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Tuesday, December 24, 2019


Du bist eine der wenigen Frauen in ganz Hollywood
Sie hilft ihm ins Anzugsjackett

Contemporary Vinegar Syndrome, which is usually a site specific event had a glorious homecoming at Arsenal Institut fur film und video kunst on December 18th with a curious crowd of wellwishers excited by the French film Diva directed by Jean Jacques Beineix.

Diva features a gaggle of new wave hookers and hustlers with a robusty amount of spirited charm. When I was at UCLA in the early 1980s I must have seen Diva at least 15 times at Laemmle’s Royal Theater in West LA. I was crushed out by the films Gallic stars Frederic Andrei and Richard Bohringer, but now seeing the film I find them both quite ungainly. More interesting of course in the film is Black American opera star Wilhemina Higgens Fernandez and Vietnamese actress Thuy An Luu. Back in 1982 it was rare to see people of color prominently featured in European art films.

In the audience at Arsenal Kino 2 was a high quotient of Tutonic film stars like Florian Lukas, Frederick Lau, August Diehl (fresh from Terence Mallick's new film) and well endowed hotsy totsy David Kross. Perhaps the upswing of Schauspielers was because CVS was mentioned in Art Forum and Monopol Magazine. Also seen the divine Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus of Forum Expanded, Hyejin Lee and Gerd Werner Schnabel of Forum with beau Sophos.  Forum celebrates its 50th anniversary as part of the Berlinale Film Festival.  Also at CVS filmmaker Clarissa Thieme, young artist and one of my Work Master HEAD students Renen Itzhaki with posse, Piero Bellomo, CVS Production Coordinator Gerrit Woltemath, lovesexy little Bloomberg News reporter Michael Scaturro, Baby Diaper of Canada’s Hidden Cameras Joel Gibb, Egyptology student Aramis, CHEAP Fearless Leader Susanne Sachsse with visiting great American Artiste extroidinaire and NYU professor Jonathan Berger, and handsome stage designers Senol Senturk & Martin Siemann, the lovely elderly activist and Arsenal regular Ute von Halasz.

Jewish Muzlim Daniel Hendrickson beautifully played on klavier Vissi d’arte (I Have Lived for Art) and E lucevan le stelle(And the Stars Were Shining) fromTosca by Puccini as la Dona Vaginal Davis sang a high C Susie original song channeling not only Grace Moore, but Kathryn Grayson and Jane Powell.

Special thankx to Kasse guardians Milan & Klara and projectionist Ina.

Saturday was a rambunctious going away cocktail soiree at Victoria Bar on Potsdamer Strasse for gorgeous Jonathan Berger in town to work on an upcoming exhibit for the late Ludwig von Schonherr.

The glam Victoria Bar in Schoneberg was all a buzz with Susanne Sachsse, her main man film historian Marcuse Siegelstein, Daniel Hendrickson with hubby Piero Bellomo, Senol Senturk, Ms. Vaginal Davis and ballerina Beatrice Cordua aka: Trixie von Schonherr. Check out the latest CHEAP FUNK Reboot FM radio broadcast called CHEAP Trixie,Trixie

 At Victoria bar The booze kept flowing way into the holiday strewn early morning hours as we all partied with the no nonsense hostessa of the pub and its cute and cuddly mixologists.

HEY KIDS!  Its that time of year again to support the work of the fab Lia Gangitano and her Participant Inc. Gallery on the lower eastside.  No one does programming like Lia but to keep it afloat we must all contribute bigtime so please send in your donations.  Its important and vital.  If you prefer a tax deductible contribution by check please send to:  PARTICIPANT INC ATT:  Lia Gangitano 253 East Houston Street Ground Floor NYC, NY  10002

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Les Nobel Genevois a l’honneur

Entarteurs, allez voter!

That train set go getter Ms. Vaginal Davis Jr. is now back in Geneva at Work Master HEAD teaching her Perverse Assemblages labzone/seminar with Olga Rozenblum.

Our Autumnal Rohypnol lady has had quite a season with giving an artist talk and screening as part of the Fringe Queer Film and Art Festival in London. The multigenerational audiences seemed to adore her 1990 short subject Dot where the diva impersonates with a bad mid Atlantic accent the famed wit Dorothy Parker co-starring with her is a former crush Alfredo Botello playing Robert Benchley.  Mr. Botello is now a married man with two teenage sons and fluctuates from being a bar owner in Oakland and screenwriter.

The other films screened were VooDoo Williamson the Dona of Dance and The White to be Angry. All these films made their UK premiere decades after being made in Hollywoodland back in the1990s. La Davis’ screening and artist talk were surprisingly sold out. The lady also had a private viewing at the Stoke Newington Library Gallery of her new painting series In Search of Gnost Time.

The celebutant quotient was high with appearances by Narcisister, Bishop Black - the handsome blue movie star of Bruce La Bruce’s last omnibus flicker with the galpals of Erica Lust, gorgeous artiste Elly Clarke, and partner Roux Malherbe, Helen de Witt (Programme Advisor for the Experimenta strand. She is also a curator and lecturer in Film Studies at Birkbeck and University of the Arts London. Helen was previously Head of Cinemas at the BFI) and Bart McDonagh (Senior Project Manager at Domino Records), juicy artist and scholar Lewis Church, Jen Smethurst (performance producer), Alex Eisenberg from Live Art Development Agency, Phoebe Patey-Ferguson and Nichol (arts producers), Christa Holka (an awesome photographer) and Adriana Disman (artist), Hunky ginger English cricketer Ben Stokes, actor and renowned art collector Russell Tovey, Canadian filmmaker Kevin Hegge, young artiste Chris Cole who works with Kembra Pfahler and Billy Miller of STH, Love Camel aka Andrea Novarin, and soap opera male ingénue Parry Glasspool. Ms. Davis sends special thankx to everyone at Fringe Festival including Muffin, Alek and Marta, Dan Gunn Gallery London, plus the Goethe Institute who paid for the lovely stylish boutique suite Ms. Davis enjoyed at Kip Hotel in Hackney Central.

After London Tante Vaginal Davis was off to Frankfurt am Main to host and DJane the closing party of REMAKE. Frankfurter Frauen Film Tage at the Goethe Universitaet. This amazing feministiche Film Festival is the brainchild of the great and glorious team of Heide Schluepmann & Karola Gramann of KinoThek Asta Nielsen.

Ms. Davis was housed at the glamorous Hotel Villa Orange on Hebbelstrasse which has the most delicious Bio breakfast in Christendom and a gracious staff.

Ms. Davis was so excited to be engulfed in the incredible atmosphere of the screenings and being around so many accomplished women. La Ms. Davis felt so fortunate that she got to meet one of her feministiche heroines in the form of the badass B. Ruby Rich who lives in the Bay Area now after years in New York City. Ms. Rich was regaling Ms. Davis of how she can’t stand the San Francisco Yoga culture and has traded in her mat for boxing which keeps her looking youthful and fit. If you get into any hassle B. Ruby Rich has got your back girls. 

 Lots of laughs during luncheon with Ms. Rich, Heide Schluepmann, Karola Gramann, and the beautiful and talented Hindle Wakes. Ms. Davis enjoyed the screening of the films of Ella Bergmann-Michel introduced by a teenage looking Bettina Schulte Strathaus. During the closing night party Ms. Davis Djaned along with locals Han of the Safe & Sound who spins vinyl with cassette tapes and Djane Karaj who spun Afro Beats and Grime. Ms. Davis loved seeing former students from Geissen, Offenback, Mainz, The Steadeschule and Goethe Universitaet and would love to send heartfelt thanks and give shout outs to Heide& Karola, Gaby Babic, Esra Kartal and her marvelous rock steady crew.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019



One of my brilliant former students C. Maria Norrman from Malmo Art Akademy is doing a performance very soon. If you are in Sweden you owe yourself to see this fabulous artist in her element. Check out the info below:

Performance: Time Travel Entertainment: Millennium Star Lip Syncs For

Their Life* 2-3 November, 1-4 pm
Lorensborgsgatan 8, Malmö


*The performance takes place in and around an empty former hair salon in

Lorensborgs shopping center (look for the ICA Nära Stadionköp grocery

store, enter the shopping center, location is opposite the ICA)*

Fictional travel agency Time Travel opens the new temporary beauty salon

Beauty with a performance by Millennium Star. The beauty salon offers free

make-over and a relaxing trip in Virtual Reality.

Millennium Star is the artist Maria Norrman's drag character. At the

beauty salon Beauty, Millennium Star will perform selected songs in

different languages such as Farsi, Portuguese, German and English.

Millennium Star dresses in different styles for each song.

Time Travel and the beauty salon Beauty are part of the fictional

corporate group Worldtrotters ™, which is the world's best fictional VR

travel company group. Since 2018, they have offered fictional travel

experiences to hundreds of people in both Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark

and the Czech Republic.

The project is run by Gallery Extra with support from Bästa Biennalen, MKB

Fastighets AB and BoostHBG.

Maria Norrman works with video and photography, in combination with

performance and costume. The works explore the meeting between her and

other people's fantasies and conceptions on topics such as gender, war

history and sexuality. Norrman was born in 1987 and graduated from the

Malmö School of Art in 2013.
Also if you are in the Tri State NYC region you have to go to the opening of my dear colleague and collaborator the genius woman of talent, hot sexuality and mystery Baseera Khan for her solo exhibition. Miss Baseera is a major gift and divine treasure. See below for info:

Please join us on next Sunday for the opening of:

Baseera Khan

snake skin

November 3 – December 22, 2019

Opening: Sunday, November 3rd: 7 – 9pm, After Party tbd.

