This programs plays tribute to the recent passing of the highly influential ethnographic filmmaker, Robert Gardner. Forest of Bliss is an unsparing yet redemptive account of the poignant range of joy, religious passion and grief and that punctuates daily life in Benares, India’s most holy city. The film unfolds from one sunrise to the next without commentary, subtitles or dialogue. It is an attempt to give the viewer a wholly authentic, though greatly magnified and concentrated, sense of participation in the experiences examined by the film. Indeed, Gardner’s unique approach to documentary filmmaking places this film on the divide between ethnographic filmmaking and the more personal cinematic style whose goals are closer to poetry.
Jocko Weyland presents a selection of rad skateboarding videos with a live improv-accompaniment by shredder JLownsbury & friends. Tonight’s second act is Gus Van Sant’s underappreciated skater feature, Paranoid Park. In this film, an unsolved murder at Portland’s infamous Paranoid Park skate park brings detectives to a local high school, propelling a young skater into a moral odyssey where he must not only deal with the pain and disconnect of adolescence but the consequences of his own actions. One of the most darkly intense films of Gus Van Sant’s fascinating career.
Poets and Artists COME TOGETHER! Tonight we present an essential program of rarely screened 1950 to 60’s American Avant-Garde cinema that will forever alter your perception of the subtle and expansive potential of the film medium. Come experience the church of light at Exploded View! Works by Stan Brakhage, Maya Deren, Bruce Conner, Shirley Clarke, Ron Rice, Joseph Cornell & Bruce Baillie.
THE XX FACTOR
Contemporary Films + Videos by Women
We kick off EV’s first anniversary Fall calendar with a blowout program of fantastic works by XX makers knocking down the doors of the video and music arts! Come experience a cross-generational selection of contemporary film/video artists including Allison Schulnik, Yoko Ono, Camille Henrot, Alex Bag, Tracy Emin, Pipilotti Rist, Nika Kaiser and more! Tucson’s own musical embodiment of mixed chromosomal genius, Burning Palms closes the show, laying down their deep psych/folk groove in the intimate EV sound chamber.
COME PICK UP the DELUXE DOUBLE PRINTED EV F2014 CALENDER at the SHOW!
Additional parking available in lot West of the building.
“Polycephaly consists of five collaborating pairs of Tucson-based artists. Having never worked together before, each pair was asked to create a work in any medium with collaboration being their only guideline. This exhibition format fosters exchange between local artists and works towards building connections within Tucson’s emerging art scene.
Amanda Beekhuizen & Anthony Barron
Elise Christmon & Maki Kitagawa
Yu Yu Shiratori & Andrew Shuta
Corinne Matesich & Wilson Butterworth
Eli Burke & Clay Morgan
Organized by Christian Ramirez & Alex Von Bergen”
5 pm Opening, Animation & Music show at 8!!
ANAGRAM COLLECTIVE–an artist collective formed by painters Arthur Johnstone and Nate Carlson, animator Auden Lincoln-Vogel and poet/musician Annelyse Gelman–is returning to Tucson from their summer residency in rural New Mexico.
Join us for a drinks-and-art party at EXPLODED VIEW on August 6, featuring paintings and works on paper – landscapes, portraits, the illustrated Invisible Cities of Italo Calvino – a performance of brand-new songs, and the unveiling of our hand-painted animation, “Gila”.
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.
“…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)
“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