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Thursday, April 08, 2021

Queer Room: Pang im Arschloch-Training

One of my top students at Malmö Art Academy in Sweden Ms. Maria Norrman has an exciting new exhibition that opens soon. If you are in the Scandic environ you owe it to yourself to see it.

Maria Norrman - Jane Avril 10 - 30 April 2021Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö, Sweden

Opening hours:
Wednesday-Friday: 12-17
Saturday: 12-16
Sundays 13-16 NOTE: Extra Sunday open during this exhibition.

The exhibition at Galleri Ping-Pong shows the project Jane Avril which revolves around my relationship with the historical person Jane Avril (1868-1943), a French dance artist mostly known today through the posters of her friend Toulouse-Lautrec.

When I was 15 years old I saw a photograph of Jane Avril in a book about Toulouse-Lautrec's art. It was a striking sense of affinity, as if I had found a soulmate or a reflection of myself from another time. Jane Avril had her own artistic expression and an exciting life story.

I became obsessed with her and I tried to bridge time and space. I strived to get to know her world through studies and performance. I wanted to connect with her using clothes and style. One method I used was to regularly dress in 1890s style clothes that I sewed myself, as everyday clothing.

I did a cancan performance in high school. Using movement, I sought a fusion between me and her that I felt arose when I lost myself in the dance.

After graduating from high school in 2006, I went to Paris and visited places connected to Jane Avril and wore her clothes throughout my stay. She has been in my life for more than 18 years and serves as a dear friend, a spirit and a source of inspiration.

A few years ago, I decided to actively resume the artistic work around the relationship. Experiences and new sources had given me a deeper understanding of her dance method. She put herself in a trance, improvised movements and became one with them.

In a performance for camera, I summoned her and recreated two of her dances. When I saw the result, it was like seeing her. I have also recreated more of her clothes, stayed in Paris where I took cancan lessons, I revisited places connected to Jane Avril and searched in archives for traces of her.

The exhibition shows works from 2004 up to the present for the first time. The exhibition consists of video installations, a video essay, video stills, photography and texts. Several works in the exhibition sum up the relationship and the project, with space for my relationship with Jane Avril to continue.
Maria Norrman 2021

Maria Norrman's art relates to how clothes, body, identities and gender are perceived and received. She explores the meeting between her and other people's fantasies. The works examine why we fantasize and create images around topics such as gender, history and sexuality. Norrman works mainly with video and photography. She also works with costume, clothing, performance and installation.

Norrman was born in 1987 and graduated with an MFA from Malmö Art Academy in 2013. She is a member of the artist-run Gallery CC in Malmö and works as a drag artist under the name Millennium Star. Norrman has previously exhibited at Udstillingsstedet Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen, 2020, Lorensborgs köpcentrum with Gallery Extra, 2019, Gotlands konstmuseum, Visby, 2017, and was awarded a 2-year work grant from Konstnärsnämnden 2019.

www.marianorrman.net
www.instagram.com/c.maria.norrman/?hl=en

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The wooly and wonderous Lobster Lady Rebecca Goyette is at it again:


Hello Friends, Colleagues and Lobsta Lovahs:

So thrilled to present you with a multimedia experience, "My Snake Is Bigger Than Your Snake" at Freight+Volume Gallery. The gallery will be hosting a proper opening April 15th from 6-9 PM, I look forward to celebrating with you all! Please RSVP: aya@freightandvolume.com

Also, check out a sneak peak of the "My Snake" film to premiere April 15th:

My Snake Is Bigger Than Your Snake Trailer

Air hugs and elbow bumps,
Rebecca




Witchy Cat Tarot is here! Mermaid Dolls/Patron Raffle/ Prints/ Super Moon


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The latest in the postcard series by Sherry Milner and Ernie Larson:












Tuesday, March 23, 2021

klaffende bawdy Spalte gefüllt bis zum Rand

This cute note from that amazing video artist and researcher Angela Anderson:

Dear friends far and wide,

You're cordially invited to attend this *very* interesting lecture series which I am helping to coordinate as part of my thematic fellowship at Academy Schloss Solitude. I would like to draw your particular attention to the lecture by Heather Davis on Monday, March 29th, which I will be moderating.

Don't forget to register if you want to attend - go to the eflux announcement for the registration links if they don't work in this email.

https://www.e-flux.com/announcements/382716/mutations/

Mutations
A Lecture Series
March 22–May 10, 2021

www.akademie-solitude.de
www.kfw-stiftung.de
Facebook / Instagram / Vimeo / Twitter

“It is time to focus beyond logical systems and to utilize the potential of an inter- and transdisciplinary approach to (artistic) research in order to critically rethink the concept of ‘Mutations’ and, consequently, life.”

“Mutations. A Lecture Series” brings together a dynamic group of researchers, artists, thinkers, curators, and scholars. Curated by the fellows of the interdisciplinary artist residency “Mutations” at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, and in cooperation with the KfW Stiftung, Frankfurt, it is the first of several public platforms which are being developed within the scope of the program. Interconnected with the evolving digital platform, mutations.akademie-solitude.de, which will be launched at the end of March, the lecture series is both an outcome of the program and a source of knowledge for further discussion. Within the fellows’ individual backgrounds in fields such as fine arts, architecture, music, philosophy, or life sciences, the lecture series aims to contribute a transdisciplinary approach to artistic investigation.

The following experts represent different voices that offer a spectrum of perspectives on the concept of mutations and its multifaceted impact on social, political, and scientific structures.

March 22, 2021, 7pm CET
JoAnn Kuchera-Morin

Composer, professor of Media Arts and Technology and Music at UC Santa Barbara, USA, Director of the Allosphere Research Facility, and a researcher in multi-modal media systems, content, and facilities design. To register for this lecture, please click here.

March 29, 2021, 7pm CET
Heather Davis

Assistant professor of Culture and Media at The New School, NYC, USA, member of the Synthetic Collective, and co-editor of Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies and Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada. To register for this lecture, please click here.

