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Two Australian filmmakers touched down in Buffalo in late October to begin a monthlong residency at Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center. In that time, between trips to Canada and tours of the local landscape, Dan Monceaux and Emma Sterling have managed to put the finishing touches on a project called "Supermarket," an eclectic video and electronic music performance at 8 tonight in Squeaky Wheel's screening room.

Originally from Adelaide, Australia, the young pair have been vital contributors to the vibrant cultural fabric of their hometown. Their work, often comprising elements of theater, visual art, music and digital animation, has been widely screened at festivals. On a blog the pair keeps specifically for their Buffalo visit, they've documented their travels through Western New York and Southern Ontario, a visual experience that will undoubtedly show up in "Supermarket."

In their blog, accessible through the Squeaky Wheel Web site, Monceaux wrote, "The folks at Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Centre have been generous enough to invite us both to stay with them for a month, to prepare our debut live performance and build some bridges between our two arts-charged cities."

For more information, call Squeaky Wheel at 884-7172 or visit

-- Colin Dabkowski

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