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MARATHON SCREENINGS is a series of salon-style film & video presentations that invites international and LA-based artists to share their work and engage in meaningful dialogue. The program includes films that range from short, conceptual videos to feature-length experimental documentaries, in addition to performances and lectures. The films discuss issues surrounding individual identity, representation, and historical consciousness in a shifting geopolitical landscape.

Note from the Curator: What began as an intimate gathering in my living room has since grown to include a roving series hosted by art-loving individuals in their homes, nonprofit art spaces, and now Zoom. The series was born from a casual conversation and a desire to give video art the platform it deserves. It has since grown to accommodate a growing appetite for presenting talented and challenging work in a non-hierarchical environment. With an emphasis on engaged, organic conversations, the screenings took place around a communal dinner, and plenty of wine. While Covid-19 has removed this wonderful feature, it has since introduced a new opportunity to connect with moderators and participants from all over the world. I look forward to reconnecting with all of you in person, but until then let’s savor this sliver lining and consider what we can do to make this world a more welcoming and safe home for everyone. Happy New Year!  

The series is produced by LA-based curator Asha Bukojemsky. BIO here

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Coleman Collins 
The Cloud of Witnesses, 2018, HD video, color, sound. 9:35min

The Cloud of Witnesses is a three-part video that explores themes of religious ecstasy and emotional labor. Combining original and found footage, The Cloud of Witnesses considers running — both as a physical act and a metaphysical state of being. Also a reference to the Internet itself, the film examines the various ways one might bear witness.

Coleman Collins is an artist, writer, and athlete from Stone Mountain, GA. He employs printmaking, sculpture, video, and installation to contend with issues related to world history, language, debt, and the notion of diaspora. Recent group exhibitions and screenings include ltd los angeles, Los Angeles; Artspace, New Haven, and Human Resources Los Angeles. He received an MFA from UCLA in 2018, and was a 2017 resident at the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture. Prior to attending UCLA, he played professional basketball in Europe and Asia for 9 years.  He lives in New York, where he is currently a participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program.