Masterclass with Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer: on A.C.I.D

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16 March 2019

Creative Lab, CCA
350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
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Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer, Empty Metal, 2018. Courtesy the artists and Prone Pictures.

Join filmmakers Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer for a Masterclass on Anti-Cinematic Insurrectionary Directing, part of Glasgow Short Film Festival 2019. Using past and future work samples the filmmakers will introduce their collaborative process, discuss the necessity and fallacy of political filmmaking, and share inspirational examples of A.C.I.D. from other artists and filmmakers.

About the artists

Adam Khalil

Adam Khalil (b.1988, United States) is a filmmaker and artist from the Ojibway tribe who lives and works in Brooklyn. His practice attempts to subvert traditional forms of ethnography through humour, relation, and transgression. Khalil’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Sundance Film Festival, Walker Arts Center, Lincoln Center, and Whitney Museum of American Art, among other institutions. Khalil is the recipient of various fellowships and grants, including but not limited to: Sundance Art of Nonfiction, Sundance Institute Indigenous Film Opportunity Fellowship, UnionDocs Collaborative Fellowship, and Gates Millennium Scholarship. Khalil received his BA from Bard College.

Bayley Sweitzer

Bayley Sweitzer (b.1989, United States) is a filmmaker currently based in Brooklyn. His practice revolves around a dynamic engagement with the margins and an interest in the chronomorphic qualities of narrative, specifically the camera’s ability to consolidate dimensions. His work has been shown at Film Society Lincoln Center, New York; Anthology Film Archives, New York; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; Motel Gallery, Brooklyn; Other Cinema, San Francisco; and MIIT House, Osaka. Bayley works professionally as a camera assistant and is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild, IATSE Local 600.

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