Editorials

Recap : Entertainment, Hip to Death, Nikki McKnight, Sara Gregory, Marilyn Chen, Farida Amar

June 1st, 2016

The third of six audio/visual reviews covering the events of Unraveled Tours, 2016. All photographs taken by Farida Amar on May 22nd, 2016 in Atlanta, GA.


This show which we titled, “Galaxies are growing inside me” was the first Unraveled Tours show in Atlanta featuring live music by deathrock / goth band Entertainment, psychedelic / noise band Hip to Death and rap / hip hop artist Nikki McKnight as well as live aerial cirque performances by Sara Gregory of MakeShift Circus and Marilyn Chen of Liquid Sky and a outdoor shade structure installation with living crickets suspended from small glass bottles designed by Farida Amar. We were also pleasantly surprised when three of Eyedrum’s musicians, Chris Gravely, Scott Box,  and Joshua Loner jumped in to play an opening set of (mostly) free jazz with us.

This show was the first of many that we intend to produce with artist and community organizer Priscilla Smith who has had her life fully directed toward creating and maintaining a sustainable and collaborative approach to experimental contemporary arts. This year, we were excited to work with Eyedrum and truly thankful for the unique opportunity to host an event on their rooftop event space downtown. Eyedrum is a collective Priscilla has spent years working on and which now hosts a smorgasbord of creative events inside, outside, on top of and in between the buildings that span an entire city block.

Thank you to all the artists involved, their friends and families and especially to Priscilla Smith, Bari Donavan, Trey Ehart, Marilyn Chen and Karla Battillo for hosting us in your homes and taking really good care of us. We had such an amazing time in Atlanta and a great time bringing Unraveled Tours to your city. This day was full of love and we can’t wait to come back next year to do it all again!


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Eyedrum volunteers helping set up and man the merch tables.

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Sara Gregory performing.

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Sara Gregory performing.

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Sara Gregory performing.

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Sara Gregory performing.

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Sara Gregory performing.

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Sara Gregory performing.

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Sara Gregory performing.

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Chris Gravely, Scott Box + Joshua Loner performing.

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Chris Gravely performing.

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Chris Gravely, Scott Box + Joshua Loner performing.

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Marilyn Chen performing.

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Marilyn Chen performing.

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Marilyn Chen performing.

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Marilyn Chen performing.

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Marilyn Chen performing.

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Marilyn Chen performing.

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Marilyn Chen performing.

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Marilyn Chen performing.

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Chris Gravely, Scott Box + Joshua Loner captured through a mirror fragment of Farida Amar’s installation.

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Chris Gravely, Scott Box + Joshua Loner captured with a mirror fragment of Farida Amar’s installation.

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Farida Amar’s installation.

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Eyedrum crew.

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Nikki McKnight performing.

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Nikki McKnight performing.

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Nikki McKnight performing.

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Nikki McKnight performing.

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Hands in the sky for Nikki McKnight.

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Nikki McKnight.

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Farida Amar’s installation.

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Hip to Death performing.

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Hip to Death performing.

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Hip to Death performing.

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Cricket enjoying the music from within Farida Amar’s installation.

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Hip to Death performing.

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Hip to Death performing.

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Hip to Death performing.

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Hip to Death performing.

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Marilyn + Jim enjoying Hip to Death.

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Hip to Death performing.

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Hip to Death performing.

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Greg Brennan watching Hip to Death perform.

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Farida Amar’s installation.

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Entertainment performing.

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Entertainment performing.

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Entertainment performing.

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Entertainment performing.

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Entertainment performing.

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Entertainment performing.

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Entertainment performing.

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Entertainment performing.

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Entertainment performing.

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Entertainment performing.

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Entertainment performing.

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Entertainment performing.

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Karla catching all the action.

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Crew shot with Marilyn trying to confiscate some bubbles.

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These girls are up to no good. 😉

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Kasey Breedlove bringing smiles to Nikki McKnight’s face.

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Atlanta family photo.

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