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Tuesday, October 25
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Squeaky Wheel’s events are supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, Erie County Arts & Cultural Funding, M&T Charitable Foundation – Western NY, The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, individual members, businesses, and supporters.

Event Series


Squeaky Wheel is proud to announce it’s Fall | Winter exhibition and screening series. From cybernetic futures to voyages across space and time, this thematic series focuses on alternative science fictions, including experimental films, rare docs, cult classics, and is anchored by an exhibition of work by Kathy High. Featuring a number of works from 1924 to the present and several guest artists, curators, and speakers.

Artists: Peggy Ahwesh, Max Almy, Reyner Banham, Scott Bartlett, Frances Bodomo, Willy Braque, Ira Cohen, Kathy High, Chema García Ibarra, Molly Palmer, Michael Robinson, and Doris Wishman.

Guest artists, speakers and curators: Peggy Ahwesh, Kathy High, Herb Shellenberger, Joe Ziemba


October 26th, 2016
$7 General | Free for Members

Opening the fall series OTHERWORLDS, this program of shorts is united by earthly follies and a desire to conquer the stars. A portrait of worldly madness, galactic tedium, and the ambitions and failures of the 20th Century emerge. Featuring Peggy Ahwesh’s Heaven’s Gate (2000), Max Almy’s Leaving the 20th Century (1987), Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts (2014), Chema García Ibarra’s Protoparticles (2011), Michael Robinson’s Victory Over the Sun (2007), and the 1924 Soviet Animation Interplanetary Revolution. Curated by Ekrem Serdar.

SOFT FICTION: Science Fictions by Kathy High (Opening)
November 5th, 2016
6pm – 9pm
On view until January 10, 2017

An interdisciplinary artist working in the areas of technology, science, speculative fiction and art, Kathy High and her work have been infused with the paranoia and possibilities inherent in science fiction. Coinciding with our sci-fi screening series, OTHERWORLDS, Soft Science variously explores the fear of cloning, prospects for animal research, and other futures with a queer and feminist line of inquiry.

November 23rd, 2016
$7 General | Free for Members

The 1972 documentary of British professor and author Reyner Banham’s discovery and investigation of a strange land called… Los Angeles. With introductory remarks by Austin-based programmer, author, and VHS publisher Joe Ziemba of Bleeding Skull!

December 2nd, 2016
@ Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center
$7 General | Free for Members

Consisting of both contemporary works investigating new technologies and underground films from the era of head-trip pyschedelia, NOT OF THIS EARTH is a screening of artists’ moving image works depicting alternate realities, cosmic landscapes, and humanoid beings.

NUDE ON THE MOON (Screening)
January 18th, 2016
$7 General | Free for Members

Sexploitation Queen Doris Wishman’s 1961 nudie-cutie classic, of a rich scientist who organizes an expidition to the moon, and discovers that it’s full of nude women. Introduced by legendary filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh!


For more information, contact curator Ekrem Serdar at ekrem@squeaky.org.