Headroom Spring 2018 lineup w/ Shana Moulton, Betzy Bromberg, and Nazli Dinçel

We’re thrilled to announce the Spring 2018 lineup for Headroom with three incredible visitors and an exciting collaboration with our friends at Vertical Cinema! Stay tuned for more info about each…

Friday, Feb 09 at 7pm, co-presented with Vertical Cinema:
SHANA MOULTON, screening and performance
at the Drewelowe Gallery, 1st floor of the Visual Arts Building, 

Shana Moulton creates evocatively oblique narratives in her video and performance works. Combining an unsettling, wry humor with a low-tech, Pop sensibility, Moulton plays a character whose interactions with the everyday world are both mundane and surreal, in a domestic sphere just slightly askew. As her protagonist navigates the enigmatic and possibly magical properties of her home decor, Moulton initiates relationships with objects and consumer products that are at once banal and uncanny. Her video work has been screened and exhibited internationally, including at Art in General, New York; Migros Museum, Zurich; Contemporary Museum of Art, Uppsala; Rencontres internationales, Paris; Aurora, Edinburgh; Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen; and Gimpel Fils, London. She has recently performed An Evening with Shana Moulton at MoMA in NYC, the Hammer Museum in LA, and Kunsthaus Glarus in Switzerland. She is the recipient of a Creative Capital Grant and has been featured in Art 21, Artforum, Frieze Magazine, Art in America, and many others.


Thursday, March 08, at 7pm
at the Franklin Miller Screening Room, 105 Adler Journalism Building

Following A Darkness Swallowed (2005) and Voluptuous Sleep (2011), Betzy Bromberg’s third experimental feature, Glide of Transparency, goes further into translucent abstraction while conveying the intimate feeling of being transported to a sublimated inner garden. Glide of Transparency unfolds in three movements, each layered with its own artful sound design (field recordings of birds and insects, ambient audio, vocals, and a composition for acoustic instruments). The non-narrative progression, Bromberg says, is “a journey devoid of compass bearings, forging pathways without a path.” Luscious curves, vibrant colors, and the scintillating trajectory of light over matter, over filmic texture, echo fragmented memories of paintings we have loved, and, embracing love, bring us to transcendence.


Friday, March 30 at 7pm
at the Franklin Miller Screening Room, 105 Adler Journalism Building

Nazlı Dinçel’s hand-made work reflects on experiences of disruption. She records the body in context with arousal, immigration, dislocation and desire with the film object: its texture, color and the tractable emulsion of the 16mm material. Her use of text as image, language and sound imitates the failure of memory and her own displacement within a western society.

Born in Ankara, Turkey, Dinçel immigrated to the United Sates at the age of 17. Dinçel resides in Milwaukee, WI where she is currently building an artist run film laboratory. She obtained her MFA in filmmaking from UW-Milwaukee. Her works have been exhibited in numerous venues around the world including Tiger Shorts competition at IFFR, New York Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Dallas Contemporary.
She recently won the Marian McMahon Akimbo award at the 2017 Images Festival with Untitled (2016) and was also awarded Best Experimental Film at the 2015 Chicago Underground Film Festival with Her Silent Seaming (2014).