April 7, 2021, 12pm CET
Eben Kirksey*

Anthropologist, writer, storyteller, and associate professor (Research) at Alfred Deakin Institute in Melbourne, Australia. To register for this lecture, please click here.

April 12, 2021, 7pm CET
Marcia C. Castro

Associate professor of Demography at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA. To register for this lecture, please click here.

April 14, 2021, 7pm CET
Natasha Ginwala*

Associate curator at Gropius Bau, Berlin, and artistic director of the Gwangju Biennale 2020. To register for this lecture, please click here.

April 19, 2021, 7pm CET
Andres Lepik

Director of the Architekturmuseum TU Munich and professor of Architectural History and Curatorial Practices at the TU Munich, Germany. To register for this lecture, please click here.

May 3, 2021, 7pm CET
Sophia Roosth

Anthropologist, Max Planck Sabbatical Award Laureate 2020, and Cullmann Center Fellow, New York Public Library 2020/2021. To register for this lecture, please click here.

May 10, 2021, 7pm CET
Brenna Bhandar

Senior lec­turer in law at SOAS, Uni­ver­sity of London, United Kingdom. To register for this lecture, please click here.

*Please note that the lectures by Eben Kirksey and Natasha Ginwala will both be held on Wednesdays.

Following each lecture, there will be a Q & A where viewers are encouraged to join in on the discussion. Lectures are free and open to the public. Registration is, however, requested. For further information, the link to the series, and to register, please visit our website under akademie-solitude.de or contact the project coordinator Rose Field at r.field [​at​] akademie-solitude.de. All lectures will be recorded and made available online.

The thematic focus group “Mutations” is a cooperation between the Akademie Schloss Solitude, an international and transdisciplinary artists’ residence based in Stuttgart, and the KfW Stiftung, Frankfurt, an independent non-profit foundation which focuses on intercultural dialogue and artistic production in the global context. The lecture series takes place within the KfW Stiftung’s Mondays102—an event series at the Villa 102, the platform for culture and dialogue of the KfW and its foundation.

Since October 2020, seven international artists and creative thinkers have been engaging, both locally and digitally, with the topic of mutations through immersive group labs. “Mutations” is comprised of the following fellows: Sabina Hyoju Ahn: Media and Sound Artist (South Korea) | Angela Anderson: Video Artist and Researcher (USA/Germany) | Grayson Earle: New Media Artist (USA) | Ana María Gómez López: Artist, Writer, and Researcher (The Netherlands/Colombia/USA) | Clara Jo: Video Artist (Germany) | Maxwell Mutanda: Multidisciplinary Researcher, Visual Artist, and Designer (Zimbabwe) | Joana Quiroga: Visual Artist and Philosopher (Brazil).

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One of my brilliant and sweet Work Master HEAD students Viktor Tibay is in an exhibition. Check it out:

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Circuit, centre d’art contemporain, Accès quai Jurigoz,

case postale 303, CH – 1001 Lausanne, +41 21 601 41 70

www.circuit.li



Alfatih, Anouk, Lorraine Baylac,
Delphine Coindet, Pauline Cordier,
Nicolas Geiser, Tobias Kaspar,
Daniela Keiser, Viktor Korol,
Hélène Iratchet, Claire Van Lubeek,
Yves Mettler, Flora Mottini,
Guido Nussbaum, Laurence Pittet,
Natalie Portman, Viktor Tibay, ...

Ouverture du 19 mars au 09 juillet 2021
du mardi au samedi de 14h à 18h

et sur rendez-vous

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer le lancement à Circuit d’un projet séquentiel intitulé ∞.

Une exposition évolutive et transformable à caractère organique, durant laquelle les
recherches des artistes invité·e·s se croiseront, cohabiteront par chevauchements,
glissements, remplacements, déplacements et retours. Le projet se déploie sur une
durée d’accrochage ouverte et modulable quis’étendra au moins jusqu’en juillet,
avec, au fil et au gré des échanges et des collaborations, la possibilité d’une
prolongation en septembre.

Les états successifs du projet seront régulièrement annoncés afin d’informer de

l’intervention d’un·e artiste, de la présence d’une nouvelle œuvre, et de suivre ces

séquences, ponctuations événementielles et des contenus inattendus.

Actuellement présentés à Circuit :

Anouk, Lorraine Baylac, Nicolas Geiser, Guido Nussbaum

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And this from the amazing New York based artist Damien Davis:

Mrs. is very pleased to present Weightless, Damien Davis’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, on view March 20 - May 8, 2021.

Mae Jemison, the first Black woman to travel into space, brought a collection of objects to accompany her on the 8-day voyage beyond the earth’s atmosphere. Among them were a certificate for Chicago public school students celebrating accomplishments in math and science, a Bundu carving from Sierra Leone, a banner for the first Black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha, and a poster of dancer Judith Jamison in Alvin Ailey’s signature solo Cry, which the choreographer dedicated to “all Black women everywhere–especially our mothers.”1 In the dance, a performer wields a white cloth used at one moment for cleaning, and at another, as a head wrap, and as a gown; a vessel pregnant with struggle, triumph, and joy. Jemison’s companion artifacts were selected to fill-in the gaps of who and what had never before been in outer space, and together form a map reclaiming links and stretching time.

Since 2014, Damien Davis has built his own lexicon of, as the artist describes, “the visual language of historical representations, focused primarily on people, places, and things marked as ‘Black’” to question how cultures “code, decode, and recode representations of race.” This vocabulary also embodies aspects of what art historian Cheryl Finley describes as the “symbolic possession of the past” by contemporary African diaspora and African American artists who reclaim emblems of the past in order to understand their connection to the present.2 Across Davis’s work, the meaning of icons shift as imagery accumulates and associations form, conjuring historical narratives while inviting speculation on alternate purposes and futures. Chains recall the violence of the transatlantic slave trade, while offering their strength to hold new assemblages up. Cowries scatter as currency traded, hidden, or lost, while giving a skeptical side-eye, for we will never know the full story of their travels. Initially produced as vector files which are then output to a laser-cutter, each element in Davis’s work is infinitely repeatable, up for recombination, and stored in memory, safeguarding their reproduction and assuring their continued presence. Industrial hardware sutures these fragments together, yet each joint can be tightened and taken apart using only one’s hands.

