STARWOMAN/STARMAN: Dangerous Minds & Pantylines Clif Taylor + Jess Holzworth

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Probing into the deep psyche of music, fame and film this evening poses two exceptional in-person artist’s forays and genius spins on the infinite iterations of Rock & Roll. Jess Holzworth is a visual artist & video maker who employs her hyper-collage aesthetic to the making of stunning music videos for bands ranging from Beck, Black Bananas, M.I.A., and Deep Valley. These and more of Holzworth’s videos will be screened tonight. Second half of the show features meticulous historian Clif Taylor/Chick Cashman, dragged through the ashes of glam hell, in live discussion on the essence of rock and roll presenting a cosmological montage and performance manifesto, preaching + playing cosmic cowboy bullshit all while weaving a web between Cassavetes’ Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Bewitched and high heels ad infinitum!

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STARMAN: Dangerous Minds & Pantylines- Clif Taylor + Jess Holzworth

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Probing into the deep psyche of music, fame and film this evening poses two exceptional in-person artist’s forays and genius spins on the infinite iterations of Rock & Roll. Jess Holzworth is a visual artist & video maker who employs her hyper-collage aesthetic to the making of stunning music videos for bands including Beck, Black Bananas, M.I.A., and Deep Valley. These and more of Holzworth’s videos will be screened tonight. Next, join meticulous historian Clif Taylor/Chick Cashman, dragged through the ashes of glam hell, in live discussion on the essence of rock and roll- a cosmological montage and performance manifesto, preaching + playing cosmic cowboy bullshit all while weaving a web between Cassavetes’ Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Bewitched and high heels ad infinitum!

JIM COLBY’s Sonaural with filmmaker Patrick Cain + Altrice

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SONAURAL is the debut performance of an electronic music project by Tucson-based artist JAMES COLBY (Vox Urbana/New Doubt). Each composition is created entirely from field recordings collected in Tucson over the past 6 months and mangled into half-recognizable leftfield beats and drones. DC-based film artist PATRICK CAIN will induce synesthesia with accompanying live video manipulations, and the night will culminate with a DJ set from local producer legend ALTRICE. Come and dance to concrète wrangled directly from the concrete urban prairies of Tucson!

NIKA KAISER -Dreamtime: An Uncanny Wilderness

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(Filmmaker in person)

Tonight’s program gathers a collection of works by the extraordinary Tucson video artist Nika Kaiser who has been busy sculpting the ethos of T-Town image/sound through her recent videos with Human Behavior, Gabriel Sullivan, Burning Palms & Prom Body. Come view a weaving together of Kaiser’s new works with a selection of artists films that link landscape, movement and technology to the supernatural human experience. Featuring Kaiser’s own films (including some Tucson premiers) + works by Innaritu and the LA Dance Project, video pioneer Joan Jonas and more!

WED Nov 18 @ 7:30
NIKA KAISER Dreamtime: An Uncanny Wilderness

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(Filmmaker in person)

Tonight’s program gathers a collection of works by the extraordinary Tucson video artist Nika Kaiser who has been busy sculpting the ethos of T-Town image/sound through her recent videos with Human Behavior, Gabriel Sullivan, Burning Palms & Prom Body. Come view a weaving together of Kaiser’s new works with a selection of artists films that link landscape, movement and technology to the supernatural human experience. Featuring Kaiser’s own films (including some Tucson premiers) + works by Innaritu and the LA Dance Project, video pioneer Joan Jonas and more!

RAINER FEST (Celebration of the Life & Music of Rainer Ptacek)

RAINER FEST (Celebration of the Life & Music of Rainer Ptacek) $7- $10 sliding scale

Curated by Howe Gelb & Benefiting the Lily Ptacek College Fund
Gelb writes: “it was November 12 1997 when Rainer went on beyond .. this year on that date we will gather to spend a moment in collective ponder and celebrate the man in splendid cluster.

there will be a variety of short clips of filmed performances as well as a live song or two provided by Howe Gelb, Billy Sedlmayr, Van Christian, Tom Walbank, Brian Lopez, Gabriel Sullivan and Roman Barten-Sherman

come join us in lighting a candle and sharing a smile.”

