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.