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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Stammtisch im Himmel

The inaugral presentation of Rising Stars, Falling Stars: Sweet 16mm,Never Been Kissed at silent green Kulturquartier was a late Spring/Early Summer triumph. I've never seen an audience of such dazzling intergenerational faces all geared,greased, and ready to have a grand old fashion hoot of a time.
Our shorts program was odd but somehow thats what made it click, mixing Kenneth Anger, Chantal Akerman, Sharon Sandusky, Pasolini and WC Fields, plus one of my own vintage short subjects from 2001 Frau Unter Einflus that was filmed on location in Berlin during my sixth months residency with the first CHEAP kollektiv project CHEAP Jewelry.
After 8 years at Kino Arsenal its marvelous to have a proper performance set-up at silent green complete with lights, sound,spacious dressing room private bath including shower facilities. Lovesexxyline!
The SRO crowd included Arsenal Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus reigning majestic over the proceedings along with Jewish Muzlim Daniel Hendrickson and his hot lover Piero Bellomo, Ulrich Ziemons, the fine folks from the Harun Farocki Institut, the beautiful young blondine UdK student David Schoeler and his gorgeous friend Yannick Spiess, Marcus Ruff, a bevy of ultra attractive UdK Media Art department tyro artistes, big peniled Tobi Ashraf, prima ballerina Trixie Schoenherr,Cairo Egypt artist/curator and current Living Archive artist in residence at silent green Maha Maamoun, Nadine Voss and her crew, Berlinale Panorama's Michi Stuetz, Gweneal Radtke, Brazilian director Antonio Canto Porto de Moraes, documentary filmmaker Sebastian Winkels, the sweet lady from L'immagine Ritrovata Filmrestoration lab in Bologna, Denise Anh-Dao Beyschlag formerly of Berlinale Shorts, a bunch of other people from various Berlinale sections including William Faber, Haytham El Wardany the famous writer,Joerg Heitmann and Tina Ellerkamp,Laurie Anderson film editor Ruth Schoenegge, Lea Schneidermann, girlfriend Arnita Jaunsubrena and hot posse,
Gerrit Woltemath, Elizabeth Taylor's activist grandsons with violet eyes just like La Liz Quinn and Rhys Tivey,Peter Dundas the creative director of Roberto Cavalli seeking out Ms. D as a new muse or at the very least inspiration,London designer Michael van der Ham, actor Taylor Kitsch, Kornelia Kugler and her rock steady crew, Sophiensaler's Anna Muelter,CHEAP fearless leader Susanne Sachsse and lovely daughter Salome Gersch, Cannes film festival fav Maren Ade,and pretty boy tennis shtar Alexander Zverev.


Thursday, June 02, 2016

Dem Himmel so fern





Got to see one of my top Giessen students Lea Schneidermann present a brilliant piece she directed at the Hebbel am Ufer Theatre´s HAU 2.  In the audience was another one of my ex students from Giessen Christoph Bovermann looking very hunky and get you preggers manlische.
Lea´s strident happening was playfully titled Pixel Heroes oder Das Ende einer Dynastie.  Not only did Lea direct but she designed the elegant stage where special emphasis was put on every detail including coordinating the stylish costumes by her girlfriend Arnita Jaunsubrena(another one of my class of 2014).  Arnita also provided the dramaturgy.  With Alison Bechdel´s comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For” as their spirit guide you really can´t go wrong.  So proud of Ms. Schneidermann and can´t wait to follow how her career develops as she has graduated from Giessen and is now a full fledge Berliner on the scene. WoW!
Was odd being at my old stomping ground of Hebbel am Ufer.  The place has become very Belgiumy and Dutch centered under its new artistic and managing directress Annemie Vanackere.  I´ll let you fill in all the Diana Ross dot dem i´s!
Was walking near Kleistpark and saw a strange phenom.  Two black men with AfroGerman versions of the dreaded hair bun style this time in coco puff and the dreadlock variete´.  ILL and Double ILL.
Got together with my Goethe Universität student Julian Sherer for drinkypoos at the ancient fagpub Anderes Ufer on the Hauptstrasse.  So divine seeing handsome, muscular big peniled  power top Julian who breaks hearts and bungholes everywhere he goes.  Julian was relaying some personal stories about Alexander Kluge the film director, philosopher and social scientist.
One of the sweetest, pure, innocent and most talented beauties of New York city is Damien Davis who collaborated with Fearless Leader of CHEAP Susanne Sachsse and I on our Magic Flute project is.  Damien has a solo show in New York coming up in June and some other projects and you must sprint not power walk to see this gifted young mans gorgeous art work. Geniustrata par exellance.  Check out the info below: Object/Affection opening reception Friday June 10th 6-9pm Black Ball Projects 374 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn 11249.  On view from June 10th till July 17th and his first full sized quilt will be included in a group exhibition Itasca, curated by Matthew Schum at the artist run space Bindery Projects that opens June 24th. On July 14th Damien will be collaborating on a performance piece at the loft space Safe Gallery  245 Varet Street in Williamburg.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Knackige Hintern

