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Pencil This In: Experimental Film + Sounds Around Town

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Yes, it's cold and rainy, but if you venture out tonight you'll be rewarded with these great sights and sounds:

The Ups & Downs, a two-day installation series curated by Mathew Timmons, continues tonight at the workspace gallery in Lincoln Heights. Tonight’s exhibit features the exhibit “You and Them” by Janne Larsen. “This installation is about elbows, the least friendly part of the body; elbows on the freeway, the least social social-interaction. Let’s face it: In the freeway it is You or Them. Body parts are at high risks, morphing into the space of the car, you maneuver and try to out-strategize Them. The last figure in the installation is the hopelessly ideal. The one that is the Other. The unused body part, the dreamer, the drifter, the asleep at the wheel, the one no one talks about.” The exhibit’s opening reception is tonight at 7 pm, and the closing reception is tomorrow at 7 pm.

There’s a night of experimental film and drums happening at the Velaslavasay Panorama tonight at 8 pm. LA filmmaker Kate Dollenmayer will present her projected and hand-cranked film loop installation inspired by Oskar Fischinger's Walking From Munich to Berlin with a live acoustic score by local percussionist and multimedia composer Ross Karre. In addition to Dollenmayer’s work, Chicago animator Jodie Mack screens tiny and medium experimental animations, including "Yard Work is Hard Work," a musical made with cut-outs. Drummer Corey Fogel will then improvise a live score when Mack conducts a series of live film experiments. Tickets are $10. x