118 Elliot presents ‘The Long Way’, an Exhibit of Drawings by Aron Namenwirth, which will open with an artist’s reception from 5-9 PM during Brattleboro’s Gallery Walk on Friday, October 6, 2023.
An apocalyptic black comedy that offers a zany, violent, and erotically-charged depiction of Gen-X malaise. Newly restored in 4K including scenes censored from it’s 1995 theatrical release, this is the rarely-seen director’s cut as intended by Gregg Araki! Opening performance by UN/NO (Aaron Michael Smith)!
The Doom Generation Remixed and Remastered! (83 minutes).
Featuring music by: the Jesus and Mary Chain, Nine Inch Nails, Slow Dive, Curve, Meat Beat Manifesto, Pizzicato Five, Cocteau Twins, Love and Rockets, The Verve, Aphex Twin, Lush… and more!
THE DOOM GENERATION chronicles the journey of three natural born byproducts of decaying America: alienated teenage slackers raised in the glow of music videos, whose veins pump nihilism. Sent careening through a nocturnal wasteland of mini-marts, motels and open highways. Araki’s band of outsiders are in a constant state of sexual evolution. As they flee the violence that erupts around them with clocklike regularity they explore and re-define their sexual identities, discovering along the way just how open and tolerant society is towards people who are “different.”
Boston-based composer, violist and multimedia artist, Aaron Michael Smith (UN/NO) is interested in exploring the way that various practices and mediums overlap, reflect and contradict one another. A large part of his practice has been making experimental films which have gone on to be featured at numerous international film festivals, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Tribeca Festival, Atlanta Film Festival and the Chicago Underground Film Festival, garnering awards at festivals such as the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival and the Marseille Underground Film Festival. Aaron has presented his work, given lectures on electronic music and held multimedia workshops at various institutions including the New Orleans Film Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival and Universidad Austral de Chile Acoustics Institute. Aaron is a co-curator, along with Jordan Kokot, of field|guide, a collaborative multimedia art project released annually. In 2021, Aaron began a podcast, plink plonk, with Berlin-based composer, Georg Hilmarsson, in which they analyze music that they are influenced by and interview fellow composers and musicians. Aaron is one third of grein, an experimental improv trio, with Jay Rauch. and is one half of G R I M M E R, an electronic duo, with André Mestre.