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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.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

WONEN IN DE AMSTERDAMSE SCHOOL

The JL Hotel Nu 76 Jan Luijkenstraat is so cute and bodacious I don´t ever want to leave my ultra comfy homomoderne room with a giant deepdish bath tub.  Went to the Museum to look at the modern art and design exhibition which was lovely.

Cute dimunitive and delicate program producer Henri Sandrant of Belgium gave me a VIP guest pass for all the museums on the square.  The line for the Van Gogh Museum was too long but luckily there are some pristine Van Goghs in the Stedelijk.  The Stedelijk was filled with lots of humpster specimens floating about and low key security guards who don´t get in your way as you view the art on display.  After a few hours in the museum I stopped off at a little platz café and had a most delish lemon muffin and capucino served by a tall juicered Dutch youthquaker lad who was very flirty and that sent me into high orbit.

Back in my spacious hotel room I decided to just vegetate in front of the TV watching some MTV reality show called Catskills,Catnip or Catfisch starring a cutesy skinny Prince of Judea.  As I don’t have a TV and only watch  the telly when I am in hotels I had never seen this program before.  They were showing a marathon of episodes so I was able to catch up on the premise that solves the social media delimnas of 20something aged youngsters desperate for love at any cost.  I am so glad I reside far from the madding crowd of these tissues.  Also watched a teen comedy called Faking It starring a muscular boy with the most kissable pillow lips, and a makeover/under show with a black hostess who had questionable style herself.  Its funny how the poor guests looked better before she started to tweak them.

My new BFF Yumi Maes a gorgeous undergrad intern at the Stedelijk took such good care of me, and I feel like I´ve known Yumi for ages, though I am old enuf to be her great grandmother.

On my first day in Hamsterdam Yumi and Henri took me to the Stedelijk Museum Restaurant that is in the shape of a large bathtub Lusatania.  I gorged on drinks and snacks as we went over specifics for my lecturina/performance.  I am feeling unusually relaxed and not my normal flustery manic self.  Wasn´t expecting the curatorial team to all be so young and pretty.  I am certainly the elderstateswoman of intermedia arts & sciences of the 21st century.

Back in my hotel room where I´ve started growing roots I write letters while watching the news switching back and forth from dull BBC to even duller CNN. My big bed has the perfect hard mattress with a million pillows to get lost in.  I make the mistake of taking a long hot steam bath which puts me right to sleep.

Saturday was my free day to explore Hamsterdam which I did in earnest.  Lots of perfect people watching and oogling of young strapping men playing soccer in the park or just riding around on their bicycles commando style.  Got up the nerve to stalk a few fit lads keeping a respectable distance.
Sungay morning bright eyed and bushytailed ate a splendid comp breakfast in the hotel dining room.  Yumi came to fetch me at noon to escort the doll to the museum for prep and tech writer.  My technician is a young skater thrasher looking dude named Barry who is very fresh faced with a round fat bottom and big feet---just my type.  I think I freaked him out a bit with my John Wayne Gacy glare.

Barry sets the auditorium all awash in pink gels ala Josephine Baker that I requested  and looks amazing.  My performance begins at 3:30pm and I am shocked to see the Museum Auditorium packed to the brim----SRO with young and old a variety of races, and even infants and small kinder—talk about a diverse crowd I seem to attract.  This is my first time performing in a Netherlander Institution.  Back in the 1980s I did receive lots of orders for my zine Fertile La Toyah Jackson  but that was over 30 years ago so I wasn’t expecting to be on the radar in this country.

Henri finds for me a muscular, handsome German blondine named Florian to sit on the stage with me helping up and down from the podium and being my performative security detail/personal ninja warrior protetor.  Florian handles his duties with splendor and was a great eye candy treat for me and the audience.

I wound up being on stage for over two hours and afterwards engaged in a lively Q&A with no one showboating.  The celebutants in attendance included: Ingrid Jejina, an Amsterdam based artist, Demna Gvasalia the artistic director of the House of Balenciaga, Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd sitting right in the front row smiling lovingly at me with that beautiful gigantic nose of his, weenage pop starlet Charlie Puth with a posse of cute Glee club looking puppies, Bulgarian tennis champ Grigor Dimitrov with Count Nikolai von Bismarck the 28 year old socialite that is known for collecting the work of obscure artist types like me, Anne Syefer, Christian Friedrick, Ferry de Jong, head curator of Stedelijk Bart van de Heide, Phillip Gufler, Raphaela Vogel, Vivian Ziherl, Krist Gruijthuijsen the new Dutch director of Berlins KW Contemporary Art Museum, local dragster Snorella (Micha Schneijckerberg) and multidisciplinary artist and photog Maxime C. Duvall aka: Martin C. DeWaal who I originally thought was Caitlin Jenner as I wasn´t wearing my eyeglasses on stage.

