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.

SAT Dec 5 @7:30
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.

Video Art Salon with Lucy Raven (NYC)

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(Filmmaker in person)

Join us in welcoming back the esteemed film/Installation artist and Tucson native, Lucy Raven. We loved her deep thinking feature Chinatown screening in 2013 and wanted to catch up with what projects she is currently working on. Tonight’s program will consist of a selection of works/fragments from Raven and/or a curated selection of amazing experimental film and video art from the EV archive. We guarantee a unique viewing experience and an engaging conversation with Raven about art/aesthetics/process and what it means to be a media artist in this day and age! Don’t miss this one!!

WED Nov 25 @ 7:30
Video Art Salon with Lucy Raven (NYC)

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(Filmmaker in person)

Join us in welcoming back the esteemed film/Installation artist and Tucson native, Lucy Raven. We loved her deep thinking feature Chinatown screening in 2013 and wanted to catch up with what projects she is currently working on. Tonight’s program will consist of a selection of works/fragments from Raven and/or a curated selection of amazing experimental film and video art from the EV archive. We guarantee a unique viewing experience and an engaging conversation with Raven about art/aesthetics/process and what it means to be a media artist in this day and age! Don’t miss this one!!

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!

MON 10/19 @ 7:30
DVA (Czech Republic) + SHOODA SHOOK IT + surrealist animation

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An evening of art-pop music and darkly twisted visions, featuring Czech pop pranksters DVA, Tucson’s freaky fun disco-funksters Shooda Shook It, and uncanny animation. DVA an energetic two-piece duo specializing in a warped pop mishmash that incorporates outré instrumentation, plenty of studio effects, and lyrics culled from their own made-up language. DVA is also known for their animated music films and tonight we will screen some phantasmagorical classics of stop-motion animation from Jan Švankmajer and the Brothers Quay.

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!

EASTER SCREECH!!!! : Rock My Religion + The Myrrors

Dan Graham’s Rock My Religion (1982–84) is a video essay populated with both punk/rock performers (Patti Smith, Jim Morrison, Black Flag and Glenn Branca) and historical figures (including Ann Lee, founder of The Shakers). This fusion of voice-over, singing, shouting, jarring sounds & text overlaid onto shaky, gritty images proposes a historical genealogy of rock music and an ambitious thesis on the origins of America. Tucson’s psych prophets The Myrrors initiate the evening’s sonic resurrection as only they can!

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