Gratuitous Art Films
Works in Brooklyn United States of America

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BIO
THE MANIFESTO:
Art does not love you, and cares not your opinion of it. Art hates the rising of mercury and the clear sense of purpose. Art is a winding boa forever unable to tie itself in a bow tie, but always aware of the smell in the room. That smell is audience. Parasitic by nature, wise like a lemming, blind as a thrown stone on the surface of a lake. The lake, that polluted body of undrinkable water, sends its odors from Hollywood all the way to Jerusalem. We choose grains of sand to stand in for time because we know the weight of timeless things. We throw pianos from the moon because we believe in abrupt endings. We use women like chopsticks, and chopsticks like women because we know that neither is perfect to eat food with and that is why we must make films because films will not unmake us. If they could we would all have video wills buried in the brains of automobile gods strung across garbage fields of dreams.

Gratuitous Art Productions/Films is a collaborative effort between filmmaker and artist Jeff Burns and Cat Gilbert.
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EVENT

THE STRANGER


Dates:
Mon Dec 06, 2010 00:00 - Mon Dec 06, 2010

Location:
United States of America

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Santa is coming. Hide your Children.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe9WDX62fr0

Source Videos:
The Stranger, 1957:http://www.archive.org/details/Stranger1957
A Visit to Santa, 1963: http://www.archive.org/details/VisittoS1963


EVENT

The Tunnel: Featuring Sxip Shirey


Dates:
Fri Nov 19, 2010 00:00 - Fri Nov 19, 2010

Location:
United States of America

The Tunnel: Featuring Sxip Shirey
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmcCLX51xaY
Musical Interlude number 2! Music very kindly lent by harmonica aficionado Sxip Shirey, animation and gratuity provided by Cat Gilbert and some badly abused footage of 1950s volcanoes. Result? Eruption of gratuity!
Original Song: http://sxip.bandcamp.com/track/a-young-man-walks-in-brooklyn
Original Footage: http://www.archive.org/details/volcanoes

http://www.sxipshirey.com/music
http://www.catgilbert.com/
http://gratuitousart.com/


EVENT

Musical Interludes: Timepiece, featuring Ras Moshe.


Dates:
Thu Nov 18, 2010 00:00 - Thu Nov 18, 2010

Location:
United States of America

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isDv5GDOB8o

After Jeff worked his fingers to the skeletal core on Halloween we’ve given him a little breather to finish up a exciting and long anticipated feature film. However, that doesn’t mean the work doesn’t keep on coming! We’ve got three new pieces featuring some terrific musicians accompanied by our visual interpretations ! First up a goody from Halloween featuring Ras Moshe and others!

Time, that elusive saint, waits for no man and little more for women. Let it tick, you won’t sway it’s stance as it’s chimes out the eternal hidden noise.

Ras Moshe-Arrangement
Shayna Dulberger-Bass
Dave Ross-Guitar
Charles Downs-Drums

http://www.myspace.com/rasmoshe
http://www.gratuitousart.com


EVENT

SCROLL BOWL V AND THE 22 SHOW ARE MOVING TO TENELEVEN.


Dates:
Sat Apr 02, 2011 19:00 - Sat Apr 02, 2011

Location:
New York, New York
United States of America



FANS OF SCROLL BOWL PLEASE BE AWARE
THAT THE LOCATION OF OUT EVENT HAS CHANGED
TO TENELEVEN BAR ON AVE. C (BETWEEN 10TH AND 11TH ST.)
IT WILL STILL BE HELD ON APRIL 2ND AT 7PM BUT WILL NOW
ONLY BE A ONE NIGHT SHOW SO GET OUT AND SEE US! 
SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE!



