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Friday, December 31, 2021

nicht-professionelles chinesisches Paar erwirbt IT RIGHT

nicht-professionelles chinesisches Paar erwirbt IT RIGHT

Annette hasn’t got the hits but the rock opera film by Leos Carax is certainly this centuries Jesus Christ Superstar.

Monsieur Carax seems like an unlikely Norman Jewison but with the dazzling Sparks opening production number “May We Now Start?” this viewer was fully enrapt. Yes I am a huge Sparks fan and was equally delighted that the Brothers Mael had written the libretto.

The cast emerging onto Santa Monica Blvd in West Los Angeles singing what seems to be live geniustrata and not playback. I was mesmerised by teeny tiny small boned Simon Helberg as The Accompanyist. His lovely curly locks of bouncy hair and wide eyes making good on the promise from his performance in Florence Foster Jenkins (2016). I was hoping that the humpy Adam Driver with his sinewy musculature and powerful built would ravish Mr. Helberg in a mercy bone same sex love scene, but alas I had to settle on cunnilingus and coitusuninteruptukus between Mr. Driver and the enchanting Ms. Marion Cotillard.

Getting back to Helberg. I remember him as part of the entourage of the 1990s Santa Monica teen sensations The Grown Ups led by lead singer and Belinda Carlisle lookalike Paloma with Nathan Hamill son of Mark Hamill on guitar. Mr. Helberg and Mr. Hamill were devoted teen sweethearts back then. The band, The Grown Ups whose debut album was produced by Eric Erlandson of Hole were regular performers at my Club Sucker at the Garage in Silverlake.

One needs to see Annette several times to gain full appreciation of Sparks songs like the earworm hit “We Love Each Other So Much” and the perfect duet between father and daughter in “Sympathy For the Abyss”.
Was sent the British short series We Are Lady Parts and I immediately fell in love watching the first episode. So smart of the English to limit some of their programs to only six or so segments, the Americans could learn something from that.
Those of you in Los Angeles please make your way to The ICA and Hammer Museums in the new year to catch Witch Hunt Exhibition which will close January 9th and features my installation Mary, Mary. Also in Berlin The Wicked Pavilion which is at Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi and Eden Eden will continue until February 19th. The Galleries will re-open January 4th the Bortolozzi Gallery open Tuesday-Saturday 12-6pm and Eden Eden only open on Fridays and Saturdays from 12-6pm.
Do What is Right and Donate to Participant Inc. Gallery in NYC and their Participant After Dark Program.

As we say goodbye to 2021, we're pleased to share Jordan Strafer's PEAK HEAVEN LOVE FOREVER official trailer.

With gratitude for your support, we welcome your participation in our future.

“For the love of horror puppets and reenacting trauma,” we'll begin 2022 with PUNCHLINE, a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based video artist Jordan Strafer that will premiere the artist’s new video PEAK HEAVEN LOVE FOREVER.

Jordan Strafer, PUNCHLINE

January 5 – February 6, 2022

Opening Wednesday, January 5, 5-9pm

Appointments are required. Make one here.

Other worthwhile support is needed by feminist gallery Joan in Los Angeles:

Dear Friends of JOAN,

As 2021 comes to a close, we reflect on all of the great things that have happened at JOAN this year, despite its challenges. Chief among these has been our return to in-person programming with two terrific exhibitions, Arnold J. Kemp, False Hydras, and Pippa Garner, Immaculate Misconceptions. We were thrilled to have so many of you returning to the space or visiting it for the first time, and to see such enthusiastic responses to these shows. If you haven’t yet, I would invite you to check out some of the press they received, including Kemp’s interview in Artforum, a featured review of False Hydras in Carla, and Garner interviewed on the Los Angeles Review of Books Radio Hour.

To help us continue building on this momentum, we are asking you to consider supporting JOAN with a tax-deductible, year-end gift. This year, we are very excited to be able to offer the first 20 people who donate $1,000 or more an invitation to attend a brunch and tour of Nancy Rubins’s Topanga Canyon studio on January 23rd. Please feel free to get in touch with Hannah at for more information about this fundraising event. Other ways to support JOAN include:

– Purchase an artwork in Life Like, our benefit show on view in the storefront space next to Stars gallery, Hollywood through January 15.

– Become a member of JOAN POST and receive monthly postcard artist editions in the mail.

For a small organization such as ours, these types of contributions are foundational to our work supporting experimental art practices by women and other historically marginalized groups. And they will ensure a strong start to our 2022 season, which opens with a performance, installation, and collection of objects and garments collectively titled Pool. Developed as a collaboration between CarWash Collective (Jennifer Minniti and Beverly Semmes) and Emily Mast, the performance coincides with the Witch Hunt exhibition, currently on view at the Hammer Museum and the ICA LA. Stay tuned for more information about Pool to come.

Thank you as always for your support and involvement in JOAN! We look forward to seeing you in 2022!



JOAN is a Los Angeles nonprofit space for exhibitions, performances, and screenings.

For more information, contact or visit

The Grown Ups mid 1990s.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Sehr geile Feuerwehrmänner

Sehr geile Feuerwehrmänner

Zwei Schwarze zerstören ein sehr nuttiges Hübsches

Saturday December 4th was the lovely opening of the flowery inferno installation The Wicked Pavilion at Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi. I'm not going to give any spoiler alerts about the exhibit content as people should be surprised when they enter this Vagulaic realm. If you come to the gallery at Schöneberger Ufer 61 in Tiergarten during office hours Tuesday - Saturday 12-6 plan on being in the space for a while as there is a lot to take in.

Ms. Davis wearing a colorful Alan Carr style caftan became a little overwhelmed from drinking champagne on an almost empty stomach and had to leave a bit early, but scene and herd: Diedrich Diederichson with gorgeous girlfriend and newborn baby in tow, Wolfgang of Discoteca Flaming Star and daughter, Trixie Schönherr aka: Beatrice Cordua the gifted former prima ballerina and choreographer who at 80 years old and is still performing and mentoring younger dancers and choreographers, DJane Olga Damnitz with artist Angela Anderson and pretty gal pal, art star Jay Chung, writer Duncan Ballantyne-Way, scholar Nanna Heidenreich, CHEAP Kolektiv's Fearless Leader Susanne Sachsse, film historian Marcuse Siegelstein, Daniel Hendrickson with husband Piero Bellomo, Richard Gabriel who does the door at Berghain and also works as the assistant to artist Yael Bartana, artiste extroidinaire Leila Hekmat and her posse of gorgeous young girl art gang bangers, Israeli choreographer Assaf Hochman, Portuguese curator Pedro Marum, with entourage, Rinaldo of Roma, aristocratic young French artist Christophe DeRohan Chabot, who was one of Ms. Davis´students at Weissensee Akademy in Berlin back in 2008, patrician Brit Rory Farquharson and his girlfriend the former First Daughter of the USA Malia Obama looking very incognegro.

This Saturday is the second opening of this two part installation at Eden Eden Bülowstr 74, 10783 Berlin from 6-9pm. Please bring your proof of vaccination and a recent Covid test.


One of the last of the Hollywood Golden era stars Arlene Dahl died age 96. The fiery redhead was never a major player in the industry but was quite the beauty at her home studio of MGM back in the early 1950s. I've only seen her in one film, Three Little Words which starred Fred Astaire and Red Skelton and also featured Gloria DeHaven portraying her own mother. Miss Dahl is the mother of actor Lorenzo Lamas who I use to know back in the late 1970s when he worked at a paint store in Santa Monica. His father Fernando Lamas didn't want him to grow into a spoiled child of Hollywood so he had to work when he was a teenager, and my what a strapping teen he was back then. Later he became a cheesy TV hearthrob.

MGM Star Arlene Dahl

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Räuber Schuldengenital

Räuber Schuldengenital

The War Bloom happened in 1968 into 1969 under the hairy eyeball of handsome Lt. Commander Richard Homet, the Principal of Hobart Blvd Elementary School located at 980 South Hobart Blvd at Olympic in Mid City, Los Angeles.

Yes I had a crush on my principal. He was just a bland portly middle aged white man with a crew cut who always wore dark coloured suits with skinny ties, but there was something about him I found devilishly attractive. Was it his vaguely French sounding surname or his thick hands that were sprinkled with dark bits of hair on them. He was square jawed and had a deep voice that barked orders whenever he was on the yard at recess. His authoritarian quasi military stance enthralled me. I felt like I wanted to be held in his arms and tossed high into the air. Yes if only he could throw me up so high that I would never come down again.

