Saturday December 19th 8pm $3 donation.
Tough Stuff from the Buff: Experimental and Activist Video from the Fringes of Buffalo, NY
with co-organizers Dave Gracon and Julie Perini!!!!
Tough Stuff from the Buff makes It home! The film program, brought to you by ex-pats Mark Moscato, David Gracon and Julie Perini, highlights Buffalo’s little known Do-It-Yourself (DIY) media arts community, focusing on contemporary works that blur the lines between video art, personal documentary and media activism. Representing a diverse group of artists, from accomplished media makers to youth-produced projects, the collection reflects the city’s public spaces, political struggles and its resiliency under late capitalism. Artist include: Chris Ernst, Tony Conrad, Meg Knowles, Critical Art Ensemble, Terry Cuddy, Kelly Spivey, Stephanie Gray, and more!
Buffalo has only recently started to become recognized for its lo-fi, experimental and uncompromising body of film and video. Last year’s release of Buffalo Heads: Media Study , Media Practice, Media Pioneers, 1973-1990 (MIT, 2008) has brought renewed interest in the city’s media community and the organizations that have fostered its vibrancy, including New York State Council on the Arts, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, University at Buffalo’s Department of Media Study and Squeaky Wheel. Tough Stuff from the Buff acknowledges the origins of this tradition, while focusing on contemporary examples of those persevering against the odds of creating media in a dying rustbelt town.
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