NSFW. For Anna Block, the distinction between staged and impromptu coexist in her photographic process. Implementing performance, life as art, and multimedia documentation into a series gives us a constructed glimpse into her psyche. Anna’s travel, sex, and creativity live through her images.
In Berlin we met with Ema Discordant and discussed his photographic process of disembodying identities, repurposing urban landscapes, and queer raves. NSFW.
We speak with CoH on the newly launched video channel featuring visual takes on his latest release “To Beat or Not to Beat.” The special 2xLP edition includes remixes from Matmos, JG Thirlwell, John Parish, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Drew McDowall.
NSFW. Seattle-based visual and performance artist Juan Franco focuses on the body and queer identity, displaying sexuality as a creative process. In this series, he intimately engages with Shakespeare’s Sonnet 24 through erotic experience.
NSFW. From J.G. Ballard to Pinku Eiga, Tessa Kuragi breaks the fashion model mold with her daring influences and unconventional collaborations. She’s captured attention from couture legends and avant-garde auteurs alike, and with a recent showcase in Diesel’s SS14 campaign, Kuragi injects an enticing vision of surreal erotica into the cultural mainstream.
Uchihara Yasuhiko takes and uploads hundreds of images a week, documenting his colorful life as an ultra-mobile photographer. Clocking in at nearly 18,000 images, his Flickr & Tumblr feeds are not for the faint of heart. Get lost in his virtual sea of breathtaking images; intimate captures of street life throughout Asia.
We take a look at three similarly executed video pieces from Japan’s New Wave auteur Toshio Matsumoto, the famed filmmaker behind Funeral Parade of Roses. Those familiar with the avant-garde classic might be surprised to see a visually disorienting digital deconstruction of architecture and nature.
Late founder of Mystic Fire Video and seminal documentarian Sheldon Rochlin worked alongside then muse and collaborator Flame Schon to create this 16mm short film featuring the likes of Paul Morrissey, Jonas Mekas, Bill Levy, and a score by Malcolm Goldstein. We spoke to Flame about her memories of Sheldon, underground legends, and NYC in the early 60’s.
Experimental videographer Daniel Swan digitally renders Cottweiler’s SS15 collection as a weeklong vacation as a virtual dreamscape. Originally installed at ICA, the piece premiered online as a Dazed Digital exclusive.
Yony Leyser, who brought us William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, returns with an intimate, first-hand experience of Berlin’s queer underground. Featuring Peaches, Nina Hagen, Rummelsnuff, and more, this work of docufiction reinvigorates the intellectual hedonism once inseparable from gay culture.
Cinematic iconoclast Jack Smith is widely regarded as the ignitor of drag culture, performance art, and camp. An inspiration to Warhol and John Waters, Smith challenged gender norms and obscenity laws with the infamous underground classic Flaming Creatures, amongst others. Although regarded as a master photographer, Smith’s photography remain widely unseen.
Cyberculture pioneer and unconventional writer Gareth Branwyn unabashedly shares his voracious curiosity for life on the cutting-edge of technology in a 30+ essay collection spanning 30+ years. In this exclusive interview, Gareth discusses what it’s like living in the future, virtual reality rituals, and literally becoming “cyborged.”
Architect and artist Walter Pichler’s sci-fi helmets from the late 60’s were critical examinations on the future of entertainment and technology. Virtual reality becomes claustrophobic, physically trapping its participants in immersive multi-media experiences.
The Collection de L’Art Brut houses over 60,000 works from the mentally insane, socially unique, and physically imprisoned. Conceptualized and initiated by Jean Dubuffet, Andre Breton, and others, the collection still grows and continually questions what it means to be an artist. In this article, three individuals are featured with works ranging from knitted fabrics to drawings crafted with pharmaceuticals.
Sebastian Bieniek’s new series “Man on Canvas” humorously explores authorship and the artist through portraiture reimagined. A fitting follow-up after his infamous “Doublefaced” series was appropriated without credit in Pharrell Williams’ video for the hit single “Marilyn Monroe.”
New Aesthetic frontwoman and self-proclaimed “crust-monk” Genevieve Belleveau speaks to The End of Being on her RV-based journey in self-awareness and enlightenment. Leaving behind urban connectivity and a reliable wifi connection, she encounters the trials and tribulations of the open road from NYC to LA.
The short documentary “Dark Light” follows three photographers from the world’s first blind photography exhibition at a major museum to show that not only is blind photography possible, but has various surprising facets.
Wynne Greenwood’s band-as-performance-art project Tracy + the Plastics gets archival treatment at the Henry Art Gallery, on exhibit now through July 15th.
In this critical response to Benjamin Sutton’s review of the James Franco exhibit at Pace, artistic agency and gender are discussed as factors that formulate a negative bias against Franco. JC Gonzo presents an argument that the review, similar to many negative reviews on the exhibit, avoids conceptual analysis over controversy and scandal.
Rar production footage of William Burroughs reading for David Blair’s cyberpunk cult film WAX Or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees.
The independent Taipei-based avant-garde art, music, and culture mag just landed a major global distribution deal with WhiteCirc. Expect White Fungus, the magazine Carolee Schneemann calls “rich” and “un-predictable,” to spread near you. This interview with editor Ron Hanson also features live clips from exclusive performances by Merzbow, Wang Fujui, and Betty Apple.
Charlotte Rodgers delivers a brutally honest and insightful recollection of her tumultuous youth as a part of the counter-culture. Both frightening and empowering, “P is for Prostitution” does not shy away from life’s tougher challenges, perplexing circumstances, and brighter moments.
Bruno Hibombo’s ethereal pop debut gives promise; the young Swedish musician speaks on Ives, RnB, and how his sexuality intersects with Ugandan descent.
Social media is used to connect but concurrently serves as a disconnect from social life outside of the virtual world. In Listen and Repeat, a modified megaphone uses text to speech capabilities to recite tweets composed with the tag ‘nobody listens’ from the social media website Twitter.
Spanish auteurs Diego Barrera & Julieta Triangular (Celestial Twins) continue the spirit of surrealist and avant-garde cinema for Lebanon Hanover’s new music video “Hall of Ice.”
Finnish multimedia artist Heidi Kilpeläinen, the woman behind sci-fi pop diva HK119, shifts direction with her third album “Imaginature” by exploring her relationship to the natural world.
A young artist’s even handed words from Tehran, Iran, on their new President, Hassan Rowhani.
We spoke with the CEO of the online alternative cinema host FANDOR on their new “Journey Into Film” series that merges curation, context, and education with the viewer experience.
French philosopher Jacques Derrida interviews saxophone virtuoso Ornette Coleman on language, race, women, and improvisation. “For me, being an innovator doesn’t mean being more intelligent, more rich, it’s not a word, it’s an action.”
William E. Jones showcases segments from 90’s eastern European gay pornography to expose an underlying reaction to the introduction of capitalism.
Two annotations by Mi Stress Henry to the previous TEoB article about Ted Serios, who can psychically “burn” images from his mind onto photosensitive surfaces.
SOUND – 1966 Film w/ John Cage & Roland Kirk (+ 1974 Interview w/ Cage, Merce Cunningham & Louise Nevelson by Couri Hay)
1966 film from director Dick Fontaine with Rahshaan Roland Kirk, John Cage, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham. Plus, a 1974 interview by R. Couri Hay with a tipsy trio of Cage, Cunningham & Louise Nevelson.
Five rejected panels of Diamanda Galás’ comic strip made for Milan’s main paper in 2011.
Watch the entire film Directed by Philippe Garrel and starring Nico!
