MIA presents video art from eight international artists exploring how individuals experience different types of relationships between people and their bodies. LIMBIC RESONANCE on April 26th starts at 8PM and the audience is encouraged to participate in a free-form discussion of the artworks after the event.
A security guard and a healer perform as themselves in Feelers (Esotropia Conversations II) (2012) by Nadav Assor, their practices of body-therapy and body-search highlighting the similarities and contrasts of their professions. An investigation of the body reacting to audio stimulus, limbic (2012) by German artist Manfred Borsch will give you the chills. Transit (2012) by Jeffrey Curtis, is based on the astronomical phenomenon of the same name, it is an exploration of space, distance, and relationships. Depicting three stages of romantic relationships, <3 (2012) from Finnish artist Anikó Kuikka, strips the sweetness out of romance. Using two florescent light bulbs, Ashley Morgan conveys the breakdown of a relationship in Stars Have Their Moment (2012). Working with an actor and the familiar gesture of a kiss in White Horse (2012), Karin Stohart examines the construction and implications of romantic fantasy. Based on Daniel J. Siegel’s notion that what we remember are not the feelings associated with an intense experience, but the narrative created while undergoing it, Karen Sztajnberg documents a cast of people remembering of a moment of sexual inadequacy in The Narrative of Inadequacy (2012). An evocative landscape film, no title (2012) by Austrian artist, Antoinette Zwirchmayr, is a dreamlike meditation on the body.
The MIA (Moving Image Art) series began in June of 2012, founded by video artist Alanna Simone to promote the work of artists who use the moving image. Every 4th Friday at 8PM, the MIA series screens video art, experimental films, performance art, essay films and animation from local and international artists at the Armory Center for the Arts, 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103. Each program is organized around a theme and regular screenings usually last a little over an hour. A donation of $5 is suggested. If you'd like more information about MIA screenings, please visit the series' website http://MIAscreen.com or send an email to: newsletter@MIAscreen.com