Tuesday, April 22, 2008

FIDDLESTICKS #6, POST-NEO LECTURE, FREE PIZZA, and THE HOME-STRETCH TO THE FESTIVAL!!

THIS SATURDAY EVENING IS THE LAST FIDDLESTICKS SHOW!!!
After this we will be laying publicly low for a month while we prepare for THE ANTI-FESTIVAL IN JUNE

yes, June.


In this FINAL INSTALLATION OF FIDDLESTICKS:

*Long-time Post-Neos/ mail artists/ dollmakers/ other
-things-ers bela b. Grimm (Columbus, OH) and Megan Blafas (Washington, D.C.),
*Mail artist/poet/archivist/theorist
/other-things-er Jim Leftwich (Roanoke, VA),
*Painter(s)/installer(s)
/puppetfilmer(s)/other-thing-ers-as-well Sarah Granett (Newark, NJ) and Surprise (surprise)!
*AND if you haven't seen it already, check out the contribution from
Steve Dolnack (New Brunswick, NJ) installed during our off-week.
AND!:
At 8:00 PM on THIS SATURDAY, April 26, roundabouts the Lost & Found Gallery, come see the show and treat yourself to a long-overdue (or not) group lecture:
WHAT IS POST-NEOABSURDISM?

We all think we know New Jersey Post-Neo, but here is a RARE chance to get a relatively co--he--rent--(?) introduction to the (anti-)artists, communities, and histories of Post-Neo from its womb in Ohio to everywhere else that it is now--from a panel of five real live Post-Neos ranging from co-founders of the movement to those just beginning to put their stamp on it. These people boast a combined 12--21 years experience post-ing and neo-ing and absurdist-ing (depending on how you count) and many have been involved with multiple Post-Neo groups around the world:

Megan Blafas (Ohio/ Washington, D.C./ Mail Art)
Tomislav Butković (New Jersey/ Mail Art)
Evan Damerow (New Jersey/ Florida) (assuming that our videoconferencing from his Anti-outpost in Florida works)
Warren Fry (Ohio/ New Jersey/ Mail Art)
Olchar E. Lindsann (Ohio/ United Kingdom/ New Jersey/Mail Art)

This is an opportunity to learn more about many of the artists whose work you have seen at FIDDLESTICKS, the people who WILL BE VISITING HERE IN JUNE, and to contextualise what happens in New Jersey or wherever else you are in relation to Post-Neo activity as it continues to develop all over the place.

This will eventually end up online as well so that those of you who live everywhere else can see too, right here on this very blog.

ALSO:
For those of you returning hungry from the WHIFFLE-HURLING GAME that afternoon, or those of you hungry for other reasons, or who generally enjoy scrounging, WE WILL BRIBE YOU WITH FREE PIZZA for those who come to give us a listen; call us by 6:30 if you plan to show up and eat some so our broke arses know how much to buy!

Megan will be up from Washington and Sarah probably down from Newark, so no doubt some fun will be had afterward as well.

IF YOU 'HAVEN'T MADE IT' TO FIDDLESTICKS YET, THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE!

8:00 PM on THIS SATURDAY, April 26 !!!!