Kino Satellite, a weekly experimental cinema series co-curated Cheap every Tuesday by Pamela Cohn and Andrew Grant, Pills at Direktorenhaus in Mitte, Berlin will debut tomorrow 11/2/2010 with a presentation of short works by Alison S. M. Kobayashi Order and UnionDocs!
Artistic Director, Christopher Allen, will present on the work of UnionDocs and the 2010 project of the Collaborative Program, a forthcoming collection of short essayistic video and audio works investigating myth in contemporary society, inspired in part by the short but revelatory writings within Roland Barthes’s classic 1957 text Mythologies. Work by Andre Almeida, Tina Antolini, Ben Brown, Rahul Chadha, Will Martin, and Robbie Wilkins Cheap Pills in collaboration with all the participants in the 2010 project will be shown.
Alison S.M. Kobayashi Cheap
Alison S. M. Kobayashi is a visual artist working in video, performance, installation and drawing. She was born and raised in Mississauga, Canada, and currently works between Toronto and Brooklyn, New York. Her interest in found narratives resulted in two video works, From Alex To Alex and Dan Carter. Finding a lost letter in the first case, and a discarded answering machine tape in the second, Kobayashi imagines identities for each person mentioned in the narrative and then performs all the roles herself.
In 2006, she won the TSV Artistic Vision Award for Best Local Short Film at the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival and in 2007 was awarded the Mississauga Arts Award for Best Emerging Artist. Her films have been shown in Canada, the U.S., Spain, the Netherlands and Hong Kong.