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Friday, October 06, 2017

Gluecksmomente

Handsome and stately Glenn Belverio the MoMa design expertin and lauded columnist with Diane Pernet’s A Shaded View on Fashion proclaimed in New York City the Vaginal Davis Autumnal WeekLaVa. 

On the last day before the diva returned to Germany, she spent quality time at Remedy Diner at 245 East Houston Street with her dear sister of the clothe Mr. Belverio and olde LA pal Nurse Lauren(Pain) Pine, who use to be the right hand gal of designer Patricia Field. Ms. Lauren who use to work with Frau Davis on Melrose Avenue at Retail Slut gave up all that high glamour to devote herself to medicine where she has ruled supreme for the last 20 years as a registered critical care nurse. Miss Lauren is wise beyond her years and is a stalwort voice on what is wrong with the US of A at the moment. 
Lobster Lady Rebecca Goyette whose day job is in MoMa’s Education Department is a fast rising leader in the new art movement of Crustacean Sensuality and is a new member to the cult of ancient black intititty that is and always will be surrounding the Whoracle et Delphi Vaginal Davis. 

At the two woman reception Chimera at Invisible-Exports featuring the BBC of the late great Louise Nevelson and the tiny make-up paintings of little Ms. Vagimule all was right in the world. Collectors and punters alike were foaming at the snarl for a chance to make off with one of the expressive make-up and perfume portraits.

La Davis’ study of unheralded notables like Ruby Dee, Tuesday Weld, Miyoshi Umeki, Tura Satana, Lupita Tovar and her daughter, the former actress Susan Kohner. Ms. Kohner is half Mexican and half Jewish and is the mother of film directors Chris and Paul Weitz. Kohner was quite effective portraying a light skinned black woman in the remake of Imitation of Lifedirected by Douglas Sirk, that featured Juanita Moore, Lana Turner and Sandra Dee in 1959.
The original Imitation of Life from 1934 starred an actual light skinned black actress Fredi Washington along with a riveting performance from Louise Beavers. In Chimera Ms. Washington is represented from her stage role of Mamba’s Daughter that also starred sweet mama stringbean Ethel Waters. 

In Chemira Louise Beavers joins Washington along with singer and actress Della Reece, the little known Diana Sands who is so incredible in the 1970 New York gentrification film The Landlord, featuring a young, hairy chested Beau Bridges getting down interracially speaking with the gorgeous Ms. Sands. 

The other actress portraits are of Brenda Sykes who in the Black community of the 1970s became notorious for needing repairs to her private parts after each sex session with dinosaur genitaled football and film star Jim Brown. Ms. Sykes was also in the TV situation comedy Ozzie’s Girls starring Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and had a tasty lovescene opposite humpy Elliot Gould in college protest drama Getting Straight (1970). Most people know Sykes from the 1975 sexploitation film Mandingo opposite Perry King and boxing champion Ken Norton, but she was also involved in a love affair with her TV co-star Leigh J. McClowsky in the primetime soap Executive Suite. 

Ms. Davis also includes early black soap star Ellen Holly from One Life to Live and Russ Meyer starlet Kitten Natividad who use to ride the same bus line on Wilshire Blvd as Ms. Davis back in the 1980s. Hard to believe, but Ms. Davis actually worked for over ten years as the assistant to the director of UCLA’s Placement and Career Planning Center Bill Locklear. Bill is the father of actress Heather Locklear. Heather and Ms. Davis were part of the same graduating class at UCLA. 

Russ Meyer and Natividad also lived together for years, and were regular attendees to many of Vaginal Davis and The Afro Sisters performances, as the couple were part of the LA orbit of Michele Lamy and then husband performance artist Richard Newton.
The wonderful Steven Michael Azo of NYU’s video art department put his dib in A$AP before the reception even started. Once the soiree on Eldridge Street began the small Lower East Side space was jammed with the likesis of mega attractive artists like: Jonathan Berger, Ian Chang, Michael Bilsborough,Alex Israel, Damien Davis, Argentina’s Lucas Michael, Jonah Groeneboer, Brad Hampton, Item Idem’s Cyril Duval with juicy juice mongerer Michael J. Bullock of Butt Magazine and Fantastic Man (no relation to JM J. Bullock of Too Close For Comfort fame) and sleek lovesexy blackamoor Telfar Clemens, the New York urban design guru who all the world seems to be wrapped up in the house of. Well why not? Mr. Clemens is not only young, gifted and black but is a bonafide studkin par excellance.

