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Avant – AZ!!
Experimental Media from TUCSON

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Our Third 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: Gary Setzer, Eli Burke, Isamar Molina, Heather Gray, Adam Cooper-Terán, Cáit Ní Síomón, Andrew Shuta, Wylwyn Reyes, Hellen Gaudence, Andrew Brown, Dorota Zglobicka, Carolina Maki, Ringo Boomschlicka, Sam Angiulo, Bruce Caffrey, Gary Setzer, Igloo Martian, Jonathan Marquis, PsycMAP, James Grip, Karima Walker, Abril Castillo, Tiny Invisibility & more!

Zbig Rybczyński : A Visionary Life of Images and Technology

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(Filmmaker Zbig Rybczyński in person)

Zbig Rybczyński (pronounced Rib-CHIN-ski) is a pioneering video artist who has consistently realized visually stunning and technologically groundbreaking works of cinema over the last forty years. Rybczyński was born in Poland in 1949 and graduated from the Lodz Film School; he has worked as a film director in Europe and the United States, making acclaimed art films (Steps, Tango, KAFKA) and was an early innovator of music video (Art of Noise, Mick Jagger, Jimmy Cliff, Pet Shop Boys, Lou Reed).  Rybczyński recently relocated to a ranch near Tucson where he is building a new, high technology cinematography studio. This evening’s event will be will consist of a presentation of highlights of Rybczyński’s wide body of media production, a documentary on his advanced cinematic compositing studio that was recently built in Poland and a conversation with the artist.

WED 4/27
Zbig Rybczyński : A Visionary Life of Images and Technology

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(Filmmaker, Zbig Rybczyński in person)

Zbig Rybczyński (pronounced Rib-CHIN-ski) is a pioneering video artist who has consistently realized visually stunning and technologically groundbreaking works of cinema over the last forty years. Rybczyński was born in Poland in 1949 and graduated from the Lodz Film School; he has worked as a film director in Europe and the United States, making acclaimed art films (Steps, Tango, KAFKA) and was an early innovator of music video (Art of Noise, Mick Jagger, Jimmy Cliff, Pet Shop Boys, Lou Reed).  Rybczyński recently relocated to a ranch near Tucson where he is building a new, high technology cinematography studio. This evening’s event will be will consist of a presentation of highlights of Rybczyński’s wide body of media production, a documentary on his advanced cinematic compositing studio that was recently built in Poland and a rare opportunity to participate in a conversation with the artist.

BASMA ALSHARIF : Home Away from Home

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(Filmmaker, Basma Alsharif in person)

In advance of her UA VASE presentation on Thursday 3/3/16, Basma Alsharif is presenting a special program of her single-channel works at EV! Basma is an Artist/Filmmaker of Palestinian origin born in Kuwait, raised between France and the US. She developed her practice nomadically between Cairo, Beirut, Sharjah, Amman, and the Gaza Strip. Basma’s work centers on the human condition in relation to shifting geopolitical landscapes, natural environments and history. Home Away from Home presents a selection of Alsharif’s work that delves into that abyss of the idea of home. Obliterating any domestic idea of such a place, the program moves between the soporific, apathetic and psychedelic. 

 

TUES 3/1
BASMA ALSHARIF : Home Away from Home

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(Filmmaker, Basma Alsharif in person)
Artist Basma Alsharif comes to EV to present a special program of her single-channel exprimental video works! Basma is an Artist/Filmmaker of Palestinian origin born in Kuwait, raised between France and the US. She developed her practice nomadically between Cairo, Beirut, Sharjah, Amman, and the Gaza Strip. Basma’s work centers on the human condition in relation to shifting geopolitical landscapes, natural environments and history. Home Away from Home presents a selection of Alsharif’s work that delves into that abyss of the idea of home. Obliterating any domestic idea of such a place, the program moves between the soporific, apathetic and psychedelic.

FRI 2/12
PETER ROSE: Towards a 6th Dimensional Cinema

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(Filmmaker Peter Rose in Person) Co-presented by the Hanson Film Institute

It is EV’s true honor to present an in-person screening of the visionary work of multimedia artist Peter Rose (Philadelphia) at EV. Drawing on his background in mathematics and physics, Peter Rose has been working for over 40 years with time, space, sound and light to conjure higher dimensions of vision and his work has been shown at major venues throughout the US and Europe. Rose will show a survey of his work to date: twenty-five screen multiple images that spatialize time; documents of video installations that play with appearance and reality, and investigations of novel forms of illumination, all culminating in the first display of Rose’s most recent experiments in Six-Dimensional video. 3D glasses will be provided!!!

