FRI 4/24
SIR RICHARD BISHOP + Robert Millis + Human Behavior!!

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$15

Tonight we are thrilled to be hosting genre spanning guitar virtuoso Sir Richard Bishop. Seminal founder of the band Sun City Girls (Possibly the best AZ band EVER!!) and co-founder of label Sublime Frequencies, Bishop is touring in support of his new critically acclaimed Drag City release Tangiers Sessions. SRB is touring  with an electric guitar & pedals to make things interesting along w/ experimental musician Robert Millis to further amp up the experience!!  The sure to sell-out celebration starts with Tucson’s critically acclaimed  dark folk collective Human Behavior  (they just released the stunning album BETHPAGE )!!

SAT 4/18
The Exploded View Invitational Altered Album Cover Show

6PM (free)

Whether iconic or obscure, wild or laid back, we respond to the art of record album covers in deeply personal ways. Here, in Tucson, vinyl is omnipresent and alive in record swaps, fairs, thrift stores, yard sales and living rooms. EV has invited over 20 artists, dj’s, musicians and collagists to respond to the challenge of altering (re-invented through any desired medium or means) one album cover as a 12.25” x 12.25” canvas for their own imagination. Participants include: Boyd + Lesli Peterson, Fish Karma, Al Perry, Nika Kaiser, Kidd Squidd, Eric Kroll,Carl Hanni, Nick Georgiou,Wesley Fawcett Creigh, Clif Taylor, Christopher Stevens, Carrie Vonier, Bill Mackey, Tom Walbank, Beth Weinstein, Adam Cooper-Teran, Igloo Martian, Andy Burgess, R.Pinpole, Debra Gregerman, Melissa Mauzy, Mommy Ballon, Laurie McKenna, Donovan White , Michael Cadieux, Heather Gray, Timo Sweet, Dimitri Kozyrev. Join us at the opening for an unveiling of re-configured cover-art as well as a spinning of chosen LP’s!

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FRI 4/17
Orchids: My Intersex Adventure & Susan Stryker’s Screaming Queens

Early Show…….7PM  FREE!

“Open Embodiments: Locating Somatechnics in Tucson”:

International Conference, Film and Artist Talk

(filmmaker in person)

Exploded View will screen Dr. Phoebe Hart’s will screen  acclaimed autobiographical documentary film Orchids: My Intersex Adventure. This film asks what is the experience of a person with an intersex condition, and how can this experience be embodied and accessed on screen in documentary? A rare opportunity to experience this outstanding film! The second portion of the evening will be Susan Stryker presenting and discussing  her award winning 2005 film Screaming Queens.

EMMY® Award-winning “Screaming Queens” tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States — a 1966 riot in San Francisco’s impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years before the famous gay riot at New York’s Stonewall Inn.
“Screaming Queens” introduces viewers to street queens, cops and activist civil rights ministers who recall the riot and paint a vivid portrait of the wild transgender scene in 1960s San Francisco. Integrating the riot’s story into the broader fabric of American life, the documentary connects the event to urban renewal, anti-war activism, civil rights and sexual liberation. With enticing archival footage and period music, this unknown story is dramatically brought back to life.

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THURS 4/16
Queer Experimental Cinema 101

 Special early show……..7:00pm (free!)

Tonight, a screening of selected pivotal short works from the new and old history of queer experimental cinema, including films by Barbara Hammer, Kenneth Anger, Gina Carducci, Sadie Benning, Curt McDowell, and a special 16mm screening of Jack Smith’s newly restored lost homage to Maria/Mario Montez, Respectable Creatures!

Programmed by Rocket Blakston & David Sherman. Presented in conjunction with Open Embodiments: Locating Somatechnics in Tucson, International Conference and UA Institute for LGBT Studies.

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SAT 4/11
¡TEENAGE WASTELAND!

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(free!)

Tisch Abelow (NYC) and Wesley Fawcett Crei

¡TEENAGE WASTELAND!

SAT 4/11 (free!)

