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MMoCA Cinema: Madison Brookshire and Tomonari Nishikawa: Cinema Performances

November 2, 2023

7:00 pm

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

227 State Street Madison, Wisconsin, 53719


$7 for nonmembers • Free for MMoCA members (including the free membership tier Friends of MMoCA) and ages 18 and younger • Museum Lecture Hall

Madison Brookshire and Tomonari Nishikawa: Cinema Performances

Madison Brookshire and Tomonari Nishikawa will present their Cinema Performances program in-person, as part of their tour of the Midwest. This program will include two performances by Brookshire, and one by Nishikawa.

Double or Nothing | Brookshire | 20 minutes: Performance for two 16mm projectors, harmonium, sine tone, and voice. Immersive music harmonizes with the sounds of 16mm projectors.

No. 1, 2022 | Brookshire | 12 minutes: One 16mm film on six reels, overlapping projection, color, sound, about 12 minutes. Temporally symmetrical 16mm films fail to negate one another, creating a work of non-cinema.

Six Seventy-Two Variations, Variation 2 | Nishikawa | 30 minutes: 16mm film projection performance, sound. Nishikawa uses a wood carving knife to scratch off the photographic emulsion of the looped film and produces visuals and sound as a live performance.

Los Angeles-based artist Madison Brookshire makes films, paintings, and performances. His work invites viewers to become aware of perceptual processes and the sensuous experience of time. Tomonari Nishikawa explores the idea of documenting situations/phenomena through a chosen medium and technique, often focusing on the process itself. He teaches in the Cinema Department at Binghamton University.