Thursday, May 4, 2017

THE BARONESS VON HINDENBERG RETURNS, outside at Performances Staged, May 1977




My first performance at Performances Staged, my loft on West Broadway, in May 1997 was a Structuralist pantomime/dance descending the fire escape: 
THE BARONESS VON HINDENBERG RETURNS


 The Baroness, a combination go Grace Kelly and Anita Ekberg leaves her high school flame in Centralia for the high life with a Hollywood producer who offers her a film career.

 She leaves the producer to marry a European Baron and then is lured back by the producer who offers her a TV series.  She tosses the kids and returns to the U.S.

 There she runs into her high school flame now a bum in SoHo and offers herself but he has moved on, preferring his life as a bum.

Photographs by Edward Druck,        
The Cast:  Bette Druck as The Baroness,
Jed Harris as The Producer,
Brian Russo as The Baron,
& yours truly as The Bum/old flame.
A soundtrack blared from outdoor speakers on the third floor.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Draft George Clooney to run for president in 2020!

I want to put fort the idea that the Democratic Party's only chance to regain power and prevent eight years of autocracy is to ensure winning the next presidential election by fighting star power with even more star power... and George Clooney out trumps our future president.
I have mentioned this idea to a few people who have suggested alternatives -- Oprah, Senator Warren, Senator Sanders but unfortunately I believe the U.S. is still too racist, misogynistic and anti-semitic to elect any of these.  
But George Clooney has the universal appeal, political acumen and record in philanthropy that may make him a viable alternative.  NO POLITICIAN can out trump our future president: but Hollywood in the person of Mr. Clooney could.  Of course it would not hurt if he got elected to Congress first and that would need to happen in 2018.  I am hoping people will take this seriously, especially my friends who are friends of friends of Mr. Clooney. Please tell him the United States needs him to fight the autocracy that will befall if the Republican Party stays in office for eight years.  Draft Clooney in 2020!


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

You can now watch LOVE AT THE BEACH II on VIMEO

Shot over a two week period in Cherry Grove and consisting of over 800 photos love At The Beach II continues my explorations with light and scale through the use of miniature plastic animals of different size.  This time they encounter live fauna who may not be all that pleased with the plastic
invasion.

https://vimeo.com/176323344?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=29220

To watch enter the password "loveatthebeach2"




Friday, April 15, 2016

WORLD PEACE at Howl NYC, Friday 4/22 at 2pm Free

Friday, April 22, 2016 / 2 PM / Free

Full Moon Show
Surprise Performance and
Screening of Uzi Parnes short film starring Tom, World Peace
A Tom Murrin/Alien Comic Invention

Spend your lunch break with the lunatic fringe! Outside, on the sidewalk, in front of Howl! Happening, experience the nutty wonderment that was the essence of Tom Murrin, our beloved Alien Comic. After the surprise performance we’ll be screening Uzi Parnes short film, World Peace, (1987) starring Tom as Claude Balls a philandering East Village performer gets his just reward when he hooks up with three beautiful women after his show are sure to have you begging for more. And there is more: For the astrologically handicapped, next month’s full scale, full moon performance madness is coming up Sunday, May 22nd at 4 PM and features the presentation of Dixon Place’s 2016 Tom Murrin Performance Award, also known as The Tommy, to cultural tastemaker /////.

About Uzi Parnes
Uzi Parnes is a New York based filmmaker, photographer and actor. His photographs, video and live-film performances have been shown worldwide—most recently as part of Recycling Atlantis at 80WSE Gallery, NY (2014) and in a career survey at The Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin (2012).  His installation “Basra On First Avenue” at Broadway Windows, NY (10/14-2/15) was named one of the best artworks of 2014 by noted critic David Ebony.  More about Parnes

About Tom Murrin and the Full Moon Show
Performance is anything done with purpose and style—Tom Murrin
Howl! Happening houses the archive of Tom Murrin. Tom, aka the Alien Comic, is known as the Godfather of Performance Art. Every full moon—without fail, paid booking or not, in all seasons and whatever the weather—he performed his Luna Macaroona Full Moon Show. When he had a club date that fell on the full moon, he'd wrangle his friends to perform as his guests—pushing the careers of such groundbreaking performers as David Cale, David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris, Blue Man Group, Ethyl Eichelberger, Lisa Kron and many others. When he didn’t have a club date, he performed on street for passersby, transforming the pedestrian atmosphere with his madness and magic. Howl! Happening’s monthly series continues that tradition, with full scale, full moon performances in the gallery, and surprise pop up performances on the street. 


