THE CONGRESS   03.04.14

SPACES is a proud community sponsor of THE CONGRESS ( at the 38th Cleveland International Film Festival. From the CIFF site:

Ever wonder what Robin Wright (The Princess Bride, Forest Gump) has been up to the past couple years? Well, you're about to find out. Set in an alternate reality that could only come from the mind of Ari Folman, Robin Wright is about to sell her body to the Hollywood mega-studio "Miramount." (Sound familiar?) Miramount is going to scan every inch of her body and digitally control her image. They can cast her in any role they'd like: Oscar®-bait, sci-fi movies, even pornography. While the digitized Robin is out earning the studio massive profits, a new technology emerges: the ability to become other people through an advanced chemical form of virtual reality. Suddenly, Robin finds herself in a surreal animated world full of magical wonder and not-so-earthly delights. But as Robin falls further down the virtual rabbit hole, she also fades from the ones who love her most. Part live action and part spectacular animation, THE CONGRESS is an ambitious sci-fi allegory that reinvents itself at every turn. -C.P.


Friday, March 21, 4:45 PM
Saturday, March 22, 9:20 PM
Year: 2013
Director: Ari Folman
Run Time: 122 minutes

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Keywords: animation, art, belgium, ciff, copyright, creative commons, france, germany, israel, live action, luxembourg, poland, robin wright
Author: Marilyn Ladd-Simmons, Gallery Manager
Category: General

Buffalo Milk Yogurt   02.15.11

This week in and around the gallery, two artists from Machine Project will be performing: Ezra Buchla and Corey Fogel. Last week, Corey poked his head into my office and asked about Jennifer Levonian, an artist whose work we had on view in The Vault. I explained that I saw her work in Philadelphia and then requested that she send us a couple of videos for inclusion in The Vault, but that I had no extensive contact with her.

Corey then explained that Jennifer had once created an entire animation using Corey as her subject. They had met at a residency program. Jennifer used Corey's image and Corey created many of the sounds for the animation. The art world is often a very small and funny place. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you that video, Buffalo Milk Yogurt:

Keywords: animation, corey fogel, jennifer levonian, machine project, video art
Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director

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