26.12.09

NYE Party HOUSE PARTY

NYE Party HOUSE PARTY

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DJ'S:
SHANE (HOOD BY AIR) + TELFAR (D.C.)
THA PUMPSTA (B-MORE)
J. SCOTT + STEVEARELLI (IMNOTATOY/ATL/ASAP)
HIRO THA JAP (RADICAL OUTING! TOKYO/NYC )
MAXWELL FITTY SEVEN (RIOTS)
NATE MACK (BOOTY BASS NYC)

HOSTED BY PROMISE (BLACK ANGELS NYC), CONTESSA (AND HER BIG TITTIES) AND VENUS (MAGICOUTLAWV)

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PERFORMANCES BY:
HOUSE OF LADOSHA (BANJEE GURL REALNESS)
TIGGA CALORE (WELCOME TO WEST 4TH ST)
ARIES NOISE + CHAZ REQUINA (PALMS OUT)
BLACK CRACKER (BLACK DIAMONDS)
ROCKY BUSINESS (SB/RADICAL OUTING!)
SANTHYA. M (RADICAL OUTING!)
BIG PRADA (RAY CONTOUR)
MR. STAR CITY (RADICAL OUTING!)
MORE TO BE ANOUNCED!

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FREE CHAMPAGNE TOAST AT 12!
LIVE SIMULCAST ON BIG SCREEN OF BALL DROP IN TIMES SQUARE
FREE "A NEW YORK THING" HOODIE GIVEAWAY
CHEAP DRINKS / WHOREHOUSE KANNON SHOT SPECIALS

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5$         21+
LADIES FREE B4 12!

LOCATION: 57 MURRAY STREET BTWN CHURCH AND WEST BROADWAY (NEXT DOOR TO STRIP CLUB)

EASY TO GET TO:
1/2/3 TRAIN TO CHAMBERS STREET
A/C TRAIN TO CHAMBERS STREET
R/W TRAIN TO CITY HALL
4/5/6 TRAIN TO CITY HALL (WALK THRU PARK TO BROADWAY)

Rock star lifestyle might don't make it!
Party, party, party, let's all get wasted!

22.12.09

William S. Burroughs- A Man Within ♀♀♀♀ New Documentary

New Project by Yony Lesser



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The DOPE COKE POPE PRESS

A new project/production/partnership...
Venus Jazmin Soto & Xavier Schipani present
The DOPE COKE POPE PRESS 

first edition titled "SNAKE SWORD TOOTH" 2009 by artist Xavier Schipani

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17.12.09

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The body is very much like a blank sheet of paper, that can be typed on, written over, ripped apart and refashioned; it is not constant in any way.

18.11.09

DEATHWISH 2



a new monthly party:

deathwish ††††††††††††††††††††

wednesday november 25th
10pm
beauty bar bushwick

dj semen sperms
dj venus
rev mcfly at the bar

36mafia†††the cure
gucci mane†††christian death
tupac†††death in june
dipset†††bauhaus
aaliyah†††cocteau twins
total†††nick cave
lil kim†††siouxsi and the banshees
camron†††new order
biggie†††alien sex fiend
project pat†††skeletal family
foxy brown†††soft cell
and more.

16.11.09

Seance in the SKY

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE look up at the sky between 1am and 6am Tuesday morning so you can see the beautiful things we learn about in science books.

14.11.09

XCLSV: DDARKK DJ Kingdom & DJ Cobain in a COMA + $HAYNE Live

SUNDAY my favorite boys, Kingdom and $hayne are throwing down at HOME SWEET HOME for one of the most epic and underrated parties around...DDARKK come through!!!


DDARKK
SUN NOV 15
DJ KINGDOM + DJ COBAIN IN A COMA
AKA PATRIK
+ $HAYNE PERFORMING LIVE

FREE VODKA 'TIL 12
@ HOME SWEET HOME
131 CHRYSTIE ST. NYC

4.11.09

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VIVIAN LIVES †††


Exclusive Interview and footage featuring Sylvia and Ben of VIVIAN ALIVE. Coming Soon.
If you missed them at VORTEX with DJ KINGDOM (Ezra Rubin)check back in a few days!

http://www.myspace.com/vivianlives


MIRROR MIRROR



The party is called Mirror Mirror (the band of the same name is NOT playing!)
This is a queer dance party. But all freaks are welcome. We are happy to have OJay Morgan hosting (of basement Thursday @ Happy Ending) On this night of many choices. The more the merrier. Helen and I will be djing all night long. Playing a mix hip hop, dance pop, house, freestyle and all the party jams that you love!!!

