Sunday, April 27, 2008

"Locally Groan, You Have Homework To Do! Ta Da!"

The Archaeology of the Recent Future Association presents "Locally Groan, You Have Homework To Do! Ta Da!" - an entire evening of new films, videos, and live performance made especially for this event by over 25 local Milwaukee artists.

THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2008 at 7PM
UWM Union Theater
(UW-Milwaukee campus in the Union building, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, 2nd floor).
Totally FREE and very OPEN to the PUBLIC!

"Locally Grown" is an annual festival dedicated to providing a showcase for Milwaukee film, video, and performance artists. "Locally Grown" screenings, held at the UWM Union Theater, are always free & open to the public. This edition of "Locally Grown" is being specially programmed by The Archaeology of the Recent Future Association which is a loose organization that strives to create experiences & support work that inspires vision & hope for a better world.

This year's festival will be a little different in that local artists were asked to complete an "assignment", and make a new piece especially for the show. So, instead of curating, the curators handed out some homework. Specifically, participants were asked to complete one of two assignments:
#1. Using only one 100-foot roll of 16mm film, create a film and present it with a live soundtrack. Or, #2. Submit 3 minutes of video. Each short clip will be compiled on one
tape & each participant will receive a compilation tape with which they will make one new piece.

Inspired by Dadaist exquisite corpses and madcap collaborations, the hope is that the assignment's "rules" will create a joyful challenge for the makers as well as inspire an unexpected new piece for us all to enjoy. The results will be revealed at a screening on MAY 8, 2008, in a celebration of our community's ingenuity, sweetness, humor, and talent.

Participating Artists:
Jesus Ali, Sam Augustine, Trevor Berman, Jeremy Bessoff, Anne Bisone, Robyn Braun, Ray Chi, Portia Cobb, Brent Coughenour, Jamal Currie, Allison Halter, Kati Katchever, Kelly Kirshtner, Laura Klein, Xav Leplae, Andrea Maio, A. Bill Miller, Erik Peterson, Kate Raney, Mat Rapaport, Joseph Reeves, Ryan Szarnowski, Marc Tasman, Chris Thompson, Renato Umali, Celeste Verhelst, Steve Wetzel

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Friday, April 04, 2008

"Paradise Remixed" (a neighborhood-wide art show, April 2007)

From “Through a high (snowy) pass and, Who Is This For / What Does It Do” (Multi-media installation by the Archaeology of the Recent Future Association at NEIGHBORS, Milwaukee, WI).