A lot of the monied fagarettes were swooning over humpy blondine actor Jonno Davies the star of off Broadways A Clockwork Orangewho only had eyes for Welsh dreamcake Taron Egerton and his older beau Milo Ventigiglia, also seen floating about I-E, Document Journal’s Justin Polera, the gorgeous power attorney and art collectress Erica Teasley-Linnick who is also the senior program officer with the Democracy Fund of the Open Society Foundations U.S. Programs, Cynthia “Social Lies” Powell President of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Dale Soules one of the stars of Orange is The New Black, Casey Spooner, Cindy Greene and Lizzy Yoder of Fischer Spooner, Angela Di Carlo who use to do the makeup for Fischerspooner but now has her own singing career and is one of the stellar DJanes at the Mattachine party at Julius, Ms. Di Carlo is a dead ringer for 50’s actress/singer Dolores Gray, poet Thomas Dooley, Doug McClemont formerly the mortician to the shtars and editor of Honcho Magazine now the head Honcho at Marlborough Gallery, power kollectors with a capital “K” Phil Aarons and Shelley Fox, Scott Rothkopf, the dapper and dreamy chief curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, everybodies downtown favorite the ravishing and super smart Lia Gangitano of Participant Inc. and her main man the debonair Mr. “T”, Angela Monaco, jewelry designer with Concrete Polish, sizzling sexpot Thor Perplies and his beautiful lover, Jason Kemper, Amy Sadao, the director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, multi-hyphenate beauty boy and lovegod Alex Jovanovich of Art Forum International, Historian Todd Shepard, Billy Miller of STH, Jan Wandrag, Slava Mogutin who gifted Ms. D with a signed copy of his new macho/macha fotog book Bros & Brosephines, Joe Baptista from PACE Galleries responsible for the Nevelson in the show which is up for sale, Aaron Krach who made the Vaginal Davis buttons&bows, Chris Cole, Norman Ghoulsen von Holtzendorf, Charity Hope Valentine-Coleman, the writer and Bricktops at the Parlourclub firstborne daughter with her foxy new girlfriend Stacy Szymaszek poet and director of Poetry Project at Saint Marks Church, Jared Buckhiester the brilliant artiste,hungthrob and former Givenchy model, Sean Carrillo and his wife the youngest of the Warhol stars Bibbe Hansen, teenage looking Gala Verdugo, Glenn Belverio, NYU dance scholar Barbara Browning, filmmaker and curator with feet shod in gold Adam Baran who brought along performance artist David Serotte, thespian Thom Hilton, Riley Hooker and members of the House of Ladosha, Brooks Brody of Fierce Pussy, lensman Bill Jacobson, writer and performer Mike Albo, musician Geo Wyeth, Michel Auder, Jennie Livingston of Paris is Burning, Travis Chamberlain, Rhys Ernst of Transparent fame now shooting his first feature film called Adam in New York City, avant garde muscle hunk Calder Kusmierski Singer, DJ Chicklet, Punk Rock Dave, Ms. Davis’ Berlin gallerist Dan Gunn looking very matinee idol, and I-E’s cuddly proprietors Ben & Risa.

Thursday Sept 28th kicked off the public program of the New Museum with the Vaginal Davis performance piece – Blick und Begehren(Gaze & Desire) at the ground floor Museum Theater. It was SRO sold out with sight lines around the block and around the corner to see the zany miniscule black lady from Los Angeles via Berlin, Germany. 

Ms. Davis was wearing a blouse and skirt by designer Rick Owens that gave the illusion she was on the Liza Minnelli diet when in fact she was on the verge of breaking every scale created. 

