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(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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you miss the gratuity at The International Film Festival in Chicago? Did it catch the 3:39 back to New York?

Well that’s only because gratuity is soon off for a jaunt in Germany at the UMAO Festival. This festival looks like a big ol’ bomb of nerd art meets DJ fantasy complete with sound workshops and a final art battle on the closing night and hell yes….we wish we could be there. However, we are currently in the trenches mixing up a cauldron of madness for a super spectacular night at Surreal Estate this Halloween! Look out for the trailer at the end of the week!

Here’s a sneak peak at UMAO Fest from last year: http://www.uamo.info/cms/index.php?page=video

Check out the full line up here: https://gratuitousart.com/press-event/upcoming-events/

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!

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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