Festival Stocks the Former IGA Supermarket with Art and $
October 10, 2003 --
WHAT: “$” Fringe
WHEN: October 17 – November 1
WHERE: Former IGA Building on Ridge Street across
from the Omni
2003 Fringe Festival, the annual multi-arts exhibition that accompanies
the Virginia Film Festival, kicks
off Friday, October
17 in a fabulous new location. The Fringe Festival opens its
galleries in the old IGA building on Ridge Street, directly across
arts installations share space with architecture, dance, drama
and music performances, all embracing the Festival
theme, “$.” The
Fringe Gallery is open to the public from 1-5pm daily from
October 18 -November 1. After hours during the Film Festival
23-26), the Fringe Gallery hosts nightly parties and performances.
events include the Saturday night dance party “Bling” on
October 18; an exhibition opening for the Bula Bula Collective,
a group of Australian Aboriginal artists on October 21; a
performance reading and poetry slam on October 22; and a
panel on money
and art with artists Pierre Huyghe and Tim Rollins as well
Lerner of the Creative Capital Foundation, to be held at
the UVA Art Museum on October 24. All events are free and
to the public.
on October 25, the Fringe Festival presents the internationally
renowned actor, dancer and artist, David
the star of Walkabout, Rabbit-Proof Fence, and The Tracker
a dance and didjeridu performance at 8pm. Perhaps the most
renowned traditional dancer in his country, David has organized
of dancers and musicians and has performed at festivals
throughout Australia, including the prestigious Darwin Australia
Eisteddfod dance competition, which he won four times.
will be preceded by a screening of One Red Blood, a film
career and home life as a tribal elder in the Australian
bush. One Red Blood will be introduced by filmmaker Darlene
Tickets for this one-time-only event are $10 and $7.50
York City –based artist and activist,
Bill Talen brings his rendition of an anti-consumerism
televangelist to the Fringe
Festival on Sunday, October 26 with an Emergency Preaching
from Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping. Leave
and VISA card at home for this remarkable performance.
Reverend Billy is accompanied on gospel piano by the
great Art Wheeler and
directed by Charlottesville native, Savitri Durkee. Admission
is $7.50 and $6 for students.
public can get its first peek at the exhibits and installations
at the Opening Night unveiling
October 17 from
7-12pm. Performance begin at 9pm and admission is free.
closing night Filthy Lucre for Starving Artists Party with Film
Festival guests and artists on October
DJ Patrick Reed back to town and feature a not-to-be-missed
light display extravaganza. Tickets are $10 or $5
for students The
party kicks off with a rags-to-riches fashion show.
Local fashionistas demonstrate the wonders they work
little bit of $.
Check http://www.vafilm.com for
the full Fringe Festival schedule. Tickets on sale now online
and at 1-800-UVA-FEST,
well as at the Gravity
Lounge on the Downtown Mall and at Culbreth Theatre
(starting October 13).
Margaret Gabriela Vest (434) 242-3265