Please join me for this super important moment in my practice. I haven't had a solo since iamuslima at Participant Inc in 2017. This will be the first solo I have with Simone Subal Gallery who is now working with me and has taken on the task to represent me and my brown ass. Def don't miss this, I need your support and want to witness the night with you. Bring your dancing shoes, tbd joint afterparty with Participant Inc.
Simone Subal Gallery 131 Bowery, 2nd floor // New York, NY 10002 //
917-409 0612

One of my delightful new students at Work Master HEAD in Geneva is involved in a very interesting project that riffs on the daytime chat show as performative art installation.  If you are in Berlin I recommend you check it out for yourself:

Dear friends,
I’m delighted to invite you to the new video installation “The Morning Show of Celine and Renana”.
Presented in the frame of “OPEN SPACES” festival at Tanzfabrik Berlin, this is a new season of the successful morning show, where Celine and Renana deal with daring and enthralling matters of art. In their show, the famous hosts from the showbiz industry invite choreographers, artists and cultural workers to give a glimpse into their working processess in order to understand the hidden meaning behind the sublime practice of art. 

When and where: 1st-10th November 2019 at Uferstudios, Badstr. 41a, Studio 13 
Viewing the installation is free of charge.
Episodes 3+4 of the new season will be shown in February 2020.

Although as their agent my part in the production is minimal, I hope to see you there, I'm sure you will enjoy!
For detailed hours and the full program of the festival:

All the best,



Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Die besten Methoden aus dem Profisport

Another one of Ms. Vaginal Davis´excerpts from her upcoming novel Mary Magdalene:

Mountain Greenery

Nagel was a muscular piece of burnt ember from the Islands. Don’t ask me which Island. All I know is that when Coen and I reached the cruise bar on a Saturday night sometime after midnight Nagel and Leander were locked in conversation. Actually Nagel was doing all the talking and Leander was just nodding his head. I didn’t know Nagel that well, but Leander and I have been friends for over 25 years, though we hadn’t been getting along very well of late.

It wasn’t difficult to notice that Leander was besotted. Well yeah on the surface Nagel was dishy. He was tall, broad shouldered, fit and quite a spectacular Nubian specimen in his early fifties. Leander was an olde school dinger from before the Rains of Ranchipur. Part of me wanted to spare Leander the heartbreak of psoriasis, but I wasn’t sure if it was my place to intercede. You see Nagel had gone out with my colleague Frit for almost two years. Frit didn’t like to be thought of as a purveyor of the nitty gritty even though all his past beaus were of the dark hued variete´.

When Frit first met Nagel I thought oooh what a good match. Nagel was very grand, from an upper middle class background. I thought Nagel could shake Frit from his crusty trappings and maybe get him to bathe a little more often and perhaps brush his teeth. Frit’s slogan for avoiding soap and water being that we are all animals and need to accept our animal scents and odours. That kind of rant was lame when I first heard it back in my twenties from street punks in San Francisco. You can somewhat get away with being stank and slatterny when you’re young and cute, but not when you’re a grizzly salty dog in your late forties.

Frit was talented and not without charm, but I didn’t want to be stuck down wind of him, and because he was also a chain smoker his breath reeked like a rodent had died lodged somewhere between tongue and tonsil.

Nagel was very controlling with Frit and tried desperately to mold him into the model white boyfriend. Nagel had lived in Berlin for many years but had never been able to connect with the precious pieces of “high snow” that were part of his regular social orbit. I imagined his haughtiness kept them at a distance. Before meeting Frit, Nagel had a longterm fuckbud in the form of a macho middle aged working class Turkish man. They shared nothing in common other then the Turk`s love of penetrating Nagels sinewy obsidian asstrovar.

Nagel saw potential in Frit and decided he would be his fixer upper. I am really surprised they lasted as long as they did. One time Frit uncharacteristically screamed at me thinking I was giving him shady lady bird over whether he could do something without Nagel’s explicit approval. It was actually one of the few times I wasn’t dropping the Venetian blinds as I have a habit of accidentally on purpose doing. I was very shockedheaded Peter to see Frit nix his casual cool guy persona, as it was something he cultivated with peptic rigour. It was soon after the incident where Frit yelled at me that he broke up with Nagel. Frit often confided in me that he felt Nagel forced him into the role of nuptial breadwinner. Frit also bragged that Nagel possessed the penis of a dinosaur, but exclusively enjoyed only a passive role. Nagel was horrified if any lover or trick even suggested that he be active. With Frit Nagel would just quietly lay on his back holding his legs behind his ears signaling to Frit he was ready to be forcefully mounted. Frit considered himself sexually versatile so his sex life with Nagel was beyond frustrating. He had never wanted to become anyone`s ideal husband. When Nagel insisted on cutting his toenails for him that signalled the end.

Of course I couldn’t spill any of this to Leander at the bar. When Nagel was in gestural monologue mode it was impossible for anyone else to cut in. Coen and I left them after about fifteen minutes to meet some friends at another pub. Two days later I got filled in by Leander that he had to sit through Nagel´s verbosity till 5am before they retired to Nagel´s flat, only to realize that they were both Elizabeth Regina´s in dire need of a robust Prince Phillip.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Susanne Sachsse's radio play version of Original Sin this Wednesday Oct 16th 8pm.

Original Sin on NDR - German national radio and the latest CHEAP Funk at Rebooty FM.

Dear CHEAP Friends

It's been a while and I'll keep it brief. Please take 90 minutes this Wednesday, October 16 at 8pm (20 Uhr) to listen to Susanne Sachsse's first radio play, ORIGINAL SIN. DER GANG DER FRAU IM SOZIALISMUS on NDR. This is the radio play based on the story that inspired the concert Original Sin with Xiu Xiu which CHEAP has performed throughout the land. Many of the songs from the concert are incorporated into the radio play. But the radio play not only has additional music by Jamie Stewart/Xiu Xiu but also the fantastic actors:

Silvia Rieger as Luise Brand

Kathrin Angerer as Susanne's Mother

Margarita Broich as The Dramaturg

Susanne Sachsse as the Narrator and Susanne

...and many more

You can listen to it on Wednesday, Oct 16 at 20 Uhr (Berlin time) here:

For a complete list of the great cast and crew and for more information.,sendung959728.html

...And, as always, don't forget that CHEAP contributes a live monthly radio show, CHEAP Funk, to the great artist radio station Our latest show called CHEAP Rijun will be online on soundcloud and at You can also find some older shows there too. Check them out. Some are fun, some are dumb, some are goofy and some, as we Americans like to say, are interesting (which can go either way). No matter what, you won't regret it, I think.


Marcuse Siegelstein


The super hot and magnificently well endowed male concubine of the stars Scotty Bower died at age 95. The handsome sexually fluid former Marine and bona fide studkin helped art direct the sex life of many of the greatest stars of Hollywood’s golden era. Scotty was a good friend of Queer Cuntry singing star Glen Meadmore. Scotty will be very much missed as a Hollywood fixture and suprema
Boulevard royale.

Monday, October 07, 2019


Faisons de on reve une realite! 

Rester connecte au reseau

Brand new semester at Work Master HEAD Ecole de Art et Design in Geneva where my Perverse Assemblages/Framing the Freakazoid Labzone joins with the seminar of Olga Rozenblum of Trieze Art Space in Paris for a big year long project. It seems that the art school and students are very excited with the prospects. I don´t want to give away too much here at this point in time.

More news from art photographer Annette Frick and Wilhelm Hein who have an exhibition in Brussels. I didn’t get the information in time to post for the opening but I think things will last for a while see below:

Thursday 3 october 2019

opening of Annette Frick’s exhibition (free)

Film screenings by Wilhelm Hein and Annette Frick + live music by moro sphinx and D’incise (5€)

3.10.2019 - 13.10.2019
Open on sunday 6 and 13 october, 2-6pm Or by appointment : 04 87 47 51 54

Brasseries Atlas
Rue du Libre Examen 15, 1070 Anderlecht


Two stars of my childhood both died recently at the same age of 84-the gorgeous Miss Diahann Carroll and loopy comedian Rip Taylor.

Diahann Carroll starred in films like Carmen Jones 1954, Porgy and Bess 1959, Paris Blues, 1960, Hurry Sundown, 1967, and Claudine, 1974, where she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She starred in her own TV series that broke ground in that she played a nurse and not a servant called Julia from 1968-1971 co-starring cute child actor Marc Copage.  Ms. Carroll played a glamorous bitchy villainess on the 80s primetime soap Dynasty. The singer/actress also was the first African American to win a Tony Award for best actress on Broadway in the Richard Rodgers musical No Strings, 1962.

Rip Taylor was known as the wacky confetti tossing rambunctuos queen on TV game and variety shows during the 1970s. I will never forget having a close encounter with the TV starina when I was with singer/songwriter Glen Meadmore waiting to be sat at the French Market Place Diner in West Hollywood. Mr.Taylor was dressed in his usual flamboyant manner and was in front of us and Mr. Meadmore said to him, “I love your rings”.  Mr. Taylor was bedecked in an array of turquise jewelry covering his entire contenance.  Mr. Taylor with that famed handlebar mustache of his turned around slowly looking Mr. Meadmore and I up and down and casually  replied without missing a beat, “Thank you, so do I”.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Brennt’s beim Pinkeln?
Las dich auf sexuell uebertragbare

So delighted that I was able to see the work of two of my genius Geneva Work Master HEAD students Constance Brosse and Jacopo Belloni along with their vivacious colleagues Johana Blanc, Sylvain Gewelski, Vicente Leser, Henrique Loja, Sara Ravelli, Niels Trannois and Paulo Wirz that was part of this year’s Berlin Art Week. Their gorgeous installation was a collective exhibition in Archivio Conz under the title Fridges are not Frigid. The Conz Archive is quite unique as Francesco Conz was not only a collector but worked and lived closely with artists of the main avant-garde movements of his time: Fluxus, Viennese Actionism, ZAJ, Lettrisme, Concrete Poetry, Sound Poetry and Gorgona.

