RUN OF LIFE: Experimental Documentary Series, SUITCASE OF LOVE AND SHAME – Tickets – Constellation – Chicago, IL – September 22nd, 2014
RUN OF LIFE: Experimental Documentary Series, SUITCASE OF LOVE AND SHAME

RUN OF LIFE: Experimental Documentary Series

SUITCASE OF LOVE AND SHAME

Mon, September 22, 2014

7:00 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

RUN OF LIFE: Experimental Documentary Series
RUN OF LIFE: Experimental Documentary Series
RUN OF LIFE is a co-curated experimental documentary and expanded media series to be held at Constellation beginning September 22nd, 2014, and running every third Monday for nine months through May 2015. This new series pairs a recent feature experimental documentarywith a short nonfiction work in any number of mediums – performance, video short, interactive presentation, audio doc, etc. At each event, a post screening Q&A will be moderated by either a local expert engaged in the movie’s subject matter or an artist involved in the making of the work. RUN OF LIFE seeks to create a space for audiences in Chicago to explore and converse about this important and often under-recognized form of media making. We aim to investigate experimental tactics within representations of reality; the empathetic connection that is built through sensory experience rather than factual arguments; and aesthetic shifts in documentary that come with the breakdown of the fourth wall.

Co-curated by Beckie Stocchetti & Christy LeMaster
Programming Board: Robin Amer, Jillian Hansen-Lewis, Sally Lawton, & Jenny Miller
SUITCASE OF LOVE AND SHAME
Dir. Jane Gillooly // 70 min // 2013

Tender, erotic, and pathetic, this reconstructed narrative examines the obsession to chronicle the details of an adulterous affair. Suitcase of Love and Shame is a mesmerizing collage woven from 60 hours of reel-to-reel audiotape discovered in a suitcase purchased on eBay. Recorded in the 1960’s, a Mid-western woman and her lover become reliant on recording devises to document and memorialize their affair. The film aims at a cross-generational consciousness about exhibitionism, privacy and voyeurism. Focusing on the aural and experiential nature of the audio the imagery in the film is restrained – abstract, evocative and expectant, so that the audience will see with their ears. The listener/viewer is variously located within and outside of the events – complicit and voyeuristic. The “eavesdropping viewer” is compelled, despite feeling embarrassed and uncomfortable with the knowledge and access they have been given into the transgressions they imagine they see.
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618