The weather is warming back up after a sharp cold spell and I'm suddenly getting a lot of attention from people in my kiez.  My sweet  and slightly lovesexy SouthAmerican neighbor invited me to a party for his new girlfriend. He lives with his daughter by his German ex-girlfriend, and  her new boyfriend.  Wow now thats what I call a modern family.
Was heading to the local markt to get my coin deposit on the water bottles when I started chatting to a strikingly beautiful older woman.  She turned out to be Elga Sorbas the former Fassbinder star from his early days in Munich in the late 60s.  Our conversation grows increasingly animated and she invites me to luncheon with her and lover of over 20 years Eddie of the Australian rock n roll theatre group The Busby Berkeleys.  Eddie must be one of the most androgynous heterosexuals I´ve ever met and is wild, friendly and energetic---a true star. 
Elga shows me one of Eddie's short films from the early 1980s called “Hey Max Relax” and it reminds me of New Wave Theatre mixed with The Revillos and The Tubes.  Elga whips up on the PC some scenes from the Fassbinder film The American Soldier and another sexy clippy of her in the Radley Metzger film Little Mother,Bloody Mother.  Elga was a knockout when she was young and is still a glamazon and great beauty at 71 years.  She was also a confidante of the German filmmaker Werner Schroeder and the rock and cabaret singer Bruno Ferrari who was a protégé of Leonard Bernstein and was lovers with the blues rock singer Ron Williams who does the successful tributes to Ray Charles.  Ron Williams was also involved with Donna Summer when they were in the German cast of Hair in the 1960s and he fathered a child with her.  Elga and Eddie told me so many great and wonderful stories of their life in Europe and in America from San Francisco to the Chelsea Hotel. 
My hard eye candy honorare for the week goes to the breathtakingly beautiful blondine boy I watched doing exercises in Gleisdrieick Park the other day when the weather was still quite warm.  Is he a personal trainer or male concubine? Who knows.  All I can say is he had a perfect marble ass, thick thighs, meaty meat calves,lick worthy abs a muscle titten cavity and a penis that can open feral clams.  If that isn’t enough he was barefoot with some über shrimpable Barney Rubbles.  He gets a 110 Plus.
Jewish Muzlim Daniel Hendrickson and I have been busy working on the premiere of Rising Stars, Falling Stars at our new location at the silent green Kulturequartier.  We´ve inlisted that sexy ginger art shtar Gwenaël Rattke to design our fliers and poster and he has delivered in spades.  Gwenaël designed the hit book Edgewise about John Waters Dreamlander Cookie Meuller.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Sonnenorden

Went to Travis Jeppesen's glorious exhibition New Writing on view at the beautiful This is Exile Gallery on Kurfuerstenstrasse 19.   This exciting work by the hot blondine big peniled juicy is certainly resplendid filling the gallery space with automatic writing cavateurs of varying sizes placed perfectly that get you caught up in the grandeur of Mr. Jeppesen's high most holy right reverend proselytizing.  Sublime.  Till May 28th.
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Just received this fresca off the press news from art power couple Wilhelm Hein and Annette Frick of their latest exploits.  If you are visiting Germany please check it out----you won't regret it.

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren
Liebe Freundinnen und Freunde

solltet Ihr Richtung Süden fahren
unbedingt in Ulm Halt machen um
die Ausstellung + - CROSSDRESSING + - anzusehen
im Stadthaus des Architekten Richard Meier

http://www.stadthaus.ulm.de/stadthaus/aktuell.144435.htm

Diese tolle Ausstellung läuft noch bis zum 5. Juni 2016 mit vielen neuen Bildern und 2 Videos von mir und anderen ...
Im Anhang findet Ihr ein paar Bilder.


