Judith Brotman: New Beginnings, Happy Endings

From the Bad at Sports Blog: JUDITH BROTMAN: NEW BEGINNINGS, HAPPY ENDINGS October 30, 2013    “The 93 Dreams of Summer,” mixed media with audio, 2013.   For over two decades now Judith Brotman’s practice has hinged on relationships built between people. This has taken several forms over the years, and hopefully you’ve had the opportunity of seeing some of her recent work at Bike Room in “I Dozed, I Napped, I Writhed, I Dreamed (reviewed here by Bad at Sports’s own... [more]
Posted by Thea Liberty Nichols on 10/30/13

Film Review: Shooter and Whitley by Laura Stewart

    The two main protagonists of Laura Stewart’s latest film are the titular “Shooter,” motorcycle gang leader of Green Bay, Wisconsin’s Black Pistons, and Whitley, a young woman who is both his partner in crime and charity project. Shooter is an actual individual whom Stewart credits with sparking her interest in perusing the project in the first place; “I didn’t even know what this film was going to be about when I started it, I had always liked Shooter and found him intriguing… he was... [more]
Posted by Thea Liberty Nichols on 9/30/13

John Preus: Slow Sound

IT’S WITH MILD trepidation that I’m posting the essay I wrote for the upcoming John Preus show I curated for the Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) below. I say this chiefly becauseJohn’s own lyrical prose, posted here yesterday, is a very tough act to follow. As I was writing this text, conversations I had had with John, glimpses of work in progress I had stole at our studio visit, and fragments of phrases from email exchanges were all still marinating for me. You’ll see some which percolated... [more]
Posted by Thea Liberty Nichols on 9/25/13


From the Bad at Sports Blog: MAKING YOURSELF AT HOME – LAURA SHAEFFER June 20, 2013 By remaining open, nurturing organic expansion and leveraging intuition, Shaeffer stewards growth rather then shoehorning artists into rigid themes or mapping them onto discrete timelines. She recounts the combination of circumstance and serendipity that led to the recent closing of SHoP and subsequent re-opening of Home Gallery for us, and outlines her influences, collaborators and... [more]
Posted by Thea Liberty Nichols on 6/21/13


From the Bad at Sports Blog: JODIE MACK PRESENTS… May 16, 2013  Indefatigable– it’s the only word I can think of that in some small way describes Jodie Mack. You can see it in the sheer volume of her accomplishments, including the number of films she’s created, the places they’ve screened, the teaching positions she’s held (and holds!), and the film festivals, exhibitions and performances she’s organized, participated in or contributed to. You can also see it in the work... [more]
Posted by Thea Liberty Nichols on 5/16/13