November 2017 Monitor Programming



Chanina Katz – 2017Flow by Chanina Katz is a looped animation. Katz attempts to represent the thought process or a series or circulation of ideas that occurs.



Chris Zhu – 2016

Zhu’s Urbane is a musical animation, featuring the Chicago Traffic Jam (street band) and several students of SAIC, blending photography and illustration.


Dark Bubbles

Riley Goss – 2017

An experimental video, Goss asked the simple question of what would he get back when he threw a GoPro out into Lake Michigan.



Rong Zhang – 2016

The ‘Vernier’ video unfolds a contradictive aesthetic between Restriction and Freedom. Emotions such as ‘oppressive’, ‘struggle’, ‘release’ and ‘repetitive’ are from the effects of Rong’s high school pressure.


For You, From Me; Small Moments in Time

Sophia Mona – 2017

“Life possess an intrinsic beauty accessible to us all. We are iridescent, effervescent, in bloom and growing. Take a step back, focus on the moment, and reflect. Gaze upon your life in wonder and awe. Know beauty rests glowing on your fingertips, perceptibly palpable, for beauty is woven into the fabric of the universe. We are surrounded by its warmth. I hope to show you the moments of beauty I experience in my life – moments of contemplative solitude, moments that make my life worth living. When I am mindful and when I am grateful, these moments of beauty arise, and I feel life’s beauty most intensely. By recreating and sharing my experiences of beauty with you, I hope to emphasize the profundity of mindfulness and reflection. Moments of beauty play significant roles in our lives because they are transformative: we become peaceful in the face of beauty, soothed and relieved we can learn to recognize and appreciate life’s intrinsic goodness. By experiencing the beautiful, we thrive in harmony with the universe.” 

—Sophia Mona