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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Rising Stars,Falling Stars Feminist Studio Workshop presentation of Germaine Dulac’s La Souriante Madame Beudet featuring the sensitive live music accompanying of The Blue Bros Tim & John (kJohnny) was SRO. The summer season of international visitors put the whelm in whelming at Arsenal Inst fuer film und video kunst. After the screening the Rote Foyer was transformed into a quasi Lesbian seperatist reception hall where Arsenal Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus graciously greeted the guests that included Hector Martinez and his lover of 32 years Eric Pierce from Los Angeles, professor of German literature Roman Lach who has known Frau Schulte Strathaus since they were embryos, Warhol and Jack Smith Superstar Mario Montez with longtime companion David, Turkish/Kurdish intellectual powerhouse and devastating beauty Nazli Kilerci with her adorable Greek boyfriend Jorgos, my former boss at the LA Weekly Tom Christie who was the arts editor of that periodical publication with one of his ex interns Dr. Millay Hyatt who is now a Berlin resident, Israeli hungthrob Uzi Parnes and his filmmaking partner in crime the vivacious Ela Troyano with Uzi’s yummy husband Scott. Canadian video artist Mark Andre Pennock, junior curator Nadja Talmi of the Haus of World Cultures, dimunitive Darryl Els guest programmer from Johannesburg, South Afrika, Berlin curator Claus Lueser, British artist and curator Phil Collins with the divine Katrin Dod of Hebbel amUfer Theatre, sparkling filmmaker and curator Angela Melitopolous, artist Lydia Hamann one of my former Weissensee Art Academy students with her glam opera singing posse, Uli Ziemons of Forum Expanded with his assistant Nora, American scholar Alena Williams with the Ph.d. Black Girls Coalition, love sexy Hili Perlson of Sleek Magazine, Manuel Schubert of Filmhighlights Radio Magazine, film historian Marc Siegel with his smoking super hot, super foxy and super smart intermedia actress girlfriend Susanne Sachsse the fearless leader of kollective CHEAP, Daniel Hendrickson the Jewish Muslim with his Italio/German beau Piero Bellomo, American composer Nico Muhly who is now a big fan of the Blue Bros, dreamy student film theorist Clemons Stoltzenberg who is the son of one of Germany‘s wealthiest industrialists. I met Clemons when he was an intern with the CHEAP Gossip Studio installation for the Berlinale in 2008. Pretty Mr. Stoltzenberg came to Rising Stars with Noah Becker the drop dead Major Ms.Gorgeous mulatto son of tennis star Boris Becker along with two handsome baby dykes escorted by young German theatre thingy Wolfram Lotz, filmmakers Avi Kaurismaki(Le Havre), and Tau Ruspoli who is the son of an Italian prince. They were outrageously flirting with Elsa Aleluia the Portugese actress who makes the Arsenal her second home and photog Greg Gex.
Just got a note from the famed singer Billy Ray Martin who use to be my downstairs neighbor my second year in Berlin. Ms. Martin is a phenomenal talent with a voice that is a godshead.
hmv london, oxford street instore live performance 17th october 18 o clock. other shows tbc. digital collectables: we will be releasing three banners featuring the art of wolfgang tillmanns in the coming weeks. please watch twitter and 'like' on facebook to get details
other news:
we still have about 30 copies left of electribe 101, the john peel sessions.
also in stock soon: 15 copies of billie ray martin and hard ton: fantasy girl remix (snuff crew remix) on white label vinyl. please shout if you want a copy reserved.
disco activisto records

Friday, July 29, 2011

Hector Martinez, my old friend from the post punk days of the 1980s who is now an executive with Affleck Insurance and his lover Eric Pierce are visiting me from Los Angeles. We went to Hassir the Turkish restaurant chain in Nollendorky Platz walked around the K-Damn and had a drink at tired Tom’s Bar before heading back to the Cheese Endique Trifecta so the boys could get some sleep from their jet lag. In the morning we had coffee and pastries from a little Turkish bakery around the corner from my studio. Unfortunately it is pouring rain today, which certainly puts a damper on their tourist activities. Oh welpsis that is summer in Berlin.
Marc Siegel sent the latest CHEAP mailing list notice and I copy it directly:
Dear CHEAP Friends, Less than two years ago, we Berliners had the great privilege of witnessing the first public appearance in over thirty-five years of the first and greatest Superstar of the New York Underground, Mario Montez. That was LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World. In just two days, on Saturday, July 30 at the Arsenal in Berlin, Mario Montez will be back receiving guests on the rooftop terrace at Sony Center! Don't miss this special opportunity to mingle with the legendary darling of the underground! This is One Flaming Day in a Rented World. At 5pm, we will celebrate Mario's recent birthday and the Superstar will provide autographs for his fans! At 7 pm we will be in Kino Arsenal 1 for Ela Troyano and Uzi Parnes' gorgeous LIVE FILM presentation I SHOT JACK TWO, a 60 minute multi-media homage to Jack Smith including rare film footage, sound recordings and photos of Smith taken by his former collaborators Parnes and Troyano. The evening will conclude with THE SUPERSTAR ON THE SILVER SCREEN, an informal tour through Mario Montez's career on film, with many clips of his known and unknown film appearances, commented on by the LEGEND himself, in conversation with yours truly and in dialogue with YOU, the people! Yes, One Flaming Day in a Rented World presents a rare opportunity for all of us to pose questions to the Superstar about his film appearances, his theater career, his glamor, his charm. Don't miss it! (see attached flyer for more info). One Flaming Day in a Rented World, Sat. July 30, Arsenal 5pm Rooftop Terrace: Autograph Session and Birthday Celebration 7pm Kino Arsenal: I SHOT JACK TWO by Ela Troyano and Uzi Parnes, followed by: THE SUPERSTAR ON THE SILVER SCREEN: MM in conversation with moi and vous about his film career, with many rare clips! AND...VERY IMPORTANT... *Vaginal Davis' Rising Stars, Falling Stars, Friday, July 29, 9pm. Arsenal, Potsdamerstr. 2 Just because it takes place every month, doesn't mean that Vaginal Davis' Rising Stars, Falling Stars is an any less special, flaming, or necessary event! Indeed, the monthly regularity of Miss Davis's silent movie event comforts many of us in these cold summer months. Miss D's perspectives on film and fancy are not to be taken for granted! Tomorrow, Friday, July 29, she treats us to a feminist master class with Germaine Dulac's 1923 experimental treasure La Souriante Madame Beudet. Live music accompanyment by those gnarly girly men Tim & kJohnny Blue. Followed by an intimate lesbian separatist wine reception in the Red Foyer hosted by Dr. Davis herself. Every month Vaginal's silent film chitchat event is accompanied by a radio interview by the striking, young Manuel Schubert. Check out this month's recording at: Hope to see you at these back to back, black don't crack, brown don't frown Arsenal double-dildo double evening weekend treats! Warmly, Marc

