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Portland multimedia artist Alexis Gideon’s show Alexis Gideon: Video Musics Series opened in late September at Emmanuel Gallery. But gallery director and curator Shannon Corrigan says the collection of still images, drawings and what she calls a “trailer,” for lack of a better word, are like eye candy to fuel interest in tonight’s live video opera performance with the artist in person. And she’s almost at a loss to describe what will transpire: “It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before, visually,” she says. “The pieces are very layered and raw, and the music is so contemporary. He’s a DIY artist from beginning to end, creating all of his own music, with the narratives unfolding in a pretty in-depth story.”

Gideon will present the local premiere of Video Musics: Floating Oceans — a stop-motion animated video based on the writings of Irish author Lord Dunsany and dream experimentation by Irish physicist John William Dunne and interpreted through a battering ram of utterances, morphing musical genres and hands-on imagery — beginning at 6 p.m. (doors open for a reception at 5 p.m.) at Emmanuel, located on the Auraria campus. Admission is free; for information, go to or call 303-556-8337. Video Musics Series continues through November 1.
Mon., Oct. 22, 6 p.m., 2012


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