Friday, March 4, 2016

Machito Tropicana Bares Her All at the WOW Memories of the Revolution Book Party @Dixon Place


https://goo.gl/photos/rTJCuntWfPR9VKt19 

Not sure how that goo.gl address came about--not my doing 
but you can view the video at address above... ENJOY
For me it was one of the absolute highlights of the night.
A brilliant performance, Kudos and BRAVO

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

EXCERPT FROM MEMORIES OF THE REVOLUTION 1986-87

Excerpt from MEMORIAS DE LA REVOLUCION/MEMORIES OF THE REVOLUTION by Carmelita Topicana and Uzi Parnes, Directed and Choreographed by Uzi Parnes.  This excerpt features a production number with, Maureen Angelos, Lisa Kron, Peggy Healy, Holly Hughes, Dianne Jeep Reese, Alison Rooney, & Kate Stafford. It is followed by Pingalito Betancourt's (played by Carmelita Tropicana)speech about Cuba. Videography by Ela Troyano 1886-87.  Shot at WOW and PS122 in 1986 and 1987.

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Silence of Marcel Duchamp & Bubble Double at The Drawing Center Feb. 12 @ 7:30

drawingcenter"Basement Performances" curated by renowned composer and performer #JohnZorn will take place at The Drawing Center Jan 29-Feb 13, on Fridays and Saturdays. Go to link on our profile for details and tickets $10-20. 
The six cutting edge multi-media performances in our Lab will bring together improvised music with expanded cinema and feature some of Downtown New York’s most adventurous musicians and visual artists including: #OkkyungLee and #AndrewLampert#RahaRaissnia and #PanagiotisMavridis#BillLaswell#KennyWollesen and #JuliaElsas#ElaTroyano and #UziParnes; and #IkueMori
Friday, February 12 at 7:30pm $10 at BrownPaperTickets.com
Ela Troyano (filmmaker, actress) and Uzi Parnes (photographer, performer)
Parnes and Troyano will work environmentally, presenting two works – “The Silence of Marcel Duchamp” with John Zorn’s “BeuysBlock” as a soundtrack and a live film version of “Bubble People”, featuring legendary filmmaker Jack Smith along with Parnes and Polly Bradfield. Bradfield, one of downtown’s earliest improvisers, can be seen and heard on violin and record player. Bubble People Troyano’s first film was shot at Parnes' loft Performances Staged and includes his environments and artworks. 



Stills from The Silence of Marcel Duchamp

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Save the date - February 12 for a live film show at the Drawing Center in Soho

Fridays and Saturdays in late January and early February, The Drawing Center will present Basement Performances curated by renowned composer and performer John Zorn. The six cutting edge multi-media performances in our Lab will bring together improvised music with expanded cinema and feature some of Downtown New York’s most adventurous musicians and visual artists including: Okkyung Lee and Andrew Lampert; Raha Raissnia and Panagiotis Mavridis; Bill Laswell; Kenny Wollesen and Julia Elsas; Ela Troyano and Uzi Parnes; and Ikue Mori.

The Basement Performances are produced by Brett Littman, Executive Director.

Friday, January 29 at 7:30pm
$10 at BrownPaperTickets.com
Okkyung Lee (composer, cellist) and Andrew Lampert (artist, film archivist)
Performing a site-specific piece with multiple projections and live music

Saturday, January 30 at 7:30pm
$10 at BrownPaperTickets.com
Raha Raissnia (artist) and Panagiotis Mavridis (artist, musical instrument maker)
Performing with multiple looped 35 and 16 mm film projections and installation with live music

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Friday, February 5 at 7:30pm
$20 at BrownPaperTickets.com
Bill Laswell (record producer, bassist)
Performing to Godfrey Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi

Saturday, February 6 at 7:30pm
$10 at BrownPaperTickets.com
Kenny Wollesen (percussionist) and Julia Elsas (artist)
Kenny Wollesen and Julia Elsas will create an intimate sonic and visual performance with handmade instruments and an object-based installation.

