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Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Aztec Warrior who occasionally sends me emugs from the outpost of his sexual life is a bonafide phenomena on the Speaking From the Diaphragm blog. I´ve already encouraged him to start his own blogina—yes an old fashion spin-off like how The Jeffersons, and Maude were a spinoff of All in the Family. Staying true to form Azteca as I like to call him, sent me this little Burning Man addendum missive:
Oh Fechesita,
The festival was 6 days long for me, it's all a blur! At first i was a little uncomfortable about going by myself, even though i'd have friends at camp, last year i was with drew. so this year it is was great being on my own, with my own schedule and interests. I met this one cool dude who was from hollywood, tall skinny guy with long hair and at least a 10inch uncut white dick. we were talking about our tattoos, and the regular things, where are you from, etc. Once I said i lived in silverlake he was all cool since he lived in Hollywood. He was wearing a very short Sarong around his waist showing off his very lean body. So he had mentioned that some of the events reminded him of an art exhibit he had seen in Hollywood, i asked was it Vaginal Davis´ Platinum Oasis, he said, Yeah. So we had a cool talk about Platinum Oasis, we hung out for a couple of hours, he had pot, i smoked a bit, maybe 3 puffs, and then of course things turned very horny. I was very impressed with his penis, wow it was beautiful, so was his ass and he was cool and handsome, just a regular guy. so that was fun.
oh this was cool---my lesbian friend and i met two young cute french boys. we were doing this organized pub crawl. so the lesbian asked if they were together, they laughed and said no, were buds. oh, ok, cool. so as the pub crawl progressed and the booze flowed, these two boys were getting a little bit more and more daring. somehow, i became their big brother/sister and they stayed very close to me and my friend. a few people were asking if they could photograph the two boys, the boys would look at me as if waiting for my approval. they had fun getting pics taken, being flirted with and chatting with everyone. by the last bar, the lesbian tells me, check out the frenchies, well they were at the bar towards the end of all the craziness and the red head frenchie pie was on his knees sucking his little french buddies dick! it was hot, they switched back and forth a few times. when they saw us, they smiled and the lesbian asked the boys, wow that was sexy! the red head smiles and says, i think he's my boyfriend! she hugged them, they hugged us both while looking very nervous. i put my hand on both of their hearts and they both had pounding hearts. i told them that would be fine and that they needed to find a private place to get off otherwise they'd be uncomfortable. they were so cute the both turned beat red! One was 19 and the other was 20. I took a pic of them, they were not beauties, they were just nice cute young boys with natural hair, no shaved or plucked body parts
Just received this sweet invite from lovely art photog Elly Clarke who has her own gallery that reminds me of my own Hag Gallery-small, contemporary, haggard that I ran out of my apartment back in the mid 1980s. I won´t be able to go to her opening as i will be in the editing booth working on my Jack Smith-Live Film movie Memory Island.

You are invited to the Opening and Exhibition of SPLASHBACK. This is Clarke Gallery's first group show, celebrating nearly 12 months of exhibitions in the space. The artists are, in order of their appearance over the past year, CHRISTIAN SIEVERS, ELLY CLARKE, VICKY LUCAS, ALEXANDER HEATON, NATASHA WHEAT and LIZ FLETCHER. Work spans the mediums of painting, sculpture, artist books, sound art, print work, photography and video and will be shown throughout the gallery - in the kitchen, hall, bathroom and living room. Where else can you watch video art sitting on Elly's Granny's sofa?All work is also for sale at a very reasonable price.
Please join us for the opening night reception or during the following week, for a quieter interaction with the work. For further info please visit our website:
Opening Night: Saturday 26th September 19.00h-22.00h
and then open daily 28th September - 3rd October 17.00h-19.00h or by appointment.
Clarke Gallery
Friedelstrasse 52
12047 Berlin
Hinterhaus, 4. Stock. Bei Clarke Klingeln.

