The Avant Garage 2003

Film/Video

One Week
(Buster Keaton, 1920)

The Avant Garage 2003

Sat, Oct 11, 2003 7 PM

Organized by Tim Lanza, this perennially popular event pairs regional musicians with vintage silent films for an eclectic evening of live music and offbeat movies.
Nationally acclaimed act Evolution Control Committee will bring its distinctive brand of sound collage and social commentary to Vsevolod Pudovkin's Chess Fever (1925, 28 mins.) Cleveland's Volta Sound bring their psychedelic space rock stylings to Buster Keaton's surreal short The Playhouse (1921, 20 mins.). Northern Ohio quartet Uva Ursi accompanies Out of the Inkwell (c.1921, 8 mins.), a Fleisher brothers' cartoon featuring Ko Ko the Clown. Other acts include Columbus instrumental quartet Silencio accompanying Buster Keaton's hilarious One Week (1920, 20 mins.) and Cleveland's Homeless Gardens accompanying Mack Sennett's slapstick gem The Lion and the Souse (1924, 10 mins.).

The Avant Garage is presented in the Wexner Center's black box Performance Space "cabaret style" with beverages available from a cash bar. The program lasts approximately 2 hours.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)