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Friday, February 12 at 7:30pm
$10 at BrownPaperTickets.com
Ela Troyano (filmmaker, actress) and Uzi Parnes (photographer, performer)
Parnes and Troyano will work environmentally, presenting two works – The Silence of Marcel Duchamp with John Zorn’s BeuysBlock as a soundtrack and a live film version of Bubble People, featuring legendary filmmaker Jack Smith along with Parnes and Polly Bradfield. Bradfield, one of downtown’s earliest improvisers, can be seen and heard on violin and record player. Bubble PeopleTroyano’s first film was shot at Parnes' loft Performances Staged and includes his environments and artworks.

Saturday, February 13 at 7:30pm
$10 at BrownPaperTickets.com
Ikue Mori (improviser, composer)
Performing a new live visual and sound piece based on the Nathaniel Hawthorne tale “Pomegranate Seeds”

Image: Raha Raissnia, Longing, 2014. 16 mm film, color, 20-minute loop, optical sound. Dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York.


http://www.drawingcenter.org/en/drawingcenter/20/events/21/public-programs/1284/basement-performances/

Saturday, April 4, 2015

My accidental tzimmis with matzo-meal streusel

For my semi-seder this year I made my usual brisket (see recipe in an earlier entry) but had a hard time finding the apricot nectar I usually use to cook the meat in and had to find a substitution.  I got a can of apricot halves and another of pineapple chunks both in heavy syrup and used the fruit along with two cut up large onions and 8 or 10 baby carrots as a rack for my meat, and used the syrup along with two cups of sweet kosher wine and 2 cups of beef bouillon to cook the meat low and slow.  Since I was planning on having baby carrots as a side dish about an hour before I took the meat out I stuck a pound package of baby carrots in a baking dish and let them roast at about 275 for an hour or so.  They weren't quite done so I figured I would roast them longer the next day when cooking the meat after it has been sliced.  But after I saw all the stewed apricots, pineapple and onion under the brisket a flash bulb went off in my Yiddishe kopp and suddenly it occurred to me why not try making a tzimmis, the traditional sweet and savory carrot dish that often accompanies Jewish holiday meat.
So here are my ingredients, though you don't necessarily need to cook them under meat.  A cup or so of kosher sweet wine will do the trick.

1 can of apricot halves in sweet syrup, 1 can of pineapple chunks in sweet syrup, two large onions,   1lb of baby carrots, 1 cup of wine or juice, 4oz butter, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 2/3 cup of whole wheat matzo-meal.

Cook the apricots, pineapple and onions with the wine or juice low and slow at 300 degrees until they are fully stewed, (or place them under your brisket while that is cooking.)
Separately cook the carrots with a sprinkling of the brown sugar for about an hour in a covered baking dish, leaving enough room to add the fruit later.  Assemble the fruit mixture atop the carrots and then mix the rest of the brown sugar, matzo-meal and melted butter in a bowl till it is fully mixed into a pasty texture.  Spread the streusel mix over the fruit and bake covered for another hour at 350 degrees.  Once it's baked through it can sit in warming oven for as long as needed till served.




Thursday, December 25, 2014

David Ebony's Top 10 Most Memorable Artworks of 2014 David Ebony, Thursday, December 25, 2014

 

Uzi Parnes, photo installation, "Basra on First Avenue: Jack Smith's Last Apartment," (2014) at 80WSE Gallery.
Photo: Uzi Parnes.
5.) Uzi Parnes, photo installation, "Basra on First Avenue: Jack Smith's Last Apartment," at 80WSE Gallery at New York University," on view in New York, through March 6, 2015.You can't get much more public than this installation by photographer, filmmaker, performance artist, and actor Uzi Parnes. The work is visible from the street, at Broadway and 10th Street, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  There's the sensation of peering into someone's apartment, and that's what Parnes had in mind. A friend of the late avant-garde filmmaker Jack Smith, best known for his sexy and scandalous 1963 landmark Flaming Creatures, Parnes shot these photos in Smith's art and memorabilia-packed apartment the day after he died of complications from AIDS in 1989. The large blow-up images and the way they are installed here convey the crazy exoticism of Smith's intimate surroundings and his unique mind-set. This is better than most of the posthumous exhibitions of Smith's work I've seen.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A few more images from Basra on First Avenue






UZI PARNES
BASRA ON FIRST AVENUE: JACK SMITH’S LAST APARTMENT

On view at 80WSE Gallery’s satellite space at Broadway and 10th Street
The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development is pleased to present BASRA ON FIRST AVENUE: JACK SMITH’S LAST APARTMENTa site specific installation of photographs by artist Uzi Parnes. The installation will be on view from October 29, 2014 - January 26, 2015 at 80WSE Gallery’s satellite space, a series of five street-level windows located at the corner of Broadway and East 10th Street. The installation can be viewed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Uzi Parnes first met Jack Smith in 1979, soon after beginning to collaborate with him on numerous photo shoots, which both staged and documented Smith’s work, up until his death from AIDS in 1989. Parnes’ dissertation, Pop Performance: Four Seminal Influencesdocumented and deconstructed Smith’s play I Was a Male Yvonne DeCarlo for the Lucky Landlord Underground. Upon being published in 1988, it quickly became an influential reference for scholarship around Jack Smith’s work. 

The photographs on view were taken by Parnes at Jack Smith’s 21 First Avenue apartment, shortly after Smith’s died. He began in daylight returning later with a film light to complete the shoot. At the time of his death Smith was transforming his home in to the set for a never-lensed  film titled “Sinbad in the Rented World,” a final project that was emblematic of the entirety of his creative practice and philosophical approach, where the boundary between art and daily life was non-existent. In this regard Parnes’s images stand as a remarkable glimpse in to the incomparable environment that Smith lived in: a studio, a home, an artwork, and the site for a future life. 

“When the film is long since over the apartment will be lived in and used with its kitchen in the style of a ruined sambucca, beached in a papyrus swamp and perhaps someone will be gazing at the Bagdadian sink instead of a T.V.  The apartment, the architecture entertains you, it soothes you. It helps you, it civilizes you, it is ‘BASRA’…”  Jack Smith, excerpt from grant application, February 5, 1982.

Uzi Parnes is a New York based filmmaker, curator, and photographer, who has been documenting the performers and architectural ruins of downtown New York City since 1978..Presentations of his work have been shown internationally, most recently in a career survey at The Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art (Berlin, 2012). Parnes was founder and co-director with Ela Troyano of legendary 1980's performance club “Chandelier,” later collaborating with Carmelita Tropicana as co-writer and director for four of her performances, including Memories of the Revolution 1986-87. From 2003 to 2005, he ran the Uzi N.Y. Gallery, in the East Village.  He has a Ph.D. in Performance Studies & M.A. in Drama from New York University.

Friday, December 12, 2014

BASRA ON FIRST AVENUE: Jack Smith's Last Apartment, through January 26, 2014







Now that the scaffolding at Broadway Windows at the N.E. corner of East 10 Street and Broadway has come down you can really see my installation of legendary artist Jack Smith's amazing apartment.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FREE LIVE FILM, LIVE PERFORMANCE, RECYCLING ATLANTIS NOVEMBER 12-14 5-9pm, 80WSE Gallery, 80 Washington Square East

LIVE FILM, LIVE PERFORMANCE, FREE STUFF, FREE ADMISSION
Come see Carmelita Tropicana channel Yolanda La Pinguina, experience live film produced as you watch by Ela Troyano and Uzi Parnes                       

Wednesday-Friday, November 12-14 5-9pm



Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Recycling Atlantis November 12-14 at 80WSE Gallery

Uzi Parnes, Carmelita Tropicana, and Ela Troyano
RECYCLING ATLANTIS
A live exhibition celebrating the radical philosophies of Jack Smith

80WSE Gallery is pleased to present RECYCLING ATLANTIS, a live exhibition by Uzi Parnes, Carmelita Tropicana, and Ela Troyano in celebration of the artist, philosopher and educator Jack Smith. The exhibition will be on view November 12th, 13th & 14th from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

Uzi Parnes, Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano have been collaborating on film and performance since the early 1980’s when they first met legendary filmmaker Jack Smith. Twenty-five years after his death from AIDS in 1989, RECYCLING ATLANTIS celebrates Smith’s radical philosophies about the role of art in society through an interactive exhibition project, produced live in collaboration with 80WSE Director Jonathan Berger and NYU students and faculty over the course of three evenings.