Tim Curry speaks about The Rocky Horror Picture Show and his history with it up to 1975. PLUS BONUS unedited 1981 interview about RHPS!
R. Buckminster Fuller, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs interviewed on “9 in the Morning” WTOP-TV, Washington, D.C., 9th of February, 1976.
Current 93, Death in June and Sol Invictus collaborator, Ian Read talks about his Neo-Folk band Fire + Ice’s re-release of their seminal album, Rûna, and their newest album featuring Douglas P. and Michael Moynihan.
Tobe Damit’s short photo essay ” of the sad beauty of those who had left the ship to sail away in a world of their own.”
Hailed as a “Romantic Punk Shaman,” Almagul Menlibayeva personifies Kazakhstan’s cultural history in a modern context, giving us a rare look into Central Asian contemporary art. Explore Menlibayeva’s surreal, mesmerizing, exotic, and sensual world.
Filmed at the Royal Albert Hall on 11 June 1965, Whitehead caught the world’s top poetic intellects in the UK and the US in what was billed as Great Britain’s first full-scale “happening.”
Cyberpunk classic and first film ever online, “WAX or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees,” has an upcoming sequel! Creator David Blair speaks with The End of Being on the film 20 years in the making, “The Telepathic Motion Picture of THE LOST TRIBES.” Featuring new material associated with the project!
Miro Snejdr is the talented pianist who accompanied Douglas P. on the Death In June album Peaceful Snow and its accompanying piano-only cd Lounge Corps. His new album, Spitting at Pigeons, is out now.
Lisa Hannigan delivers an incredible rendition of Depeche Mode’s iconic tune, Personal Jesus.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of Shanghai’s rapid lifestyle, young photographer MANG MANG explores an internal world of alternate personas and female identity ala Cindy Sherman. Read the exclusive interview with this fresh artist who’s catching the eyes of art bloggers worldwide.
The Daughter Of Dawn is an ultra rare 80-minute silent film from 1920 starring an all-Native American cast, once thought lost, now restored.
While there is no video to watch, this full concert audio is so captivating that it makes up for any lacking visuals. Enjoy!
Help fund Lydia Lunch’s latest project: a women’s workshop featuring 10 artists from around the world, including Bibbe Hansen. Only 23 days left!
To the modern mind, a glitch is an unwanted artifact, a momentary interruption of expected behavior produced by a faulty system.
Theodore `Ted´ Judd Serios is a thoughtographer. He can psychically “burn” images from his mind onto photosensitive surfaces.
Twenty-two year old film student Jewels Sison pays homage to Singaporean filmmaker Royston Tan in an impressive and intimate short video exploring teenage sexuality and male identity.
“…on the strength of this film Leyda was invited to study with Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein, the only American to do so.”
Oakland-based sculptor Scott Hove’s newest foray into Cakeland deals with the artist’s apocalyptic visions and opens in LA this weekend. Sample Hove’s discomfiting confections at The End of Being.
Conceptual Cuban sculptor Yoan Capote’s sculpture and installation work manages to drip with irony while also oozing sincerity.
Photographer Kimberly Witham spends time with the victims of suburban sprawl. Calling on suburban style, minimalism, and memento mori, Witham’s work creates a space for meditation on our collective relationship with animals.
Watch the entire 1915 Italian Horror film plus see pianist Harold Budd and Robin Guthrie’s (Cocteau Twins) gorgeous video.
Every last second (and at the correct speed) of Derek Jarman’s 1982 Super-8mm collaborative short.
Kyoto-based photographer Miwa Yanagi’s Gothic horror and film noir-infused interpretations of fairy tales explore age, beauty, and femininity.
Watch Martynka Wawrzyniak get drowned in chocolate syrup by her husband, Richard Kern, at The End of Being!
Watch me spit, classic lit, epic poems that don’t rhyme.
Legendary author Anais Nin speaks on two types of anger and the female artist. “I became interested in the women who did not demand their freedom, but created it, took it.”
Arvo Zylo interviews Boyd Rice on Film, Whitehouse, Jello Biafra, plane crashes, noise, minimalism, the internet, art, Trekkies/Dungeons and Dragons, Hogan’s Heroes, being homeless in Phoenix, and scamming restaurants for free food.
Famous for accurate recreations of Pollock, Picasso, Duchamp, Matisse, and many others, the great imitator Mike Bidlo takes on Andy Warhol’s Factory in this 8 minute video clip created by David Blair of WAXWEB fame.
German electro-punk duo EC8OR (members of Cobra Killer, Candie Hank) chose their single “Dynamite” for their second the last video. Featured in great quality, sent from the director himself! One of the last videos to emerge from the Digital Hardcore scene.
Help this punk icon get his new record off the ground before everyone he knows gets killed.
M.I.A.’s newest video addresses the recent drama in the Arab world regarding women not being able to drive.
Exclusive interview with CABARET VOLTAIRE & PETER CARE about their new remake of their underground film JOHNNY YESNO as well as their new JYN Box Set released on Mute Records.
Underground filmmaker and musician Giuseppe Andrews (Cabin Fever, Detroit Rock City) has made a name for himself by making personal and challenging work in between his Hollywood acting gigs.
Starring Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini, Kevin McDonald and Udo Kier, Guy Maddin’s Keyhole is a Film Noir take on Homer’s Odyssey.
True independent Spanish filmmaker Julieta Triangular shares and exclusive look at her upcoming short Huérfanos de Astronautas (Astronaut Orphans) with production photos and a teaser video clip. It’s love, discovery, and reunion in the midst of a cephalopod invasion.
The only surviving footage of The Mechanical Man, a rare, silent Italian Sci-Fi film from 1913, directed by Anore Deed.
In the new music video from Mater Suspiria Vision, Diego Barrera breaks away from the kaleidoscopic haze of Cosmotropia de Xam with hauntingly iconic imagery in luxurious hi-fi detail.
110-minute video is from the Spoiler Electronic Culture Centre in Vienna, Austria on October 30th, 2002
The second installment of THE OFF SWITCH, a new serialized comic from Mark Beyer (Amy and Jordan, RAW Magazine, Liquid Television)!
William S. Burroughs is interviewed by Kathy Acker at the October Gallery in London, featuring Burroughs’ first exhibition in the UK. The 33 minute video interview is a rare treat for fans of these legendary, transgressive artists.
Master experimental filmmaker Martha Colburn occupies Wall Street, Amsterdam, and an anti-police brutality rally with her 16mm and Super8 cameras. One of the finest examples of art to emerge from the movement.
Video mapping and projecting on objects is certainly nothing new, but Dev Harlan’s work accomplishes with extreme precision and delicacy what so many others have attempted to do and failed.
Hong Kong based artist and historian Linda C.H. Lai uses video as a psychogeographical tool to explore the boundaries of digital automatism through an international cultural identity, forming a “self-made citizenship” from the day-to-day experience.
XTC is an open, experimental art project and a part of the SAT- Special Artistic Territory, a global idea allowing artistic creation in public space.
Susie Bright – “I have a new book out– all about old-school porn and the erotic video revolution. It’s called: The Erotic Screen, Vol. 1″
Cutting-edge artist-run, internet-based live broadcast Auto Italia Live redefines what we consider television, featuring new performances and engaging discussions every Saturday evening until October 8th.
TEoB’s newest writer, Lindsey Wilder Flatt, reviews Blake Butler’s unusual new novel, There Is No Year.
THE OFF SWITCH is a new serialized comic from Mark Beyer (Amy and Jordan, RAW Magazine, Liquid Television)!
