• From Nelson Carvajal’s Cobraface

On Thursday night from 6 to 8:30 PM, the gallery and social hub I Am Logan Square (located at 2644 N. Milwaukee, next to the soon-to-be-reopened Logan Theater) will kick off an exhibit by local video makers Nelson Carvajal and Amir George. Titled “Film Is Dead,” the exhibit is posed as a rallying cry for new forms of storytelling afforded by appropriated images and consumer devices like flip cameras. I recently talked with Carvajal about the exhibit, and I found his enthusiasm palpable. He tends to jump from big ideas to impressions of his immediate surroundings, speaking over his own sentences as if reediting an ongoing video stream in his mind—he should make for good company on Thursday. A partial transcript of our discussion is after the jump.