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

UNATTENDED (PRIMAL SCREAM)


Dates:
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:46 - Mon Feb 28, 2011

And thusly from the Earth broke forth a great, primal scream...
and verily it spoke these words....
"Do not leave your baggage unattended. Unattended baggage will be subject to immediate tow away. For your safety and security....."
Find out more about Gratuitous Art here: http://gratuitousart.com/


EVENT

Gaffy at PEEPSHOW 2011: It's Complicated


Dates:
Sat Feb 26, 2011 08:00 - Sun Feb 27, 2011

Location:
Buffalo, New York
United States of America

Gaffy at Peepshow, coming up Feb 26th!

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?!!?


EVENT

DRIVEN, NEW from GAF!


Dates:
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:33 - Sat Feb 05, 2011

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



EVENT

BEWARE OF THE BLOB!!


Dates:
Fri Nov 05, 2010 00:00 - Fri Nov 05, 2010

BEWARE OF THE BLOB!!

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

Happy Election Week!
image
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsDpclpdlvw

www.gratuitousart.com


EVENT

EPIC EMERGENCY THIS SATURDAY, SEPT 4TH AT PERFORMANCY FORUM!


Dates:
Sat Sep 04, 2010 00:00 - Wed Sep 01, 2010

Location:
United States of America

WATCH THE TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65a3K197ZF0

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