Artists' Television Access

This Month at ATA

Artists' Television Access
Weekly Newsletter

Coming Up This Month

Friday, July 19, 2024, 8:00 pm, classic-editor

Illusions of Safety & Wobbly & Bran (…) Pos

An evening of sound and image with:

Illusion of Safety

Bran (…) Pos 


@illusionofsafety1983 will be performing as a quartet including @thomas.dimuzio Thomas Dimuzio. Andy Way of Thoabath @breakingwheel. @daniel_james_burke IOS. & John Wiese @sad_psychics.

Since 1983, Daniel Burke and his many conspirators under the Illusion Of Safety banner have over the course of 40+ full length releases traversed most every facet of the avant sound plane, from early industrial pop deconstruction to blindingly minimal sound art to densely surreal found-sound collage, each unique approach bending and reconstituting the expectations and possibilities of each realm, creating uneasy music that is dense and dystopian and yet also beautiful.


Jon Leidecker (aka Wobbly) is a human in the loop, making music with people and machines that listen. Improvising with recordings as readily as humans, the goal is to produce sounds that seem to be asking questions.

Bran (…) Pos

Heralded by American Theater magazine as the future of sound design, Jake Rodriguez is renowned in the music underground by another name, the bran(…)pos. His performances on bizarre sound technologies of his own creation (some controlled by his face, others by his unmentionables) incorporate intricate melodies as part of a pure-noise palette with releases on Resipiscent, C.I.P., Animal Disguise, and Chitah! Chitah! Soundcrack.

Door 7:30, Music 8 pm
$10-20$ NOTAFLOF

Saturday, July 20, 2024, 6:00 pm, classic-editor


Other Cinema/Bill Daniel‘s midsummer Zine launch! On the occasion of SF‘s annual Art Book Fair, Craig Baldwin/Other Cinema, local maker Linda Scobie, and Bill Daniel join forces for a festive benefit—a photo exhibit, a film screening, and a zine show! The doors of ATA Gallery will be open from 6PM for a Fair after-party and a reception for the just-returned Daniel, back in the Bay Area after 20 years! And he’s back with a  new issue (number 3), of his hobo-journal, Mostly True. Bill will be selling that, plus lots more at one of six tables, alongside Linda Scobie, Anson Cyr, Greta Snider, Nik Nerburn, and Craig Baldwin. Bill‘s Tri-X Noise photos, as well as graphics from Anson Cyr, neon from Linda Scobie, and art from Abby Banks, energize our gallery walls. 

The evening will open with a reception, viewing, and tabling. Around 7:30, we’ll see the first of three film/performance “pods”, boasting pieces by Scobie, Martha Colburn, Marshall Weber, Anson Cyr, Greta Snider, and an Art21 episode on Margaret Kilgallen and Twist. A 15-minute break will allow free movement after the first set, before we commence with the second, more film-centered . This  reel includes a rarity from Bruce Conner, a rediscovered Avengers clip,  musical treasures, and the world premiere of Baldwin‘s Double Larynx, an expanded-cinema performance in 3-D! Another break precedes the last pod, this one leaning towards 16mm cult anomalies. Russ Forster blesses us all with his theremin busking on the sidewalk. 

The exhibit will also be open for viewing on Sunday from 12-6

For out-of-town supporters who want to make a contribution, please take the opportunity to pick up our Avant to Live! book at this link:

$10-$100  DOORS @ 6:00  SHOW @ 7:30 


About Artists' Television Access

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 Christensen Fund, individuals members, donors and volunteers.

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA: Join ATA as a member and receive exciting gifts, including the 2008 DVD compilation, T-shirts, and free admission to screenings and more! Artists on the 2008 DVD compilation include: Yin-Ju Chen, Mike Rollo, Marthaxiv, Sam Manera, Wago Kreider, Federico Campanale, Paul Clipson and Carl Diehl.

How to Reach Us:
Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia Street (at 21st)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-3890
[email protected]

Gallery is open before and after screenings for viewing.
Screenings start at 8pm unless otherwise noted.

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.