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Gratuitous Art Films is currently on hiatus.


WHAT WE ARE UP TO: 

Jeff is delving into the murky mind of a mad French Futurist who seeks the ultimate form of artistic expression, armed robbery. See what it’s all about at THAT’S BEAUTIFUL FRANK.

Cat is diving head long in the highly lucrative and profitable world of publishing and curation with The 22 Magazine. Centering around a juxtaposition of artists writers and musicians, The 22 is a happy sailor on the seas of artistic collaboration.

Howdy folks,

Our collab with Ras Moshe heads to Liverpool for the April 27th FESTIVAL OF MOVEMENT ON SCREEN opening! Check it out:


DRIVEN. A new one from Gratuitous! See what the drive of determination can create or destroy!

An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why.
~William Faulkner

We’ve been some slovenly dullards ourselves lately.

Look for a new take on the blog come this New Year but for the time being, here’s some Christmas cheer from Howard Taft.

We are very pleased that curator Risa Shoup (Former Programming Director of chashama and contributor to the Huffington Post) has chosen GAF for the BRIC featured artist Short List! (Not to be confused with the “short bus” or “the short end of the stick.”) In fact, The Short List is a periodically created list by well-known artists and arts professionals BRIC invites to curate and we appreciate the tip of the hat!

Check it out here: http://www.bricartsmedia.org/short-list-curator

See the slide show here: http://registry.bricartsmedia.org/


Final Musical Interlude!
An apocalyptic look at bubbles, the destruction they cause and the cities they clean.
Bubble City: Featuring Andy Lachance
“Edgar’s Theme” from The Cabin Sessions by Andy Lachance.
Music and photography by Andy Lachance.
Animated and mixed by Cat Gilbert.

http://www.flickr.com/people/alachance/
http://www.catgilbert.com/

If you missed our other musical interludes, check them all out here!

The Tunnel: Featuring Sxip Shirey

Musical Interlude number 2! Music very kindly lent by harmonica aficionado Sxip Shirey, animation and gratuity provided by Cat Gilbert and some badly abused footage of 1950s volcanoes. Result? Eruption of gratuity!

Original Song: http://sxip.bandcamp.com/track/a-young-man-walks-in-brooklyn

Original Footage: http://www.archive.org/details/volcanoes
http://www.sxipshirey.com/music
http://www.catgilbert.com/
http://gratuitousart.com/

Residual Halloween Mashup matter rises up to symbolize the looming national debt! Happy Election Week!

COME CHECK OUT THE GRATUITOUS HELL.

(VIEW OUR FILM “RHETORICAL PURGATORICAL AND THE SOYLENT SCREAM! SEE TRAILER BELOW!)

(Left: Jeff rounds off the gratuity with a gratuitous coat of black.)

The Day The Music Undied
an Undead Halloween @ Surreal Estate NYC
18+ with Valid Photo I.D. to enter
$15 with RSVP, $20 @ Door

…The 1st Floor:

“Necromance Your Pants!!”

“The Paradise Garage”, presented by PLAY IT LOUD!
New York’s Legendary Underground Disco is back from the dead as we celebrate the PLAY IT LOUD! 2nd anniversary. Get Down On It.

Resident DJs:
Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area)
Doug Gomez (Drrtyhaze)
Son of Sound (Native Underground / Speak Recordings)

Sound Powered By Renegade Project
www.myspace.com/renegadeproject

The 2nd Floor:
A resurrected Mudd Club, straight from 1982 to you. Dance your partner into an open grave and you will find that eternity feels like the single best night of your past life.
DJ Sabine (afropop, funk)
DJ Ali Coleman
DJ David Powers

The 13th Floor:
CBGB has only been dead a few years now, so the corpse of punk and new wave is still freshly rotting. We will cure its rigor mortis by the lighting shock of our Industrial Bass & Boom in-house sound system. Our favourite local bands will be under a necromantic spell for the evening, as they channel ’77 and ’83.Vicious!

Featuring:
Friends
http://www.myspace.com/friendsband
MISFitCHris
http://www.myspace.com/misfitchrismuzik
Ghosthole (All Female Cramps Cover Band)
&
Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk
http://www.myspace.com/babybirdsdontdrinkmilk

And More TBA

Hi Folks, we are terribly behind on gratuity for you this week but that’s simply becuase we’re building some delightful goodness for Halloween!

We promise to whip ourselves back into shape next week and keep an eye out for a taste of things to come a little later this week!

This week in honor of Halloween and the impending frankenstein we are building enjoy a week of gratuitously gratuitous horror! Starting with Space Nosferatu!

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