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Monday, July 18, 2016

Furchtet Euch Nicht

The Arsenal Institut für film und video kunst summer film series are always clever and intriguing. This year they are saluting the legendary director and actress Ida Lupino.  Ida is one of golden era Hollywoods few female directors in the Directors Guild.
Ida was a Brit signed to a long term contract to Warner Brother First National Pictures who was no nonsense in every aspect and brought that quality to her writing of scenarios, producting and helming B and noir films with a decided social bent.  Fearless leader of CHEAP Susanne Sachsse used the 1953 Lupino film The Bigamist as inspiration for her 2009 theatre piece Communist Bigamist.
Felt lucky to catch Miss Lupino in the 1947 drama The Man I Love directed by Raoul Walsh where Ida plays a seen it,done it  band singer.  This film inspired Marty Scorcese' New York, New York in 1977.
Last night i saw the Ida directed feature film Never Fear also known as The Young Lovers from 1949 starring Lesbian hotcake Sally Forrest and a very young, hunky Hugh O'Brien.  If you're visiting Berlin rush to Arsenal at 2 Potsdamer Strasse at the Sony Center Potsdamer Platz and see rare screenings of her other films she directed like The Hitchhiker 1953 and Hard, Fast and Beautiful 1951 also starring Miss Forrest.
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Sumpteous meaty meats on parade, saladas and tasty side dishes were in abundance at the farewell BBQ of Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus at her Wrangel kiez penthouse compound.  Our lovely Empress will be away attending to business in Cairo for three weeks and she will be missed by all her loyal subjects.  Enjoying the hearty feastage:  Big peniled scholar Marcuse Siegelstein, his lady love Susanne Sachsse handling the grill duties, Daniel Hendrickson the Jewish Muslim and his hot Italio beau brummel Piero Bellomo who will be heading to Italy for ten days to help celebrate his mama´s birthday.
Had a reunion of sorts with my old run-around Sue pal Ix aka: Steffan Santoro. Ix was an androgynous youth that I first met in the early 80s when he was a behind the Orange Curtain weenager hanging out with suburban kewpie doll and Good Time Sally Mischa, and the late infamous Xiola Blue immortalized in song and lore by her lover Perry Farrell in his band Jane´s Addiction.  I had forgotten that I was the one who introduced Xiola, a green dreadlocked Orange County teenage nymphette to the big peniled post punker. Mr. Farrell in those days was working a mile long dreadlock look himself while leading the band Psi Com.  Ix and I also did some modeling for some various clothing lines and a bunch of fashion shows, and he received quite a bit of attention in the early 90s when he was featured in Reza Abdul´s stage piece The Bogeyman which also starred the late Cliff Diller who i loved dearly and Goddess Bunny plus a million other Hollywood freaks.

