The Films of Nazlı Dinçel [In-Person Only]

This event took place on Apr 15, 2022

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

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Nazlı Dinçel
US, Turkey & Argentina
1h 6m
Series - Visiting Artists

On Film

** 16mm screening! **


Nazlı Dinçel’s handmade films reflect on experiences of physical and cultural disruption, from intimate states of arousal to Dinçel’s own immigration from Turkey to the United States. By scratching, sewing, letter-punching, and hand-developing, they draw comparisons between the sensuous physicality of film and the body. Dinçel will present a selection of works, including Between Relating and Use (2018), Shape of a Surface (2017), Solitary Acts (4, 5, 6) (2015), and Instructions on How to Make a Film (2018), along with the rarely screened video Untitled (2016), and discuss their practice.

Presented in English, with live captions.

About the artist:

Born in Ankara, Turkey, artist and filmmaker Nazlı Dinçel currently resides in Milwaukee. While they are known for their films, they work across a number of mediums, drawing inspiration from Turk­ish weaving and rug-making. Their work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Hong Kong International Film Festival, and Buenos Aires International Film Festival, among many others. In addition to their art practice, Dinçel is building an artist-run film laboratory, part of a global net­work of collectives dedicated to exploring the possibilities of analog filmmaking.

Founded by filmmakers Jon Behrens and Caryn Cline, ICS’s mission is to provide material support for filmmakers working experimentally with celluloid film. The organization supports emerging and established filmmakers through Lightpress digitization grants and the Engauge Experimental Film Festival (hosted at Northwest Film Forum), and encourages new filmmakers through the ICS Educational Initiative. Their ultimate goal is to foster more work on celluloid and to help offset the enormous costs of making film work available in high quality digital formats.

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