Monday July 15, 7pm
Video screening & interactive performance
by Denise Iris
admission $6 – artist in person

Image copyright and courtesy of the artist

We welcome Romanian born, New York-based artist Denise Iris to Microscope for a solo screening and interactive performance of her “Minimentals”, a series of 1 minute digital films, or “autobiographical haikus” in which the artist transforms the everyday into the extraordinary, blurring the line between inner and outer, real and imagined worlds. For this occasion, Iris will present a selection, chosen with the participation of the audience, from the more than 60 of these works she has made since 2007. The live improvised event/artist talk, reaffirms the minimental ethos of spontaneity and openness.

Microscope previously presented two of Iris’ Minimentals at the first edition of our open call event “now what” last January.

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Denise Iris is a media artist whose ultra short and modular films use different contexts – mobile screens, improvised performance, installation – to explore the intersection between the intimate sphere and the broad social forces that shape our lives. Her work has been screened at MoMA, on PBS, and at festivals worldwide, winning a Silver Spire at the San Francisco International Film Festival and a Director’s Choice Award at the Black Maria Film and Video Festival. Other venues include Anthology Film Archives, White Columns, Art in General, and the Lumen Festival of New Media and Performance. Iris earned her BA from Brown University and MFA from Columbia University; she attended the Whitney Independent Study Program. Raised in Romania, she lives in NY.
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Running time: approx.. 60 minutes

Image copyright and courtesy of the artist

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