Plug + Mechanical Eye

Saturday, August 6 at 8pm

Please join us as we celebrate 2 sister microcinemas bringing the love to the people many miles away. We are honored to host Caitlin Horsmon (from Plug Cinema in Kansas City Missouri) and Charlotte Taylor (from Mechanical Eye in Asheville, North Carolina) as they wind their way through Los Angeles.  

Caitlin is an artist, curator and teacher based in Kansas City Missouri who makes films, videos and installations. Her work focuses on questions of visual history, gender and absence investigating the everyday to recuperate passed over histories and address the politics of knowledge. Her work has been exhibited around the world and she has received numerous awards and grants including a Rocket Grant form the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Charlotte Street Foundation and Spencer Museum of Art. Caitlin is one of six artists who make up the curatorial collaboration and artist-run space Plug Projects. She is Associate Professor of Film & Media Arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she serves as a member of the Women’s and Gender Studies and Graduate facalties.  Her work is distributed by The Collectif Jeune Cinéma.

Charlotte Taylor is a process. She is an experimental animator and the program coordinator/faculty of film and video production at a small college in Western North Carolina. Her research ranges from digital animation and handmade film to optical toys, and she is particularly interested in alternative forms of production and presentation. She earned an MFA from the University of Iowa and a BA from the University of Florida. Her work has screened at venues across the world, including: Ann Arbor Film Festival, MonoNoAware, Indie Grits Festival, Strange Beauty Film Festival, TIE, EFF Portland, FLEX Fest, and the Anthology Film Archives. She was the recipient of the 2012 Helen Hill Award from Indie Grits, for her film The Edge of Summer. She enjoys organizing and teaching community filmmaking workshops for kids and at risk youth and is the Director at Mechanical Eye Microcinema, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing equitable community access to media arts workshops, resources, and screenings. Charlotte is currently working on a direct animation music video and an animated 16mm essay film about women in Belegarth medieval combat.

Doors 7:30pm

Admission $5 Suggested Donation

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