In new works produced for Weightless, Jemison’s spaceship and other forms add to Davis’s symbology, expanding his investigation into past and present up to the stars and out to a future where Black life persists and thrives. Here, we find Jemison’s orange flight suit collaged atop Huey P. Newton’s rattan throne. Her space helmet converges with a Zulu isicholo hat forming an Afrofuturist crown. Glittering inlays echo the shine of Chicago’s lights at night that caught Jemison’s eye from space. Teeth, a long-standing element of Davis’s lexicon, remind us of how they were used to assign value to bodies, but now, we also recall Jemison’s research: her work on board the spaceship Endeavor included the study of bone cells. Trained in biofeedback, another of Jemison’s tasks was to research how to maintain one’s body suspended, without gravity, in weightlessness. How would the body react, and what would our psyche do when we achieved this state?

At the close of Herbert Marcuse’s Essay on Liberation, the philosopher asks how can we envision liberation when our imagination for political and social solidarities is so repressed, when we are so weighed down? Or, as he wrote, “What are the people in a free society going to do?” In searching for an answer, he quotes a “young [B]lack girl” who replied, “for the first time in our life, we shall be free to think about what we are going to do.”3 This speaker was plausibly abolitionist scholar Angela Y. Davis. As art historian Sandrine Canac writes in her recovery of Angela Davis’s presence, this reply acknowledges our limited capacity to see and to articulate liberation without first taking on the political work of securing liberation for all. It also gestures towards a broader horizon, to a site somewhere beyond the boundary of our atmosphere, towards new constellations of liberation, solidarity, and a future teeming with life, where, for the first time, we will be free to see and speak the future we want–where we will be weightless.

-Lauren van Haaften-Schick

The one and only Damien Davis, one of New York Cities most talented artists.















Friday, March 19, 2021

Diese aufgepumpte Prostituierte wird nicht aufhören zu stöhnen, wenn dieser monströse Dong in ihm ist


Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi is pleased to announce

Art Basel OVR: Pioneers

VAGINAL DAVIS:
SPEAKING FROM THE DIAPHRAGM

24 – 27 March 2021

Vaginal Davis has been a prolific producer of club performance, video and Xerox Zines, and other forms of antagonistic low-cost, high-impact work. Ms Davis derails collector-friendly raciness in spectacles of femininity, queerness and blackness. — Dominic Johnson, Frieze

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Adams and Ollman
Artists, Exhibitions, Fairs, News, Gallery


Dear John
March 19 – April 17, 2021

James Castle with Evgeny Antufiev, Katherine Bradford, Andrew Cranston, Vaginal Davis, Lois Dodd, Ficus Interfaith, Nick Goss, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Chris Johanson, David Korty, Isaac Tin Wei Lin, Sarah McEneaney, Ryan McLaughlin, Jeffry Mitchell, Dina No, Hilary Pecis, Conny Purtill, Emily Mae Smith, Becky Suss, Ricky Swallow and Willa Wasserman

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That young, very pretty and sexy artist Elliot Reed who is like a black dorky Jerry Lewis on Seconal has an exhibition opening in New York City where he is stationed in residence through the Studio Museum of Harlem. Check it out if you are in the Tri-State area.

Elliot Reed Three Works (March 25 - April 25 2021)

Open to the public one viewer at a time

-Saturdays and Sundays between 12and 6 pm or by appointment-

Like every living thing, Elliot Reed struggles between present and past.

But instead of kneading and glossing this conflict into seeming clarity, Reed makes a virtue of vagueness. His work seeks to have 50-ply blanket of layers, like archaeological artifacts whose discoveries elicit more questions than they answer.

The 29-year-old Reed might be better known for his performance works, but the only performance here is imaginary – via “Drawing,” the centerpiece of the show, which lived one life as a dance floor before retiring into wall piece objecthood.

Even the title of the show, Three Works, is a piece of misinformation. Actually, there are five.

Because Reed’s works chafe at definition even as they court it, no attempt will be made to decrypt them here. Instead, there are two helpful lists of layers which the works variously inhabit and the tensions they explore.

1. Drawing (2019-2021) approximately 4ft x 9ft - wood, latex paint, indigo, sweat, rubber, blood, saliva, dirt, velcro

2. Sheath (2021) - hand-studded leather jacket, 24k gold hex spikes, brass studs, display stand

3. Concrete (2020-21) - flowers, metal shelf, paper, cellophane, ink

4. Untitled (Legs) (2021) - framed set of two matte photo prints

5. Untitled (Umbrellas) (2021) - framed set of two matte photo prints

The works have 24 layers, as:
plinth
calendar
body
envy
dance
tea leaves
sex
trash
revision
cryptography
minimalism
collection
memory
homage
history
set
exclusion
shibboleth
evidence
chic
perversity
monument
pyx
legend

The works have 32 tensions, between:
suggested and stated
tangible and untouchable
inclusion and exclusion
ab-ex and minimalism
joy and sadness
theatrical and permanent
visible and invisible
past/plasticity, present/plasterity, future/posterity
smudged and pristine
loss and leftover
peace and violence
flux and stasis
race and erasion
packaging and prize
communal and contemplative
public and personal
fabrication rate and approval rate
lazy/passive and industrious/active
artifact and human
sculpture and painting
utilized floor and fetishized wall
purpose and accident
valueless and value-added
artwork and film screen
flotsam and jetsam
digital and manual
horizontal and vertical
simple and multiple
show and shambles
literal and abstract
myth and truth
life and death

Elliot Reed is a contemporary artist and director. His projects span performance, choreography, video, and sculpture. He is the founder, director, and sole employee of Elliot Reed Laboratories, a production office located within the artist’s body. Established in 2014, Elliot Reed Laboratories holds a copyright with The Library of Congress and a Los Angeles County business license.

