SHOWPAPER presents a series of events at Roulette celebrating the newspaper’s guest curators and participating artists’ work, in newsprint as well as their explorations in the mediums of sound and video. Curated in collaboration with Chris Johanson, this month’s event features the Showpaper Documentary as well as a screening of a 1990 public access television series from Williamsburg shot by SHOWPAPER cover artist, JED BRAIN ARCHIVES WEST, contrasting the decade-divided nostalgia of North Brooklyn in both the mid-2000s and the mid-90s. Accompanying JED BRAIN PICTURES will be a performance of 8bit and synth perversions by Narwhalz of Sound.
A video by recent SHOWPAPER cover artist, Dana Dart-Mclean, will also be included in the program, and all 3 covers from Chris Johanson’s curatorial series will be on view and available.
JED BRAIN ARCHIVES WEST documents the productions of JED BRAIN PICTURES and the JED BRAIN REHAB CENTER video collective, additionally coordinating current projects. Founded in 1990, the JED BRAIN REHAB CENTER produced a Manhattan public-access television series BUMMER PATROL, videotaping 18 episodes of the JED BRAIN OUTREACH PROGRAM, a street radio-patrol unit in search of people in need: ”People helping People.” Inclusive in the archives are AMERICAN BURNOUT, XY, THE ROBERT TAPES, EVOLVE AND MUTATE, among many titles produced individually or collectively. Past venues include group exhibitions at Annie Herron’s Test-Site Gallery, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Alleged Gallery, and various Momenta Art events, including an exhibition of a Jed Brain video game production of Albert Budd’s STABWOOFIE. JED BRAIN ARCHIVES WEST catalogs the works of JED BRAIN PICTURES and the SLEEVE FOUNDATION including music, videos, digital art, and photography of members and affiliates. JED BRAIN ARCHIVES WEST is a total loss, no-profit operation: anonymous and operating on low-fidelity frequencies everywhere. The Archives especially thank Momenta Art, Chris Johanson, Albert Budd, Dead Word, Log Illustrated, Gala Television, and all collective artists for their support. The JED BRAIN DISASTER FOUR PACK presents four features, virtually unknown and totally out-of-circulation, from the past and present: four human disaster stories on the Folk People Frequency, available everywhere.
Showpaper is a free bi-weekly print-only publication which lists and promotes every all-ages & DIY show in the NYC / tri-state area. We spread the word about shows that would otherwise slip under the radar, and about the all-ages scene in general. Each issue also features a full color piece of art by a contemporary artist.