I adored the food at Café Schiller, the olde fashion wood paneled brasserie where I was taken for my artist dinner.  I was starving so getting some comfort food in this lovely Edwardian boite from 1913 was perfect for me.  Wanted to hang out all evening with everyone but I was just too nackered so Yumi ushered me back to my hotel for some righteous boogie slumberland. Special shoutout thanx to Yumi, Henri, Lucy, Bart, Barry, The Spring Performance Fetival Crew, hot Florian, Love Camel, Vicky Baum and Uli Ziemons for all their help in getting me to Hamst.  Of course I didn’t want to leave the Netherlands but because I will be teaching in Linz Austria at the Kunst Universität I had to move on to the next project.

Before I left for Hammy the great Nanna Heidenreich and Marcus Ruff did a tag team dinner at Nannotchka´s Bergmann Str compound that was mindblowing with flavours and acted as my lil farewell to Berlin.

Earlier in the week I was having meetings with a slew of visiting curators including Olga Rozenblum the lovesexy personable young French curator of Treize Gallery.  We had a nice girlish time together at the Akademy de Kunst in the Tiergarten.

Those of you in my olde hometown of LA in Cali please check out the large scale solo exhibition of one of my art children the beautiful and talented Karen Lofgren aka Kara Hunger.  Her exhibit Other Relevant Experiences at Royal Projects Contemporary Art 432 Alameda Street in Downtown LA opens Saturday April 2nd from 4-7:30pm and runs through May 15th.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Die Notgeilen

So sorry my dear fruitful faithfull for not having written a thing in weeks but my old business style Hewlett Packard PC that the Love Camel of Merry ole London towneship donated to me years ago went kaput right before the Berlinale madness began to ensue.  I am still computerless writing this very text in the lounge of the wellness center where I am being graciously treated for my 455th birthday.  Thank you to Love Camel, Marcuse Siegelstein, Susanne Sachsse, Piero Bellomo, Daniel Hendrickson, Nora Molitor, my next door neighbor Sabine Ludke, Felix Knoke and my student assistant at the Universität Giessen Christoph Bovermann and his lover JP for all the birthday treats and well wishes.  I didnt grow up celebrating birthdays as my mother in the 1960s and early 1970s went through a Jehovah's Witness phase.  Long story. . .
If anyone out there in the known world has an extra lap top they are not using and want to send it my way It would greatly appreciated.

At the beginning of Feb I went to the Berliner Institüt fur Psychotherapie und Psychoanalyse and met for an hour with the kindly Frau Klingeberg.  Yes the little Ms. Davis doll is seeking help from a therapist to tackle her increasing mania tissues.  Even Ozma of Oz the all powerful ruler of the Fairyland of Oz has problemas of histrionic porportions.

The grand opening of the 11th Forum Expanded Exhibition Wed Feb 10th at Akademy de Kunste in the Tiergarten was joyous and triumphant.  Arsenal Empress and Forum Expanded founder Stefanie Schulte Strathaus and her curatorial team headed by dimunitive cutiepie Anselm Franke, Nanna Heidenreich, Bettina Steinbrügge and Ulrich Ziemons outdid themselves this year with their Lacanian themed spectacle Traversing the Phantasm.  The specific perspective of the selected films, installations, performances and lectures manifested in the geopolitik vareen.  With all thats going on in our troubled society how could it not?

I spent four days and up to four hours plus in the Forum Expanded exhibition space until my back went out.  I just couldn't get enough of the granada on display.  My personal highlights:  Girl Talk a single channel nugget by my LA homegirl and child of high art Wu Tsang that features poet and critical theorist Fred Moten in ecstatic rad fairy drag.  Hygiene/Swachh by Pushpamel N. where she is washing the right rev'rend brain out of the hairy headula of a highly cooperative vassel.  James T. Hong's Terra Nullius or:  How To Be a Nationalist which was downright upright motherfucking son of a preachers bitch perfection in addressing the East China Seas cunnundrum almost better then the Jean Harlow MGM classic from 1935.

Covering similar terrain in a unique fashion was the brilliantine The Refrain.  The best ever by Angela Melitopoulos and her dynamic collaborating posse headed by that genius Angela Anderson with Maurizio Lazzarato and Aya Hanabusal.  Ms. Anderson, besides her yearly ForEx duties as exhibition designer and technical coordinator also contributed to Natascha Sadr Haghighian's stellar soundscape phonetic survey denouncing Germany's top selling tank export as realized in Lego paillettes.  Yowza!

