Andrew Cayce, detail from Sluggy (2007), Acrylic on Canvas
I. Silent Auction
starts Friday, Nov. 9
at 1:00 p.m.
Tracking the Gorilla
photo by D. Campese
Screening of new
by Diane M Campese
on the 8-Track Gorilla
including interviews of
(scroll way below for more info)
...Followed by a Party Animals
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - Screening & filmaker Q&A
(Dead Mouse deflation ceremony)
9:00 - Post-screening dance party
Anamalesque attire encouraged!
With DJ Bitch Switch
$6.00 - $9.00
II. Sunday, November 11
Untitled (Hair Mask),
a performance art
piece by “Animal Instincts” artist
Jacqueline Meeks of Nashville, TN
Right: Horse Girl 1 (2006)
“Contemporary Issues in Human-Animal Relations”
Featuring UGA law professor Peter Appel
UGA Philosophy Department Head
and exhibit artists TBA.
is one of the works that will be auctioned. To see more, see the illustrated checklist link.
Matt Blanks, Andrew Cayce, Louise Zjawin Francke, Ellen Jantzen, Jessica May, Diane Meyer, Dan Smith and others TBA
Sept. 22, 7:00 -9:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 12
8:00 - 11:00 p.m
Benefit concert at Little Kings
(Downtown on corner of Hancock & Hull Streets)
for Athens Area Canine Rescue,
Athens Area Humane
Society, ATHICA & PAWS
Heather Heyn of Dark Meat,
Megan Baer and friends
Suggested Donation $6.00
Saturday, October 20
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Howloween Doggy Costume
Contest & Party
4:00 Doggy Parade ending with a 'Catwalk'‚
on the ATHICA porch
4:45 Announcement of Prize Winners
First, second, and third place prize packages for
Best Costumed canines provided by
Z-DOG BAKERY & PET SUPPLY, INC.
Treats for pups and people!
Tina Hantula, Costume Shop Manager at UGA
Mark Watkins, Assistant Curator of Animal Instincts
...and others TBA
$5 to enter, free to gawk!
More About the Tracking the Gorilla Event:
ATHICA presents the world premiere of Tracking the Gorilla, an approximately half-hour long documentary film by Diane Campese about Athens’ legendary retro rock n’ roll karaoke monkey, the 8-Track Gorilla.
The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with the filmmaker, as well as the dramatic deflation and temporary de-installation of the Dead Mouse, Billie Lynn Grace’s signature 30-foot sculpture, in preparation for the dance party.
The “Party Animals Dance Party” will be hosted by the saucy, sexy DJ duo, Bitch Switch. In the spirit of “Animal Instincts,” all attendees are encouraged to don animalesque attire—whether it be a pair of leopard print jeans, fuzzy bunny ears, or a full-on furry suit—and shake their tails ‘til the cows come home.
About the film, Tracking the Gorilla:
In the late 90s and early 2000s, the 8-Track Gorilla rose as a legend of local infamy in Athens, Georgia. Surrounded by over-the-top “sexy ladies” and kidnapped by an enemy car army, the 8-Track Gorilla treaded a unique footprint into Athens consciousness. Eyewitness accounts coalesce and contradict as Diane M. Campese investigates the underbelly of this revered and reviled beast.
The film features archival footage by the subjects’ brother, local filmmaker Daniel Aguar as well as interviews with Annie Merkley, Bill Doss, Brian Smith, Bryan Poole, Casey Nissenbaum, Christine Zardecki, Dan Geller, Dave Pantos, Don Chambers, Eric Berg, Eric Harris, Gennifer Glancy, Gordon Lamb, Henry Owings, Jeff Montgomery, Jim Stacy, John Fernandes, Lucy Lesser, Mary Jessica Hammes, Melissa Link, Murphy Wolford, Nic Holt, Pete Erchick, Pete McBrayer, Robbie Cucchiaro, Ryan Lewis, Trish Scurry, and Wilma.
About the filmmaker:
Diane M. Campese moved to Athens in February 2006 to make Tracking the Gorilla. As a graduate of New York University with a degree in Photo/Mass Media, Diane hosted "The Pop Life," a weekly radio broadcast that showcased the myopic world of sugary indie pop. One odd Athens compilation offered the song "Indian X," and she has been enamored with 8-Track Gorilla ever since. Armed with her first video camera and a smile, she imposed a five-year standing dare on herself to complete her first film.
A native of Wilmington, DE, Diane graduated in 2002 from NYU, and then accidentally moved back to Delaware. From Delaware to San Francisco, and then down to Athens, Diane has spent the last five years shooting personal photos and working a range of jobs. Prior to her endeavors as a filmmaker she was a bar bouncer, personal ad editor, custom photo printer, barista, office lackey, and antique porn archivist. Future plans include two more photo series to be shot in Athens and a Master's in Education.
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