MONO NO AWARE PRESENTS: The Films Of Margaret Rorison

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SUNDAY JULY 29th Mono No Aware Headquarters
33 Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Additional time for discussion / Q & A with artist MARGARET RORISON 


DER SPAZIERGANG   2013 | 16mm | 3m | sound
This film documents long walks throughout Berlin, Germany during the cold days of April 2013. The film is edited in camera and composed of single frame snapshots along with longer moments of glance, captured on one 100’ roll of film. The title comes from a story by Robert Walser. 

Restoration of a Memory Work in progress | 16mm | 12m
A documentation of the architectural landscape, historic textures, and formal beauty of Baltimore City. 

vindmøller  2014 | 16mm | 3 min | sound
This short film is a study of the wind turbines along the shores of Amager, Copenhagen. Triple exposed on one roll of color film, then finding four generations of grain. The soundtrack is a recorded live improvisation by artist Mario de Vega using unstable media and acoustic resonators

The Birds of Chernobyl  2012 | 16mm | 7m | sound
This piece was originally made as a performance with a live collage soundtrack. This is an ode to my grandfather, Harry Bennett and our shared interest in solitude and landscape. 

One Document for Hope  2015 | 16mm | 8m | sound
The sterile and procedural narrative of the Baltimore City Police Scanner on Monday April 27 against precious moments of gathering, celebration and protest in Baltimore from April 28 – May 3, 2015. 

Dark Logic  2015 | 16mm to video | 5m | sound
An ode to the restricted space and surveillance in the skies. Sound derived from a live performance by Mario de Vega Shot in Los Angeles, Summer 2015

Gedanken aus der Luft  2017 | 16mm to video | 6m
Studies of Lichtenberg and The Klingenberg Power Plant, in what is formerly known as East Berlin. Soundtrack by Joke Lanz

Memory of August   2017| 16mm | 6m | sound
A series of moments captured in room 139. Intimate spaces of time spent with my grandmother, Margaret during a month long recovery in a rehabilitation center in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Departure  2018 | 16mm  | 6m | sound
A double loop projection incorporating with handmade cyanotypes and sound.

Margaret Rorison is filmmaker and curator from Baltimore, MD. Her works often develop from explorations through rural and urban landscapes, combining language, sound and imagery to create installations, films and live 16mm projections. Her recent films explore the visceral nature of memory and its dialogue between space and experience. She is interested in the potentials of storytelling through the use of 16mm projection and sound, often collaborating with sound artists, exploring ways in which the image and machine can converse. 

Rorison is a 2018 Baker Award Finalist, recipient of a 2016 Rubys Artist Project Grants, a recipient of The Maryland State Arts Council 2016 Individual Artist Awards and 2015 Sondheim Semi-finalist. Her work has been exhibited at Anthology Film Archives, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Images Festival, Miami PULSE Art Fair, Mono No Aware VI & VII, Microscope Gallery, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art and The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. In 2012, Rorison co-founded the experimental film and workshop series, Sight Unseen and has been an active curator of the series since.

The CONNECTIVITY THROUGH CINEMA series presents the work of artists, film-makers and curators who are traveling or presenting special interactive programs in-person. Our hope is to engage the community by showing work with a focus on post-screening discussion