I am super excited to have MNDR playing at our party. She seems super rad. If you like retro synths, dancey beats, upbeat vocals. You will totally be into her.

Come dance and hang out with us! Cheap drinks all night long!

3.11.09

Fluxus RECAP

Fluxus - An art movement begun in 1961/1962, which flourished throughout the 1960s, and into the 1970s. Characterized by a strongly Dadaist attitude, Fluxus promoted artistic experimentation mixed with social and political activism, an often celebrated anarchistic change. Although Germany was its principal location, Fluxus was an international avant-garde movement active in major Dutch, English, French, Swedish, and American cities. Its participants were a divergent group of individualists whose most common theme was their delight in spontaneity and humor. Fluxus members avoided any limiting art theories, and spurned pure aesthetic objectives, producing such mixed-media works as found poems, mail art, silent orchestras, and collages of such readily available materials as scavanged posters, newspapers, and other ephemera. Their activities resulted in many events or situations, often called "Aktions" — works challenging definitions of art as focused on objects -- performances, guerilla or street theater, concerts of electronic music — many of them similar to what in America were known as Happenings.

In Latin and other languages, "Fluxus" literally means "flow" and "change." Similarly, the related English word "flux" is used variously to mean "a state of continuous change," "a fusion," and "a gushing of fluid from a body."

George Maciunas (Lithuanian-American, 1931-1978) coined the name Fluxus. He described it as "a fusion of Spike Jones, gags, games, Vaudeville, Cage and Duchamp." He co-ordinated and edited numerous Fluxus publications.

According to George Maciunas, Fluxus intended to "purge the world of bourgeois sickness . . . of dead art," to "promote a revolutionary flood and tide in art, anti-art, promote non art reality . . ." and to "fuse the cadres of cultural, social, and political revolutionaries into a united front and action."

Nam June Paik Pt 9 - TV Buddha



Paik's possibly most famous video work was produced as a gap-filler for an empty wall in his fourth show in the Galeria Bonino, New York. Shortly before the opening, he hit upon the idea of making a TV viewer out of an antique Buddha statue once purchased as an investment. The subsequent addition of a video camera meant the Buddha now watched his videotaped image on the screen opposite – past and present gaze upon each other in an encounter between Oriental deity and Western media.
During the 'Projekt '74' exhibition in Cologne, Paik took the Buddha’s place in his recent creation, suggesting the implicit antithesis between transcendentalism and technology was equally present in his own personality.

Nam June Paik pt 8-Electronic Moon #2

The short film is by Nam June Paik's Electronic Moon #2 (1969). Paik is widely considered to be the father of video art, having pioneered the use of television as a creative medium as well as an object of art per se, as his works often featured sculptures made of TV sets and installations involving several TV screens. But Paik also made single-channel works and Electronic Moon 2 is a good example of the lyricism he aimed to achieve with electronic art.

Nam June Paik Pt 7 - Video Garden 1974

Presented at the 'documenta 6' in Kassel, Paik's first large-scale installation 'TV-Garden' is made up by some thirty television sets lying on the floor among a large number of tropical plants. The furiously edited 'Global Groove' video playing on the screens of the TV sets flickers and flashes through the mesh of green. Ambivalent like most of Paik's works, this one leaves open the question of whether we are dealing with a symbiosis of nature and technology, or whether the new media are leading us back into the jungle with their disordered mass of rampant images.

See Pictures Here
http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/works/tv-garden/

Nam June Paik Pt 6-Something Pacific 1986

Paik's Something Pacific for the Stuart Collection was his first permanent outdoor installation. This work relates specifically to its site, which includes the lobby of the university's Media Center as well as the lawns surrounding the building. Outdoors, the work features several ruined televisions embedded in the landscape; some are paired with Buddhas, and one, a tiny Sony Watchman, is topped by a miniature reproduction of Rodin's Thinker. In striking contrast to this video graveyard, the lobby of the Media Center houses one of Paik's lively interactive banks of TV monitors. By means of a control panel, viewers are able to manipulate sequences of Paik's own tapes and broadcast MTV. Like much of Paik's art, Something Pacific's outdoor and indoor sections use the video medium to contrast two very different experiences of time -- one involving extended contemplation and the other instantaneous reaction. More importantly, the scattered ruins of televisions offer a cautionary tale for those entering the Media Center. Paik places televisions in the landscape in order to dramatize his belief that television has defined the American landscape since World War II. The outdoor TVs are all "dead" sets, skeletal remains that Paik has returned to nature, perhaps to be discovered in future archeological digs.