The Arsenal’s retrospective on homo-romantik Hollywood golden era director Frank Borzage has been utterly divine. Loved seeing a youthful Spencer Tracy and radiant Loretta Young in Man’s Castle 1933, and Tracy and Joan Crawford in Mannequin very hardhitting in terms of the take on poverty and inequities.

Charles Farrell with his bubble butt faggy whoop de loop shined in the highly stylized Liliom 1930. The play Liliom is based on is the source material for the Rogers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. The great Lee Tracy was in high invert form as the mincing grifty villain. In Three Comrades 1938, Margaret Sullavan and a pre Father Knows Best Robert Young sacrifice themselves so that humpy beauty boy Robert Taylor can find true happiness and passionate love with hungry holed Franchot Tone in South America as fascism looms in the Germany of 1920. It could easily be the Germany of today. In A Farewell to Arms 1933, svelte matronly looking Helen Hayes not only miscarriages but also dies so that lean Ganymede Gary Cooper(substituting for closet case Ernest Hemmingway) can finally submit to the leering advances of kinky hedonista Adolphe Menjou. Really who can blame Mr. Hairyeyeball Menjou as Cooper is literally bursting out of his slacks in almost every scene in the picture. In History is Made at Night 1937, suave Charles Boyer is the object of affection of Leo Carrillo as the way too possessive plump pepperpot best friend, while poor "I only photograph good on one side" Jean Arthur is saddled to an obsessive homo-cidal Miss Priss played by brittle Colin Clive who looks like Mitch McConnell when he was young. I take that back Mitch McConnell was never young. He was born a granpa.

I’ve Always Loved You 1946, a color entry in the Borzage canon is set in the milieu of classical music where a concert pianist Catherine McLeod, (a low rent Gene Tierney doppleganger) must chose between her rather comely gay husband Bill Carter or gay maestro Philip Dorn. Well the choice should be easy for her as the hysterical maestro already has a high maintenance live-in lover in the form of Fritz Feld. Madame Maria Ouspenskaya steals the film like she always does. I adored her in Dorothy Arzner’s Dance, Girl Dance. Madame Maria gives a great explanation of modern piano telekinesis and telepathy that is out of this ca-world. My film sister of the clothe the patrician Landgraf Stephan Ahrens, late of Zeughaus Kino gave a masterful introduction of the film in decidedly masculine ardour.

Cant wait to see The Mortal Storm 1940, Moonrise 1948 and Strange Cargo 1940 with Clark Gable and Joan Crawford.
Was listening to NPR Berlin and it annoys me to no end that the engorge media refuses to report on the Orange Roughy Tetrarch of what was formerly the United States of America’s drug addiction.  Even us punters in Berlin are aware of President Weebles Wooble But They Don't Fall Down addiction to snorting  and tooting Demerol. It’s the super elefantes in the room, and no one mentions it----so bizarre.
This just in from the art photographer Annette Frick:
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren
liebe Freundinnen und Freunde
zu meiner Ausstellung:
Abriss, Trümmertunten und Internationale Individuen - 1991 - 2010
gibt's am 26.9.2019 die grosse Trümmer Tunten Show (statt Vernissage)
unten im grossen Saal des Märkischen Museums
mit Zeremonienmeistern Patsy L'amour laLove und
Melitta Poppe, Tima die Göttliche, Juwelia Soraya, Betty Bückse, Daisy u.a.
Einlass 18 Uhr -Start 19 Uhr
Das Fotografische Kabinett zeigt im ersten Stock, erstmals Bilder meiner Serie:
Nix … meta … meta … schwupp… weg is et
oder Fortschritt und Rückbau und Auszüge aus Fuck Gender
Ich freue mich wenn Ihr kommt
Herzlichst Annette Frick
siehe auch:


One of my former NYU students the prolific Beatrice Glow has a new solo exhibition:
Happy Equinox friends and colleagues!
I am traveling to Taiwan to open my solo exhibition Forts amd Flowers on October 19th at Taipei Contemporary Art Center. This will be my first time exhibiting in my parents' homeland so this is a very significant endeavor. Please follow me on Instagram for more timely updates or come by the exhibtion!

And my dearest friend and best girlfriend Glenn Belverio formerly known as the artiste Glennda Orgasm has an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York:  Urban Indian:  Native New York Now   that runs from September 27, 2019 - February 15, 2019.  If you are in the Tri-Sexual State area you owe it to your self to run and see it.  Glenn Belverio is geniustrata in everything he does!

Saturday, September 14, 2019


Neue Zeilen und Tage
Leben und Philosophie

Contemporary Vinegar Syndrome was quite explosive Tuesday September 10th at the Vollguter Gemeinschaftsgarten on the grounds of the Kindl brewery in Neukoelln with an all Brazilian salute to Cinema Novo movement and screening of Patio 1959 by Glauber Rocha which has music but no dialogue.

Lehenga Jewish Muzlim Daniel Hendrickson and Ms. Davis read from text by humpy Brazilian queer politico David Miranda (the trophy husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald) and the late, great activist leader Marielle Franco who the evening was in tribute to. MARIELLE FRANCO PRESENCHE!

The other shorts included Amazonas, Amazonas 1966, Maranhao 66 and an unexpected film by Tata Amaral that featured John Cage and Merce Cunningham that wound up in the film canister that was marked for Viver a Vida. Sometimes the archive takes demonic possession over what is screened leaving you as a helpless curatorial victim. Our planned translation of the Amaral film subtitles we found ourselves reciting without the film, certainly a performative first!

At the end of the robust evening everyone stuck around to celebrate the 29th birthday of sexy scholar Nanna Heidenreich which continued on till 3am at a frolicsome local pub around the corner on Flughafen Strasse called Trude Ruth und Goldammer.

Seen & heard on this festive evening with a full moon: Elena Bomastae (studied Film in Frankfurt, she was at the arsenal summer school),Lorin Decarli (emergency activist, member disruption network lab), Annette Lingg and Gary Vanisian (both for the first time at CVS who are Arsenal program assistants) Charlotte Peters (intern arsenal), Sara Busnaro (architect, who was the first contact in the community garden, but is not part of the collective any longer),Mojisola Adebayo, performer, playwright, actress, teacher/lecturer - see She is active in Black Lives Matter movement and her wonderschoen academic gal pal the incredible Nicole Wolf, curator at Stoffwechsel a project of Archive Ausser Sich, researcher, writer, curator in Visual Cultures at Goldsmith University of London. Both ladies have been doing a series of workshops recently, on permaculture and theater of the oppressed (which fits of course the Brazil connection of the decrepit patina with vinegar syndrome. Other notables included Nuray Demir, one of the curators of District, this amazing queer/ feminist art space, with posse, Uli Ziemons of Forum Expanded, the delightful and utterly charming Jim Hubbard a NYC based experimental filmmaker, archivist at Anthology Film Archive, founder and president of MIX-The New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival and AIDS activist suprema. His most recent film United in Anger: A History of ACT UP is beyond brilliantine.

Was surprised and thrilled to see super hunk and the WORLDS favourite golden child Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, who is now the director of Museo Nacional de Arte in La Paz, Bolivia, always great to see vivacious Sabeth Buchmann a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She co-wrote a book on Hélio Oiticica with Max Jorge, Vinegar Syndrome regular Prima Ballerina Trixie von Schonherr aka: Beatrice Cordua who at age 79 still gives off radiant youth, Todd Sekuler, the Humboldt Universitat fagademic who is part of the Europach Research Team and was one of the organizers of the Living Politics: Remembering HIV/AIDS Activism Tomorrow Congress, the amazing Margarita Tsomou, founder of Missy Magazine currently running Hebbel am Ufer's discourse / theory program - but also a performer/ curator, author, dramaturg and all around stunning creature, Manuela Schinina, aka DJane Bianca Kruk, sound designer and feminist film Specialist, Michaela Wünsch of bbooks kollektiv, Martin Grennberger (film curator from Sweden), Brazilian film couple Gustavo Jahn & Melissa Dullius, Michael Scaturro the Deutche Welle, NPR and Bloomberg News journalista who has been making inroads into television lately via his work with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. Michael Scaturro's companion for the evening comic Joseph Hutchenson who goes by Joe von Hutch on MyFace. You can find him on

Ms. Davis’ old LA palsy walsy the bubbly Michael Wilde was at the eventa. Michael just moved to Germany and is getting a second masters at the Universitaet Weimar, Piero Belomo of La Collezione who is also the husband of Daniel Hendrickson for almost 20 years now, the personable Yusuf ‘Yusi’ Etiman of Basso Kollektive who spends half the year in San Paulo, Brazil where he does work with Trans youth at risk. Yusi is also the graphics designer for the famed Berlin Techno club Berghain, he brought with him the hungthrob Argentine actor Rodrigo De La Serna plus Spains’s resident male ingénue and uber muscular pintsize hottiekin Miguel Herran and languidly patrician Jose’ Pablo Minar of HBO’s Los Espookys, Landgraf Stefan Ahrens late of ZeughausKino im Deutschen Historischen Museum who was the mastermind behind their recent Hedy LaMarr retrospectacular, Adham Hafez Artistic Director HaRaKa Dance Development and Research and Adham Hafez Dance Company with his divinely beautiful BFF Sara Soumaya Abed who is a belly dancer artiste who also writes a regular column on sex and sexuality from the Egyptian woman perspective

Arsenal Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus was looking quite scintillating being the hardest working woman in all of Europa. I can never keep up with La Schulte Strathaus’ schedulina which has her circling the globe in triplicate. The next morning she was off to Toronto to give one of her amazing talks on archives.