Caught up in the crazed antics, Trigger exhibit director and curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum Johanna Burton with her curatorial backup singers Sara O’Keeffe and Natalie Bell, also on hand the stylish Mr. Billy Miller of the Manhattan Review of Unnatural Acts who looks like a fresh 21 year old thanks to his new sex regiment with a very young lover, delightful public programs coordinator Andrea Caldarise kept things orderly while Bibbe Hansen& Sean Carrillo, award winning writer Bruce Benderson and his 22 year old protege Ben Shields, Rebecca Goyette The Lobster Lady, male bombshell Dusty’s Treehouse Childers, Chris Cole, Glenn Belverio, Mark Morgan Perez, Bradford Nordeen the IV, Ethan & Grayson Dolan, basketball puppy Kristaps Porzingis, Jonathan Van Dyke, Patrick Staff, journalista Jessica Bennett, Sarah Johnson, Jessie Michael Nova, Sarah Johnson, Laurel Sparx, Jamie Shearn Coan,Ben & Risa of Invisible Exports, Dan Gunn of Berlin’s Dan Gunn Gallery, The Magic Flute an Opera in Six Steps Spoken Chorus, Amy Adams of the West Coast gallery that represents Vaginal Davis Adams & Ollman, Gala Verdugo, Ellen Lesperance, Jackie Elempay,Wu Tsang, Holy Young Father Daniel Flores Estrella, the junior Catholica priest& Columbia University Phd student Juan Fernandez(who picked Ms. Davis up from La Guardia Airport stuffing her face with fish tacos, beauty products and toiletries), Mike Feswick of Phile Magazine, legends legends Ela Troyano & Carmelita Tropicana, and New School’s Ricardo Montez providing the WoW factor.
Special thanks to Derek Wright the big peniled tech wizard for making things appear effortless.
Mr. Montez earlier in the week treated the sisters Troyano, Ms.D and Hector Martinez to an enchanting Mexican feast at a new East Village cantina called Rosie’s at 29 East 2ndStreet. Rosie’s features inventive post modern Mexy dishes and the best pitchers of Margaritas in all of Christendom. 

The after party for Ms. Davis took place at Julius, the oldest gay bar in New York City which operated that evening as Club Mattachine hosted and DJ’d by film director John Cameron Mitchell, and vivacious cabaret stars Amber Martin and Angela DiCarlo. 
Mattachine dance parties began occurring monthly ten years ago. It was the brainchild of Cameron Mitchell and hunky PJ DeBoy who collaborated together on the cult film Shortbus. So happy that a bar like Julius located in historic Greenwich Village has been revived to honor urban queer pioneers. 

Was thrilled to hear a lovely mix of songs including Davis requests like Little Eva and Laura Nyro. Besides the wonderful cocktails and olde school atmosphere at Julius the bar has a kitchen and serves the best cheese burgers and fries. Ms. Davis was given lots of gifts at the shindig including a colorful Tahrir Scarf from entrepreneur Johnathan Morpurgo and a luscious pendant by artist Damien Davis the grandson of Sammy Davis Jr. and Altovise. 
Go to: JoMo@TahrirScarf.com or check out the website at TahrirScarf.com.

On Ms. Davis’ first day in New York Ben of Invisible-Exports treated the lady and Dan Gunn to a vegan Mexicali brunch at Plantas JaJaJa on the Lower East Side. The place has only been around a short time, but has an eccletic vibe and loveable staff who fawned all over the shtarina. 
The youthquakers at the Standard Hotel East Village also gave the lady lots of celebutante attentions and one particular bellboy from Brooklyn’s avantgarde theater scene set her heart a flutter with his hypermasculine donkey dicked charms. The staff at the Standard Hotel in New York are way cuter then the kids at the Standard in Downtown LA. Ms. Davis’ hotel room on the 19th Floor featured a panorama view of Downtown fit for a dowager empress.

Hector Martinez aka Hector San Martine flew from LA to assist his diva prinzessin and add just a bit of poker face to the colorful proceedings in NewYorika. Poor Hector having to deal with a frazzled neurotic and super demanding shtar, after being at Burning Man and then returning home from vacation in Tokyo with his activist husband Erikla Fierce. 

