Cellular Cinema

an artist-run screening series for contemporary experimental film on film, video and expanded cinema since 2014

CC45: In The Body’s Tow (5/19/19)

“The collaborative videos of Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert Mooney explores the relationship between cinematic artifice and ordinary affects. They capture and explode those potent feelings that surge up on the verge of sleep, when you are on the edge of your seat, when your seat is swept out from beneath you along with the rug beneath your feet. The work embraces collaboration, not merely between the two artists, but with their performers, collaborators, and students. In this way these works inhabit the contact zones between individuals and individual worlds, they become exercises in empathy.

Based in Chicago, Kera & Andrew’s collaborative work began with a shared interest in the grammar of cinema, and grew to include an interest in liveness, which has been expressed and explored through various installations, videos, live broadcast performances, and the founding of ACRE TV, an artist-made live streaming tele-vision network.” – Ben Balcom


West, 2014, 16mm film, 1 min
Local Ads From Faraway Places, 2014, HD video, 5 min
Peripetei’em, 2009, 16mm film, 2:18 min
MUCK MUCK \/ MONICA PANZARINO, 2013, livestream (HD video), 12:55 min
Abductive Object #4, 2013, HD video, 2:45 min
In a Perfect Fever, 2015, HD video, 8:20 min
Notes for a Vivisection, 2016, livestream (HD video), 9:50
School Section Lake, 2013, 16mm film, 1:48 min
Stones for Thunder, 2018, HD video and 16mm film, 16:20 min
TRT = 55′

Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney are Chicago-based interdisciplinary artists working primarily in film, video, live broadcast, and installation. Together they founded and direct ACRE TV, an artist-made livestreaming tele-vision network (ACRETV.org). Their works have screened and exhibited at venues including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the American Film Institute, Anthology Film Archives, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, UnionDocs, Chicago Underground Film Festival, and Other Cinema. They were recently named a “2018 Film 50: Chicago Screen Gem” by Newcity Magazine.

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