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Shelly Murney Exit 270, Medical Lake, Washington, December, 2008 (2008), Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper

Affilated Events:
Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 13
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Bring an Unread Book and be part of the show!

Free! ($2.00 suggested donation but no one turned away for lack of funds.)

Zepubicle Concert:
Easy In The Water
A Pinball Fête

Sunday, September 21
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Come out for Zepubicle's evening of improvisational sets inspired by the game pinball. A recent project by
Killick, quartertone guitar; Marshall Marrotte, bass; Jeff McLeod, guitar, the night will also include Colin Bragg, guitar & the Southeast debut of Id M Theft Able (voice and assorted implements) from Portland, Maine.

Each of the five musicians will present a set of improvisational guidelines for the ensemble. The five spontaneous compositions will "twist and weave with focus and surprise, leaving no stone (or flipper) unturned."

After the concert, the audience will be invited to speak informally with the musicians"

$6.00 – 9.00 Suggested donation (but no one turned away for lack of funds.)

Sunday, October 19
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Local Talk20 organizer Brian Hitselberger has chosen 10 people who will present 20 images for no more than 20 seconds each, for a total of 400 seconds each, exploring Overload related issues. There are artists, scholars, a dancer, an experimental musician, an art educator, and even a group of government employees! Come and enjoy this unique fast-paced event.
Presenters: The duo of Samuel Barry & Marie Porterfield: "The Ant Lion in the Sun" / Emily Hadland: "Minnesota, Minnesota, and her name was Minnesota" / Sarah Heath (Title TBA) / Julie Hill--Atlanta-based artist: "Overload: Multiple Multiples in Contemporary Sculpture" / Lauren Kucera (Title TBA) / Tim McLeod: "Art Therapy: Some Deep Cuts" / Robert Peterson (Title TBA) / Sarah Quinn: "The Regionalist Identity in Art" / Margaret Strickland: "Caroline: A View of Southern Femininity" / Team Stormwater led by Natalie White A-CC Storwater Dept.: "Experience of Streams"

Ths is the second Talk20:Athens event. For more on the Talk20 forum for contemporary thought, see www.talk20.org. Organizer Hitselberger is a UGA LDSOA M.F.A. candidate.
THANKS to In-Kind Donor:

$3.00 Suggested donation (but no one turned away for lack of funds.)

Tuesday, October 28
ambient experimental sound by
Mako Sica
CD Release Tour
with Athens' own
Early Weekday Show!
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Przemyslaw Krys Drazek

Fuscaldo & unusual percussion

Fuscaldo & Kendrick

Mako Sico is an experimental/ambient three-piece from Chicago (Przemyslaw Krys Drazek, Michael Kendrick & Brent Fuscaldo). Their CD will be released by NC startup label Holidays For Quince in 2009.
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If you like Ali Farka Touré, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Alice And John Coltrane or Slowdive this special weekday event is for you.
-Przemyslaw Krzysztof Drazek plays pharoah guitar, trumpet and coronet.
-Brent Fuscaldo does vocals and plays shoreline guitar.
-Mike Kendrick plays drums, trapset and various percussion instruments.

According to the band’s release:
“The group took its name, a Native American term meaning "bad land," from a signpost they saw in Painted Desert, AZ. Influenced heavily by Morricone soundtracks, Beefheart and Afro-Cuban rhythms, the trio had some groundwork to build on. Fuscaldo's effected siren vocals muddy the words, sometimes it appears that he's singing in his own language--an improved bolstering that recalls Elizabeth Fraser's approach to the role of human voice.“

Athens' own
Chartreuse will provide a wonderful complimentary amibient warm-up set.

$6.00 – 9.00 suggested donation (but no one turned away for lack of funds.)

Overload Closing Day Symposium
Sunday, November 2
3:30 – 6:00 pm

3:30 - Combatting Overload
Adele Gross, Owner
At Your Service Professional Organizing, Athens

4:00 - From Passion to Apathy
Heidi Neff, painter from Brooklyn, NY

Al Jazeera
4:30- The Catalog Project Explained
Karen O. Edmunds, installation artist from New Orleans, LA

4:45 -
Overload Panel Discussion
Moderated by curator Lizzie Z. Saltz, featuring the presenters and other exhibit artists such as Don Byram (Watkinsville, GA) and Cal Clements (Athens, GA)

- Whistling School for Boys: Overloaded Performance
A musical and video-based performance art project by local artist Sabrina Cuadra
See her blogspot for videos & reviews

5:40 - Closing Reception with goodies donated by

- End of Silent Auction of Furniture from the Unread Book Project Installation
A fifty-year old Oak Desk starts at $250, plus misc. installation furniture will go for very reasonable prices!