Tisch Abelow (NYC) and Wesley Fawcett Creigh (Tucson) pay a surreal homage to their teenage years with an experimental documentary film comprised of footage taken 12 years earlier during their senior year of high school. In the fall of 2013, Tisch revisited this footage and pared it down into a short film, mostly starring Wesley’s father, which she calls, “a musing on the mundane.” In addition, there will be a collaborative 2-D artwork spanning the course of their friendship reflecting on the nihilistic and absurd tendencies of youth. Please join us as we “come of age” with cake and local DJ’s.

Thu 4/9
Violins and Noise in the Magical Kingdom of Dust

Jeff Young

Tucson violinist Robert Anthony Villa will play the 2nd and 3rd movements from Ysaÿe’s Violin Sonata No. 2, followed by improvisation using themes by Ysaÿe or whatever he damn well feels like.

Jeff Young is a violinist, composer, and laptop musician based in Brooklyn, NY. He’ll perform a quirky selection of his own music for solo violin and live electronics under the heading Jeffrey Young’s Magical Kingdom of Dust, including in-your-face theatrics, unabashed shredding, and oceanic soundscapes. He’ll also play a short piece for speaking violinist and retuned violin by Paul Pinto, a fellow member of New York’s thingNY composer-performer collective.
http://jeffrey-young.com/
http://radio.lownote.net/2015/01/episode-182-with-jeffrey-young

Algae and Tentacles, yon squishy-squashy noise-band-with-a-backbeat led by local bard John Melillo, will for this show feature a violinist trifecta: Samantha Bounkeua, Becky Pattowiz, and the aforementioned Robert Anthony Villa.
http://algaeandtentacles.bandcamp.com/

Wed 4/1
EASTER SCREEECHHHH : Rock My Religion + The Myrrors

Dan Graham’s Rock My Religion (1982–84) is a video essay populated with both punk/rock performers (Patti Smith, Jim Morrison, Black Flag and Glenn Branca) and historical figures (including Ann Lee, founder of The Shakers). This fusion of voice-over, singing, shouting, jarring sounds & text overlaid onto shaky, gritty images proposes a historical genealogy of rock music and an ambitious thesis on the origins of America. Tucson’s psych prophets The Myrrors initiate the evening’s sonic resurrection as only they can!

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Friday 3/27
ARCHITECTURE OF UPHEAVAL: City Symphonies of Dominic Angerame + Jazz Telephone !!

 (Filmmaker in Person)

Celebrated experimental filmmaker Dominic Angerame (SF) makes a special appearance at Exploded View, screening his film cycle that explores the unprecedented change in the urban landscape of San Francisco. Chronicled in beautiful black & white celluloid, Angerame poetically questions the role of human labor and the unintended consequences of progress on a city in chaotic flux. Tonight we screen films in both 16mm and video, including Deconstruction Site and In The Course of Human Events. Opening the show and accompanying Angerame’s films Continuum & The Soul of Things is sax master Jeff Grubic’s Jazz Telephone!!

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Wed 3/18
INDUSTRIAL FILMS // INDUSTRIAL MUSIC

It’s Dead Technology Night!

A celebration of media machines of times past! Witness the analog & mechanical sound musings of Igloo Martian, Purity of Essence, Jonathan Ray, Prabjit Virdee, Eric Schlappi , and Wyatt Schaffner each accompanying a mystery 16mm film. EV has provided each musician with merely the title and length of a “non-art” film… come marvel as they respond in real time before your very eyes & ears! The films are drawn from discarded educational and industrials archive at EV and span the gamut of esoteric and practical themes. An event of HEAVY synesthesia not to be missed!!

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Wed 3/11
RADICAL GERMAN CINEMA PT. 2: Helma Sanders-Brahms

Unfortunately U of A Visiting Film Professor Annette Brauerhoch will NOT be introducing the show tonight as planned. We wish her a speedy recovery!

In both her fiction and documentary films Helma Sanders-Brahms

(1940-2014) consistently explored political and social issues from a

female and feminist point of view. Characteristic for her works is how

she artistically approached topics like the student protest of the late

1960s, feminism, women’s lib, immigrant workers and the legacy of

Germany’s Nazi history. Tonight we screen her first feature film

Under the Pavement Lies the Strand (1975), a film dealing with legal

reforms like the abortion bill and the atmosphere and aftermath

of the student movement in West-Germany.

 

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