FRIDAY 6/27
EARTH DANCE PARTY!

Join DJ Carl Hanni for a tripped out grooving night of summer shaking!

Afrobeat Cumbia Global Hip Hop Reggae/Dub Electro Tango more

Wackin visuals courtesy of Exploded View!
Friday, June 27
Exploded View
9 pm/$3

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Sun 6/29
Tramp Species of the American Southwest

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Tramp Species of the American Southwest
Ralph White and Bill Daniel on tour!

 
Hobo filmmaker/punk photographer Bill Daniel, and freak/folk traditionalist/experimentalist Ralph White (former Bad Livers) tour West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona with a show that features Ralph’s hybrid musical performance— including an improve set with 16mm films— plus a film screening of Daniel’s underground classic, Who is Bozo Texino?, plus other new short films from the American micro-cinema scene. Pop-up photo show at some venues.
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“…the work of a player who has fully internalized old time and bluegrass and who is now reshaping them into a brand new, highly individualized form…this guy isn’t naive; he’s a master” (Justin Farrar, Strawberry Flats)
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“In his work, Daniel is attracted to outsiders in the most literal sense — people who live on the outside of civilization, for whom, in Daniel’s eyes, mere survival is an act of artistic expression.” -RES Magazine

Watch “Who Is Bozo Texino?” trailer here:

Jamie Wyld (VideoClub UK): blog “Tucson, Exploded View Gallery, desert”

Jamie Wyld shares his experience at Exploded View.

 

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Exploded View Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Here I was expecting Tucson to be a hard sell, and the type of town I would feel most alien too. But no, if anything, I felt most comfortable here. Tucsonians are generous, beautiful, creative and friendly people. If you want to feel welcome, come here.

Reception of the Selected 3 programme at Exploded View Gallery was exceptional; applause after each film, whistles, appreciative laughter, sighs – everything in compliment. I was over the moon by the end with a deeply embedded grin on my face.

The screening was followed by interested questions; all the films were talked about, again Sophie Beresford’s Making Adidas Mermaid got attention – loved very much. Lots of curiosity about Cheryl Simmons’ film What are you doing man? They’re cooking my men like sausages. A glorious collage piece that examines reinterpretation and memory.

Exploded View is unique in Tucson; opportunities to show artists’ film and experimental work rely on Rebecca and David’s commitment to the gallery, which is an inspirational example. The University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography is worth checking out (the archive gets shown off to the public every Friday), and, off the arts track, there is also the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, a superb department for those interested in dendrochronology.

Tucson also has an amazing desert surrounding it, with huge Saguaro cacti soaring into the sky, perched on the mountain slopes like armies of headless triffids. I was driven into the desert by Carl Hanni, a devoted Tucsonian, who generously took me on a hike to see the Saguaros, desert sunset and endless mountainous landscape.

I leave Tucson with a heavy heart, but with eyes set on LA for Echo Park Film Center and to see some good friends.

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Tucson desert sunset

 

What A Great First Year!!

As we finished up our Spring Season 2014, we have been reflecting on what a great first year we have had at Exploded View.  We are working toward some summer shows,  but our next full season/calendar will be in late August/early September. We had had a wonderful “final show” w/ Avant-AZ which was SRO, with many of the Tucson experimental makers in the house. Many thanks go out to all the dozens of artists that have shown works in person this year ,during our run of over 45 shows, since last October. Also, special thanks to Associate Curator Carl Hanni for his programming/support & DJ skills this year. More to come!!!

Wed 4/30
Zoom in on UK film art’s next big thing!

WED.  4/30 @ 7:30

In-person co-curator  Jamie Wyld, director of videoclub (UK)

Selected is a new collection of artists’ film and video touring the US in April/May 2014.
Chosen by the artists shortlisted for The Film London Jarman Award 2012, Selected brings together some of the best emerging film and video artists from the UK in a diverse program of new artists’ moving image.Shortlisted artists for the 2012 Film London Jarman Award – Brad Butler & Karen Mirza; Aura Satz; Ben Rivers; Benedict Drew; James Richards; Shezad Dawood; Nathaniel Mellors; Matt Stokes; Marcus Coates and Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead – have selected work by up-and-coming, fresh filmmaking talent, to develop an invigorating new programme of work.
Artists in the Selected 3 program include: Emma Alonze, Sophie Beresford, Nicholas Brooks, Mat Fleming, Piotr Krzymowski, Naheed Raza, Frances Scott, Daniel Shanken, Cheryl Simmons and Edward Thomasson.
Selected has been produced in partnership with videoclub and Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN).

VIEW TRAILER HERE!

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Sat 4/26
AVANT – AZ !!

Experimental Media from TUCSON

SAT. 4/26 @ 7:30

Our first annual showcase of experimental media from Tucson. Come see a burgeoning blowout of homespun excellence ranging from experimental animation to music videos to poetic meditations to multi-screen video performance. Featuring several premieres and including the work of: Heather Gray, Tom Michelson, Nika Kaiser, Steev Hise & Adam Cooper Terán, Cathy de la Cruz, Claire Mirocha, Yuri Makino, Liz Burke, Gary Setzer, Manuel Abril, Jacob Bricca, Alex Von Bergen, Andrew Shuta, Angus Forbes, Rory O’Rear and more.

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Wed 4/23
Benjamin Smoke

{EXTREME SOUTHERN CULTURE part 4}

WED.  4/23 * @7:30

Carl’s Cine Club

Filmed over ten years and released in 2000, Jem Cohen and Peter Sillen’s film, Benjamin Smoke documents the tortured life and career of the Atlanta based musician Robert Dickerson, aka Benjamin Smoke. Dickerson was a drug addicted, HIV positive gay misfit who died in 1991, and who fronted several local underground bands, including Smoke and the Opal Foxx Quartet. Filmed largely in and around the Cabbagetown neighborhood of Atlanta, the film profiles an artist who literally gave it all for his art.

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SAT 4/19
OLD WEIRD AMERICA: MUSIC & BBQ!! Marissa Anderson + Babat Duag

Anderson(Portland) + Babat Duag featuring Ryne Warner(Ohioan)

SAT  4/19  BBQ at 6:00 Show starts at 7PM

Join us for an evening of juke joint merriment and street side BBQ as we welcome acclaimed finger style guitarist Marisa Anderson from Portland. Anderson’s recent album Mercury (Mississippi Records) was heralded by NPR as one of “5 New Guitar Records That Would Make John Fahey Proud” and called “brilliant” by Pitchfork.com. Opening the show is Ohioan mastermind Ryne Warner’s new Moroccan psyc/drone guitar & banjo duo Babat Duag (with Jim Colby)!

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