EYE OF THE NIGHT film screening at a gallery 7/7/11 (koha entry)

“The Eye of Night” & “The Stink Magnetic One-Man-Band Show”

Two music documentaries that honour and celebrate Alan Robert Cameron, also known as ALC5, producer of the alt hip hop group Coco Solid, member of The Hi-Tone Destroyers and initiator of the living room venue “The Eye of Night”.


“The Eye of Night” (2011) by D.Thomas Herkes

The live music venue run by ALC5 and Clare McNamara in the living room of their flat above the shops on the main street of Whanganui, a small town in the North Island of New Zealand. Over 80 performances of local, national and international bands occurred under the radar of most but firmly in the sights of many simply powered by one 3-pin outlet in the wall of a conventional living room and the inspiration of a few like minds. Featuring live performances by Die Die Die, Delaney Davison and his 9 piece Ghost Orchestra, The Show is the Rainbow, Sets, The Wrongdoings and featuring over 30 interviews with musicians and people that visited the venue from all over New Zealand.

 “The Stink Magnetic One-Man-Band Show” (2007) by ALC5

A documentary by ALC5 following a fairly unconventional travelling one-man-band show around the South Island of New Zealand in the middle of winter. From the opening performances of The Mysterious Tape Man, Boss Christ and Bad Evil at 9am on the interislander to the much anticipated visit to the whiskey museum in Gore, be spell-bound by the occasional sprinkling of actual music-playing, in between other more important road-trip related stuff. Made entirely by one man, Mr ALC5, complete with cameras and microphones fitted in a van as the 4 friends drive from Picton toDunedinand back again.

“The Eye of Night” & “The Stink Magnetic One-Man-Band Show” show at:

The ARC Theatre, Whanganui, July 1st, 8pm, koha

a gallery,Dunedin, July 7, 7pm, koha

The NZ Film Archive,Wellington, July 28, 7pm, $6/$8

The Audio Foundation,Auckland, July 29, 7pm, koha



Published by agallerypresents.com

Conceived as a two-year project, ‘a gallery’ opened in February 2011 at 393 Princes Street, Dunedin and closed in September 2012. Strategically placed south of the center of town nestled between tattoo studios, sex shops and a needle exchange. What was integral in the selection of the gallery space was that it would be able to be viewed from the street through the street level floor to ceiling windows. This would allow the artists showing to be exposed not only to viewers visiting the gallery, but also those walking past, as a gallery was to represent artists that did not fit within the commercial gallery context or the so called experimental project space’s, this would be the best way to expose a particular group of artists selected by gallery curator/manager Jay Hutchinson, artists he respected and admired and felt were not being represented in the gallery scene at the time.

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