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Outlier: Hauntings of the Avant-Garde

One night, long, long ago (about 10 days heretofore, to be exact), UMS and “experimental film happening,” HOTT LAVA, took over the former UMMA Off/Site space on the corner of S. University and Forest in Ann Arbor for an evening of performance, experimental film, music, and general merriment.  Monikered OUTLIER: Hauntings of the Avant-Garde, this gathering was the culminating event of the much anticipated three-day celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ONCE Festival, and featured: Patient to Patient (Ryan Howard and Sean Patrick), Laurel Halo, Todd Osborn, Forest Juziuk, Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen, Jacob Mendel, Tom Buckholz, B. Thomas Hunter, Ted Kennedy, and others. 

Herein, find a photo album of the evening’s activities.  Thanks to Mark Gjukich for capturing these images.

(For those in attendance during the memorable/infamous/collective-scratching-of-heads moment better known in some circles as the “Gallon Challenge,” fear not…I have only included action shots of the milk in its native plastic jug.  For those of you who are wondering what I’m talking about…ask me in person sometime.  Or just Google it at your own peril.  You should know in advance of your query that a true Gallon Challenge generally affords its contender a full 60 minutes to safely accomplish the feat.  This was NOT the case at OUTLIER.  Yikes.)