Truett Dietz, This Little Light of Mine, 2010, mixed media sculpture
Graffiti Research Lab, Throwies, 2010, LED light sculpture
Curated by Joey Vicory + Lisa Thrower
March 20 – April 30, 2010 (update: extended 1 week!)
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting...dreaming dreams no mortal ever dreamed before." - Poe
Obscura is an exhibition of new works that are created to be self-illuminated and thereby only fully revealed and understood in an environment of total darkness.
Each piece will require intimacy, time and thoughtfulness on the part of the viewer - the exhibition as a whole is meant to fully engage the eyes and mind.
Artist Talk: March 25 - 7pm - FREE
C.W. Anderson, Larry Anderson, Karen Cleveland, Truett Dietz, Jane Garver, Duane Georges, Karen Hennessee, Matt Howard, Andy Imm, Stephen Kennedy, Heather Lewis, Sean McCormick, Matthew Moore, Cooper Sanchez, Olive Shaner & Cynthia Zarilli.
March 20: Special Event
“Throwie Workshop” with Obscura artist Olive Shaner
Come to the Obscura opening and learn how to make a "throwie" – a tiny LED sculpture that can be thrown and stuck on to outdoor surfaces as an innovative and temporary form of graffiti.
April 11: Dance - Choreography/Performance by: Ellen Lyle, Sophie Slesinger, and dancers.
This collective of young Atlanta artists, inspired by the visual images of Obscura, will present a movement gallery within the Eyedrum space. This new work will highlight the architecture and intricacy of the floorplan. Similar to a gallery walk, viewers will be guided through the Obscura exhibition as the dancers migrate.
The Hot Shit! Theater Company and the Franklinist Drama Club of the South present
CAPTAIN WIMWAM'S BUFFOONICUS SPECTACULUS #464!
Voids without mouths! Wars between mold spores! Omnidirectional taxidermic treats! Geysers of gore! The long long shadow of the lunar cycle! Toxins and peril! Sterile Feral Book-Births! And their Mother(s)! Oh, who did buff us then? Grind your teeth and moan! Caca-phony and simple strains! Singing greens in the pot! And bellowing components of soil! Bust a bud or two and shower sparks without number! What happens when you drink bleach! Only a third as many Eyes as Teeth! And the absence of light in between! Fire! Sex! Violence! And spit! And that what to catch it in, spittoons for all! A cast of thousands! And the Harza Clan, fully-sized! -- Miniaturized! -- and otherwise! Even pickled if your eyeballs are quick! Cameras! Microphones! Cameras! Microphones! Recordings with breath and energy! A hot moist wind down your neck as the winter wanes! And you can tell your grandkids what it felt like! Then just press play on the tape machine! What wonders will abound in their apple-sized heads! Flesh and life in the butter tray! And spoons and forks made of bone! And the phone's just-a-ringin like mad back at home and you'll never know! Answering machines with legs! Stringy tar, iron-oxide impregnated! No amount of rubbing alcohol will clean your heads! And vagueness! Captain Wimwam actually really and truly completely dead this time for real! Just a little wisp of blue smoke from the grave is all! And his angry sidekick Splodo the Frown, roots covered in bad salts but no wrinkled fingers hindering the rendering of THIS bat-infested sky! Only the pearly and supple! Kneecaps of guano! Could've used that Nitrogen elsewhere, eh Splodo? Buds and seeds = the self-sustaining androgeny of this strange wood! Luscious grains beget jagged chasms with doilies for door casings! And Goon #46 -- another instance of a void with filling, together on a gray plane no contrast in sight! Invisible! But audible! Sandy Clara! Clara Number Eight! Clara Fourteen! Clara tethered and tied! Jimmy Steamboat! What do you know, Mrs. O? Nurse with Syringe! Hunter with Shotgun! The Alarm Repair Man! I'm here to service the alarm! Open the fuckin' door! Circus Buyers! Jimmy Two-Tongues! Whoa! The Cast Iron Man! Fiberglass People! Cameras and Microphones! Insecticide to blacken and mute! Fred! The Bugman! Jimbo King of the Jimbots hither thither and yon! Promises kept! Excitement! Thrills! No refunds guaranteed or your money back!
Vel Fritt's timeless masterpiece of angry-exclamation-point-no-refunds theater,
the unstageable staged here by Shitty Bedford.
With a Shitty Bedford score, performed Live by the Goons of Waxing-Gibbous.
At EYEDRUM! Friday, March 19, 10pm = $8
Saturday, March 20, 10pm = $10 Best value!
Sunday, March 21, 10pm = $8
Monday, March 22, 10pm = $6