Some time around 1978 Jack Smith penned a manifesto in which he outlined a utopian futuristic urban environment, centering around a series of proposed social programs and articulated in the form of an unrealized film, which employed numerous Hollywood movie stars in service roles for Smith’s new progressive world. The manifesto as a whole is emblematic of the entirety of Smith’s creative practice and philosophical approach, where the boundary between art and life was non-existent and the act of creation became the literal construction of a new reality.  Among the proposals in Smith’s manifesto were a “free paradise abandoned objects in the center of the city near where the community movie sets would also be.” These two projects highlight integral practices that remain a constant throughout Smith’s work: the fantastical transformation and repurposing of discarded materials and trash for both his home and film sets, often one and the same, and the discovery and employment of unknown and unwanted performers as “superstars” for his films, a concept that he pioneered ahead of his contemporary Andy Warhol.

RECYCLING ATLANTIS centers around Parnes, Tropicana, and Troyano’s revisiting of Smith’s manifesto and their subsequent interest in interpreting and realizing his proposed “free paradise of abandoned objects” and “community movie set” within the space and time of an exhibition. In 80WSE’s front gallery space, visitors will be able to take or leave their own objects to recycle, growing and shrinking a large and varied mound of items in the center of the room, while an accompanying audio recording of Tropicana’s performance Cry a la Jack chronicles one of Smith’s legendary performances hinging on his powerful transformation of a common toilet plunger.  A second gallery presents four simultaneous slideshows of performance and portrait photographs created between 1981 and 1989 through an ongoing collaboration between Smith and Parnes, most notably a series of images shown publically in NYC for the first time documenting Smith’s play I Was A Male Yvonne DeCarlo for the Lucky Landlord Underground, with accompanying audio from the performance, shot over the course of three nights in 1982.

80WSE’s remaining three conjoined gallery spaces will serve as the site for a live film, existing in a permanent state of development, in which the boundaries between design, production, and presentation are dissolved, much as in Troyano’s first film Bubble People, which featured Jack Smith and was shot at Parnes’ loft performance space “Performances Staged” in 1982. One production area will serve as the setting for an ongoing improvised film shoot, featuring Tropicana as “Yolanda La Pinguina,” (one of Smith’s recurring characters), using Smith’s philosophical texts as a script, NYU students and visitors as performers, and “abandoned objects” as props. In a second area, Parnes and Troyano will establish a working editing studio where they will merge footage spanning three decades, making selections from their collaborations with Smith and Tropicana on film, video, photo, and theater works. Through live mixing, layering, and altering these historical materials the artists will generate a new composite ongoing and ever-changing film. A third area will serve as a cinema continuously screening live feed footage from both Parnes and Troyano’s studio as well as the active “community movie set”.

The format of the exhibition seeks to reflect the critique of arts culture with which Smith was concerned for the entirety of his career, as well as the holistic approach to art making that he chose to pursue as a result of these concerns, one where he considered every part of the creative process, from thought to distribution, as an essential contributing artistic gesture towards achieving the total work. Through their open collaborative re-invention of materials from the recent and distant past, in the space and time of the present, Parnes, Tropicana, and Troyano focus RECYCLING ATLANTIS on the continued and increasing relevance of a question which opens Smith’s 1978 manifesto: “Could art be useful?”

Uzi Parnes is a New York based filmmaker, photographer, curator, and actor. Presentations of his work have been shown internationally, most recently in a career survey at The Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art (Berlin, 2012). His dissertation, Pop Performance: Four Seminal Influences, was published in 1988 and has become an influential reference for scholarship around Jack Smith’s work. Parnes was founder and co-director with Ela Troyano of legendary 1980's performance club “Chandalier.”

