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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Sun 2/8 @ 8:00 $5
Healers (Oakland) + AZ77 + JRM

Tonight we welcome Healers, touring from NORCAL, playing their wares of darkwave punk reminiscent of SUICIDE. Local treasures AZ77 and Jess Matsen’s JRM open the show with scorched-out Sonoran sonic hospitality!

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Sun 12/7
Man With A Movie Camera with live musical score by Jimmy Carr!

Jimmy Carr & friends present a live score to Dziga Vertov’s masterwork Man With A Movie Camera. Recently voted the most important non-fiction film ever made by Sight & Sound Magazine, Man With A Movie Camera shows 24 hours in a single day of a Russian city. It took Vertov four years to film this day, and he worked in three cities: Moscow, Kiev and Odessa. His wife Yelizaveta Svilova supervised the editing from about 1,775 separate shots and the cinematography was by his brother, Mikhail Kaufman. Vertov felt film was locked into the tradition of stage plays, and it was time to discover a new style that was specifically cinematic-movies should move with the speed of our minds when one is free-associating, or with the speed of a passionate musical composition. Multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Jimmy Carr brings his captivating musical machine-age musings to the live scoring of this endlessly fascinating film!

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Wed 12/3
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer & Katterwaul !!!

On Feb. 21, 2012, members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, donning their colorful trademark balaclavas, participated in a 40-second “punk prayer protest” on the altar of Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral before being detained. Arrested and tried for trespassing, wearing “inappropriate” sleeveless dresses and disrupting social order, Nadia, Masha and Katia were accused of religious hatred in a trial that reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society. Filmed over the course of six months by directors Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin, PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER highlights the forces that transformed these women from playful political activists to modern-day icons, exposing the state of Russian justice in the modern era. Opening the show, and keeping the riot real, is Brittany Katter’s fierce & uncompromising band, Katterwaul!

Film Trailer Here:

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Wed 11/26
Blood Red Thanksgiving: SUSPERIA !!! Dario Argento’s Susperia with a live performance soundtrack by Eric Schlappi

Eric Schlappi will be presenting a live tribute to Goblin by covering and interpreting their original soundtrack to Suspiria with a full band of acoustic and electric instruments, analogue synthesizers and WITCHES. Tonight re-experience Susperia, the landmark horror fantasy from cult director Dario Argento- dubbed the Italian Hitchcock for his mastery of suspense. Jessica Harper plays a dancer at a German ballet school where witches prowl the corridors. The famous opening 20 minutes of this Snow White fairy tale (by way of Thomas De Quincey’s hallucinatory Confessions of an Opium Eater) are an unforgettable experience, and the whole film is a stunning combination of menacing Grand Guignol atmosphere, dazzling colours, gory violence, lush décor and pounding live remixing of the Goblin soundtrack.

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Wed 11/12
EXTREME JAPANESE TRANSGRESSION & FURRY FREAKOUTS!
Shūji Terayama’s Emperor Tomato Ketchup & Buppoosh

ama’s most challenging works, Emperor Tomato Ketchup is ostensibly about a young boy who is the emperor of a country in which children have overthrown the adults. This underground masterpiece startlingly attacks the taboo subjects of adolescent sexuality as well as the tyranny of both church and state. Lacking a conventional narrative, the film’s gritty, often over-exposed imagery at times resembles a home movie gone horribly wrong. Set in a dystopian Japan, its revolutionary gaze is as much sexual as it is political. Equal parts anarchy and poetry, Emperor Tomato Ketchup is Terayama using the cinematic canvas to create a work that is revolutionary in both form and spirit. Opening the show is Tucson’s own band of mysteriously costumed furry ambient aberrancy, Buppoosh!!

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Fri 11/7
Björk’s BIOPHILIA LIVE

Exclusive Event

$10 admission (no reservations….line up early…only 40 available seats!)

Exploded View is one of several hundred art spaces around the world (Sarajevo, Prague, Tokyo, Warsaw and Istanbul etc…) that have been chosen to premiere Bjork’s astonishing new multimedia concert film, BIOPHILIA LIVE. Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland’s film captures the human element of Björk’s multi-disciplinary multimedia project: Biophilia. Recorded live at Björk’s show at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2013, the film features Björk and her band performing every song on Biophilia and more using a broad variety of instruments – some digital, some traditional and some completely unclassifiable. The film has already been hailed as a captivating record of an artist in full command of her idiosyncratic powers. “There are not many artists who can combine the lifecycle of a jellyfish with a breakbeat and make it work. But this is an extraordinary piece, perhaps more an opera, where Björk and drummer Manu Delago are at their virtuosic best. It’s utterly bonkers yet moving – especially a strange love song set to a mutating virus. “
- The Guardian

VIEW TRAILER HERE

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Wed 11/5
LO-FI FILM FESTIVAL with opening set by Prabjit Virdee

The Lo-Fi Film Festival, which is produced by Basement Media (Chicago), is a survey of contemporary artists working with low definition, low technology, and low fidelity motion picture techniques. LFFF is a celebration of the signal to noise ratio that underlies all media- of #fuzzy, #glitchy, + #grimy. Expect a fantastic opening set by local musical polymath Prabjit Virdee (Mute Swan, Union Pacific) setting the stage for a scratchy evening of lo-fi sonic & visual kulture!

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Tues 10/28
Silent Film // Live Music: Salvador Dali & Luis Buñuel’s Un Chien Andalou

($10 admission)

Vicki Brown, Naim Amor & Connor Gallaher each perform a unique live score to Dali & Buñuel’s 1929 silent surrealist film classic, Un Chien Andalou. Come experience the most provocative and confrontational film of all times interpreted by 3 of Tucson’s finest musicians in the form of 3 unique soundtracks that will forever change your experience of the film. Tonight, experience 3 times the eye-slicing & ear thrilling wonder all presented in a 16mm film projection event!! At its Paris premiere, the 21 minute Chien caused a riot with it’s sexual and religious blasphemy! Almost 100 years past it’s making, the film remains a deeply mysterious, provocative and frighteningly beautiful framing of our collective dreamspun unconscious.

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