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Fri, April 8, 9pm & 10:30pm

My Barbarian: Pre-Apocalyptic Jam Band Dance Soiree (PoLAAT)

Austin Saengerrunde Halle, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd

Performances at 9pm & 10:30pm (25 mins) Through a weeklong series of workshops My Barbarian’s PoLAAT project will take an interest in how a culture “performs itself.” Exploring Austin’s reputation as the “Live Music Capitol,” My Barbarian will use this PoLAAT workshop to form an experimental band for a one-time live performance.
Discussion
Wed, April 6, 6 PM

My Barbarian in conversation with Dr. Cherise Smith

UT Campus (Austin), GWB 2.206, 210 W 24th St

My Barbarian will appear in conversation with Dr. Cherise Smith during their week-long residency at the Visual Arts Center at UT Austin. The panel will be moderated by Pastelegram editor Ariel Evans.
Workshop
Deadline: February 29, 2016 // 11:59 p.m.

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

Visual Arts Center (Austin)

Performance collective My Barbarian seeks applications for participants for a workshop series and performance of their Post-Living Ante-Action Theater techniques (PoLAAT), as part of the VAC Sound + Vision Artist in Residence program. The PoLAAT incorporates song, dance, levitation, trust circles, masks, signs and other elements to playfully reenact serious artistic, political, social and historical situations.
Screening
Thu Mar 31, 7pm

Performance Tapes no. 2 | Ursula Hodel

Museum of Human Achievement (Austin)

Performance Tapes is back! In this third iteration, Pastelegram and Free Beer have partnered to present a special screening of Ursula Hodel’s works from the nineties paired with YouTube videos that use a similar visual language. Rarely screened, Hodel’s performances engage issues of desire, consumerism and self-absorption by using the video camera as a mirror.
Screening
Wednesday, March 2, 7:30PM

DOUBLE FEATURE: CHRISTMAS ON EARTH / BLONDE COBRA

Museum of Human Achievement (Austin)

In 1963 at the age of eighteen, Barbara Rubin filmed some of the most sexually explicit and beautiful footage in the history of New York underground film. Special guest Ara Osterweil, film scholar and professor of film at McGill University in Montreal, will introduce the films. Presented by Pastelegram and Experimental Response Cinema.
Sale
Nov 14-15, 21-22

Mobile Artists' Yard Sale

Various Locations (Austin)

The Pastelegram Mobile Artists’ Yard Sale features items from the studios and offices of Pastelegram’s many collaborators including artists' proofs, failed artworks, unsold works, sketches, working photographs, books, supplies, interesting materials, found objects and other assorted power objects and totems all priced to sell for $50 or less. The yard sale will take place in various locations within the East Austin Studio Tour boundaries during all four days of the event.
Screening
Tue Nov 17, 7pm
Performance Tapes no. 2 | Trisha Brown

Museum of Human Achievement (Austin)

In this second iteration of Performance Tapes, Pastelegram will screen the early works of experimental dance pioneer and postmodern choreographer, Trisha Brown. A founding member of the Judson Dance Theatre, Brown is best known for her early works, which weave quotidian movements into choreographies that are both humorous and spatially complex.
Launch Party
Oct 14 2015, 7-10pm

Pastelegram Fall Launch Party

The Butterfly Bar @ The VORTEX (Austin)

Join us for the release of our two newest projects: Pastelegram Issue 5 with My Barbarian, and Online Issue 11 with Kegels for Hegel. At 7pm enjoy a screening of My Barbarian’s work and readings from the new print issue, followed by an 8pm performance by Kegels for Hegel (including a philosophical hanky code game). Finishing off the night is a DJ set with DJ TBA at 9pm.
Sale
May 9-10, 16-17 2015

Mobile Artists' Yard Sale

Various Locations (Austin)

The Pastelegram Mobile Artists’ Yard Sale features items from the studios and offices of Pastelegram’s many collaborators including artists' proofs, failed artworks, unsold works, sketches, working photographs, books, supplies, interesting materials, found objects and other assorted power objects and totems all priced to sell for $50 or less. The yard sale will take place in various locations within the West Austin Studio Tour boundaries during all four days of the event.
Conversation
October 4, 2014

Traveler, Abductee, Monster, Refugee

The Wild Detectives (Dallas)

A panel discussion on the alien--expatriate or extraterrestrial--and how to live as one. Mary Walling Blackburn, the artist of Pastelegram no. 4 "The Extra Earth Analog," will be there, as will Noah Simblist, Beatriz E. Balanta and Ariel Evans. We will talk while you listen, if you come. Then you can talk, and we'll listen. Then everybody celebrates.
Party
May 23, 2014

Print Annual no. 4 Launch Party

MASS Gallery (Austin)

Join us for the Austin release of Pastelegram Issue No. 4: The Extra Earth Analog! Pastelegram's fourth print issue, “The Extra Earth Analog,” guest edited by artist Mary Walling Blackburn, is an anti-authoritarian sourcebook for aliens--of both the expatriate and extraterrestrial sorts--and their allies. Sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and supported by Big Medium, the University Art Gallery of UC - San Diego and the City of Austin.
Conversation
March 18, 2014

Homeschooled
Poet John Ashbery, His House, His Work, His Life

Harry Ransom Center (Austin)

