Wed 8/6
ANAGRAM COLLECTIVE
Art Opening & Animation!

5 pm Opening, Animation & Music show at 8!!

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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”.

 

Facebook Event Here!

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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:

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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Sat 4/5
EXPLODED VIEW INVITATIONAL: The Altered Arizona Postcard Show

Opening @ 5:30 (free)

The common & diminutive canvas of the postcard is one that evokes a range of personal responses. Exploded View has invited Arizona artists from a wide range of disciplines and generations to transform, through any chosen means, a selection of Arizona postcards dating from the 50’s to the 90’s. Artists include Bill Mackey, Jeff Lownsbury, Eliza Adams, Michael Cadieux, Andy Burgess, Simon Donovan, Carrie Vonier, Lawrence Gipe, Jenny Day, Peter Young, R. Pinpole, Tom Walbank, Heather Gray, Barbara Penn, Angie Zielinski, Jocko Weyland, Dimitri Kosyrev, Laurie McKenna, Ben Todd, The Gloo Factory, and more. Also, the inauguration of our printed matter kiosk stocked with editions of this show’s postcards! Music by Lonesome Shack solo (Seattle)

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Sat 3/1
Recent Film & Video from Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles

LA UNDERGROUND #1

SAT. 3/1 @ 730

Filmmaker / Curator Rick Bahto in person!

Drawing on works made by artists-in-residence and students at our sister microcinema, the Echo Park Film Center, this program is based around the intersection of film and music in Los Angeles, from pop to experimental, noise to hip hop. These works, projected in 8mm, Super 8, 16mm and video, offer a unique insight into an alternative film culture being cultivated by the community and passionate engagement of this LA grassroots organization. Includes Eve La Fountain’s 16mm. trilogy Smudge Series and Sharmaine Stark’s Imma Hustle Girl, a film about women in the underground West Coast Hip-Hop scene.

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Sat 2/22
BLACK TO THE FUTURE: Afrofuturism

SAT. 2/22 @7:30

Tonight, we celebrate Black History Month through Afrofuturism, a strain of late 20th century pop music and culture pioneered by artists like Sun Ra, George Clinton and Lee (Scratch) Perry, which drew on sci-fi, electronic instruments and experiences of racial marginalization to forge a unique aesthetic. We premiere The Australian Collective, Soda_Jerk’s amazing mix-up suite, Astro Black which samples everything from Star Trek to Public Enemy to The Matrix. Also, John Akomfarh’s rarely seen futuristic essay, The Last Angel of History which explores the relationship between pan-African culture, inter-galactic travel, computer technology (Detroit Techno), DJ Spooky and Ishmael Reed. Come early for a 16mm walk-in reel of the 1970’s Black Music in America!!

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Friday 2/14 Valentine’s!
UNATTAINABLE: from the collection of Eric Kroll

With live JAZZ film accompaniment by Thy Odd Birds!!

FRI 2/14 @ 7:30 *Opening with film show & live music

Gallery show only continues SAT & SUN 12-5

World-renowned photographer/book editor Eric Kroll presents the fantastically obsessive 1960’s NYC photo archive of “Arthur”, who incessantly made and collected 8mm films and photos of women with long HAIR! Come see EV transformed into a floor to ceiling salon of Arthur’s incredible photographs and collages! Writes Kroll, “Proof of Arthur’s intense obsession for women’s hair is in the hours of 8mm Kodachrome home movies he made of unsuspecting young women milling about Washington Square Park and the beach at Coney Island. Or the hours and hours he spent cutting up and preserving newspaper, magazine and comic images of damsels with long hair or his extensive collection of rare 1950s “Stan’s Photos” of women with hair down to the ground!”

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