DEATHBOMB VIDEO/MUSIC SHOWCASE: clipping., Yola Fatoush, IE, Tight Artists Net Gang – Friday, April 26
FRIDAY APRIL 26th
DEATHBOMB ARC SHOWCASE
Performances by: clipping., Yola Fatoush (uk), I.E., & Back To The Future The Ride (mem Foot Village)
Video & static art by: Tight Artists Net Gang, Jamopi, & Isaac Hicks
plus music videos & album art from the Deathbomb Arc catalog.
All Ages, donation suggested for the musicians from the UK.
Rather than beats, clipping. use harsh noise and musique concrète to construct their tracks. This is not an exercise in anti-music. It just is rap. A return to a philosophy popularized by Bomb Squad’s production for Public Enemy: to make music that sounds as threatening as the the environments we live in. With tracks crafted by experienced minimalist noise artist William Hutson (Rale) and film soundtrack composer Jonathan Snipes (ex-Captain Ahab), they are not only capturing this level of threat and agitation, but also the cinematic barrenness of sprawling cement, fields of litter, and endless trees with every branch chopped off and painted black. Front man Daveed Diggs is not just quick with his words, but incredibly precise. He brings out the rhythm of the seemingly rhythmless. He punctuates melodies made out of negative space. Yes, they know about noise. But this is hip hop.
London’s Yola Fatoush bring lush soul to their raw, DIY beats through their elegant and powerful voices. Catchy dreamlike harmonies truly take their glitchy electronics and make them soar. The results certainly are catchy pop music, but their methods of getting there are truly unique. Masterful song crafting allows them to inject some very “out” ideas into the mix while never feeling esoteric. Just beautiful in a truly alien way. Their take on contemporary urban styles is akin to Pet Shop Boys work in the 80s/90s.
BACK TO THE FUTURE THE RIDE
Back To The Future The Ridel is not about finding balance. It is a position of being completely removed from the scale. While this term usually applies to an ethical stance, the idea of being an outsider looking in also applies to the majority of science fiction. What else is it to have human drama taking place on alien worlds under completely alien circumstances? A way to see our own lives without the bias of experiencing them. Here lies the inspiration behind the name of Brian Miller’s (member of Foot Village) latest solo project.
TIGHT ARTISTS NET GANG
Founded by Mary Rachel Kostreva & Adam Harms, Tight Artists Net Gang
(or TANG) is an artist social network where users are able to compile
and share their multimedia work via HTML customizable galleries.
Alongside their web presence, TANG has had gallery shows
internationally and has hosted mixtapes. TANG is a gang for
EVERYONE… but beware: this is a chill zone that allows absolutely no
hatin ass perpetrators. Just remember ~ IF you bringin hate, u bringin
Synchronicity Space and Animation Breakdown present an exhibition featuring artist and animator Christopher Sullivan. The exhibition features stills and sculpture from Sullivan’s animated feature, “Consuming Spirits”. As well as showcasing Sullivan’s work, the exhibition’s opening reception also provides the after-party for the screening of “Consuming Spirits” at the Cinefamily theater earlier in the evening. The reception will be held at Synchronicity Space on April 12, 9pm – 12:30am. The exhibition will be on display at Synchronicity Space from April 12 through April 20.
About the artist:
Christopher Sullivan has been creating experimental film and theater for 30 years. He has shown work in festivals, theaters and museums world wide, including the Zagreb World Festival of Animation; Humboldt Film Festival; Ann Arbor Film Festival; Ottawa Animation Festival; Guggenheim Museum; Boston Museum; Tribeca Film Festival, Osian’s Cinefest in India, in Haifa film festival, Chicago international, Milano, Vancouver International, Pacific Film Archives Denver Starz; and New York’s Film Forum. “Consuming Spirits” began production in earnest in 1999 after receiving funding by a fellowship from The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and then equal funding came in the next year from Artist The Rockefeller Foundation Film Fellowship. Just as “Consuming Spirits” is finally finished, Christopher received a Creative Capital Grant to start work on another experimental feature, “The Orbit of Minor Satellites”.
