On February 22nd the MIA screening series will present\, SAME OCEAN\, a selection of experimental films and video art projects working with historical material. From the d ark magik underlying the Jet Propulsion Labratory in the hills above Pasade na to the 45 individual seconds the atom bomb took to detonate over the cit y of Hiroshima\, the machinations of the recent presidential election to th e mire of Berlusconi's Italy\, these artworks are recontexturalizing indivi dual moments we collectively recognize with new perspectives and comparison s.


Keep My Pic Sister (2012)\, from Turki sh artist Bilsu Hacar is a short performance documentation that uses a paper cutout of a black burqa. NYC based Seth Indigo Carnes focus es on 1920s avant-garde cinema\, where objects and bodies fracture and diss olve into and through each other. Total Disintigration (2010) is a l ive cinematic generation working with videos as paint in a palette. Brok en Time (2011) from Austrian artist Johannes Gierlinger riffs on the cut up films of the Beats mixing dismembered pieces of footage with te xt and manipulated celluloid. 


Laura Kraning's Devil's Gate (2011) depicts the physical and mythological terrain of D evil’s Gate Dam\, located at the nexus of Pasadena’s historical relationshi p with technology and the occult\, through an examination of Jack Parsons' writings. Trilogy of Decadence (2011-2012) by Marcantonio Lunardi evokes the omnipresence of Silvio Berlusconi in the last two decades o f Italy's history and the tension of waiting for a change followed by the 2 1 days that transformed the political system and sealed his downfall. 

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In the remix video 99 Problems (2012) by Diran Lyons\, Barack Obama raps a modified version of Jay Z’s s ong by the same name. The revised lyrics cover subjects ranging from Occupy Wall Street\, escalating energy costs\, bank bailouts\, "Fast and Furious\ ," Obama's birth certificate\, and the use of predator drones. Scottish art ist Angelo Picozzi found a roll of 15 photographs which\, upon inspe ction\, contained three photographs taken in Hiroshima\, Japan sometime sho rtly after the atomic bom was dropped over the city. 00:00:45:00 (20 07) takes its temporal duration from the time it took "Little Boy" to explo de over the city after its release from "Engola Gay." An abandoned interior is given a new skin in Carlie Trosclair's Kowalsky Intervention< /i> (2012) re-structuring and re-imagining our understanding of the physica l space.


The MIA (Moving Image Art) series began in June of 2012\, founded by video artist Alanna Simone to promote the work of art ists who use the moving image. Every 4th Friday at 8PM\, the MIA series scr eens video art\, experimental films\, performance art\, essay films and ani mation from local and international artists at the Armory Center for the Ar ts\, 145 North Raymond Avenue\, Pasadena\, CA 91103. Each program is organi zed around a theme and regular screenings usually last a little over an hou r. A donation of $5 is suggested. If you'd like more information about MIA screenings\, please visit the series' website or send an email to:

LOCATION:Armory Center for the Arts\,145 N. Raymond Ave. \nPasadena\, CA 91 103 SUMMARY:MIA presents SAME OCEAN\, Seth Indigo Carnes\, Johannes Gierlinger\ , Bilsu Hacar\, Laura Kraning\, Marcantonio Lunardi\, Diran Lyons\, Angelo Picozzi\, Carlie Trosclair END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR