Atomic TV to be part of D E A D A I R Video Exhibition

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D E A D A I R
Video Exhibition
Feb 17 – Mar 22
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Exhibit Opening: THE END of Analog Party
Tue Feb 17, 2009
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
$6. Light snacks. Cash bar.

w/ bands: Lo Moda, Plans Plans, and Edie Sedgwick

VJs: Joe Reinsel, Chris LaMartina, and Guy Werner

Exhibiting Video Artists: Vin Grabill, Atomic TV, Phil Davis, Kristen Anchor, and Preston Poe

Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St
www.themetrogallery.net

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.

We kick off the exhibition 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.

THE END of Analog is coming. Are you ready?

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The Place: www.themetrogallery.net

The Bands: www.ediesedgwick.biz
www.lowmoda.com
www.plansplans.us

The Artists: myspace.com/chrislamartina
www.joereinsel.org
www.pressedengine.com
www.atomicteevee.com
art.umbc.edu/varts/faculty/grabill.php

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