Hector, and Ms. Davis had a lovely reunion brunch at Veselka with Mark Morgan Perez. Mr. Morgan Perez never ages, and looks exactly the same as he did when he was in Ms. Davis’ installation Topping From the Bottom at the endurance art festival she curated with Ron Athey Platinum Oasis at the Corral Sands way back in 2001. The Lady D and MMP got to spend quality time with each other at Madison Square Park oogling tightbodied businessmen and devouring corn muffins on their fav bench across from the Flat Iron Building.

New Museum opening of Trigger: Gender as a Tool and Weapon was explosive. So many artists and art stars in this giant group show. New York needs events like this and what made it so special is that you hardly see anything in the whitey white art world where people of color are celebrated and applauded. The energy at the opening reception was seismicgorrigle sistah! with a sea of hot steamy bodies in motion as the New York weather was beyond humid and drippy. 

The art collective really rules in Trigger with The House of Ladosha reigning supreme over the festivities. I talked to so many people and made lots of new friends thankx to the great Viva Ruiz who is the house mother to all the new generation of artists of color on the scene. 
Was thrilled to chittle chat with Sur Rodney and the serene majesty of Lorraine O’Grady who is in her 80s but doesn’t look a day over 40. I wasn’t familiar with the work of Ms. O’Grady but now I have to research her and get acquainted with every aspect of this artistic femme duval. Here is a list of the artist in the Trigger show:
Morgan Bassichis (b. 1983)
Sadie Benning (b. 1973)
Nayland Blake (b. 1960)
Justin Vivian Bond (b. 1963)
Gregg Bordowitz (b. 1964)
Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz (working together since 2007)
Nancy Brooks Brody (b. 1962)
A.K. Burns (b. 1975) and A.L. Steiner (b. 1967)
Leidy Churchman (b. 1979)
Liz Collins (b. 1968)
Harry Dodge (b. 1966)
The Dyke Division of the Two-Headed Calf (founded in 2008)
Josh Faught (b. 1979)
ektor garcia (b. 1985)
Mariah Garnett (b. 1980)
Reina Gossett (b. 1983) and Sasha Wortzel (b. 1983)
Sharon Hayes (b. 1970)
House of Ladosha (founded in 2007)
Stanya Kahn (b. 1968)
Carolyn Lazard (b. 1987)
Simone Leigh (b. 1967)
Ellen Lesperance (b. 1971)
Candice Lin (b. 1979)
Troy Michie (b. 1985)
Ulrike Müller (b. 1971)
Willa Nasatir (b. 1990)
Sondra Perry (b. 1986)
Christina Quarles (b. 1985)
Connie Samaras (b. 1950)
Curtis Talwst Santiago (b. 1979)
Tschabalala Self (b. 1990)
Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b. 1982)
Tuesday Smillie (b. 1981)
Sable Elyse Smith (b. 1986)
Patrick Staff (b. 1987)
Diamond Stingily (b. 1990)
Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971)
Wu Tsang (b. 1982)
Chris E. Vargas (b. 1978)
Geo Wyeth (b. 1984)
Anicka Yi (b. 1971)

Trigger runs until the end of January 2018 so if you are in the Tri-State area its an imperative to see it.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

WER DER HERDE FOLGT SIEHT NUR ARSCHE



Wer der Herde Folgt Sieht Nur Arsche


Ruth Schoenegge the lovely lesbian film editor who has worked with Laurie Anderson and other greats had me over for a wonderous dindin celebrating the birthdate of one of her dearest friends Brad Hampton. Lovesexy Brad is an artist from NYC(one of his beautiful pantings graces Ruth’s drawing room in her spacious Akzienstrasse Kiez compound) Brad and Ruth met when he was Laurie Anderson’s studio manager. Now luscious Brad manages the studio of visual artist Jim Hodges. The menu of Ruth’s feast fit for a magi was as follows:

- Turkish Flatbread with Hummus and Ayurvedic Cashew Parsley Chutney
- Mutton Korma with Basmati Rice and Seasonal Salad
- Lemon Layer Birthday Cake