Elliot Reed’s work has shown at MoMA PS1, The Getty Museum, Kaufman Music Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Broad Museum, Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, OUE Skyspace, The Hammer Museum, University of Chicago, University of Southern California, and UCLA, in addition to international performances in Tokyo, Osaka, London, Vienna, Berlin, and Mexico City. In 2019 he taught a sound course at California Institute of the Arts (CALARTS). He received the Rema Hort Mann emerging artist grant in 2019 as well as a danceWEB scholarship for ImPulsTanz performing arts festival in Vienna, and was 2019-20 Artist In Residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem.












Thursday, March 11, 2021

modische muskulöse Kerle Pooper Sex mit heißem Sperma Schuss


Tonight 8pm Berlin time is my Tender Talk with the famous Carolin Emcke. Very excited. Below is info on past talks and the talks in the future.

Living during the coronavirus pandemic, our bodies have become more vulnerable, our language more cautious, our approaches more tender. New encounters are rare - but that is exactly what we aim to try with the Tender Talks - conversations about closeness in times of distance. Every fortnight in February and March, the Schauspielhaus invites two individuals to engage in a dialogue on Zoom; where they get in touch with each other by speaking and thinking. Two guests meander their way through topics that move them - and perhaps touch something that also impacts us: how the way we deal with our bodies is changing in these times, how we experience intimacy differently, how tenderness could become a social motif and inspire a re-organisation of the political and private spheres through solidarity.

Tender Talk #1: Sibylle Berg & Dr. Ruth Westheimer, 11 Februar 2021, 8 p.m.

Tender Talk #2: Black Cracker & Laurie Penny, 25 February 2021, 8 p.m.

Tender Talk #3: Carolin Emcke & Vaginal Davis, 11 March 2021, 8 p.m.

Tender Talk #4: Annie Sprinkle/Beth Stephens & Mithu Sanyal, 25 March 2021, 8 p.m.



Saint Audre Lord will be our spirit guide for the Tender Talk tonight at 8pm

Sunday, March 07, 2021

homosexueller Kampf um rosa Strumpfhosen


Oh I received this sweet note from that hunky hairy piece of big footed thrombonic mansis namely Adam Baran, who I had the pleasure of shrimping on my talk show/installation Vaginal Davis is Speaking From the Diaphragm NYC back in 2010 which seems like decades ago. Adam is a major New York filmmaker and sex demi god who brings all the boys to the yardage.

Hi Vag,
I always go to your blog for the in-the-know tips on what the hot demimonde are up to in queer Eu-ropia, so I wanted to write and give you a hot uncut tip (!!) that my new short documentary TRADE CENTER is world premiering at South By Southwest's (SXSW) Virtual Film Festival March 16th - 20th. The film shines a spotlight on the secret history of the World Trade Center as a gay cruising destination in the 80s and 90s. The 9-minute short is based on an essay by our dear darling friend Billy Miller of Straight-to-Hell and features the voices of Miller, Dale Corvino and three other anonymous cruisers who frequented the secret spots around the Twin Towers. The film screens as part of the Documentary Shorts program which also features Whitney Skauge's terrific documentary THE BEAUTY PRESIDENT, about Joan Jett Blakk's historic presidential campaign.

Passes for SXSW are on sale now: https://www.sxsw.com/festivals/film/

I'm copying and pasting our press release below, if you want to use any bits of it in an upcoming blog post, as well as Jan Wandrag's lusty poster design.

“TRADE CENTER” Shines Light on Untold History of Gay Cruising Spaces at New York’s World Trade Center

Directed by Adam Baran (“CIRCUS OF BOOKS”), the documentary short will premiere at SXSW’S ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL on March 16th

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And this from Goddess Lia Gangitano of Participant Inc.:

hi all,

I don't share a lot of GoFundMe's but Shehab is a part of the Participant family and campaigns like these are most successful when you ask your close friends and loved ones to personally share the link to their network:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/shehab-needs-help
Although Shehab is not working for us on a regular basis, he is a beloved member of our installation crew and freelance staff.
Let's help him out if we can....

xxx Lia

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Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi is pleased to announce


Nora Schultz
TWO-CHAMBERED EARS

EDEN EDEN
Bülowstraße 74, 10783 Berlin

6 March – 3 April 2021

For appointment enquiries please contact
info@bortolozzi.com

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Oh and this coming Thursday March 11th 11pm I will be engaged in a Zoom Tender Talk with the famous lesbian theorist Carolin Emcke via the Schauspiel Haus of Zurick. Tune in if you are so inclined.




Tender Talks: Every fortnight in February and March, the Schauspielhaus invites two individuals to engage in a dialogue on Zoom; where they get in touch with each other by speaking and thinking.

The Zoom-Link to Tender Talk #3 will be uploaded here before the discussion.

The talk will be held in English with simultaneous translation into German and will last approximately 60 minutes. There will be an opportunity to ask questions afterwards. The talk is limited to 1,000 people, no registration









Jeremy White and his boy toyal just because they are so cute together as a robust sexually vibrant couple.



Wednesday, March 03, 2021

lustvolle schwule interracial und anale Spermien fließen



Sweet Padre Daniel Flores Estrella, who was my assistant for the Pacific Standard Time commission through West of Rome Public Art back in 2011 and 2012 is now an ordained Jesuit Priest living on the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Westchester, California where he also teaches. Daniel is as delightful as he is intellectually stimulating and sent me a lovely birthday




Guillaume Dustan











care package that included some gorgeous Crane &Company stationary and correspondence cards along with the writings of James Baldwin and an intriguing tome Feeling in Theory-Emotion After the “Death of the Subject” by Rei Terada on Harvard University Press.



This book will not have any success, that is more than clear, I get off on it bad, Hare Krishna ! Yes, because I've always had a weakness for the midpoint between creation and destruction, I protect And now I want to be old and sick, even older and sicker, with my own Little Swiss, we'll have chickens, donkeys, turkeys, lambs, piglets that we'll sell, and little calves, and they'll all have a strange name like "Gruyère". And I'll cry all the time as I know how to do so well when I'm sick. »

These are the last lines of the book Dernier Roman (2004) by Guillaume Dustan. It’s also where the exhibition begins, a place that reconnects his films to his writings.