Special thankx to Stefanie, Gerrit Woltemath, projectionist Bodo, Nadja the guardian of the kasse, Werner of Nomad Kino who provided the portable screen, Olivia, Fabian, Inga & Tracy from Volguter Gemeinschaftgarten Collective who took care of technic and bar with the most delish popcorn. Our next Contemporary Vinegar Syndrome will most likely be in December after Christmas and before Silvester back at our old stomping Grounds of Arsenal Institut fur film und video kunst kino 2 with a screening of Jean-Jacques Beineix’s Diva


Congragulations are in order to art photographer Annette Frick whose career has been all over the place with accolade after accolade. She will be glorified in a new museum show in Berlin soon. Here are the details so you won’t miss out on all the fun and action:

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren
liebe Freundinnen und Freunde
ab 17.9.2019 zeigt das Märkische Museum im Fotografischen Kabinett
Fotos meiner nie gezeigten Serie: Nix … meta….meta…schwupp…weg is et
oder Fortschritt und Rückbau und Auszüge aus Funk Gender
unter dem Titel: Abriss, Trümmertunten und Internationale Individuen - 1991 - 2010
Eröffnung gibt es nicht.
aber am 26.9.2019 gibt's eine live Show mit Trümmertunten
und Zeremonienmeistern Patsy LamourlaLove
Einlass ab 17 Uhr -Start 19 Uhr
Ich freue mich wenn Ihr kommt
herzlichst Annette
genaueres siehe link

Speaking of fabu artists having exhibitions, thine cup spilleth over this season with juicy news from another one of oue favourite out there feminist women, Miss Rebecca Goyette the celebrated Lobster Lady: Fortuna’s Wheel: Rebecca Goyette’s Solo Exhibition at Shelter Gallery

179 East Broadway, NYC
September 25 - November 15, 2019
Opening Wednesday, September 25th, 6-8pm
Gallery hours, Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6 PM, Website:
For inquiries contact Rachel Cohen, Email:, Phone: 646-822-2999
Shelter Gallery is proud to present Fortuna’s Wheel, a solo exhibition of drawings, sculpture and video by multimedia artist Rebecca Goyette, that considers the artist’s specific use of what she calls “maker’s magic.”

Embracing a fruitful multiplicity of sexual desire, Rebecca Goyette’s artwork delves into complex characters based partially in the real (scientific fact, Puritan history, the annals of witchcraft, Goddess worship and the paranormal) and partially in fiction. Goyette recounts the psychosexual dramas of her direct ancestor, Rebecca Nurse, who was hanged as a Salem witch in her “Ghost Bitch” films, while embodying the mating rituals of lobster in her extensive series of costumed “Lobsta Porns.” 

Through researching her colonial American accused witch ancestry, Goyette deepened her understanding of magic and rediscovered ritual as an artist and object maker. Goyette’s latest body of work is created through a process of sigil magic drawing. Sigils are created through a process of condensing written statements of the maker’s greatest desires, formed into charged graphic symbols. Goyette has developed her own sigil/symbol drawing technique through combining multiple sigils in intricate pictorial representations that feature eroticism, and co-mingling of human and animal realms. 

Sigils have a long history of use in magical practices, originally thought of as pictorial signatures of otherworldly entities, and later sigils reinvented as symbols created to manifest one’s desired outcomes. Surrealist artist Austin Osman Spare further developed the technique creating intricate pictorial representations. In 1936, Hitler asked Spare to paint his portrait. Spare refused Hitler, stating, “if you are what is considered superhuman, let me be forever animal.” For Goyette, Spare’s statement of resistance resonated, feeling the necessity to face current political turmoil in the United States with a measure of intuition andmagical protection, finding liberation in her erotic expressions.

Fortuna’s Wheel Event Schedule:
Thursday, October 3rd, 6-8 PM
“Crustacean Temptation” Screening/Artist and Curator Talk, Rebecca Goyette and Marie Beckmann, Berlin’s EVBG feminist video art curator/co-producer of the film.
Weekend of October 11th
“Glamour Magic Workshop in honor of Fortuna,” featuring special guest: the author of “Glamour Magic, The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want” Deborah Castellano.
Wednesday, October 30th, 6-8 PM
"Sigil Magic Drink and Draw" with the artist. 

One the masculine side of things, Matt Lipps is one artist who has a lot in and out of his platinum salver. Besides being electrically handsome and devilingusly charismatic he has one of the largest pingas in Christendom. Here is the latest happening with him:
upcoming exhibitions and public engagements kicking off in Los Angeles & taking place over the next few months in San Francisco & Melbourne. All details are listed below with links. If you find yourself in one of these cities, please stop in & say 'hi!' Thanks! xoxo Matt (

Where Figure Becomes Ground
September 12 - October 19, 2019
Opening reception: Thursday, September 12, 6-8pm
Matt Lipps in conversation with Drew Sawyer - Thursday, October 10, 6pm
Jessica Silverman Gallery (
488 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Instagram: @jessicasilvermangallery (

September 6 - November 15, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, September 6th, 5-7pm
Matt Lipps in conversation with Catherine Opie, Thursday, November 7th, 6-7pm
Euclid Gallery at HGA Architects, Los Angeles (
1301 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Instagram: @euclidgallery (

Ballarat International Foto Biennale (

August 24 - October 20, 2019

To The Moon and Back (

Curators Rebecca Najdowski & Dr. Colleen Boyle
Ballarat Municipal Observatory & Museum
439 Cobden Street

Mount Pleasant, VIC 3350 Australia
Participating artists Vincent Fournier & Matt Lipps in conversation with exhibition curators, Saturday, October 19, 2-3pm


Artist Lecture: Matt Lipps
Wednesday, October 16, 6-7pm
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
Bowen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia


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Thursday, September 05, 2019


Don’t Hold the Door Open

Break the Hinges!

Felt so fortunate to be invited to Materia Abierta an independent program on theory, art, and technology based in Mexico City that focuses on the study of the social, political and philosophical. The inaugrural edition of Materia Abierta, Novo Pan Klub curated by Natalie Zuluaga and developed with the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico UNAM in coordination with Cultura UNAM, the programa de Arte, Ciencia y Tecnologias (ACT), and Catedra Max Aub held at Casa Universitaria del Libro(CASUL) and Casa del Lago Juan Jose Arreola. The faculty consisted of Yasnaya Elena Aguilar Gil, Ramon Amaro, Macarena Gomez Barris, Bethany Johns, Gean Moreno & Ernesto Oroza, Reza Negarestani and the wonderful Susana Vargas Cervantes who I met before through Jose Munoz when we were invited in 2008 to McGill University in Montreal. Ms. Cervantes gave a magnificent presentation called Pigmentocracy and Performativity: Intersections with Criminality and Visual Culture. Her talk featured her research on the Mexican Mujercitos and the tabloid publication Alarma which I remember use to be sold at every liquor store in South Central LA. I can’t wait to read Susana’s book The Little Old Lady Killer: The Sensationalized Crimes of Mexico’s First Female Serial Killer.

The Materia Abierta team included patrician Federico Perez Villoro who gave me a copy of his fetching  tome Printer Prosthetic: Futura on Printed Matter Press.

Assisting me in Mexico City was my dear old turkey of a friend Hector Martinez, the only Swedish man born of two Mexican parents.  Picking us up from the aeroport was that knockout tag team of Ana Rivera and Eva Posas, two of the most gorgeous girls in all of Latin America. Another stunning member of the Materia Abierta team was luscious Cinthya Garcia Leyva and that macho’s macho Edwardo Makoszay who was taking care of all my technical needs. The program will continue until December and is one of the most well crafted art specialty educational congresses I have ever been a part of. Because of the high demand of young international artists to work with me my workshop was divided into two parts.

The exercises Chingaso Fight Club and What’s Your Damage?---really stimulated the talented participants.  I gave an SRO artist talk with the creme de la of Mexican society in attendance including Diego Luna, Augusto Aguilera, and Sebastian Yatra.

I was worried that my recent operation would cause me problems in Mexico City, but other then a little bleeding I was fine. Thank goddess that it’s the rainy season in Mexico and the weather was quite cool. Prepping in Los Angeles was a different story altogether. It was quite hot and humid during the day with a nice cooling off in the evening. Was able to meet with the lovely main curators of the Hammer Museum who took me to a fab luncheon in their restaurant. The food was most excellent and so was the company. Was reading the Hammer Summer Guide and was delighted to find out that Curt Shepard is a new board member. Curt use to work with me at UCLA at the Placement and Career Planning Center. Mr. Shepard became a trophy wife marrying a wealthy conglomerist and is now part of the Nuevo art philanthrocracy.

While in El Lay I was pretty much on the downlow staying at Hector’s guest cottage in Plato Del Lago in Edendale’s Silverlake Hills. Hector did throw me a tiny little soiree with Ron Athey, Jamie Stewart, Lisa Teasley, Paula Cronan, Andrew Gould, and Norman Ghoulsen von Holtzendorf in attendance. Later I was able to spend some quality time with Craig Roose, Marlou DeLuna&Hal Marinus, Glen Meadmore, Kimberly Kim of North Korea and Emmy Award winning TV producer Meesh Mills who took me to the Slauson Super Mall in Funkytown. We also got down and dirty doing the pie puppy chow at Dupar’s.

Returning to Berlin was difficult because of the infernal heat waves which caused my feet to swell making walking difficult if not impossible. As Quentin Crisp would say, "Getting old isn’t for sissies". 


Those who are visiting Berlin you may want to scurry to Wedding on Sept 8th 6pm to the art salon Casabaubou at Seestr 107 off the U6 subway line. Experimental film gura Wilhelm Hein and his art photog girlfriend Annette Frick are hosting a Dada evening called Dada Lebt – Das Grosse und das Kleine Tohuwabohu von Wilhelm Hein that includes skulpturen – objecte –der 80er jahre bis heute. With Annette Frick, Shirin Barthel und Ruvi Simmons, Kurze Filme – Lesungen and performances von Sissi Tax, Thorsten Fleisch, Guy Parker and gasten. 

Oh and September 10th at 8pm is the latest Contemporary Vinegar Syndrome this time at Vollguter Gemeinschaftsgarten Werbellinstr 50 in Berlin Neukolln on the grounds of the former Kindl Brewery.  We are showing four 16 mm films from Brazil.  Lets hope it doesn´t rain as its an open air cinema.

Thursday, July 18, 2019


Dreh dich nicht um!
Das blaue, blaue Meer

Yes that elderly woman known as Vaginal Davis had to have a major operation on her lady kibbles and bits. Luckily for the divina it was a laser surgery which is not as invasive as a traditional surgery. Still a surgery is a surgery and our womanly weeble woobles as she falls down is still suffering the effects of healing, and will be for quite some time.

The Vagimule Doll is forever indebted to Fearless Leader of CHEAP, Susanne Sachsse who took charge dealing with the doctors, nurses, and patient management bureaucracy that is very weighty in Germany. Ms. Davis’ operation took place at the Charite Hospital in Steiglitz. Her nurses were charming, including a diligent nurse Betty who was playfully mumbling to herself, and a beautiful young male blondine nurse with a muscular body and no nonsense rigid demeanor.

The wonderful La Sachsse organized that there would be someone bringing Ms. Davis breakfast, lunch and dinner as the hospital food is ungainly.

Thankx so much to Susi, Marcuse Siegelstein, Muslim Daniel Haji Hendrickson & his handsome husband Piero Bellomo, Koen Jozef Afons van Claerhout & Adham Hafez, kJohnny Blue and his beautiful wife Emilia, Wu Tsang and Boychild.

The latest Contemporary Vinegar Syndrome was pure delight with a huge crowd of intergenerational lovelies. Because of the threat of rain, the open air cinema plan had to be shelved. The silent green Kulturquartier Mars Bar garten was to be the area for the event but everything was moved into the actual Arsenal Archive which made things very sexy and intimate. Everyone was hooting and hollering over the goings on in the 1968 caper Skidoo directed by Otto Preminger on LSD. Carol Channing and Donyale Luna looked divine in Rudi Geinrich’s futuristic couture. Frankie Avalon and John Phillip Law were giving high hat sexbardos and poor Jackie Gleason only 51 at the time of filming looked over 70 along with veteranos Peter Lawford, Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith, Mickey Rooney, George Raft and Groucho Marx as “God”.

Having a hell of a time watching the zany movie: Arsenal Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, Lorin Decarli, Antonio, Nora Molitor, Christian, Ilker Abbey, Nora Haak, Werner Kantor (von Nomandenkino) ,Gaia Novati (from pornfilm festival back in the day), Anselm, Nathalie Knoll, Markus Ruff, and Charlotte Peters of The Arsenal, Arootin Mirzkhani of Offenbach Universitaet, Leah and girlfriend of Geissen, Michaela Wünsch (bbooks), Daniel Hendrickson with husband Piero Bellomo and hot young doctor Mario, Gerrit Woltemath, Adham Hafez and his gorgeous Syrian crew and new hunky beau, plus British actor Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) and Jonathan Bailey of Broadchurch.

Vaginal Davis’ intervention with the Black Image Corporation Exhibition of Theaster Gates at Gropius Bau was a sensation. The doll read from her late mother Mary Magdelene’s copy of a 1956 issue of Jet Magazine. Ms. Davis almost fainted twice as she was pushing herself a bit too hard after just having had a major surgery. She looked resplendid in her Rick Owens gown with makeup and hair styling by the great Akira Knightly. The celebutants in attendance included curator Daisy DeRosiers, Theaster Gates who came all the way from Detroit expressly to see Ms. Davis perform, having missed his own opening back in April.

Gropius artistic director Stephanie Rosenthal glowed like summer magic, Clare Molloy, the brilliant Production Coordinator from Gropius working directly with Ms. Davis taking care of all her needs is the ultimate Stella by Starlight, Super fit British news presenter from the ABC network James Longman a fitting name to describe his genitaliac prowess came with Michael Scaturno of Deutche Welle and Joe Hutchenson, a former corporate attorney from New York who was working in finance in London and met a lovely German boy on the Berghain dance floor, married him, and recently moved to Berlin! He has started doing stand-up comedy under the pseudonym “Joe von Hutch” and is so funny that in just a year’s time, he has shared the stage with a talented writer from Saturday Night Live. Getting everyone excited that beautiful young art photographer and filmmaker Matt Lambert of Dazed and Confused Magazine who will be working soon on a new video with Mykki Blanco that features Tilda Swinton and Anohni.

Looking really mouth and crotchwatering at Gropius: Yusuf Etiman of Basso Kollektiv, Clarissa Mehring, Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, Tom Holert the art critic, Nanna Heidenreich, Michaela Wünsch, Mac Folkes of Germany’s Next Top Model, Michel PP who Ms. Davis first met when he was a law student at Forum Expanded Gossip Bar in 2006, Daniel Hendrickson, Piero Bellomo, and a plethora of very attractive cosmopolitan young people having a great time at the post performance Cremont reception in front of Ms. Davis’ Ladies on Paper exhibition at Gropius which closed Sunday July 21.

Here is the updated list (As of July 23rd courtesy of Ms. Molloy) of who was there: The stunning writer and Krass journal founder Sanja Grozdanic in a long, silken white dress. Strictly domina, choreographer and coach Caritia Abell. Dan Gunn from the eponymously titled London gallery. Sporting the best ecru jacket, the choreographer and dancer extraordinaire, Ligia Lewis. Daniel Neugebauer, the king of kommunikation and kultural edukation at the HKW. Everyone’s favourite film aficionado, Gerrit Woltemath of the Arsenal and Berlinale's Panorama Section. Chair of American Studies at the University of Tübingen, Dr. Kathy-Ann Tan. Performance lover, Teena Lange of Grüntaler 9.Two artists who were present were the choreographers Monica Duncan and Romuald Krężel.Gorgeous architect Andreas Lechthaler and his practically-named beau also Andreas.

Gropius Bau beauties Clara Meister in a great jumpsuit, associate curator, who worked so hard to bring The Black Image Corporation to Berlin, estimable chief curator Julienne Lorz in a powder blue number, queen of communications Annie-Claire Geisinger was a flurry of Dalmatian-style spots. Not to mention Kaiserin of exhibition production, Simone Schmaus, who took such good care of the Ladies on Paper hanging. Sarah Crowe and Torben Hanhart took quick breaks from preparing the exhibition Garden of Earthly Delights to adoringly listen to Ms. Davis. Babes in Arms: Natalie Schültze, Nora Bergbreiter, Anna Neubauer, Anne Biegler, Luis Kürschner and Ellen Clemens. The Immersion team’s bronzed dramaturg Adrian Waschmann graced the place with his High School Sweetheart charm, along with blonde bombshell project manager Anja Predeick and assistant the shiny-brunette Simay Yasar, not to forget master of monies, Marc Pohl, in a very fetching new jacket from Japan. Was so delightful to see scholar Karen Tongson in the publicum. Karen is one of the late great Jose Munoz's dearest colleagues. She is in Europe on tour with her fascinating new tome Why Karen Carpenter Matters!

The wonderfully talented and lovesexy Amos Mac’s new book Original Plumbing: the best of 10 years of trans male culture – is available on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Please rate the book NOW as this is important for its visibility.

The Original Plumbing East Coast Book Tour:

Monday, July 22 - 7-8pm
NYC @ The Strand with Scout Rose, D'hana Perry, Harvey Katz, Rocco Kayiatos, Amos Mac
link to tix
Thursday, July 25 - 6:30-8pm
PHILLY @ Penn Book Center with Amos Mac, Rocco Kayiatos and Scout Rose
event page
Friday, July 26 - all day
PHILLY @ Trans-Wellness Conference - PA Convention Center, look for us at the Feminist Press table!
event site
Sunday, July 28 - 2-4pm
BROOKLYN @ Brooklyn Museum
A talk: “The Future of Transmasculinity” with artist Texas Isaiah, activist Tiq Milan, actor Marquise Vilson, and OP editors Rocco Kayiatos and Amos Mac.
USE DISCOUNT CODE BK19 for $10 tickets:

Received this cute note from the amazing artist Damian Davis who was part of my award winning team with The Magic Flute, An Opera in Six Steps in NYC 2015: 

Dear Friends,

I am happy to announce that I will be joining Purchase College this fall as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art+Design in their sculpture department for the 2019-20 academic year. It is with mixed emotions that I will be leaving my position in the Department of Art and Art Professions at NYU on July 16th.

I appreciate everyone’s love and support during my time at NYU, and I take with me the valuable experiences I have gained over the last thirteen years. I am grateful for my time there, and will carry the many lessons I have learned into my future professional and artistic career. This new position will allow me the time and space to focus on my studio practice, as well as a much desired opportunity to develop myself further as an academic and educator.

This marks the beginning of a new, exciting stage of my life. One that I hope many of you will continue to be a part of.

I also have a new solo show opening at the Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling next Thursday, July 18th. This is the culminating exhibition from my time there as the current artist in residence. I very much hope that you will join me that evening from 6:00pm to 8:00 to celebrate. For Demetrius

(Solo Exhibition)

Opening Reception: July 18th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

On View: July 18, 2019 - September 8, 2019
Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling
898 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10032 

Another one of my beyond brilliantine ex students from Yale University is the incredible Aliza Shvarts. Ms. Shvarts was my divine Princess in The Magic Flute, An Opera in Six Steps 2015, and there is nothing in this mega world that stands outside of her angelic reach and goddess grasp.

