The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Good Night’s Sleep Monthly Screening Series

A Good Night’s Sleep
Monthly Screening Series
Experimental film and video by artists connected to Western MA


A Good Night’s Sleep is a monthly screening series featuring experimental, documentary, and essay films by artists connected to Western MA, including a wide spectrum of aesthetics and approaches. Each screening is composed of films that when placed together form dynamic conversations and interconnectivity: sometimes works reflect each other, sometimes they spark opposition. We see these film screenings as a route to challenge hegemonic perspectives, and to support the work of a broad range of artists.


February is the 1 year anniversary of our screening series, we will be celebrating after the screening!

This month’s program will take place on February 25th 2017
@ Studio 4 at SCDT (4th floor, 25 main st, Northampton) starting at 8pm.
Admission $7-10. The screening will include the following artists:



Malic Amalya is a moving-image artist working at the cross sections of avant-garde cinema traditions, queercore DIY communities, and feminist and critical race theories. Working in 16mm film and lo-fi video, Malic’s work traverses the political implications and emotional impact of estrangement. Images linger over abandoned spaces, decaying fauna, and overgrown wreckages. Forms, sounds, signifiers, and narratives deteriorate and then reform. Slow unveilings, deliberate repetition, and unexpected juxtapositions highlight disregarded details. Tensions rise between preciousness and abjection within the discarded and the overlooked.
Gash/Lace (2014)



Ben Balcom was born in Massachusetts and raised in Illinois. He received his MFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and his bachelor's degree in Film-Video Production from Hampshire College. Ben currently teaches film production at UWM and is the technical director for the Milwaukee Film Festival. He is also a co-founder and programmer of Microlights Cinema. Since 2013, Microlights has hosted nearly 30 film and video artists from around the world.


Our Own Private Universe (2016)









LA Warman is a poet and performer based in Amherst, MA. She is the founder of GLASS PRESS, a publisher of art and poetry on flash drives. Warman has had work in shows at MOCA Cleveland, Time-Based Art Festival, General Public Collective, Flying Object, and Open Engagement. She has recent chapbooks from Inpatient Press and After Hours Ltd.  Warman is also the author of Whore Foods Market, a serialized  erotic novella.


Whore Foods Market (2016)











Claudia Volpe is new to filmmaking. She grew up in Chicago and has a background in analog photography, though has recently been eager to explore the possibilities of sound and the moving image. She is currently a senior at Mount Holyoke College and is studying International Relations and Film Studies. She hopes to continue immersing herself in the world of filmmaking in Seattle after graduating.
How to Become Image Spam: A Fucking Didactic Educational MOV. File (2016)
(By Claudia Volpe and Linnan Lin)












Lauren Cook is an Associate Professor of Cinema at the University of Hartford where she teaches courses in filmmaking and game design. Her films have screened internationally at film festivals, galleries, and museums, including: Images Festival Toronto, Festival des Cinemas Differents de Paris, Margaret Meade Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor International Film Festival, and the emerging filmmakers showcase at the Cannes Film Festival.


Untitled (Photo of super 16 film strips, a work in progress) (2017)









Lily Sarosi is a member of the Good Night’s Sleep Film Collective. Lily grew up in LA, where she was involved with the Echo Park Film Center. Currently, she studies film at Hampshire College, organizes the Film Society, and plays bass in the band Deadbeat Club. Lily's films explore the intersection between monstrosity and identity, confessions, secrets, and family history.


Flight From Hungary (2017)









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