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Wastedland 2 : Immersive Screening at Knockdown Center

Join us for Wasteland 2, an immersive art and film installation ends its year-long national tour at Knockdown Center on FridaySeptember 152017. Doors open at 7:00 pm, followed by performances 8:00 pm to 12:00 am and screenings of the original film at 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm.

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Knockdown Center is pleased to present Wastedland 2, a nomadic site-specific, immersive film installation all centered around the enigmatic work of UFO 907 and thematics from the existential fantasy film of the same name.

The installation allows the viewer to enter the psychology of the film’s narrative, redefining the way one traditionally engages with film and artwork. Wastedland 2 poses questions of fate and the self, while exploring graffiti folklore through wordplay, sculpture, artifacts, and characters that appear in both the film and the installation.

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Participating artists include: Adam VOID, Amy Smalls, CASH4, DARKCLOUDS, EKG, George Vidas, Greg Henderson, NOXER, RAMBO, Ryan C. Doyle, SMELLS, UFO 907, William Thomas Porter, WOLFTITS. Performances by KARMA KIDS, NINJASONIC, UFHOES, UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES and more!

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Following its debut in a former car plant in Detroit last September, Wastedland 2 has spent the past year touring across the U.S., in galleries, backyards, art and music festivals, under bridges and in freight train yards, mystical happenings in the desert amongst other locales.

Each iteration has included artists and new material specific to each location. This event at Knockdown Center will be the culmination and a celebration of that national tour, mirroring the industrial nature of the very first show in Detroit and playing upon the former factory’s architectural character and location.


Special thanks to the support of Knockdown Center and Clocktower in the production of this Wastedland at Knockdown Center event.

Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/147150111


ABOUT / ANDREW H. SHIRLEY 

Andrew H. Shirley finds an obsession in living experimentation through a primarily nomadic miscreant lifestyle detached from material pop culture. His multi disciplinary work has appeared in PS 1, MOCA, Museum of Sex, and films have screened in over 300 cities worldwide. As a social architect, he has curated the underground into public events from institutions such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music to a secret tree house art gallery he built in upstate NY.


ABOUT / KNOCKDOWN CENTER

Knockdown Center is an art and performance space dedicated to cross-disciplinary projects and collaborations. Visit our century-old building for innovative and experimental programming in visual arts, performance, music and more. Featuring programming of diverse formats and media, Knockdown Center aims to create a radically cross-disciplinary environment. The particularity of our architectural environment and history leads us to gravitate toward projects that demonstrate a sensitive reactivity to site and environment. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, or visit our website at Knockdown.Center.


Knockdown Center’s arts programming is proposal-driven. To learn more about how to submit a proposal for consideration, please visit:
https://knockdown.center/proposals.


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