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

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 

Not sure how that 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.

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
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