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Friday, December 10, 2010

QUERGEFRAGT
Had to go to the dentist to have my wisdom tooth removed. Thank god I have health insurance here in Germany. Dr. Mueller came recommended by the great Nanna Heidenreich, and removed the tooth so fast I didn’t even realize he had taken it out. Of course now I feel quesy, but he gave me some pain medication and some antibiotics as now I have this big gaping hole in my mouth. Does that mean that I can fit larger appendages in the olde clap trap? Wonders never cease.
The other day I had a nice visit from young scholar Tobias Rauscher who paid me a sweet visit to the Cheese Endique Trifecta. We had a lovely time talking, eating and drinking memosas. I love mentoring young German youthquakers.
Had a sweet interview with Manuel Schubert the host of the internet radio program Film Highlights on Multikult FM. See below to hear it for yourself. I think it came out nicely, and suggested some classical music by Alexander Scriabau which really added to the interview, but I will let you be the judge of that.

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Film historian Marc Siegel sent this out on the CHEAP collective mailing list about Rising Stars, Falling Stars this Saturday.

Dear CHEAPies,

For all you cat-lovers, even for those of you like me who are allergic,
Vaginal Davis presents an evening of beastiality and experimental music. Yes, her monthly utopian chit-chat and silent movie event at the Arsenalwill focus this cold December on that perverse silent film feline, Felix theCat. In the Doll's words herself: "This is a special program of delectable animated short subjects from the years 1920-1928 featuring the queerest of all queering felines with live musical accompanyment by those studly geniuses of experimental soundscapes The Blue Bros. Tim & kJohnny. After the screening join the demented Ms. Davis in the Rote Foyer Litter Box for a special wine and
katnip reception"

A great way to wind down after the Texte zur Kunst 20th year art criticism marathon at HAU!

Hope to see you there!

Yours
Marc

Rising Stars, Falling Stars Sat Dec 11th 9pm
Potsdamer Str 2
Sony Center Filmhaus Kino 2
Arsenal Inst fur Film und Video Kunst
in Historic Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
www.Vaginaldavis.com
www.arsenal-berlin.de

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CHEAP looks forward to...

*Susanne Sachsse singing Schoenberg! Yes, La Sachsse has secretly been
receiving voice lessons from a Serbian Dominatrix Diva to prepare for the premiere of a radical new production of that perverse Austrian atonalist's PIERROT LUNAIRE on March 6, 2011 at HAU! Conducted by melancholic beauty Premil Petrovic and directed by the eternally and seductively washed-up Bruce ”Judy” LaBruce! not to be missed. (regarding perversion: did you know that Sch√∂nberg saved his urine so that it can be used to water his plants even after his death? Visit Sch√∂nbergs urine collection at USC in Los Angeles!)

* While in LA for the twelve-tone urine tasting, check out:
dejecta/protecta
A performance by Vaginal Davis
in conjunction with The Artists Museum
Saturday, January 22, 2011, 8pm
Ahmanson Auditorium
MOCA Grand Ave.
Inspired by Andy Warhol¹s screen tests, and the midnight performances of Jack Smith, this expanded cinema piece is a new work created by Vaginal Davis, an originator of the homo-core punk movement and a gender-queer art-music icon. Berlin based, Ms Davis made her name in LA's club performance scene, and has earned herself a similar notoriety as a cultural antagonist and erotic provocateur, renowned for her performance,experimental film and video practice. This original work will be staged at MOCA for one night only and will feature production and costumes design by lovesexy, young Jonathan Berger, with special appearances by WuIngrid Tsang hosting a Richard Serra Minimalist Nouvelle Riche CaliforniaCuisine Feast, a reading by Larry Bob of Holy Tit Clamps, a lecturina by Dr. Robert Summers on Judy Garland Modalities, an interpretive dance by Jean Spinosa(Wigout) as Lucia Joyce,16 mm films by Janie Geiser&Lewis Klahr , musical madness from Glen Meadmore,Mark Simon and The Boyfriend, and Julie Tolentino with Pigpen Myers Rifkin.

O and I got an update from that extroidinary artist Heather Cassil who has almost met her Kickstarted fundraising goal, so read below and donate donate donate.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I'm writing to you to thank those of you who have pledged to my kickstarter fund VERY VERY MUCH for your support. It means the world to me.

I am one week away from the deadline where I must make my goal. As I have mentioned with kick starter, if I don't make the goal then I don't see the funds. Any of them.
If any of you have been waiting around to see if I could use the pledge.. I CAN!! for those who can not pledge then please spread the word.

