Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Lance Simmons

Headbangers Crypt
Philadelphia dungeon purveyor of absurd/undead/pointless culture.
distributing tapes, records, cds, and cdrs from tiny bizarro/undergound/noise labels.
releases from breathmint, cephia's treat, malleable, ijustlivehere, ranky tanky, mark price is a factory, etc. etc. etc.
come get gore charm.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


7/10 @ 9pm

7/12 @ 9pm
FRUIT ON THE BOTTOM (a gay club complete with Aztec ritual) @ LIV2SERV


Russian Tsarlag
Matt Franco from Air Conditioning
Secret Boyfriends
Weyes Bluhud

7/14 @ 9pm
Super Sargasso (wv)
Good Weather (nj)
Cars Will Burn

7/15 9pm
GRAPHS,Extreme Fishkin/Gun Muffs

7/18 @ 9pm
"Get Up Stand Up Comedy"
Andrew Jeffery Wright,
Gavin Riley
Frankie Martin (via skype)
Brian Belott
Laris Kreslins
Annie Pearlman
Leah Shuchter
Margaret Stevens
Brina Thurston

PERINEUM (a casino gamble to the death with cigarz and booze set somewhere in Africa) @ 2 LIV2SERV

7/19 @ 9
Magnet City Kids
Akasha Blade
Dick Neff

7/22 @ 8
PIFAS Cinaplex presents...
Videos and animations by
Alex Gorzynski
Erin Dunn
Ted Passon
Liz Rywelski
Annie Pearlman
Ashiq Khondker
Lindsay Kovnat
Leslie Rodgers
Andrew Jeffery Wright
Nina Schwanse and Matt Satvisky
Genevieve Belleveau

BIRD BASH (a foam party in the back with a nude baby powder photo shoot)

Mirror Mirror
Private Time
Raxtsfk n' Jag
Nathan Whipple
Tayisha Busay

Saturday, June 27, 2009

James Weissinger

In his book "Print is Dead: Books in Our Digital Age," Jeff Gomez writes that "In journalism, content really is king; what matters is the information. Few would argue for the aesthetic merits of an average newspaper. The cheap pulp is simply a vehicle for transporting the news and events of the day, a vessel into which is poured 'all the news that's fit to print.'"

Gomez's bold and perhaps misguided denunciation of medium aside, he inadvertently points toward the soon-to-be discarded aesthetic form of the newspaper, one thus ripe for exploration. If a newspaper is no longer good at conveying timely news, what is it good for? The PIFAS PLACE POST prods the corpse of print culture with a stick in an attempt to answer this question, presenting award-winning news coverage, comprehensive events listings, personal ads, and tasteful comic strips. "Bomb your blog to hell" and keep up on what's going down in PIFAS PLACE.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ben Phelan

Cool Devices: Dream Machine 3

Dream Machine 3 deploys vivid multi-phasing LED color strobes, programmed to pulse at speeds ranging beyond visual perception, within a theatrical fog theater. A structure in the visual cortex of the brain is excited by high frequency color shifting, inducing hallucinations of aura-like flowing geometric light patterns within the volume of the fog chamber. The illumination technologies of electronic signage systems amplify individual light therapy technology into a site of group hyper visual entertainment.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Audrey Culp and Katie Miller


Installed behind the front windows of the Observatory, Audrey Culp’s dioramas, figure 1 and figure 2a,b, narrate the origin of life in fictional time and space. These dioramas represent the first pair in a continuing series of dioramas dedicated to the creation of new life, each work representing chronological leaps in a fictional evolution. Drawing from scientific visual languages, each object/life form within the piece is assigned behaviors, preferences, repulsions, and potentials. The full characters created for these life-units inspire a visual event that is carried out within the diorama. In this way, much of the composition is informed by the motivations and physical characteristics of the object/life forms themselves, rather than the original creator. As the series progresses, the narrative becomes more complex and the relationship between author and subject, god and his/her creation is redefined.

As you move through Observatory doors you will find Katie Miller’s proposal for a more unnatural creation of life- a biogenetic incubation tank. This large scale diorama serves as a look at one possibility for future procreation- a new genesis, where humans are not created by the miracle of natural procreation but by a biochemical process called “Invent-a-Child.” It could be the birth of a new species, the second coming with a new Adam and Eve awaiting the birth of their baby created by science and the creativity of the human mind.

Brandon Joyce

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A Unique Concepts® product is something that you never knew existed until you saw it. And once seen, you had to own it, hold it, and cherish it forever. Unique Concepts® products excel at providing unique, conceptual, real-world solutions that span numerous lifestyle categories, including health and wellness, beauty, home, recreation fitness and travel, just to name a few. Whatever the category, however, you have our money-back guarantee that the results will be consistent with our values, principles, and near-totalizing Weltanschaung.

Visit our new kiosks at Pifas Place
and Philadelphia International Airport,
opening this July 10th.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

K-Fai Steele and guest faculty Lauren Manooigan

PIFAS Temple
A Place of worship in the Hindu aesthetic, PIFAS Temple is an investigation into the practice of housepet ownership as sublimated ritual.