by Travis Nichols
Release Party for
MAKE: A Chicago Literary Magazine Issue # 6 The Experiment
Experimental Films, Music, and Readings
When: Monday, June 9th 7pm / Where: The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago
Cost: $8 – includes a copy of the new issue. Must be 21 yrs, with ID
What: A night of experimental art. Beginning with readings by issue six contributors including Danielle Aquiline, John Beer, Lindsay Hunter, Amy Leach, Michael Robins, & Kathleen Rooney
– Freak appearance by performance art rockers Punk Band.
– A film screening curated by Chicago filmmaker Dean De Matteis featuring experimental shorts from: Jim Becker (Chicago), Luke Boehnke (Chicago), Dana Carter (Chicago), Jim Finn (New York), Caitlin Horsmon(Kansas City), Arthur Jones (New York), Tim Kinsella (Chicago), Keith Kolecki (Chicago), Jodie Mack(Chicago), KJ Mohr & Kelly Hayes (DC) and Kate Sheehy & Danielle Paz (Chicago)
– Closing the night, a musical performance from very special guests, Jim Becker (Califone) and his band: Sam Wagster (The Cairo Gang), guitar,vox; Reid Coker (The Judy Green), piano, organ, vox and percussion;Graeme Gibson (producer/musician for all), bass; Gillian Lisee (Roommate, Fruit Bats), percussion, vox and mandolin, and Ryan Rhapsys (Marvin Tate’s Boogie Band, Euphone) on drums.
– DJ Gabe Levinson spins between and after acts.
More on the participants:
Luke Boehnke works and lives in Chicago. He is a photographer, filmmaker, rigger, and metalworker.
Jim Becker plays music with the band Califone and has also scored films including Jim Finn’s Interkosmos andLa Trinchera del Presidente Gonzalo.
Dana Carter recently received an MFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Jim Finn a New York-based filmmaker, has screened films internationally. Most recently, a retrospective of his work was shown at the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival.
Caitlin Horsman teaches film and media at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Arthur Jones is a New York-based designer and illustrator. Recent projects include a music video for rock group Man Man and a collaboration with author Rodney Rothman on an animation supporting Ben Karlin’s book Things I’ve Learned from Women Who’ve Dumped Me.
Tim Kinsella plays music with the Chicago band, Joan of Arc and recently completed his first feature filmOrchard Vale in 2007.
Keith Kolecki is filmmaker living in Chicago.
Jodie Mack is the 2008 recipient of the Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship for Media Arts.
KJ Mohr is the National Museum of Women in the Arts Film & Media Arts Programmer.
Kate Sheehy & Danielle Paz are performance/video artists from Chicago. Kate recently curated a month-long performance festival, Methods to Madness, at Links Hall.
Punk Band is more than a band. We prefer the term Anarcho-syncretic-performance-collective. It is our goal to entertain the masses utilizing the cultural trope known as “rock” while integrating methods and processes developed by the Surrealists and Situationists. We also find the writings of Artaud valuable for developing a rapport with both audience and media. We have recently become a development of a unique process of“music” we call psycho-musicology. Our psycho-musicology bridges the gap between performer and viewer that Artaud best described as “a gulf of agony.” And all this in songs of two minutes or less. Who woulda thunk?
Poster by Dean Rank