Between 2000 and 2004, the French writer Guillaume Dustan made 19 films with a lightweight DV camera. These films make up a part of his oeuvre that is little-known to date. The exhibition on the films in Fri Art Kunsthalle will shed new light on a key figure in French literature and queer culture at the turn of the millennium. Texts and archives accompany the films and help to situate them in a constellation of concrete and imaginary historical affinities with friends, artists, theorists, musicians and other allies of Dustan's artistic and political project.

The exhibition is organised together with the artspace Treize (Paris).
Curated by Julien Laugier, Pascaline Morincôme and Olga Rozenblum

With the generous support of the Fondation Jan Michalski.

Warning : the exhibition contains explicit images that may hurt sensibilities. It is not recommended for people under 18 years old.

NO OPENING : (
Complete program : fri-art.ch
Opening hours : from March 12, We–Fr 12:00–18:00 and Sa–Su 13:00–18:00
Art education : info@fri-art.ch

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I am super in love with the late actor Sterling Hayden who in his youth was one hot hunksis if there ever was one. I didn't know he was married to the British actress Madeleine Carroll for a few years in the 1940's. My mother loved him, as she came in close contact with him when she worked for the gay matinee idol Alan Ladd and his lesbian wife in the late 1940s.  Mr. Hayden was known for his irreverence as he was very highly critical of Hollywood system and only worked to pay for his sailing voyages.  One in particular that famously kept his son from being drafted during the Vietnam War by sailing the lad around the world so Selective Services couldn't find him.  Sterling Hayden is probably best known for The Asphalt Jungle with Marilyn Monroe in (1950) directed by John Huston, Johnny Guitar with Joan Crawford (1954), Dr. Strangelove (1964), The Godfather (1972) and King of the Gypsies (1979).

The Viking Demi God Sterling Hayden who was 6' 5'' in a time when most Hollywood actors like Alan Ladd were quite dimunitive.


The Blondine Concubine.







Thursday, February 25, 2021

Bodybuilder gegen einen 14 Zoll dunklen Schlong





For my 600th year on this island Earth I was relentlessly surprised with lovely presents this year. Also Berlin was treated to unseasonably warm weather that almost reached 70 degrees fahrenheit. I couldn't believe that boys were running around town in booty shorts, topless and bare feet. Last year it was freezing cold until Easter Sunday. Not a week ago the lay of the land was covered in snow and ice. Bizarre! On my birthday February 20 i was surprised in the morning by the Jewish Muzlim Daniel Hendrickson and his husband Piero Bellomo who came baring gifts in the form of some exotic nail polish colors that I can paint with and some other make-up that's perfect for my iconic cosmetics portraiture. Daniel also made me home made Tamales and chocolate chip and shortbread cookies which are my favourite. Daniel and Piiero also took me for take out capucinos.

My gallerist Isabella Bortolozzi and her wonderous famiglia at Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi: Aisha, Philip, Maria and Kamilla sent an elderly courier to bring me a delicious chocolate cake (Sachertorte), festooned with colourful macaroons and octaroons, some Bollywood masks, a sensual Tom Hardy beefcake roundabout, a sweet Mario Testino card featuring a nekkid James Gooding and Donavan Leitch, and video conference lights that I really need because of all the Zoom conference calls I seem to be always on, and of course a very large major Ms. Gorgeous bouquet of tulips. Later in the early evening Susanne Sachße and Marcuse Siegelstein surprised me with more lovely tulips, dainties a pair of orthopedic shoes for the Spring as I am so old now that I have to wear not only orthopedic shoes but the orthopedic insoles as well. Susi and Marcuse also took me on a nice power walk and we stopped off at an Indian Restaurant for takeout food and Vino which we consumed on the street enjoying the warm weather with everyone around us. My child of high art Jonathan Berger and my west coast gallerist Amy Adams sent me a gift certificate to feast at the high class Austrian restaurant Ottenthal. Lots of telegrams, and emails with fervant Birthday wishes from around the world. Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus sent me a giant box of chocolate covered cherries, Joel Gibb of the Hidden Cameras who has been personally training me so I can lose my winter speck and have a summer Bikini bod took me to Goggi BOSS for Korean street food takeout and yesterday my Israeli adopted art son Assaf Hochman aka Blood of Abrahamic Covenant invited me for burgers at the Burgermeister that has the best hamburgers in the city.


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Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi
is pleased to announce

Morag Keil
HOGMANAY

Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi

27 February – 3 April 2021
Open by appointment


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That delicious troublemaker Janet Klein is causing mischief once again, this time with Steven C. Smith and film music legends legend Max Steiner.





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One of my delightful students from Work Master HEAD Geneva the super talented Loren Kagny just sent me her new newsletter chock full of activity and inventiveness from Loren and her rock steady crew.

Here are some news about what I am currently doing :

You can see some new pieces in Fribourg - I participated to the beautiful show Giggling Softly, Smiling big along with very talented artists at Wallstreet.

It is currently closed but you can still see it in private by appointment only - more information on their website

Otherwise, you can virtually visit the show here

Still in Fribourg, you can see costumes and a gourd I created in the show
A Selene Blues from my friend Giulia Essyad at Fri Art.
It is a truly amazing show w(°o°)w
I am so proud of my friend and so glad I had to work for this beautiful project. The museum is curently closed but you can still see the show virtually here and also see me as a character from Giulia's sci-fi story Blue Bot.
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Another exciting news is that some of my creations are available in Japan now in the shop Radd Lounge in Shibuya, Tokyo
It is a dream coming true for me because as a teenage I would dream of Shibuya as I was reading the manga Gals ! about a group of very stylish girls who would always hang out in Shibuya
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Ok.. I think that's it for today :)
I hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of art as we have lower access to it in real life for now...

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

normaler Anus im Ruhemodus

That profound talent known the world over as Dynasty Handbag just sent me a Vimeo Link for her new film of her Weirdo Night in Los Angeles.

