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A terrific collab with our buddy CineGraphic (aka Eric Krasner) will be screening in the one minute competition at The Chicago International Film Fest!

Our interpretation of “The Human Condition” will be showing, Sunday 10/10 at 12pm at AMC River East.

Read more about the theme below and check all the amazingness at this year’s festival!: http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/

The Human Condition:

With “The Human Condition”, we are bringing back a tradition, begun at the 4th Chicago International Film Festival in 1968, of presenting a unique competition. We challenge filmmakers from around the world to use the medium of film to address a particular question, concept, or issue in one minute. This year, we turn to the creative filmmakers of the word to explore “The Human Condition”. Filmmakers of all ages are invited to conceive, design, and produce an original 60 second film that examines who and what we are.

The human condition – is it describable? What causes people to start a war? Grow a flower? Abide poverty? Create Art? Advance technology? Pollute the environment? Seek knowledge? Cure illness? Is there a difference between cause and effect, symptom and disease? What is our place in the world? What makes us who we are?


September 4th at Performancy Forum! Long awaited the 2nd incarnation of Epic Emergency. A working cut of epic epicness that will leave your knees knocking, your lips drooling and your eyes aflame.

Also at Performancy Forum:

Brian Rady
Hyatt Michaels
Mariana Valencia
Meghann Snow
Hyrax

About Performancy Forum:

Join us Saturday, September 4th at 8pm as we explore intersections in contemporary performance practices, facilitate informal peer feedback on works in progress, and work to create a community of conscious, post-product-based working artists.

Suggested donation of $5 at the door
BYOB or $2 PBR (proceeds to the arts and activism collective and performance space, Surreal Estate).

This PERFORMANCY FORUM, the fifth curated by the Panoply Performance Laboratory’s Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle at Surreal Estate, includes hybrid performance art and video works.

http://gratuitousartproductions.com/press-event/upcoming-…

http://www.panoplylab.org/performancy.php

If you are in Bulgaria (and who isn’t?) Check out Videoholica 2010! Many amazing videos including our own!

http://www.videoholica.org/

VIDEOHOLICA ASSOCIATION is a non-profit organization based in Varna, Bulgaria working in the organization, realization, support, establishment and development of diverse contemporary art and cultural interventions in Bulgaria and abroad trough the collaboration with local, national and international cultural partners.

Bringing together and collaborating with artists, curators, art critics and other art professionals from all around the world, VIDEOHOLICA ASSOCIATION becomes a medium, where art-involved people, institutions and initiatives communicate and exchange ideas and experience.

The main activity of the VIDEOHOLICA ASSOCIATION covers the organization and realization of the VIDEOHOLICA International Video Art Festival.

VIDEOHOLICA festival is designed as video art forum with international participation to present to the audience of Varna a remarkable and highly valuable programme of video art works.

VIDEOHOLICA festival is an initiative driven by Videoholica Association with involvement of experienced European video and film operators (commercial and non-commercial) providing wide range of audio-visual services and operating on international basis. Each has a unique role and experience to bring to the partnership realization.

VIDEOHOLICA festival includes organization and presentation of a series of video art projections and exhibitions as well as discussions and workshops concerning video art topics in traditional gallery spaces in Varna and also in nontraditional outdoor public spaces, virgin for contemporary art environment, or where it is less known.

The festival addresses the professional public as well as that auditorium, which has had no contact with contemporary art until now, and provokes both audiences through organized art activities to look for new meaning and identity amidst creative environment unknown to them so far.

VIDEOHOLICA festival presents art works by well-known artists as well as renders opportunity to young artists, who are working in the field of contemporary art and are pursuing innovative practices in a professional manner, to manifest their works distinguished for their original creative language.

Check out all the work at Virion from Brisbane, AU including a couple of our own!

If your in the area see the attached invite for opening night festivities!

http://virion2010.com.au/

Also if you’d like to insert your own ego check out their “rave” site where you can critique submitted work: http://virion2010.tumblr.com/

PERFORMANCY FORUM II

8-11pm

15 THAMES ST, BROOKLYN

The PERFORMANCY FORUM is a bi-monthly, sincerely democratized night of performance. With a focus on experiments in music, performance art, theater, video, and the spoken word in many forms, the forum pulls together a diverse array of artists to share their work, from the legitimized white boxes of SoHo to the kitchens of restaurants in Bushwick, artists must engage in communal distribution of the Sensible and re-construction from the ashes of dialectical destruction.

PERFORMERS FOR MAY 7! (more to come…)

The SK Orchestra
http://www.myspace.com/cloudcloud

Bryan Heyboer

John Mellilo
http://www.myspace.com/jodiendatheband
http://www.myspace.com/algaeandtentacles

Gratuitous Art Films
http://www.gratuitousartproductions.com

Genevieve White
http://www.vimeo.com/genevievewhite/videos
http://www.genwhite.blogspot.com

Audrey Blackburn

Tom Swirly
http://www.myspace.com/tomswirly

The Mona Dahls (Orly Bendavid)
http://www.myspace.com/everygoodboy

Parasite Singles
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Parasite-Singles/379667343335?ref=ts&v=wall

and of course…PPL
http://www.panoplylab.org

To participate, e-mail panoplylab@gmail.com with a brief description of who you are and what you do and links to video or audio files that might help us understand. If we are not full, you will be given a time slot between 5 and 30 minutes long and asked to show up at 7:30 on the day of.

The next PERFORMANCY FORUM will be on May 7th at 8pm at Surreal Estate.

Surreal Estate is a live/work arts and activism collective located at 15 Thames between Morgan and Bogart in East Williamsburg. Simply take the L to Morgan.

1 free beer with a donation of $5 or $2 beers with no donation. All proceeds go towards renovation of the Surreal Estate performance space(s).

MAP:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=15+Thames+St,+Brooklyn,+Kings,+New+York+11206&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=70.315091,158.466797&ie=UTF8&cd=2&geocode=FeYbbQIdN-GX-w&split=0&hq=&hnear=15+Thames+St,+Brooklyn,+Kings,+New+York+11206&ll=40.704998,-73.93249&spn=0.004221,0.009672&z=18&iwloc=A

Gratuitous Art Films gratuitously presents the Gratuitous Comment Contest!
How to enter? Visit either our You Tube Channel, Vimeo Channel or Facebook and leave a gratuitous comment about one of our videos. (web addresses for all three provided below) Comments placed from now until the end of February will be considered and evaluated for gratuity. Comments will be judged on far more than length, so be creative – creative or threatening in a language we can’t read.

By March 10th, three contestants will be selected as WINNERS and will receive a gratuitous prize in the mail. Prizes include the Gratuitous Art Films Volume 1 DVD and a special edition Block Film not sold in stores! We even pay for shipping!
Participants are encouraged to submit as many comments as they are gratuitously inclined.

Good luck
– Your friends at Gratuitous Art Productions

Gratuitous Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/gratuitousartfilms#/profile.php?ref=name&id=1527281504

Gratuitous YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/GratuitousArtFilms

Gratuitous Vimeo
http://vimeo.com/channels/gratuitousartfilms

Any questions pertaining to this contest or raising fresh water fish, please email us at Gratuitousartproductions@gmail.com and write “Gratuitous Question” in the subject of your email.

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