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And as a sendoff, here’s an old Disney quickie, “Moving Day.”
you never realize how ridiculous you look until the camera strikes.
(props to lindsey for the lovely contrasts…)
a little more than a month ago i was on governor’s island. it’s a small dot of land off the coast of manhattan. perhaps 5 minutes by water taxi.
i was there with seattle theater company, implied violence, to perform their latest, ‘the dorothy k,’ an introductory piece to a much longer working that IV principals ryan mitchel and mandy o’conell warn me will be around 24 hours in length.
new york was the opening volley at the presentation of this work. next year there are plans to stage other segments of this opus in austria and later in germany. it sounds extravagant, but someone needs to be producing epic theatrical work out of the states.
i won’t discuss the island or the festival that brought us or even the piece here, but i wanted to post some shots of the installation space that was created to house the show and a few images of an exhausted crew loitering, lounging, fitfully grimacing and collapsing our way through a grueling amount of work to produce a two week run.
if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
if you think i’m being lazy please feel free to contact me.
if you think you want to use me please feel free to contact me and then stand in line; i feel like i’m being used all the time these days.
just another tool on the surface of the biosphere…
more pics here: behind the scenes of the dorothy k
coming back from the implied violence performances in new york has been difficult. sleepless nights, moving to my new home, changes in attitude towards friends and the idea of what constitutes a relationship.
i`ve been doing a lot of soul searching and reading deleuze. his work is always grounding and helpful. especially the 1000 plateaus stuff he produced with guattari.
the other day, the degenerate art ensemble had a listening party for their new album. i`ve got some work on it, lyrics and singing; it`s pretty fantastic. when it`s available i`ll post procurement info!
the photo is one i took of a friend. loving the high contrast right now. sometimes the lack of detail says more…
drops.walks is my first attempt at serious film making. it’s a short meditation on sexual chimerism and waning consent. or maybe it was just an excuse to make out with a lot of people in one day.
drops.walks was created for the tubs film challenge that was sponsored by the northwest film forum of seattle, washington. it was constructed with the creative assistance of sara murat and steven miller who acted as camera people, cinematographers and provided onsite documentation. a lot of photographs were taken of the event and a few have been used here and there in my work. check out the post titled, ‘the end of all flesh‘ to see a few.
my good friend jessie smith of dead bird movement edited the film while i slept on a nearby sofa and robb kunz, also known as inphase prod/audible semaphore group, and i colaborated on the soundtrack.
at present i’m working on more films. i have this idea that i’d like to have 5 to a dozen short flicks produced by the end of 2009. none of them will be more than 5 or so minutes long. each will will be inhabited by a single theme or motif. dialogue free and purely expressions of art. well, they’ll be art in so much as they can’t be called anything else…
my friend filastine has finally made a music video.
it’s pretty damn fabulous and feels just like our conversations on life and culture.
check it and then go grab his new record, ‘dirty bomb,’ at http://www.postworldindustries.com
for the record, i suggested multiple times that he call the new effort ‘dirty dirty bomb bomb,’ but that was all for (dread)naught…