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Will be featuring our remix of “The Happiest Day” by Edgar Allen Poe.

PEEPSHOW 2011: It’s Complicated is the fourth edition of Squeaky Wheel’s high-energy fundraising art party and extravaganza, to be held at the DNIPRO Ukrainian Center on Saturday, February 26th, 2011. The event boasts a wide array of entertainment, from curated artist installations, videos, and performances to a fancy art auction and the opportunity for everyone to participate in an evening-long performance of fun while tackling a dense equation of questions, parameters, and answers that yield a deafening blank stare when TMI (Too Much Information!!!) has been revealed. Whether it’s the way that slick-looking minimalist masterpiece runs from a tangled, incomprehensible mess of hidden wires or the reason your lover won’t let you hold their hand in public, we understand – IT’S COMPLICATED!
Artists of all kinds (media, installation, sculpture, performance) were invited to interpret this year’s theme  – an often-apologetic preface when entering hearty deliberations about world politics, globalization or economic policies; a notorious description for defending the inherently complex dynamics of personal relationships, gender, or sexuality; and sometimes the dreaded top notch of a difficulty rating system for various “how-to’s” in the realm of vegan cooking, furniture assembly, or home-improvement. *** Stay tuned for the complete list of over 30 artists and performers that will take over all three floors of the beautiful DNIPRO Ukrainian Center. There will be live music, burlesque troupes, belly dancing and so much more – We can’t wait to share what we have in store for you! ***WHERE IS THE DNIPRO?

The DNIPRO Ukrainian Center is located on the East Side of Buffalo, more specifically, at 562 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14204. Please take a gander at the Google Map, which conveniently has a picture that features the signature green doors of this venue. Speaking of convenience, there is also a parking lot next to this building where you can saddle up your gas-or-hybrid horse!

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets will be available starting February 1st at the following locations: Cafe Taza,Sweetness 7Talking Leaves, and online at www.squeaky.org. Tickets are $15 in advance / $20 ($15 for students with a valid ID) at the door, 18+.

TRAVELING FROM OUT OF TOWN?
Make it a full-on-date night with the Hampton Inn & Suites King Jacuzzi / PEEPSHOW Special, only $99 plus applicable tax!!! The Hampton Inn & Suites® hotel in Buffalo – Downtown, NY – is just minutes from the DNIPRO Ukrainian Center and will make it easy to stay the night. Book your room today by calling 716.855.223 and ask for the PEEPSHOW Block!

WHAT IF I AM TOO EXCITED TO EAT DINNER BEFORE THE SHOW?
No worries! The DNIPRO will offer a variety of Ukrainian foods and bar foods available for purchase. After 10pm, there will be an extra special trip from LLOYD’S TACO TRUCK, (http://whereslloyd.com), the first and ONLY taco truck in Buffalo, NY. Who says you can’t have perogies and burritos all in the same night?!!?

 

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Howdy folks, we’ll be a part of this show opening this Friday at an old pie factory in Phoenix, AZ. We can only they have whip cream readily available for emergencies. Check it out if you are in the area.

http://art.asu.edu/calendar/viewevent.php?eid=834

Feb 4, 2011 – Feb 25, 2011
Friday
Location: Other
Cost: Free
Opening Reception: Friday, February 4, 5:49–6:16 p.m., 6:19–7:43 p.m., 7:44–8:46 p.m., 8:51–9:01 p.m., 9:05–9:59 p.m., 10:01–10:03 p.m., 10:05–10:07 p.m., 10:09–10:59 p.m.
Closing Reception: Friday, February 18, 6:01–7:31 p.m., 7:37–8:23 p.m., 8:24–9:47 p.m., 9:50–9:54 p.m., 9:55–9:58 p.m., 9:59–10:11 p.m., 10:13–10:20 p.m., 10:24–10:28 p.m., 10:30–10:40 p.m., 10:44–10:45 p.m., 10:48–10:57 p.m.
Hosted in Phoenix’s Bragg’s Pie Factory, Dangerous and Hard to See is a juried group exhibition featuring work of all media, from artists throughout the United States. Curated by Ryan Peter Miller, work in the exhibition questions traditional modes of presentation and function. Through videos, conceptual work, installations, fibers, sculpture and more, participating artists challenge the tropes of gallery exhibition. The exhibition’s aim is to undermine the platitudes of display while acknowledging the system through which commercial art is exhibited.
Artists in the exhibition include William Andrews, Janet Braun-Reinitz, Peter Bugg, Robert Derr, Peter Emerick, Gratuitous Art Productions, Dana Hemenway, Elizabeth Morisette, Aaron Nicholson, Laura Pawson, Evan Pomerantz, Marco Rosichelli, Thomas Sturgill, Dan Szymanowski, Matthew Wilson, and Katherine Worel.
Bragg’s Pie Factory is located at 1301 N.W. Grand Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007. For more information, become friends with Bragg’s Pie Factory on Facebook.
Show Tilte/Logo, Credit: Ryan Peter Miller

 

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!