Mute Records and Peter Care have let us know about the forthcoming Cabaret Voltaire video/music box set for Johnny YesNo from Mute Records.
Up and coming filmmaker Tucker Bennett discusses his new sexploitative parody BLOODRAPE, featuring an all-girl vampire trash band who capture two teenage boys with a camcorder in order to document their tour. Fans of George Kuchar, Nick Zedd, and Jon Moritsugu should take notice.
Exclusive interview with Ron Athey and Sue Fox on their recent collaboration based in automatic writing. “People got close to the seance table as if drawn by static or magnets, and stared endlessly at the almost severed heads, where planchettes were moving with strange pencil marks…” – Sue Fox.
New media Witch House art collective BATHAUS explores ritual and mysticism with macabre imagery and seductive ambiguity.
A visual deconstruction of famous Nashville record producer Pete Drake performing “Forever” with his own invention, the talking steel guitar.
NSFW – Porn auteur Marc Blackie presents the latest extension in the erotic world of Disappointed Virginity with his new short film “A Special Form of Denial,” considered haunting, brutally sexy, and not for the faint-of-heart.
Julieta Triangular answers a few questions on the premiere of her new video for witch house act FlAsh$i†, titled “BLACK ROSES.”
Late Noon Sun is a four screen film that Lizzie Oxby made for Ear Cinema, which playfully attempts to unravel the mysterious tale of Little Mary.
Written on the occasion of Science Fiction luminary Gene Wolfe’s 80th birthday, this poem by Jerry Friedman employs an eclectic blend of literary technique and styles.
Screen the criminally under-seen ’80s cult film “Decoder” — starring F.M. Einheit, Bill Rice, Christiane F., William S. Burroughs, and Genesis P-Orridge — at The End of Being! And, remember, muzak is not just music.
Louise Landes Levi shares on of visionary Ira Cohen’s final recording with TEoB’s readers. Plus, a poem from John Solt!
THEM.SG, unveiled 10 fashion films as the fruit of labour between 10 artists and 10 designers in Singapore.
South Korean auteur Kim Ki-Duk releases the trailer for his upcoming unconventional documentary “Arirang,” a look at the filmmakers past.
Enjoy this bizarre animated film from 1930, IT’S A BIRD. Featuring the unique but under-appreciated comedy star Charley Bowers.
Watch David Lynch’s creepy, charming commercial for his Signature Cup Coffee at The End of Being. And, while you’re at it, check out Lynch’s 1991 Twin Peaks-centric commercial triad for Georgia, a Japanese canned coffee company.
A rare clay animated fairy tale made for the Third Reich’s Ministry of Education.
A fresh and innately attractive tune from a promising musical duo.
Our resident web comic guru clawdeuS has a new work for you, VEIL #005!
Where is Cabaret Voltaire’s long lost video masterpiece? Is the DVD release ever going to happen?
How a bag of Doritos served as a source of discovery for Santa Fe artist Willy Bo Richardson.
A hybrid between Jean Cocteau and Jan Svankmajer, La Femme Qui Se Pourde is a short, rarely seen masterpiece from 1972.
Lovely video from Wolf + Lamb and Soul Clap filmed in Jeollabuk-do province, South Korea.
Meet Maxim Pioneer – The Residents’ equivalent in the world of fashion photography.
From the man who brought you such classic films like Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs! and Color Me Blood Red, comes a short film featuring 1960s Go-Go dancing and a lurid psycho-sexual drama. Enjoy!
Digital Hardcore videographer Philipp Virus creates visuals for poet Vanessa Matic’s upcoming book, Animal Abstract.
What Marc Blackie has created with “Disappointed Virginity” is a virtual playground of extreme erotica.
Odd and beautiful painterly video from Rough Trade recording artist Connan Mockasin.
The End of Being had a tête-à-tête with Polish artist Urszula Kluz-Knopek over the snaky wires.
The Advisory Circle’s Jon Brooks presents the mysterious composer D.D. Denham and his peculiar 1970s musical workshop for kids.
Current 93/David Tibet film maker Davide Pepe in new collaboration with Diamanda Galás in London this April.
Cutting-edge Icelandic pop star Björk announces a live residency, new dates, and her upcoming album Biophilia.
New short film starring the Afrikaan Anti-Heroes Ninja and Yo-landi Vi$$er as directed by Harmony Korine.
Young and upcoming photographer Rebecca Cairns conjures haunting, abstracted self-portraits and photo manipulations reminiscent of Francesca Woodman.
Brilliant adaptation of Tubular Bells featuring 22 NYC female performers/bands on vintage and new electronics and keyboards
Combining 60s R&B, 60s Girl-Punk, Doo Wop and an occasional Country tinge, Earth Girl Helen Brown is the real deal even if she started out as a fake band.
If you are not familiar with the works of Erik Stanger be warned… it’s not for everyone. Erik records using mostly homemade devices… The results are feedback filled walls of sound overlaid by Erik’s throaty howl.
I just fell in love with this awesome video of Baths’ song Lovely Bloodflow.
Robert Watts’ path to becoming a prime mover of the Fluxus art movement was unconventional. Take a couple ganders at the evidence and call us in the morning.
SLEEPCHAMBER’S John Zewizz discusses 30 years of SLEEPCHAMBER history.
Dr. Sidney Cohen interviews a 1950s housewife before and after administering LSD to her for the first time.
JC Gonzo reflects on feminist electro-punk band Le Tigre’s final project; a live tour documentary, which overviews their legacy and fuels viewers to continue it.
Gabrielle Le Bayon’s Video Art works using space, memory and personal experience.
Japanese photographer Daikichi Amano creates highly cinematic photos featuring nudes, animals and sexual fetishism in the tradition of ancient woodblock Shunga erotica.
Our resident web comic guru clawdeuS, has a special John Denver Issue for his readers… Presenting VEIL #004!
Japan’s most famous and infamous photographer was one quoted saying, “I would say my sex drive is weaker than most. However, my lens has a permanent erection.”
Alexandros Vasmoulakis visits through his new work the period between renaissance and late 19th century art in order to comment on how woman was treated by the masculine glance and desire.
Feverish trappings of Jordan West’s mind are revealed in his new series of art books.
Using Tarkovsky’s film The Sacrifice, the band Keep Shelly in Athens creates an atmospheric video work.
William Daniels’ Aluminum Foil works are pure color and form and a pleasure to look at.
You’re a Tim Pope fan.
Whether you realize or not, one of your favorite goth, punk, or electro music videos was created by Pope. Check out the oft-banned video Pope created for Soft Cell’s “Sex Dwarf” at The End of Being!
Lovely and evocative video art work “Noli Me Tangere” sent to The End of Being by Israeli multi-media artist Masha Yozefpolsky.
Listen to some tunes the unsung master of the slide guitar and watch a short video of his playing in Maxwell Street.
Veronica So of UK band T3ETH is the editor and founder of L_A_N, an independent, large-format print magazine for technophiles and fashionistas alike.
The Museum of Censored Art has an Organizing Meeting Jan 8 to protest the banning of David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire in My Belly” video at the National Portrait Gallery as well as other banned artworks.
I wanted to rest my body on top of them as if to make a snow angel.
Once upon a time, there was a Finnish sculptor named Pekka Jylhä. Jylhä’s haunting yet whimsical sculptures explored both sides of the looking glass and confronted both dread and wonder.
The radical queer New York-based Russian exile Slava Mogutin made a tribute video piece featuring Gio Black Peter & Neil Young to Marina Abramovic & Ulay’s “Light/Dark” piece.
