Wednesday, October 29, 2008

R.I.P. David Hazelton

An amazing death-rock tribute to a dearly departed friend from LA who passed away last week.

This is also the month that Angela died, 2 years ago so I made an altar. I dug out photos of David, Angela, and Arturo-another friend that died a month before he turned 21. I was 19, 11 years ago. Then last night I had a dream about David. I was offering him drinks and food, things to make him more comfortable and he answered back in song. He was happy, and he sang about being free.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Dispatch from NYC

Tonight is the debut screening of mine and Greg's second episode, and I'm psyched! So, today we're having a spa day to relax and ease our nerves before tonight's excitement. Wish me a broken leg.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sidewalk Finds

This is just one of any number of goodies one may purchase on the glittering sidewalks of the East Bay (specifically near to the Saturday Berkeley Farmer's Market).

Monday, October 13, 2008

Jason Fritz Michael

Last night I had the honor and privilege of paying a visit to the studio/bedroom of my very dear friend and talented San Francisco-based artist Jason Fritz Michael. He showed me some new paintings of his alter-ego Joy and performed some very impressive ventriloquism with his puppet, Eric Stanley. Eric prepared fried okra, biscuits & vegan gravy, and swiss chard just for the occasion.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Resolution 3: Video Praxis in Global Spaces

Also, (wowzers this is a big month for me!) after Chicago Eric and I will be in LA for this symposium, during which we will speak about the exhibition and disbursement of our work. I think.

So, let me break it down for all you groupies who want to pack up your V-dub, and sell bootleg t-shirts in the parking lots, or more realistically if you have friends, or you ARE my friend in one or all of these major US cities:

October 18th, 8PM: NYC debuting Episode #2 of "Falling In Love... with Chris and Greg"
MIX festival
217 Water St.
@ Beekman

Octoberr 22nd, 7PM: Chicago "Homotopia"
Columbia College
Ferguson Hall
600 S. Michigan Ave
1st Floor

October 25th 2-7PM: Los Angeles
"Performative Distribution" A workshop dealing with performance that produces it’s own distribution and life, extending themselves out of established art spaces and into new publics.
With Wafaa Bilal, Eric Stanley, Chris Vargas
Moderator: Jessica Lawless"
6522 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Falling In Love... @ MIX NYC 10.17.08 8PM

Join Greg and I (live and person) at the premiere of our new "Falling In Love..." Episode 2: Road Trip! TV Special, playing in the program...


Friday, October 17th 8PM
At Seaport!
210 Front St @ Bleeker

Queers like to mix. We form our own special kinship structures—families of lovers, exes, roommates, fuck buddies, johns, daddies, surrogate moms, astrologers, sperm donors, caregivers. Yet our films/videos and film/video programs don't always reflect the ways we mix it up. GIVE TO ME YOUR PLEATHER, TAKE FROM ME MY LACE showcases queer artistic collaborations across boundaries: among bioboys and tranny boys, dykes and fags, girls and ladies, sissies and butches. Relationships past, present and future, real and fictional, vertical and horizontal, socially successful and failed, all take center stage. —Nguyen Tan Hoang, Jen Smith & Greg Youmans, guest curators. TRT 67 min.

To see what else is in the program, or to buy tickets: click here

Antony video

Makes my heart feel Fall, and my eyes all misty.