Friday, August 12, 2016
8PM Outdoor Screening
Dabls MBAD African Bead Museum
6559 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI
Thursday, August 11, 2016
4-6PM Video and Spoken Word Workshop
109 University Ave W, Windsor, ON
With the artist in attendance from New York.
Events are free and open to the public!
Filmmaker in Residence (July 31 – August 14, 2016)
At Momentum Film and Video Collective and Media City Film Festival
ABOUT EPHRAIM ASILI
“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.
PARTNERSHIPS and ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The residency and associated public programming are made possible by Momentum Film and Video Collective in partnership with Media City Film Festival. The organizations acknowledge generous support from the City of Windsor ACHF and the Canada Council for the Arts.
The Video and Spoken Word Workshop and Screening are presented in partnership with Artcite Inc. and the Bloomfield House. The Outdoor Screening in Detroit is presented in partnership with Mothlight Microcinema, Corktown Cinema and Dabls MBAD African Bead Museum.
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ABOUT MOMENTUM FILM & VIDEO COLLECTIVE
Momentum Film & Video Collective is a publicly-accessible media production collective that enables the creation of films and digital artworks in the Windsor / Detroit region.
ABOUT MEDIA CITY FILM FESTIVAL
Media City Film Festival is an annual international festival of film and digital art, presented in Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. It’s the only organization in the world to regularly present artists’ film on both sides of an international border.
ABOUT CORKTOWN CINEMA
Corktown Cinema is an independent cinema in Detroit that features classic art house, independent, LGBT, foreign and cult films.
ABOUT MOTHLIGHT MICROCINEMA
Mothlight Microcinema screens experimental and avant-garde, fiction, documentary, and animated videos and films in Detroit, Michigan.
ABOUT DABLS MBAD AFRICAN BEAD MUSEUM
Sixteen years ago Olayami Dabls came to the corner of Grand River and West Grand Blvd with a vision: to create a space for his community to understand the immense power of their African heritage. Occupying almost an entire city block, the MBAD African Bead Museum houses 18 outdoor installations as well as the African Bead Gallery, N’kisi House, and African Language Wall. Born of a singular visual cosmology, the MBAD African Bead Museum is a quiet revolution that sparks a vital conversation with global and local audiences.
ABOUT ARTCITE INC
Artcite is a non-profit, Artist-run Centre for the Contemporary Arts, dedicated exclusively to expanding the visibility of contemporary arts within our region and advancing the professional presentation, promotion and animation of contemporary art forms.
ABOUT THE BLOOMFIELD HOUSE
The Bloomfield House is grass roots, not for profit community outreach initiative that is dedicated to making quality art programs accessible to all people, while also providing popular education workshops with the intention of engaging the community in solution driven dialogue concerning the socioeconomic barriers facing at risk citizens living in marginalized communities.
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