Friday, September 18, 2009

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

The tourista season in Berlin is coming to an official close, but it seems like even more people flock to Berlina in the fall then in the Spring and Summer months. Those of you who are here in beautiful, but bleak Berlin and want some place to venture to here are a few suggestions: The brilliant art photog Annette Frick with her sexy boyfriend, the experimental film guru of Germany, Wilhelm Hein host a salon that features some of the more interesting people in the city.
LETZTER AUFRUF ! Am Sonntag den 20.9.2009 erinnern wir an Kurt Kren er wäre an diesem Tag 80 geworden. Wir zeigen original Arbeiten: Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Siebdrucke, Fotos von ihm und geben aus diesem Anlass Box 6 aus dem Nachlass heraus. Seine Filme sind ebenfalls zu sehen. Es erscheint: JENSEITS DER TRAMPELPFADE Heft 9 Kurt Kren gewidmet. Es beginnt schon um 16 Uhr wegen unerwartetem Besuch zu sehen: Kenneth Anger: DVD : ICH WILL Gerda Gritzka: DVD „Shit 2008“ Kurt Kren 16 mm Filme u.A. 20. September Evi Rüsseler/ Vaginal Davis: DVD Hipponarcissus , Annette Frick : Fotos, Len Lye :DVD Free Radicals, Wilhelm Hein: DVD?Warum nicht ? John Blue: Musik Lili Mühl: 3 Bücher: Penthi die Tänzerin, die Vampirziege, die Flugsaurier, Mad Angus: Musik, Tim Blue neue DVD, Ludwig Schönherr, neue DVD, Sissi Tax: Geld oder nicht Geld_Lesung, Gary Goldberg: DVD Plates mit Bill Rice und Taylormead, Hermoine Zittlau liest Juwelia Soraya und ZsaZsa Puppengesicht und Überraschungsgäste
U6 bis Seestr.
Renown British exPat Richard Hancock and his art partner Traci Kelly are getting their act together and taking it on the high road. . . . But me and my true love will never meet again on the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond.
A seven-day workshop with Richard Hancock & Traci Kelly, exploring issues of collaboration and risk (September 16-22, 2009), and a live performance of Iconographia (September 24, 2009) as part of Escrita na Paisagem in Evora, Portugal.
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A live performance of Traci Kelly's In Season, the second of Hancock & Kelly's Lone Duets as part of EPAF 09 in Warsaw, Poland - October 16-18, 2009.
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NOW AVAILABLE-ENCOUNTERS: Performance, Photography, Collaboration - MANUEL VASON
Encounters is a new and extensive collection of Manuel Vason's photographic collaborations with artists working in performance. Published by Arnolfini to accompany the first major exhibition of Vason's work in the UK, and edited by Dominic Johnson, Encounters brings together exciting new critical essays on Vason's collaborative images.
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Had a lovely time filming a short flicker for French/German(new)-new wave director Rad Minet and the Chocolate Grinder Film kollective which includes LovesexyTasty Tim, Little Alex of Macedonia, Morning Becomes Electra! I Love Louisa la Gamine Brooks and cute cuddly curly haired Tenacious Tillman. The Chocalate Grinder crew are the most talked about young filmmakers in all of Europe. Remember you first heard about them hear at the number one Tussi blog Speaking from the Diaphragm.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The return of Rising Stars, Falling Stars at Arsenal Institute für Film und Videokunst; after a sommer pause was spectacular with an SRO screening of Eisensteins The Strike from 1924. The Blue Brothers Tim & kJohnny were creatively mischieveous with their live film score using a varied array of subjective components that added a new layer to the filmic proceedings. I decided to add a new addendum to Eisensteins 1923 manifesto The Montage of Attractions by stating that a film isn´t a film unless it features the bare buttocks of a cute Mexican boy.
After the screeningliving it up in high style in the Rote Foyer Proletkult, Arsenal Empress Ms. Stefanie Schulte Strathaus who will be heading off to the Toronto Film Festival where she will be staying with Canadian Film legend John Greyson who has caused quite an international uproar this year. I´m sure if you google the filmmakers name and or Brand Israel you can retrieve all the info from the WWW. Gorgeous scholar Nicole Wolf on sabbatical from her teaching post in London was her usual delightful self along with Scandanavian video artist Gunsi Holstrom who is always a vivacious presence. Wonderful also seeing handsome Irish experimental film god Paul Rowley chit chatting with Wilhelm Hein and his art photog gal pal Annette Frick who gave La Davis a wonderful gift of a portable typewriter. Does anyone remember those quaint items from the last century? Joel Gibb of the Hidden Cameras and his hunky beau Enrico Dallman were turning lots of heads. Joel is off for his big tour of North America to support his new LP Origin:Orphan. There were so many celebs i don`t know where to begin in naming them all so I will just give you an olde school listy: Tavia Nyongo, the Kenyan NYU scholar who is related to President Barach Obama with his very pretty sister,Sasha of bbooks with husband, The Chocolate Grinder Film Kollective of Little Alex of Macedonia, Tasty Tim, Rad Minet, Morning Becomes Elektra!, with posse, LA fashion designer Cornel Collins, artists Maggie Schneider, Isabelle Spengler, Richard Hancock & Marc Arthur fresh from his Hamburg visual art success, new Berliner of just five days Toru Hayashi, hip hop singer Speech DeBelle, handsome raven haired art schtar Mark Boal, writer Kaylie Jones with Constand d'Aubigne`, director R.J.Cutler of the new documentary film The September Issue which features one of my best girlfriends Anna Wintour of Vogue.
To all of you out there who emailed me wanting to know more about my job interview at Lund Universities Malmo Art Akademy, sorry I am not purposely trying to be mysterious, its just that it was such a bizarre experience I am still finding it difficult to process. A formal rejection letter would have been nice, but i really don´t even expect that from them. My Scandanavian academic confidantes told me that the cattle call approach to hiring is typical in Sweden, and that this particular school has been going through major upheaval of the Nordic Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev variety.