Storyville: Two films directed by Aaron Igler & Matthew Suib


Friday, November 21, 7:00 PM (Reception at 6 :00 PM)
$5 General; Free for Scribe members
Filmmakers in attendance

Red Brick, Green Grass, Blue Sky is a portrait of artists Leroy Johnson and Sarah McEneaney, commissioned by Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy. This documentary follows the artists and their creative process, revealing how the city of Philadelphia shapes their artwork as they produce their respective public art commissions for the Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center in West Philadelphia.

Trail of Secrets: Ephemeral Art at the 2013 I-Park Enviormental Art Biennale
Every two years, I-Park invites artists from around the globe to make site-specific artworks during a
three-week residency on their grounds in East Haddam, CT. This film documents the 4th edition of I-Park’s Environmental Art Biennale, following artists from as far away as Cyprus and South Korea as they respond to the densely wooded rural landscape using sculpture, performance, sound art, photography and more to make sophisticated, ephemeral works of art.

Aaron Igler and Matthew Suib have produced short documentary films as Greenhouse Media since 2008. The duo has worked with the City of Philadelphia, the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (Hartford, CT), Independence Seaport Museum and others to document artists, makers and the creative process.

Additionally, both Igler and Suib maintain individual fine art practices. Since the mid-90s artist and audio-visual designer Aaron Igler has been involved in myriad creative ventures including sound design, live performance, visual media production, and public art. He has participated in projects both locally and abroad including venues in Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Sydney (Australia) and Hamburg (Germany). He has been invited to contribute to artist projects for numerous venues including the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), Storefront for Art and Architecture, Creative Time (NYC), Ibrahim Theater at International House, Bartram's Garden, and Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania amongst others.

Matthew Suib has exhibited installations, video/sound works and photographs internationally at venues including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kunstwerke Berlin, Mercer Union (Toronto), The Corcoran Gallery of Art (D.C.), PS1 Contemporary Art Center (NYC), The Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), and the 2007 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Suib’s 2006 video installation Purified By Fire was re-commissioned for public presentations in Paris, Toronto, Miami and Chicago. He was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2011 and was a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellow in 2005. Matthew’s work is in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and he was also a former member of the esteemed Philadelphia artist collective Vox Populi.

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