She has her first international solo exhibition in Prague, Purported curated by Laurel Ptak that runs from July 16-September 15th at Center for Contemporary Art FUTURA

Holeckova 49

150 00 Prague 5

Czech Republic

Thursday, June 13, 2019



Überall Erhältlich

The Vagimule doll had a very bad bicycleta accident where she lost her equilibrium and vaunted straight into a light pole in Gleisdreieck Park. She fell off the bike, wounded and in shock bleeding at the knee and feeling like she had broken her shoulder and ribs. Some Good Samaritans called an ambulance and she was rushed off to the Evangelische Elizabet Hospital with a very good looking well built blondine EMT boy tending to her.

At the emergency room X-rays revealed she didn’t break any bones but was still bloodied, bruised and in considerable, pain so it doesn’t seem like our lady will be doing very much of anything for a while.

In a hobbled state a few weeks later The Doll met with Zach Schönheit for luncheon at Academie Der Kunst at Hansaplatz.

Zach was one of her beautiful young NYU students who collaborated with her and Fearless Leader of CHEAP Kolektiv Susanne Sachsse on The Magic Flute, An Opera in Six Steps back in 2015. Now Zach is in a masters program in Brussels and doing and looking very good.

A little later Uli Ziemons also took the Vagimule to lunch where she provided the handsome German heartthrob with much needed feminine companionship as his lady love was busy working on an art project in Athens, Greece. Before meeting with Uli Ms. Davis’ wonderful Arab masseur and healer Ameen brought her some special crèmes and ointments from Poland for ailing knee joints and swollen feet. Aging certainly isn’t for sissies.

The Love Camel aka: Andrea Novarin came through Berlin to take Ms. D. on holiday in Palermo, Sicily to help in her healing process. Before leaving on vacation the two were invited to dinner at the glorious new Stalin Strasse compound of Christoph Bovermann and his hot young lover J.P. Horstmann. Christoph was one of Ms. Davis’ brilliant students from Geissen Universitaet where she taught a seminar in 2014. Christoph is a skilled chef and hostess with the mostess on his Berkin bag sized balls.

In Palermo Love Camel and The Doll stayed at the gorgeous villa of Camel’s aristocratic cousin Nicoleta Polo Lanza Tomasi, The Duchess of Palma di Montechiaro. It was certainly splendid to inhabit a giant palazzo with humungous ceilings and marble floors. La diva Davis is very rough on her surroundings and wound up breaking the toilet seat with her giant Bertha butt in the cavernous bathroom. The famed Duchess is as generous as she is celebrated.

The La Ms. Davis was so happy she didn’t have to be “ON” for anyone in Italy, and simply enjoyed eating non stop at some fantastic boites like Pasticceria Cappelo on Via Nicolo Garzilli, Rosanero Ventisettiembre on Via XXSettembre, Mo Avast on Via Isidorolo Lumia, Primi Piatti and the working class restaurant Al Magnum where they were tended to by a beefy Sicilian ginger. The weather in Palermo was perfect at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. It didn’t start to get hot until it was time to leave the island. Returning back to Berlin during an uncomfortable heat wave.

Ms. Davis and Love Camel did check out the environ of the Queer Sicilia Festival. They didn’t go to any movies but hung out at one of the impromptu bars during Aperitivo where they ran into feminist DJ sensation Bianca Kruk looking very lovesexy and rapper sex god Mykki Blanco who relayed to Ms. D. that he wrote to her via post when he was a mere child of 15 and she wrote back giving him encouragement that helped spur the international career he now enjoys. Mykki was on the jury of the film festival in Palermo.

Sad to relay the news of the recent passings of black artist extroidinaire Joe Overstreet, actor Patrick Macnee of the 60s TV series The Avengers and the actress Sylvia Miles. Ms. Davis has always said that a trip to New York wasn´t really anything without a celebrity sighting of Miss Sylvia Miles on the streets of downtown Manhattan. She will be missed.

So many people have written asking for another preview of Vaginal Davis´ upcoming novel Mary Magdelene that because she has been so remiss in posting her blog she will make it up to her subscribers with this little tidbit:

Blister was looking and feeling good. Just like Bernadette Cooper of the R&B group Klymaxx. Certainly diva’s need love too and Blister was going to get his full share at the Sunday afternoon private Long Beach Sexall Party he was anxious to attend.

Blister was 32 years old and would be one of the youngest of the attendees as the average age of the men was about 50 with some having Dad bods. Blister would get a lot of attention with his tight,lean frame and voluptuous asstrovar. The last month he was at the party everyone was fighting over him, and the most well endowed and fit of the daddies he allowed to pummel him in an Equity Sling. Talk about greedy, after each man would ejaculate into his anuska he would slyly murmer with a finger in his mouth, “Next”.

Giving each new conquest a full heaping of Bambi eyed innocence acting as if he had no idea how he wound up in this situation with his feet in stirrups as a line of 15 men waited patiently for their turn to mount him.

Leticia Corral, Dinah Bides, Elva Navarez and Lisa Montelegre were the unabashed queens of Berendo Jr. High School. I was completely surprised when Lisa was able to hold her own in a fight in which she was challenged by my downstairs neighbor Juanita “Nitabug” Aikins. Juanita’s mother Helen Aikins use to run insurance scams and one of her fake names was Yolanda Carter. I started calling my mother by that name and was shocked when she would play along. I usually always called my mother Mommy even though at age five she asked me to call her by her first name Mary. Somehow I could never get the hang of calling her by her Christian name, but Yolanda was something different. I liked the name Yolanda and so did my mother. My mother was so very formal always calling me Ms. Davis, but I was equally prissy in calling her Yolanda Carter, Yolanda Carter. My sisters never questioned it though Uncle Trash, my lesbian uncle thought it was disrespectful.

After Lisa and Juanita’s fight they became good friends securing each other’s respect. I certainly didn’t want to be on the bad side of two of the school’s toughest girl leaders, but I didn’t like the way they treated poor Lucy Swink. Besides her unfortunate surname Lucy was half Japanese and White and for some strange reason got a bad reputation. How does one get a bad reputation? In elementary school the girl was Gladys Gonzales. Gladys’ only crime was developing pendulous breasts in the 5th grade. I did see her holding hands once with Eric Knightbridge, who looked like Marlon Jackson of The Jackson Five and going back behind her apartment building on Harvard with Eric where I assume they were doing “the pussy”. But what was doing “the pussy”? Basically a boy would just rub up on a girl fully clothed and kiss on the mouth. Was that really enough to get one a reputation? And what about Lucy Swink? Juanita and Lisa ganged up on her telling her to keep her legs closed. Since I was the Rona Barret of Berendo Jr. High I told both girls that Lucy doesn´t need to keep her legs closed as long as Juanita was opening hers for Michael Ermitage and Lisa was doing things with Raymundo Romano on the steps of the 1st Baptist Church on Dewey Street. That shut them up and Lucy was forever grateful to me for coming to her rescue. In 1976 Lucy, Linda Wong who was my first dag crush and I snuck into the Starwood in West Hollywood to see Vicki Sue Robinson perform.

On the car radio was an NPR report of how one retired New York City police officer of the pre Stonewall era felt remorse for the bad treatment he perpetrated upon homosexuals during that era.

“I am truly sorry for what I did to all those faggots back then” said Sgt Mauricio Caputo of the 12th Precinct.

“I use to rough ‘em up and make a lot of them suck my d**k. Now I realize I was wrong, and I was takin’ advantage of the situation. I musta got sucked off at least five or six times a day back then, and hey man, that just wasn’t right and I apologize.”

Blister was feeling a bit peckish so he pulled into the drivethru of a Taco Bell and ordered two been burritos. He had finished them by the time he pulled up to the party house. It was 6pm and the event had been going on since 4.

As the new arrival all the men immediately coalesced around him. He walked in clad only in shredded Daisy Dukes and flip flops. Almost like being in a mosh pit he was lifted in the air and placed on a velveteen love seat where one man was doing the puppy chow on his scrotum and another on his wank, while two others were nursing at his taunt pectorals as if he could produce mothers milk. It was all getting a little bit too much overstimulation when an Alpha he had never seen at this party before swooped in on him. The dude was about 45 years old with a buzz cut looking like a tall Jason Statham. He lifted Blister up and took all 5’ 8’’ of him directly to the sling where he promptly started performing sloppy analingus on him making loud slurpy and slushy sounds which galvanized the attentions of everyone at the party. A crowd started to gather but kept a respectful distance not wanting to break the harmony of the moment. Blister loved being the focus of everyones attention and was trying to give downtrodden eyes and fake being somewhat humbled by the experience. Blister’s penis was fully erect way past his belly button. Blister was fully aware that he was the beauty prize. Suddenly it felt like there were a thousands mouths devouring him. Everyone had divided his body up into sections like Cousin Sebastian in Suddenly Last Summer. The man who started it all was using his velvet mouth to slowly give him sweet loving soul kisses. Three men were giving each of his feet a thorough tongue bath. For a dimunitive man Blister wore a size 13 shoe.

All this seemed to go on for hours but it was probably more like 25 minutes when the man who had staked his claim put his penis in Blister`s mouth and this move was pure enchantment. Usually Blister wasn’t so enamored of penises of such unheralded girth and length. But everything about this man felt right. Blister knew what would be the outcome, namely the perfect sex scene that everyone would be talking about for months or even years.

