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  • 10/13/17: Tour Media Burn

    10/13/17: Tour Media Burn

      Go behind the scenes at Media Burn on Friday, October 13th as part of Chicago Open Archives Do you enjoy going behind-the-scenes to places the public is not normally allowed? Do you ever wonder what on earth we do all day at Media Burn? Now’s your chance to find out! Over thirty local archives, research centers, and cultural institutions in the Chicago area will offer special events open to members of the public in October 2017.This year’s Chicago Open … Continue reading

  • 10/5/17: Alternative Histories, Alternative Archives symposium

    10/5/17: Alternative Histories, Alternative Archives symposium

    We’re thrilled to be participating in the Alternative Histories, Alternative Archives symposium hosted by Video Data Bank at Co-Prosperity Sphere in Bridgeport. The day will be a time to reflect on the role of alternative archives, with a keynote speech from Josh McPhee of Interference Archives in New York. We will be presenting on the panel “The Archive as Artists’ Source,” and talking about our collaborations with Yollocalli and On The Real Film. The event is free and open to … Continue reading

  • 7/29/17: Milly’s Orchid Show 30th anniversary

    7/29/17: Milly’s Orchid Show 30th anniversary

    Three Decades of Cutting-Edge Cabaret Milly May Smithy is the alter ego of performer and musician Brigid Murphy. Since 1987, Murphy, as Milly, has hosted Milly’s Orchid Show, a variety show featuring an eclectic blend of music, dance, comedy and high art. The showcase introduced audiences in Chicago and around the country to performers including the Blue Man Group, David Sedaris, Emo Philips, and Nora Dunn. This Saturday, July 29, Milly’s Orchid Show will be making its return to Park … Continue reading

  • 5/19/17: screening of new work by Media Burn + On the Real Film

    5/19/17: screening of new work by Media Burn + On the Real Film

    From Celluloid to the Pixel: Exploring Documentation, Technology, and Time Screening and discussion of a new collaborative piece created by Media Burn Archive and On The Real Film The opening night of the Chicago Archives + Artists Festival, coordinated by Sixty Inches From Center, is a celebration of archive lovers, a film screening, and an accompanying discussion around the changing technologies of preservation. The evening will feature From Celluloid to the Pixel: Exploring Relationships between Documentation, Technology and Time, a new … Continue reading

  • 5/16/17: Special episode of PANORAMA celebrating Studs Terkel at Hideout

    5/16/17: Special episode of PANORAMA celebrating Studs Terkel at Hideout

    In honor of what would have been Studs Terkel’s 105th birthday, the monthly variety show Panorama has put together a special evening of music, stories, video, and performance. In addition to hosts Rick Kogan and Michael Miles, the program will feature Lily Emerson as Lily Lowell, Glenda Zahra Baker as Lucy Jefferson, Tony Fitzpatrick as Kid Pharoah and Dennis Hart in Division Street, and Lloyd King as himself in Race. It will also feature video and audio clips of Studs … Continue reading

  • 4/1/17: Southside Projections Presents: Rats, Roaches, and Resistance: Housing Activism Films with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    4/1/17: Southside Projections Presents: Rats, Roaches, and Resistance: Housing Activism Films with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    Many human rights organizations contend that housing is a fundamental human right, but a safe and affordable place to live is not a given in our society. Where Can I Live? A Story of Gentrification (Erik Lewis, 1984, 32 min.) documents tactics used by tenants fighting gentrification in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in the early 1980s, while also putting on view the abusive practices of investor landlords. Social and Political Housing Scrapbook (10 min., courtesy of Media Burn Independent Video Archive), made in the early … Continue reading

  • 10/7/16: Tour Media Burn

    10/7/16: Tour Media Burn

    Go behind the scenes at Media Burn on Friday, October 7th as part of Chicago Open Archives Do you enjoy going behind-the-scenes to places the public is not normally allowed? Do you ever wonder what on earth we do all day at Media Burn? Now’s your chance to find out! Over thirty local archives, research centers, and cultural institutions in the Chicago area will offer special events open to members of the public on October 6-8, 2016.This year’s Chicago Open … Continue reading

  • 3/21/16: Join Scrappers, Truthout.org, and Media Burn at the Music Box for Rights Lab: Can I record the police?

    3/21/16: Join Scrappers, Truthout.org, and Media Burn at the Music Box for Rights Lab: Can I record the police?

    Where: Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL When: Monday, March 21, 2016 — 7:00 pm Admission: Free Filming police is legal in all 50 states – but numerous people have been arrested while doing so. The third episode of Rights Lab, a cross-genre web series using cinema verite techniques to explore the most pressing civil liberties questions of our day, explains the discrepancy between the law and what happens on the ground, with the help of performance … Continue reading

 
 
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