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Sight Unseen

A film series that focuses on contemporary image based work that explore innovative ways of working with materiality, sound, & narrative.
July 11, 2017 - December 31, 2019

Sight Unseen is a film series that focuses on contemporary image based work that explore innovative ways of working with materiality, sound, & narrative. Sight Unseen has been running since 2012 and is curated by Margaret Rorison. As of June 2017, Sight Unseen has found a permanent home at the SNF Parkway.

Since 2012, Sight Unseen has formed partnerships with various Baltimore-based organizations including: Area 405, Current Space, EMP Collective, Enoch Pratt Library, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Institute College of Art, Metro Gallery, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Creative Alliance, The Red Room Collective, The University of Baltimore, and The Windup Space.

Sight Unseen programming has been made possible with the support of The 2012 and 2014 MICA LAB Award, Artists Public Domain, The 2015 Contemporary Grit Fund, MICA Film & Video Program, and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

Past Films

Sight Unseen presents LABYRINTHS: THE FILMS OF PETER BURR (2012-2017), Thursday, September 13 at 7:30PM at the SNF Parkway Theatre. Co-sponsored by The MICA Undergraduate Film and Media Program. Special thanks to Department Chair, Nadia Hironaka.
The Canyon Cinema Foundation marks its 50th anniversary through the Canyon Cinema 50 project, which includes this touring, 16mm film program, curated by David Dinnell.
Sight Unseen is honored to host Glasgow-based artist, Luke Fowler on Sunday, December 2. Fowler will present two short films of his and will join us in a Q&A following the screening.
A personal travelogue that captures the boredom, precarity and fantasies of an undocumented immigrant crossing America by train.
Curated avant garde film program Sight Unseen kicks off their fall season with visiting video artist Jesse McLean.
16mm restorations from the Academy Film Archive, presented by Sight Unseen.