Local Ads from Faraway Places2014
HD video, 4:57 min
for the Extinct Entities Festival

Directors: Kera MacKenzie & Andrew Mausert-Mooney  
Starring: John Mooney & Meg Ryan

"A woman suspects that someone has clandestinely been filming her life and that her friends and 
acquaintances are seeing the movies in secret screenings."

The original video with this description is SECRET CINEMA by Paul Bartel

"Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney’s Local Ads from Faraway Places is about vision and perception as much as it is
about familiarity. The scrolling pace also propels a dialogue about how we see and what we notice. If noticing can be thought of as
a place, then that is where Local Ads from Faraway Places transpires; within the territory of heightened awareness."
— Allie Shyer, Video Video Zine

Screening History

In the Body's Tow: short works by Kera MacKenzie & Andrew Mausert-Mooney, La lumière collective, Montréal, QC
In the Body's Tow: short works by Kera MacKenzie & Andrew Mausert-Mooney, Cellular Cinema at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater,
Minneapolis, MN

Late Night, Screen Share Video Gallery at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
In the Body’s Tow: short works by Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-MooneyMicrolights, Milwaukee, WI
Traverse VidéoCinémathèque de Toulouse, Toulouse, France

Assembled Environs, aDifferent Festival, Milwaukee, WI

Past Lives, UnionDocs, Brooklyn, NY
Lucciche (shimmering): A Video Art Symposium, Ponte di Ferro, Carrara, Italy
Video! Video!: Breaking the Fifth Wall, Online and The Dojo, Chicago IL
The Being of Seeing, UNEXPOSED Microcinema, Durham, NC

Edinburgh Artists' Moving Image Festival (EAMIF), Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh, UK
RIPE LEEKS: dismantling hollywood, Filmfront, Chicago, IL
Altered States, Coastal Currents Arts Festival at the Electro Studios Project Space, West St Leonards, UK

Accompanied by Image, High Concept Laboratories, Chicago, IL
Reworking Reality, Episode 653 of Artgrease, Squeaky Wheel and HallwallsBuffalo, NY
Reverse Shot: Rehydrating the Randolph Street Gallery's Experimental Film Coalition, Extinct Entities Festival at Links Hall,
Chicago, IL