Tuesday, September 16, 2008
How many of you knew that the City of Miami Beach still bans the display of the gay flag. Now as bad as this does seem, this particular Miami Beach ordinance is not intentionally homophobic, but allegedly part of the restriction on flying the flag of anything but a "Sovereign Nation" Well excuse me but the glbt nation is way more then SOVEREIGN and its time to change these antiquated laws or get left behind by FORT LA DE DAH. Get with it Miami Beach, make this first Gay Pride on the beach, this next April 18, 2009 the Queerest Flag Flying Florida Fest of all times.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
NO SOONER THAN MY POST ABOUT PERFORMING BUBBLE NOW?? WITH ELA TROYANO ON OCTOBER 11, AT THE LEGENDARY STONE WAS PUBLISHED, THAT I HAVE BEEN BOMBARDED BY QUESTIONS FROM READERS CONCERNING WHAT IS "EXPANDED CINEMA".
IT IS A REVOLUTIONARY MEDIUM THAT PROTESTS THE SACROSANCT NATURE OF FILM THAT IS OPINED BY BOTH MAINSTREAM AND AVANT GARDE FILM MAKERS AND CINOPHILES. EXPANDED CINEMA, PIONEERED IN THE 1960'S BY LEGENDARY FILM MAKER JACK SMITH AND SOME OF HIS COHORTS, TRIED TO REINVENT THE FILM FOR EACH SHOWING. RATHER THAN REPEATING THE SAME FILM OBJECT, AT EVERY SCREENING, THE INTENT OF EXPANDED CINEMA IS TO CREATE A COMPLETELY NEW ART EXPERIENCE AT EVERY SCREENING BY RECOMBINING ELEMENTS FROM THE FILM, PROJECTING NUMEROUS IMAGES--RELATED OR NOT, UTILIZING SLIDES AND OTHER PROJECTORS AND ESSENTIALLY CREATING A NEW VISUAL AND POSSIBLY AURAL EXPERIENCE WITH EACH SCREENING.
IN PART JACK'S MOTIVATION FOR DOING SO WAS THE REACTION TO HIS STILL INFAMOUS FILM "FLAMING CREATURES"--IF NO SINGLE OBJECT EXISTED IT COULD NOT BE BANNED OR CONFISCATED AND MOREOVER--NO ONE COULD "SUCK THE TRAVEL OUT OF HIM" BY TAKING THE FILM ON TOUR IN HIS PLACE.