The battle that was ranging at my primary school was between Yuka Takahashi and Dinah Bides two of the most popular girls in Mrs. Charlene Gates third grade class.

Yuka’s family had only immigrated to the US from Japan fairly recently and lived on Mariposa Avenue not far from my oldest sister Grace Lee.

Yuka was quite brilliant and spoke English well but quietly with a heavy Japanese accent and a bit of a lisp. Yuka like myself was part of the MGM program which stood for Mentally Gifted Minors. Her mathematics skills were unparalleled, I was the only Black child in the Gifted Program at my elementary school. Our gifted program consisted of mainly Japanese, Chinese and Korean Girls, one Latina Estella Lara, two Filipinas: Elisa Del Rosario and Dinah Bides. There were no boys in the gifted program.

Dinah lived in a large craftsmen house at Oxford and 15th Street three blocks from my dingbat apartment at 1239 South Hobart.

I lived only two blocks away from Hobart Blvd Elementary but because of my poor sense of direction my mother was still walking me to school every morning and picking me up in the afternoon.

I was friends with both Dinah and Yuka, but I felt more akin to Yuka since she was the underdog. Even the boys in the class got involved in the war. Mark Shimono was the most attractive boy in our class, he looked like an Asian Elvis Presley with the shinest black hair and full lips and high cheekbones. Mark convinced most of the other boys in our class like Kevin Uyemura his best friend, David Shima, Richard Cadabona, The Hirahara Twins--Robert and Michael, Glenn Uchida and Brian Cherry who was a Hapa(half white/half Japanese) to be in the Bides camp.

Dinah also had on her side all the boisterous Black girls in our class who everyone looked up to that included Pamela Davis who had a very handsome older teenage brother named Ruthie who was muscular and had a giant reddish hued Afro. The Davis' lived on Pico Blvd near Western Avenue in a giant Antebellum styled manor house turned into an apartment complex with a fascade of giant white columns just like Tara Plantation in Gone With the Wind that sat across the street from Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses which my family attended at the time.

Simone Williamson who everyone was afraid of because when she took off her earrings she was ready to throw down who once said to me,

"Don´t point your finger at me my mamma´s not dead."

Jackie Tomlinson, who was the tetherball champion of the third grade who looked just like Teresa Graves the black star of The Laugh-In Comedy Hour and later the first black TV drama star as an undercover policewoman in Get Christie Love.

Poor Yuka only had in her corner Estella Lara, Mazukazu Hirahara no relation to the twins, Edward Taylor
a white boy whose father looked just like Robert Redford.

Edward’s family lived not far from me in Harvard Heights which was a neighbourhood of stately manor houses. The Taylor’s were wealthy white liberals who didn’t send their children to private school and stayed in the neighbourhood countering white flight to the suburbs. There was actually three other white kids in our class Brian Bentall who was completely self absorbed in his own cosmos who constantly bragged about his families connection to Richard M. Nixon. Even the teachers didn’t like Brian who looked like the Republican senator Ted Cruz. Brian and his family wound up moving away half way through term.

Steven Underhill whose family were known to be supporters of the KKK. Steven had peaches and cream complexion and was quite beautiful with the stiffest golden blond hair I’ve ever seen and lips the colour of vermillion. Steven could be quite volatile if he couldn’t get his way, and didn’t back down in a fight. Once he jumped Xavier Coronado after school and beat the living excrement out of him for the simple reason he was mad dogging him.

For some strange reason Steven gravitated to me. We were never friends but he was friendly towards me as were his older sisters. The Underhill Family stayed in the neighbourhood about two more years then moved to the San Fernando Valley in 1971 after the big Sylmar earthquake.

The only white girl in our class was the lovely Audrey Kirkpatrick who was best friends with Yuka, Jenny Kanno and Lesbian in training Linda Wong. Linda lived on my street and was a handsome, proper butch. Linda looked like and acted very much like the young Jodie Foster who was the star of the Disney film Napolean & Samantha and starred in the TV version of the movie Paper Moon in the role that won Tatum O´Neal an Oscar.

Linda Wong's older sister Leslie was the complete opposite in that she was a total femme. Linda and I stayed good friends through elementary, middle and high school. In fact her parents owned the Chinese Dry Cleaner that my family frequented. Even when I went away to University I stayed in touch with Linda and her sister who in the early 80s worked as a receptionist for the trendy Japanese hair salon Yamashiros that was on Robertson and Beverly Blvd in West Hollywood. I think Yamashiros is still there.

1968 into 1969 was a very unique and turbulent time. In early 1968 things were still very much like the 1950s and early 1960s. A girl could not go to school wearing pants unless when she left the house it was raining. The male teachers and administrators all wore white shirts with ties and wing tip dress wear shoes, short hair, no beards and trimmed orderly moustaches. All the female teachers and staff wore dresses and skirts. When it turned 1969 almost overnight the young male teachers were wearing love beads, had long scraggly beards, wore sandals on their feet and mod clothing including bellbottoms and flared jean pants. The female teachers both old and young were suddenly clad in pant suits, maxi, mini and micro mini skirts.

(to be continued)


So sad to relay about the death of Ron Stringer of the experimental music group The Fibonaccis. The Fibonaccis were one of my favourite post punk bands. Ron also was one of my colleagues at the LA Weekly, writing about music and later taking over as Film Editor after Manhola Dargis left for the New York Times. RiP Ron you will be missed.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Seinen versauten Sugar Daddy beglücken

Seinen versauten Sugar Daddy beglücken

My prolific ex student from Malmö Art Academy Ms. Maria Norrman aka: Drag diva Millennum Star is conquering the planet with a series of performances from the end of 2021 until the middle of 2022. You owe it to yourself to catch her genius. The rewards are many and varied.


Millennium Star performs at Supermarket 2021Performance program - Theme: Shapeshifters

Supermarket Art Fair Stadsgårdsterminalen, fd Birka Cruises Stockholm

Thursday 14 Oct - 19.00-21.00/ 7-9pm
Friday 15 Oct - 16.00-19.00/4-7pm

Millennium Star | Maria Norrman (SE)
In this ode to the sea and Stockholm, Millennium Star (a.k.a. Maria Norrman) will mime to Swedish schlager and revue songs from the 1930s & 40s in praise of the nautical life and life in Stockholm, albeit with a slight political edge.
Millennium Star is Maria Norrman’s drag persona, whom she performs as in different settings. This character allows her to explore an existence on the side of the gender binary where a more fluid state can exist.
Duration: 2-3h. Location: Offstage / Admiral’s Seat, 2nd floor

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8 December
In-Q, performance as Millennium Star at Inkonst, Malmö

13 December
Lecture about the Jane Avril project, Dômen Artschool, Gothenburg


14-16 January
Millennium Star’s – 10 year retrospective
Members exhibition at Galleri CC, Malmö, Sweden

11 March – 10 April
Curating at Galleri CC (with Arngrímur Borgthorsson)

Residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Tuesday Weld is the Rule and the Exception

And the latest from Discoteca Flaming Star:

Discoteca Flaming Star shows the video installation Alive Hospital(y)tis as part of the group show
"On Illness, Resistance and Modes of Collective (Health) Care”

Opening: October 14, 17.00-21.00 (exhibition runs until November 14)
Location: District*Schule ohne Zentrum | Bessemerstr. 2-14 | D-12103 Berlin

Cristina & Wolfgang


If you will be in Paris you must go this hallowed event:

Une programmation de Sibylle de Laurens avec Robert Aldrich, James Robert Baker, Jonathan Caouette, Doris Day, Todd Haynes, Rock Hudson, Joseph H. Lewis, Brad Pitt, Mark Rappaport, Douglas Sirk, John Wayne et Charlotte Szlovak, entre autres.