BITTE AUßERDEM VORMERKEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SAMSTAG 14.5.2016 ab 18 UHR - CASABAUBOU - SEESTR.107- BERLIN

FOTOS - FILME - VIDEOS - TEXTE - ZINES - DREAMMACHINE - BILDER - TÖNE -

In Erinnerung an Tony Conrad zeigen wir - "The Flicker" 1965/16 mm
und neben neuen Arbeiten aus Berlin noch einen zeitlosen Avantgarde Klassiker :
Instantfilm von Peter Weibel und Valie Export

in Kürze erhaltet Ihr genauere Infos dazu
herzlichst Annette Frick und Wilhelm Hein



+ - CROSSDRESSING + - Stadthaus Ulm - Münsterplatz 50 - 89073 Ulm
Öffnungszeiten des Stadthauses- montags bis samstags 9 bis 18 Uhr 
donnerstags 9 bis 20 Uhr - sonntags und feiertags 11 bis 18 Uhr

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 Listen all you sugar walled Manhattanites and Eastern corriderreros the mega sexy and super smart Lia Gangitano of Participant Inc Gallery on the Lower East Side needs your help to continue the work she has been making in New York City presenting outsider artists as only she can.  Very few have her courage and hutzpah to work with unclassifiable artsy fartsy's like yours truly.  Testify on the James Baldwin mountaintop. SatanLuciferBeelzebub
The Board of Trustees of PARTICIPANT INC cordially invite you to PARTICIPANT AFTER DARK (Vol. 2)

A secret garden party in honor of Vaginal Davis and Susanne Sachsse of CHEAP kollectiv

On the occasion of The Magic Flute, Part Two: A Film in Pieces by Michel Auder and Michael Stickrod, at 80WSE Gallery.

Wednesday, June 8, 7-10pm

VIP Cocktails, 7-8pm
Hors d’Oeuvres and garden mingling, 8-10pm
At Izhar Patkin Studio, East Village

To purchase tickets, visit participantafterdark.org


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Heute Nacht Oder Nie

I know I am a little late with reporting on the untimely death of the brilliantine pop starina Prince.  I don't have any personal stories to tell of encounters with him as we never met and I had never seen him perform live.  My favorite of his songs is "When You Were Mine", which i always play when I DJane. 
His music was really ahead of its time as a lot of 1980s stuff sounds really dated now, but not any of his material.  My PME song "Cherries in the Snow" though originally written and produced by Bernadette Cooper of Klymaxx for the 80s all girl alterna R&B group Madame X was clearly influenced by Prince, as Iris Parker of Madame X was a huge Prince fanatic.  Iris had Bernadette write the song because she wanted Madame X to do an operalike ditty and her favorite lipstick was Revlon's Cherries in the Snow.
I do have a slight indirect connection to Prince as Michael Quercio of the Paisley Underground band The 3 O'clock told me years ago that he had an affair with the Puce wunderkind.  If I remember correctly this was around the time when Prince was working with Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles.  Prince wrote the hit song "Manic Monday" for The Bangles.  Prince, Susanna Hoffs and Michael Quercio were all around the same height.  The band The 3 O'Clock use to be called Salvation Army until that organization threatened a law suit.  The Bangles use to be known as the Bangs when they first came on the scene but had to change their name when some bar band in Pennsylvania already had the rights to that name.  How do i remember such trivia from over 30 years ago?
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My west coast Gallery Adams & Ollman of the Pacific Northwest is one of the most heralded galleries in the USofA noted for their support of outsider art and artists.  I will be part of their juicy group show at this year's Nada Art Fair in New York, so those of you in the Tri-State be sure to check it out.  I made a new series of make-up paintings that are quite different from any others in that they are a meditation on the theme of The Satyricon and Grace Metalious the writer of Peyton Place
 
ADAMS AND OLLMAN
NADA NYC
BOOTH 2.22
MAY 5–8, 2016
PIER 36 BASKETBALL CITY

Katherine Bradford
Vaginal Davis
Johanna Jackson
Sarah McEneaney
Marlon Mullen
 
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Make sure you head to Exile Gallery
 
on Thursday May 5th 7pm for the opening of the new solo show by Travis Jeppesen that is all calligraphic stuff on paper.  It runs till May 25th  Should be intriguing.  I've known Travis since he was a weenager writing me and sending me his self published chapbooks and what not.  Travis is a power top with a very large white penis and the most delicious thick and tasty man milk.
 
