Performance
Jennifer Herrema Participating in New Museum Store's Artist Residency December 5-7, 2012

Jennifer Herrema Participating in New Museum Store’s Artist Residency December 5-7, 2012

Musician, fashion designer, model, stylist and overall creative force-to-be-reckoned with, Royal Trux and Black Bananas‘ frontwoman Jennifer Herrema will participate in an Artist Residency at the New Museum Store in New York next week. The New Museum Store presents “She’s Crafty,” featuring a spectrum of projects by inventive women tasked with transforming the Store’s window... [ Read More → ]
HOLY BALM...(holy shit!)

HOLY BALM…(holy shit!)

  Holy Balm is Anna John, Emma Ramsay and Yoni Hochman. I was stoked to read on their Tumblr that they will be coming to the states this fall. Their live sets sound and look super fun. CTI meets Wax Trax vibes renders their post-house post-synth party jam haze. Holy Balm was initially put out... [ Read More → ]
Times New Old Friendship Video

Times New Old Friendship Video

New Video for an old song, with re-purposed footage [ Read More → ]
Liliane Lijn: Collected Film and Video Works 1970-2012

Liliane Lijn: Collected Film and Video Works 1970-2012

Liliane Lijn: Collected Film and Video Works In a two program retrospective, Straight to Video and Spectacle are proud to present the film and video work of visual artist, Liliane Lijn. Widely known for her Poem Machines (invented in 1962 alongside Burrough’s and Gysin’s Dreamachine,) in which Lijn stirred a conversation more relevant now than... [ Read More → ]
Dirty Looks: On Location- Queer Interventions in NYC Spaces

Dirty Looks: On Location- Queer Interventions in NYC Spaces

Dirty Looks: On Location is a month-long series of queer interventions in New York City spaces. Over the course of July, Dirty Looks, a roaming series– which typically hosts screenings on the last Wednesday of the month–will install film and video work in queer social spaces and former sites of queer sociality (like shuttered bars,... [ Read More → ]
Cash from Chaos / Unicorns & Rainbows

Cash from Chaos / Unicorns & Rainbows

Alex Bag and Patterson Beckwith Team gallery 83 Grand Street March 29th – April 28th 2012 Reception on Thursday March 29th at 6:00PM Team presents a collaborative installation by New York-based artists Alex Bag and Patterson Beckwith, featuring their rarely shown public access show which ran between 1994 and 1997. The weekly cablecasts were twenty-nine-minute... [ Read More → ]
Jud Yalkut 26’1.1499” For A String Player TONIGHT @ ANTHOLOGY

Jud Yalkut 26’1.1499” For A String Player TONIGHT @ ANTHOLOGY

Jud Yalkut is  easily one of my  favorite video pioneers. In conjunction with many other events around NYC celebrating John Cage’s centennial, Anthology will screen Yalkut’s 1973 video 26’1.1499” FOR A STRING PLAYER; a recorded video manipulation of Cage’s composition of the same title.  Performed in 1973, the video features Charlotte Moorman and Nam June... [ Read More → ]
Throwing Up: Big Love Tour

Throwing Up: Big Love Tour

Beloved Brits Throwing Up are coming back to the States to play some shows. In NYC, it is a rare treat to see the London-based three piece rip it up live, but I can say that I was blown away after seeing them play at Bruar Falls with Blood Orange a year ago. Tantrums, riffs,... [ Read More → ]
Carter Tutti Void premiere video

Carter Tutti Void premiere video

Transverse, the exclusive collaboration project between Factory Floor’s Nik Void and Chris and Cosey will be out on Mute Records March 27, 2012. Earlier post on Transverse here. Transverse is an experimental collaboration between Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti (TG) and Nik Void (Factory Floor) created especially for the Mute festival at the Roundhouse in... [ Read More → ]
Velvet Underground: Under Review and Recently Released Super 8 films

Velvet Underground: Under Review and Recently Released Super 8 films

  The Velvet Underground Under Review is a documentary reviewing the influential collective, a band that Lester Bangs claims started modern music. It features performances as well as “obscure footage,” interviews and photographs of and with Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, Sterling Morrison and John Cale. I keep falling asleep watching it, personally–but maybe someone out... [ Read More → ]
TV Party Documentary

TV Party Documentary

In true democratic spirit of cable access TV and DIY ethics so associated with the revolutionary NYC show TV Party, some excellent person has shared the recent documentary of the show on Youtube. Much has been written on the now iconic show, so we’ll leave that at bay for now–but check this well-executed documentary out!... [ Read More → ]
FG.Ft: Three Part Project Series, A Tribute to Fad Gadget and Frank Tovey

FG.Ft: Three Part Project Series, A Tribute to Fad Gadget and Frank Tovey

FGFt March 1st - April 8th FGFt commemorates the late Frank Tovey's musical and artistic endeavours with a multi-part exhibition including an art exhibition, a screening of Morgan Tovey-Frost's 'Fad Gadget By Frank Tovey' and musical performances by Xeno and Oaklander and Ike Yard(amongst others). [ Read More → ]
Sympathetic Materialism: An Evening with Allan Sekula

Sympathetic Materialism: An Evening with Allan Sekula

Sunday – 02.12.12 – Sympathetic Materialism – An Evening with Allan Sekula Contents: 1. Introduction to Sunday 2. A note on sympathetic materialism 3. Untitled preface to Waiting for Tear Gas 4. Lottery of the Sea: Prologue and Ending 5. The Forgotten Space – screening at MoMA, Monday, 02.13.11 6. Related readings/viewings 7. Filmography 8.... [ Read More → ]
Happenings: New York, 1958-1963

Happenings: New York, 1958-1963

2/10/2012-3/17/2012 Opening: Friday 2/10/2012 534 W 25th St, New York The first exhibition to document the origins and historical development of the transient, yet pivotal “Happenings” movement from its inception in 1958 through 1963 will be presented at the Pace Gallery this month. The experimental performances forever changed the definition of art and the possibilities... [ Read More → ]
Charles Atlas at Judson Church and Light Industry

Charles Atlas at Judson Church and Light Industry

“New York City 1988. Raging homophobia. A killer on the loose. Disco dancing till dawn. Performers struggle to survive. Delilah seduces Samson in song. Gender illusionists go shopping.” Samson and Delilah, 1991. Charles Atlas at Judson Church January 25th, 8:30 – 10:30 PM -Filmmaker in Person- Dirty Looks presents an evening of video work by... [ Read More → ]
Trust-TRST

Trust-TRST

Trust’s first two singles  “Candy Walls” and “Bulbforms” on Sacred Bones were among my favorites from last year. Their debut LP entitled TRST, is slated for release at the end of February on the Canadian label Arts & Crafts. Trust will tour this spring in support of the record, stopping in NYC March 8th at... [ Read More → ]
Ministry at EXIT in Chicago,1984

Ministry at EXIT in Chicago,1984

Ministry live at Exit in Chicago, IL on December 20, 1984 By: Scott Kiernan   Setlist: Intro All Day Do You Even Like It? Cold Life The Nature of Love Revenge (Everyday Is) Halloween I Will Do Anything For You Work For Love Here We Go Ricky’s Hand (Fad Gadget cover) I’m Falling According to notes... [ Read More → ]
Burning Star Core practice tapes from 2008 Uploaded

Burning Star Core practice tapes from 2008 Uploaded

Burning Star Core ‘Practice April 4th 2008′ at the Art Damage Lodge, Cincinnati OH Burning Star Core ‘Practice April 4th 2008′ by Dronedisco for Burning Star Core: C. Spencer Yeh – violin, voice, electronics, objects Robert Beatty – electronics, objects Mike Shiflet – bass, electronics, objects Trevor Tremaine – percussion, voice, objects Official recordings featuring... [ Read More → ]
Dispatch from Aoteara #1

Dispatch from Aoteara #1

  Joe Stumble ran my favorite blog, Last Days of Man on Earth for five years, before moving to NZ from the [American] Midwest in 2010 to pursue his Masters degree at Auckland University. He will be writing regularly for Straight To Video about life in New Zealand, primarily with regards to the arts. –KM... [ Read More → ]
Mute to Release 'Transverse'

Mute to Release ‘Transverse’