This UK video artist has worked with M.I.A. and many more, he has recently launched his self-released short film of futuristic desolation LUX LAZE.
Chelsea Wolfe’s new album The Grime And The Glow plus four videos!
The first collaboration between media performance artist Aryn Zev and sculptor/designer Melissa J. Frost
GERMAN GRAFFITI BOMBING – Videos of Tagging Trains
Soap&Skin is the experimental musical project of 20 year old Austrian artist Anja Plaschg.
NP Contemporary presents “I Digressed,” a solo show of sweetly dismorphic self-portraiture by Winston Chmielinski.
“Unterwasser” is an installation by designer Andre Wakko that uses magnets and Ferrofluid to generate sound.
New Video Art work from Greece about the 2008 riots and the culture of fear surrounding Greece’s coming under the supervision of IMF and EU. Created by Manolis Anastasakos and Alexandros Vasmoulakis.
Following the traditions of William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin, ‘The Book of Goat’ comprises cut-ups from the New Testament, ‘120 Days of Sodom’, ‘The Satanic Bible’ and Lucius Rofocale’s own creative work.
And today’s happy holiday thoughts are, “DEATH MAY BE YOUR CHRISTMAS PRESENT” by the Rev. A. W. Nix and “WILL THE COFFIN BE YOUR SANTA CLAUS?” by the Rev. J.M. Gates. Take a listen here…
Watch three new video works by Bryant Davis that combine sound and the Cathode Ray.
Download Los Negretes Mexico City Blues album for FREE!
Fantastic entry by Austin TX group Color Chart in the David Lynch video contest for his two new music trax.
I was rousted out of the cloistered hall, sent to an empty studio and told to mix up two hundred gallons of the whitest gesso possible, as an act of contrition.
Proenza Schouler’s 2010 collection is being commercialized in a new short film by Harmony Korine.
Simon Joyner has just launched a subscription-based record label called Grapefruit Records that will release four select albums a year exclusively on vinyl.
Britain’s highest art award goes to Susan Philipsz, a sound artist, for the first time.
Legendary Inner-X Musick is having a sale just in time for Xmas!
Our resident web comic guru clawdeuS, continues moving in a new direction… Here he presents us with VEIL #003.
Milan-based artist and ad man Daniele Del Nero’s series of photographs and models, titled After Effects, is comprised of architectural models constructed out of black paper, dampness, flour, patience, and mold. According to Del Nero’s artist statement: “My purpose is to talk about the sense of time and destiny of the planet after the human species, through the sense of restlessness which abandoned buildings are able to communicate.” It’s all very “There Will Come Soft Rains” and, well, it’s downright pleasant to meditate on organic decay and technological loneliness when gazing at Del Nero’s post-human scale models via the snaky wires.
Republicans have threatened The Smithsonian into pulling Wojnarowicz’s Seminal work ‘A Fire In My Belly’ from their new show.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Eulogizes Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson.
The leading festival concerned with cocktail robotics world-wide!
Stunning paintings from Gregory Thielker featuring car windows in the rain.
New Electro Single from avant-auteur director David Lynch, “Good Day Today”.
New video and forthcoming re-mix album by Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx of The xx.
Helene Burkholder interviews both Douglas P. and Miro Snejdr about Death in June’s new album, Peaceful Snow.
POEMS OF LIFE & DEATH with hypertext – the collected works of jas h duke – An appreciation by Billy Marshall Stoneking
Gorgeous video for Daniel Knox’s “Ghostsong” directed by Chris Hefner of The Pink Hotel fame.
The Klaxons’ new extremely NSFW video is a strange mixture of sex and body morphing.
Listen to Martin Back’s newest release of deep listening earscapes, square waves, field recordings and modulating oscillators.
Constituted around emotional barriers caused by trauma, Úna Burke’s RE: Treat Collection subjects consumers of its objects to a meditation on restraint, healing, and repetition.
Lady Lazarus reviews Kali Bahlu’s obscure psych-folk classic tune, Lonely Teardrops.
The intriguing expressionist photo work of visionary artist Yukinori Tokoro will be on display for the first time in China at the epSITE Epson Imaging Gallery in Shanghai.
A brand new album from the queen of abrasive electro pop, “Mutsumi “MU” Kanamori is back after a five year silence with her self titled release.
Dossier’s Skye Parrott and Alec Friedman curate their new photography show at LA’s Space 15 Twenty.
Throbbing Gristle have once again ceased to exist as a live entity, thus leaving the world a more placid and complacent place.
Our resident web comic guru clawdeuS, continues moving in a new direction… Here he presents us with VEIL #002.
Two new Crowley books with ties to David Tibet of Current 93.
Listen to an exclusive track of Tony covering Bobby Caldwell’s “What you won’t do for LOVE” from the forthcoming album!
ADULT. have created three short horror flicks that all work in unison and can only be seen with them playing the soundtrack live!
Underground legends Jon Moritsugu & Amy Davis have a new film in their infamous cannon called PIG DEATH MACHINE coming out in 2011. We had JonnyCunt talk to them about it in this epic interview!
See 1,000 minutes of a millennium long piece of music on Oct. 16ht in the Bay Area.
Angela Fraleigh is headed to Roswell, NM in December 2010 with Wes Heiss for his Residency at the RAIR program there.
Tom Waits releases an extremely limited edition 78rpm record and record player!
Design Help, a clever, philanthropic association of young architects and designers from A1Architects bring new meaning to the adage “waste not, want not” with an original, sanguine jewelry collection.
Gorgeous ambient experimental music from Norway free!
Just when you thought Andy Kaufman was dead… The infamous Lounge Star is on a short U.S. Tour!
THE GUN IS LOADED is a 37-minute performance video featuring former punk rocker, political satirist and sexual provocateur Lydia Lunch.
The second in two nights of selected screenings from New York’s own explosive yet fleeting era of filmmaking known as “No Wave” Cinema.
STATE OF EMERGENCY: CENSORSHIP BY BULLET IN MEXICO
The New York Times misses its own big story with a nice little fluff piece about female soldiers in combat zones.
Our resident web comic guru clawdeuS, seems to be moving in a new direction… Here he presents us with VEIL #001.
New work by Video Artist Leighton Pierce premiers at two video festivals this month!
AUJIK – SHINTO VIDEO CULT – Virtual Video Graffiti and Organic Robotics
Amazing performance video (Tauba Auerbach and Cameron Mesirow (of Glasser) of their new instrument, The Auerglass.
Louis V E.S.P. begins their festival of No Wave films from NYC 1976-1984 with two hard to find cult classics.
Former Atari Teenage Riot front woman is back from a hiatus in French Polynesia. She discusses new collaborations, a new life-direction, and the rift between her and the new Atari Teenage Riot lineup.
An exclusive discussion about his latest involvement with the reformed Atari Teenage Riot, live video/audio mixing, his forthcoming DVD, and more.
Mona Mur and En Esch continue their Slick Idiot Tour with Ex-Members of KMFDM in Canada.
This new video/performance/sculpture work from artist William Lamson calls to mind the work of Anthony McCall.
Interview with performance artist, video artist and musician Jacqui Kuraj, about the showing of her video piece “In the Year of Blame” as a three channeled installation at the MOV-iN Gallery in Santa Fe, NM on Oct 1st.
Anna Simone Minzer interviews Amy Greenfield, one of the experimental film world’s original pioneers and continuing innovators.
Italian designer Federico Mancosu created his minimalist music video posters to honor ten prolific music video directors.
