Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 11-4-2015

Embargo Period


Event Date

November 4, 2015


MDOCS, event, Tri-X-Noise, Bill Daniel, punk rock, exhibit, music, photography


Event details:

5:30-7pm: DIY Touring & Exhibition Strategies for Visual and Media Artists

Description: Artist Bill Daniel has been touring with bands, film shows, installations and pop-up photo shows for 30 years. In this discussion/workshop, he draws a parallel between DIY music networks and the potential for artists in other disciplines to reach non-traditional art audiences in cities and towns across the US. The logistics of booking and producing road shows will be discussed, as well as designing and developing visual and media-based events that can travel and set up easily. DIY attributes if self-reliance, mutual support and working out side of the corporate-supported art ecology are important points covered. The workshop will take place in the context of a walk-around lectuere/discussion with Daniel's current touring project, Tri-X-Noise, a mobile pop-up photography exhibit that is currently touring the US.

7-10pm: The Exhibit & Performance: "Tri-X-Noise" pop-up exhibit with 'zine exhibition

Description: Hobo filmmaker/phototramp Bill Daniel is back on the road with a pop-up photo show comprised of 30 years of 35mm photographs beginning with the early 80s punk scene in Texas, featuring all of your favorite old school punk bands. Daniel has continued to document various sub cultures using the same camera/lens/flash, and Kodak Tri-X film for over 30 years. This exhibit, all non-digital darkroom prints, charts a path starting with punk shows in Texas, and crawls through various subcultures from the 90s graffiti scene in San Francisco, freight hopping scenarios, art openings in Los Angeles, house shows in Louisiana, generator shows on the Monongahela River, etc... all seen through Daniel's unique, spelunker flash-lit vision.

These shows are all one-night pop-up site-specific events, with a free-standing “gallery” -- a free-standing wall that stands in the middle of a space, with photos on both sides. I bring the lighting, and a sound system. It sets up in all kinds of places--- music venues, warehouses, and occasionally galleries.

Musical Performances by: Vampire Belt (Chris Corsano and Bill Nace) Noah Prebish and friends Adam Tinkle with student collaborators