. Egress is shot entirely on "location" in Oslo's Groruddalen, mainly between an apartment complex and a gas station. The film is an experimental fiction built up from documentary material which mixes the environment-and character-based to talk about contemporary society.



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Petra Cortright
May
28
to May 31

Petra Cortright


Everywhere And Nowhere: Cinema Today

Shipping Container I

Petra Cortright

Looped program screens Thursday - Sunday, noon - 5PM. Shipping Container I is located in front of the SIFF Film Center in the Alki Courtyard.


Bridal Shower / 2013 / United States / 2'

Sparkling I / 2010 / United States / 2'

Sparkling II / 2010 / United States / 2'

fog day/myndmaiz / 2015 / United States / 1'

✝✝LA.christening vid.move,df ✝Movie on 2013-02-05 at 19.25.mov / 2013 / United States / 2'

sickening chair games / 2015 / United States / 2'

alpine ascend / 2010 / United States / 1'

True Life: I'm a Selfie - (Fake True's Negativity Remix) / 2013 / United States / 2'

cats spirt spsit spit / 2008 / United States / 1'

water ball p ? / 2009 / United States / 1'


Petra Cortright

Petra Cortright is an Internet artist born in 1986 and currently living and working in Santa Barbara, California. Cortright has resided in New York City, Portland, Oregon, Toyko, Japan, and Berlin, Germany.

She has studied at Parsons School of Design in New York and California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is a member of the Nasty Nets Internet Surfing Club, Loshadka Internet Surfing Club, and Computers Club.

Cortright has exhibited internationally in galleries including the New Museum and Spencer Brownstone in New York; The Sundance International Film Festival; Artnews Projects in Berlin, Germany; Preteen Gallery in Mexico City; Gloria Maria Gallery in Milan, Italy; and at the Internet Pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale.



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Lisa Tan
May
21
to May 24

Lisa Tan

  • Raisbeck Performance Hall (map)
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Unlimited

Raisbeck Performance Hall

Looped video screens Thursday - Sunday, noon - 5PM.


Lisa Tan

Waves
2014-15
HD video with sound
19 minutes
United States

West Coast Premiere


Departing from Virginia Woolf's experimental novel THE WAVES, the video imagines how consciousness forms in relation to society and its technologies, but also in relation to the expressions of geological, hydrological, and meteorological processes. Filmed at the threshold between land and sea, a conversation on limits and language forms between disparate hydro-relations, like the structure of Woolf's prose, Courbet's paintings of the sea, Google's data centers cooled by the Baltic Sea, invisible jellyfish, and transoceanic cables.



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Phil Collins
May
14
to May 17

Phil Collins

  • Raisbeck Performance Hall (map)
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Unlimited

Raisbeck Performance Hall

Looped video screens Thursday - Sunday, noon - 5PM.


Phil Collins

Tomorrow Is Always Too Long
2014
Blu-ray
82 minutes
Great Britain

WEST COAST PREMIERE


Phil Collins

Combining documentary, musical, animation, and television, Scottish artist Phil Collins creates an imaginary media landscape in Glasgow. Scenes of ordinary people bursting into song - part of a song cycle by Welsh pop start Cate Le Bon, accompanied by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra - are punctuated by campy public-access broadcasts on current topics, and short animations by Matthew Robins. Glaswegians in various communities helped to create the scenes in this work about the intersection of public institutions, the digital age, and ordinary life.

Phil Collins was born in 1970 in Runcorn, England. Collins is a video and installation artist who lives and works in Berlin and Cologne, Germany. He attended the University of Manchester (1994) and the University of Ulster in Belfast, UK (1999). Phil Collins’ diverse practice examines the act of image-making through a close engagement with place and communities around the globe. Collins was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2006 and Artes Mundi Prize in 2012 and received the Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Arts (2001). Phil Collins’ work has been exhibited at the British Film Institute in London, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.



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Kalup Linzy
May
14
to May 17

Kalup Linzy

  • SIFF Film Center, Alki Courtyard (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Everywhere And Nowhere: Cinema Today

Shipping Container I

Looped program screens Thursday - Sunday, noon - 5PM. Shipping Container I is located in front of the SIFF Film Center in the Alki Courtyard.


Kalup Linzy

ART JOBS AND LULLABIES, VIDEO SUITE 1 / 2015 / HD video / United States / 20'
West Coast Premiere

LOVE BALLAD / 2015 / HD video / United States / 4'
West Coast Premiere

CHEWING GUM (CRUSH ON YOU) / 2015 / HD video / United States / 5'
West Coast Premiere

AS DA ART WORLD MIGHT TURN (THE SERIES) / 2013 / HD video / United States / 29'


Kalup Linzy

Kalup Linzy is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Stuckey, Florida. Linzy received his MFA from the University of South Florida. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Linzy has been the recipient of numerous awards including a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship, Creative Capital Foundation grant, a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, an Art Matters Grant, and The Headlands Center for the Arts Alumni Awards Residency. 

