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Defibrillator Gallery + Zhou B Art Center proudly present


A biannual festival of moving image works by Chicago artists curated by 

Kioto Aoki 

alongside directors 

Santina Amato and Sarah Skaggs


SUN 27 OCT 2019 | 6:30PM door + 7PM screening

Zhou B Art Center | 1029 W 35TH ST | CHICAGO IL 60609 | FREE!


participating artists for the sixth screening include:

Emma Rozanski | @aparticularfilm
Caitlin Ryan | @vito_montana_69
Ally Fouts | @ally.fouts
Lisa Barcy | @lbarcy
L Koo | @catatonicrobots
Morgan Green | @howshekilledit
Pamela Hadley | @nosleeptillinstall
Lia Call and Harvey Hayes | @girldick69 @goodboy.baddog
Marina Resende Santos | @nosleeptillinstall
Kandis Friesen | @marinaresende.s


Moving_Image_00:00 is a bi annual festival of the moving image showcasing current video work created by Chicago based artists through an open call. It is intended that the open call have no restrictions on theme so that a collective consciousness may arise from the works submitted. Each screening is curated by an invited guest from the Chicago arts community alongside directors Santina Amato and Sarah Skaggs. 

Statement from Curator Kioto Aoki :

“Moving_Image_00:06 begins with remnants of the past. Of a seemingly faraway, quaint yet desolate memories of spaces often called home. The persistent imagery of the home gives way to formal inquiries of pattern and movement defined by color and texture. Rotating patterns illuminate pulsating heartbeats. Physiology develops  quickly into philosophy to illuminate a slower speed of light. Time slows down and words travel up and are caught on bodies. The gesture continues to be dragged through garden plants and ends in the night. 

The films in this program tangentially acknowledge traditions of structuralist film to contemplate what it means to inhabit a space. Space can be physical, mental, emotional, or structural. Through various avenues of linguistics, nostalgia, philosophy, materiality, and physiology, the works accentuate the poetics of quietude to provide respite from the fast-paced nature of the world we live in today. And to share the creative community of Chicago’s moving image-makers in the same time-space.”

moving image promo imageMoving_Image_00:00 was founded by Santina Amato and has been hosted at various venues across Chicago. Launched in the Fall of 2016 at LATITUDE, Moving_Image_00:03 was hosted by Lithium in the Spring of 2018; Moving_Image_00:04 hosted by ACRE Projects in the Fall of 2018; and Moving_Image_00:05 at Heaven Gallery in the Spring of 2019.

From digital and hand drawn animation to polished short films, Gifs to experimental performance for video, Moving_Image_00:00’s mission embraces an open call policy so that no artist feels excluded by the content of their work while allowing a collective theme to naturally present itself through the curatorial process. By keeping the submission process free, our aim is to showcase locally made work to local audiences and provide opportunity to artists making moving image works regardless of gender, race, age, sexual orientation, financial status, able-ness or otherwise. Moving_Image_00:00 aims to be a space where artists are supported, celebrated, and given an opportunity for their moving image work to be presented to the public.