With: LO MODA, PLANS PLANS, EDIE SEDGWICK, ATOMIC TV, KRISTEN ANCHOR, moreScott and Tom from Atomic TV have put together a new "media maxi-pad absorbing the continual flow of pop Culture" especially for the event.
8PM. $6. Metro Gallery. Station North, Baltimore.
1700 N Charles St.
Good-bye analog, hello digital! 11:59:59pm February 17, 2009 is currently the legal deadline for TV broadcasters to switch from over-the-air analog broadcast to digital, leaving traditional TV sets unable to receive broadcast TV. Dead Air marks this momentous cultural and historical occasion taking a look back at analog and forward to digital -- how we use it, abuse it, love it, and hate it-- the flaws, joys, (dis)advantages, and beauty of it all.
The exhibition kicks off on Feb 17 with THE END of Analog Party, a rock 'n roll multimedia circus including music by Baltimore's art rock super-stars Lo Moda and Plans Plans plus DC's Edie Sedgwick (Discord Records), with original site-specific visual accompaniment created by Joe Reinsel, Chris LaMartina and Guy Werner.
Baltimore underground weirdos and movers-and-shakers mix with indie music videos, Mexican wrestling, classic commercials and other ephemera. News anchors meld, stutter, and fight static in rhythmic gestures. George Bush slowly morphs into Barack Obama. Garbled, static-y footage follows a man in a suit on an ambiguous chase. Dead Air presents five single channel video works by artists Vin Grabill, Atomic TV, Phil Davis, Kristen Anchor, and Preston Poe.
BANDS: Lo Moda, Plans Plans, Edie Sedgwick
VJS: Joe Reinsel, Chris LaMartina, Guy Werner
PLUS ATOMIC TV!!!