Horsepower  is playing at 2pm Saturday, September 25th in the Collision Course
section! Lots of other great videos to check out, view the full
schedule here: http://www.videodumbo.org/10-festival-program.html

http://www.videodumbo.org/10-festival-program.html

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/

Check out The Red Shrimp at the 2010 Digit Fest Sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance!

http://www.artsalliancesite.org/programs/digit.html

“There’s a certain irony of holding a digital festival in a rural town like Narrowsburg where cell phones still receive only spotty reception,” states Tina Spangler of the organizing committee for DIGIT. “But, this quiet atmosphere creates a comfortable environment in which local residents and visiting artists alike can come together to examine the ways digital technology impacts our everyday lives.”

The seventh annual DIGIT digital media exposition kicks off Friday, June 18 from 7–9 p.m. with a double opening reception of Conrad Gleber’s video installation “Four Walls / Four Seasons” at Alliance Gallery and “Alternate Reality” video screenings and installations in Loft Gallery at 37 Main Street in Narrowsburg, NY. Both exhibitions will remain on display through July 10.

DIGIT is proud to host several visiting artists and their innovative works, including Thomas Zummo’s digital art displays revealing brand new technologies such as augmented reality and laser graffiti; Ivan Martinez’s “Running Man” projections from a flatbed truck on Main Street; Mat Rappaport’s video and Morse code over the Delaware River titled “currents,” Owen Mundy’s projected installation “The Consequence of Scale,” and “Beloved River: The Portal Form” by DIGit founder Patrick Carullo.

Narrowsburg Roasters will once again host “Java with the Geniuses” an open and free discussion for anyone to ask technical questions—from how to download a picture to how to start a website—on Saturday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Next door at the Arts Center, a series of workshops will explore topics including Conrad Gleber’s “Using Microsoft’s Photosynth” and Ron Littke’s “Videotoons” animation workshops for kids 3–12 years old.

The “Quick and Gritty” video slam returns, inviting artists of all skill levels to make their own 3-minute digital movie. In what has become a festival favorite event, the short videos are screened on Sunday, June 20 at 12 p.m, at “video slam” at the Tusten Theatre. A jury of judges will award a $500 grand prize.

Sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, DIGIT encourages creative and technical excellence and experimentation among individual artists and small groups working with digital tools. The event is funded in part by a grant from the Electronic Media and Film Program of the New York State Council on the Arts.

For more information, call (845) 252-7576.

The soundtrack from our film “Primitive Earth: Volcanoes” has been sucked into a grand jukebox that will send it’s sonic vibrations throughout London!!

If you live in the UK way, check out the sonic jukebox at Soundfjord, the UK’s first Sonic Art Dedicated Gallery!

www.soundfjord.org

http://soundfjord.webs.com/liveshowsperformance.htm

A new little ditty. A new little dance. Muybridge on the move and ants in your pants.

May 7th, 8pm

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

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).

http://www.myspace.com/surrealestatenyc

http://www.panoplylab.org/

PERFORMERS FOR MAY 7! (more to come…)

Mike Durek and 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
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

FREE!

Glitch Video Screening will feature works by Gratuitous Art Films, Anna Pinkas and Kennedy James. Following the screening is a performance by R.G.B.A. This event will be held from 6:30-8:30pm during the Dumbo 1st Thursday Gallery Walk in conjunction with the group exhibition Glitch Generation, now on-view in BAC Gallery.

VIDEO PROGRAM

Gratuitous Art Films
Glitch, 2009, video, 6:07 min

Glitch is an experiment in mistakes. It is charming speedboat ride down the rabbit hole created by manipulating and looping archival footage with audio created by Andy LaChance and Jeff Burns. It is a piecemeal composite that relies on it’s inconsistencies. Utilizing the giving nature of archival footage already littered with “glitches” we chose to enhance, distort or create our own foibles at will. Also, we think dental health is an important.

Thistle, 2009, video, 8:12 min

Thistle is the story of a walk in the forest. A young boy’s journey and discovery of something forbidden. The roil of emotions as he battles with the nature of what he has seen. The wonderment, the fear, the growth…the armadillo. One wonders, can you come back again once you have seen the vulture?

Anna Pinkas
Bronx Golem, 2009, hand drawn animation, music, radio documentary excerpt, 2:00 min

Eddie Carmel was once billed as the Tallest Man on Earth by the Ringling Brothers Circus, but it is Diane Arbus’ 1970 picture, “A Jewish Giant at Home with his Parents in the Bronx, NY” that remains in the public mind. The memories he left to those who met him are as lasting and vivid as if he had, in fact, been a heroic and tragic Golem from a Jewish folk story

Kennedy James
The Fortune Cookie, 2006, video, 8:32 min

The Fortune Cookie is a video work about cinematic narration, the superposition of the American and French soundtracks of the original film.

