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Poetry Reading/Film Screening: Samantha Giles, Anna Moschovakis, Jean-Jacques Martinod, Ivonne Sheen, Rebeca Alván, Gabrial Sanceau Fuks, M. Woods, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

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Tuesday December 11 * 7pm * $10

Join us for an exciting multi-disciplinary evening devoted to practitioners of the filmic and poetic arts. A reading by two visiting poets, Samantha Giles and Anna Moschovakis, followed by a screening of international experimental films curated by Montreal-based filmmaker Jean-Jacques Martinod.

Poet bios:
Samantha Giles grew up in an industrial section of Santa Monica, California and currently lives in the flatlands of Oakland, California. She holds a BSW from San Francisco State University and an MFA from Mills College. Giles is the author of “hurdis addo” (Displaced Press, 2011) and “deadfalls and snares” (Futurepoem, 2014), both of which won CA Conrad's Sexiest Poem in the years they were published. She was also a Headlands Center for the Arts Resident in 2017. An arts administrator, editor and curator, Giles has been the Director of Small Press Traffic since 2009.

Anna Moschovakis is the author most recently of the novel “Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love” (Coffee House Press, 2018). Her books of poetry include the James Laughlin award-winning “You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake and They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This.” Her translations from French include Albert Cossery’s “The Jokers,” Annie Ernaux’s “The Possession,” and “Bresson on Bresson,” and experimental translations of and with the Algerian poet Samira Negrouche. A recipient of grants and fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, The Poetry Fund, the Howard Foundation, and apexart, she has taught in the graduate writing programs at Bard, Pratt, and Columbia. She is a longtime member of the publishing collective Ugly Duckling Presse and a co-founder of Bushel, an art and community space in Delhi, NY.

Filmmaker bios:
Ivonne Sheen was born in Lima in 1994. Bachellor in Audiovisual Communication by the Pontifical Catholic University from Peru, with a dissertation project about Claudio Caldini’s cinema. Besides being a Desistfilm’s staff writer she also co-directs an educational project for young adults and adults, called “Taller Helios”, which designs workshops of experimentation and artisan techniques of photography and cinema. Con Cierto Animal(2018) is her first film.

Rebeca Alván was born in Lima in 1991. Studied Audiovisual Communication in the Pontifical Catholic University from Peru. Directed and edited “Mar, 30 ago.”, a found footage film which was part of Transcinema Film Festival 2016. Nowadays, she works in Art Direction assistance. Her interests are the foundfootage and non-fiction films.

Gabriel Sanceau Fuks is a multimedia artist from Rio de Janeiro who uses video, collage, projection mapping and installation to explore the tension between organic and artificial media, spaces and surfaces. His works include large scale digital prints, digital paintings, video mapped sculptures and audiovisual installations.

M. Woods is a mixed-media artist working in experimental narrative film, video art, photography, collage, sound design, and performance. His work chronicles the spread of the Numb Spiral, the results of a digital sickness that manifests itself in the codification and symbolic negation of being.

Colectivo Los Ingrávidos is a Mexican avant-garde film collective that arose from the need to dismantle the audiovisual grammar that the aesthetic-television-cinematic corporativism has used and uses to effectively guarantee the diffusion of an audiovisual ideology by means of which a continuous social and perceptive control is maintained over the majority of the population.

Jean-Jacques Martinod is a filmmaker and visual artist currently residing in Montreal. His films oscillate between traditions making use of celluloid film, analogue tape, digital media, and archival footage.