What can I say but this is a music hall delight as envisioned by the great classical Hollywood actress and director Ida Lupino with portions of The Lawrence Welk Show, “Hee Haw” and The New Zoo Review thrown in for good measuritis.

I kept expecting an appearance by Shields & Yarnell, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme’ or The Captain & Tennille. What was even better, the Mac Book jazz band of Patty Harrison with Vagabond and Sasami singing the modern Negro spiritual, “I am Not Gay” along with brilliantine acts Bibi Discoteca, Hedia Maron’s Another Movie About My Mother, Sara Squirm in No Respect, the enchanting Morgan Bassichis in Morgan in the Bathroom and Smiling Beth. Of course keeping it all woven together is the geniustrata of Ms. Handbag herselvis who is both Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows in PBS's historical talk show Meeting of Minds.

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That Bay area “starina” Brontez Purnell is writing something for ID Magazine and emugged me a google drive file with a video by a young Black artist named Christen Mooney who works under the moniker Thug Pop Reel asking me to contribute a blurb about the work. Watching it was iller then ill with or without license.

Below is what I sent to Mr. Purnell who I want to also congratulate on his new book 100 Boyfriends, his first on a major publishing house. No one deserves to be a literary sensation more than the beautiful Brontez.

Cafe Snobiety, high snobiety, crooning and cooning for cold hard $cash, when normally you couldn’t be bothered by filthy lucre. Thug pop post porn, thug op art roughnecks and longshoremen come cheaper by the dozen and ready to fight for right against wrong. New wave hookers, hustlers and super freaks that are really tasty, the kind you don’t bring home to mother, not because its déclassé but because you’ve read too much about them in new wave periodicals and magazines. lord love a duck.

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This from one of my students in Geneva, Switzerland:

This might be some kind of “friendly reminder": Not far from us, next to the European borders, human beings are still in big trouble. Living in tents and sleeping on the wet ground while temperatures are falling to minus degrees Celsius. Not even mentioning the global pandemic struggle on top of that. For our digital program we have curated live acts, DJ’s and performance artists all of whom are based in Switzerland. All content free of charge but accepting donations to #LeaveNoOneBehind, a campaign that aims at helping individuals living in inhuman condition. ACT NOW! Saturday February 20, 2021

www.friendlyreminder.ch











Monday, February 15, 2021

Ein Spaziergang am Strand und das Pflügen meines Carmel Bootyhole

Just found out that Ari Gold died age 47. I first met Ari in the mid 1990s when he was the boyfriend of NYU Performance Studies professor and theorist Jose Munoz. He was always very sweet to me and appeared in some of my performances in New York for Wigstock, Jackie 60 and Squeezebox. I remember vividly seeing him perform at a small club in the East Village with Dr. Munoz and Ari’s then mentor Kevin Aviance. At that time he was working an R&B influenced musical style. After his relationship with Munoz ended I didn’t see or hear from him but through others I got word that he had graduated to making dance/pop music and had gotten on the gay pride performance circuit, which was a scene I didn’t know that much about. By the time I left the USA and moved to Berlin I saw that Ari had re-invented himself into the image of a smooth, suave singing sex studkin. He was a very attractive young man, and I am sure that his many fans, family and friends are heartbroken with his death at such a young age.

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I’m not one to gossip so you didn’t hear it from me department:

Oh honey child that Christian Rosas/Raymond Pettibone scandal has got a lot of cow tongues wagging. I guess Mr. Rosas who was a cutie pie mentee of the kinky Mr. Pettibone had taken an unfinished painting that the Mexican snowboarding ex girlfriend of Pettibone Sara Galaxia had in Vienna and tried to sell it for boucoup bucksis$ on the open market. Well Eve Harringtons will always be Eve Harringtons until they themselves become a Margo Channing, but always beware of Phoebe’s.

Oz Perkins the actor and horror film director son of the late Psycho star Anthony Perkins and photog/actress Berry Berenson seems to be following in his father’s sugar in my tank footsteps. All i can say is that he has fab taste in eager beaver strident young puppies. His musician brother Elvis Perkins also has a knockout rotating collection of hirsute Brigham Youngs. I guess it's in the genes. The patriarch of the Perkins klan Osgood Perkins who was mainly a stage star and sometime silent film character actor had a rep for whiffing down on voluptuous asstrovar.


Anthony and his son Oz Perkins


model/actress and photographer the late Berry Berenson sister of Marisa

RIP Ari Gold








Friday, February 12, 2021

Twink Nerd saugt weißen Müll Teen

Working remotely on an installation is so odd. For the 13th Gwangju Biennale my exhibition consists of a recreation of my Hag Gallery from 2012 that served as my first solo visual art show at Participant Inc. in New York City. I also do a version of Club Sucker at the Garage the punk rock beer bust and performance space that I did with Frank Rodriguez and Dale Johnson for about five years in the 1990's. Club Sucker was founded by Frank, Paul Rossi of the hardcore band Wasted Youth, Jeffreyland Hilbert & Enrique Ongpin of the dance club Hai Karate. Because of the Rona Barrett pandemic I won't be traveling to South Korea but the curators Defne and Natasha and pavillion designer Davide Quadrio are there now in quarentine. The last part of the exhibition is a semi recreation of my Cheese Endique Trifecta, the nutty name I have given all my atelier's since living in Los Angeles. Frank, Dale and Jeffrey have contributed a playlist that will be the soundtrack for the installation in Koreatown. The opening was supposed to be February 26th but that has been pushed back to April.

Was thinking about the beautiful boxer turned actor Ken Norton. He was such a super hunk. In the 1976 film Mandigo he played the title character who is lusted after by his white antebellum slave master played by blonde juicemonger Perry King. I would have paid good $money to see Ken fudgepack Perry. Oh I got a fan letter from this young, beautiful actress named Zendaya. I don't really know anything about her other then she was in an American cable TV series called Euphoria which i did see and I thought she was good in but the show was very typical of modern cable TV trying too hard to be transgressive.