WE HAVE FOUND A NEW LOCATION FOR SCROLL BOWL!
We
have found an alternative venue for the night of Scroll Bowl, April 2nd
at the tenelven bar in Manhattan. The venue has everything we need,
drinks, a movie screen, a mounted projected, a small stage (on
which we will still will use the new SCROLLIE 3000), a badly tuned
piano, a melting candelabra, a soundboard, speakers and most
importantly SCROLLS! Lots of amazing scroll and... artists who work is still incredible.
Thank you so much for your continued support.
If
there is anyone who has any questions or concerns please email or John
or feel free to give me a shout at 501-514-0349. If you would like to
speak to John please email dogoodergraphics@gmail.com or send your phone and he will return the call.
THE 22 MAGAZINE PRESENTS:
SCROLL BOWL V
APRIL 2nd
ONE NIGHT ONLY, 7pm
TenEleven Bar
171 Avenue C
Harnessing
the ancient power of scroll storytelling, some of the world's finest
creators gather to show off their work on large and small rolls of
parchment. Created in 2008 by artist Will Varner, Scroll Bowl was a
unique way for artists and illustrators to present their work large
scale and interactively. In 2009 Will Varner left the Scroll Bowl
project to pursue a professional illustration career and artist/curator
John Jennison took over the project. After accepting Jennison as one of
the premier issue contributors, The 22 Magazine partnered with him to
present Scroll Bowl as both a performance and installation event.
Drawing from an array of traditions, commentary and communication,
Scroll Bowl V presents a modern look at the scroll as both an object
and as a tool. Focusing on the artist's approach to an ancient
tradition Scroll Bowl V speaks through sound, video, installation and
drawing. Through this exploration we hope to elicit a rediscovery of
scrolls and our views of them.
FEATURED ARTIST'S:
SIRUI HUANG
NOAH APPLE
AILEEN BASSIS
THE PANOPLY PERFORMANCE LABORATORY (PPL)
STEVE DALACHINSKY
DOV LEDERBERG
ROBERT KLEIN ENGLER
ANKICA MITROVSKA
JOHN JENNISON
LEIGH WELLS
DWAYNE BUTCHER
S/N COALITION
REBEKKAH PALOV
JUSTIN STADEL
SOPHOUEN T. CHHIN
NESTOR GIL
KEN "ANGEL" DAVIS
OSVALDO CIBILS
LAURA PAWSON
CAT GILBERT
MACKENZIE MCDOWELL
JENNIFER STOCK
THREEFIFTY DUO
ENID ELLEN/GREG POTTER/CLAIRE FOX
DISTORT
ONLINE INVITE: http://mim.io/7049e
SEE ARTIST'S BIOS HERE: http://www.the22magazine.com/ScrollBowlVcontributorspage.html
THE 22 MAGAZINE: http://www.the22magazine.com/
SCROLL BOWL: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SCROLL-BOWL/100318989464
DIRECTIONS
TO TENELEVEN: Take the L Train to First Ave. and head east on 14th st.
turn right on Ave C and its between 10th st. and 11th st. Hence the
name TenEleven!
MAP: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=1st+ave+and+14th+street+NYC&daddr=171+Avenue+C%2C+New+York%2C+NY&geocode=FbiCbQIdhh2X-ykZ5e3zdVnCiTEaI9dtKrhZIA%3BFQBvbQIduTGX-ylDW-ozd1nCiTEaTN1Ao4Xocg&hl=en&mra=ls&dirflg=w&sll=47.754098%2C-1.757812&sspn=115.979145%2C192.65625&ie=UTF8&ll=40.728543%2C-73.975368&spn=0.008943%2C0.01929&z=16

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EVENT

The 22 Magazine Presents: SCROLL BOWL V


Dates:
Sat Apr 02, 2011 07:00 - Sat Apr 02, 2011

Location:
Brooklyn, New York
United States of America

THE 22 MAGAZINE PRESENTS: SCROLL BOWL V APRIL 2nd
OPENING RECEPTION: APRIL 2nd, 7pm
RUNS APRIL 2nd-8th
17 FROST STREET, BROOKLYN NY(MAP)
ONLINE INVITE
FACEBOOK INVITE
THE 22 MAGAZINE
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Harnessing the ancient power of scroll storytelling, some of the world’s finest creators gather to show off their work on large and small rolls of parchment. Created in 2008 by artist Will Varner, Scroll Bowl was a unique way for artists and illustrators to present their work large scale and interactively. In 2009 Will Varner left the Scroll Bowl project to pursue a professional illustration career and artist/curator John Jennison took over the project. After accepting Jennison as one of the premier issue contributors,The 22 Magazine partnered with him to present Scroll Bowl as both a performance and installation event. Drawing from an array of traditions, commentary and communication, Scroll Bowl V presents a modern look at the scroll as both an object and as a tool.
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THE 22 SHOW APRIL 9th
OPENING RECEPTION: APRIL 9th, 7pm
RUNS APRIL 9th-29th
17 FROST STREET, BROOKLYN NY(MAP)
ONLINE INVITE
FACEBOOK INVITE
THE 22 MAGAZINE
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The 22 is annual arts and literature online magazine that seeks to explore connections and intersections between the works of artists, musicians and writers. In some portions of The 22 the structure is presented as a diptych or sometimes triptych, allowing the viewer to actively participate in the task of opening the hinges that link conversation between the pieces.
The 22 Show was formed to showcase the talents of each issue’s contributors. This year’s show will feature performances, music, reading and film work from several of the artists and writers. By forming a collective group and by carefully selecting contributors whose work is enhanced through combination, The 22 Show is a comparison and celebration of the voice of the artist as solo and unified.