Monday, July 04, 2016

Nach Aussen und nach Innen

So thrilled to have been invited to the Tanz Congress in Hanover.  The Tanz Congress is one of Germany's premiere art festivals.  My participation was in conjunctions with KunstVerein Hannover's  Bodies and Stages Exhibition which featured artists Alexandra Bachzetsis, Adam Linder's Some Cleaning performance with the charming and lovesexxxy Linder look-a-like performer Enrico Ticconi, Linder's lover Shahryar Nashat and the Vagimule doll's film installation Memory Island, as well as make-up paintings, slides and ephemera.  The fourgy at the KunstVerein represents a parallex view of the bodacious bod in relation to the space time continuum.
The Greek Goddessa Ms. Bachzetsis and her video installations the standout by far.  The Lady Bachzetsis looks like a young, more sensual Irene Papas---stately and elegant.  In her solo performance "Private: Wear a mask when you talk to me" she evoked at the same time all of my favourite gypsy dance legends like Gwen Verdon, Ann Reiking, Joan McCracken, Chita Rivera, Vera-Ellen,Cyd Charrisse, Joan Caulfield, Lola Falana, Lola Albright, Marilyn Maxwell plus both Marge and Gower Champion.  Male and female she has got it covered.  Geniustrata!
The opening of the Tanz Congress was spirited in front of the Staasoper with a public warm-up conducted by the self titled famous Gallic bossy bottom choreographer Boris Charmatz. Later 20 intergenerational dancers and performers led the publicum through the opera house transformed into the Musee de la danse of the 20th Century. 
On Saturday it was a delight to meet the fab young artists Sheena McGrandles, Winnie Ho, Joy Mariama Smith and Tove Sahlin who created a marvelous intervention "Who's the Party Now Sister" which included lost memory lecturinas by curator Bettina Knaup and the celebrated Berlin based feminist collective Female Trouble.
My own presentation was beyond packadermus with a juicy mongering crowd of youngsters and veteranos including Anna Muelter of the Sophiensale and her parents who are Hannover natives, the lovely Kunstverein artistic director Kathleen Rahn and her hunky lover Sasha, Senior Kunstverein curator and glamazon Ute, Adam Symzek formerly of the Kunsthalle Basel and the director of the upcoming Documenta, Anna and Sortsis who are Alexandra Bachzeitsis's beautiful right hand stewards, Birte who handles the PR at the KunstVerein, Rolf the senior tech authority and his assistant Harry, interns Inga and Ali, the wonderful Silvia, Andrea Niederbuchner, Prinzessin Alix de Ligne and her handsome new hubby Guillaume de Dampierre, blondine DJ Calvin Harris and Afro German basketball shtar Maik Zirbes.
I feel like Hannover is becoming my new second hometown.  Was loving all the magnifique brunches, lunches and dinners at places like Loretta in the Staatpark, and a special BBQ at Frau Rahm's spacious compound hosted by her sweet bear daddy pal Ulrich where i got to meet sleek and patrician Kunstverein boardchairmen Alexander and towering brawny matinee idolisch power top solicitor Benjamin.
The Love Camel aka Andrea Novarin joined the doll on her first trip to Macedonia for the Skopje Pride Weekend Art Festival at the Kino Kultura Performing Arts Center.  Those of us in the tired west could learn a great deal from the queer activist of this Balkan nation.  We certainly take way too much for granted here in Berlin.
Much love and kissyz to cutie pie Slavco Dimitrov of the Coalition "Sexual and Health Rights of Marginalized Communities", the fine folks of the LGBTI Support Center, Slavco's hot lover Stefan and his lesbian husband Biljana from Bitola, the legendary Koncho, the first openly gay person in Macedonia, Goddess Biljana of Kino Kultura, Pavle, Irena and Blagica.
No one was expecting such big crowds at all the events with over 300 people crammed in the Kino Kultura to see me perform on what was the hottest evening at 40 degrees celcius weather.  The Celebs in attendance:  Zoja Buzalkovska the famed theatre director, renown actress Irena Ristich, journalist and editor Marina Kostova who got into hot water with the right wing regime over her fearless advocacy,  film Director Milcho Manchevski of the international hit Before the Rain, Ljubomir Frchkovsk, professor in Political Sciences at the State University UKIM, Lupa Angelov the frontman of the psychodelic surf disco punk band The John, and Boryana Rossa the Bulgarian/American artist whose wonderous hommage to Carolee Shneemann "On Focus: The Interior" features her wearing an Amazon Armor lens-bra and full gold metal Kubrick style straight jacket.  Divine!!!!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Oden an Die Melancholie

