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This Week at ATA: The Revolutionary Optimists + POOP IS ART…+ OpenScreening + Dr. Hawaii & Jezus: El Teror! & Death Wish 6: The Eviction + SF Cinematheque presents : Pablo Marin In Person

This Week at ATA: The Revolutionary Optimists + POOP IS ART…+ OpenScreening + Dr. Hawaii & Jezus: El Teror! & Death Wish 6: The Eviction + SF Cinematheque presents : Pablo Marin In Person

—-Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:30 pm
The Revolutionary Optimists

Presented by The America India Foundation, (AIF) Young Professionals,”The Revolutionary Optimists, ” an Emmy-nominated film, captures the inspiring stories of young South Asians as trail-blazing agents of change. Directed by Nicole Newnham, Maren Grainger-Monsen, USA/India/2013, 57 min

http://www.atasite.org/2014/07/the-revolutionary-optimists/
—-Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 6:00 pm
“POOP IS ART AND VICE VERSA” (opening)

“POOP IS ART AND VICE VERSA” is an exhibition featuring the latest works by internationally uncelebrated artists, Guillermo Sanchez and Rafael Saenz, founders of IPoopYou.com.
The exhibition will be a prolific assortment of paintings, small photographs, fashion designs, and a site-specific installation. Many parts of the pieces use as a medium real animal POOP that has been carefully hand picked from local farms in the bay area and converted into (f)ART.

http://www.atasite.org/2014/08/poop-is-art-and-vice-versa-opening/

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Thursday, August 7, 2014, 8:00 am
OpenScreening

One hour of shorts are accepted monthly on an open revolving basis, anything goes with the screened work, and the refreshments are pretty good too. FREE admission for contributing artists. You never know what rare treasures will grace the screen!
Not a filmmaker? Come and hang out with us anyway. Enjoy the atmosphere, the art, the movies, the people.

http://www.atasite.org/2013/11/openscreening-90/

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Friday, August 8, 2014, 8:00 pm, $7
Dr. Hawaii & Jezus: El Teror! & Death Wish 6: The Eviction

An Evening of three films: “Dr. Hawaii” (Michael Rudnick and Rock Ross 1976, 45min), “Jezus: El Teror!” (Phillips Enggasser 2005, 25min), and, “Death Wish 6 : The Eviction” ( Douglas Katelus 2014, 4min).

http://www.atasite.org/2014/08/dr-hawaii-jezus-el-teror-death-wish-6-the-eviction/

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Saturday, August 9, 2014, 7:30 pm
Southern Lights: Films by Pablo Marin

SF Cinematheque presents : Pablo Marin In Person

A prominent figure in the burgeoning filmmaking scene of Argentina, Pablo Marin appears in person from Buenos Aires to present a screening of his personal, lyrical Super-8 films, which—in the traditions of Narcisa Hirsch, Claudio Caldini and Marie Louise Alemann—bring “a structural/formal concern into the realm of autobiographical/intimate cinema” and demonstrate a dazzling proficiency at in-camera composition superimposition.
Films to screen include Resistfilm, a complex medley of elaborate superimposed homages to early avant-garde landmarks and wild landscapes of the 21st Century; Denkbilder, an international travelogue fusing Buenos Aires and Berlin, and other travelogues Diario Colorado, Carta austral (“a dark map of southern introspection”); 1640, “a lightning landscape”; and other films including xoxo, 4×4 and the complete Untitled Trilogy.

http://www.atasite.org/2014/08/southern-lights-films-by-pablo-marin/
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GAZE: CALL FOR ENTRIES

GAZE is a film series dedicated to screening independent film and
video made by women. GAZE promotes women’s artistic expression and
creates dialogue related to the influence of this powerful medium.

All formats and lengths are accepted, and there is no submission fee.

Submission instructions are at http://gazefilmseries.wordpress.com
Please email gaze@atasite.org if you have any questions.

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DONATE:

You can donate your time, money and/or equipment to ATA at any time. Your contribution will help us continue our efforts to provide an accessible screening venue and gallery for the exhibition of programmed and guest-curated screenings, exhibitions, performances, and events.

http://www.atasite.org/donate/

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ATV: Artists’ Television (ATV)

Artists’ Television Access has a television program A.T.V that screens local and international experimental video and film and sound works on a first come first served basis every Sunday night at midnight.

Sundays at Midnight, Cable Channel 29 or streamed live on BAVC’s website: http://www.bavc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1881&Itemid=1911

http://www.atasite.org/exhibit/atv/

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ATA for the iPhone

Take ATA with you wherever you go!

Now you can find out what’s happening at ATA from wherever you are, with the new ATA app for iPhone or iPod Touch.

http://atasite.org/iPhone/

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ABOUT ATA

Artists’ Television Access is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) artist-run screening venue and gallery located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. ATA is supported in part by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, The Tamaas Foundation, individuals members, donors and volunteers.

