The following is taken directly from the SooVac website. Yeah this is long – but it sounded so damn interesting that the entire thing had to be included (schedule @ the bottom):
On October 22nd through 25th, SooVAC will host a conceptual tour de force seldom seen outside the two coasts.
SooVAC explodes into its neighboring space for this extravaganza. The main gallery will feature a major retrospective of two hometown Minneapolis heroes of the international flatstock design and printing world: Burlesque of North America and Aesthetic Apparatus.
NO ADVANCE TICKETS-Tickets available at the door each night.
The side gallery will present a bizarre opening of local artist and alternative music mogul, HAZE XXL. A multi-media onslaught, the exhibition consists of 100 individually hand-made art CD sleeves, each containing original art and individual Polaroids, along with HAZE XXL created objects d’art featured in numerous national shows including the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The show marks the first and only release of the Halo Of Flies/Gay Witch Abortion collaboration album. Just 100 CD’s produced, and that’s it forevermore but not surprising coming from the former head of Amphetamine Reptile Records who initiated his label by originating the whole “limited edition thing in music” back in the 1980′s.
Each night of the four-day event, performance art takes on a literal meaning with live music sequestered in yet another gallery within the gallery. The musicians will be performing behind large screened windows facing the main gallery, harshly backlit so that the audience sees only silhouetted shadows and movement. Four security cameras inside the room will broadcast those performances live onto screens in the main gallery, playing with perceptions of time and space and lessening even further our distinctions between reality and the alternate broadcast reality which is far to often blurred.
The Opening Event will also offer an additional layer of altered perception, featuring the short films of renowned artist Chris Mars. Primarily known for his deeply surreal oil and pastel images, he has taken to animationand film with all the intensity and incredible detail of his oil paintings.
Aesthetic Apparatus • Burlesque Design – Retrospective/Installation
HAZE XXL -100 Disciples Art Show
HOF/Gay Witch Abortion CD Release
LIVE SHOWS> Oct 22• CHRIS MARS Short Films
Live improvisational accompaniment by
Grant Hart • HAZE XXL • Shannon Selberg
Oct 23• GAY WITCH ABORTION Live performance in security cam vision Oct 24 • H•O•F Live performance in security cam vision Oct 25 • THE MELVINS Live performance in security cam vision
4 days of multi media splooge brought to you by the Workers Sensory Stimulation Committee
this friday, At the Kickoff Event, each team will draw the genre for its film out of a hat (plus a character, prop and line of dialogue will be announced and must appear in each film).. teams then have 48 hours to make a cool film.
screenings June 16-17-18 and 22 @ the riverview | 7pm & 9pm ($8)
contact kadlac if you’re interested in being an actor in the film (though i must warn you – the guy’s a total dick) edit** i’m kidding people.. settle down. damn.
In RiP: A remix manifesto, Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers.
to boot – the film will be screened in minneapolis’ newest cool film venue – the Trylon screening room… “The Trylon is a small experimental cinema, and is equiped for both digital cinema and 35mm film presentations.”
screening of 3 short films on April 16, 2008 @ 7 pm @ the Art of This Gallery in south minneapolis / 3506 Nicollet
see “24 Weeks 3 Days”, “Find My Fucking Fingers” and “The Life of Onions” plus enjoy live music by Ghostband and Readings (?) by Luca Dipierro & Rachel Bradley
one of the films features local artist John Grider .. you know.. the ‘goat’ guy who’s art you’ve surely seen on a local: car, warehouse, mansion, something? still trying to get my hands on one of his pieces but they’re always sold by the time i get to the show – guess i need to get out earlier..