Oh here is the latest from la familia Bortolozzi:

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Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi


THE OBJECT TALK: SETH PRICE

An Interview between Seth Price and Emmanuel Olunkwa
for Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Now online

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My dearest big muscle daddy Ron Athey is in New York City at the moment where his big retrospectacle exhibition will open soon at Participant Inc. It promises to be the event of the new 2021 season. The events will include performances with Hermes Pitakkos and the black Jerry Lewis Elliot Reed.

Queer Communion: Ron Athey Curated by Amelia Jones Feb 14 – April 4, 2021 Wednesday–Sunday, noon–7pm Appointments are required Ron Athey, Performance at Participant in 3 Acts, with Hermes Pitakkos, Mecca, and Elliot Reed I. Opening solo word action by Elliot Reed; II. Pistol Poem: Brion Gysin’s 5 x 5 1960 sound piece choreographed for 4; III. Printing Press (1994 brought back for Biosphere 2 performance, cutting the Horns of Consecration) Tues, Feb 16, 8pm EST participantafterdark.art Queer Communion: Ron Athey, curated by art historian and performance studies scholar Amelia Jones, offers the first retrospective of the work of Los Angeles-based performance artist Ron Athey. The exhibition and related publication explore Athey’s practice as paradigmatic of a radically alternative mode of art-making as queer communion — the generous extension of self into the world through a mode of open embodiment that enacts creativity in the social sphere through collective engagement as art. Athey, through his significant and generative work as a performance artist, is a singular example of a lived creativity that is at complete odds with the art worlds and marketplaces that have increasingly dominated contemporary art over his largely undervalued career. Having been the focus of a homophobic, AIDS-phobic, and sensationalized political attack during the U.S. culture wars of the 1990s, in which a conservative leader denounced a partially government funded Athey troupe performance as depraved, Athey’s practice remains a challenge to the politics of today’s renewed culture wars. Athey’s work is organized in relation to thematic intensities and overlapping communities spanning religion, queer subcultures, music, literature, performance, film, and theater, and displayed via photographic, archival, and video documentation as well as artworks and props from the original performances and Athey’s personal collection. The exhibition will travel to ICA Los Angeles in summer 2021. Queer Communion presents Athey’s career and lifework through the lens of these communities that Athey has engaged and helped form throughout his career: each section (Religion/Family, Music/Clubs, Literature/Tattoo/BDSM, Art/Performance/ Politics, New Work/Community) is laid out with a range of artifacts, props, costumes, photographs, video, audio, writings, and sketches relating to his creative work, artistic development, and engagement of friends and colleagues across queer networks. The zones move forward in a roughly chronological but recursive and overlapping way, transporting the visitor from the 1970s to the present, laying out the interrelations among the communities and actively purveying a sense of each community’s mood, political energies, and creative ethos in relation to Athey’s practice. Visitors will ideally gain an active sense of what it was/is like participating in these communities rather than simply a sense of viewing relics from the past, while also gaining a strong understanding of the aesthetic and political trajectories within Athey’s own work. A catalogue is available which accompanies the exhibition and includes extensive original never-beforepublished writings by Athey as well as an illustrated checklist and essays by a range of contributors on Athey’s work and impact. Queer Communion: Ron Athey (Intellect Press, 2020), is co-edited by Amelia Jones and Andy Campbell; the catalogue was listed among “Best Art Books 2020” in the New York Times.

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If you are in the Pacific Northwest flock to my west coast gallery Adams & Ollman:


Vince Skelly: New Works
Feb 12-March 13, 2021


Mariel Capanna: Overlook
Feb 12-March 13, 2021


Adams & Ollman
418 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, OR














Tuesday, February 09, 2021

sexuelle Pflege für Dummies

So sad to relay the recent death of Goddess Bunny to the Rona Barrett contagion. Goddess was one unique individual, both saint and sinner. She never let anything get her down and was certainly the only real glamorous star left in Hollywood who understood glamour in all its many forms and manifestations. Her most acclaimed roles were in Penelope Spheeris' Hollywood Vice (1985) John Aes Nihil's The Drift (1999) a remake of the Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone where she played La Contessa and that films companion piece the over-to-top romp Goddess Bunny Channeling Shakespeare also by Aes Nihil (1999) Goddess was also the star of an underground blue movie called Taking It (1983) Directed by Rafael Santaraella and like the title says she takes it from both ends by two young virile hustlers plucked off the mean streets of Santa Monica Blvd. I have so many Goddess memories and stories that I could tell but I have to save them for my book. She will be missed. Here is her obit in the New York Times.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/04/obituaries/sandie-crisp-dead-coronavirus.html

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My lovely and super smart daughter Michelle Juliette Carr the founder of The Velvet Hammer Heritage Burlesque Review is back producing an extravaganza for Valentines Day. If you are in the LA area check it out:
your baby grrrl is producing a new show called THE WRINKLE ROOM! We premiere it next Sunday in a Zoom lounge. This is something that was well on its way to being on stage in a lounge in Palm Springs but the world had other plans, haaa! So we decided to launch our lounge in an abbreviated pandemia fashion just for fun! The line up is solid and I'm excited! It is a matinee show so if you are up late and would like to see some old friends I would love to see you in cyberspace! I'll include all the info. for your entertainment and delight. It feels so good to flex me old razz ma tazz muscle again!

THE WRINKLE ROOM: BEEN THERE. DONE THAT. STILL KICKING ASS.

LOS ANGELES - THE WRINKLE ROOM is a virtual event which will present works by Los Angeles artists, writers, creators, musicians and noisemakers. Developed by art and culture veterans Michelle Juliette Carr, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario and Liz Garo, THE WRINKLE ROOM exclusively presents works by artists 50 years of age and older; but everyone is welcomed!