Carmelita Tropicana is an Obie award winning performance artist and writer. Her work has been presented by INTAR Theatre (NYC), Performance Space 122 (NYC), Institute of Contemporary Art (London), Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo (Sevilla), El Museo del Barrio (NYC), and Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin). I, Carmelita Tropicana – Performing Between Cultures, a book surveying her work, was published in 2000.

Ela Troyano is an interdisciplinary filmmaker, born in Cuba and based in NYC. Most recently, Troyano and Carmelita Tropicana were commissioned by Performance Space 122 to create the performance Post Plastica, which was presented at El Museo del Barrio in 2012. In 2010 she and Uzi Parnes were invited by the Berlin Film Festival to present The Silence of Marcel Duchamp, a collaborative live cinema performance. Troyano’s work has been supported through numerous fellowships including Creative Capital, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and Sundance Lab.

Concurrently with RECYCLING ATLANTIS, Uzi Parnes’s installation of photographs, BASRA ON FIRST AVENUE: Jack Smith’s Last Apartment, will be on view from October 29, 2014 - January 26, 2015 at 80WSE Gallery’s satellite space, a series of five street-level windows located at the corner of Broadway and East 10th Street. The installation is on view 24 hours a day.

80WSE Gallery is located at 80 Washington Square East, between West 4th Street and Washington Street. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30AM-6PM. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information about the exhibition, please contact the gallery at 212-998-5751 or email 80wsefrontdesk@nyu.edu.

Special thanks to Gladstone Gallery and Fales Library. RECYCLING ATLANTIS is made possible through the generous support of Materials for the Arts.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

JACK SMITH’S LAST APARTMENT

  BASRA ON FIRST AVENUE


“When the film is long since over the apartment will be lived in and used with its kitchen in the style of a ruined sambucca, beached in a papyrus swamp and perhaps someone will be gazing at the Bagdadian sink instead of a T.V.  The apartment, the architecture entertains you, it soothes you. It helps you, it civilizes you, it is ‘BASRA’…”  Jack Smith, excerpt from grant application, February 5, 1982.



I shot these photos of Jack’s apartment at 21 First Avenue shortly after he passed in 1989.  I began in daylight but as the apartment was quite dark I returned later with a movie light and reshot some of the darker areas.  Even then I realized the apartment would ultimately have to be surrendered to the landlord and felt it was important to document the incomparable environment Jack lived in and had created as a set for his never-lensed  film project Sinbad in the Rented World.

         October 29 through January 26, at Broadway Windows, B’way & E. 10St., N.Y.                                                 a project of 80WSE Gallery



Saturday, September 20, 2014

RECYCLING ATLANTIS, November 12-14 @ 80WSE Gallery

I am looking forward to this exciting 3 day event with Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano, curated by Jonathan Berger.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Three Witches scene from Macbeth, cut from Loisaida Lusts 1986

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IyA9jPrZ2Y&feature=youtu.be
This scene was mostly cut from Loisaida Lusts, 1986 by Uzi Parnes and Ela Troyano
because it was too long to work with the rest of the film.  (A few other scenes needed to be cut as well.) But as it is such a powerful rendition of the Three Witches scene from Macbeth, I thought it should live on somewhere...  It stars the inimitable legends of NYC downtown performance Lillian Kiesler, Maryette Charlton, and Jane Lawrence Smith.  The scene was shot on Ave. C in 1985 and directed by Uzi after extensive rehearsals indoors but the ending developed as we shot.  Camera; Ela Troyano

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Chandalier Fashion Show 1982 at Performances Staged, with Jack Smith wearing one of my Chandaliers and a very young me in the back getting the lights to come on...

I recently found this photo taken by Rafik Azuni of Jack performing in my 1982 performance, at the old loft in SoHo, thought it would be fun to share, especially for those who were there...

Monday, January 20, 2014

16TH ANNUAL POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE


It's nice to be in this company if only just this once...



