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Monday, November 30, 2015

FRIDAY: Zucker Fairey Leads the '90s Zine Charge at Lost Weekend's Talkies

Posted By on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 4:00 PM

click to enlarge ANGI BRZYCKI
  • Angi Brzycki

“Choose leisurewear and high-end fabrics … Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in the misery of your home, nothing more than an embarrassment to your selfish, fucked-up brats.”

So goes the voiceover to the animated zine sequel for Angi Brzycki’s Zucker Fairey We’ll always be fans of ‘90s-style social commentary and deliberately rudimentary, Terry Gilliam-esque animated effects, especially when it involves collages of Lady Gaga-heavy magazine spreads, Burger King crowns, and sendups of hipster culture that attack it for not being nearly hip enough.

Zucker Fairey from Angi Brzycki on Vimeo.

Zucker Fairey, a existentialist prose-poem meditation on slackers, heavy Facebook use, hatchbacks from 1983, and love, returns this weekend as part of Lost Weekend Video’s Talkies series. The four-minute video, which is not for anybody who thinks artistic appropriation constitutes theft, focuses on a failed romance between captain of industry Mark Zuckerberg and street artist Shepard Fairey that didn’t work out because each of them was too self-absorbed.

The multimedia comedy show also features work from Keith D’Souza, Jenn Dronksy, Eric Krasner, Krista Fatka, Mikey Walz, and Doug Garth Williams, performing in an avant-garde setting where participants have been known to make recipes for burrito-infused vodka, or screen their appearances on The Price Is Right. This is the kind of cultural happening that’s fast disappearing in San Francisco, so get thee to the Cinecave/Cynic Cave this Friday. Don’t let your cultural consumption for December be nothing but commercials of Lexus SUVs wrapped in red bows; be a virus in the system.

Talkies, Friday, Dec. 4, 8 p.m., $10, at the Cynic Cave at Lost Weekend Video, 1034 Valencia, 415-643-3373.

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Peter Lawrence Kane

Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.


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