The man entered in him easily enough his sphincter ring fully relaxed from so many hungry mouths coveting him before. Blister was surprised at the speed of his thrusting hoping that he would go slow and make it last a long time, but if it was going to be wham Alabam style he was alright with it. Everyone else seemed to be in on it as well. The loud slapping sound of testicles bouncing off of rump was heightening the tension in the room. When the man removed his penis from the anal cavity to survey his accomplishments and gain the admiration of those gathered is when Blister heard a vooshing sound and a plop as Linda Blairish projectile spray began to emanate from him with the appropriate smells to match. The two perfect bean Burritos that he had eaten earlier that he was sure would not be digested till the next day made an impromptu appearance abruptly ending the gathering.

Thursday, May 02, 2019


Meditation in Bewegung zur Steigerung des Körpergefühls

Just received this cute little missive from art photographer Annette Frick and experimental film legend Wilhelm Hein: 

 Ihr Lieben hier ein paar Neuigkeiten und Termine herzlichst Wilhelm


vom 3.5-5.5.2019

im Haus der Kulturen der Welt

hier noch der Rückblick von Miss Read 2018

60 Seiten SW

20 Seiten, SW

Menschen am Sonntag
20 Seiten, SW

50 Seiten, Incl. DVD

und alle noch nicht vergriffenen Ausgaben


Was invited to a fab luncheon at Gropius Bau by their wonderful artistic direct Stefanie Rosenthal.  Got to meet their lovely guest curator Daisy Desrosiers a ravishingly beautiful young Black French Canadian woman.  The lunch was for the new exhibit Black Image Corporation by Theaster Gates.  I will be doing an intervention at the museum in early July so stay tuned for more information.  After the luncheon or brunch Clara Meister gave Daniel Hendrickson, the Jewish Muzlim and I a sneak preview of the exhibition which was opening that evening.  In another wing the amazing Isabel Lewis of the famed Lewis Clan was rehearsing for a presentation she would be doing at the opening.
Too bad I had to miss the opening proceedings as I was rehearsing with Ashley Hans Schierl and Tina Jacob Lena Knebl for their performance at KW.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Ausser Takt

Auf der Suche nach dem Rhythmus des Lebens.

Contemporary Vinegar Syndrom was explosive at b_books in Kreuzberg April 8th. The Vagimule doll did a little performance recitation listing famed independent Afro American bookstores followed by the docu on Martin Sostre. Daniel Hendrickson the Jewish Muslim read a wonderful text he wrote about kollektiv’s over the Argentinian short subject Ollas Populares, 1968. Because of popular demand below is Daniel’s performance script:

In October of 1968, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover wrote a memo to COINTELPRO, the not exactly legal counter-intelligence program set up in 1956. He wanted to warn his fellow anti-communists of a dangerous new menace: black independent booksellers.

Tonight we’re bringing one collective into another to show films made by yet others. So there’s a lot of collectivity buzzing in the air tonight here at b–books.

In fact though, it seems to me that collectivity has been buzzing a lot lately, in politics, and also in the arts. Especially in the arts, collectives seem to be popping up everywhere. Our theaters, galleries, and museums are full of them. Even the grand institution of the documenta has been given over to a collective this time. Only music and film seem to be out of the loop. Generally, when there’s a collective making music, we still just call it a band. And what can it even mean to talk about collectives making film? After all, virtually every film, with only rare exceptions, is always already a collective product, whether anyone admits it or not.

So the question we’re asking tonight is: what is a collective? How are they different from any other grouping? Are they really a way to resist bourgeois individualism, structurally insisting on our interconnectedness? Do they muddy the neoliberal waters? And what about these so-called individuals that make up these collectives? When describing their collective work, Deleuze and Guattari wrote: “The two of us wrote Anti-Oedipus together. Since each of us was several, there was already quite a crowd.” But maybe it’s not all as glamorous as it sounds. No one who’s ever been in a collective, who’s sat through hours of tedious discussion, who’s suffered through the interpersonal dynamics and mini power struggles, can indulge in an overly romantic view of what it means to ‘work together.’ On the other hand, perhaps these struggles, learning how to work together, how to live together, are exactly the point. Isn’t the difficulty of the collective the very proof that it’s working? That we’re getting somewhere? Or am I over-romanticizing again?

These are of course questions that can never be answered, since there are probably as many ways of doing a collective as there are collectives. Collectives range from established groups with fixed roles down to fleeting and temporary alliances, coming together only for a particular purpose, sometimes only for a single moment, even sometimes even without the express consent or even awareness of the members. Perhaps we’ve formed a kind of collective here tonight to watch these films.

Tonight we’re looking at some older films made by collectives, such as this one: Ollas populares, made in 1968 by the Grupo Cine Liberación in Argentina. Both of the other collective films we’re seeing tonight were made in the mid ‘70s in the US, and ostensibly, both focus on individuals. But both of these individuals are deeply embedded in larger groups, those of the bookstore, the political movement, the family, the school, the neighborhood, the circle of friends. In fact it’s hard to make any sense of either Martin Sostre or Winnie Wright without placing them in the context of the groups that surround them. Groups that live as much from the similarities that hold them together as they do from the differences that keep them alive. Maybe something like a collective?

The packed house included the well endowed film scholar Marcuse Siegelstein,young super lovesexy Columbian neophyte scholar Camilo del Valle Latanzio with gal pal Tiago Pohl, Egyptial filmmaker Mohammed Shawky Hassan and his juicy new love interest, CVS regular and former prima ballerina Trixie Schonherr aka: Beatrice Cordua, Piero Bellomo, a radiant Michaela Wünsch, along with the other b_books officialle rock steady crew of: Stephan Geene, Karolin Meunier, Ariane Mueller, Astrid Schmidt, Cornelia Durka, Daniel Delhaes, Katja Diefenbach, Monika Baer, Kim Feser, Marietta Kesting, Mirja Reuter, Mirjam Thomann, Nicolas Siepen, Simone Schardt, Teodora Tabachi, Tommie Merkle and Zuebeyde Alvers.

Also seen set designer Şenol Şentürk and his friend Çiğdem, who is so famous she doesn’t need a surname.

Cinema Sweetie Pie Little Stephan Ahrens (formerly of Zeughaus Kino), everyone’s favorite girl Monday Nanna “Ninotchka” Heidenreich who brought Ms. D a new knitted scarf from her wonderful mother Theresa Heidenreich, Nanna was there with film scholar de rigeur, Natalie Lettenewitsch, who works on underwater films, and wrote beautiful pieces on cinema's beaches (and contributed to this year's Berlinale Retrospective Program-feminist /women's cinema. Kanchi Wichmann, queer filmmaker & series director, Yusi Etiman of Basso Kollektiv who these days spends most of his time living half of the year in São Paulo Brazil running with his hunky boyfriend Luís a growing community space in Centro, the rundown but now upcoming old center. Yusi would love Ms. Davis to come to Brazil for a residency, and there is nothing she likes better then South American dostado.

Also at the event was Tyler Oyer of Los Angeles who I’ve been told by several Angelinos that the youngish Mr. Oyer does natty 22 cent homages to living idols Kembra of Voluptuous Horror and Ron Athey among other things. I love messy performance art that skiddles about like a jalopy car backfire.

Tyler sent me a video of his collaboration with Max Boss of Easter fame that had a splendiferous vox bop pop sound. Its always a delight to see the gorgeous beauty of Monilola of SAAVY Contemporary, personable young stylish American artist/filmmaker Amelia Seymour, Arsenal projectionist Anselm, Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus who just celebrated her birthday recently with a terrace bbq at her sumptuous Wrangler Kiez compound.

The Empresses bbq guests included: Monika Rinck (writer, poet), Florian Zeyfang (artist, filmmaker), Kerstin Schroedinger (artist) Angela Melitopoulos, Nanna Heidenreich, Daniel Hendrickson, Sandra Schäfer (artist, filmmaker), Marc Siegel, Piero Bellomo, Trixie Schonherr, Anne Quirynen (artist, filmmaker) and Shawky Hassan.

Also seen and heard as they squeezed into the b_books space for CVS: Nora Molitor(Literarische Colloquium Berlin LCB, Grenzgaenger), Anja Lückenkemper curator, and great - secret ceramics artist, Ilker Abay, Petra Schierke(Intendanz Berlinale) with Johanna her kollegin, Lorin DeCarli(Emergency), Giovanni Lazzeri a super hottie trolley dolly, taunt titten Canadian film ingénue Beau Mirchoff with German/Arab movie star Elyas M’Barek and Gerrit Woltemath our expert Contemporary Vinegar Syndrom production manager.

Friday, March 29, 2019


Die Widerhallende Glocke

Gesund Leben Klassiche Kurven–Kunde

DJ Snax aka Paul Bonomo who I have known since he was a teenage Robert Smith/Prince fanatic living in the DC area sending me mix tapes of his low fi recorded original music. After stints in San Francisco with the amazing Queercore band Fagbash with Davey Jones and New York City he was part of the third wave of Americans in Berlin in the late 1990s that included Peaches. Snax sent me this note about a special project that he has in the works. I will let him tell you about it in his own words:

DJ Snax here. It’s been a gazillion years since we’ve seen each other. I hope that can change when you attend this event I’m co-hosting over Easter with none other than Dave Jones (ex-Fagbash) from LA.

He now goes under the name Jonesy and he recently completed an experimental documentary about the fisting club in SF of the 70’s called The Catacombs. It mostly consists of an interview with Dr. Gayle Rubin who was one of the only women who went to the place. We hope this docu can be an alternative to all the male dominated fetish events going on that weekend; especially open to women, trans people, all queers….

Really hope you can make it. Dave and I would be thrilled!

Love of love,



Please join me and my dear friend Jonesy for a very special screening and erotic event this Easter weekend, April 18th at the legendary Ficken 3000 Club.

Artists Jonesy, Kiernan Cobarrubia and the musician Snax are thrilled to present a screening of The Figa, an experimental documentary by Jonesy and Jaime C Knight. The film features Dr. Gayle Rubin being interviewed about the history of the San Francisco Catacombs sex club. The screening and event opens Berlin Easter Fetish Weekend on Thursday, April 18th, 2019 at Ficken 3000.