Seen hovering in the exhibition space incognito: David Gandy the hot holy dark haired British manq with the proud crotch and polar nips, Matthew Rushing of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and Hollywood director Adam McKay of The Big Short which my old LA gal pal Crepe Suzette(Susan Mathelson) is the costume designer of, Thorsten Schumacher of HanWay Films, actor/lovers and other strangers Roman Kolinka and Dan Stevens.

Judy LaBruce was in town to walk the red carpet as an actor playing the Canadian Prime Minister in the Competition feature Boris sans Beatrice by Denis Cote.  Didnt see the flick but heard that La Judy was the best thing going for it.  I have always said that Judyline is a magnify whitetress.  Fearless Leader of kollektiv CHEAP Susanne Sachsse had Judy and I over for one of  her stylish dindins and you should have seen us ladies having a hoot of a time.

In the Forum Expanded Program Screenings and Think Film Congress #4 the archeologic river running through motif was present in Canadian ForEx veterano Mark Lewis' Invention, Ahmad Ghossein's lecture performance When the Ventriloquist Came and Spoke To Me and film The Fourth Stage, Joe Namy's Stones God People, the sublime As Birds Flying by Heba Y. Amin and Larissa Sansour's In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain.  The Think Film lecture starinas:  Ala Younis and her The Unbelievable Photos Taken by the Crazy Russians Who Illegally Climbed Egypts Great Pyramid, bigger then Cher and Beyonce together Edwin of Indonesia and his Rotting Away Behind Locked Doors Lab Laba Laba Initiative, reclaiming History, Unveiling Memory by off Nollywood filmmaker and critic Didi Cheeka, VHS Cypus:  A Lost History by the energetic Constantinos Tallotis and the new wave comedy team of Mariam Ghani and Engineer Latif Ahmadi in What We Left Unfinished which had the audience cracking up about the Afghan Film Industry where they don't use blanks but actual amunition, and all the actors perform the most dangerous stunts.  Because of using real amo its not unheard of that death will occur on set as they take realism further then any Hollywood production that likes to toss the word authentic around.

Because of my back problems I didnt see so many films this year.  Loved Austrian director Ruth Beckermann's Die Geträumten that featured the letters of Ingeborg Bachman and Paul Celan as read by cute Anja Plaschg of the bad haircut.  Couldnt stand the tiny actor Laurence Rupp reading for Celan with his small hands and feet that resembled satanic hooves.

For some strange reason i felt compelled to see the Sci Fi flicker Midnight Special by Jeff Nichols which isn't a great film but i did enjoy the earnest portrayals by Kirsten Dunst,young Jaeden Lieberher, Henry Fonda-ish Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard and humpy humpies Adam Driver and blondine beauty Joel Edgerton----who I can´t live without him digging in my sugar walls.

The Panorama Doc's Strike a Pose, Uncle Howard and Kiki were only good because of the subjects on hand.  I was expecting to hate Strike which profiles the boy dancers from Madonna's  1990 Blonde Ambition tour and Truth or Dare film.  It was lovely seeing Carleton who Judy LaBruce tricked with at the Detour during her first film tour in LA with No Skin Off My Ass and Kevin who modeled along with me for the Michele Lamy menswear line.  Uncle Howard is about the late handsome film director Howard Brookner.  It’s a family tribute by his sexy look-a-like nephew Aaron Brookner.  I kept thinking of the Danny Williams docu by his niece that was part of Forum Expanded in 2007.  I must say that Brad Gooch the 80s golden boy who was Howard Brookner's lover has aged well. 
I got to meet two of the delicious stars of KiKi at the Panorama reception and in the movie I was mesmerized by the beautiful and articulate Gia Marie Love who i predict will have a very bright future.

I wasn't expecting much from horn pig French directors Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau's Theo et Hugo which starts off with a very long explicit sex club scene with the young skinny, narrow shouldered and pigeon chested actors.  Once the boys had their clothes on they grew on me and when I saw them in person during the Q&A they looked downright adoreable.

Hate that I didn’t get to see everything on my viewing list like Kate Plays Christine, Le Fils de Joseph, Andre´Te’chines’ latest Quand on al 17 ans, the Berlinale Classics screenings of John Huston’s Fat City with my late dear friend Susan Tyrrell and James Whale´s The Road Back.
Glad to report that this year there weren´t so many ugly men at the festival.  Next year I will have to check out the Berlin Talent Campus as I´ve been told by multiple sources that its where the juicy boys reside.  You all know how the Doll needs her fill of eye candy.

This year the Forum Party was smaller and held at the AdK for the first time.  Usually the soiree takes place at the Volksbühne.  Since I live close to AdK in the Tiergarten I was overjoyed at the new location.  The AdK staff are a little precious, but the mid century building and furnishings are major Ms. Gorgeous so I can understand how prickly they can be.