How to Reach Us:
Artists’ Television Access
992 Valencia Street (at 21st)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-3890
ata@atasite.org

Directions: Take Bart to 24th Street Mission. Walk 1 block east to Valencia and 3 blocks north. ATA is located between 21st and 20th Streets

Wednesday August 6/6pm: “POOP IS ART AND VICE VERSA”

I POO YOU PRESENT:

“POOP IS ART AND VICE VERSA”

OPENING:

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6TH 2014
6 – 10PM

ATA GALLERY (Artists Television Access)
992 Valencia St,
San Francisco, CA 94110
“POOP IS ART AND VICE VERSA” is an exhibition featuring the latest works by internationally uncelebrated artists, Guillermo Sanchez and Rafael Saenz, founders of IPoopYou.com.
The exhibition will be a prolific assortment of paintings, small photographs, fashion designs, and a site-specific installation. Many parts of the pieces use as a medium real animal POOP that has been carefully hand picked from local farms in the bay area and converted into (f)ART.
In their cartoonish and satirical artwork, Rafael and Guillermo use mixed media detournement to fearlessly mock icons of the art world, pop culture celebrities, famous contemporary artists, their dealers, and very often, their selves. Their iconoclastic mission is to challenge squeamishness and to advocate the power of poop as a means of expression.
Original and ingenious, irreverent and humorous, this work reminds us that no matter how exalted we may perceive a person to be, in the end, we are all the same shit.
For more information, interviews or images contact:

ipoopyou.com/contact

info@ipoopyou.com

 

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Marya Krogstad’s Figurations at Artists Television Access

Works by Marya Krogstad

Friday July 18, 2014,

7:30PM-Opening for Window Installation (installation viewable July 2- 30, 2014)

8:30PM-Screening (4th in the Systems-Power-Identity series, curated by Claire Bain)

Free. Donations accepted to benefit ATA’s 30th Anniversary celebration, September 2014

Marya Krogstad is a Bay Area artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally. She is currently in residence at the Kala Art Institute, where she printed the image components of the window installation.

Film Program:

Marya Krogstad ATAcollage4108 (2013) (formerly titled, Maya) super 8 film transferred to video, duration-11 mins. 50 secs. A work inspired by Maya Deren’s Meditation on Violence. Filmed primarily in the Marin Headlands military bunkers. Stellar kung fu performances by Justin Charles Hoover. Oud, guitar, by David McFarland. Film, audio, guitar, by Marya Krogstad.

Bonaventure (2010), video, duration- 3 mins. 13 secs. The third part of a trilogy. The work is based upon a performance that Krogstad made expressly for the video camera and is layered with a polyphony of diegetic sound and her songs, i make nice for you (2008), and Bonaventure (2006). The song Bonaventure was inspired by the artist’s stay at the hotel in Los Angeles (prompted by Fredric Jameson’s essay) and seeing the Spanish paintings at the Norton Simon Museum.Guitar by David McFarland. Video, audio, music, vocals, bass, by Marya Krogstad.

 POMONA (2008). color super 8 film/B&W 16mm film transferred to video, duration- 4 mins. 15 secs.  Second part of a trilogy. A short film concerned with the inheritance of past histories and the passing on of memories from the post Great depression era–a hauntology. The promise of youth is darkened by exploitation. cast: Alexandra Heilbron, David McFarland. Film and audio by Marya Krogstad.

Marya Krogstad’s Figurations at Artists Television Access–a Perspective

Marya Krogstad has created material moments from the video, “Bonaventure,” by installing two life-sized transparent video stills and a sculpture in the window of ATA. This sculpture is comprised of a Tai Chi sword suspended above a small rod of bamboo that’s sandwiched between two flat blocks of repurposed black foam rubber, anchored in an inverted, cut-off plastic bottle full of plaster which is mounted in another flat black foam block. This assembled configuration, manifested from one of the video stills, is a completely symmetrical set of objects that “read” the video. Somber and hilarious, this sculpture echoes the forms and shadows in the video, and if you keep your eyes on it as you enter ATA, the sword becomes a thin line, and you can see how the piece indicates the still image hanging on the wall beyond.
Why did she print transparencies? I like that they gain depth with their transmission of light reflected off the wall: they are reflective and reflexive, their matte black emulsion creating absence. We see the white wall texture behind them, anchoring them to the context. When the building was built, this window was designed as a display to indicate what’s inside. This installation is an extension and indicator of the current interior. It is a figural population added to the films screened on July 18. Keep in mind that the images in the stills are of the artist herself, and the sculpture is a transfiguration of that video.

The work feels enigmatic, and yet it seems possible that the window installation – composed of, and derived from, components of the video – can be easily read as a raging black tangle of flying creature resolved into a tiny lady-figure, then manifested as a sword. But in this highbrow cold white light setting in a window on Valencia Street, one might laugh at the plastic bottle of plaster that the sword is aimed to plunge into at any moment. This is, literally, incisive humor. The Tai Chi sword is an honorable metal icon of a distinguished, millennia-old Tradition. It hovers over the symbol of industrialized and consumer society: the ubiquitous plastic bottle. The bottle is inverted, heavy, full, and skewering a facsimile of a shadow. Krogstad knows exactly what she’s doing: the fluorescent light is there, and bare, for a reason; every component of the installation is specifically placed and scaled to the ATA window. It is mysterious, lovely, architectural, and an underlying humor protects it.

Her work settles in deep, unceasingly resonant by making time into a shaped space. This resonance is common to all of her pieces, and somehow manages to create silence from sound, light from darkness, and reflection from opacity.
-Claire Bain

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Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:30 pm The Revolutionary Optimists

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:30 pm

Emmy-nominated  film, ”The Revolutionary Optimists ” captures the inspiring stories of young South Asians as trail-blazing agents of change.
In the slums of Calcutta, Amlan Ganguly and his proteges – Shika, Salim, Kajal and Priyanka – use street theater, dance, and data as their tools to mount vaccination drives for polio, turn garbage dumps into playing fields, and conduct education campaign around health issues. It’s truly extraordinary to bear witness to the undeniable sea change Ganguly has set in motion.
directed by  Nicole Newnham, Maren Grainger-Monsen, USA/India/2013, 57 min
 

 

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 4:00 pm, Cyclone <<>> poetry

Cyclone!

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 4:00 pm, Free

 

poetry reading with Jamie Townsend, Dodie Bellamy, Amy Berkowitz and Aaron Simon.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1436819159915969/