Proceeds benefit the artist and ATHICA.

THANKS to In-Kind Donor:


Post-Show 2 Night Event:
Nov. 14 & 15,
8:00 p.m.
(Friday & Saturday

Satellite Dishes, Moveable Walls and a Snowscape (Part 1)
$6.00-$9.00 suggested donation
(but no one turned away for lack of funds)

A performance featuring live music by Divided Like a Saint’s, experimental dance, Wiimote technology and colorful costumes.
Sponsored in Part by:

(Ideas for Creative Exploration)
With Dancers:
Allison Barfield, Jayma Lallathin, Margeaux Maerz, Meghan Thurman, Lydia Clark and Jennifer Morlock and choreographer Maryn Vance
And Musicians:
Toby Broadie, Rob Peterson, Jonathan and Tim Vance

An original performance event created by Maryn & Jonathan Vance, the duo behind Divided Like a Saint’s. Running approximately an hour, it features a ten-foot diameter satellite dish that the was recovered from a friend’s backyard, which the performers will take apart into sections and wear as costume pieces. Other delightful elements are hundreds of hand-fashioned multi-colored braids, which complement the performers colorful custom costumes. The dancers will also produce sounds with their costumes: for instance in one section they move around with brightly painted ski-like 2x4’s strapped to their feet.

An elaborate musical score consists of ten new compositions written by Jonathan Vance, his brother Tim Vance (Oh No They Didn’t), and drummer Toby Broadie (Rat Babies). Experimental musician Rob Peterson will also be performing. “Musically we are experimenting with telepathy, dream-like scales, and meandering chord progressions that do not necessarily repeat,” states Jonathan.

The performance will utilize Wiimote technology--the same technology that drives the popular home video interactive game--allowing Jonathan Vance to manipulate text and images projected on the gallery walls using a handmade infrared lightpen. (And for the technogeeks out there, a bluetooth protocol is being used to allow the Wiimote to talk to the computer.)

The Vances are known for combining experimental dance, live music and elaborate production elements. They formed Divided Like a Saint’s in 2004 and have toured the United States extensively since, with the group involving a rotating array of other artists for each of their projects. After relocating from Atlanta to Athens in spring of 2007, the group teamed up with local upstart label/music collective Party Party Partners.

Divided Like A Saint's musicians are known for their intriguing mix of analog electronic devices, electronically modified vocals, and unusual uses of percussion instruments.

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 - Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
Curator: Lizzie Zucker Saltz | Assistant Curator: Natalie Gazaway
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Jud Turner, Wired (2007), welded steel, found objects (detail shot) Arthur Huang Unread Book Project, 2007-, audience participatory site-specific installation, books, shelves, seating, typewriter, paper, mixed-media. Installation photo by Travis Hunt, courtesy The Red & Black
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  • The artists in Overload take on the contemporary quandary of information glut with ingenuity, often a compulsive-obsessive's attention to detail, and much humor. Their interest in the issue reflects larger societal shifts in relation to data absorption. The works range in media, from traditional painting to sculpture, video, virtual art, installation and more.
    The Unread Book Project by Arthur Huang of California
    From the artist's statement:
    The Unread Book Project was initiated about five years ago as a response to my unrelenting habit of buying books and then having the vast majority going unread for one reason or another. Do you have a stack of books in your home that has been sitting there collecting dust for months or even years? Are there books that you tell yourself that you will eventually read, but don't? Do you want to share the book as well as the story of one of those unread books?
    Planning to visit?:
    You may participate by donating one book anytime during the exhibit's run.

    Participating Artists
    Jon Barwick (Athens, GA), Sandra Burke (Richmond, VA), Don Byram (Watkinsville, GA), Karen O. Edmunds (New Orleans, LA), Exemplary Behavior Team: Jill Boogie, Margaret Schreiber, Scott Patten, Laura Vaughn, and organizer Cal Clements (Athens, GA), Arthur Huang - Featured Artist (Oakland, CA), Nava Lubelski (Asheville, NC), Shelly Murney (Cheney, WA), Heidi Neff (Bel Air, MD and Brooklyn, NY), Austin Parkhill (Arvada, CO), Franklynn Peterson (Madison, WI), Günter Puller (Vienna, Austria), Gautam Rao (Indianapolis, IN), Jud Turner (Eugene, Oregon), Jennifer Van Winkle (Charlottesville VA), Jacob Wenzka (Athens, GA)

    the Overload Virtual Art collection curated by Joshua Bienko coming to this site September 13, 2008.

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