Ouverture le mardi 12 octobre à 18h with films & suprises

James Robert Baker (1947-1997), réalise ses premiers films à UCLA (Université de Californie à Los Angeles). Il se fait remarquer au Gay Film Festival (aujourd’hui Frameline Film Festival) en 1978 grâce à Mouse Klub Konfidential, un court-métrage racontant l’histoire d’un enfant star du Mickey Mouse Club devenu une icône du bondage, sur fond de magouille financière entre un groupe de nazis et Walt Disney. Encore étudiant, il gagne le Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award. À sa sortie de l’école, il devient scénariste et se joint au début des années quatre-vingt à un groupe composé de vidéastes, d’acteurs et d’artistes pour créer EZTV, un centre de production et de diffusion de vidéo indépendant situé à West Hollywood. C’est dans ce cadre qu’il réalise son dernier film, véritable succès VHS, Blonde Death (1984). L’année suivante, il publie son premier roman, Adrenaline, qui le fait connaître du lectorat gay et lesbien. L’écriture de romans le pousse à abandonner son travail à Hollywood qu’il quitte non sans amertume. Fuel Injected Dreams (1986) et Boy Wonder (1988) élargiront son lectorat. Tim and Pete (1993) ancre à nouveau son œuvre dans la littérature gay. L’incompréhension du grand public face à sa critique de la gestion de la crise du sida par l’administration de Ronald Reagan et son humour noir grinçant lui ferment de nombreuses portes. En 1996 il publie sur son site internet Right Wing qui sera son dernier roman. James Robert Baker se suicide en 1997. À partir des manuscrits qu’il a laissés, son dernier compagnon fait publier deux romans posthumes :Testosterone (2000) et Anarchy (2002).

Constamment ancrées dans le paysage californien, les aventures trépidantes imaginées par James Robert Baker poussent les héros à traverser Los Angeles en Porsche à la vitesse de l’éclair et les contraints à se cacher dans les canyons surplombants les limites de la ville. Marginaux, paumés ou raides emballés dans le show-business, les personnages sont bringuebalés par l’auteur dans des scénarios rocambolesques et grotesques, inspirés par une critique au vitriol de la morale middle-class. L’amertume de l’auteur et son humour acide se retournent pourtant souvent en un quart de seconde pour donner à voir une sensibilité et un sens du drame dans sa manifestation la plus hollywoodienne. Si l’homophobie et la bigoterie de l’Amérique des années Reagan le révulse, sans résistance, il se laisse émouvoir par les objets du panthéon de la consommation de masse : une bouteille de cream soda, une comédie de Doris Day, un jus d’orange en poudre. Tour à tour pièces maîtresse de l’intrigue, repères rassurants ou réceptacles du drame, la tendresse avec laquelle il épouse la culture populaire provoque des twists à la sentimentalité déchirante.

Dans Boy Wonder, c’est Hollywood qui trinque. Que peut donner un roman écrit par un scénariste aux ambitions contrariées et évoluant au sein d’une scène de vidéastes alternatifs à West Hollywood ? Comment articule-t-il une critique viscérale de l’industrie du cinéma et une cinéphilie à toute épreuve ? Que donne la culture populaire et les blockbusters américains passés au crible d’un regard acerbe aiguisé dans le contexte contreculture gay des années quatre-vingt ? Comment se repérer dans ce référentiel mutant ? Si certaines pistes de réponses ont pu être trouvées dans le travail de traduction, la programmation tente d’exposer celles-ci à travers une sélection de films qui reprennent des motifs du roman et qui s’autorise à son tour un cocktail de mythologies américaines on the rock, servi dans un verre givré de sel.

Monday, October 04, 2021

ein Fuchsschwanz, ein Rock und ein cremefarbener Darm…

ein Fuchsschwanz, ein Rock und ein cremefarbener Darm… Frische Rosen in Sekundenschnelle an Ihre Hintertür geliefert… Komm, lass deine Gebärmutter verschieben

My wonderful Work Master HEAD student Jacopo Belloni sent this invite for the new exhibition that he is a part of:

Dear all,

I would like to invite you to the collective exhibition "Badly Buried" at at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Guarene (CN), curated by Jade Barget, Naz Cuguoğlu, Alice Sarmiento after the Young Curator Residency Program 2021.

Title: Badly Buried

Artists: Jacopo Belloni, Irene Coppola, Alessandro Di Pietro, Giovanni Giaretta, Eleonora Luccarini, GianMarco Porru, Agnese Spolverini, Massimo Vaschetto, Ilaria Vinci

Curators: Jade Barget, Naz Cuguoğlu, Alice Sarmiento

Dates: October 2 – November 28, 2021

Opening: Saturday October 2, 4:30–6:30pm

Beneath the Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, there lie underground tunnels. Nobody knows where they lead or what they hide, but some say that if you listen carefully at night, you can hear voices and see shadows turning quickly around the corners. Beneath the cover of domestic space, these tunnels might stand for how the fantastic is merely hiding in plain sight.

Badly Buried is a descent—a dive below to what lies beneath. Beyond secret tunnels that serve as our gateway to the subterranean, we begin to discern the underground as a shapeshifter: it is the soil, the subconscious, a mine, a sex dungeon, a cave, or a grave. It is a space where both the material and the imaginary coalesce.

The appeal of the underground has shaped mythology, epic poetry, and popular forms of literature across time. From 24th century BCE Egyptian myth of Osiris’ descent into the underworld to become master of the Afterlife, to Jean Valjean’s fall into the clammy sewers of Paris, that hide the wretched in Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables in 1862. In Notes on the Underground (2008), historian Rosalind Williams surveys the subterranean as conceptual terrain, charting a genealogy of tales so ancient and universal that their fundamental structure—the opposition of surface and depth—may well be rooted in the structure of the human brain.

Descending into the underground and its inner worlds is an act of searching, of contending with the unknown, the abject, and the internal; of opening passages and holding space with the monstrous. Journeying downwards, the exhibition asks: What knowledge arises from the act of descending physically, psychologically, and socially? Emerging from the underground, what narratives do we uncover? What can obscurity reveal?

Having crossed thresholds between worlds, knowledge resurfaces in the form of performances, installations, and moving image works investigating notions of labor, secrecy, pleasure, monstrosity, and death. The works bring us from the bowels of a BDSM dungeon to a pixie’s bathroom, from the depths of the subconscious to the earth, and back again.

Jacopo Belloni’s sculptures and installations bring esoteric practices, rituals, and contemporary spiritual practices to the historical space of Palazzo Re Rebaudengo. Ilaria Vinci’s works are speculative in their nature—making use of fantastical realist narrations, she imagines alternative realities, while Alessandro di Pietro’s “TOMB WRITER'' turns the palazzo into a tomb, where dead bodies return to the earth—a cyclical way of thinking about time.

While entering the room that holds Irene Coppola’s work might feel like ascending above ground, the scars she surfaces from recent history tell another tale. Using industrial materials, Coppola plants a ghostly orchard, where tropical plants silently testify to the violence of warfare and colonial intervention. Climbing further puts the viewer in front of GianMarco Porru’s “MALEDETTA.” In this three-channel video installation, we witness a hypnosis session where a voice offscreen reveals, in spellbinding detail, how Medea—a magician and master in the art of potions and poisons—turned into a monstrous figure as a result of forces far beyond her control.

Journeying into the underworld also means looking inward, into our own depths. For Badly Buried, Eleonora Luccarini nosedives into the abyss of her multidimensional self to wrestle with her alter ego, Leonard Santé, while Massimo Vaschetto explores BDSM culture wherein, resembling the katabasis motif in literature, sadomasochists descend to underworlds and return physically, emotionally, or spiritually transformed. There, the artist finds resonances with Christianity.

Sinking deeper into the underground of the Palazzo, Giovanni Giaretta’s media archaeology practice excavates fantasies of the cinema cavern and the minerality of our digital devices. Beneath slick surfaces, the extracted materials seep through. These excavations and extractions take us further down to the bitumen mines of Abbateggio, where Agnese Spolverini tells a story not only of hidden labor and oppressive working conditions, but the immense sympathy and solidarity needed to sustain life in this hostile environment.

Nothing stays underground for long when they are badly buried. The soil will erode, bringing secrets, suppressed knowledge, and social underworlds to light.

Tommy Kirk RiP


This from the great Lia Gangitano and Participant After Dark.

Marja Samsom

Miss Taken Identities

book launch

Tuesday, October 5, 6-9pm

books will be available for signing


Miss Taken Identities

154 pages

Edition of 300


also available at Printed Matter

Following the 2015 limited publication of

Diary of a Forgotten Actress 1972-79....

