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Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Aily Nash
February 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PLEASE NOTE: This lecture will take place at Morehead Planetarium with a screening in collaboration with the Cosmic Rays Film Festival)
Aily Nash is a curator based in New York. She is co-curator of Projections, the New York Film Festival’s artists’ film and video section, and program advisor to the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Short Film section. She recently served as a Biennial advisor and co-curator of the film program for the 2017 Whitney Biennial, and was Head of Programming for the 2018 edition of the Images Festival in Toronto. She has curated programs and exhibitions for MoMA PS1 (New York), Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York), Anthology Film Archives (New York), Kiasma (Helsinki), Tabakalera (San Sebastian), FACT (Liverpool), Image Forum (Tokyo) and others. She curated five seasons of the Basilica Screenings series at Basilica Hudson (2012-2016). Her writing has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Artforum.com, Film Comment, and elsewhere. In 2015, she was awarded a Curatorial Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation. She recently commissioned new works by James N. Kienitz Wilkins and Lucy Raven through the Finnish Cultural Institute New York’s MOBIUS Curatorial Fellowship in partnership with PUBLICS and Heureka, Finnish science center.
An endowment established in 1983 through the generosity of Nancy and Robin Hanes supports the Art Department’s Visiting Artist Series. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our M.F.A. students. The Hanes Visiting Artist series greatly enriches both our academic programs and our outreach to the wider community. All lectures are free and open to the public.
2018-2019 HANES VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES:
Political Geography examines political, cultural and social landscapes. Artists in this lecture series present diverse interpretations of geographic spaces, including psychogeography, and work through modes of mapping and representation, performance and social practice. These artists examine the spatial distribution and control of political processes and how geographic location and identity impact these processes and spaces. These artists are influenced by the study of laws and the effects on bodies in specific geographical environments, especially in relation to the behavior of other individuals and political bodies. Collectively, their work challenges ideas of space, place, ideology, energy, systems of power, agriculture, and dys/utopias.
The 2nd edition of the Cosmic Rays Film Festival will beam into Chapel Hill on Feb. 28 and March 1, 2019 to present 6 programs of screenings that explore the artistic possibilities of film and video. Cosmic Rays is the brainchild of filmmakers Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat (professors at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill) as a way to cultivate makers and audiences of moving image art in the Triangle. Cosmic Rays is an annual showcase of short films by some of today’s most important pioneering avant-garde filmmakers and artists who break the norms of traditional modes of filmmaking.
In addition to over 40 short films, Cosmic Rays is excited to welcome Aily Nash, co-curator of the Projections section of the New York Film Festival, who will present The Optics of Space, a screening of avant-garde films by Lucy Raven and James N. Kienitz Wilkins. These films are specially made for planetarium projection. Nash is bringing the films to the University of North Carolina Morehead Planetarium.
Cosmic Rays is also pleased to welcome Toronto-based media artists Sylvain Chaussée and Adrian Gordon Cook to present their immersive audiovisual performance project Zephyr. Zephyr will headline a selection of live expanded cinema performances at the Nightlight in Chapel Hill on Thursday, Feb. 28th. Other performers will include Tom Whiteside, founder of the Durham Cinematheque, and Duke alum Alex Cunningham.
Like last year, Cosmic Rays is especially excited to present screenings of short work by Triangle filmmakers and media artists, including films by Jim Haverkamp, Ellen Hemphill, Alex Morelli, Jasper Lee, Jason Sudak, Laurids Sonne, Georg Koszulinski, Ed Rankus, Shambhavi Kaul, and Anna Kipervaser.
ALL SCREENINGS ARE FREE, and everyone is warmly invited to a gala after party at the Nightlight (405 1/2 W. Rosemary Street., Chapel Hill) at 10PM on Thursday, Feb. 28th, 2019.
Planetarium Dome Projection curated by Aily Nash
6PM, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019:
Morehead Planetarium, UNC, 250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC
Expanded Cinema Performance Night with Zephyr
10PM, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019:
Nightlight, 405 1/2 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill, NC
Festival Film Screening Programs
8PM February Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019
5PM, 7PM, 9PM, Friday, Mar. 1, 2019:
Varsity Theater, 123 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
THURSDAY, FEB 28, 2019
SCREENING PROGRAM 1
“The Optics of Space”
Curated and Introduced by Aily Nash
@ Morehead Planetarium
SCREENING PROGRAM 2
“Behind The Glass”
@ Varsity Theater
Live film/video performance and afterparty
@ Nightlight Club
FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019
SCREENING PROGRAM 4
“Please Step Out Of The Frame”
@ Varsity Theater
SCREENING PROGRAM 5
“Truth Or Dare”
@ Varsity Theater
SCREENING PROGRAM 6
@ Varsity Theater