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Squeaky screenings

It's a particularly busy week at Squeaky Wheel (712 Main St.), the pint-sized media center that serves as a resource for area filmmakers, a temporary haven for visiting artists and a busy exhibition space for some of the more progressive film and video work in Western New York.

This weekend, visiting artist Laura Deutch of Philadelphia will host two public workshops that make use of her mobile media studio, a van equipped with video-making equipment that she has dubbed "Messages in Motion." From 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Deutch will lead a workshop in which participants will write, film and edit "short video postcards" that will become part of her larger project, "Present Spaces, Future Places." The finished project, which imagines future uses for spaces across the city, will screen June 15 in Squeaky Wheel.

On Tuesday, former Squeaky Wheel artist-in-residence George Bagdasarov of the Czech Republic will return to present his newest film performance, "Blau Peru." Bagdasarov's performance of the film-based piece will cap off an exhibition featuring installations by Debora Bernagozzi, Patrick Cain and Thomas Stoll. The free presentation begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday with Cain's performance of his own audio-visual piece "Primary Binary."

For more information, visit or call 884-7172.

-- Colin Dabkowski