My DJane set went really well and Frau Birgit and her crew did a great job in presenting my little station with a modernist sculpture flanking me with excellent flattering lighting.  Was lucky that DJane extroidinaire Olga Damnitz, the sexy popular Berlin baby dyke spinmistress gave me a pee break by taking over for an hour or so.  DJane Olga is a real DJ and knows how to properly mix and do all the things that I can´t do.  She was laying down some very wicked beats.

Thriving on the spacious carpeted dance floor:  Nick Jonas of the pop group The Jonas Brothers, who was starring in a Panorama film called Goat, was wildly dancing to The Misfits, “London Dungeon” with what must be his hunky beau.  Logan Lerman the male ingénue and star of the film Indignation was getting cozy with Swiss German weenager Joel Basman and mulatto hottie Kelynan Lonsdale while power press agent Stephen Huvane was giving the youngsters the old hairy eye ball.  Hidetoshi Nishijima(Creepy) was spending a lot of time slow dancing to fast songs with Benjamin Millepied.  Isn´t Ben married to Natalie Portman?  He wasn´t acting very married, but was all boymantic with a bunch of nubile male acting gorgons like Victor Ezenfils, Miles Teller, and Kacey Mottet Klein.  I´m not one to gossip so you know you didn´t hear this from me.

Who else was at the party you ask?  well here is just a partial list compiled by my Stassi Spies------

Raphel Grisey, Havarie team & cast: Rhim Ibrir and Abdallah Benhamou, Houari Bouchenak Khelladi,73 years young Ulrike Ottinger who this year made a 12 hour endurance film where she was camping in Siberia and hiking but still had energy to  dance with her beautiful girlfriend Katharina Sykora, the art historian deluxe, some Canuckians including Coral Short, sexpert filmmaker, Lauren Howes from CFMD, Steve Reinke and his lovely Chicago husband Brian.  Handsome manchild Uli Ziemons  and his lady love the feminist art supercurator Anja Lückenkemper. Video documentarian, artist and forex setup team captain Noam Gorbat, Bbooks Stephan Geene, gallant Markus Ruff who is the undisputed King of Archiving with Clarissa Thieme, the very smart video artist / filmmaker, Mediterranean hottie Angela Melitopoulos, Manuela aka djane Bianca kruk, who is also a great sound designer, Masha Nehls who was big heart and big brain of organizing Forex exhibition this year and is part of the Entzaubert Festival Collective, Fine Freiberg also from the Forex team and Entzaubert Collective and Berlinale projectionista, analog-inclined filmmaker and also dj/musician---whew!  Everyones fav party central “It” girl Diana McCarthy who is the brainy muscle of Reboot FM radio, Filipa Cesar, the beautiful Sisters Schulte Strathaus Stefanie & Bettina of the famous Schulte Strathaus clan.  Also shmoozing Anselm Franke, the wonderful Angelika Ramlow, Ousshi the Arsenal´s number one projectionist idol who retired last year.  So great seeing Ousshi as its not the Berlinale without an Oushi sighting. Volker Sattel, Marcuse Siegelstein and Fearless Leader of CHEAP Susanne Sachsse who led the crowd on the dancefloor, Forum crew: Sara, Caroline, Marie, Anna Hoffmann, Christoph Terhechte, the divine Dorothee Wenner who always looks like a billion dollars,Adina Pintille (director of Bucharest International Film Festival)Sonia Campanini, film scholar with her sexy lover from Naples Luciano, Gizem Bayiksel from Ankara Pink Fest,Philip Scheffner and Merle Kröger with their big Pong film team families, Colorado Velcu and his Roma family Melissa Dullius and Gustavo Jahn the Brazilian filmmaking partners of the film Muito Romantico, Nicole Wolf, Tamer el Said, Marcin Malaczsak of the Caligari prize winning film In the Last Days of the City, Michel Belague and his ravishing girlfriend, Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, the French directors of Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau - the film with the notorious 18-minutes-dark-room-sex-scene, which won the Audience Teddy Award on Saturday, Geoffrey Couët and François Nambot, their two sexy young actors, Ramon Zürcher, director of the Forum-hit from 2014, Das merkwürdige Kätzchen, and documentary veteran Volker Koepp.

Plus Katya Diefenbach, Daniel Haji Hendrickson, Karim Ainouz, Christian Weber of Salzgeber Editions with the directors of Theo et Hugo and the films young French stars who requested the doll play Madonna,the wonderous Theodora Tabacki, Nora Melitor, Florian Zeyfang who is the nice&very sweet Florian,Alyosha, Ela Wuensch,Ewa Szablowska and Ula Sniegowska from New Horizons Film Fest in Wroclaw Poland who brought CHEAP to Polski for the first time in 2002.
See u next year filmfilas!