If you love all things Icelandic, then you probably need to know about this award winning online magazine.
NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART (NAISA) had put out a Call for Submissions for this years festival!
What section do you think books by Tony Blair (or Obama or George W. Bush) belong in?
Check out these weird and wild Circus and Sideshow posters from France circa 1885-1925!
Up and coming painter Winston Chmielinski uses washes of color to tell the stories of his portraitures.
Blood is leaking from the mouth of a dead mule deer. The arts collective Postcommodity calls this Indian Time.
What’s so scary about a 1500 year old religion? How easily it seems to slip into the attitude of that which opposes it.
Martha Davis was one of the pioneers of Roots Rock, Jump Jazz and Jump Blues bridging the gap between R&B, Jazz and Rock n’ Roll.
Great use of cut-up photos in this GILLES-ET-DADA Fashion shoot.
Listen to TORTURA Vol. 1 & 2 – Vintage Bondage LPs For Your Listening Pleasure (and Pain)!
AIDS Wolf just sent us a brand new track from their forthcoming album, March to the Sea. It’s pure “No Wave” magic! Think Arab on Radar meets Lydia Lunch.
Super fun new video for the tune “Magic Fountain” from Art Vs. Science.
Watch all seven of Andrei Tarkovsky’s uber-influential films for free online thanks to Open Culture!
I don’t care what anybody says; most of the poets I know are crazy. That’s why I like them.
The hottest, too-cool-for-school UK pranksters release their debut music video and 7″ single, “See Spaces.”
Keep your eyes on this quickly rising 17 year old photography star, Susannah Benjamin!
Michael Nyman premiers his NY-Man with a Movie Camera at the Barbican along with his song cycle The Glare. The Michael Nyman Band will perform the music live for both films!
Do you have 23 seconds to spare? Send them to the Autonomous Individuals Network (AIN) and possibly get put on a compilation CD!
True Bypass is the beautiful debut album from Craig Ward of dEUS and Chantal Acda of Sleepingdog.
Wavves generates a non-pretentious playtime for even the most tragically hip at The Bowery Ballroom in New York.
Attempting to describe Bill Durgin’s figure studies calls to mind the photographic lovechild of Hans Bellmer and Ansel Adams. Keep you arms and legs inside the ride at at times.
William S. Burroughs’ famous 1991 shotgun/screen-print art works, “The Seven Deadly Sins”, one of a Limited Edition of 90 Boxed Portfolios, is up for sale.
Feminist pornographer Émilie Jouvet’s video tour diary hits the screens as a new, feature length documentary, “TOO MUCH PUSSY: Feminist Sluts in the QueerXShow.”
Check out these terrifying miniature furniture pieces sculpted from skin by artist and sculptor Jessica Harrison.
Watch three rare clips from the legendary comedians, Laurel & Hardy.
Great video for the elusive band White Ring, one of the artists creating a new sub-genre called “Witch House”
Take the same test that the 250 Manhattan Project scientists took and compare your answers online!
Purchase Limited Edition (only 21) prints of the original album art for COIL’s Black Light District, which were manipulated from from Victorian engravings, directly from Sleazy!
Bosko Hrnjak and Truus de Groot’s multimedia project The Salton Sea is a bleak but beautiful escape into decay featuring Music, Video and Photography.
The Goddess Bunny is a transsexual polio victim with a rabid, underground GLBT fan base from before there was such a term.
An excerpt from draft 5 (Crab Nebula) of Andre Perkowski’s eternally changing and shifting film, “NOVA EXPRESS” based on the writings of William S. Burroughs.
Russian radical art group VOINA perform “How to Snatch a Chicken: A Tale of How One Cunt fed the Whole of the Group Voina”
The New Museum will present “Brion Gysin: Dream Machine,” the first US retrospective of the work of the painter, philosopher, performer, poet, and writer.
The Gratinated Brains of Pupilia Ferkeverk (1970), Karpo Godina’s banned short film featuring the Slovenian poets of the collective Pupilia Ferkeverk.
Hip Death Goddess is a celebration of the psychedelic and surreal through live performance, film and projection.
Influential Beat Poet Ira Cohen is in immediate need. Read this article to find out why and how you can help!
Cult/Occultist filmmaker Kenneth Anger has made a new film for the Missoni Collection in Italy.
Yesterday’s leak of military information gave the world of war reporting something it’s missed.
HALLUCINATION GENERATION – Trailer for the 1966 Drugs-ploitation Film
South Afrikaan Electro-Roots “Lim Pop” band Gazelle, balance traditional African culture and Western pop music effortlessly, at the same time as making a name in the fashion world.
A nice scribbled on page by Harry Crosby from James Joyce’s as yet unpublished manuscript of Finnegans Wake for the legendary Transition magazine.
Check out this series of photos by Aryn Zev and read about her experience taking them.
Russian designer, photographer, and filmmaker Gosha Rubchinskiy has been quietly taking the fashion world by storm in the last couple of years. Check out two of his films right here on The End of Being!
Set of four shot glasses featuring the eternally inebriated Drinky Crow designed for They Might Be Giants!
Wolfgang Büld’s Berlin Now is a slice of time in German politics and music delivered by the likes of Einstürzende Neubauten and Die Haut.
Bompas & Parr create astonishing edible worlds crafted to make the stingiest art lover stare in wonderment.
Listen to a rare, out-of-print, 1980 cassette album from the legendary underground musician Truus de Groot, and read a letter about her memories of the tape!
German ad agency Butter has created a pin up calendar using EIZO medical monitors and female models that appear on radiographs in this completely revealing work.
Is the meaning of the word Male simply the opposite of Female? These four photographers think there is much, much more to it.
Eric Fischer has geotagged photos by relation of if the photographer was a local or a tourist and the results are works of art.
Tom Estes stages a “Sewing Performance” at the Tate Modern as part of Post-Museum’s contribution to “Soul for Sale: A Festival of Independents.”
Henry Marks compares two very different Otis Redding recordings of the song “Just One More Day”, one from the recently released “Live on the Sunset Strip”, and speculates on Otis’ seemingly passionate love life.
Gadfly, artist and underworld dandy, Sebastian Horsley has died of a supposed drug overdose at the age of 47.
Very cool psychedelic music video of underground legend Truus de Groot playing the Sonas Inflecto and an Omnichord. Filmed by artist Bosko Hrnjak.
Pakistani-born, New York-based artist Murad Khan Mumtaz utilizes centuries-old Indian and Persian miniature painting techniques to draw the ghosts out of the root of all evil.
Portraits of West African masqueraders in 2005/06 by photographer Phyllis Galembo show the highly ritualistic approach to costuming in Nigeria, Benin and Burkina Faso.
Girls, guns, motorcycles, violence and bras full of milk, this photo shoot by Chen Zhun for FHM Magazine’s 3rd Anniversary Issue in China has everything any fanboy could dream of.
The Japanese painter Tetsuya Ishida was a master of awkward positions and disfigurement in his work based in modern society.
Listen to Laurie Anderson’s new album, “Homeland”, in it’s entirety before it is released on June 22. Antony and the Johnsons, John Zorn and Lou Reed guest!
Harmony Korine’s latest offering, Trash Humpers, is highly reminiscent of the underground Trash Culture films of auteur Giuseppe Andrews.
Fritz Lang’s epic is now even more so with the limited US release of the new Complete Metropolis. Read Rusty Rabinowitz’s review here.
Paraconceptualist Tobias Wong is gone. But let’s not focus on the gory details of his suicide. Instead, enjoy the “stuff” he was so passionate about creating.
