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The Avant Garage 2003


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.

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Temporary closure

Wexner Center for the Arts

Due to an ongoing investigation, the Wexner Center will be closed to the public on Tuesday. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will update this space and our Facebook page as new information is released.