Coming soon on

Marja Samsom, Miss Taken Identities

Video of livestream performance

Marja Samsom
Miss Taken Identities
book launch

Tuesday, October 5, 6-9pm
books will be available for signing

Miss Taken Identities

Friday, September 17, 2021

Freihändiges Prostatatraining in einer gut betuchten Umgebung.

Freihändiges Prostatatraining in einer gut betuchten Umgebung.

MGM star Jane Powell one of the last of Golden era Hollywood has died at age 92. I simply adore Jane Powell. Her high note Susie singing, and winning personality on the screen in such films as Young, Rich and Pretty, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Hit the Deck, Nancy Goes to Rio, A Date With Judy, Deep in My Heart, Royal Wedding, the adorable Small Town Girl, with scene stealers Bobby Van and Ann Miller, and the odd health cult film Athena (1954) which features a young Mr. Universe Steve Reeves and if I remember correctly an appearance by health guru Gypsy Boots. The last time i saw Athena was as a child in the early 1970s when I couldn't sleep and caught it on TV at 4am, so my memory of the film is a little hazy. In the 1970's my older sister Teresita had a best friend a girl named Luigi who was a vegetarian and they use to go to Gypsy Boots celebrity health food restaurant that was on Third Street near Normandie Avenue in the area that is now part of Korea Town. Poor Luigi use to live off of Olympic Blvd and Vermont and worked at one of those big insurance companies on Wilshire Blvd. She would swim every morning before work in the pool of the Ambassador Hotel Fitness Center and was killed in that pool by a freak accident of a light fixture falling into the pool and electrocuting her. I was in a hotel in the States a few years ago and caught an episode of Law & Order featuring Jane Powell, and she was certainly a very underrated actress, RIP


If you are in the Pacific Northwest please go to Adams & Ollman for their latest exhibition.


This just in from my former London gallerist Dan Gunn:

A sound installation for a solar boat

As part of
Curated by Delfim Sardo and Sílvia Gomes

BoCA - Biennial of Contemporary Arts, Faro
Various sessions, 19 September 2021
Ria Formosa, Faro, Portugal


And the latest from that incredible art star Cassils:

Cassils's first solo exhibition in the UK, a 10-year survey of their screen and print-based work, titled Human Measure, curated by Bren O’Callaghan forHOME (Manchester, UK). Opening night is October 1 and runs till Sat 2 Oct 2021 – Sun 12 Dec 2021. The work in this exhibition goes beyond the logic of identity politics, beyond the meat of ones own body. Cassils has been working towards the revolutionary project of anti-patriarchal, anti-racist and social transformation. Everyone is welcome with open arms- with special love and mindfulness towards our tran/ GNC/ Non binary folks.


Junior art star the lovely and talented Elly Clarke:

Proxy Bodies opening this Friday
at Hamilton MAS in Felixstowe
This is the first newsletter I have sent out in nearly a year. I hope it finds you as well and as ok as possible in these ever uncertain times. I have been focussing my energy mostly on my PhD, along with a Climate Justice Group I helped set up with a few other PhD researchers. For the last three months, however, I have been working at a start up art space, Hamilton MAS in Felixstowe, Suffolk as part of CHASE DTP supported PhD Placement. Proxy Bodies is a collaborative exhibition I have put together at the end of this, exploring ideas and lived realities of having and keeping a body going in an uber-connected, politically & ecologically unstable world - among many other drags, pressures and pleasures.

With work by:

Bryony Graham
Clareese Hill
Dominique Savitri Bonarjee
Elly Clarke
Galina Shevchenko
Loula Yorke

18th - 27th September
Open 11- 4 and by appointment

Private View:
Friday 17th September, 6-8pm

Artist talk (in person & on Zoom):
Thursday 23rd September, 6-8pm

Live Performance by Loula Yorke:
Friday 24th September 7.30pm

Collapse by Savitri (on the beach nearest Hamilton MAS):
Saturday 25th September at 5pm

Hamilton MAS
Bent Hill, Felixstowe IP11 7DG
Instagram: @hamilt0nmas

Supported by CHASE Doctoral Training Programme

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Drei brasilianische männliche Huren werden hart an ein sprichwörtliches Kreuz genagelt

Drei brasilianische männliche Huren werden hart an ein sprichwörtliches Kreuz genagelt

My super gorgeous genius of a genius daughter Wu Tsang's has brought her monumental installation Anthem to Berlin as Lovesong showing at Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi until October 31st. Wu believes in collaboration and only works with the most gifted of the gifted. This work is no exception. Here she spotlights the brilliant singer/songwriter, composer and trans activist Beverly Glenn-Copeland. The results are magical, with assist from Glenn-Copeland's lady love the beautiful Elizabeth, Kelsey Lu, Tosh Basco, Asma Maroof, Daniel Pineda, with superlative costumes and stayling by Peter Do, Kyle Luu, and makeup and hair by Charlotte Gavaris, Malory Glenn and photography by Paul McCurdy. Multiple viewings are definitely required as you will see something different each time.

Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi is pleased to announce


16 – 18 September 2021


Extended opening hours:
Thursday, 16 Sep – Saturday, 18 Sep
11 – 7 pm

Beverly Glenn-Copeland

Major Ms. Gorgeous Wu Tsang

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Schmutzige Jungs bonk für kaltes Geld

Schmutzige Jungs bonk für kaltes Geld

When the great Lia Gangitano of Participant Inc. sends you a message you immediately take notice as she is one who must be obeyed. Her daughter Jordan Strafer, is having an exhibition in Berlin so make haste to run not walk to see it:

Hello friends in Berlin,

I would love to see you at the opening of this exhibition Illiberal Arts curated by Kerstin Stakemeier and Anselm Franke at the HKW on September 10th. Two of my video works will be installed in the show, PEP (Process Entanglement Procedure) (2019) and SOS(2021). My writing ...---... SH**T DIARY (2021) will also be published in the accompanying catalogue. If you're not in Germany, please share with friends in Berlin. More information below!

We would like to cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition Illiberal Arts on September 10, 2021.
Please note that the visit of the opening is only possible with a Tested-Vaccinated-Recovered proof for invited and registered guests. Masks are required in the entire building.
6 pm
7 pm
Welcoming by Bernd Scherer
Introduction by Anselm Franke and Kerstin Stakemeier
8 pm
Performance by Mikołaj Sobczak and Nicholas Grafia, Peasants, ca. 40 min
The exhibition and publication project Illiberal Arts is a search for forms concerning an artistic “Lebensarbeit” (“life’s work”, Lu Märten (1879-1970)) initiated with international artists, poets and authors. In the cracks of the decaying forms of market accumulation, anti-identitarian, communal horizons burst open, as do collective forms of perception and political spontaneities. The project subjects these to a practical test. For Lu Märten, “a person’s whole life’s work” was considered artistic; what was artistic didn’t always have to become art. Perhaps what became art doesn’t necessarily have to remain art either.
With contributions by Ho Rui An, Raven Chacon, Cut away, with effects (2021), Övül Durmuşoğlu, Bill Dietz, Stephan Dillemuth, Thomas Eggerer, Frank Engster, Ciarán Finlayson, keyon gaskin, Melanie Gilligan, Larne Abse Gogarty, Nicholas Grafia, Tamar Guimarães, Danny Hayward, Johanna Hedva, Anne Imhof, Pauline Curnier Jardin mit Feel Good Cooperative (Andrea, Giuliana, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Alexandra Lopez, Alexandra Mapuchina, Serena Olcuire, Gilda Star), Lisa Jeschke, Karrabing Film Collective, Aristilde Paz Justine Kirby, Anja Kirschner, Dani Leder, Rosalind C. Morris, MYSTI, Jota Mombaça, Jenny Nachtigall, Henrike Naumann, Fumi Okiji, Casandra Press, Steve Reinke, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Mikołaj Sobczak, Juliana Spahr, Jordan Strafer, Sunset Open Call (Kasi Althaus, Andrea Victoria Paradiso, Elena Peters Arnolds, Denise Pinnell, Christin Rothe, Suzie Sullivan, Kathy Seitzinger Hepburn, Amy Sutryn, Rosana Van Horn, Laura L. LePere, Aude Lèvere), Orakel, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Marina Vishmidt, Philip Wiegard, Kandis Williams, Simone White, Constantina Zavitsanos
A comprehensive book will be published accompanying the exhibition. It will be available on the evening of the opening.
We would be delighted if you could celebrate the opening of the exhibition with us.
With kind regards,
Bernd Scherer
Anselm Franke and Kerstin Stakemeier

Important information regarding the visit of the opening on September 10, 2021
Please inform yourself on the day of the event about the valid Covid 19 hygiene regulations on
Limited visitor* numbers apply in the exhibition rooms and at the event. The event is for invited guests only.
Please contact Anke Ulrich ( until September, 2, 2021 to sign up to attend the preview.
The kiosk on the roof terrace will provide food and drink for visitors, and the restaurant Weltwirtschaft will also be open.

Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes in Berlin GmbH | Schöneberger Str. 15 | 10963 Berlin
Amtsgericht Charlottenburg HRG Nr. 96 HRB 29357
Geschäftsführung: Prof. Dr. Bernd M. Scherer (Intendant Haus der Kulturen der Welt),
Dr. Thomas Oberender (Intendant Berliner Festspiele), Mariette Rissenbeek (Intendant Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin),
Charlotte Sieben (Kaufmännische Geschäftsführerin)
Vorsitzende des Aufsichtsrates: Staatsministerin Prof. Monika Grütters MdB

Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Ultra monströser riesiger Knopf, der sich im zierlichen Arsch tummelt

Ultra monströser riesiger Knopf, der sich im zierlichen Arsch tummel

Ben & Gala of New Discretions Gallery in NYC have a new exhibition that will go up soon. Here is the info:


September 9 - 12, 2021

Future Fair
The Starrett-Lehigh Building, 600 W 27th Street, New York NY 10001

New Discretions is thrilled to be participating in the inaugural in-person Future Fair, to be held September 9-12 at the Starret-Lehigh Building in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, with a two-person presentation of new works by Cary Leibowitz and Jacopo Pagin.


VIP Previews By Invitation
Thursday, September 9, 2021: 12 - 8 pm
Friday, September 10, 2021: 12 - 2 pm

Public Days
Friday, September 10, 2021: 2 - 8 pm
Saturday, September 11, 2021: 12 - 8 pm
Sunday, September 12, 2021: 12 - 5 pm


Amy Adams of Adams & Ollman is now in New York with this art fair:


This from our good friends at Discoteca Flaming Star:

On Illness, Resistance and Modes of Collective (Health) Care

5 September till 14 November 2021

Event series with Alive (Hospital(y)tis), intimate talks and walks, workshops, Tear Bar& exhibition with growing archive

with contributions by Johanna Ackva, Nuray Demir, Discoteca Flaming Star (CGB, Sofia Lomba, WM und Sara Pereira), Karin Michalski & Ann Cvetkovich, Kallia Kefala, Ferdiansyah Thajib, Sophie Utikal, Inga Zimprich (Feminist Health Care Research Group), a. o.

The current global crises are crises of care - from the care for nature(s) to health care to the care for children, the elderly and the more vulnerable. These crises are the result of decades of neoliberal, extractivist policies that prioritise profit over people.
These collective and very multifaceted experiences of crisis inscribed in our bodies, in the present and the past. They demand an exchange experiences about health / illness and the political potential of "negative" feelings from an intersectional perspective, to learn from each other and to make knowledge about alternative, self-organised and solidary practices and networks in the field of healthcare more visible. To this end, we are devoting this research project to four central themes, #1Bad Feelings, #2 Collective Kinship and Care, #3 Solidary Health Care, #4 Memory and Care Activism, and bring together artistic and activist positions from the fields of art, theory, and practice to challenge the status quo with resistant models of collective care.

Team: Nuray Demir (Curator Nuray's Tear Bar), Johanna Ekenhorst (Communication / Concept / Co-curator Collective Kinship and Care), Nino Halka (Concept / Production / Co-curator Intimate Talks), Lydia Karagiannaki (Project Assistance), Andrea Caroline Keppler (Concept / Artistic Director / Production), Noël Labridy (Graphics / Project Assistance), Anneli Schütz (Finances), Ferdiansyah Thajib (Curator Memory and Care Activism).
With the kind support of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. More information here.


This photo of humpy Jean Paul Belmondo looking so contemporary like a Berlin beardo! RIP

Hunky matinee idol Glenn Ford when he was a young contract star at Columbia Pictures.

Happy Birthday to Andrea Novarin known all over the world as the infamous Love Camel who breeds young ginger boys like they were terriers. Below is his latest one and only highland fling now that he has permanently left London, England for he heady confines of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Harte Medizin

Harte Medizin

klobiger rave reißt einen Davidischen arsch auf

Television star Ed Asner died at age 91. I had a huge crush on Asner and his fellow TV comrade William Conrad of Cannon fame. I don’t know what it was about Mr. Asner but he radiated a certain kind of olde school masculine appeal. 

I won a scholarship to Pepperdine University because of Mr. Asner and his dramatic TV persona Lou Grant the spinoff which he starred in after the Mary Tyler Moore show. Asner was the featured speaker at Pepperdine during the statewide high school journalism competition. I was the editor-in-chief of my high school newspaper and won first place despite the odds of competing with all these wealthy students from schools all over California. I guess my one year attending a fancy prep school in Connecticut, namely Choate/Rosemary may have boasted my confidence levels. But I won and sat next to Mr. Asner during the luncheon, and flirted with him, and made him laugh out loud several times. He was quite the charming bear daddy.


My ex student from Weissensee Art Academy in Berlin Anne Duk Hee Jordan is on a roll with some fascinating projects. Here is her latest:


Anne Duk Hee Jordan

making kin 3.0

11.09 - 28.11

NL | KIOSK is verheugd om u vanaf zaterdag 11 september om 14u opnieuw te verwelkomen. We luiden het nieuwe seizoen in met Making Kin 3.0 van Anne Duk Hee Jordan in de hoofdruimte van KIOSK.

Met Making Kin 3.0 brengt KIOSK de eerste solotentoonstelling in België van Anne Duk Hee Jordan (°1978): een fluïde en (eco-)utopische installatie. In haar performances, installaties, gemotoriseerde sculpturen en eetbare landschappen verkent Jordan het gebied tussen kunst, wetenschap en mythologie. Op humoristische wijze opent ze deuren naar een artistiek universum dat geïnspireerd is door het zeeleven, biologie, seksualiteit en voortplanting, voeding en ecologie. Zo creëert ze romantische machines die biologische processen kopiëren of transformeren tussen levende organismen en dood materiaal. De titel van de tentoonstelling is een referentie naar het boek van biologe en filosofe Donna Haraway uit 2016: Staying with the Trouble. Making Kin in the Chthulucene.

Wees welkom op de opening op zaterdag 11 september vanaf 14u. Nadien zal de tentoonstelling nog iedere dag (ma-zo, 12-18u) te bezoeken zijn tot en met zondag 28 november 2021.

EN |

KIOSK is delighted to welcome you again from Saturday September 11th onwards. We kick off the new season with the exhibition Making Kin 3.0 by Anne Duk Hee Jordan in the main space of KIOSK.

KIOSK presents Making Kin 3.0: a fluid, eco-utopian installation and the first solo exhibition by Anne Duk Hee Jordan (°1978) to take place in Belgium. In her performances, installations, motorized sculptures and edible landscapes, Jordan explores the crossroads of art, science and mythology. In a humoristic manner, she opens doors to an artistic universe inspired by sealife, biology, sexuality and procreation, nurturing and ecology. This way she creates romantic machines that copy or transform biological processes and chemical reactions between living organisms and inanimate material. The title of the exhibition references the book by biologist and philosopher Donna Haraway from 2016 called Staying with the Trouble. Making Kin in the Chthulucene.

Welcome at the opening on Saturday September 11th from 2PM onwards. The exhibition will be accessible everyday (Mon-Sun, 12-6PM) until Sunday November 28th, 2021.


Received this sweet missive from Philipp Fleischmann who brought me to teach a workshop at the Leitung Filmklasse at Schule Friedl Kubelka Akademie der bildendenden Künste Wien:

Dear friends and colleagues,

I hope this email finds you well and that you had a nice summer break.

I am very pleased to share with you that I had the honor to be invited to produce a new work for the 34th Bienal de São Paulo.

The 35mm film 'Untitled(34bsp)' will be part of the Bienal group show 'Faz escuro mas eu canto’ (Though it’s dark, still I sing), which is opening on September 4, wish you were here!

