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

video_dumbo
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

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

http://www.europafilmtreasures.eu/PY/275/see-the-film-public_health_designed_by_ogalop

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 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.

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.

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

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

a reading by edgar oliver

& a screening to celebrate the release of a new DVD.

‘the hermit & other poems’

tuesday april 27, 2010

8 pm

$5

the Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th St.
btw. 5th & Madison Ave.

presented by straw2gold pictures & oilcan press ‘the hermit & other poems’ is written by & starring Edgar Oliver.

It includes ‘The Hermit’, poems excerpted from ‘a portrait of new york by a wanderer there’ and ‘mother was a hit run driver’ from his play ‘Motel Blue 19′.

A film by Robert O’Haire & Jeff Burns. Original music composed for the film by Michal Szostalo & performed by Daniel Levin. Art by Aaron Howard.

http://edgaroliver.com
http://oilcanpress.com
http://straw2goldpictures.com


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

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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