THE WRINKLE ROOM premier broadcast will be Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 3pm via Zoom using both pre-recorded clips and live performances. The project will include short films from performance art icon Nao Bustamante and award winning magician Rob Zabrecky w/ comic Neil Hamburger, an interview with photographer Reynaldo Rivera discussing his documentation of late 20th Century East Side underground culture with Semiotex(e)'s Hedi el Kholti, musical guests The Great Sadness, filmmaker Tyler Hubby, “The Phantom Movie House'' show with film reviews from film composer, The Millionaire, plus DJ Senor Amore. Hosting this cavalcade of stars will be the one and only Andrew Ableson (aka Sir Dandy-Luxe exiled Crown Prince of Kaftanistan)

THE WRINKLE ROOM will have Dick Cavett intellect with Laugh In irreverence and Midnight Special style, with a dash of Dangerous Minds cooler-than-thou attitude (and if you don’t know those references, you're too young for THE WRINKLE ROOM!)

Attendees are encouraged to dress for the occasion which will have a 30 minute meet & greet in our virtual cocktail lounge before our host hits the screen. In addition to the ZOOM viewing, THE WRINKLE ROOM will have an active chat, merchandise for sale in our boutique and tip jars for the artists.

We hope to see you at THE WRINKLE ROOM - the place for sophisticates of a certain age and those who admire them.

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The late, Brad Davis just because he is so damn sexy and I was thinking about him.


















Thursday, January 28, 2021

Fünf Mann Bareback Brunch Sex

Joseph Morales. For some strange reason I couldn't stop thinking of Jo Morales aka JoJo. I have known him since the 3rd Grade. Back then he was a goofy looking light skinned Mexican boy with extremely pale skin, greyish eyes and curly dark brown mop top hair. JoJo was also very hairy. He was covered in thick hair on his arms, legs and even a bit of moustache growing above his lip. He was the Tom Selleck of grade school years before Mr. Selleck was a known celebrity figure.

At 13 in middle school JoJo had a full beard, hairy chest, back, pub ic bush garden, hair on his fingers and toes. He wore a size 17 shoe and even the P.E. teachers Mr. Howard, Mr. Busch and Mr. Staudenbaur had to give him special shower dispensation because of his mighty endowment that couldnt be contained in a jock strap. In Junior High JoJo was still a major goofy Gus like he had been in elementary school. He was blissfully unaware that he had matured faster than his peers.

By high school he had turned into a gorgeous super stud, hunkasaurus having made it through most of the female student body by Sophomore year, and about a third of the male population.  JoJo was an equal opportunity hornpig. I vividly remember when we were 13 JoJo use to playfully call me the ultimate sissy. We were never friends but always remained friendly towards each other, as I was quite close to his older sisters Annabelle and Zeidy who shared his complexion and hairyness. They were quite lovely girls with bushy eyebrows, way before that trend was made popular by Brooke Shields.

At 16 handsome JoJo was simply on a Rake's Progress. Since I was in the gifted program we had never shared any classtime with each other but we lived not far from each other. I lived on Hobart Blvd and he lived on Irolo Street. One day he approached me as I was leaving the Pio Pico Public Library on Oxford Street and told me that I was the only one he hadn't had,and he would like to rectify that situation ASAP. 

I was flattered, titillated and frightened by him.  He actually asked me if I thought he was cute, and did I like his body. I told him he was amazingly good looking, and had a perfect body and I would love nothing more to please him and give him whatever he desired but that I was still a boring virgin and that I wouldn't be able to provide him with the sensations that I was sure he had grown accustomed to. If the gossip in the school was to be believed JoJo was carrying on with two teachers at our high school, the glamorous Miss Ellis and the openly gay and lecherous Mr. Marcello who had bought JoJo his Ford Mustang muscle car that he was super proud of. Mr. Marcello didn't drive so one of JoJo's duties as his underage male concubine was ferreting him around town and picking him up and bringing him to school and back home. The last thing I heard about JoJo was that he was going to LACC (Los Angeles City College) when I was at UCLA and later he had transferred to Cal State Los Angeles. I am sure someone from my past will read this blog account and email me with an update on Jo Morales.

BLIND ITEM: Name the well endowed celebutante getting hot buttered fellatio performed on him by this eager and willing young man.

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's sons Brandon Jagger and Thomas all grown up.



lovesexy young blacktor Spence Moore II

Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan's dull gay
son Jack Quaid



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The wonderous Lobster Lady-Rebecca Goyette is back!

Spring Online Courses and Workshops with Rebecca Goyette With Pratt Institute’s Continued and Professional Studies Department

Excited to be offering courses with Pratt this spring. Sharing some details and links. Stay inspired and keep that artistic magic fiery!

Brave New World: Daily Artmaking Ritual, February 2-April 6, 2021, Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9:30 PM

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In this course, we will engage in multimedia daily artmaking rituals that will enhance our artistic processes. Art techniques we will practice include: drawing, collage, mixed media sculpture, costume/prop creation, performance art/improvisation and video production. Enjoy the support of a creative community while making art that addresses our times.

To enroll in Brave New World:
Brave New World: Daily Artmaking Ritual - Pratt Institute | School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Transgressive DIY Video, February 10-April 14, 2021,
Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9:30 PM



Create your own DIY video from storyboarding to performance score, costumes, props, improvisation, music/sound, editing and credits. Tell your own story with all its grandeur and grit, using simple means. Draw inspiration from transgressive video art/Avant-garde films. Discuss content, symbolism, relationship to history/zeitgeist/social movements, visual strategies, including settings, costuming, lighting, natural elements, and special effects.
To enroll in Transgressive DIY VIdeo:

Transgressive DIY Video - Pratt Institute | School of Continuing and Professional Studies

I am also offering a monthly series of weekend workshops:



For information and to enroll in Goddess Power (February 13th and 14th):

Goddess Power - Pratt Institute | School of Continuing and Professional Studies

For information and to enroll in Drawing Marathon (March 6th and 7th):

Drawing Marathon - Pratt Institute | School of Continuing and Professional Studies

For information and to enroll in Drawing Games (April 3rd and 4th):

Drawing Games - Pratt Institute | School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any further questions about these spring offerings at: rgoyett3@pratt.edu.

Happy Spring!
Rebecca Goyette

www.rebeccagoyette.com