Untitled (34bsp)

35mm Color Film

Silent, 5 min 10 sec

Commissioned by Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, co-produced by Phileas - a Fund for Contemporary Art, supported by the Austrian Ministry of Culture

34th Bienal de São Paulo

Film shooting documentation


This is the latest from The Lobster Lady Rebecca Goyette:


September 8-13, 2021

Atlantic Production Center, 625 Madison Avenue, NY, NY 10022

BOOTH #1149

Timed Ticket Entry: SPRING/BREAK Art Show

Qinza Najm’s Multimedia Installation:


Curated by Rebecca Goyette

Pakistani-American artist Qinza Najm’s #PleasureReClaimed deconstructs the hearsay/public shaming that sex-positive women and LGBTQ+ people endure publicly on Twitter and within domestic spaces. Recreating her quarantine bedroom, a canopy of hijabs (Muslim women’s head coverings) and naras (drawstrings considered profane to expose) surround her bed and self-pleasuring soundscape. Erotically-painted postcolonial Medieval tapestries line walls, with a floor littered by Twitter heresy.

Qinza muses, "before the internet, so-called deviant behavior like a woman’s open flirting, masturbation, sex before marriage, multiple partners could be met by shaming the woman through gossip and rumors (hearsay). In older medieval times, much harsher punishments like the pillory, flogging and public shaming were dished out not just inside the home but also in public forums. Social media, particularly Twitter has become the modern day town square." To me, Qinza Najm’s #PleasureReClaimed immersive installation bears the question, “how do we reconcile sensuality and shame?” And what does this repression mean to us from our different perspectives globally?

For Spring Break, Qinza recreates her quarantine bedroom with an array of sacred and profane objects on display; a canopy of naras and hijabs will surround her single bed activated by whimsical homespun adult toys and a self-pleasuring sound sculpture. The walls will be adorned with eroticised paintings and painted tapestries collected from her grandmother's house while the floor will be littered with her collection of printed Twitter heresy.

During the isolation of Covid-19 quarantine lock down, Qinza explored self-pleasure by creating self-care rituals to transcend boundaries imposed on her since childhood in Pakistan, where she was raised in a strict Muslim household. In a move which would be considered heretical, and most probably make her the subject of shame and ridicule from her community and immediate family in Pakistan, Qinza created a sound piece recording her breaths while pleasuring herself. The private act of masturbation is considered a sin and haram (forbidden) in Islam and also in many religions - thus any unconventional form of pleasure outside of traditional matrimony is considered a taboo and sin.

In Pakistan and NY, Qinza has been collecting naras (traditional trouser drawstring symbolic of sexuality) and hijabs (traditional Muslim head cover for women symbolic of Spirtuality) as symbols of orthodox Muslim society. Qinza collected these ‘naras’ and ‘hijabs’ from friends of various sexual orientations including LGBTQ, family members, including her religious mother and domestic workers. Qinza audio-recorded and photo-documented their stories of shame and pleasure tied with these traditional textiles. In #PleasureReClaimed, Qinza openly displays these forbidden naras. Hung floor to ceiling, the naras create curtains around her single bed. Customarily, a nara is always white in color so as to draw minimal attention. However, Qinza has dyed them bright bodily colors.

In an attempt to show the complexity of the nature of society’s control over a woman’s sexuality, Qinza has chosen medieval tapestries to decorate the walls. Collected from her grandmother and other family member’s houses, these tapestries (introduced into her culture through the process of British colonization), are typically used as decor in upper middle class and elite households in Pakistan. She sees these tapestries as remnants of a postcolonial hangover. Many nations including the USA, supposedly free societies, are still controlled by the ruling elite that remain through the process of decolonisation. Qinza’s work asks us to analyze the wealthy class’s pervasive influence over our collective domestic and corporeal space.

If, in medieval times, tapestries were hung in castles and churches to record important historical events and stories, then Qinza has re-contextualized these medieval tapestries by adding her own juxtaposing sexualized narratives. Painted in a rough-hewn pop art style - Qinza challenges the polite and suffocating mannerisms she was taught while growing up in Pakistan. To each tapestry, she has added a blue bird (twitter trademark) to draw attention to tools used in modern society to control and shame deviant behaviors.

For many societies, shame associated with sexuality is unavoidable and so deeply rooted that it disrupts the most fundamental human experience i.e. sexual pleasure. Shame is the ideal tool used to regulate sexuality as it is a private experience for most people. Including the audience in her process, Qinza invites us to participate in interactive sacred/profane rituals within the domestic space of her installation, including touching the forbidden naras as a vehicle to release our own shame.

#PleasureReClaimed is a call to action to create a pleasure revolution. By sharing our stories and empathy, we confront shame. We induce pleasure as an act of solidarity, sexual or otherwise.






Wednesday, September 8 // 11am - 5pm


Wednesday, September 8 // 11am - 5pm


Thursday, September 9 // 11am - 5pm


Wednesday, September 8 // 5pm - 9pm

Thursday, September 9 // 5pm - 9pm


September 10 - 13 // 11am - 8pm


Rebecca Goyette is a multimedia artist, curator and arts educator. Maker's Magic, her ongoing series of public workshops, focuses on a convergence of art making, magic and healing. She has curated exhibitions and public arts programming from an intersectional womanist perspective, centering voices from sex positive and spiritual communities and neuro-diverse artists. Goyette curated exhibitions, public programming and film screenings for the Museum of Modern Art’s Cullman Education Center Gallery, Museum of Sex, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, School of Visual Art’s Flatiron Gallery and Museum of the Moving Image/Kaufman Studios. In spring 2021, Rebecca Goyette and Jenny Mushkin-Goldman co-curated an exhibition entitled “Everyday Magic: Artistic and Gnostic Impulses'' at the National Arts Club (NYC), featuring works by 21 international artists with ritual-based practices including seminal works by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Jaishri Abichandani, Clarity Haynes and Qinza Najm amongst others. The exhibition was activated by a Magic Hour series of interactive rituals, live performances and happenings that served to break isolation and bring people together creatively, virtually and in small gatherings at the exhibition. Rebecca Goyette’s curatorial work has been featured on the Museum of Modern Art’s website and in Art Forum, Huffington Post and Elephant Magazine.

To kickoff the fall art season and celebrate the spirit of Qinza Najm'a #PleasureReClaimed, Goyette is hosting Maker's Magic God/ess Circle, a free virtual gathering on Tuesday August 31st at 8 PM. To register go to:

Rebecca Goyette created new work for "Shake the Pattern" opening at Shelter Gallery, NYC on September 2nd. For more information:

For future updates go to:

And this from La Famiglia Bortolozzi:

Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi is pleased to announce

Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda

4 September – 31 October 2021
Opening: Saturday, 4 September, 6–9pm

Bülowstraße 74, 10783 Berlin


Our fearless leader of Kollektiv CHEAP the great Susanne Sachsse has her first exhibition in New York City, USA.  If you are in the trigg-state area you owe it to yourself to go and run in a sprint mode to see this installation.

Susanne Sachsse with Xiu Xiu
Sep 10 – October 17, 2021

Susanne Sachsse with Xiu Xiu
Based on the libretto antioper (1970) by Kurt W. Streubel
September 10 – October 17, 2021
Opening reception, Friday, September 10, noon - 7pm
Make an appointment here

I WAS A FORMALIST PENSIONER. AN ANTIOPERA is an installation with 27 horn loudspeakers, video, 40 miniature slide viewers, photos, objects and paper, made in collaboration with: Şenol Şentürk | Martin Siemann, Jonathan Berger, Maximilian Brauer, Glen Fogel, Richard Gabriel Gersch, Ruth Schönegge, Angela Seo, Marc Siegel, Jamie Stewart.