Linzy's best-known work is a series of politically charged videos that satirize the conventions of the television soap opera. His work has been included in exhibitions Frequency at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Prospect.1 New Orleans, 30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, MoMA PS1 Greater New York, At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College. His work is in the public collections at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Whitney Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

In summer 2010, Linzy appeared on the long running ABC soap opera General Hospital alongside James Franco in a story line that incorporated performance art. In 2011, he released the music EP Turn It Up (featuring James Franco) and was featured in the production Four Saints in Three Acts: An Opera Installation presented by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Beuna Center. In 2012, he was awarded a Headlands Center for the Arts Alumni Residency in Sausalito, CA, where he shot the majority of his multi-platform project(Introducing Kaye) Romantic Loner, which consists of a feature film, two shorts, an album, and a series of live performances. In May 2013, he was invited to perform at Yana and Steven Peel’s party during Art Basel Hong Kong, which resulted in a 6 spread page in Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong released during 2014’s edition of the fair. In Fall 2013, Linzy taught performance in Harvard’s VES department and was an artist in residence at Arts @ 29 Garden Harvard, where he shot his latest web series As Da Art World Might Turn. Recently, he released a new album Art Jobs and Lullabies, which is a multi-platform visual music project that will continue through 2015.


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Blurred Edges: Non/Fiction
May
10
5:00 PM17:00
Landscapes, Revisited
May
8
to Jun 5
Black Box Hub
May
7
to Jun 7

Black Box Hub

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Gillian Wearing
May
7
to May 10

Gillian Wearing

  • Raisbeck Performance Hall (map)
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Unlimited

Raisbeck Performance Hall

Looped video screens Thursday - Sunday from noon - 5PM.


Gillian Wearing

WE ARE HERE
2014
Colour video with sound
21 minutes
Great Britain

WE ARE HERE sees the artist return to the area in and around Sandwell where she grew up. In the video people from the West Midlands present a series of monologues, speaking as if they have returned from the grave. The concept for WE ARE HERE is taken from American poet Edgar Lee Masters’ book Spoon River Anthology (1915). In this book people who lived by Spoon River (that ran close to the poet’s hometown) rise up from the grave and talk about their lives, regrets, losses and memories.

WE ARE HERE was made with the assistance of Outset Contemporary Art Fund and the Art Fund with additional support from the artist, Maureen Paley, Shaun Regen and Tanya Bonakdar.


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Studies
May
7
to Jun 7

Studies


Studies

Shipping Container III


MAY 7 - 17

Daniel Peterson

CONTAINER STUDY
2015
Sound installation in a freight container
United States

World Premiere


MAY 21 - JUNE 7

Joel Ong

#home
2015
Multi-media interactive installation
United States

World Premiere


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May
7
to Jun 7

Double Play


Double Play

Shipping Container II

Open Thursday - Sunday, noon - 5PM. Shipping Container II is located in front of the SIFF Film Center in the Alki Courtyard.


MAY 7 - 17

Hannah Sanghee Park
Tivon Rice

FEAR
2014-15
Multimedia installation
United States

World Premiere


MAY 27 - JUNE 7

Michael McCrea
Robert Twomey

ROVER
2015
Algorithmic video and sound installation
United States

World Premiere


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Wojtek Doroszuk
May
7
to May 10

Wojtek Doroszuk


Everywhere And Nowhere: Cinema Today

Shipping Container I

Looped program screens Thursday - Sunday, noon - 5PM. Shipping Container I is located in front of the SIFF Film Center in the Alki Courtyard.

Wojtek Doroszuk

PRINCE / 2014 / HD video / Republic of Congo / 19'
North American Premiere

NEW YORK COMPILATION, Part 1. Having a Coke With You / 2012 / HD Video / United States / 2'

SAPE / 2014 / HD Video / Republic of Congo / 16'
World Premiere


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Control / Shift / Escape
May
7
to May 31
Fullscreen
May
6
to Jul 8
#BlackBoxing on New Hive
May
6
to Jul 8

#BlackBoxing on New Hive


This year, we partnered with NewHive to accept submissions for Black Box 2.0. Artists from around the world were invited to respond to the theme of "black box", using NewHive's multimedia publishing platform.

Selected works are featured on Fullscreen, Black Box's online program, and at the Hub.


NewHive #BlackBoxing Collection

Scroll through the collection by clicking on the right arrow.


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Black Box 2.0 Opening Night
May
5
8:00 PM20:00

Black Box 2.0 Opening Night

  • Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's the premiere of Black Box 2.0 at the Olympic Sculpture Park!

Join us for drinks and a preview to celebrate the second edition of Seattle's international art, film, and technology festival.


Featured Artists

Jacob Ciocci
Kalup Linzy
Jonas Lund
Carlo Zanni
Laure Prouvost
Rick Silva
Katie Torn
Carlo Ferraris
Sophia Al-Maria


Beverage Sponsors

Hilliard's
Tavour
Seattle Cider Company


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