EXILE is pleased to invite you to the first solo exhibition of writer and artist Travis Jeppesen in Berlin. Entitled New Writing,  the exhibition oscillates between text as language, as abstraction, as calligraphy, as image, as text. Two-dimensional subtexts reverberate within the gallery space, turning text to image to mirror, offering up a new language for the eye to decode.
Travis Jeppesen is an artist working in the medium of language. His books include novels such as Victims, Wolf at the Door and The Suiciders, poetry amongst them Dicklung & Others, Poems I Wrote While Watching TV, and art criticism such as Disorientations: Art on the Margins of the “Contemporary”. He is known as the creator of object-oriented writing, a metaphysical form of art writing that attempts to channel the inner lives of objects. His first major object-oriented writing project, 16 Sculptures, was published in book format by Publication Studio, featured in the Whitney Biennial as an audio installation, and was the subject of a solo exhibition at Wilkinson Gallery, London, in 2014. He is a PhD candidate in Critical Writing in Art and Design at the Royal College of Art in London.
 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sapphos Letzter Kanon


Ms. Davis in Rick Owens couture with Lesben artist
suprema Susan Silton at opening of silent green
Kulture Quartier foto by Kate Hers
 
Glorious reunion with Judy LaBruce at the Schonbrunn in am Friedrichshain Park.  Judy along with Susanne Sachsse of kollektiv CHEAP have started working on a hot new flicker called The Missandrists which is a quasi remake of the Clint Eastwood/Geraldine Page 1971 film The Beguiled.  The east German mid century building built by the architect father of the late stage designer Bart Neumann who created the famed set for CHEAP Jewelry in 2001 in the Volksbuhner Prater which was the first official CHEAP project saluting Jack Smith and Carmen Miranda.  The Gang was certainly all here including Glenn Belverio the talented fashion scribe, Marcuse Siegelstein, and Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart with wife Angela and bandmate Shayna.  Earlier I ventured to Acud to witness a conversation with the love god Mr. Stewart and a famed Wire Magazine journalist whose name escapes me at the moment.
Earlier in the week I was in lovely Hannover to meet with Kathleen Rahn of the Kunst Verein where I will be part of their world famous Tanz Congress.  Everyone at the Kunst Verein were so sweet and helpful giving la diva the art shtar treatment.  Miss Angela one of the curators gave me a tour of the town by bike and I was amazed at the cornfed, free range eye candy of super healthy looking boyganzas.  We even stopped at their Pregnant Oyester Swimming Bad to watch the most amazing bubble butted youths romp and stomp about in all their washboard ab big rabbit footed glory.  Under the Yum Yum Tree.  I love the Kunst Verein Hannover as it is simply the most divine building with sumpteous art in its environ.
After spending time in Hannover i was at the silent green kulture quartier in Wedding to see Xiu Xiu perform their salute to Twin Peaks along with Senor Belverio, Marcuse and La Sachsse.  Earlier in the week I had just come back to Berlin in time for the grand opening of the Arsenal’s archive at silent green kulture quartier where I was the DJane.  It was a mementous occasional with 500 plus luminaries in attendance including Jewish Muzlim Daniel Hendrickson,filmmakers Juliane Henrich, Philip Widmann, Stephan Geene of
b_books, Michael Thoss of Allianz Kulturstiftung, Nadine Voss, Hans-Joachim Fetzer, movie maker René Frölke with producer Ann-Carolin Renninger, cineaste power couple Anja Dornieden and Juan David Gonzales Monroy, Arsenal projectionists Anselm Heller and Alexander Boldt, Isabell Spengler, Angie Anderson, Angela Melitopoulos, the divine Antje
Ehmann, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung of SAVVY Contemporary,
documenta legend Eva Heldmann, Markus Ruff, artist Juliane Zellwies, Hanna Keller,Anna Hoffmann of Berlinale Forum,film curator Tobias Hering, Melissa &Gustavo, Dorthee Wenner, Maggie Schneider, Uli Ziemons, Susanne Sachsse, Glenn Belverio, Susan Silton with Kate Hers, Eunice Martins performing brilliantly on klavier and Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus leading all the charges in a magnificent manner.
Was taken to a divine luncheon by Anna Muelter at Tacobron.  Next year Anna will have me do my Lesbian Seperatist Tea Party called „Twee & Sympathy“ at the Sophiensaler next year.  It was so fab getting together to gossip and catch up with Anna.  Didnt know that superstar Peaches now lives mostly in Los Angeles where she owns a house and is in a relationship with Berlin based transman poet and rapper Black Cracker.
The Ms. Davis doll has been teaching her seminal seminar Framing the Freakazoid at the Kunst Universitaet Linz which has the most fascinating students and art scholarship in all of Europe.  Ali Jenka and Tobias of Vienna based kollektiv Gelitin took over the Transmediale and Skulpture department from Eva Grubinger and doing wonders with it along with assist from Gabi Eldebauer and Salvatore Viviano.  My first round of teaching in Linz I was able to work with some very astute and talented undergrads and a few grad students.  I love them all and I’m excited to see how they grow as the years progress.   Ali gave me some lovejoy gifts including a book of poetry by James Merrill and a English translation by James Grieve of Marcel Proust’s In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower as well as a specialty publication by Gelitin of one of their most out there Austrian Unclassifiable artists pals with the tome Von einem Freund Gedichte zum Auswendiglernen.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Toilettenduft