America is a crazy place where art funding is hard to come by. Even when art which exists outside the market does make it to the surface, so often it is cut down. look at the Catholic League and conservative Republicans for asking the Smithsonian to remove David Wojnarowicz's video, "Fire In My Belly," from its National Portrait Gallery! We are constantly under attack. It is because of and in spite of a climate such as this that I feel compelled to push forward with my work. People like you, and small efforts like kick starter are part of the answer.

Take a look at my video if you have not all ready:
http://kck.st/bgOMQF

Spread the word.
I'm close...but not close enough.
Love,
Heather

PS: Some cool incentives for pledging:
PLEDGE $250 OR MORE
All of the previous rewards PLUS signed limited edition CUTS: A TRADITIONAL SCULPTURE poster, printed on archived photo paper. PLUS a vial including droplets of sweat produced during the performance.
PLEDGE $500 OR MORE
All of the previous rewards PLUS!!! A limited edition signed artist print from the exclusive CUTS: A TRADITIONAL SCULPTURE photo series, choose a day of the performance (your choice) and receive a framed photo grid of the 4 photos, from 4 angles, documenting that day.
PLEDGE $1,000 OR MORE
OMG! Everything from the levels below PLUS a private screening in your honor with Q&A hosted by the artist!
PLEDGE $2,000 OR MORE (HEY A GUY CAN DREAM RIGHT?)
Everything from the levels below PLUS 6 personal training sessions with the artist, TOTALLY SERIOUS PERSONAL TRAINER, SHOWING UP LOOKING CUTE AND MAKING YOU SWEAT TILL YOU BEG ME TO STOP.

http://www.heathercassils.com
http://www.sculptthebody.com

Spread the word.
I'm close...but not close enough.
Love,
Heather
PS: Some cool incentives:
PLEDGE $250 OR MORE
All of the previous rewards PLUS signed limited edition CUTS: A TRADITIONAL SCULPTURE poster, printed on archived photo paper. PLUS a vial including droplets of sweat produced during the performance.
PLEDGE $500 OR MORE
All of the previous rewards PLUS!!! A limited edition signed artist print from the exclusive CUTS: A TRADITIONAL SCULPTURE photo series, choose a day of the performance (your choice) and receive a framed photo grid of the 4 photos, from 4 angles, documenting that day.
PLEDGE $1,000 OR MORE
OMG! Everything from the levels below PLUS a private screening in your honor with Q&A hosted by the artist!
PLEDGE $2,000 OR MORE (HEY A GUY CAN DREAM RIGHT?)
Everything from the levels below PLUS 6 personal training sessions with the artist, TOTALLY SERIOUS PERSONAL TRAINER, SHOWING UP LOOKING CUTE AND MAKING YOU SWEAT TILL YOU BEG ME TO STOP.

http://www.heathercassils.com
http://www.sculptthebody.com

Monday, December 06, 2010

WAS HOERT EIGENTLICH
Last night was Daniel Hendrickson’s yearly Muslim Hannukah Party at his lovely Neu Koelln compound. The mannorah was lit and everyone was in a festive mood wearing their their best designer abaya as we feasted on borst soup and latkas with the puddy for dessert. All of collective CHEAP was on hand including gorgeous fearless leader Susanne Sachsse, film historian Marc Siegel, and Tim Blue who announced breathlessly that he is moving back to Portland Oregon next Thanksgiving. Mr. Blue has been living in Berlin for 7 years now, and I somehow find it hard to believe he will return to the U.S of A. I like Portand, but living in America is not a real viable option these days. If you’re already here, you’re better off taking your chances remaining.
Also enjoying the MuslimHannukah festivities at the Hendrickson atelier: the beautiful Ms. Nazli Kilerci just back in Berlin from Istanbul, juicy Nanna Heidenreich of Arsenal Experimental with hot gal pal DJane Olga Damnitz, Slovenian philosopher king Slavoj Zizek and 17 year old twins Salome & Richard Gersh. The twinnies are the kids of Frau Sachsse, and Richard brought along his very beautiful steady girlfriend Fraulein Vicki----ah there’s nothing like young love. Wish I was in love with someone---well endowed.
This Saturday Dec 11th 9:00pm its Rising Stars, Falling Stars at Kino Arsenal 2 where we will have a tribute to that frisky fey feline Felix the Cat with the screening of a delectable sample of short subjects from the 1920s with musical accompaniment by The Blue Bros.-Tim&kJohnny.