HALLWALLS related events this week

From: Joanna Raczynska (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Mar 29 2006 - 10:29:31 PST

341 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY
admission : $7 general, $5 students/seniors, $4 members

Thurs. March 30 at 8 pm + 10 pm
Paul Chan presents THE TIN DRUM TRILOGY, artist in person
Originally compiled for this screening, the videos that comprise THE TIN
DRUM TRILOGY are concerned with the consequences of the illegal war in Iraq.
  The trilogy features RE: THE_OPERATION based on a set of the artist's
drawings that depict members of the George W. Bush administration as wounded
soldiers in the war against terrorism; BAGHDAD IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, a
video essay of life in Baghdad before the American invasion and occupation;
and NOW PROMISE NOW THREAT that uses Omaha, Nebraska as a site and subject
from which to follow the often unexpected lines connecting people, religion,
and politics in "red state" America.
Paul Chan’s visit is supported in part by the Experimental TV Center and
UB’s Department of Media Study.

Fri. March 31 at 8 pm + 10 pm
Jem Cohen presents CHAIN, artist in person
As regional character disappears and corporate culture homogenizes our
surroundings, it’s increasingly hard to tell where you are. In CHAIN, actual
malls, theme parks, hotels and corporate centers worldwide are joined into a
monolithic "superlandscape" that shapes and circumscribes the lives of two
women. One is a businesswoman researching the international theme park
industry for her home company. The other is a young drifter, illegally
living and working on the fringes of a shopping mall.
Jem Cohen's visit organized by Hallwalls & Squeaky Wheel; co-sponsored by
the Experimental TV Center, the Central NY Programmer's Group, UB’s Dept. of
Media Studies Graduate Club and UB Dept. of Media Study programming

Sat. April 1 at 8 pm
CULLODEN by Peter Watkins
Now Again The Past film series final screening
A documentary-style reenactment of the famous 1746 Battle of Culloden, known
as the bloodiest battle fought on Scottish soil between British troops and
sympathizers of the Scottish Jacobite pretender for the crown, Charles
Edward Stuart ("Bonnie Prince Charlie"). Using documentary techniques such
as talking heads, an observational film crew, and an impartial sounding
narrator, CULLODEN is also an effective commentary on the traditional
costume drama. The film also turns out to be a timeless critique of
imperialism, as relevant now as it was when broadcast by the BBC over forty
years ago.
Many thanks to Project X Distribution Limited for making this screening


Please come to hear the Open Music Ensemble
Thursday, March 30 at 5pm in the CFA
UB Art Gallery, Second Floor -- FREE

This is a great show, featuring Kagel, Oliveros, Muller, Martirano, Johnston
-- rarely-performed multimedia works and performance art featuring film,
audio, and a gas-masked politico.

The Open Music Ensemble is a project of the Open Music Foundation: a
not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering further the distinctly
tradition of experimentation and innovation in music, particularly through
or otherwise unconventionally notated works of music. For more information,
please visit
http://openmusic.us/ The Open Music Foundation has received support
through public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state
agency. http://www.nysca.org/


This week on ARTGREASE, cable channel 20:

In Buffalo: Saturday, March 25 and April 1 at 8:00 PM
In the suburbs: Monday, March 27 and April 3 at 11:00 PM


Brian Higbee, the man behind the Brooklyn-based organization Associated
Artists for Propaganda Research, talks about his latest site-specific
exhibition, Epicenter City, now on view at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts
Center through April 8. Propaganda, anti-propaganda, his working process,
Air Force One and how he learned to stop worrying and make a large painting
about the bomb are just some of the topics discussed. Also get a glimpse of
the week-long construction (timelapsed into 10 minutes!) of his 25 foot
floor model at the heart of Epicenter City.

Artgrease is Hallwalls’ and Squeaky Wheel’s shared half-hour public access
program cablecast on Channel 20, Saturdays at 8PM in Buffalo and Mondays at
11PM in the suburbs. Each show runs two weeks in a row and programming
alternates between Hallwalls and Squeaky Wheel.

Artgrease contact info:
Joanna Raczynska, Media Arts Director: email suppressed
Carl Lee, Tech Director: email suppressed

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
716 854-1694
Gallery hours: Tu-F 11-6; Sa 1-4; M, Su closed


For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.