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A commitment to “using video, performance, art, and education to progressing culture and community” inspired the founders of Artists’ Television Access back in the weird year of 1984. We salute the tiny theater and art gallery on wild success in its mission. (Even the founders’ grammar was creative!) At “Underground — Experimental — Unstoppable,” the center’s 25th anniversary celebration, the (music) performance component of that original mission statement takes center stage, and bands include Kacey Johansing, Eats Tapes, and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, who plays along with Super 8 films by Paul Clipson. Over the course of the day, the celebration also features art installations, a raffle, and a barbecue. And on Dec. 11, film and video fans can catch a screening of work by practically everyone who’s ever volunteered at the place: Lise Swenson (founder), Craig Baldwin (wild man), Rigo 23 (famous), and Shae Green (current volunteer) are just a few of the contributors. Also on Dec. 11, in a majorly fascinating move, the organizers plan to open a time capsule that was buried under ATA in 1984.
Sun., Dec. 13, 11 a.m., 2009

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