White wine: Güner Veltliner
Red wine: Coffee Pinotage and Merlot Shottesbrooke
Cocktails: Negroni and Gin Tonic

The other guests at the gathering: Florian Japp, the brother of Ruth’s lover the actress and director Miriam Japp. Florian is a Berlin based artist(sculptures and photography) and also works as a cinematographer, Constantine Achmed Berger who I have known for many years from his days with Susanne Sachsse as a member of the Berliner Ensemble. Achmed brought his friend Britt Beyer who is a film director (Ruth did some work on her documentary about a young man leaving his Jewish orthodox community). And then there was Manou Jacob, a makeup artist from Berlin who is one of the hottest most stylish grandmothers I have ever met.
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So sad to announce the sudden deaths of LA scenesters Sean De Lear and J. Lyons. Sean I have known for way over 30 years. Sean had sold his Echo Park house and was living in Vienna Austria. Both Sean D and I had worked with the Austrian art kollective Gelitin. Very sad learning about her death as she was a good natured messy presence on the LA scene and someone I expected to live forever.

J. Lyons use to perform regularly at my Club Sucker at the Garage in Silverlake (1994-1999). I named his band Extinguish Linda after the 20th Century Fox Film siren Linda Darnell. J. was also in The Johnny Depp Clones with porn priestess Chi-Chi LaRue, and performed in my film The White To Be Angry along with Warhol’s youngest superstar Bibbe Hansen.





Wednesday, September 13, 2017

DAS ENDE DER ARMUT



Das Ende Der Armut

The power art couple of experimental film legend Wilhelm Hein and art fotog extroidinaire Annette Frick are back with a new installment of their successful salon Casabaubou in Berlin-Wedding. If you are in Berlin you must go and see what they are up to. You will be surprised and amazed for sure:

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HERZLICHST ANNETTE FRICK UND WILHELM HEIN

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Jewish Muzlim Daniel Hendrickson had a little late ladies who luncheon for Adham Hafez the spiritedly lovely Egyptian dancer and choreographer. Everything was major Ms. Gorgeous at the Neu Kolln CHEAP Kollektiv compound. Here is more on the divine Miss Adham:

Since its establishment in 2003, the Adham Hafez Company has produced and toured performances in the Arab World, Europe and the US. Awarded first prize for choreography by the Cairo Opera House for its first performance “High Voltage”, the company creates work that combines choreography, installation, live visuals, music and text. With a strong focus on research, the company created its outreach platform “HaRaKa” that documents, researches and investigates dance and performance history in the Arabic speaking world, with leading projects such as “TransDance Festival”, “Cairography” publication for performance theory and criticism, and the ARC.HIVE of Contemporary Arab Performing arts; a joint project between HaRaKa (Cairo), Lincoln Center’s Performing Arts Library (New York), and The German Dance Archives (Cologne).

The productions centralize around physical chronicles and performative heritage from the region and beyond, with rituals often emerging as material, and a close relation to the ever-changing political context. Over the past years it presented work in reputable venues including Damascus Opera House (Syria), Hebbel Am Ufer (Germany), Impulstanz Festival (Austria), and MoMA PS1 (US).

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If you are in New York City, go by Invisible-Exports Gallery on the lower east side to see the two woman show Chemira that features my make-up paintings and the sculpture of the great Louise Nevelson. The reception for the exhibit won’t be till Sept 29th but the show runs from Sept 8th – Oct 22. So go check out the work now, and then party and socialize on Sept 29th. Yowza.

My New Museum opening for the public is Sept 27th. The name of the exhibit is Trigger: Gender Used as a Tool and a Weapon. This show will run for several months and I will do a performance on Sept 28th at 7pm at the New Museum Theater.



Wednesday, September 06, 2017

AUCH DU BIST EIN SCHAMANE


Auch du bist ein Schamane

Vision, Seelenkraft, Heilung

Such a delight to see a special performance by the beautiful and great starina of starinas Miss Bibbe Hansen at silent green Kulturquartier. The special one night only event was part of Goldsmiths, University of London Berlin Summer School program. Bibbe was in top form sharing lots of juicy kibbles and bits about growing up in New York City in the late 50s and early 60s. Bibbe was a natural born troublemaker running the wet&wild streets with Janet Kerouac the daughter of beat writer Jack Kerouac. Bibbe also collaborated with her father the Fluxus pioneer Al Hansen. Bibbe spent a lot of time in Warhol's first factory, as one of his youngest superstars at age 13. She starred in the film Prison with Edie Sedgewick.

