Feb 2011:

PEEPSHOW 2011: It’s Complicated Feb 26th!

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 7, Talking 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?!!?

Dangerous and Hard to See

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

Kathrine Worel, This Much, Cast Plaster & Paint, 10’ x 25’, 2010

October 2010:

Gratuitous Art Installation @ The Day The Music Undied: An Undead Halloween @ Surreal Estate NYC

SEE MORE PHOTOS!

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


 

GRATUITOUS ART AT UMAO FESTIVAL 2010 MUNICH, GERMANY: KONSENS/NONSENS

http://www.uamo.info/cms/index.php?page=uamo-2010

WATCH THE 2009 TRAILER: http://www.uamo.info/cms/index.php?page=video

GAF AND CINEGRAPHIC @ CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST!

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?



 

August and September 2010:
 

VIDEO DUMBO 2010, SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2010

Check out Horsepower at 2pm Saturday, September 25th in the Collision Course section!

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

EPIC EMERGENCY_V1: THE EPIC-EST EPIC TO EVER EPIC AN EPIC. SEPTEMBER 4TH AT PERFORMANCY FORUM.

 

 

Presenting the work of:Brian Rady
Hyatt Michaels
Mariana Valencia
…Meghann Snow
Gratuitous Art FilmsJoin 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-events/

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

GAF AT VIDEOHOLICA

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL 2010

Varna, Bulgaria

Check out the GAF work at Videoholica 2010!


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 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.

June 2010:

GAF IN PERPETUAL ART MACHINE EXHIBIT AT SCOPE, BASEL 2010

Scope Foundation and Perpetual Art Machine presents

A Light at the End of the Tunnel

curated by Lee Wells

A Light at the End of the Tunnel is an epic video art trilogy about the human condition which includes seminal works by 30 international emerging artists.The concept of life, death and rebirth has followed humanity through the ages as the self and the collective whole passes through time, creating a relative chain of events that could be called the history of universal human experience. It’s through all of these varying hhistories, and a perpetual creative avant-garde that continue to seek a move vivid understanding of the interconnectedness of life. Our great quest to solve the questions of our age could be exemplified by one of humankind’s greatest achievements at CERN Labs, Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, the worlds largest machine. As the scientists at CERN continue to probe the most fufundamental questions of life and the origins of the universe, we seek artists that are asking similar big questions in their creative practice and use their creativity to reveal the world in new and unexpected ways.

Why are we here? What does it all mean? How is it all relative to art in the 21st century?

PAM-video-program-scope-basel

http://www.scope-art.com/Index.php/

http://www.scope-art.com/Index.php/basel/

GAF AT DIGIT IN NARROWSBURG, NY.

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

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.

GAF AT ARTS IN BUSHWICK

ISLAND ARTspace, JUNE 5TH

ISLAND

36 Wyckoff Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Saturday June 5th, 2010, 7pm-12am (event at 8pm-12am)Sunday June 6th, 2010, 12pm-7pm

islandspace.org/blog/ universeuniverse.com

www.myspace.com/yonderverse
www.myspace.com/smotherpartyband

http://bos2010.artsinbushwick.org/

http://gratuitousartproductions.com

Check out Thor’s Lullaby at 6X6 media!

6X6 is a monthly media arts event in Athens, Georgia, a cross between an
art show and a film festival, first Wednesday of the month at Ciné Lab.

Six curated short video, film, performance, sound, or other time-based combination works

Ciné
234 West Hancock Ave
Athens, GA 30601
706.353.7377

http://athenscine.com/intro.php

http://hexadic.blogspot.com/

HILARIOUS interview with the curator, Paul Thomas, of the recent “LIGHT” show we participated in at 6×6 Media Events in Athens, GA!

Paul Thomas plays himself.

May 2010:

GAF IN SONIC JUKEBOX AT SOUNDFJORD,LONDON

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


PERFORMANCY FORUM @SURREAL ESTATE

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


“WEE BITTY THINGS”-HERRON SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN@ PURDUE

A show dedicated to tiny works, no larger than 6×6″.

http://www.herron.iupui.edu/


GLITCH GENERATION VIDEO SCREENING AT BAC GALLERY, May 6th 6pm

111 Front Street, Suite 218, Brooklyn, NY

http://www.brooklynartscouncil.org/documents/1452

GLITCH GENERATION PRESS RELEASE

February 2010:



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-membersDoors open 7:00 pmFree 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

January 2010:



GRATUITOUS ART FILMS AT JCIA GALLERY. OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY DEC 11, 6pm. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

December 2009

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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