T H E  U N S E E N  F E S T I V A L 2018

Working with new definitions of experimental art during a full 30 days of screenings and other performances at multiple venues from September 1 to September 30, 2018, Counterpath is excited to present year 2 of The Unseen Festival, exploring notions of the resistant, the excluded, and the unacknowledged.

Nightly events will take place at Counterpath, with secondary venues including Charity Mining Company, Georgia Art Space, Gildar Gallery, Peralta Projects, and the University of Colorado, Boulder. The festival also includes nightly offsite screenings across Denver, locations to be announced each evening. Running alongside the festival is a feature, “consent not to be,” of Fred Moten’s trilogy consent not to be a single being, as well as a feature of local businesses in the Counterpath neighborhood, “Locale.”

The festival is curated by Jacob Barreras and others. Shawn Angel is organizing Unseen offsite. Erinrose Mager is curating “consent not to be.”

Click here for the list of participants so far.

Tickets are $7 for each evening, with full access passes for the month just $100.

Full schedule:

Saturday, Sept. 1

Opening Night
7:30–10pm
Filmmaker in person: Roger Deutsch
Preceded by a performance curated by TBD, featuring TBD and TBD.
Alexei Dmitriev, In Between Takes
Simon Welch, Capsule
Eric Ko, Clearing
Ivenlina Ivanova, Microdistrict
Rhea Storr, Henry
Harold Charre, Requiem
Roger Deutsch, Fathers and Sons
Unseen offsite: Chase Bank
Consent not to be: Lord Invader’s “Crisis in Arkansas”
Locale: Taco Mex

Sunday, Sept. 2

7:30–10pm
Preceded by a performance featuring Jessica Lawson.
Gloria Chung, Dogs Over One Hundred Fire Doors
Karissa Hahn, Please Step Out of the Frame
Stephanie Barber, The Parent Trap
Nicole Rayburn, Like Evenly Spaced Plants
Sarah Paul, Golden Balls
Janelle Vanderkelen, When the Rabbit’s Nose Twitches
Evanthia Afstralou, All the Colors of Futility
Alison Nguyen, Dessert Disaster
Jennifer Proctor, Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can’t Fix
Unseen offsite: Whole Foods
Consent not to be: Rough Americana
Locale: East Montclair Veterinary Clinic

Monday, Sept. 3

7:30–10pm
Preceded by a performance curated by TBD, featuring TBD and TBD.
Nacho Recio, Self-Portrait
Ivelina Ivanova, Silent London
Jiayi Chen, The Words Are Not What You Meant
Ralph Klewitz, WZ55Z_MONT1
Rob Munday, Rome in Frangments
Dan Browne, Lines of Force
Bill Brown, Xctry
Victor Brim, Monoscape
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:
Locale:

Tuesday, Sept. 4

7:30–10pm
Preceded by a performance curated by Diana Nguyen.
David De Rozas, Give
Elena Friedrich, Violence Is to Charge 600 Euros—Public Land I
Elena Friedrich, Violence Is to Charge 600 Euros—Public Land II
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:
Locale:

Wednesday, Sept. 5

7:30–10pm
Preceded by a performance curated by Julia Madsen, featuring Evelyn Hampton and Bailey Mestayer Pittenger.
André Almeida Rodrigues, Alfaião
Marcos Serafim, Gede Vizyon
Cristián Tapies, Extracts of the Canto of the Old Macho
Anuar Elias, Quehuaya
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:
Locale:

Thursday, Sept. 6

7:30–10pm
Preceded by a performance curated by Julia Madsen, featuring Rowland Saifi and Vincent Carafano.
Victoria Karmin, Extroterrestre
Eden Mitsenmacher, Couldn’t Dream Anywhere
Mariana Dianela Torres, Juno
Mahta Hosseini, The Sky Is Mine
Vasilios Papaioannu and Emma Piper-Burket, The Man in the Bushes
Emilia Izquierdo, Eclipse
Karissa Hahn, Future Light (2021)
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:
Locale:

Friday, Sept. 7

Alternate venue: Georgia Art Space, 952 Mariposa St. (Back Yard), Denver
7:30–10pm
Monteith McCollum, In a Free Soundfield
Jon Behrens, A Film Containing Trees
Stephanie Barber, The Forest Is Offended
Kelly Sears, Applied Pressure
Maureen Flannery, The Event
Dan Browne, Generation
Mariana Dianela Torres, Uno No Es Tan Débil Como Para Sucumbir Ante Situactiones Así (One Is Not as Weak…)
Erik Ko, Prist
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:
Locale:

Saturday, Sept. 8

7:30–10pm
Preceded by a performance curated by Marcia Douglas.
Gerard Freixes, Identity Parade
Ricardo Vieira Lisboa, Volleyball Holiday
Wago Kreider, The Vanishing American
Adrian Garcia Gomez, La Mesa
Guillaume Vallée, Kinski Wanted Herzog to Direct But He Turned it Down
Graeme Cole, Amateri, or the Lost Innocents
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:
Locale:

Sunday, Sept. 9

Alternate venue: Charity Mining Company, Gold Hill, CO
7:30–10pm
Main venue films:
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Monday, Sept. 10

Films of Dakota Nanton
Alternate venue: University of Colorado, Boulder, Visual Arts
7:30–10pm
Filmmaker in person: Dakota Nanton.
Main venue films:
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Tuesday, Sept. 11

7:30–10pm
Alternate venue: Gildar Gallery, 82 South Broadway, Denver, CO
Preceded by a performance curated by TBD, featuring TBD and TBD.
Guli Silberstein, Field of Infinity
Maria Molina Peiró, Digital Trauma (and the Crystal Image)
Ana Rodriguez León, Beyond Action
Rafal Morusiewicz, Uprooting Ghosts: A Queer “Fantasia on National Themes”
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:
Locale:

Wednesday, Sept. 12

7:30–10pm
Preceded by a performance curated by TBD, featuring TBD and TBD.
Marco Pareja, Homesick
Rajee Samarasinghe, If I Were Any Further Away I’d Be Closer to Home
Ricardo Vieira Lisboa, Le Métro, Vieira Da Silva
Saif Alsaegh, Rosa
Madsen Minax, The Source Is a Hole
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Thursday, Sept. 13

7:30–10pm
Preceded by a performance curated by TBD, featuring TBD and TBD.
Sharon Whooley, Distance
Josh Weissbach, 38 River Road
Mattia Biondi, Autonotturnno In 22 Frammenti
Renato Pérez, Ring
Simon Welch, Domain and Range
Traci Hercher, Diana
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Friday, Sept. 14

7:30–10pm
Preceded by a dance performance by Vivian Kim and Keith Hayne.
Pere Ginard, 13 (Recorded) Apparitions of Her Ghost
Gloria Chung, Mountains of the Sun
Shunsaku Hayashi, Down Escalation
Laura Focarazzo, The Uninvited
Spitzweg & Braun, Black Hillsmilk
Jean-Jacques Martinod, El Diezmo
Monteith McCollum, Rabbit in the Sand
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Saturday, Sept. 15

7:30–10pm
Preceded by a performance featuring video by Julia Madsen.
Bin Li, I Am Also Here “FDF”
Emmanuelle Negre, Seaside
Pedro Lacerda, A Day at the River
Magali Dougoud, LAC Club
Evelin Stermitz, Black Blue Abstract
Dan Browne, Taylor Creek
Rita Mahfouz, On Familiar Waters
Hiroya Sakurai, The Stream VII
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Sunday, Sept. 16

7:30–10pm
Preceded by a performance curated by Jessica Lawson, featuring André Hoilette and Ella Longpre.
Jason Sudak, Great Dismal Swamp
Salvatore Insana, La Cognizione del Calore
Jean-Jacques Martinod, Grabados del Ojo Nocturno
Dirk de Bruyn, Re-vue
Mattia Biondi, J’accuse—History of a Dying Eye
Marisol Bellusci & Luis Saray, De.Cadence
Michael Fleming, The Garden of Delight
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Monday, Sept. 17

7:30–10pm
Preceded by a performance curated by TBD, featuring TBD and TBD.
Salar Niknafs, Displaced
Michael Lyons, Katagami
Stefano Miraglia, Rodez
Lorenzo Gattorna, Way of the Gods
James Edmonds, A Return
Erik Ko, Divided by Blue
Alessia Cecchet, WWW (The Whale Who Wasn’t)
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Tuesday, Sept. 18

