WED 2/25
ECSTATIC DAYS / ABJECT NIGHTS : Simon Donovan & George Kuchar

(Artist in Person)

Tonight we are proud to present the video work of Simon Donovan, one of Tucson’s most acclaimed (and modest) artists alongside the filmwork of George Kuchar, the late, great & wild master who influenced both Andy Warhol & John Waters. Simon will present a selection of his own ironic, touching & often comedic single channel video works. Kuchar is considered the father of the video diary as well as Hollywood camp send-ups dating back to his 8mm teenage films in the 1960’s and tonight we will follow Donovan’s work with a salacious selection of his best works!!

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Wed 2/11
SOME KIND OF CRAZY LOVE w/original scores by Michael P and The Gullywashers!!

Exploded & Embodied Valentine’s Day:

Flesh, Eros + Possessed Provocations

w/original scores by Michael P and The Gullywashers!!

WED 2/11

Spin out with the rare poetics of the short films offered this evening. Scott Stark’s Noema, Karen Yasinsky‘s No Place Like Home, Stephanie Barber’s Pornfilm, George Kuchar’s Hold Me While I’m Naked, 1930’s-50’s Gullywasher accompanied Nudie films and more!!

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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

Bjork

Fri 11/7
Björk’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

VIEW TRAILER HERE

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Wed 11/5
LO-FI FILM FESTIVAL with opening set by Prabjit Virdee

The Lo-Fi Film Festival, which is produced by Basement Media (Chicago), is a survey of contemporary artists working with low definition, low technology, and low fidelity motion picture techniques. LFFF is a celebration of the signal to noise ratio that underlies all media- of #fuzzy, #glitchy, + #grimy. Expect a fantastic opening set by local musical polymath Prabjit Virdee (Mute Swan, Union Pacific) setting the stage for a scratchy evening of lo-fi sonic & visual kulture!

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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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Sun 10/9
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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NEUE-NOISE! A night of experimental sound & vision

Sunday, October 5

NEUE-NOISE!

A night of experimental sound & vision

Part of Exploded View’s continuing series of sound art and noise events. Tonight’s show, curated by Dave Wright, features electro-acoustic experimental noise with Vox Barbara from San Francisco and locals Skincage, G and Not Breathing. Video experiments and projections from Adam Cooper-Tehran and Falcotronik. Bring earplugs!08-skincage

Wed 9/17
SK8 or Die & Paranoid Park

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Jocko Weyland presents a selection of rad skateboarding videos with a live improv-accompaniment by shredder JLownsbury & friends. Tonight’s second act is Gus Van Sant’s underappreciated skater feature, Paranoid Park. In this film, an unsolved murder at Portland’s infamous Paranoid Park skate park brings detectives to a local high school, propelling a young skater into a moral odyssey where he must not only deal with the pain and disconnect of adolescence but the consequences of his own actions. One of the most darkly intense films of Gus Van Sant’s fascinating career.