ATHICA Micromedia Fest: March 31, 2016 – April 9, 2016

Final Event Saturday, April 9, 2016 7-11 PM

ATHICA is exhibiting an international selection of micromedia works, including 6-60 second videos and animated GIFs. The GIF and Vine microformats are now responsible for democratizing the short form video across the Internet, in which average people can easily create and proliferate micromedia in order to engage, enlighten, and entertain. Micromedia bring together the spontaneity of participative culture and the aesthetics of digital artistic practice in a radical recontextualization of what it means to make and experience art. Stroll over for a free slice of experimental culture anytime during gallery hours or come to the final multimedia music and projections event on April 9th at 7pm, featuring Michael Lauden, Killick, and friends.  Open March 31-April 9th. Gallery hours are Thu: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Fri–Sun: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

April 9th Event Schedule, 7-11 pm

8:00 pm: Michael (solo)
Solo Audio/Visual Set — Michael Lauden is an Athens, GA based musician and multimedia artist and produces audio/visual art under the moniker “Michael”. Now creating a new body of work in audio/visual media arts with a focus on interactive video and lighting technologies to create immersive & interactive environments. More at

8:30 pm: Killick Hinds (solo)
Solo Guitar Performance: Killick Hinds is an improvising guitarist, composer, and writer living in Athens, Georgia. Hinds plays a variety of unusual stringed instruments with a comprehensive approach to genres known and as-yet-unlabeled. Reinvention has been the constant throughout his creative output. He has toured extensively as a solo performer, and is an active organizer and promoter of lesser-heard music. More at

9:30 pm: Explorations in Improvisation (collective):
Live Jazz Quartet: Thom Strickland (guitar), Stephen Roach (saxophone), Scott Woodward (keys) and Michael Lauden (percussion) — perform as a collective with influences rooted in free-metered experimental jazz.


Animated GIF by Francois Beaurain from his series “Welcome to the Promised Land,” a project realized in the floating slum of Makoko in Lagos, Nigeria, featuring daily scenes and portraits of local fishermen.