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Nick Madden *Art Installation/Performance* 6pm-Midnight Nameless *Fire Performance* 8pm-10pm Bill Taft *Music Performance* 10pm-11pm ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nick Madden: I’ll Die High February 21st through March 27th Opening reception Sat. February 21st 6:00p.m. - Midnight Eyedrum art and music gallery is proud to present “I’ll Die High,” a solo show of work by the Atlanta artist Nick Madden. I’ll Die High explores themes of physicality, mechanics, and humor in the face of certain death. Madden’s parents are battling life-threatening diseases: cancer and Alzheimer’s. Madden makes use of a variety of media as he takes us through his experience of slowly losing the parents he knew, either through the physical deterioration of the body, or of the slow breakdown of a mind, and makes us acutely aware of the vulnerability and fleeting nature of life and consciousness. He uses art to make sense of the past and a future, acutely aware of the moment before him. Treating the body as a machine that inevitably breaks down and dies, Madden copes with his parents’ conditions by creating playful and touching kinetic and interactive sculptures that awaken with the audience’s participation. Push, pull, and crank each piece to make it come to life in an examination of the bodily changes that Madden sees in his parents. Nick Madden is an artist and art teacher from Atlanta. He is a recent Hambidge Fellow and a resident of The Creatives Project. Nick has shown work in galleries across the city. I’ll Die High is Madden’s second solo show. Learn more about Nick Madden here: http://nickmaddenart.com/ http://instagram.com/nickmaddenart ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nameless Fire Theater w/ Keith Prossick Visionarium An Atlanta-based collaborative performance group engaging in an array of creative mediums; put on a dark and somewhat occultist performance involving fire, dance, poetry, and puppetry arts. Join Nameless Fire Theater as they tell their interpretation of H.P. Lovecraft's short story "The Nameless City". Special guests for this event include visionary arts from Keith Prossick's Visionarium and Robert Harrison's Flame Sculptures; plus many other surprises! Get ready for a night of fire, art, theater, and music on the rooftop of Eyedrum Gallery! They will be providing plenty of fire and warmth to keep everyone comfortable. Suggested $5-10 donation at the roof entrance to help cover the high cost to bring this amazing show. Learn more about Nameless here: https://www.facebook.com/thenamelesscity ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bill Taft performs Hamlet The multitalented musician from Hubcap City will be performing his interpretation of Hamlet in the back of the gallery space 88! Learn more about Bill Taft here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Taft https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bill-Taft/112234685459827 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxDtVfArhhw ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Started in 1998, Eyedrum is a nonprofit organization developing an interdisciplinary approach to the arts by incorporating a wide range of contemporary art, music, and new media in its gallery space. The gallery is operated entirely by volunteers and supported through memberships and donations. It has been recognized internationally as well as locally by Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs and within the community at large for its advancement of innovation. For more information contact: Priscilla Smith (404)578-4430 priscillagaysmith@gmail.com
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