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Bobby Gonzales, Jean Suivan, Beth Heinly, Puppetyranny, Video Call
August 6, 2010

Join us on First Friday for a special one-night party with music and performance events. Construction will soon begin on our new performance space next door. Help us celebrate!

DJ Hiding Place and DJ Face Man spin foamy propaganda shakers.
DJ Jane Pain and Astrocaveman spin minimal electronics, cold wave, dark snyth jams, weird punk, 80s hits that time forgot.

Video Free-for-All
“Video Free-for-All” hosted by Hair and Diamonds. Bring your DVD to screen (maximum 10 minutes per person) to help create an ongoing image-stream. Get seen.

Going Out
Bobby Gonzales and Jean Suivan present “Going Out,” a performance that draws inspiration from the ritual of preparing for a night at the club, going out to dance, and coming home. The duo’s performance, with costumes, sculpture, and projected images, employs movement without the pressure of being “on stage” and–much like the night club atmosphere–inspires reaction in strangers through bodily proximity. The looks and movement are inspired by darkwave. Escape yourself.

Art & Fear
Beth Heinly reads Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, by David Bayles and Ted Orland. The 2001 book is a self-proclaimed “artist’s survival guide, written by and for working artists. The authors explore the way art gets made, the reasons it doesn’t get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way.” Be very afraid.

Puppetyrrany presents “Mouth Puppet Show” by Zac Palladino and Leslie Rogers, a perilous puppet show inside a human mouth, the wettest stage of all. Your reluctant participation is encouraged in “The Miracle of Birth,” “Catfight,” and “Italian Cooking 101.” Also, “Mystic Powers” by John Sinclair will be presented. A scrolling 100-foot live-action-picture-book, “Mystic Powers” is the hero’s journey as understood by 5-year-old Zac Palladino and retold using the crudest cantastoria. Be amazed.