Monday, March 7, 2011

60 Minutes or Less: Participate in 6X6 Escape

One and all are needed to participate in a special collaborative work planned for the 6X6 Escape event on April 6, 2011, in which participants will receive an assignment to contribute exquisite corpse-style ( to the completed work. Complete the form to sign up and indicate which type of activity you'd prefer: photograph or other image, video, sound, or performance. You will receive an assignment that will take no more than one hour to complete, with the instructions on how to return your completed assignment by March 21. Your contribution will be incorporated into a collaborative piece coordinated by curator Lauren Fancher for performance at the April 6th event. Our goal is 60 participants -- please forward to others who may be interested. You may also sign up for more than one assignment by completing the form more than once.

Be a part of it; sign up now!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Is That All There is to 6X6?

6X6 really left no stone unturned in its exploration of the theme Sentiment last Wednesday. Curator Matthew Buzzell brought together a diverse and thoughtful program of music, experimental sound and video, a touching short film, and the highlight of the evening, his friend the writer and poet Starkey Flythe, Jr., who read several poems with such southern emotion, wit and flair that he had the audience asking for more.

Curator Introduction: Theme from the Summer of '42
1. Amber Boardman, Classical Translation, Brooklyn, NY
2. Chris White, Good Life, Greenville, SC
3. Ron Lambert, Lesson Plans: Understanding Love, Nashville, TN
4. Heather D. Freeman, The Bat, Charlotte, NC
5. Charlie Murphy, 6' of 'kiss,London, UK
6. Starkey Flythe, Jr., Reading, Augusta, GA
Curator Finale: Peggy Lee Sings "Is That All There Is?"

Next up: 6X6 Escape, curated by Lauren Fancher. Submit by March 21; be there April 6th.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

6X6 Gets Misty with Matthew on March 2

Still from "The Good Life" by Chris White

Music, flowers, children, and the inevitable decay: how much more sentimental can you get? Come see the work of artists Amber Boardman (Brooklyn, New York); Chris White (Greenville, South Carolina); Ron Lambert (Nashville, Tennessee); Charlie Murphy (London, England); and Heather Freeman (Charlotte, North Carolina), who is currently featured at the Athica exhibit "Taking Part." In addition, a special guest appearance by the well-known Georgia poet and writer Starkey Flythe, Jr. will round out the events that curator Matthew Buzzell has planned. Expect a few surprises, as Buzzell is a multi-talented performer, filmmaker, and musician whose sentimentality can bring out the beauty and the beast in him. Bring your tissues to Ciné Lab on March 2nd from 7-8 pm. It's fast, free, and sentimental!

About The Curator: Buzzell holds a BFA in Drama from The North Carolina School of the Arts and an MFA in Directing from The American Film Institute. A number of his films have been broadcast nationally on PBS television and have screened at film festivals the world over. He has worked with Sacha Baron Cohen, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, Daniel Johnston, Jimmy Scott, Bad Religion, Luna, and Billy Preston. His most recent project is a documentary celebrating the collaborations of Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, a creative marriage of prodigious output and longevity. Buzzell is currently an adjunct professor in the department of Communications and Professional Writing at Augusta State University. See more about Matthew Buzzell on IMDb.