Christopher Sullivan lives in Chicago, where he makes work, teaches at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and is father to Carmen and Silvia Abelson.
Consuming Spirits. 16mm animation, 130min. 1998-2012
Landscape with the Fall of Icarus. 16mm animation, 23 min. 1992
Rume’s. 16mm experimental narrative, 90 min. 1988
Master of Ceremonies. 16mm animation, 9 min. 1986
The Beholder. 16mm animation, 10 min. 1983
Ain’t Misbehavin’ 16mm animation, 6 min. 1981
Lessons. 16mm animation, 5 min. 1980, Tea. Super-8 animation, 3 min. 1979
Animation Breakdown is an organization dedicated to supporting, celebrating and showcasing the greatest in mind-expanding international animation, old and new, shorts and features. Through screenings, art exhibitions, panels, and workshops, Animation Breakdown strives to supply Los Angeles with stimulating events that both entertain and raise a greater awareness of the incredible art form of animation — while offering the contemporary animation community (both in LA and abroad) with a a forum to showcase their work and find inspiration. Born of the creative think tank of The Cinefamily, LA’s popular non-profit cinematheque, the organization is their signature brand for animation programming; inaugurated in 2011 with a six-day film festival, as well as an art exhibition at Synchronicity Space.
Synchronicity is an art gallery but in practice it is much more. Located in East Hollywood in Los Angeles, its doors are open to a community of contemporary thinkers whose goal is to make thoughtful and intelligent work without limiting themselves to a specific medium. Synchronicity hosts exhibitions, screenings, performances, and parties. Staying active within the community and also bringing others into it remains the space’s most important goal.
Gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday, 1 – 7pm.
For more information please contact the gallery at 818-863-6528 or email@example.com.
Wednesday night at Synchronicity Space!
Corey Fogel (la)
j.p. jenkins & john krausbauer
Jon Collin (uk)
Mitchell Brown (la)
The Rattling Wall is a Los Angeles-based literary journal specializing in short fiction, travel essays, and poetry.
BEN TEGEL: The Art of The Rattling Wall is a month-long gallery show, featuring the artwork that appears in the journal’s third issue, as well Tegel’s new work.
Illustrator Ben Tegel was born and raised in St. Louis. He studied painting at Washington University and, following graduation, left for Los Angeles to start a rock ‘n’ roll band. Currently he illustrates for books and magazines (Flaunt, Beautiful/Decay), music venues (House of Blues, Viper Room), T-shirts (Vans, Hello Minor, B/D Apparel, Das Monk), and himself. He lives in the Brookside area of
Le Dernier Cri
20 Years of Sick Print
February 1 – 17, 2013
Coming up from the gutters of Marseilles, France: LDC creates exotically dangerous and vibrant works of beauty and brutality, focusing on the world of art brut and underground visions by artists from around the world!
Perverted, profane, and powerful, they use shock and awe to great aesthetic lengths, creating one of a kind, handmade products that shimmer and shake with intensity.
Screen prints, books and animations by artists such as:
Victor “Bald Eagles” Caryo
This show hopes to show just how powerful Le Dernier Cri’s work can be.
details of events during the course of the 3 week show are to come.
DMTV2 is a collection of experimental and psychedelic animation from around the world. The emphasis is on non-commercial, personal work. We seek pure vision. Some of the films push visual noise and glitch to the limit while others reach a peak of ambient degaussed bliss.
Highlights include David O’Reilly’s latest award winning film, The External World, and new films from James Mercer, Jacob Ciocci, Yoshi Sodeoka and Mirai Mizue.
WHO: Films by Jacob Ciocci, James Connolly, Amy Lockhart, Duncan Malashock, James Mercer, Mirai Mizue, David O’Reilly, Yoshi Sodeoka, King Terry and Shinya Tsukamoto, and more!
WHAT: Free screening of Floating World’s annual animation fest
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 15th, 9pm
WHERE: Syncrhonicity Space, 713 N. Heliotrope, Los Angeles, CA