Twenty four interviews with women in electronic music and sound cultures, including club and radio DJs, remixers, composers, improvisers, instrument builders, and installation and performance artists.
Morocco’s first gay and lesbian magazine may have had a small first run, but those ripples are sure to make waves soon.
Saturday, June 12th is a rare opportunity to see some of Jon Behrens short experimental films at Millennium Film Archive.
The well loved songstress is literally giving away her back catalog in a “pay what you wish” system due to her frustration with the entire PayPal system.
Explore the world of Japanese high schools with Danny Choo at Fujisawa High School including the after school activities of Keion-bu!
A dance legend passes away, and takes an art form with him. Butoh legend Ohno Kazou passes away at age 103.
Eight directors, four Rods and a bunch of unique “commercials” over four weekend performances, The Twilight Zone Live is something to go back to over and over.
Hunter S. Thompson’s “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved” might just be the final contribution of the legendary Paris Records label to the the legacy of spoken word.
Kurt Vonnegut once wrote, “History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised once again.” With that sentiment in mind, jot down “check out an archival exhibit of artists’ lists” on your to-do list.
The Hyperbolic Coral Reef takes Dublin by storm in a ball of yarn and mathematics. Plus, learn how to make your own — if you can understand the math.
Join Lonnie the Lot Lizard and cohorts in this third installment of clawdeuS’ bizarre, ongoing web-comic, “Um, Lonnie: Pillow Talk from Truck Stops”.
Amazing photo document slide show of Hanatarash destroying a venue as part of their Nerima, Tokyo performance in the mid 1980s.
A rare opportunity to hang with the legendary Master Musicians of the Joujouka and meet their families as as well as listen to the ancient, trance inducing Sufi music!
The Wiels Museum in Brussels is hosting an ongoing series featuring the past 50 years of performance art captured on video called, DO /REDO /UNDO. They are featuring Charlemagne Palestine in a solo show that spans his entire video art career!
The Rodarte sisters’ Fall 2010 collection ruminates on the plight of female maquiladora workers and, in that process, lazily betrays the horror visited upon more than 400 las muertas de Juárez.
Former NIN frontman Trent Reznor teams up with wife and former West Indian Girl frontwoman, Mariqueen Maandig, to form a new band named, How To Destroy Angels.
Giuseppi Logan, the nearly forgotten and highly elusive Free-Jazz master, is having a big birthday bash at the Issue Project Room on May 14th with Befo’ Quotet and TAUOM.
Your dog is going to fall in love with Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed at a free concert that’s so high-frequency you won’t be able to hear it.
Music and comic books keep colliding as out senses lose focus and we seek to rebel. Even better, this one’s helmed by two women and a man, so it’s not just big boobies and guns everywhere. Yay.
Claudia Mitchell is one of the world’s first volunteers to undergo nerve-rerouting surgery, as well as getting a brain-controlled prosthetic. This prosthetic arm is controlled with her mind!
A celebration of the psychedelic and surreal through live performance, film and projection and will take place at the end on May 30th in Balham, London.
Members of the construction team that built the new facilities for Poets House joined Bill Murray in May, 2009, for the first poetry reading at 10 River Terrace.
Broadshirt was Phyllis Segura’s short lived, but very cool, mid 1990s poetry magazine printed on t-shirts. Take a close look and see who some of the names are!
Modern Asian film series brought to you by the outstanding U.S. importer of Asian films, Tidepoint Pictures and Santa Fe’s The Process.
Lou Reed, Sonic Youth, Kenneth Anger, Moby, Brian Butler, The Virgins and others help raise money for Jonas Mekas’ legendary Anthology Film Archives.
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s “Fabulas Panicas” (Panic Fables), was an unusual psychedelic comic strip published in the right-wing Mexican newspaper, El Heraldo de México, from 1967-73.
Marina Abramovic Made Me Cry is a site devoted to the tears brought into the world by the famous performance artist’s piece, “The Artist Is Present”.
Alan Moore + Mike Patton = Dreams Do Come True (and other notes on the new world of media-mixtures). In other words, OMG! We can’t wait to read/listen to this awesomeness.
Ken Volok’s 1998 experimental, MTV-esque make-out-orgy film where everyone is fair and pleasurable game. Made with the help of Virginia Williams, Aubrey Anable, Justin O. Silverman and Jesse Phelps.
The second installment of clawdeuS’ bizarre, ongoing web-comic featuring Lonnie the Lot Lizard: Pillow Talk from Truck Stops!
A foray into literary short stories leads to a small taste of enlightenment. Buddha and sinner are both forced to feel compassion and suffering.
Michael Gira’s Swans will be doing a rare performance at the Supersonic Festival this year in Birmingham! This may be worth the price of a plane ticket…
Inner-X-Musick is a vast resource for serious industrial and really left of center music. Help keep their great internet radio station alive just by tuning in to it!
Western imperialism gave European museums a booty of treasure. Now Egypt wants some of that treasure to come back to where it was made.
Lily Taylor has two new videos out, Dead Elephants and Thread, filmed by the increasingly interesting Esatcia Huddelston.
Rare home wire recordings of the minor Jazz celebrity, W E “Buddy” Burton, the blind organist, from Chicago in the 1940s.
Extra! Extra! Read all about “a strange story of love, hate, passion, and intrigue” and the “strange rites” of “frantic flagellants” in New Mexico. Enjoy “The Lash of the Penitentes” trailer at The End of Being!
The new remastered deluxe edition of the cult/punk classic will include a remastered version of the long out of print BOWIE mix of the LP!
Two rare, unreleased tape experiments by William S. Burroughs are the impetus for 23 musicians, artists, writers, composers and curators to create a unique exhibition.
That’s right kids! clawdeuS offers up a web comic like none you’ve ever seen before. Behold the tales of Lonnie the Lot Lizard: Pillow Talk from Truck Stops!
Werner Herzog gives voice to the existential plight of a plastic bag in Ramin Bahrani’s new immortality morality tale.
Jack Kerouac calls William S. Burroughs insane in this rare, handwritten letter of his adventures in Tangier with the infamous junkie that was written to Lucien Carr.
Watch this great hour long talk with Jessica Rylan at MIT from back in 2007. Rylan is so full of ingenuity and ideas.
The French director goes where both Charlie Chaplin and Fritz Lang have been before: morose folklore undergoes yet another resurrection.
Imagine what the world would be like if everybody voted in their local elections, participated in their democratic processes, talked to their neighbors, respectfully dialogued, and productively walked their talk for every complaint and idea they ever uttered.
Alysha Layla Shaw does just that, and tries to discover why we don’t seem to care about the communities in which we live.
Show Cave continues to unabashedly accomplish its mission of force-feeding El Lay’s angelic citizens the uncomfortable and spectacular. On Wednesday, March 24th, Show Cave will screen the little-seen ’69 Toshio Mastumoto cult classic “Funeral Parade of Roses”.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on celluloid this week, you can watch the entire 1910 film here!
Damon Griffith of Bull Seal! dives deep into our inner “Juiciness” in search of why we all do what we do. This is Part I of II in the Beginning of Being series.
Fassbinder’s Sci-Fi epic, World on a Wire, gets a new lease on life from the fine people at MoMA, and the German Arthouse distributors, Arthaus/Kinowelt.
My painting technique pushes the boundaries of perception, compressing 3D space into a 2D plane, effectively blurring the lines between art and life.
This is quite possibly the coolest thing ever said in the House of Representatives. Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee commemorates the life of Alex Chilton in a speech to the House.
