Gratuitous Art Films
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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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BUGS


Dates:
Tue Jun 15, 2010 00:00 - Tue Jun 15, 2010

Location:
United States of America

The flash only blinds them for a second as they scurry back to their hidden corners. Don't eat the powder and remember they're more afraid of you then you are of them.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWW5vq3wZjs


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NEW FILM FROM GAF. BUGS!! INVASION NEVER LOOKED LIKE SO MUCH FUN!


Dates:
Thu Jun 10, 2010 00:00 - Thu Jun 10, 2010

Location:
United States of America

The flash only blinds them for a second as they scurry back to their hidden corners. Don't eat the powder and remember they're more afraid of you then you are of them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWW5vq3wZjs
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GRATUITOUS ART FILMS AT DIGIT FESTIVAL


Dates:
Fri Jun 18, 2010 00:00 - Wed Jun 09, 2010

Location:
United States of America

Check out The Red Shrimp at the 2010 Digit Fest Sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance!
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Friday, June 18, 2010 at 7:00pm

Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 11:30pm

Loft Gallery

37 Main Street

Narrowsburg, NY

For more information, call (845) 252-7576.

http://www.artsalliancesite.org/programs/digit.html

http://gratuitousartproductions.com/press-event/upcoming-events/

“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.


EVENT

ISLAND ARTspce THIS SATURDAY


Dates:
Fri Jun 04, 2010 00:00 - Fri Jun 04, 2010

Location:
United States of America

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GAF IN PERPETUAL ART MACHINE EXHIBIT AT SCOPE, BASEL 2010


Dates:
Tue Jun 15, 2010 00:00 - Wed Jun 02, 2010

Location:
Switzerland

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


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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. Its through all of these varying histories, 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 fundamental 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://gratuitousart.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/pam-video-program-scope-basel.pdf

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

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