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Weekend Arts Agenda: 'This Darker Life' October 23 2014

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What a time to be a puppet. Specifically the kind of "giant puppetries" that will be included in Ninja Puppet Productions' and W(,)'s This Darker Life, a "performance emersion" running at The Goat Farm, Thurs.-Sun., that is based on five stories. The production includes Raymond Carr, Bill Taft, S. Bedford, Dani Herd, Brian Griffin, Gregg van Laningham, and Victor Wilson; and has such features as aerial projections and Lazy Susan seating. It's getting colder outside, so it's best to stay indoors. So goes the official description: "Told by accentuating the tension between light vs. dark and radio drama vs. theater, it becomes similar to listening to your favorite NPR show while being shown captured glimpses from your own imagination."


Show times are 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 23 to Sat., Oct. 25; and 8 p.m. on Sunday. General seating tickets are $7. Buy them here.

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FRIDAY

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One Twelve Gallery will open Brian Giwojna and Franca Nucci Haynes' Displace. Giwojna, a SCAD graduate and Long Island native, has produced in many media; Haynes' is a collagist — her work strikes in me the same chords as Nick Bantock's Griffin & Sabine stories — who has lived in the city for decades. Their collaboration opens with a reception from 7-9 p.m.

SATURDAY

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  • Courtesy of the artist and Isabella Bortolozzi Gallery, Berlin
  • Ed Atkins, "Even Pricks," 2013, 16:10 HD video with 5.1 surround sound 7 min 30 seconds



Teen Paranormal Romance, at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, features work by Kathryn Andrews, Ed Atkins, Chris Bradley, Jill Frank, Roe Ethridge, Guyton\Walker, Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen, Anna K.E., and Jack Lavender. It was organized by the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. The exhibit draws on the massive popularity of your Hunger Games, and your Sookie Stackhouses. It speaks back to "a zeitgeist that has rendered the unconscious a derelict playground home to weeds of surrealism," according to ACAC. With a reception Sat. Oct., 25, from 7-9 p.m.

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MINT’s DOUBLE | DATE series next presents artists Meta Gary and Pastiche Lumumba, paired for their shared interest "in the aesthetic implications of manufactured topographies," according to the gallery. Their's is not a simple intellect — or ambition. Gary is based in Atlanta; Lumumba was born in Zimbabwe, raised in Houston, and graduated from Georgia State University. The evening begins at 6 p.m., with Gary's guided tour of "local construction site dirt pile locations." The exhibit and reception are from 8-11 p.m.



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