Bibbe showed some rare photos of her with Warhol and other greats of the period. She shared some footage of a Fluxus recreation of her fathers piano drop with her famous sons pop star Beck and artist Channing.

Bibbe and her father crisscrossed so many different scenes including early punk rock in Los Angeles and the Chicano art collective ASCO. Bibbe’s younger husb Sean Carrillo was helping her with this presentation. Sean was part of the second wave of ASCO, which is how they met when she literally stole him from his teenage cradle back in the early 1980s. As an added extra treat Harry Gamboa Jr. one of the founding members of ASCO was in the audience and later at the bar he was buying multiple rounds of drinks for all present so we all got really wasted, and that included Susanne Sachsse & Katya Sander, Vegard Vinge & Ida Mueller, Egyptian choreographer Adham Hafez of the Dancing on the Edge Company, Goldsmiths assistant Richard Gabriel, Marcuse Siegelstein and artist Lukas Reiner the son of 95 year old film director and legendary comedy genius Carl Reiner and brother of film director and actor Rob Reiner.

The Vaginal Davis doll was even shocked and surprised out of her unholy mind when Bibbe screened never before seen footage from the very first gig of their punk rock art band black fag. Bibbe played rhythm guitar in male drag in black fag. The band was formed as a joke on her rock star son Beck.

A Black Flag cover band led by Chris of Pansy Division stole the black fag name years later. The original black fag featured songs written by Bibbe, Ms. Davis and Ruebencito of the Chicano groove outfit Boca De Sandia that featured the cousin of Mazzy Star lead singer Hope Sandoval.

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Rising Stars, Falling Stars-Sweet 16mm,Never Been Kissed was way beyond packed as everyone in Berlina seemed to converge on the kupulla of the silent green Kulturquartier to celebrate the birth of fearless leader of CHEAP kollektiv and renown multi talented beauty Susanne Sachsse. Some people confessed to having never been to silent green which is understandable as its Berlin’s newest art institution. This special edition of RSFS not only paid tribute to the great La Sachsse, but was in cooperation with Goldsmiths, University of London Berlin Summer School that was facilitated by Frau Sachsse and artist/filmmaker Katya Sander.

The theme of Goldsmiths’ Berlin Summer School was Stealing Together and no one pilfers better then Ms. Vaginal Davis and her partner in grime Daniel Hendrickson the Jewish Muzlim for baby Christ Jesus.

The film they stole from the Arsenal Institute fur film und Videokunst’s archive
was a ruddy faded 16mm collector’s copy of openly closeted director George Cukor’s 1960 musical comedy film Let’s Make Love. Color Me Red, abounded with Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall, Frankie Vaughan with cameos by Milton Berle, Bing Crosby and Gene Kelly. The reels got mixed up and this mainstream movie turned a bit experimental for a New York secunda. Was that by accident or designed? You’ll never know, and I'll never tell.

Caught giving testimonials by radiant Arsenal Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus:

Nanna Heidenreich, Marc Siegel, journalista Manuel Schubert aka Vicki Baum of Die Taz and Berlin trans legend and Tatort star Zazie De Paris who was mistaken for Romy Haag by writer Phillip Meinert. Maybe Romy was in attendance, there were so many people floating about.

A calvalcade of British visitors flocked the proceedings headed by fashion designers Martine Rose & J.W. Anderson with teutonic young actor Jannis Niewoehner, Oscar nominated black cinematographer Bradford Young, English artist David Birkin who is related to Jane Birkin, actors Ben Hardy, Ben Indra, Tulip Fever actress Holiday Grainger with musician Jake Bugg. The London contingent included Alice Lebow documentary film theorist in Berlin for a few months, charming scholar Nicole Wolf who moved back to Berlin from London town who is now living in Moabit. Film archivist Mojisola Adebayo, performance and theater artist Wanda and her lovely Irene, Macho man artiste extroidinaire Del LaGrace Volcano of Londre via Californication and Sweden who once collaborated with Mojisola on a project in the Artic circle.

