In the late morning of June 26th, 1975, two young FBI agents named Jack Coler and Robert Williams entered the property of Lakota Sioux elders Harry and Cecelia Jumping Bull while ostensibly investigating the theft of a pair of cowboy boots, and engaged in a firefight with several native activists who were camped there.
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I could not help but to wonder while standing in and walking through the queerly equanimitous spaces of the Palais de Justice, if there might be some explanation which could be offered in terms of physics, for the seemingly inhuman pacing, for the strange aural phenomena.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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!
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.
“…on the strength of this film Leyda was invited to study with Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein, the only American to do so.”
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.
Watch me spit, classic lit, epic poems that don’t rhyme.
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.
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.
The only surviving footage of The Mechanical Man, a rare, silent Italian Sci-Fi film from 1913, directed by Anore Deed.
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)!
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.
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”
Mute Records and Peter Care have let us know about the forthcoming Cabaret Voltaire video/music box set for Johnny YesNo from Mute Records.
A visual deconstruction of famous Nashville record producer Pete Drake performing “Forever” with his own invention, the talking steel guitar.
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.
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.
A rare clay animated fairy tale made for the Third Reich’s Ministry of Education.
Where is Cabaret Voltaire’s long lost video masterpiece? Is the DVD release ever going to happen?
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.
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!
Odd and beautiful painterly video from Rough Trade recording artist Connan Mockasin.
Current 93/David Tibet film maker Davide Pepe in new collaboration with Diamanda Galás in London this April.
New short film starring the Afrikaan Anti-Heroes Ninja and Yo-landi Vi$$er as directed by Harmony Korine.
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.
I just fell in love with this awesome video of Baths’ song Lovely Bloodflow.
Dr. Sidney Cohen interviews a 1950s housewife before and after administering LSD to her for the first time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Proenza Schouler’s 2010 collection is being commercialized in a new short film by Harmony Korine.
Britain’s highest art award goes to Susan Philipsz, a sound artist, for the first time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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”.
The second installment of clawdeuS’ bizarre, ongoing web-comic featuring Lonnie the Lot Lizard: Pillow Talk from Truck Stops!
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…
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.
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.
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.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on celluloid this week, you can watch the entire 1910 film here!
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.
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.
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.
The fine people at Rhizome have started a conference that pairs artists with advanced technologists in an effort to develop new ideas and products.
Watch this series of beautifully earthy, dark videos from the as yet unknown artist calling themselves iamamiwhoami.
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.
The Berlin International Film Festival hits its 60th year and brings some interesting new and old film to the big screen.
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.
Solo exhibition of original works in acrylic and latex on canvas by New York based queer artist Nolan Hendrickson at Ramiken Crucible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today is International Human Rights Day and Portishead have a new tune they recorded for Amnesty International. You can see the new video here.
“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.
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.