Degenerate Video Lounge: SEX MACHINE! Matthew Barney & Luther Price

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EV’S 3rd Spring season opens with a deviant BANG, pairing two of the decadent 90’s most unsettling sexual provocateurs Matthew Barney & Luther Price. In their own distinct and deranged filmworlds, hyper/poly/queer sexuality is re-imagined in relation to fetishized MACHINES. Shot on the Isle of Man, Cremaster 4, the first film in the epic Cremaster Cycle, is Barney’s mythic motorcycle racing, adrenalized allegory featuring Barney as the dandyish tapsuited Satyr. Boston filmmaker Luther Price’s Me Gut No Dog Dog (1995), is a queer libido-driven obsessive found-footage dirge which must be seen to be believed! The film features a military training film, a 1970’s U of A student production of an action Kung-Fu film shot on the U of A Campus, circle jerks, anonymous businessmen, a motorized dildo machine, and modernist architecture! Never before screened on this dry coast, Price is one of the most brilliant underground film artists of our time.

Wed Jan 27
SEASON OPENER!!
Degenerate Video Lounge: SEX MACHINE! Matthew Barney & Luther Price

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EV’S Spring opens with a deviant BANG, pairing the decadent 90’s most unsettling sexual provocateurs Matthew Barney & Luther Price. In their own distinct and deranged filmworlds, hyper/poly/queer sexuality is re-imagined in relation to fetishized MACHINES. Shot on the Isle of Man, Cremaster 4, the first film in the epic Cremaster Cycle, is Barney’s mythic motorcycle racing, polysexual adrenalized allegory featuring Barney as the dandyish tapsuited Satyr. Boston filmmaker Luther Price’s Me Gut No Dog Dog (1995), is a libido driven obsessive found-footage dirge which must be seen to be believed! The film features a military training film, a 1970’s U of A student production of an action Kung-Fu film shot on the U of A Campus, circle jerks, anonymous businessmen, a motorized dildo machine, and modernist architecture! Never before screened on this dry coast, Price is one of the most brilliant underground film artists of our time.

WED Jan 6 @ 7:30 $5
Strange and Chaotic Places: New Video from Colombia!!

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Tonight we welcome Bogotá based artist & curator Carolina Fernandez Del Dago presenting a program of new experimental video from the country of Colombia. Many of these new works recently screened at the inaugural Lugares Extraños y Caóticos Festival and represent a cross section experimental practices and themes from an emerging media scene. In addition, Del Dago will be including a selection of historical cinematic works (from as far back as the 1960’s) that mark the genesis of alternative media in the country. Employing diverse forms and aesthetics, the selected works are critical and playful in their portraiture of absurdity; a specific embodiment of the Colombian cultural imagery. DJ Carl Hanni will open & close the show spinning Cumbia, Champeta and more from the vibrant musical landscape that is Colombia!

NAM JUNE PAIK -Unseen Paik Art from the Collection of Eric Kroll

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(Photographer Eric Kroll in person)

An inventor of video art and media sculpture The Korean-American artist, Nam June Paik (1932–2006) was for a period of time in NYC, a friend and mentor to (presently Tucson-based) renowned artist / photographer, Eric Kroll.

Writes Kroll, “When I was a young man in Manhattan taking photographs of anything that moved, for myself and for anyone that would publish the images, I accidently intersected with Nam June Paik. He changed how I did what I did in photography by showing me aka teaching me, the importance of including absurdity in my work. I shot for him, worked with him, from the mid-seventies to when I moved to San Francisco in 1994. That experience unlocked the door to everything I try to do.”

This evening is a truly rare one night gallery installation of Kroll’s intimate photos of Paik in addition to original drawings, seriagraphs and sculpture. With improvised noise from electronic keyboards, The Dos Jorgs will preface and footnote a never-before-seen screening of Kroll’s video documentation of Paik at work creating an iconic video sculpture. Plus, single-channel Paik works from the EV archive.