Keeping the DIY scene thriving in Austin, Texas, collective Hyperreal Film Club prides itself on embracing more than just the film medium. Immersing themselves in art installations, electronic music, experimental collage, and tearing apart constraints on structures and expectations of art, founders David McMichael, Jenni Kaye and Tanner Hadfield jump full-force into diverse forms of media. Successfully producing fashion shows, re-scores of films, benefit events, and live art installations, Hyperreal Film Club is bubbling with immersive and passionate ideas, taking their audience out of the realm of preconceived notions of what art is supposed to be.
For those of you in Austin, Texas, you’ll want to make Cheer Up Charlies your destination tomorrow night starting at 8PM. After drawing together local experimental filmmakers for their second VHS-Zine, BABYLON, they’ll be presenting their collaborative project in its entirety on Cheer Ups’ outside stage. Following the screening will be sets from local musicians Future Museums, Curved Light, Violinda Linda, Private Service and DJs Malika and Katrina Fairlee (accompanied by live visuals). Their event will also serve as a benefit to Grassroots Leadership, working for a more just society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation and criminalization are things of the past. Bring cash for this worthy cause as well as to pick up a VHS zine of your very own. More information can be found here.