Saturday, November 19, 2016
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
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
To watch enter the password "loveatthebeach2"
To watch enter the password "loveatthebeach2"
Friday, April 15, 2016
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
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 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.