07.22 2019

Archive Show Closing Reception w/ Fleegix and Happiness #5 !

Closing Recepton Flyer

We are taking a break from moving, planning, scheming, etc etc etc to offer one last look at our Archive Show before we dismantle the whole show and building! There are 21.5 years worth of flyers, art by members past and present, pieces from past shows, a zine library ! So much to look at and take in. AND, if that wasn’t enough, we are very excited to ALSO be hosting :

FLEEGIX (2019, dir. by Matthew Thurber)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1209343473/fleegix

Shot on 16mm film, Matthew Thurber’s FLEEGIX is a science-fiction film set on Earth, although some of the population have become convinced that they are in fact living on the planet Mars.
FLEEGIX includes both live action, stop motion and hand drawn animated segments. The appearance of animation in the narrative is to illustrate propaganda, such as depictions of newsworthy events on Mars. This film is an organism that grows and continues to develop a web of connected motifs and ideas. FLEEGIX is constructed through the accumulation of short scenes that echo and lead into each other, making connections across time and space. It is a a “Fairy story” whose construction resembles a role-playing game, rather than a simulation of standard motion picture narrative. At the heart of the film is the question as to how Fleegix, a beverage enjoyed by Martians, is manufactured. The film details further conflict among New York Martians who express themselves in animated movement, and the Hand Shadow Punks of Baltimore, who represent a pre-cinematic faction. The film proposes various absurd answers to this question, and the dispute takes on symbolic and mythological proportions.

A performance by HOLY PEOPLE : https://holypeople.bandcamp.com/

The Philly debut of HAPPINESS #5, a comix anthology featuring work by Leif Goldberg, Tara Booth, Aidan Koch, Nick Norman, Matthew Thurber, Lauren Poor, Carlos Gonzalez and so many more amazing folks !! Printed by Perfectly Acceptable Press.

http://happinesscomix.net/

With performances by Nick Norman and Lauren Poor !

:) 6 PM / $10 at the door for touring artists :)

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