Uzi comments about life and art including his own early work with legendary film maker and performance artist Jack Smith, Loisaida legend Carmelita Tropicana and his Live Film collaborations with Ela Troyano. ...and now The Uzi Way includes original Easy Uzi recipes.
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
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 /////.
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
Murrin and the Full Moon Show
is anything done with purpose and style—Tom Murrin
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.
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
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.
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.