So sorry folks in cyberland that I have been lax in my blogina writing but the Vagimule doll has been one busy blacktress crisscrossing around the planet with one project after another. My North American trip to New York City was granada. Fearless Leader of CHEAP Susanne Sachsse and I scored major kudos with Magic Flute Part Two: A Film in Pieces which opened June 8th at the 80 WSE Gallery in Greenwich Village NYU compound across the street from Washington Square Park. The film installation by the legendary Michel Auder with assist by Michael Stickrod came together in a spectacular fashion and of course Jonathan Berger and his adept crew did an amazing job in mounting this fab exhibition which will be on view till August 12th so if you are in the tri-state region go and see it.  My iconic make-up paintings and other ephemera are also featured. 
The Goethe Institut put Susi and I in the cute Chelsea Gem Hotel at 300 West 22nd Street which was conveniently located near every place we had to venture to. The Gem is a former single room occupancy turned mini boutique hotel with no frills or thrills. The staff was very sweet and accomodating though the lobby lighting isn't flattering to someone like myself of a certain age,but they had a most charming tiny rooftop garden.
The Magic Flute Part 3: Press Conference at Goethe Institut was a crazed hoot and a half, Deconstructing the panel discussion was our aim and we succeeded with the divine assist of luscious Lia Gangitano of Participant Inc as moderator and Cleofus Gwenvere of punk band black fag as respondant. The Irving Place auditorium was SRO with a divoon Manhattan audience that included exBerliner Annette Knol one of my former Weissensee students and her vivacious significant other Amelia Bande, Jeanne Vaccaro, Viktor Neumann, Ektor Marie Garcia of the gay ceramix club, who was also one of my kids from The Chicago  Art Instititute now a grad student at Columbia, Josefina from Sweden,Bricktops at the Parlour Club's Charity Hope Valentine who now writes for Bomb, Chicano hungthrob Sean Carillo, the legendary scholar Douglas Crimp looking very handsome and dapper as usual, juicy glam power couple Asya & Ted Berger, Prince Alex Casso, lovesexy artist extroidinaire Damien Davis, Ian Alcock, Ralph Baylor, Chris Blue, Lucio Castro, Emily Clayton, Izzy Cohan, Kelian Delice, Samuel Draxler, Dustin Foster, Jacquelyn Gallo, Sara Gil, Roger Matthew Grant, Juliette Hayt, Bonnie Lane, Sawyer Mitchell, Julia Moses, Kit Tyson, Punk Rock Dave Perett, Patricio Schmigeglow, Zachary Shoenhut, Sara Tasini, Scotland Zief, Jess Garcia, Glenn Belverio, Mark Morgan Perez, Baseera Khan,Wenzel Bilger, and the incredible Michele Lamy visiting America from Paris, France checking up on the east coast Rick Owens Empire.
Susanne and I were the special guests at a fundraiser for Lia Gangitano's amazing Participant Inc.Gallery, the only not for profit gallery space left in New York City. The bodacious event was held at a secret garden studio of Israeli artist Izhar Patkin that was part indoor/outdoor.  Participant After Dark was modeled after Playboy After Dark.  The alcohol and middle eastern food constantly flowed with a delectable array of celebutants that included: Robin Richman the Chicago fashion supershtar, interior designer Dean Holdiman, Michelle Handelman and her partner Vincent, secret dealer Brian Kish, the wonderous Kathe Burkhart, Elisabeth Kley, Marja Samson, Douglas Ferguson, David Everitt Howe of Bomb Magazine, Olga Dekalo, Jackie Rudin, Rafael Sanchez, Pati Herting, Glendalys Medina, Rafael Melendez, Robert Boyd, Spencer Product, Marti Domination of Jackie 60, Mr. Twinkle, Amanda Trager, Gary Indiana, Slava Mogutin, Lucien Bahaj, John Brattin, the delightful Gala Verdugo the daughter of actress Elena Verdugo of Marcus Welby MD fame and former Universal Pictures starlet in the 1950s with husband Benjamin Tischer of Invisible-Exports Gallery, Nath Ann Carrera, Gavin Downie, Pailo Heitz, John Kelly, Craig Hensala, Amy Scholder, Elisabeth Subrin, Bibbe Hansen, Richard Gabriel, Ross Evangelista, diva of divas Kembra Pfahler, Hunter Reynolds, Justin Vivian Bond of Kiki and Herb fame, Jack Waters, Ethan Weinstock, Steven Azo Michaels, Glenn Belverio, jewelry goddess Jelena Behrend who made a CHEAP kollektiv dazzler for VD and SS with her lady love Ruta Petrakovaite, T. Delong,Cady Noland, Scott Ewalt, AK Burns, and Christian Music. The weather in New York was boiling hot and humid so of course Lady Ms. Davis was forever sweating and not exactly looking her best.
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Art photog Annette Frick converses with Anette Kubritza who wrote the feminist cult book Fluxus, Flirt and Feminism in the new Camera Austria nr. 134. Pick it up now!!!!

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, Manuel Vicki Baum Schubert of Die Taz Newspaper with his delightful pal Olivier Nowitsky, the wonderful Pedro Marum of Queer Lisbon Film Festival, Kathy Ann Tan who is an adjunct professor at Humboldt Universitaet and Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Tubingen, Nadine Voss and her top notch silent green 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