The last Rising Stars, Falling Stars at Kino Arsenal was sad but sweet.  After 8 years of curating and hosting la diva Vaginal Davis was garbed in Rick Owens with hair by Akira Knightly presenting the hilarious West Berlina classic Taxi Zum Klo which turned out to be the perfect film to show as her series moves over to the Silent Green Kulture Quartier in Wedding late Spring.  Mark in your personal calendaria April 12th as that is the opening of the Silent Green as the new house of the Arsenal Archives.  La Davis will DJane the festivities on the 12th with a lot of other juicy surprises. The first new RSFS will be Sunday, June 5th  Arsenal Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus was on hand to present Ms. Davis and her partner in grime Daniel Hendrickson the Scandinavian Jewish Muzlim with ornate Easter flower arrangements.  Others basking in the glow: Michaela Wunsch - founding member of bbooks kollektiv, media studies scholar & sexpert psychoanalyst,Aleena Williams - our darling Nancy Holt specialist and professor at UC-San Diego, Fiona McTavish - art historian who just got a DAAD to go research in NYC, Daniel Berndt  of the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut (founded by Akram Zaatari) who is now doing his PhD at Braunschweig in photographic theory, manuela schinina  aka: DJane Bianka Kruk - our lovecrazy Sicilian sound-designer suprema,Margarita Tsomou – the hot journalista,(Missy Magazine) curator, playgirl and Greek aktiv activist, Noam Gorbat - Israeli sound expertin & budding filmmaker,Adam Kaplan -  israeli video artist, Nadja Krüger -  UdK student,Carolina Soares - Weisensee student, who helps run the Raumerweiterungshalle, Gerrit Woltemath of Berlinale Panorama Section and Arsenal´s best boy Dafne Navaez - polish jewish argentinian artist and co-organizer of the film series Sentimental Punk @ kottishop,Willem van de Hook - Forum Expanded master carpenter & co-organizer of the film series Sentimental Punk, Johanna Schaffer – Austrian visual communication theory professor at the Kunsthochschule in Kassel,  Brazillian bombshells Melissa Dullius & Gustavo Jahn,who are the it couple of  filmmaking, style , and Labor Berlin luminatakins with their visiting cineaste pal from Mexico City, the infamous women behind the Pro qm2, Arsenal Experimental´s boy joy Markus Ruff, moviemaking baby dyke Angela Anderson with DJane Olga Damnitz, Piero Bellomo of La Colleczione, mega sexy ginger art director Gwenael Rattke, entrepreneur Clarisse Mehring, migration expertin Nanna Heidenreich, legends legend and TV star with Tat Ort Zazie de Paris, Dylan & Brandon Lee the frisky big peniled teenage sons of Pamela Anderson and rocker Tommy Lee with Jack Quaid the son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, socialites Amanda Hearst with Stavros Niarchos and  Zac Goldsmith, actors Alden Ehrenreich & Brie Larson, with Cam Gigandet and Gigi Hadid, plus Nicholas Berggruen the homeless billionairewho is a major  collector of Vaginal Davis´ the make-up paintings.

Special thankx and shoutouts to all the Arsenal projectionists past and present, the kasse girls and special kissyz to Linda & Clara who co-hosted the final reception in the Rote Foyer & accompanying darkroom.