It might seem odd that on the night I am returning to the stage at the Tip Top Deluxe Bar and Grill to open for Sarah Jean Anderson's 2nd
After School Stand-up Comedy Special I would dare suggest that you must see UICA's 2nd
installment of the one-night-only event, Bring Your Own Beamer. But BYOB is that good and should be on your list if you enjoy projection-based artworks as I do.
This open-source exhibition international projection art series created by Rafaël Rozendaal is having a revival in Grand Rapids after last fall's impressive debut at UICA. At the time, I almost missed seeing it but added the extra steps to my night, wandered in close to the event's scheduled closing time, and was completely mesmerized by what I saw on display.
Since it is a BYO (art) event, BYOB Grand Rapids allows artists both local and far away to showcase their experiments with the aid of a projection. And like most good art, a few works will no doubt need your participation to make the circuit of electricity, light, and a surface complete.
Also at UICA this weekend on Mar. 6 is the opening night of Buzzard
, the local film being released nationally and created by director Joel Potrykus starring local musician and actor Joshua Burge (aka Chance Jones). Buzzard
opens nationally on Mar. 6 and runs for two weeks at UICA.
Admission: BYOB is free; see UICA
for advance tickets of Buzzard