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Spent a wonderful morning starting at 9am sharp being interviewed by Sleek Magazine’s lovely Hili Perlson a personable young journalista with an intriguing family background in that her father is Polish and her mother Iraqi/Israeli. We clicked immediately, which doesn’t always happen with members of the mainstream media.
Sleek Magazine is a Berlin based art/fashion glossy that is in English and German and has become much more interesting then Zoo Magazine which I use to write for under editor Rebecca Voight. The photographer taking my portrait - Belaid Le Mharchi was a cute boy with fine features from Morroco. We also immediately developed a nice repoire. The issue featuring “The Doll” should hit the stands in September.
Have some more prep work for Commie Biggie then I have to clean the Cheese Endique Trifecta to get it ready for visiting dignitaries from the states namely Hector Martinez and his lover Eric Pierce, who arrive tomorrow morning. They are only in Berlin for a short time then will go to Prague and Vienna.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Had a delightful breakfast with Daniel “Mae Cheetum” Hendrickson the Jewish Muslim and his lover Piero Bellomo at the Turkish boite Elit Simit on Karl Marx Strassse in Rix Dorf. We walked off our bountiful breakfast through the charming Koetner Park which has groomed grounds that remind me of a miniature Versailles garden. The love sexy couple were laughing at my lack of technical skills when it comes to anything computer related. “Faggots and Technology don't mix” is a wise saying that Piero always sez. Everything sounds better when Piero says it in German.
Later Daniel helped me send some photos from my website to New York to be used for a T - shirt design campaign for the MIX Festival. I also got a cute note from Joe E Jeffrey’s about it being the birthday week of Ethyl Eichelberger. I won the Ethyl Eichelberger Art Award in 2009 and mounted by piece Vaginal Davis is Speaking From the Diaphragm in 2010 at PS 122.
After a juicy morning with Daniel & Piero I went to the Rix Dorf compound of Joel Gibb the Baby Diaper of the music and art kollective The Hidden Cameras for luncheon. Joel had just been on a mini summer tour of festivals in Italy, Austria and the UK that was quite successful. His next shows in Berlin are on August 18th for the Ueberlebenskunst Festival at Haus of World Cultures on their Post Alles Stage and on September 18th at Cafe Rix's Heimat Hafen.
In London Joel Gibb hung out with Stuart Comer of the Tate Modern. Mr. Comer is bringing me to the Tate Oct 29th where I will perform my expanded cinema event Memory Island. Joel accompanied Stuart Comer to the Manchester Festival to see the Life and Death of Marina Abramovic which is directed by Robert Wilson and features my good friend the performance artist Kira O’Reilly. Joel also was invited by Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys to see them open up for the Take That reunion at Wembley Stadium. He was also treated to bruncheon at the Saatchi Gallery Restaurant by the Pet Shop Boys where they each had a yummy “Constance” salad. Joel also went to see the new piece by my dear sister of the clothe Justin Vivian Bond at the SoHo Theatre.
If that isn’t enough and it isn’t, there was a survey of his felt art objects called The Visual Art of Joel Gibb at the Residence Gallery at 229 Victoria Park Road. The exhibition continues until July 31st so if you are in London go see it! Also check out his web site for his band at
Ended the evening with the beautiful Mr. Gibb and his hot humpy east German lover Enrico Dallman at the Asian fusion/French Indochine restaurant in KreuzKoelln Jimmy Woo, located at Friedelstr 24. The staff was very sweet and accomodating to us, it was crowded so it took a while to get the food, but once it was there I scarfed it down in a hot minute. This was my first time at Jimmy Woo's, I ordered the Chicken Rosoto which was amazing, and I can't wait to go back.