A DKP tattoo
new tshirts for the band candelilla. hot off the silkscreen press
by anna mccarthy
Laboratory Aim Density
"Uncertainty Phase. hashtagAbspritzen"
Kunstraum 27 August 2014 19:00 uhr
bárðabunga virgin pheonix
newsfeed jungle morosis
babydoll bannana noise machine
NO COUNTRY FOR ODD POETS
Presented by Pico Be & Anna McCarthy
THURSDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2014
As part of the series in Kunstverein München
an evening with
ARLO YATES (*22.2.1975)
To deviate from the norm, to regard this as normal and to integrate it as part of society – this is the motivation behind Arlo Yates’ work.
Yates is an active part of The Gate, a resource centre in London’s Shepherd’s Bush, which since 2006 provides artistic programmes for adults with learning disabilities; aimed at social inclusion. In cooperation with artists, musicians and social workers, Yates takes an unusual path by, for example, filming a weekly soap called ‘Video Drama’ in cooperation with the musician Sebastian Kellig, starring participants such as Jackie the Ripper, amongst many others. The series is infamous on Youtube for its brilliant political incorrectness with titles such as Smoking Ban in Hackney E9 or The Druggies Next Door. In 2012, The Gate were invited to film an episode at the Instititute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London.
Arlo Yates’ poems - or ‘pomes’ as he calls them - tell stories of everyday life with his family at home and at The Gate in an amalgam of black humour and wordplay.
An integral part of Yates’ work is his music. Alongside his own songwriting with band projects Kick Me Ugly, Thee Roll Mops or I love Women, he also collaboratively ran the now-legendary blog ‘Peter Kemp’s Record Reviews’ until Kemp’s recent death earlier this year.
Yates’ book of poetry Bopping Drollocks is handmade in a limited edition and will be presented at No Country For Odd Poets.
'ARLO'S TATTOO' – VIDEO DRAMA
A Mini Movie Down Syndrome Awareness Special:
Arlo has two sons and decides to raise money for Small Steps. Mary draws, Ashley shouts and Jackie shoots.”
THEE ROLL MOPS
ART AT ‘THE GATE’
PETER KEMP’S RECORD REVIEWS
COMIN’ UP. ugliness in full on colour in the last moments before the end is not at night:
SHELTERS, SHACKS, AND SHANTIES
Galerie Esther Donatz Munich
Opening 12th September 2014
photos from the “suck my successful lipstick tour”with tagar and rebecca erin moran – wolfart rotterdam, extrapool nijmegen, glasmoog cologne
just finished brand new tribute to eno artwork for the band candelilla “heart mutter” live tape
a mixed cast in a spur-of-the-moment-mumbo-jumbo:
REBEKKA ERIN MORAN
Kastelein VON SECHS& Very Possible Other Guests!
free entrance, cheap beer, improvised set…
zaterdag 9 augustus
wolfartstraat 25 rotterdam
DAMENKAPELLE do holiday
by luzi illustrella
This weekend: Dancing with Peitschenfrau + Manu Rzytki + Rebecca Erin Moran for TOM WU and deejaying in Fluc, Vienna at Cheree Cheree on Saturday 2nd August
collage by luzi illustrella
Today: Screening of my 40 min film “Killing Bored Rebels in Other Places – Whatever you do do not mix the colors” from the series Bored Rebels in the circus tent Viehhof Kino, Munich. Tumblingerstr. 29
with live music by Tagar and presence of main protagonist Rebecca Erin Moran.
Read review of film by Pico be here: http://outlandempire.blogspot.de/2012/12/texte-zu-filmen-killing-bored-rebels-in.html
This weekend: Dancing for TOM WU and deejaying in Fluc, Vienna at Cheree Cheree on the 2nd August
Next week: A performance/film night at Extrapool/Knust Nijmegen Holland on the 8th August
Rebekka Erin Moran – Laboratory aim density
"suck my successful lipstick"
A film set, a director cinematographer, a set builder, the subjects in a semi-directed / semi-improv situation. The set unravels into an undefined non-narrative with the models Tagar and Anna McCarthy creating noise music and holding speeches whilst MarielleVerdijk builds improvised manipulative sets. Director and cinematographer Rebekka shoots live 16mm film with color bars and gray scale cards; both a screen test and a technical test for the printer to register color and density of a film. A rehearsal for an unfinished piece.
The performance is an extract from a series of films being produced by US-American Rejkjavik-based artist Rebecca Erin Moran whilst travelling through Holland and Germany this summer. The resulting sequential film will be exhibited in Iceland at the end of this year.
groupshow gestern in greenpoint:
Saturday 26th July 2014
681 Morgan Ave, Greenpoint, NYC
stephan tcherepnin, ben morgan cleveland,
jo robertson, ed lehan, dan mitchell,
nicolas ceccaldi, marie karlberg, kari rittenbach,
jamie stevens, maggie lee, are weapons,
monika senz, patricia i boyd,
ben waller, matt haley, rhianna turnbull, merlin carpenter,
anna mccarthy, mathew malouf, manuela gernedel,
morag keil, lena tutunjian, harry burke & more tbc
“WHEN he died in 1983, Anthony Blunt was probably among the most famous spies in the world. At various times, before Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher exposed him in the House of Commons in 1979, he had been Sir Anthony Blunt (he was stripped of his knighthood in 1979), an art historian of the premier rank, the world’s leading authority on Poussin, director of the Courtauld Institute in London, Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures and a core member in the infamous ring of espionage agents now known as the Cambridge Conspiracy, which the Russians had ingeniously laced through the upper levels of British society and Government in the 30’s and 40’s.
The Cambridge Conspiracy was an intelligence operation established for recruiting idealistic young leftists in the British elite universities to be covert agents of influence, subversion and espionage in the British establishment they were preparing to enter. Having operated throughout the majority of the decades comprising the Cold War, Blunt was the sole member of his cohort to remain in the United Kingdom, forgoing defection by cooperating with authorities.
How Blunt came to lead his life of duplicity, especially in view of his great intellectual distinction, is a still largely unanswered question to which the common answer - that Blunt saw himself as a secret soldier in the war for the working class - is not very satisfactory, as the details of his biography make abundantly clear. His comrade in treason Kim Philby once remarked that the first job of a secret agent is to develop his cover personality. Blunt’s cover personality was that of a genteel, discreetly homosexual, almost invisibly Marxist esthete and scholar. Wearing this mask, he performed indisputably distinguished work, playing a significant role in shaping the discourse of art history.
Perhaps, in the end, the mask became the face, but behind it swarmed very different passions. These included a rigid resistance to the large emotions, covering a deeper current of fastidious rage and an almost pathological snobbery (which Communism more assisted than inhibited), along with an obsession with the working-class men whom he used for sex. Though he was noted for demanding the most exacting standards of scholarly accuracy, his life swam in falsehood.
His one visit to East Berlin, incidentally, filled him with distaste. The prospect of exile there terrified him. He worshipped the Royals, fearing especially the contempt of the Queen Mother. He drank like a fish.
So this is interesting.”
Matt Haley 8/26/14