 

This will be an intimate seating limited show that you won’t want to miss!

Patrick McGuinn’s I, Scorpio 1970’s Gay Desert Eros!

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(Filmmaker & actors in person)

I, Scorpio is a homo-erotic experimental narrative, set in the mid 1970’s, about a drug dealer who picks up a Mexican hitchhiker on a desert road in Arizona. Filmed and cast in Tucson, the dreamy, hypnotic I, Scorpio is the latest sun and sex-drenched film by writer-director Patrick McGuinn. Set in 1974, this film stars Coleman Kent, as Beau, the American who picks up Jesus, Christian Isaac Cruz; they drive off into the desert, do some drugs and later hole up in a motel to have sex. McGuinn uses this minimal premise as a means to explore a spiritual intersection of cinematic experimentation and the landscapes of desire. McGuinn will open the show with a selection of music and film shorts.

THU 11/12 @ 7:30
RAINER FEST
(Celebration of the Life & Music of Rainer Ptacek)

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$7-$10 (Bring a candle for our light shrine tonight!)

Curated by Howe Gelb & Benefiting the Lily Ptacek College Fund
Gelb writes: “it was November 12 1997 when Rainer went on beyond .. this year on that date we will gather to spend a moment in collective ponder and celebrate the man in splendid cluster.

there will be a variety of short clips of filmed performances as well as a live song or two provided by Howe Gelb, Billy Sedlmayr, Van Christian, Tom Walbank, Brian Lopez, Gabriel Sullivan and Roman Barten-Sherman

come join us in lighting a candle and sharing a smile.”

Audience members are encouraged to bring candles for the show.

This will be an intimate seating limited show.

TPAC New Works Showcase!

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Date:         Thursday, May 21st
Location:  Exploded View Micro-Cinema located at 197 E Toole Ave
Time:         6:00 -7:30PM it’s free admission!

Please join us in this fast, fun evening as TPAC’s New Works Artist Project Awardees (2014-2015)
The artist will present their artwork in the realm of visual arts, sculpture, interdisciplinary arts, literature and playwriting.  Milta Ortiz presents a live excerpt from her docu-theater script Más, based on the banning of Mexican American studies in the Tucson Unified School District; David Sherman’s documentary film Son Blues explores the music and emerging consciousness of a young Tucson musician; Catherine Eyde explores the evolution of her paintings and drawings when she designedly invited her 8 year old daughter Aria into her art; Ben Johnson explores the ancient practice of honeybee domestication and the bond between humans and bees in an interdisciplinary work; Shloka Mangharam Ettna shares new illustrations from her mixed media children’s book Amalla Dreamypants Learns to Fly ; Adan Banuelos discusses his kinetic sculpture inspired by lowrider car culture; and based on news reports of the murders of 85 transgender people in recent years, TC Tolbert creates a series of erasure poems that examine the relationship between violence against trans people and the language used to represent them in the media.

The New Works Grant provides support to individual artists residing in Tucson and Pima County for projects that employ innovative approaches to art, while meeting the highest standards of excellence.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left):  Red Shoes, mixed media on canvas, by Catherine Eyde,  photo by Wilson Graham; Beekeeping, by Ben Johnson; mixed media illustration from the book  Amalla Dreamypants Learns to Fly, by Shloka Mangharam Ettna.

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Avant – AZ !!

Experimental Media from TUCSON

Our second annual showcase of experimental media from Tucson! Come see a burgeoning blowout of homespun excellence ranging from experimental animation to music videos to poetic meditations to multi-screen video performance. Featuring several premieres and including the work of: Nika Kaiser, Eli Burke, Steev Hise, Heather Gray, Adam Cooper-Terán, David Pike, Andrew Shuta, Wylwyn Reyes, Willie Magoogley, Bruce Caffrey & more!