Nietzsche once spake: “Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.” Photographer Erica Baum challenges this Nietzschean notion with her ephemeral bibliophilic creations that explore presence/absence and present/past alongside spatial and semantic relationships.
Chilton died just hours ago in a New Orleans hospital at the age of 59. The cause of death is believed to be a heart attack.
Amazing interview of British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, socialist, pacifist and social critic, Bertrand Russell by British philosopher, writer, speaker and counter culture icon, Alan Watts.
This stag reel of the gorgeous Betty Blue has been torn apart frame by frame for your voyeuristic pleasure. Plus, you can watch the video here too!
Artist Tomás Saraceno has spun himself a new exhibition at the Stockholm’s prestigious Bonniers Konsthall gallery.
Oh crap! Kids with spray paint and political messages are taking to the streets in Kabul with an anti-war message. It’s like they don’t want to see their country filled with foreign forces and pummeled by bombs and drones. What-ev-ar.
Experimental net label, Just Not Normal, has just released a new album called Izisk by our very own Martin Back that is well worth a listen to.
IAMAMIWHOAMI releases a claustrophobic new music video and members of a LiveJournal community further the notion that the mandrake lady is Jonna Lee.
Michael Haneke loves him some bad children. Unfortunately, he seems to have lost his touch when it comes to really making them naughty and scary.
A beloved author and an idolized musician go big for the big screen adaptation of Norwegian Wood. Sorry though kids, release date applies only to Japan thus far, better save up those dollars to tix to Tokyo.
Words from one unemployed worker — only one them “bad.” And hey, if you are or know a legislature, do me a HUGE favor and send this to them. Especially if they happen to be a Republican. If they’re Senator Bunning I’ll kiss you on the lips personally.
The fine people at Rhizome have started a conference that pairs artists with advanced technologists in an effort to develop new ideas and products.
The insurrection is coming! The insurrection is coming! The insurrection is…probably not actually coming.
Watch this series of beautifully earthy, dark videos from the as yet unknown artist calling themselves iamamiwhoami.
Japanese artist Makoto Azuma’s “Armored Pine” showcases the strength and beauty of nature by placing it within literal confines of industrial technology.
Filmmaker extraordinaire and lover of the curl, Ken Volok, shares a personal photo essay with us about the dream-like qualities of surfing.
While you were sleeping, we spent the morning learning all about “the evildoers.”
Are Santa Fe artists a bunch of stuck up assholes? Eh, kinda.
The outstanding jazz improvisario Cooper-Moore teams up with indie darling Jeremy Barnes for a brand new duo!
Jonathan Goldstein’s radio show, Wiretap, finally has it’s own podcast! If you enjoyed him on This American Life, then you are gonna fall head over heels for Wiretap!
Vincent Price released a little known LP in 1977 named, Wine Is Elegance on Nelson Industries records in co-operation with the California Wine Institute.
Fashion? Pakistan? Say what? No, not the latest is couture-Kevlar wear.From Feb. 16-19 Lahore, Pakistan gets fancy with fashion.
The Berlin International Film Festival hits its 60th year and brings some interesting new and old film to the big screen.
Gross, engrossing, top grossing Korean film, The Chaser, has captured Anna Simone Minzer’s attention in it’s one week exclusive run in New York.
Preeminent performance artist Marina Abramović’s “Energy Blanket” and MoMA retrospective offer the public ample opportunity to interact with a living legend.
Protofeminist Carolee Schneemann’s “Meat Joy” is a transformative Dionysian ritual, a celebration of the flesh, and the inaugural entry in a forthcoming series of blogs centered on meat art.
Imagine going to an exhibition that included Joseph Beuys, William S Burroughs, Yves Klein, Hermann Nitsch, Laurie Anderson, Allen Ginsberg, Henri Chopin’s OU Magazine, Giorno Poetry Systems, Jean Dubuffet, Dieter Roth, Roman Opalka, Tom Wesselmann, Karel Appel and Hanne Darboven.
The Tate is showcasing Cosey Fanni Tutti in their original short films section. Cosey discusses her early career and more!
The Sound Sculptor and Installation Artist Zimoun recently caught my attention with his small objects attached to a table that vibrated wildly, always promising to break free and sputter away under an end table somewhere.
Their fans are die-hard, occasionally violent and decked out in 80s-type gold spandex. Die Antwoord is the new band from South Africa that defies you to tell if they are putting us all on or if they are actually serious. Just don’t make the wrong choice.
Our resident Sexpert, Miss Isis, opens her mouth about John Boehner’s comments on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in his interview with David Gregory on “Meet the Press”
I’ve been called “The Mouth from the South” and everyone is about to see why. I am a peace loving, patient gal — up to a point. And where I come from, according to my watch, it’s about 10 minutes past ass kicking time.
Santa Fe is slowly upping the ante on interesting performers and venues and The SF Complex is helping lead the way.
Peace, Loving have performed compositions for aromatics (w/ 3 professional chefs), dances for hand-held tape recorders, as musicians, worked as set designers, video artists, performance poets, instrument builders, and have become infamous for having a rotating cast doing all these things at once.
I. Anderson pontificates on dolphin sex, Avatar suicides and the many forms of inspiration found in the world we decide to live in.
French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot’s avant-rock aviary, which takes its cues from the everyday life of birds, sounds like early-Sonic Youth and serves as a reminder that hope is the thing with feathers.
Solo exhibition of original works in acrylic and latex on canvas by New York based queer artist Nolan Hendrickson at Ramiken Crucible.
The End of Being intercepted a missive addressed to Pat Robertson from Voudon Petro loa Ezili Dantor and steamed open the envelope.
Anthology Film Archives in NYC is hosting a very rare look at the unedited footage of Maya Deren’s Divine Horsemen film. All proceeds go to the Haiti Relief and Development Fund.
GODOT ACTION COMICS – Episode #37 – The Wrath of Vladimir – art by Jerry Ordway – Another American Sequel Society Spin-Off!
The complete “Submission and Coffee” archives for you to download! Ultra cool BDSM podcast, Submission and Coffee, has come to an end after 2 years and 184 hour long episodes including actual recordings of bondage sessions and many interesting conversations with a 24/7 “lifestyle” couple plus the occasional threesome.
Gore Vidal’s end of the world epic is true to the Hindu mythology of Kalki and a weird romp into political science fiction.
“Last week, I got thrown in jail twice. Just for being drunk, but you know the Po-Po ain’t nothing but playa haters.”
Unleash your inner wage slave, Bambi savior, and/or grieving widow with a triumvirate of games that will satisfy even the most existential inner child.
I’m the kind of person who has to talk about what I’m doing in order for things to really take place. My debut album, Overtones, was no exception. The album took 3 years to compete, and if I hadn’t already talked it up so much, I may have abandoned the project long ago.
Our own Ken Volok was just interviewed by the Examiner! It is a great article and a good insight into who Ken is and what he does. Be sure to follow the link and read the whole story!
THE KNIFE have been commissioned by Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma to write the music for their opera based on Charles Darwin and his book, On the Origin of the Species.
Wenda Watch, Queen of Country Cooking and Gay Icon has become bored with “homo-genized” mainstream “queer” entertainment and goes in search of some underground, alternate GAY TV!
David Wojnarowicz used the mediums of collage, music, painting, performance, poetry, prose and video as a means of witnessing. Revisioning and recontextualizing the American dream, Wojnarowicz was a potent American artist who refused to be silent, a radical historian of outsider culture and a fierce activist for pleasure and freedom.
