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July 3: Robot show!

David Nunez
David Nunez
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his is the info about the robot show I'm sponsoring!

Saturday July 3rd, 2004
CAM Entertainment Presents: The 1st Annual CAM Carnival
The Official Contemporary Art Month Kickoff Party & Fundraiser.
With the Jack Officers, (featuring Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers), Kal
Spelletich of the SEEMEN Robotics Collective, Louis Katz and his Flaming Pipe
Organ, The Austin Robot Group, Boxcar Satan, DJ Deep Feel & Sonic Uke. PLUS
Art Cars from around the state and classic one dollar entry freak booths in a
vintage carnival atmosphere. Full cash bar provided by South Presa's newest
hotspot, Tequila Island. Co-hosted by Blue Star Art Space. Produced by Robert
Tatum, Director of CAM San Antonio.
Blue Star Silos
401 Blue Star Street
SAT July 3, 8 PM - 1 AM; $10
Press Contact (General Info) Anjali Gupta 210.533.5762
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In Kind Sponsors of the CAM Kickoff Carnival: The San Antonio Current, KRTU,
Hill Country Springs, 1906 Gallery, Alamo Beer Company and Krazy Kat Music.

12:00 The Jack Officers (NYC/Austin)
Gibby Hayes is best known as the front man of the Butthole Surfers, but has
performed under various names for years. Once dubbed the fount of "the most
repulsive music in rock and roll history" by the Village Voice, the Butthole
Surfers formed in 1981 in San Antonio. From such modest beginnings, the Surfers
went on to become one of the most influential post-punk bands in the world. The
Jack Officers side project began in 1991. Like the Surfers, The Jack Officers
combine Situationist-style performative elements and seriously strange music,
accompanied by the film projections. Hayes now lives and works in New York
Press Contact: Nathan Calhoun 512-472-5097

11 PM Boxcar Satan (San Antonio)
Boxcar Satan is a San Antonio-based rock trio that deconstructs American

roots music and pours a particularly venomous brand of self-loathing noise from
the demon bottle. Depression-era Delta blues, post-industrial field hollers,
free improv and a healthy dose of post-punk skronk are fused together like
quadruplets joined at the head.
Press Contact: Sanford Allen 210.736.5124

10:00 PM Kal Spelletich/The SEEMAN (San Francisco)
Since their formation in 1988, the SEEMEN have staged more than 1000
performances throughout the US, Canada and Europe at arts institutions, clubs,
warehouses and the occasional freeway underpass. In 1990, Kal Spelletich relocated
from Austin to San Francisco, and from 1995-2004 he has performed with a

rotating group of collaborators. The SEEMEN was the featured performers at Burning
Man in Black Rock, Nevada, Their works have also been exhibited at the Jack
Hanley Gallery and Deitch Gallery NYC. Spelletich's robotic sculptures are
included in the collections of the New York Museum of Modern Art and the Getty.
Press Contact: Kal Spelletich 415.821.7621

9:00 PM Sonic Uke (Austin)
Three singers-one little guitar. Austin based trio Sonic Uke may very well
make the ukulele the sexiest instrument in history.
Press Contact: Dirty Baby 512.385.4668

8:30 PM ON Louis H. Katz (Corpus Christi)
Spontaneous performances throughout the night.
Louis Katz's Flaming Pipe Organ is an amalgam of the artist's ceramics studio
practice and live performance--a complex kiln structure with multiple
chimneys and a musical instrument. Katz received his BFA from the Kansas City Art
Institute and his MFA from Montana State University. He is an Associate Professor
of Ceramics at Texas A&M; University, Corpus Christi, Texas. Press Contact: Bill FitzGibbons 210.723.3048

8 PM DJ Deepfeel (San Antonio)
Spontaneous performances throughout the night.
Deepfeel, aka Jaime Lopez, comes from the contemporary world of DJ Culture.
Taking cues from the old school-Reggae Soundsystem, Northern Soul and early
American House-Deepfeel brings back the importance of two things: the music; the
Press Contact: Jaime Lopez 210.737.6350

8 PM The Robot Group (Austin)
Spontaneous performances throughout the night.
The Robot Group was founded in the Spring of 1989 by a small group of artists and engineers with a shared vision of fusing art and technology. The
collaborative has attracted a diverse audience of tech and non-tech alike,
and garnered international recognition. The Group's activities have been covered
in Newsweek, Mondo 2000, boing-boing and FringeWare Review. They have also
appeared on Good Morning America, Art Brigade, Kulture Report and the Discovery
Channel. The group will be moving about the crowd with their various creations
all evening.
Press Contact: David Nunez (redacted phone number)


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