Nanoochka Heidenreich reported she ran into filmmaker Shelly Silver, Kerstin Honeit the beautiful young Berlin artist whose work on the German dub movement has been universally acclaimed,Senol Senturk who was also part of the Goldsmiths behind the scenes crew, Brit/Israeli lighting designer Jackie Shemesh, Tito of HAU and his girlfriend. Sweetiepie Tito is one of the few left at HAU from the Mattias Lienthal regime. Also seen by Nanoochka Miss Kallia, the cineaste, projectionista and costume designer originally from Greece.

Ms Davis was too busy holding court to mingle but personally spoke with

Christian Weber of Edition Salzgeber and Sissy Magazine with his psychoanalytic BFF Jan, prima ballerina and one of Berlin’s most stylish and coolest womenTrixie Schoenherr alias Beatrice Cordua, pretty lesbian film editor Ruth Schoenegge, woman of divine mystery Dorothee Wenner resplendid in a red pantsuit, Adham Hafez with his American beau Adam,lovesexy Yusuf Etiman the guru of the most missed Basso Salon, Melissa Dulliux the brilliant Brazilian filmmaker and fashion plate whose new film is Distruktur. Go to www.Distruktur for more info on it. Lady Ms. D also shot the shit with her Creole nephew Kjohnny Blue and his knockout wife the Italian goddess Amelia, Stephen Ahrens the young German queer film programmer at Zueghauskino who just spirited an Opera Films Program, Tavia Nyong’o & Elahe Haschemi and 20 plus of their most talented sexiest students, from Greifswald Queer Summer School German Academic Foundation. These young artists presented me with their Queer Archive,Queer Entanglements zine, high cheekboned Michael Scaturro formerly of Deutche Welle now with Bloomberg, studkin super talent Vegard Vinge and his stage partner designer Ida Mueller plus their gorgeous tech juicemonger Til of the big feetsis and Andy Kaufmanesque actor and director Mad Max Brauer dancing like there is no day after tomorrow to the music of Djane Nancy. Lady D also got to gossip with Bibbe Hansen and her husband Sean Carrillo, Clarisse Mehring, Christophe Derohan Chabot, Acme Singt, The lovelor Goldsmiths London Berlin Summer School tyro artists, Olivier Novitsky and his companion Miso Soup.

Special thankx to Paris makeup and hair designer Akira Kurasawa Knightly who made Ms. Davis look like a true vision wearing her Rick Owens hemoglobulin gown.






Film historian Marcuse Siegelstein who was really circulating during the post screening after party engaged with Yael Bartana, Pola Sieverding, painter Michael Dute’ the King of Wilmerdorf with boyfriend Brian and San Francisco pal Little Mark, the divine Antje Ehmann of the Harun Farocki Institute, hottie Hannah Hurtzig of Mobile Academy, Michael Halves the producer of the Ruth Fischer art band and Super 700 indie rock group, enchanting artist Kerstin Honeit with Pro QM’s Fiona McGovern, art scholar Tom Holert & Claudia Honegger, Salome Gersch, Piero Bellomo, German queer literary academe Bea Michelis, Amy Taubin’s cousin the young writer Isaiah Lorado Wilner winner of Yale’s 57th annual Allan Nevins Prize. (Wilner has become Ms. Davis’ new object of affection replacing Jonathan Safran Foer as the man she wants the most to sit on her open raw face),artist Maha Mahmoun, former Einar Schleef actors Ralf Grawe(who dubs one of the terrorist voices in The Raspberry Reich) and Bettina Scheuritzel, Susanane Sachsse’s glam agent Anke Balzer, Noam Gorbat, Julian Scherer Ms.Davis former assistant when she taught at The Goethe Universitaet now a professor on his own merits, FU queer student union heads Charlotte and stylette Alex, silent green owners Jörg & Tina, and Goldsmiths Head of curatorial studies the famed scholarideon Simon Sheik.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

UNKEUSCH


UNKEUSCH
Had a delightful time conversing with the great Mr. Plattenspieler-Thomas Meinecke the other night. He was with his gorgeous wife Michaela Melia’n and lovely daughter Julia who is a student at the DFFB. 