                                         The 16th Annual
                             POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
                                          is coming soon!
Featuring artworks by Uzi Parnes, Janine Antoni, Jim Hodges, Donald Baechler, Janet Cardiff, Polly Apfelbaum, Catherine Opie, Tony Feher, Marcel Dzama, Ed Rusha, Kiki Smith, Mary Heilmann, John Baldessari, Ida Applebroog, Burt Barr, Julie Mehretu, Ragnar Kjartansson, Cary Leibowitz, Rirkrit Tiravanija, L.J. Roberts, Robert Longo, Moyra Davey, Danh Vo, Kate Shepherd, Geoffrey Hendricks, Ross Bleckner, Jane Hammond, Lawrence Weiner, Jessica Rankin, Dotty Attie, Kay Rosen, Jack Pierson, Robert Buck, William Wegman, Hans Haacke, Joel Shapiro, Marilyn Minter, McDermott & McGough, Louise Lawler, John Waters and over 1300 others!!!
Tell your friends - and join us at the Preview Party and Benefit Sale!


All events hosted at Luhring Augustine
531 W 24th Street, NYC

PREVIEW PARTY: FRIDAY, JANUARY 24th
The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition. 
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)

* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pmParticipating artists can attend the Preview for free, starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $50 each. 

* VIP Preview begins at 5pmDon't like crowds?  $50 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors openBeat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the amazing artwork. 

BENEFIT SALE 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 from 10 AM - 6 PM  (Buy 4 - Get 1 More)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26 from 12 PM - 4 PM      (Buy 2 - Get 1 More)
All postcard artwork only $85 each.  Artworks displayed anonymously.  Artist's name revealed after purchase.  First-come, first-served.  On Saturday, buy four postcard-sized artworks and choose a fifth one as a "thank you" from us, and on Sunday, buy two postcards and get a third.  $5 suggested admission.  With so much wonderful art on display, you are bound to find something you love - and all proceeds supports the programs of  Visual AIDS.
SEE YOU THERE!
 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

QUEER LOVE: The Homovies will be screening in Berlin Friday 10/19 at Moviemento 2:15 pm and Saturday 10/20 at 10:15 pm

http://www.israelfilmfestivalberlin.com/de/?p=856

UZI PARNES: QUEER LOVE – THE HOMOVIES, 1978 – 2010
Israeli-born Uzi Parnes is a prolific member of the New York Underground Scene. As a filmmaker, performer, photographer and club founder he shaped and influenced queer art practice in the US-American metropolis since the 1970s.

SEX PIERS
Uzi Parnes, USA 1978/1983, 8 min, English OV
In 1978, Uzi Parnes started taking photos of the piers – primarily slides for use in his slide shows. These included both classic shots documenting the architecture and fantasy shots where he would shoot a roll of film at the piers and then superimpose other images on this first layer by running the slide film through the camera more than once.

QUEER LOVE POEM
Uzi Parnes, USA 1991, 10 min, English OV
A portrait of the boy who got away.

SEVEN DAYS WITH THE SAME DICK (GINGER ViTAS, PART 1)
Uzi Parnes, Ty Ginger, USA 1992, 17 min, English OV
The film captures the first throes of lust and desire that characterize the primary stages of hooking up with the filmmaker’s Israeli boyfriend Ty.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
Uzi Parnes, USA 1994, 5 min, English OV
A coming out story. After visiting the filmmaker for Passover, his mother called and asked if he is laying down with that Israeli man.

BATTERER (GINGER VITAS, PART 3)
Uzi Parnes, USA 1995, 28 min, English OV
mit: Rosa von Praunheim, Uzi Parnes, Sweetie, Carmelita Tropicana,  Lou Maletta, Slave Dale, Tom Murrin, Jason Reeves, Don Boyle, Darrell Perry, Ela Troyano
On June 20, 1994 the filmmaker strangled his domestic partner – Ty Ginger. "Batterer" is a fictional exploration of what might have happened had he not released his hold once Ty stopped struggling. It explores the motivation behind this act of violence, but as a surreal black comedy.

MEMORIMORTI
Uzi Parnes, USA 2010, 23 min, English OV
A dark, multi-layered portrait of Parnes’ parents and their reaction to their son’s queer identity as his father slowly dies.
Guest: Uzi Parnes

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Guest: Uzi Parnes
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