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.

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.

Wed 3/18

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!!


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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Friday, November 7


$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


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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{EXTREME SOUTHERN CULTURE part 4} Benjamin Smoke

*Carls’ Cine Club

Benjamin Smoke: filmed over ten years and released in 2000, Jem Cohen and Peter Sillen’s film 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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UNNATTAINABLE: A Valentine’s Day Special curated by Eric Kroll

With film accompaniment by Thy Odd Birds!!

FRI 2/14 Opening with film show

SAT 2/15 +SUN 2/16 12-5 Gallery show continues

World renowned fetish photographer Eric Kroll presents the fantastically obsessive 1960’s NYC photo archive of “Arthur” an unknown artist- 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!” Thy Odd Birds will create an original jazz score for a reel of Arthur’s 8mm. footage.

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Wed 2/12
Searching For the Wrong Eyed Jesus

WED. 2/12 @7:30

The first of a 4 part documentary series {EXTREME SOUTHERN CULTURE}

curated by Carl Hanni (*Carl’s Cine Club)

Searching For the Wrong Eyed Jesus, Andrew Douglas’ deeply evocative 2003 film follows the idiosyncratic Americana musician Jim White (who records for David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label) on a fantastical journey through the American south. White muses on religion and culture and plays some music while making memorable stops in a Pentecostal church, a prison, a coalmine, local bars, cafes and much more. White’s on-screen pals include Harry Crews, The Handsome Family, Johnny Dowd and David Eugene Edwards.

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(artist in person)
Over the past 10 years, Berlin based composer Bill Dietz’s work has explored the everyday use and performance of listening. For Exploding View, he will present a new text-based work modulating the relationship between audience and space at the threshold of audibility. At once an acoustic survey of the gallery and its surroundings, the work is also an experiment in audible intimacy.
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[NYC UNDERGROUND part 4] Style Wars

(*Carl’s Cine Club)
Tony Silver + Henry Chalfant’s 1983 documentary on graffiti and bboy culture, Style Wars features many of New York’s most legendary graffiti artists, as well as footage of early hip hop and breakdancing. Music by Grandmaster Flash, Treacherous Three, Trouble Funk and more.
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