A true story. Formalist! Forbidden! GDR in the 1950s! East German painter and printmaker Kurt W. Streubel (1921-2002) was one of the last members of the Bauhaus. His formalist-abstract images put him in conflict with the cultural politics of his time, which heralded socialist realism as an artistic, civic, and national duty. His formalist art gets labeled cosmopolitan, against the German cultural heritage and in violation of the national consciousness. Because of a work ban, Streubel demands that the state provide him a formalist pension, a tongue-in-cheek term he coined. The state surprisingly gives in and pays him 200 marks a month for two years. He was only 31. 1970: Kurt W. Streubel plans an opera. antioper. A libretto. Streubel's libretto is a graphic work that turns rhythmically arranged texts into ciphers. His texts, some of which are presented as a kind of concrete poetry, are politically encoded, ambiguously charged sentiments that put pressure on the constriction of thought by absolutist ideologies. „Look here, I am Lenin.“ (Kurt W. Streubel)

Sachsse has written: “I met Kurt W. Streubel in 1981. I was only 16 at the time, and a close and long friendship developed between us. He asked me to become his assistant. I decided to become an actress. Decades later, I took his libretto of the antiopera as the starting point for a reflection on formalism, politics, and friendship.”

Donning clothes based on a fabric design by Streubel, Susanne Sachsse and Xiu Xiu engage in formalist frolics in a forest outside of Berlin, against the backdrop of a desolate industrial landscape in Los Angeles, and in the midst of the urban chaos of New York in a concurrent web takeover on

young Ed Asner

La Susanne Sachsse

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Achtung! Krytonit dringt in die üppigen Beuteinnenräume empfänglicher Männerkinder des Gelobten Landes ein

Achtung! Kryptonit dringt in die üppigen Beuteinnenräume empfänglicher Männerkinder des Gelobten Landes ein

That little tiny piece of juicy lovesexy muscled perfection Michael Scaturro has an exhibition that opens this week in Berlin.  Michael is better known as the internationally revered young journalista with the New York Times, BBC, Deutche Welle and Bloomberg.  Info below:

Hallo Freunde,

wir freuen uns sehr, Euch zur Vernissage von

“Delicatessen” von Michael Scaturro in die Retramp Gallery einzuladen.

Vernissage: 18.08.2021 - 18.00 - 21.00 Uhr
Opening Hours: Donnerstag bis Sonntag 15.00 - 19.00 Uhr
Die überwiegend analogen Fotos des amerikanischen Fotografen und Journalisten Michael Scaturros erzählen uns vom Leben in Städten.
Mit der Perspektive des Flaneurs streifen wir durch Straßen und Passagen der Großstädte und ihre Menschenmassen. Von 2007 bis 2019 durch New York, Berlin, London und Miami. Mittlerweile sind es auch Zeitdokumente, die an eine längst vergangene Zeit vor der Pandemie erinnern.
Besonders eindrücklich geschieht dies bei den Fotos des Pre-Brexit Pendleralltages in London.
Hier wird uns bewusst, wie schnell die Zeiten sich ändern.

Außerdem erfahren wir einen zärtlichen Einblick in das Leben seiner Großeltern durch die Dokumentation des Krankenhausaufenthaltes seines Großvaters, der eine universelle und doch intime Geschichte erzählt und die Fragilität und Flüchtigkeit des Lebens festhält.
Flüchtige Zwischenmomente und poetische Details, Bilder wie Kurzgeschichten, welche die Betrachter dazu inspirieren, die Geschichten selbst weiterzuerzählen. 


Thursday, August 12, 2021

böse engstirnige Intimitäten

böse engstirnige Intimitäten

Just heard the shocking news that the talented artist and writer Diviana Ingravallo has died. I don’t have much information about her death but it is piercing me deeply. I’m losing a lot of people of my generation.

I’d fallen out of touch with Diviana since way before moving to Berlin in 2005. The last time I saw her was in the very early aughts at my performance space/speakeasy Bricktops at the Parlour Club. Diviana and her ex girlfriend Tracy had a volatile relationship and they got into a bit of a heated tussle which made the local gossip columns at the time. Like most very talented people Diviana was quite complicated, but we always got along quite well and even collaborated on some projects along with Ron Athey.

I reached out to Michele Mills aka Meesh of the Hollywood girl art gang The Epiladies who is now an Emmy Award winning TV producer and she hadn’t heard about Diviana’s death.

Meesh, Selena Luna, Divi and Scratch were part the Epiladies o a girl art gang in the 90’s that was rivals to two other girl gangs, Hells Belle’s and The Homewreckers.

These girls use to strike terror in the heart of mean street Hollywoodland with their sexy hard partying and raucous antics. Los Angeles is a hard knock town.

CHEAP Kollektiv which began in Berlin in 2001 had an art gang rival called Hangover who no longer exist as an entity, but the girl art gang phenomena of Los Angeles in the 1990s first started the trend.

Meesh was going to contact a girl of another rival art girl gang named Firepie to see if she had more current info on Diviana over the last decade. When I hear back from Meesh I’ll do an update.


More news from Adams & Ollman Gallery in the Pacific Northwest:

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

frischer neuer Schwanz von der Blondine

frischer neuer Schwanz von der Blondine

Paar verschlingt, Rimming und Slamming.

Whatever happened to this guy named Echo a Silverlake 40 character who use to come to Club Sucker at the Garage in the 1990s. I don’t know if Echo was his real name or not. He seemed to be someone who had aspirations to be part of mainstream Hollywood because when Gus Van Sant, the A-list film director came to Club Sucker with Judy LaBruce one Sunday afternoon, Echo swooped down on Gus the way only an Eve Harrington or a Phoebe can. Gus’ young paramour at the time named Ben Alexander who I’ve come to learn is no longer with us RIP was not having any of it and got into it with him. No violence just some barbs were exchanged. Echo wanted Gus to read his screenplay. The altercation took place in the quiet confines of The Mitzi Gaynor Lounge which was the name I gave the tiki style little quiet area of the club that was only used when we expected a huge crowd because of a big name band doing a surprise showcase. I remember at the time Glenn Belverio wrote to me asking who Mitzi Gaynor was. Well Mitzi was a dancer/actress who was in a lot of Hollywood musicals in the 1950s but when the parts dried up in LaLalandiakins she switched over to Vegas and TV and was a variety special fav during my childhood in the 1960s and 1970s.

Miss Gaynor was also known for her shapely gams and prominent apple cheeks. I remember once seeing her being interviewed live on stage during a special screening at the Academy Awards Building on Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills and she was surprisingly quite randy in person mentally undressing her male interviewer and making very racy and suggestive comments.  She looked amazing with a Palms Springs tan and wearing a dress exposing a lot of Beverly cleavage.


If you are in the Pacific Northwest be sure to pay a visit to the wonderful people of  Adams & Ollman gallery in Portland.

Adams and Ollman, in collaboration with New Discretions (New York), is pleased to present the first West Coast solo exhibition of Dutch artist Kinke Kooi (b. 1961, The Netherlands). The show will bring together a selection of recent works that explore crucial ideas that the artist has long explored: gender, equality, and notions of the “other.” In her intricate, inventive paintings and drawings–which can take up to a year to complete–multi-faceted feminism is woven together with a seductive, sinewy line that blurs and merges inside to outside, convex to concave, surface to depth, ornament to function, emotional to verbal, high to low, flora to fauna.

Here is some exciting news and offerings from your busy ecosexual dream team the super famous Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle!

You can stream our film Water Makes Us Wet—An Ecosexual Adventure FOR FREE! But only until the last day of August. Head to our new website to access the link on our homepage. Please do share this good news! After August 31st the film will stream on Kanopy and you have to access it through your public library or university.

Our book is now in print. You can find info Assuming the Ecosexual Position—The Earth as Lover on our new website. We just hit the road for a 7-week cross-country road trip extravaganza. Watch our website and social media for information on all our upcoming events like book launches and walking tours … we just might be coming to YOUR CITY, and we’d love to see you! In the meantime, enjoy the story of two artists in love with each other, their community, and the whole ecosexy Universe. You can purchase our book from the fabulous University of Minnesota Press, or wherever you buy your books.

Our main book launch event will be on Sept. 1st at Franconia Sculpture Park. Complete with a US film premiere, book hunt, and an ecosex walk in the sculpture park.

We have another exciting announcement much closer to home. The UCSC E.A.R.T.H. Lab had a baby!

It’s E.A.R.T.H. Lab SF, and it has just been approved for non-profit status. We can’t wait to hit the ground running, developing innovative environmental art in collaboration with local creatives, artists, educators, students, activists, and as always, the Earth itself. Follow E.A.R.T.H. Lab SF on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on our doings and learn how to get involved.