PERFORMANCE by R.G.B.A.
R.G.B.A. will feature the project “Synchroma”, a video and sound instrument developed by DRAW. The project Synchroma derives imagery entirely from sound, via analog-digital conversion hardware/software whereby each color channel is driven by a separate audio stream: red, green and blue. Extremes of frequency are used, varying from 0.013 to 43,000 Hz, to produce variations in palette, tempo, shape, direction and pattern. Once harvested, the synthesized color fields become the basis for improvisations set to multiple vibrant scores. Among this array of hardware/software, a core device is the ‘Synchronator’ developed by Gert-Jan Prins and Bas van Koolwijk during a video and audio research residency at Impakt 2006, currently distributed by the Netherlands Media Art Institute.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Gratuitous Art Films is a collaborative effort between artists Jeff Burns and Cat Gilbert. Jeff is the editor, co-founder and contributor for “When History Attacks” and Talkie 21 Studios. Cat is multi-media artist who makes books, drawings and otherwise.

Kennedy James, previously working under the name of Jimmy Owenns lives and works between New York City and Paris, France. Since 1998, James’ work has taken a clear direction towards notions about the splitting of the perception, narration or psyche and the search for identity.

Anna Pinkas was born in 1985 in Geneva, Switzerland. Working primarily in animation and drawing, Anna investigates narratives-personal and historical, uncovering and conjuring up our constant search for linear, comprehensive and resolved stories. While she was raised in a family with a long migration history, her own departure from Europe to the United States was integral in triggering the set of inquiries that form the core of her art practice today. Pinkas currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

R.G.B.A. is a live video audio performance collaboration between duo DRAW (Nisi Jacobs and Michael Schumacher)and Sarah Bernstein and Stuart Popejoy. DRAW’s compositions form the basis for improvisations involving processed video, algorithmically generated sound and live musicians. Through experimentation and dialogue, they explore in depth the relation between sound and image. Their practice involves a number of strategies, such as coupling specific sound and image sequences, using multi-channel setups for video + sound, role-switching, and exploring notational techniques. Sarah Bernstein and Stuart Popejoy create sonic work exploring liminal spaces: between pitch and timbre, speech and music, development and repetition, lucidity and opacity. Bernstein combines acoustic violin performance with live-processed spoken word and vocalization; Popejoy uses the Nord Modular G2 synthesizer to create generative compositions and complex sound processing environments; finally, the violin and voice signals are selectively further processed live in the Nord synthesizer. Compositional elements – motives, texts, strategies, patches – are integrated with live improvisation through the techniques of feedback, generational development, [de]emphasis of textual signification, and interplay of “pure” musical elements with non- and extra-musical elements.

Gallery participates in DUMBO 1st Thursday. Come down the first Thursday of every month for special programming and extended gallery hours!

Free beer provided by Kelso of Brooklyn


February 26th, 2010 (Fri.) , 7 pm at ACAC

“Show Your Shorts” local short independent film night
-Local filmmakers show their work!

Featuring:
Gratuitous Art Films, Derek Brooks, Anne Peterson, Kelly Griffin, Kristen Gann, Mike Griffin, Matt Bradley, Barry Gunning, Nick Rogers, Rebecca Jones, & Mike Anderson

$5.00 for current ACAC members; $7.00 for non-members

Doors open 7:00 pm

Free fresh-popped popcorn!

The Arkansas Community Arts Cooperative’s space is located at 900 S. Rodney Parham Rd. in Little Rock, Arkansas, just east of the entrance to Kanis Park.

For more information, see http://www.acacarkansas.org

Check out our films next weekend at  [SØNiK]- the space for sonic arts/ new media & performance program that will debut Saturday, January 23rd, 2010, 6-9pm, and Sunday, January 24th, 5-7pm at Climate Gallery with [SØNiK] Fest I-visit http://climategallery.com for more info.

Show opens the 4th and you can check out our video at the screening on May 6th. More gratuitous updates and reminders to come.

GLITCH GENERATION PRESS RELEASE

GRATUITOUS ART FILMS GRATUITOUSLY PRESENTS

THE GRATUITOUS ART FILM EVENT

bring your chopsticks.

Friday, Dec 4th 8:25pm-12am

Jimmy’s Diner

577 Union Ave

Brooklyn, NY

(Map)

A fiscally responsible evening filled with gratuity, films and popcorn.
Gratuitous amounts of beer will be available for purchase.
Bring your own chopsticks.

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