Karen Johannesen

Pleasure Dome. Toronto, Canada
February 28th, 2014
The Blazing Familiar: Recent Film + Video From Chicago
http://pdome.org/2014/the-blazing-familiar-recent-film-video-from-chicago/

Links Hall @ Constellation. Chicago, IL.
January 13th, 2014
Extinct Entities: The Rhinos, Small Gauge, and Logan Square

Link to CalArts website

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Small Poetry: Recent Highlights of The Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival
Artists’ Television Access. 922 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA. 
Sunday, February 24, 2013, 7:30 pm, [members: $5 / non-members: $10]
http://www.atasite.org/


Presented by SF Cinematheque with Paul Clipson, Janis Crystal Lipzin, Ross Meckfessel and Chicago 8 co-founder Karen Johannesen In Person.


Founded in 2011, the annual Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival is dedicated to encouraging and supporting filmmakers working the 8mm and Super-8mm formats through the exhibition of contemporary and historical works created in these humble yet inspiring gauges. Tonight Chicago 8 co-founder Karen Johannesen appears in person to present a selection from the fest’s first two years including: Mie Kurihara’s Small Poetry and Sheri Wills’ Fever, each ethereal and poignant meditations on light and shadow; Jason Halprin’s I Colonize The Golden Triangle, a travelogue documenting the maker’s travels through Northern India; Pablo Marin’s Diario Colorado, a fluid, masterful, multiple exposure study; Ross Meckfessel’s He, She, I Was, a series autobiographical fragments of friends’ lives; and Tara Nelson’s, Flying Fish, a home movie which brings us into the intimate living space of the filmmaker’s sister. Also screening: Paul Clipson’s Another Void; Clint Enns’ Sears Catalogue 2011/broadcast/a single tear; Sam Hoolihan’s Summer Elsewhere; Saul Levine’s Light Licks: By The Waters of Babylon: I Want To Paint It Black; Janis Crystal Lipzin’s De Luce; Gordon Nelson’s Feather; Pablo Valencia’s Blindside II; Naren Wilks’ Collide-o-scope; Tony Wu’s More Intimacy and Stephanie Wuertz’ Luilekkerland. (Steve Polta & Karen Johannesen)
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Small Poetry: Recent Highlights of The Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival
Artists’ Television Access. 922 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA.
Sunday, February 24, 2013, 7:30 pm, [members: $5 / non-members: $10]
http://www.atasite.org/


Presented by SF Cinematheque with Paul Clipson, Janis Crystal Lipzin, Ross Meckfessel and Chicago 8 co-founder Karen Johannesen In Person.


Founded in 2011, the annual Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival is dedicated to encouraging and supporting filmmakers working the 8mm and Super-8mm formats through the exhibition of contemporary and historical works created in these humble yet inspiring gauges. Tonight Chicago 8 co-founder Karen Johannesen appears in person to present a selection from the fest’s first two years including: Mie Kurihara’s Small Poetry and Sheri Wills’ Fever, each ethereal and poignant meditations on light and shadow; Jason Halprin’s I Colonize The Golden Triangle, a travelogue documenting the maker’s travels through Northern India; Pablo Marin’s Diario Colorado, a fluid, masterful, multiple exposure study; Ross Meckfessel’s He, She, I Was, a series autobiographical fragments of friends’ lives; and Tara Nelson’s, Flying Fish, a home movie which brings us into the intimate living space of the filmmaker’s sister. Also screening: Paul Clipson’s Another Void; Clint Enns’ Sears Catalogue 2011/broadcast/a single tear; Sam Hoolihan’s Summer Elsewhere; Saul Levine’s Light Licks: By The Waters of Babylon: I Want To Paint It Black; Janis Crystal Lipzin’s De Luce; Gordon Nelson’s Feather; Pablo Valencia’s Blindside II; Naren Wilks’ Collide-o-scope; Tony Wu’s More Intimacy and Stephanie Wuertz’ Luilekkerland. (Steve Polta & Karen Johannesen)
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SMALL POETRY: Recent Highlights of the Chicago 8 Film Festival
Echo Park Film Center. Saturday, March 2, 2013 8:00pm 
http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/

Pablo Valencia and Chicago 8 co-founder Karen Johannesen In Person

Founded in 2011, the annual Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival is dedicated to encouraging and supporting filmmakers working the 8mm and Super-8mm formats through the exhibition of contemporary and historical works created in these humble yet inspiring gauges. Tonight Chicago 8 co-founder Karen Johannesen appears in person to present a selection from the fest’s first two years including: Mie Kurihara’s Small Poetry and Sheri Wills’ Fever, each ethereal and poignant meditations on light and shadow; Jason Halprin’s I Colonize The Golden Triangle, a travelogue documenting the maker’s travels through Northern India; Pablo Marin’s Diario Colorado, a fluid, masterful, multiple exposure study; Ross Meckfessel’s He, She, I Was, a series autobiographical fragments of friends’ lives; and Tara Nelson’s, Flying Fish, a home movie which brings us into the intimate living space of the filmmaker. Also screening: Paul Clipson’s Another Void; Clint Enns’ Sears Catalogue 2011/broadcast/a single tear; Sam Hoolihan’s Summer Elsewhere; Saul Levine’s Light Licks: By The Waters of Babylon: I Want To Paint It Black; Janis Crystal Lipzin’s De Luce; Gordon Nelson’s Feather; Pablo Valencia’s Blindside II; Naren Wilks’ Collide-o-scope; Tony Wu’s More Intimacy and Stephanie Wuertz’ Luilekkerland.
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SMALL POETRY: Recent Highlights of the Chicago 8 Film Festival
Echo Park Film Center. Saturday, March 2, 2013 8:00pm
http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/

Pablo Valencia and Chicago 8 co-founder Karen Johannesen In Person

Founded in 2011, the annual Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival is dedicated to encouraging and supporting filmmakers working the 8mm and Super-8mm formats through the exhibition of contemporary and historical works created in these humble yet inspiring gauges. Tonight Chicago 8 co-founder Karen Johannesen appears in person to present a selection from the fest’s first two years including: Mie Kurihara’s Small Poetry and Sheri Wills’ Fever, each ethereal and poignant meditations on light and shadow; Jason Halprin’s I Colonize The Golden Triangle, a travelogue documenting the maker’s travels through Northern India; Pablo Marin’s Diario Colorado, a fluid, masterful, multiple exposure study; Ross Meckfessel’s He, She, I Was, a series autobiographical fragments of friends’ lives; and Tara Nelson’s, Flying Fish, a home movie which brings us into the intimate living space of the filmmaker. Also screening: Paul Clipson’s Another Void; Clint Enns’ Sears Catalogue 2011/broadcast/a single tear; Sam Hoolihan’s Summer Elsewhere; Saul Levine’s Light Licks: By The Waters of Babylon: I Want To Paint It Black; Janis Crystal Lipzin’s De Luce; Gordon Nelson’s Feather; Pablo Valencia’s Blindside II; Naren Wilks’ Collide-o-scope; Tony Wu’s More Intimacy and Stephanie Wuertz’ Luilekkerland.
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I’m delighted to bring a selection of films from The Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival to San Francisco Cinematheque, Echo Park Film Center in LA, Otis College of Art & Design, and CalArts this spring.  I’ll also be sharing a selection of my super 8 films at Otis & CalArts.