The duo behind Los Lobos & The Latin Playboys sent us a new spoken word track from their upcoming album, “The Long Goodbye”, for our readers to listen to.
Wenda Watch can stand anything except hypocrites, and when a bunch invaded Santa Fe from the Dallas Bible Church to cure Santa Fe of its “homosexual invasion,” she had to do something!
A look back at 1935 with then-famous Netherlands performer Louis Davids, who wishes viewers a happy 1936 after popping through an enormous calendar version of January 1, 1936.
What looks like the perfect integration of new and stock film (but is actually all newly shot work!) are sewn together to make a stunning and haunting trailer for Chris M. Hefner’s new full length movie, The Pink Hotel.
Links to two NEW FILMS, plus a unique New Year’s greeting from master filmmaker and teacher, Leighton Pierce.
Born in Belgrade and based in New York, Marina Abramović, the self-professed “grandmother of performance art” has been creating intense, provocative art since the 1970s. Her works exemplify the tenets of endurance, desire, and discipline.
I. Anderson tells a tale of an afternoon of mutilation, both physical and filmic. Avatar and Anti-Christ are watched side by side under the scrutinous eye of Anderson so you don’t have to do it.
Rowland S Howard, contributor to influential bands The Birthday Party, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls, The Bad Seeds and Einsturzende Neubauten as well as a collaborator with musicians like Nick Cave, Lydia Lunch, Nikki Sudden and Henry Rollins, is dead at the age of 50 while waiting for a liver transplant. RIP.
Lee re-imagines what already exists and uses perspective to shape reality instead of changing the reality itself. But that doesn’t make it any less weird.
GPS is used to track PEAK Brand milk products in Nigeria as well as a nomadic Fulani family of cow herders in the nearby Abuja vicinity.
“We built it out of parts from the Los Alamos Labs junk yard… It counts down the half life of P-239, the plutonium used in the core of the first nuclear bomb.”
Taking place throughout Philadelphia this coming January 20 – 23, The Medical Film Symposium, examines the relationship between moving images and medical science. With special guest curator, by experimental filmmaker and sexual revolutionary, Barbara Hammer.
There have been many magazines over the decades devoted to transvestism and the world that surround it. CANDY is the first serious publication devoted exclusively to “celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations.”
It has been a little over a year since Annamarie Ho last set up shop on a street corner in New York selling Betelnut to passerby.
Multimedia performance group, SWEATSHOPPE, have discovered how to “paint” with video using MAX/MSP. They are currently part of the Art | Basel Fair in Miami, FL.
Although they have just recently stopped uploading new items, Kiddie Records Weekly is a treasure trove or the rare, weird and classic children’s recordings from the mid forties through the early fifties.
I just had to share this continually impressive podcast with all of you out there in web-land! The show is from Sweden’s notorious blues-trash preacher, The Reverend Beat-Man. Plus, BONUS VIDEO!
CutUp is a collaborative group of artists in London that attempt to disrupt and reorder the urban landscape by means of exploring new territories of intervention and re-appropriating established visual forms.
This is most likely the only Xmas related post I will present to you. This is the amazing filmmaker Chris M. Hefner of The Operated Eye and he has blessed us with a new Xmas film greeting straight from his hometown of Chicago.
Two videos sent by Anton Newcombe of the Brian Jonestown Massacre for our readers to enjoy! The first is a NEW SONG set to a Lego, zombie film by the tomjoetwins and the second is a new video by Dead Mantra. So, get to it!
(part one: The Book) examines Shohei Ooka’s 1957 novel Fires on the Plain, the first person account of a Japanese soldier’s attempts to escape death in the Filipino jungle during the final days of World War II.
Today is International Human Rights Day and Portishead have a new tune they recorded for Amnesty International. You can see the new video here.
Several years ago I was gifted a 400+, six volume set of books called “Thought Control in U.S.A.” Put out by the Hollywood A. S. P. Council after a 1947 conference in reaction to what would, in the 1950s, become the infamous blacklisting of Hollywood during McCarthyism. The text includes lectures, papers and testimony at the conference by writers, actors, academics, and others.
“At present, we are investigating how the movement of the tongue is modified when the tongue blade gestures for dental and retroflex stops interact with the tongue body motion…” – Christine Ericsdotter, Ph.D
Deep in the heart of Buenos Aires, capitol of Argentina, is an alternative art space open to the public 24 hrs a day called, ThisIsNotAGallery. They are hosting the Video Arte Internacional Buenos Aires.
“Sound recordings from three glaciers in Iceland, pressed into three records, cast, and frozen with the meltwater from each of these glaciers, and played on three turntables until they completely melt.”
This is a very silly film shot for the song “Robot” by The Tornadoes, of which Meek was a member.
Martin Back has a new album out on the Modisti label. Listen to a track and then go buy the album!
For thousands of years human beings have sought out shamans, witch doctors, priestesses and other holy men and women in search of cathartic connections with the divine. In hopes of finding that infinite, for even just a moment, the Amazonians took ayahuasca, the Indians soma and the beatniks LSD.
But none of this is necessary; for art can lead the mind down the path of understanding if a viewer allows himself to swallow the pill. For with NoiseFold, I have found my urban shamen, my Don Bastardoses, my gurus.
In a future thinking and wonderfully peer conscience move, experimental theater pioneer and Ontological Hysterical Theater founder Richard Foreman, has put online 55 of his dialog filled notebooks…
Have you ever been at a concert and thought, “Wow! The music is great but I just can’t stand watching that conductor”? If so, then this was the show for you! On Nov 28, Orkestra Futura performed the Mad Scientist Machine, a new conceptual work by composer Stefan Smulovitz, where the conductors were all geographically elsewhere.
Headlines Theatre in Vancouver presents a challenging debate using both Forum and Legislative Theater techniques as well as live, interactive webcasting in their play, “after homelessness…”
Gorgeous film of a woman smoking a cigarette from the early 60s.
I have deconstructed and reassembled some stills to study the movement, color and quality of the film.
Hailing from The Reverend Beat-Man’s Swedish VooDoo Rhythm label, C.W. Stoneking stands alone as a possible reincarnation of both Delta blues singer and Vaudevillian entertainer. My only question is, why aren’t there 600 bands playing copycat yet?
Legendary porn star Sasha Grey and legendary musician David Tibet (Current 93) team up in one of the most unexpected pairings in pop culture. PLUS LINK TO CURRENT 93 TRACK ON NPR!
Atmosphere Evo-Lute is a continually evolving sound installation that uses atmospheric weather data as the impetus for a weeks long musical work. As the show runs over the course of three weeks, every encounter with the piece will be subtly different as it shifts and grows with the weather conditions of Santa Fe.
1901 translation of a 1665 French novel titled “La Vie des Dames Galantes” (The Lives Of The Gallant Ladies) which delves heavily into spanking and other BDSM territory.
In The Back Steps, Pierce holds captive two little girls inside a twist of time, both in constant departure…
Download all 26 Old Time Radio episodes of this lost Christmas classic! It takes a bit of The Wizard of Oz and splices it with The Bluebird of Happiness then foreshadows H.R. Pufnstuf, all in 26, 15 minute cliffhanger installments intended to be heard between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
“NOBODY” – 1906 Cylinder Recording – “The funniest man I ever saw and the saddest man I ever knew.” – W.C. Fields
Notorious Vienna Actionist, Hermann Nitsch, creates carefully choreographed performance art in his DES ORGIEN MYSTERIEN THEATER…
ALEISTER CROWLEY reciting THE PENTAGRAM – cir.1910 from a cylinder recording.