7:30–10pm
Alternate venue: Gildar Gallery, 82 South Broadway, Denver, CO
Preceded by a performance curated by TBD, featuring TBD and TBD.
Karen Akerman & Miguel Seabra Lopes, Outubro Acabou / October is Over
Bernd Lützeler, Camera Threat
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Films curated by Amir George.
7:30–10pm
Curator in person: Amir George.
Preceded by a performance curated by Steven Dunn.
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Thursday, Sept. 20

Films curated by Amir George.
7:30–10pm
Curator in person: Amir George.
Preceded by a performance curated by TBD, featuring TBD and TBD.
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Friday, Sept. 21

7:30–10pm
Preceded by a dance performance by Laura Ann Samuelson and Ondine Gearey.
Stephanie Barber, 3 Peonies
Janelle Vanderkelen, Ambrosia
Rhea Storr, Junkanoo Talk
Shambhavi Kaul, Hijacked
Giada Ghiringhelli, Rhythm of Being
Auden Lincoln-Vogel & Annelyse Gelman, Regenmusik
Hadi Moussally, Positive
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Saturday, Sept. 22

7:30–10pm
Preceded by a performance by Diana Nguyen.
Alison Nguyen, You Can’t Plan a Perfect Day Sometimes It Just Happens
Lili White, #63 Completion
Jean-Michel Rolland, The Partisan
Wenhua Shi, Walking Cycle
Morgen Christie, Flow
Anabela Costa, Jailbird
Yuri Yefanov, Nihelious
Sara Bonaventura, Stakra
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Sunday, Sept. 23

Alternate Venue: Charity Mining Company, Gold Hill, CO
7:30–10pm
Main venue films:
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Monday, Sept. 24

Alternate venue: University of Colorado, Boulder, Visual Arts
7:30–10pm
Main venue films:
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Tuesday, Sept. 25

7:30–10pm
Alternate venue: Peralta Projects, 747 Elati Street, Denver, CO
Preceded by a performance curated by TBD, featuring TBD and TBD.
Clectivo Los Ingrávidos, The Sun Quartet
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Wednesday, Sept. 26

7:30–10pm
Preceded by a performance curated by TBD, featuring TBD and TBD.
Luther Clement, Locus
Eric Souther, Ritual and Repetition
James Pomeroy, Konstruktion Aria
Alexandre Alagóa, Vortex
Gabriele Tosi, Restaging Graham’s
Paul-Jacques Yves Guillbert, Interloop Meaning Lies Inter/views/loves
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Thursday, Sept. 27

7:30–10pm
Preceded by a performance by Kanika Agrawal.
Josh Weissbach, 601 Revir Drive
Lorenzo Gattorna, Even in Paradise It Is Not Good to Be Alone
Saif & Fady Alsaegh, Alazeef
Domietta Torlasco, Sunken Gardens
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Friday, Sept. 28

Alternate Venue: Georgia Art Space, 952 Mariposa St. (Back Yard), Denver
7:30–10pm
Rajee Samarasinghe, The Spectre Watches Over Her
Patrick O’Hare, A Camouflage of the MindAurèle Ferrier, Transitions
Renato Pérez, Letter Inside a Bottle
Lina Selander, Överföringsdiagram Nr 1 (Diagram of Transfer No. 1)
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Saturday, Sept. 29

7:30–10pm
Preceded by a performance curated by Diana Nguyen.
Kotaro Tanaka, Ast*Risk
Paul-Jacques Yves Guillbert, Promenade Mythanalytique. Logotype, Parole & Empreinte
Ben Skea, Simulacra Contemplating the Mirror Neuron System
Lê Xuân Tién, Untitled.Mp4
Eden Mitsenmacher, Forever in a Day
Joe Hambleton, Perambulation
Nicole Rayburn, Ya—Why So Negative?
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

Sunday, Sept. 30

Closing Night! Best of the Fest!
7:30–10pm
Preceded by a performance curated by TBD, featuring TBD and TBD.
Main venue films:
Unseen offsite:
Consent not to be:

 
 

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