Cinema

SHAPE OF A SURFACE: RECENT WORKS FROM TURKEY

Monday, November 6 at 8 PM

Doors 7:30; $5 admission.

Featuring works by Burak Çevik, Nazlı Dinçel, Can Eskinazi, Yoel Meranda, belit sağ, Deniz Tortum, among others. Curated by Ekrem Serdar. With Nazlı Dinçel and Ekrem Serdar in person.

Nazlı Dinçel’s hand-made work reflects on experiences of disruption. She records the body in context with arousal, immigration, dislocation and desire with the film object: its texture, color and the tractable emulsion of the 16mm material. Her use of text as image, language and sound imitates the failure of memory and her own displacement within a western society. Born in Ankara, Turkey, Dinçel immigrated to the United Sates at the age of 17. Dinçel resides in Milwaukee, WI where she is currently building an artist run film laboratory. She obtained her MFA in filmmaking from UW-Milwaukee. Her works have been exhibited in numerous venues around the world including Tiger Shorts competition at IFFR, New York Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Dallas Contemporary. She recently won the Marian McMahon Akimbo award at the 2017 Images Festival with Untitled (2016) and was also awarded Best Experimental Film at the 2015 Chicago Underground Film Festival with Her Silent Seaming (2014). In addition to exhibiting with institutions, Dinçel avidly self-distributes and tours with her work in micro-cinemas, artist run laboratories and alternative screening spaces in order to support and circulate handmade filmmaking to communities outside of institutions.

Ekrem Serdar is the curator at Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center (Buffalo, NY), where he is responsible for the organization’s exhibitions, public programming, and artist residencies. Previously, he was a programmer with Experimental Response Cinema (Austin, TX) which he co-founded. He is the recipient of a Curatorial Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (2017). He is on the board of directors of Dreamland (Buffalo, NY) and is an advisory member of Experimental Response Cinema and the FOL Cinema Society (Istanbul). His writing has appeared in Millennium Film Journal, INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media, 5harfliler, among others. He completed his B.A. in Critical Studies, and his M.F.A in Media Arts Production at the Department of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo. He is from Ankara, Turkey.

This screening is supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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