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Gratuitous Art Films
Brooklyn, NY



ARTIST STATEMENT: 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.
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EVENTS:


MOVES FEST 2011

April-27-2011 – May-01-2011

moves – International Festival of Movement on Screen brings the latest must-sees of experimental cinema and inspiring video art to Merseyside from 27 April to 1 May 2011 – and most of it you can experience for FREE!

A multicultural feast, moves will takeover the renowned Bluecoat in Liverpool – among other venues – and unfurl an awe-inspiring packed four-day programme with something for everyone – including screenings, events, talks and lots of opportunities to get involved.

Exploring the theme INTERSECTIONS: Filming across Culture & Technology artists and filmmakers will challenge conventional limitations through screen-based art forms.

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PEEPSHOW 2011: It's Complicated

February-26-2011 – February-27-2011

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?!!?

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Dangerous and Hard to See

February-04-2011 – February-25-2011

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.

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BEWARE OF THE BLOB!

November-05-2010 – November-12-2010

BEWARE OF THE BLOB!! Residual Halloween Mashup matter rises up to symbolize the looming national debt! Happy Election Week!

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GRATUITOUS ART PRESENTS: RHETORICAL PURGATORICAL AND THE SOYLENT SCREAM!

October-30-2010 – October-31-2010

OCTOBER 30TH AT SURREAL ESTATE!
We've built a delightful monster of a film and will be building a purgatorial hideaway for him to inhabit. COME CHECK IT OUT AND GET YOUR CONTRITION ON!
Surreal Estate
15 Thames St
Brooklyn
http://surrealestatenyc.wordpress.com/

PS-If you'd like to lend a hand in the creation of this beast (no real hard labor, mostly painting, taping, sweeping and hanging) give a shout and we'll be happy to offer you a free ticket to their Halloween extravaganza!If you'd like to know the schedule email us at: gratuitousartproductions@gmail.com
Thanks!

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GAF AT UAMO FESTIVAL, GERMANY!

October-21-2010 – October-24-2010

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

In Puerto Giesing place from 10/21 to 10/24/2010 for the fifth time the UAMO (Urban Art & Media Organisation) held Art Festival.

Artists from more than 8 countries (Munich, Germany, USA, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Serbia, England, etc. ..) make the Munich scene for the unusually refreshing event on your work.

During the 4 day festival, visitors and local artists the opportunity over 50 works from the fields of media art, painting, video, photography and installation for this year's theme
"Consensus - nonsense" to see.

Set the mood acts will on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening Underground Live (Pelzig, Balkanauten, Cutz & Mouse) as well as renowned DJ's (Alan McGee's Death Disco / London, DJ Spoma, Selekta, DJ Tobe Star, Soul Bros' Records Crew, Lenzman / Metalheadz, YumYum).

In addition to the evening program and the exhibition Readings (Ze do Rock), lectures (Artist's Web Nerd Nite) and workshops, and any appropriate degree of competition instead.

What you need to? 5 euro entrance fee (from 21.00: 8 EUR), a little time and interest in fresh contemporary art.

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


See the trailer from 2009 here: http://www.uamo.info/cms/index.php?page=video

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GAF AT VIDEO DUMBO

September-25-2010 – September-26-2010

CHECK OUT GAF AT VIDEO DUMBO 2010!

Horsepower at 2pm Saturday, September 25th in the Collision Course section! Many other great videos to see as well!

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

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

September-04-2010 – September-04-2010

Presenting the work of:
Brian Rady
Hyatt Michaels
Mariana Valencia
Meghann Snow
Gratuitous Art Films
Hyrax

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.

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

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

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

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GAF at Videoholica International Video Fetival: 2010

August-10-2010 – July-17-2010

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.

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SUNDAY EDISON.

It's Sunday Edison moving time again, growing up and becoming a real boy. It will take all the wizard's forces to please the mother of invention.
http://gratuitousartproductions.com/2010/08/15/sunday-edison/

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