This all took place at the 39th birthday celebration of famed art photog Wolfgang Tillmans.
If you’re not familiar with Herr Meinecke he is a noted DJ, musician and author. We were both part of Hannah Hurtzig’s last Mobile Academy installation at the Kampnagel, Hamburg in the Spring. I simply adored hearing Thomas talk about his many projects, as he is quite prolific. He is also a super fan of my best girlfriend Glen Meadmore. Soon Thomas will have his first book translated into English through an Amazon imprint. 

The atmosphere was sumpteous at the Tillmans shindig. You can’t go wrong with a penthouse roofgarden studio in the very heart of Kreuzberg. Goldenen tinsel decorations matched the sultry summer evening. Panorama views engulfed the guests as the alcohol flowed non stop erotic cabaret style. Lots of cute young trendy boys smoking lethal smelling cigerettes. One doesn’t expect any righteous flirting or sexing at these artsy Teutonic affairs. That would be a major naynay Papa.

I hardly ever go to gatherings as I am such a loner, but when i do I come around starting time so i can see the place fill up, and leave early. Another first arrival I chittle chatted with was a sweet Lesbian artist who is represented by a New York gallery, and she told me she liked my Come on Daughter Save Me make-up and clay sculpture exhibition at Invisible-Exports Gallery in 2015.
Speaking of skulptresses the great German artiste Isa Genzken was at the party looking quite 
handsome and stately. There were many celebs afoot as well, but with Ms. Genzken in the haus all others paled in comparison.

Monday, August 14, 2017

DAS HAUPTWERK


DAS HAUPTWERK
Thank Jehovah of Armies for my new Berlin gallerist Dan Gunn of the Dan Gunn Gallery. Dan has been such a devilishly sweet and sexy exterminating angel in helping me get all my paintings packed and ready for shipment to New York for my two woman show Chemira. Yes Chemira opens Sept 8th at Invisible-Exports Gallery with the late great Louise Nevelson sculptures and my make-up paintings. Dan also arranged a buttery promotional photo shoot with Brit art photog Nicky of Monumental Strasse where I am in Louise doo rag drag.

The CHEAP kollektiv did a special taped version of their popular CHEAP Funk radio show for Reboot FM 88.4. For this edition of ReBooty FM the playful CHEAPies called the evening CHEAP Norway and Queer International Camels. The show includes Ms. Davis reciting the 15 Commandments according to Love Camel aka: Andrea Novarin and a camel Penelope Pitstop Top 5 of summer music listening, plus lots of other oddities and attrocities from DJ Nancy, Fearless Leader and Marcuse Siegelstein.

The Vagimule Doll, Arsenal Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus and Muzlim Daniel Hendrickson got together last week for some long range planning and have decided that after 10 fabulous years Rising Stars, Falling Stars will come to an end at the close of 2017.  Its sad, but hey, all good things must end. 

For the last year, the latest itteration of Rising Stars, Falling Stars has been under the subtitle: Sweet 16mm-Never Been Kissed. Our next screening will take place Sungay, Sept 3rd 8pm at silent green Kulturquartier in Berlin Wedding. The film shown will be the musical comedy Lets Make Love 1960, starring Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall and Frankie Vaughan directed by the all time great faggot film director George Cukor. This version of Rising Stars will also celebrate the 22nd birthday of Susanne Sachsse the Fearless Leader of CHEAP Kollektiv, and will be presented in association with Arsenal Institut fur Film und VideoKunst and Goldsmith University London as part of their Summer School.

The last Rising Stars will be around Christmas time but don’t despair as from the ashes of Rising Stars will emerge a new concept that will premiere in the Spring of 2018 called Contemporary Vinegar Syndrome. Be on the lookout for CVS as everyones mothers brothers auntie's cousin will be talking about it the world over.