Friday, October 31, 2008 at 8pm
It's Always Halloween

Presented by Jacob Ciocci

Pittsburgh artist Jacob Ciocci will present a new 20-minute mix of original videos and animations. He will also be premiering his new performance I Let My Nightmares Go which uses a video projector and live dance moves to grapple with mental demons, web 2.0, G.O.D., 21st-century breakdown, real lies and fake truths, cartoon violence, and awareness bracelets.

In addition he will be presenting a short program of video work by Jesse Hulcher (Pittsburgh/NYC) and Carlos Gonzales (Providence, RI).

Jacob Ciocci is a member of the east coast art collective Paper Rad. His work is concerned with the relationships between popular culture, technology and notions of transcendence. In his paintings, comics, performances, net art and videos, contemporary and recently forgotten cultural symbols confront one another inside a frenzied cartoon universe that is simultaneously celebratory and critical.

Jacob's work has been shown at the MoMA (Automatic Update, 2007), the New Museum, (ArtBase 101, Paper Rad and Matt Barton, 2005), The ArtReview 25 at Phillips de Pury, New York (2005), The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu (2003), Tate Britain, London (2003); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2003) and the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2003).

Jacob and Paper Rad have received critical acclaim in a range of publications, including: The New York Times, ArtReview, Artforum, Art in America, Rolling Stone, Mute, Vice, Issue, and Select. Publications include Internet Art (Thames and Hudson, 2004), and 2 artist’s books designed by Paper Rad: BJ and da Dogz and Cartoon Workshop/Pig-Tales (Picture Box Inc).

Tickets - $6, available at door.