The Figa will be part of a program which includes Berlin filmmaker Liz Rosenfeld’s (Untitled) Dyketactics Revisited. The screening will also be accompanied by a sale of artist created objects relating to the history of the Catacombs. Featured artists include Theodor Johansson, Dean Sameshima, Kiernan Cobarrubia, and Beth Cita & Lex Vaughn and Jonesy & Jaime C Knight. There will be a door fee of 5 euros to help cover expenses for the filmmakers, DJ’s and artists presenting.

In keeping with the spirit of the screening of The Figa in Berlin, Snax and DJ and producer Dickey Doo will perform a set reminiscent of the Catacombs playlist. Dr. Rubin wrote about this playlist in her work around the Catacombs, and speaks extensively of the music in the film. The music will highlight the atmosphere in the legendary nightspot/ sex club Ficken 3000, providing the mood for queer party-goers of all genders, races and orientations to express themselves erotically, recalling the mood of Catacombs era San Francisco.

Please come…and join THE FIGA!


La Susanne Sachsse and Marcuse Siegelstein treated the Vagimule doll to a wonderful Italian birthday dinner at the East German boite Brot und Rosen across the street from Friedrickshain Park. We were joined by handsome and hunky Richard Gabriel and had a delightful evening gossiping and klatching into the willy wee hours.

Was back at Work Master HEAD in Geneva with my Framing the Freakazoid / Perverse Assemblages labzone. Had a great time with my wonderous students Louise, Valentina, Julie and Lorraine working on make-up looks for the eyes as mirror to the soul via Otto Preminger’s film version of the Francoise Sagan novel Bonjour Tristesse starring the immortal Jean Seberg. We also got some inspiration from the Lamount Johnson horror thriller You’ll Like My Mother starring Patty Duke, Richard Thomas, Rosemary Murphy and Sian Barbara Allen.

The weather warmed up quite a bit in the sun so we did some preliminary Art Stalking which will devolve into a much wider project for the students.

My big boss at Work Master HEAD Art University Charlotte Laubard invited me and Laurent Schultz the main administrator at Work Master to dinner at her new high rise apartment that is located somewhere in the suburbs of Geneva. Charlotte reminds me of a young Isabelle Hupert with a bit of Danielle Darrieux on the side. A lovely time was had by all with delicious food that also included Charlotte’s handsome, charming Italian art critic/curator husband Andrea Bellini and their adoreable children.

Before heading off to Geneva I had a splendid evening of drinks and snacks with Markus Ruff of Arsenal Experimental at Café Berio in Nollendorky Platz. Markus is the smartest most delightful young man in all of Berlin. He had me laughing and doing sommersaults with his right on insightful pronouncements into the human spirit. 

Was so glad I was able to have lunch again with the famous novelist Travis Jeppeson at Milagro before he blasted off to teach in Shanghai at a University which is similar to my situation at Work Master HEAD in Switzerland.

Don´t forget the next Contemporary Vinegar Syndrom is Montag 08.04.19 20.00(8pm) The theme is
what is a Kollektiv? We will be screening the timely short subjects:

*Winnie Wright, Age 11 by Suzanne Davenport, Greg Grieco, Betsy Martins, Gordon Quinn, Teena Webb USA 1974 16mm/engl. OF/25 min and *Frame-up! The Imprisonment of Martin Sostre Steven Fischler, Joel Sucher, Howard Blatt USA 1974 16mm/engl. OF/ 30 min

und special surpises!

bei b_books, Lübbenerstr. 14., Berlin-Kreuzberg

Freier Eintritt

Saturday, March 16, 2019



Der Schaum der Tage

Met the handsomest man in Deutschland Ulrich Ziemons of Forum Expanded at Mexican boite Maria Bonita in East Berlin for good food and even better gossip. Of course we were talking about you. That’s why your ears are sizzling.

Hey all my literary admirers out there please send me a copy of Marlon James’ latest fantasy tome Black Leopard, Red Wolf. While you’re at it I’d also appreciate reading his award winning A Brief History of Seven Killings which won the Man Booker Prize.

The book that I am currently gobbling up and can’t seem to put down is by my juicy young pal Travis
Jeppesen who took me to lunch at Papaya for scrumptious Thai food. I haven’t seen Travis in a few years since his very successful solo exhibition at Exile Gallery in Berlin. I have known Travis since he was 16. In those days he would send me his homemade chapbooks of poetry and prose. Before moving to Berlin he lived for years in Prague. I´ve known Travis since the 1990s but our relationship was only via post. We didn’t meet in the fleshy flesh until I came to Berlin in 2005

Travis recently completed his PhD and was hired for a full time tenure track teaching position at a major Chinese University where he will commute back and forth from Berlin to Asia.

Travis gifted the doll a signed copy of his latest sensational release See You Again in Pyongyang-A Journey into Kim Jong Un’s North Korea. Travis has been getting incredible reviews for this book and believe you me its utterly amazing! The only book I can compare it to is Bruce Benderson`s The Romanian. Travis was mentored by Bruce Benderson.Its hard to believe that Travis is almost 40 years of age. He still looks like a weenager. We had a delightful time catching up on every little thing, including hot gossip. I wasn’t aware that big peniled NYC based musician and visual artist Gio Black Peter recently broke up with his long time sugar son Neal who worked for Calvin Klein. Travis told me a million other things but they are way too scandalous to repeat in mixed company. Run out and buy a copy of Travis’ book its just now being released in paperback.

I was so lucky to get a chance to see Jamie Stewart of XiuXiu perform at the Berghain Cantina. Jamie`s gorgeous and talented wife Angela, who works for high powered LA politico Mark Ridley Thomas writing policy, isn’t able to travel with XiuXiu anymore, so on this particular outing with the band he was accompanied by two members of The Swans. Jamie was utterly sublime on stage and the music sounded majestic. I´ve never seen anyone play a pair of scissors like they were marimbas and when it comes to choreography, well lets just say Jamie was channeling his inner Freddie Herko with his swivel hips and lips. Going crazy for all things Jamie and XiuXiu was lovely Pamela Schlewisnki the latest edition to the CHEAP kollektiv, and young gorgeous male ingénue Jake Cannavale the son of actor Bobby Cannavale and screenwriter Jenny Lumet. Beauty boy Jake is a big fanatic when it comes to all things Jamie Stewart and XiuXiu. Jake is also the great grandson of the late legend Miss Lena Horne, and grandson of film director Sidney Lumet(Dog Day Afternoon,Network).

The night before I was lucky enough to be taken out for a divine Italian feast by Jamie Stewart. Joining us was film historian Marcuse Siegelstein.

Earlier in the afternoon my old Tenderloin bandmate Felix Knoke who writes for Der Spiegel took me to luncheon at the Imren Grill in Neu Kölln. Felix is the proud papa of a two year old bouncing baby boy, so I don´t get much of a chance to see him now that he is a smoking hot dad. It was nice to catch up.

On Saturday March 9th Kollektiv CHEAP performed as part of the Palast Der Republik event at the Haus der Berliner Festpiele. We were commissioned to bring back our punk art band Ruth Fischer which we did incorporating a program of expanded cinema/installation/klatch that we called ungleich 1+1 Ein ausgeleiertes Konzert that featured gorgeous short subjects by the late Dusan Makawejew, Thomas Brasch and Susann Maria Hempel who appeared live on stage along with the wonderful and vivacious Teodora Tabacki. Via Skype was Jasmina Tumbas and actress Silvia Rieger who we gave a CHEAPy Underground Uber Alles Award to along with Vegard Vinge & Ida Müller.

On display as part of the installation was sexy muscle hunks Richard Gabriel and Hermann of Wedding kick boxing plus our living sculptures and a special hilarious performance by Mad Maxmillian Brauer.

Our happening also featured the juicy Pola Sieverding doing live akshunist video, Senol Senturk, Maurice De Martin, Pamela Schlewinski, Marcuse Siegelstein, kJohnny Blue, Martin “PowerhouseSemen” Siemann, Akira Knightly who expertly wove our Liz Taylor in Ash Wednesday plastic surgery look and of course fearless leader Susanne Sachsse whose new song Blame the Woman sez the New York Times is the mantra everyone will be chanting.

Some of the audience wasn’t featuring us but we did have a lot of Ruth Fischer diehards in the SRO crowd like Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, George Ezra, Deutsch Welle  and Bloomberg News journalista Michael Scaturro, Jonas Dassler, football thick for baseball dick actor Jannis Niewöhner, humpy Broadway star Jonno Davies, Ruth Schönegger, Instagram influencer Hasand Piker with his uncle Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks podcast, Katja Sander, art schtar Yael Bartana, Dorothea Wenner and Mickey,  Gina D'Orio of Cobra Killer, art historian Tom Holert of the Harum Farochi Institüt, Nebosja Tabacki,  Piero Bellomo with Shawky Hassan, Felix Knoke, Christian Fitzenwanker, Adham Hafez of HaRaKa Dance Development who brought with him the beautiful young Egyptian pop and film star Donia Massoud. Ms. Massoud is an intermedia performer who documents the disappearing songs from the Egyptian villages and mountains and turns them into popular concert sensations. She has been living in Paris for five years and looks like the reincarnation of Nefertiti.


Andre Previn the composer and conductor died recently at age 89. He was born here in Berlin. One of the scores he conducted that I absolutely adore was to the 1953 film version of the Broadway musical Kiss Me, Kate directed by George Sidney starring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Bob Fosse, Keenan Wynn, James Whitmore, Bobby Van and Tommy Rall. Previn`s handling of Cole Porter music was dazzling. I also loved his ex-wife and former collaborator Dory Previn who he dumped for Mia Farrow.