Tom Healy will present the first preview ever of AshLab. Created by a small group of Ashbery friends and graduate students at The New School, AshLab is a digital project documenting Ashbery's home, art collection and poetry. Healy is a poet, professor at The New School and chairman of the worldwide Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Screening
October 23, 2013

Unfair Films

Cheer Up Charlies (Austin)

A selection of short films related to Johan Zetterquist’s series, Proposals for Public Art, which were recently featured in the third print issue of Pastelegram magazine, co-edited by C.C. Marsh. Pastelegram’s screening unfolds a few of Zetterquist’s influences, paying attention to Werner Herzog’s early short films, absurdist avant-garde films of the 1960s and contemporary video artists such as Birgit Rathsmann who spoof Herzog’s signature concepts in their work. Music by DARK PLANES
Screening
August 10, 2013

Unfair Films

Sala Diaz (San Antonio)

A selection of short films related to Johan Zetterquist’s series, Proposals for Public Art, which were recently featured in the third print issue of Pastelegram magazine, co-edited by C.C. Marsh. Pastelegram’s screening unfolds a few of Zetterquist’s influences, paying attention to Werner Herzog’s early short films, absurdist avant-garde films of the 1960s and contemporary video artists such as Birgit Rathsmann who spoof Herzog’s signature concepts in their work. Music by DARK PLANES
Conversation
April 30, 2013

Two Ships Passing
Poets Kyle Schlesinger and Cindy St. John

Visual Arts Center (Austin)

With poets Kyle Schlesinger and Cindy St. John, this edition of Two Ships Passing concerns the kinds of meaning that viewers and readers can extract from looking closely at the producer’s temporal structuring of a work. Whether works fragment, layer, or juxtapose sequences of events, ideas, or images, these moments of fracture and compression guide us through the work. In collaboration with the University of Texas Visual Arts Center.
Party
February 22, 2013

Print Annual no. 3 Launch Party

Farewell Books (Austin)

Pastelegram is pleased to announce the release of the winter 2013 issue, "Utopolis." Featuring the work of Swedish-born artist Johan Zetterquist, this third print issue of Pastelegram, co-edited with C.C. Marsh, will include works from two of Zetterquist’s ongoing series: Proposals for Public Art and Study for a Monument. Come with friends and celebrate our third issue!
Conversation
October 4, 2012

Two Ships Passing
Curator Barbara Perea with Drummer Nick Hennies

Visual Arts Center (Austin)

With curator Barbara Perea and Drummer Nick Hennies. Straddling the worlds of contemporary visual art and music, sound art includes diverse practices, from inventive machines, video and film, to performance and other possibilities. Sound art's boundaries are thus amorphous, posing particular complexities to those who wish to display such works or write about the field. In collaboration with the University of Texas Visual Arts Center.
Party
May 10, 2012

Print Annual no. 2 Launch Party

Domy Books (Austin)

In popular magazines such as TIME, articles are the filler and ads are the content. As Ricky Yanas—Pastelegram’s guest editor for its second print issue—sees it, the ads must be included among the magazines pages, economically speaking, and the articles do not. Therefore the magazine’s articles for the most part support the advertising companies’ sale of goods. Sponsored by Real Ale.
Conversation
April 17, 2012

Two Ships Passing
Architects David Heymann and Murray Legge

Visual Arts Center (Austin)

With architects David Heymann and Murray Legge, this edition of Two Ships Passing presents a conversation about ways of thinking about and reacting to landscapes, whether through architecture, performance, photography, or art history (among other possibilities). In collaboration with the University of Texas Visual Arts Center.
Conversation
February 9, 2012

Two Ships Passing
Art Historian Andy Campbell and Fashion Designer Gail Chovan

Visual Arts Center (Austin)

With art historian Andy Campbell and fashion designer Gail Chovan, this talk concerns the methods of dealing with the profusion of pictures in magazines, photographs, the Internet, documents, and other assorted ephemera–instead of a single work of art. In collaboration with the University of Texas Visual Arts Center.
Party
October 13, 2011

Print Annual no. 1 Launch Party

Domy Books (Austin)

Join us as we launch the first print issue of Pastelegram! Our premier issue features artist Barry Stone. The title, The sun had not risen yet / Now the sun had sunk, is drawn from two sentences from Virginia Woolf’s The Waves (1931), where Woolf’s complex narratives return again and again to descriptions of the sun’s movement.

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Sexing Up Social Theory

Kegels for Hegel
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Online Issue no. 10
Primitive Games

Birgit Rathsmann
WINTER 2015

Online Issue no. 9
We Belong Dead

Margaret Meehan
SUMMER 2015

Online Issue no. 8
Narcissus Rising

Ivan LOZANO
FALL 2014

Online Issue no. 7
French Leave

Chuck Ramirez, Anjali Gupta
Summer 2014

Online Issue no. 6
Time, and Again

Cindy St. John
Summer 2014

Online Issue no. 5
There Is No Taste in Theatre: It Is a Medium

Chelsea Weathers
Fall 2013

Online Issue no. 4
Time Zone

Scott Eastwood
Summer 2013

Online Issue no. 3
Unsound

Barbara Perea
Spring 2013

Online Issue no. 2
At the Weehawken Dueling Ground, July 11, 1804

Andrew Douglas Underwood
Fall 2012

Online Issue no. 1
Width and Against

Kristina Felix
Summer 2012

The greenhouse

Ruth Van Beek
Spring 2012

Camera Phone Photos

Sterling Allen
Fall 2011

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