Transverse is an experimental collaboration between Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti (TG) and Nik Void (Factory Floor) created especially for the Mute festival at the Roundhouse in 2011. Late last week, Mute Records announced they will release the recordings of the project this March. The tracks were prepared in the studio and then performed and... [ Read More → ]
What's Up Matador, 1997 VHS

What’s Up Matador, 1997 VHS

The beloved video comp. Come on collectors out there, I know you’re harboring some gems. Digitize this stuff or send it to me, and I’ll run the transfers for you! Released in VHS format in 1997 as “A Matador Records Instructional Film & Music Video Compilation”, What’s Up Matador has found its way to the... [ Read More → ]
The Unsinkable GBV

The Unsinkable GBV

By now, most GBV fans are probably tired of all the chatter on the interwebs about how Greg Demos fell on his ass on Letterman. The Dayton vets played a track from their forthcoming post reunion LP, Let’s Go Eat the Factory. Another LP by the “classic” lineup is slated to be released this May.... [ Read More → ]
Favorite LPs, Reissues, Performances, and Singles 2011

Favorite LPs, Reissues, Performances, and Singles 2011

Here is a ridiculously long year-end list. Nothing is “ordered” for the sheer fact that it would have taken twice as long to post. Favorite Live Performances TNV and Feelies- Prospect Park You- ESP TV Regal Degal- Flying Nun 30th Deaf Wish at Death by Audio Factory Floor at ATP Popstrangers at Lit Lounge The... [ Read More → ]
Oneohtrix Point Never at MoMA

Oneohtrix Point Never at MoMA

Oneohtrix at MoMA Oneohtrix Point Never played MOMA last night, as part of a multimedia performance with SF visual artist Nate Boyce. Russian Mind (scored by Oneohtrix Point Never) Nate Boyce is represented by Altman Siegel in SF. Photos by Erez Avissar. [ Read More → ]
Chris and Cosey at the Diogenes Club, Holland 1988

Chris and Cosey at the Diogenes Club, Holland 1988

  Creative Technology Institute (now called Institute for Creative Technology) Diogenes Club Diogenes Club, Arnham Holland Set list: Sleeping Stephen Arcade Vengeance Beatnik Club Workout Confession Obsession Dancing On Your Grave Beatbeatbeat   More Chris and Cosey posts by Straight to Video: Here Here and TG Reissues Here [ Read More → ]
Kuchar and MoMA

Kuchar and MoMA

Tonight: MoMA presents A Celebration of George Kuchar: Rambunctious Rarities, Moody Masterpieces to coincide with the exhibition Pagan Rhapsodies, opening this weekend at PS1 Planned prior to the artist’s recent death, this past September, George Kuchar: Pagan Rhapsodies includes many of the artist’s most important works, including films, videos, and works on paper. A presentation of Kuchar’s films... [ Read More → ]
Mono No Aware-2011 Program Lineup

Mono No Aware-2011 Program Lineup

Mono No Aware is an exhibition that will present an international program of expanded cinema performances. The program will present ephemeral works that emphasize the cinematic and phenomenological experience. Now that the internet, television, and cellphones have become an everyday vehicle for the moving image; audience experience and connectivity is significantly altered, and the basic... [ Read More → ]
Nunvember NYC

Nunvember NYC

So, I recently re-formatted this site, and for whatever reason– I lost a significant amount of content. One of the missing posts  listed the details about the Flying Nun 30th Events in NYC.So I will re-post the latest below.   Here’s the latest: 11/8: Open Deck DJ Night at Daddy’s Bar, BK. Bring yr favorite... [ Read More → ]

Cosey as Methodology

Phrased as a postscript to her practice that inhabited the porn industry of the late 70s and early 80s, Cosey Fanni Tutti’s Confessions Projected reclaims her self-image through a 20-minute live, personal and critical reading, whilst washed with projected images of the magazine action Sexy Confessions of A Shop Assistant. Tate Britain presented Confessions Projected... [ Read More → ]
Detour to Higher Sub-Fidelity

Detour to Higher Sub-Fidelity

  Mauricio Kagel was a German-Argentine composer who was most interested in the theatrical side of musical performance. Deploying a critical interrogation to the position(s) of music within a cultural matrix, Kagel’s practice was sutured between and strengthened by other disciplines; mainly cinema and photography. Perhaps the least well known of the great post-second world... [ Read More → ]