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Primal Screams: Sherry Dobbin, Alanna Heiss, and Joe Ahearn



Times Square Arts' Director of Public Art Sherry Dobbin in conversation with Clocktower Founder and Director Alanna Heiss and Program Director Joe Ahearn, in anticipation of Primal Screams, a night of underground music with strong female forces plus video premieres, orchestrated by the two organizations in a movie theater right in the heart of Times Square on March 15, 2016.

The event takes place at the AMC Empire 25 movie theater, and features Screaming Females, Guardian Alien, and Priests, performing in front of individual, never-before-screened video works.
Screaming Females has collaborated with video artist Faye Orlove for a mischievous animation, signature to Orlove's style, while specially crafted to match the band's powerful sound. Guardian Alien's video selection includes footage of their epic trip to Antarctica, with serene long shots of blue glaciers and congregations of penguins. Priests presents a dreamy sequence of bedroom scenes, staged from props found around thrift stores in their hometown of Washington DC.

The evening kicks off with a zine fair in the lobby of the theater, organized by Paper Jam, a twice-annual small press, mini-comic, zine spread held at the Silent Barn in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Plus, a live set by DJ Cassie Ramone (of Vivian Girls).