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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:


Get your tickets now!

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?!!?

 

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

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

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!

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?


Attempt to curtail your enthusiasm until 7pm! And don’t miss GAF at 2pm tomorrow!

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New contemporary video art screenings and installations
curated by Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy

SEPTEMBER 24 – 26, 2010
Opening reception: Friday, September 24, 2010 at 7pm

Participating Artists:

Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby, Shaun Slifer, Torsten Zenas Burns, Douglas Fishbone, Pere Ginard & Laura Gines, Oliver Laric, Pilvi Takala, Gratuitous Art Films, Julie Casper Roth, Zbynek Baladrán, Estela Estupinyà-García, Arne Bunk, Vincent Meessen, Isabelle Hayeur, David Pierce, Maria Niro, Pavel Medvedev, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Penny Lane, Joseph Bennett, Ferhat Özgür, Christoph Schlingensief, Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, Avi Mograbi, Basma Alsharif, Aaron Oldenburg, Tamar Latzma, Theodore Tagholm, Tim Leyendekker, Redmond Entwistle, David Politzer, Melanie Crean, Pete Burkeet, Keith Sanborn, Bob Paris, Volker Schreiner, Ivan Faktor, Vivian Ostrovsky, Dave Griffiths, Julius Ziz, Emmanuelle Antille, Lena Maria Thuering, Gautam Kansara, Ken Jacobs, Sam Holden, Nicole Sloan, Jill Epstein, Axel Roessler, Base, Josh Weinstein, Allen Chen, Shelly Silver, Devrim Kadirbeyoglu, Christopher Udemezue, Melissa Potter, Erik Levine, Simon Mullan, Axel Petersén, Liz Rodda, Tomoko Inagaki, Toni Comas, Jonathan Cummin, Vianney Lambert, Magnus Bärtås, John Michael Boling, Wojciech Gilewicz, Jacob Tonski, François Vogel, Flatform, Peter Rose, Yorgos Taxiarchopolus, David Grainger, Leighton Pierce, Phyllis Baldino, Gerhard Funk, Ulrich Polster & Christine Scherrer.

Video Installations:

Marco Brambilla, Adam Leech, Hans Op De Beeck, Rimas Sakalauskas, Till Roeskens, Kristin Lucas, David Krippendorf, Lara Kohl and 0100101110101101.ORG

Live projector performances:

Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder (NY)
Alex MacKenzie (Vancouver).

DVD release:

40th anniversary of Experimental TV Center accompanied by a special program presented by Electronic Arts Intermix. Guest curated by Sherry Hocking, Kathy High and Rebecca Cleman.

Location: 112 Water Street (between Washington and Adams) DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY

*Free Admission to all festival screenings

www.videodumbo.org

&

The dirtier color version!

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9p98i_vintage-naked-mermaids_sexy

DON’T MISS VIDEO DUMBO! ONCE A YEAR ALL THE VIDEOS ALL GATHER FOR A GREAT AND GLORIOUS SPECTACLE OF SPECTACLES. SEE THE VIDEOS IN THEIR FULL NATIVE GLORY AND WATCH AS THE VIDEOS PERFORM STRANGE AND UNIQUE JUXTAPOSITIONS AND GYRATIONS FOR YOU!

GAF’s work is showing 2pm on Saturday!

PART OF http://dumboartsfestival.com/

AND COMING IN OCTOBER:

Whether your in the states or abroad, Gratuitous has got something for everybody!

THIS OCTOBER IN GERMANY!

UAMO Festival München, 21.10 – 24.10.2010

Puerto Giesing

More than 50 artists from different countries will exhibit their artworks
during the festival exhibition.

Beside Paintings, Objects, interactive Installations, Illustration, Graphic, Photography and Video Art workshops and lectrures will be held.

The detailed festival program including all live acts and DJ’s
will be announced online at the beginning of October.

A complete list of all exhibiting artists is published
online at www.uamo.info.

AND ALSO!

KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUPER SPECTACULAR HALLOWEENESS AT SURREAL ESTATE!

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

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

It’s Sunday Edison moving time again, growing up and becoming a real boy. It will take all the wizard’s forces to please the mother of invention.

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