Friday 1/30
ROGER BEEBE: Films for One to Eight Projectors

(Filmmaker in Person)
Best known perhaps for his multiple-projector performances, filmmaker/curator/professor Roger Beebe returns to the road in January 2015 for a four-month tour that takes him to three corners of North America including his first visit to Tucson! While this tour does feature several of his best-known projector performances (including the six-projector show-stopping space jam “Last Light of a Dying Star”), it places those works in the context of a broader practice of appropriation of educational/industrial/mass cultural imagery. These works cover a range of topics from black athletes with Irish surnames (“Famous Irish Americans”) and the secret logic of the book of Genesis (“Beginnings”) to Las Vegas suicides (“Money Changes Everything”) and companies jockeying to be at the start of the phone book (“AAAAA Motion Picture”). The program also includes his most recent video, “Historia Calamitatum (The Story of My Misfortunes), Part II: The Crying Game,” (award winner at a number of festivals including Chicago Underground, IC Docs, and Milwaukee Underground), which explores the forbidden pleasures of male tears.

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Sat 1/17
Sound & Movement: Films by Jeremy Moss & Patrick Cain

A special pre-calendar show by two  touring filmmakers focuses on the intersection of sound, movement and film. Tonight we are happy to present Jeremy Moss (PA/UT) screening a selection of his recent 16mm films that engage dance  and radical abstraction. Three of his films will feature live sound played by local Tucson violinist & composer Vicki Brown. Also screening is Patrick Cain (DC/NY), who engages both music & film from a lo-fi handmade aesthetic. He will be accompanying his own films with a live tape sound mix. A super cool evening of film not to be missed in toasty Tucson!!

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BJORK’S BIOPHILIA LIVE

Friday, November 7

 BJORK’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

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PERFORMANCE VIDEO AND COLORED GLOVES! Gary Setzer & Tommy Becker in person

Sunday, October 12th

 

PERFORMANCE VIDEO AND COLORED GLOVES!

Gary Setzer & Tommy Becker in person

Interdisciplinary artist, Gary Setzer opens his archives and shares a selection of single-channel videos reaching back to the turn of the century. Equal parts Sesame Street and process-oriented art, Setzer playfully blurs the distinction between these two languages—the aggressively tamed palette of an audience-friendly educational experience and the less accessible lineage of the avant-garde. For Tommy Becker, this evening’s show will explore and celebrate the dynamics of the high school landscape and complexities of relationships. Within these two themes, the role of color in art history, the vitality of lemons as educational inquiry and the ebb and flow in our interpersonal lives will be introduced through PowerPoint and celebrated in song.

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AMAZING HANDMADE FILMS FROM AUSTRALIA: Filmmaker Richard Tuohy in person

Thursday, October 9

AMAZING HANDMADE FILMS FROM AUSTRALIA

Filmmaker Richard Tuohy in person

Richard Tuohy’s handcrafted 16mm films use captivating visual manipulations to sculpt an activated and reanimated reality which collectively represent a distinctively live cinematic experience. More visual then cerebral, these pictures move, and with an energy unique to film. While covering a range of techniques, strategies and visual themes, they each share the same tenacious unfolding of a set of abstract possibilities from out of singular visual ideas. This program presents eight hand-processed and DIY printed 16mm film works from the Tuohy’s recent output. The films, though diverse, are all highly abstract and tightly structured and share a fascination with the visual possibilities of basic traditional film technology.

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Thu 10/9
AMAZING HANDMADE FILMS FROM AUSTRALIA Filmmaker Richard Tuohy in person

Richard Tuohy’s handcrafted 16mm films use captivating visual manipulations to sculpt an activated and reanimated reality which collectively represent a distinctively live cinematic experience. More visual then cerebral, these pictures move, and with an energy unique to film. While covering a range of techniques, strategies and visual themes, they each share the same tenacious unfolding of a set of abstract possibilities from out of singular visual ideas. This program presents eight hand-processed and DIY printed 16mm film works from the Tuohy’s recent output. The films, though diverse, are all highly abstract and tightly structured and share a fascination with the visual possibilities of basic traditional film technology.

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EXPERIMENTAL FILM FROM BERLIN

Filmmakers in person!

Anja Dornieden & Juan David González David González Monroy are experimental filmmakers living and working in Berlin. Since 2010 they have been working together under the moniker OJOBOCA. In their work they are practitioners of Horrorism, a simulated method for inner and outer transformation. Tonight, their program, titled Now I Want to Laugh will present a thought provoking selection of their recent 16mm films and performances.

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Wed 4/9
EXPERIMENTAL FILM FROM BERLIN

WED. 4/9 @ 7:30

Filmmakers in person w/ live multi-16mm film performance!!

Anja Dornieden & Juan David González are experimental filmmakers living and working in Berlin. Since 2010 they have been working together under the moniker OJOBOCA. In their work they are practitioners of Horrorism, a simulated method for inner and outer transformation. Tonight, their program, titled Now I Want to Laugh will present a thought provoking selection of their recent 16mm films and performances.

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Wed 2/5
DEGENERATE VIDEO ART LOUNGE

DEGENERATE VIDEO ART LOUNGE

WED. 2/5 @7:30

Sick and twisted videos by (the late great) Mike Kelley: Blind Country, Paul McCarthy: Pinocchio Pipenose Household Dilemna and Ryan Trecartin: Temp Stop.  Tonight’s visceral shock-schlock exists in an alternate landscape beyond the “normal” and “desirable”. The videos are queasily captivating, unlocking our cravings for brilliant social commentary rooted in celebratory corruption and gorgeous perversion. $1 Yoohoo and pork rinds.1mikekelley1trecartin