One of my former students from the Goethe Universitaet the lovely Clare Molloy who also works at Gropius Bau is guest curating an exhibition.

small wares

Katie Schwab

Gastcurator: Clare Molloy
Opening: 25.09.2021, 17:00-20:00

Save the date! Op zaterdag 25 september opent onze nieuwe tentoonstelling small wares van Katie Schwab, gastcurator: Clare Molloy.

Linten, weefgetouwen en 18e-eeuwse merklappen vormen de uitgangspunten voor small wares, de eerste Europese solotentoonstelling van Katie Schwab (* 1985). In de handel wordt de term 'small wares' (‘kleingoed’) gebruikt voor smalle repen textiel die bedoeld zijn om naden te verstevigen en te voorkomen dat stoffen ontrafelen. Voor deze tentoonstelling maakt Schwab nieuwe werken, waarin zij de noties reparatie en restauratie onderzoekt in relatie tot textiel-tradities en burgerarchitectuur.

AGENDA (roteer scherm voor mobiele versie)








Rooms of Now #6: Skeleton of a Floating Frog, Arvo Leo

Dear, met Ayesha Tan Jones, Vivien Sansour & Alice Notley

The Vleeshal Opera, Dorothy Iannone & Juliette Blightman

Publieksprogramma met Juliette Blightman

Opening: small wares

small wares, Katie Schwab

Publieksprogramma small wares

sexy genius Beth Stephens

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

feuchte Freunde nackte Züchter pflügen neblige Augen Booties

feuchte Freunde
nackte Züchter pflügen neblige Augen Booties
Großer Schwanz Neuling

My favourite skater boy at the Gleisdreieck Park skater anlagen is back looking hunkier than ever. Haven’t seen him since the pandemic started so i figured he had outgrown the skater rat scene. What I didn’t take into account was that he let his hair grow long so I didn’t recognise him.


Hannah Hurtzig of Mobile Academy and Black Market fame had a lovely little dinner party at her Mitte compound the other day. Incredible company and wonderful food & drink.


Finally was able to have a birthday luncheon with Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus at our favourite Mehringdamm boîte. We feasted and drank wine and just had an overall grand girlfriend time.


My atelier is under construction so the owners of the building have put me up at a sweet little boutique hotel. I haven’t been in a hotel in almost 2 years. I adore hotels, so this is quite a treat. Of course its not a holiday as i have to work on my new painting series for the Wicked Pavilion installation that will open at Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi and Eden Eden November 20th.


Congrats to my darling daughter Wu Tsang who was just profiled in the New York Times for her installation at the Guggenheim.


Liebe Freundinnen und Freunde

Sehr gehrte Damen und Herren

liebe Zwischenwesen

Langeweile bringt nix!!!

…auf in die nächste S-Bahn und

in die Galerie Etage des Museum Reinickendorf

mit S1 : Haltestelle Hermsdorf

oder Bus 220 Almutstr.

Unsere Ausstellungen wurden bis zum 8.8.2021 verlängert

und sind täglich außer Samstags geöffnet.

Es ist das erste Mal das ich in einem Museum Arbeiten, aus 3 völlig verschiedenen Komplexen und Epochen, zeige….

es funktioniert !!!!

Dazu erschienen zwei kleine Risoprint Hefte .

Unabhängig davon ist das Museum in jedem Fall eine echte Entdeckung und lohnt immer einen Besuch.

Es gibt dort einige Überraschungen z.B. einen ganzen Raum mit Arbeiten und Infos zu Hannah Höch

und ein ganzes Zimmer des Zwischenwesens, Arztes, Schriftstellers und Malers :

Wladimir Lindenberg zu sehen;

vielleicht würde man ihn heute queer nennen, vielleicht auch nicht...

herzlichst Annette Frick

Hauptausstellung im Museum Reinickendorf

Neue Mysterien: Luiza Prado und Annette Frick


28.05.2021 bis 08.08.2021

Im Mai 2021 wird der Dieter-Ruckhaberle-Förderpreis zum ersten Mal in Form einer Ausstellung der Preisträgerinnen von 2019 und 2020 der Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt. Der Fachbereich Kunst und Geschichte Reinickendorf präsentiert in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Künstlerhof Frohnau e.V. die Schau „Neue Mysterien: Annette Frick und Luiza Prado. Dieter-Ruckhaberle-Förderpreis“ in der GalerieETAGE des Museum Reinickendorf. In drei Räumen werden Multimediainstallationen und Fotografien der vergangenen Preisträgerinnen mit einer Gegenüberstellung von Werken des verstorbenen Preisnamensgebers Dieter Ruckhaberle gezeigt. Zeitgleich mit Beginn der Ausstellung wird der oder die Preisträgerin des Förderpreises 2021 ernannt.

Seit 2019 wird der Dieter-Ruckhaberle-Förderpreis an Künstler und Künstlerinnen vergeben, die sich in ihren Arbeiten mit politischen und sozialen Themen kritisch befassen und eine innovative Formensprache finden. Der Preis erinnert an das Leben und Wirken des Künstlers, Kurators und Kulturpolitikers Dieter Ruckhaberle. Der Titel „Neue Mysterien“ geht zurück auf Ruckhaberles Serie von Lithografien von 1967/68 mit dem gleichen Namen, in der er tagespolitische Ereignisse aufgreift und deren „neue, mystische“ Wirkkräfte zu entbergen sucht. Ruckhaberle gründete die BBK Druck- und Bildhauerwerkstatt, beteiligte sich an der Gründung des NgbK und initiierte die Künstlersozialkasse mit.

Luiza Prado, Gewinnerin des Jahres 2019, arbeitet mit multimediale und farbintensive Installationen mit Videos, Objekten und Text. Die Künstlerin wurde 1988 in Brasilien geboren und studierte an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Bremen. 2017 promovierte Prado an der Universität der Künste in Berlin. In ihren Arbeiten untersucht sie, inwiefern verschiedene Techniken der Geburtenkontrolle einen Einfluss auf die durch die Kolonialzeit definierten Hierarchien von Gender, Ethnizität, sozialer Klasse und nationalstaatlicher Zugehörigkeit haben.

Annette Frick, 1957 in Bonn geboren, ist seit Jahrzehnten fotografische Chronistin der queeren Szene in Deutschland und arbeitet mit großformatigen Schwarzweiß-Fotografien, Experimentalfilmen und selbstherausgegebenen Zines. Sie überzeugt 2020 die Jury mit ihren Arbeiten, in denen sie sich mit Geschlechterverhältnissen und –politiken zwischen den Spannungspolen alternativer Möglichkeitsräume und dem globalen Vormarsch neoliberaler Ideologien beschäftigt.

Hier geht´s zum Virtuellen Rundgang:

Neue Mysterien: Annette Frick und Luiza Prado. Dieter-Ruckhaberle-Förderpreis (Virtueller Rundgang) - YouTube

Der Dieter-Ruckhaberle-Förderpreis ist ein Projekt des Künstlerhofs Frohnau und des Fachbereichs Kunst und Geschichte des Bezirksamtes Reinickendorf.

Projektleitung: Dr. Cornelia Gerner

Kurator der Ausstellung: Kaya Behkalam


Congrats to Jakob Lena Knebl and Ashley Hans Scheirl who will be representing Austria in the Venice Biennale.


For those of you in my olde hometown of Los Angeles that quirky chanteuse Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys will be performing live in a show called Shaking the Blues Away, Friday August 27th 8pm with cocktails at 7pm so get there early to Studio 1401 at 1401 EAST 3rd Street Los Angeles, CA 90033.


Please rush out now and $buy Daddy Ron Athey products and support our dear heavenly father so that he can continue doing his great performance work. Please put your penis where your mouth is and stand behind Papa Athey. Show your true committment to art and artists.

Number one Bloody Disgrace tee is restocked in every size on

For those not in the know, this t-shirt design is a clip from a ‘95 Glasgow newspaper, the photo altered by some lame photographer who shot for his book and needed to sell me out to tabloids, they even removed my hair!

Not arsed about it, owning it and selling it

ships worldwide

Check webshop for other tees, artworks and the last few signed Queer Communion books.

Jakob Lena Knebl and Ashley Hans Scheirl. Photo: Christian Benesch.

Jakob Lena Knebl and Ashley Hans Scheirl
Invitation of the Soft Machine and Her Angry Body Parts
April 23–November 27, 2022

Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
Giardini della Biennale