View Pictures http://stuartcollection.ucsd.edu/StuartCollection/Paik.htm

Nam June Paik Pt 5- Global Groove 1974

Watch here
http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/works/global-grove/video/1/

Nam June Paik
«Global Groove»

'This is a glimpse of a video landscape of tomorrow when you will be able to switch on any TV station on the earth and TV guides will be as fat as the Manhattan telephone book.' Paik’s introductory statement stands for the tape’s compositional principle and message – global channel zapping, in 1973 a visionary precursor of subsequent developments. The spirit of the tape conveys Marshall McLuhan's theory of a future 'global village', which Paik matched with an idea of his own: 'If we could compile a weekly TV festival made up of music and dance from every county, and distributed it free-of-charge round the world via the proposed common video market, it would have a phenomenal effect on education and entertainment.' A typical Paik mixture, the tape includes excerpts from TV programmes, contributions by artist friends such as John Cage, Allen Ginsberg, Charlotte Moorman and Karlheinz Stockhausen, footage by other video artists like Jud Yalkut and Robert Breer, and excerpts from earlier Paik videos. The combination of mass media and avant-garde was aimed at art-lovers and 'normal' TV viewers alike. The video was broadcast by WNET-TV on 30 January 1974.

Nam June Paik Pt 4 - Quotes by NJP

* "Our life is half natural and half technological. Half-and-half is good. You cannot deny that high-tech is progress. We need it for jobs. Yet if you make only high-tech, you make war. So we must have a strong human element to keep modesty and natural life."
* "Skin has become inadequate in interfacing with reality. Technology has become the body's new membrane of existence. "
* "The future is now. "

Nam June Paik Pt 3-Media Planning for the Postindustrial Society – The 21st Century is now only 26 years away»

We now are at a different point in history. The effort to bring black and white children together by means of school busing is going awry. Desegregation strategies have become questionable. But television power can help achieve integration and understanding, and it has the added advantage that it happens over the air, unhampered by our polluted and complicated earth. I wonder what would happen if two day care centers for pre-schoolers, one in a black neighborhood and the other in a white one, would be able to hear and see each other by means of a two-way cable television set-up, so that the children of the two different cultures could start to play with one another over the air waves, without having to cope with stressful bus trips and their negative side effects.
Is this escapism mere hypocrisy, or is it a kind of first aid meant to initiate a long-range cure for the race problem? In any event, the technology exists; it is only waiting to be pressed into service, and it would cost very much less than ferrying kids around by bus.
Video-telephones, fax machines, interactive two-way television (for shopping, bibliographies, opinion polls, health care, bio-communication, data transfer from office to office) and many other variations of this kind of technology are going to turn the television set into an «expanded-media» telephone system with thousands of novel uses, not only to serve our daily needs, but to enrich the quality of life itself.
This «mini- and midi-television» (to use Professor RenĂ© Berger’s expression) will join ranks with many other forms of paperless information transfer, such as audio cassettes, telex, data pooling, continental satellites, micro-fiches, private microwaves and eventually, fiber optics on laser frequencies. All of them together will constitute a new kind of nuclear energy for information and the improvement of society. I would like to call it tentatively a «broadband communication network.» Setbacks suffered by local cable companies have considerably delayed the arrival of this new nuclear energy. A recent article in the New York Times said: «There never was any question that cable television would become an independent medium; the only question was always when? Optimists still cling to their prediction that it will happen in the 1980s; pessimists predict a longer take-off period, some don’t think it will happen before the 21st century.» (10 March 1974).
Even if we accept the most pessimistic forecast, the 21st century is now only 26 years away. The fact that the dilemma concerning VHF frequency stations and public educational television is a direct result of the faulty planning of 26 years ago demonstrates beyond all doubt that the BROADBAND COMMUNICATION REVOLUTION has to begin, and it must begin NOW. (...)

Nam June Paik Pt 2- Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik "The Originale"

Nam June Paik Pt 1-TV BRA FOR LIVING SCULPTURE & TV CELLO

View pictures
http://collections.walkerart.org/item/enlarge_fs.html?type=object&id=874&image_num=1




"As the Happening is the fusion of various arts, so cybernetics is the exploitation of boundary regions between and across various existing sciences." -- Nam June Paik (1965)

"The real implied issue in 'Art and Technology' is not to make another scientific toy, but how to humanize the technology and the electronic medium, which is progressing rapidly -- too rapidly. Progress has already outstripped ability to program...TV Brassiere for Living Sculpture (Charlotte Moorman) is also one sharp example to humanize electronics...and technology. By using TV as bra...the most intimate belonging of human being, we will demonstrate the human use of technology, and also stimulate viewers NOT for something mean but stimulate their phantasy to look for the new, imaginative and humanistic ways of using our technology." --Nam June Paik (1969)

TV Bra For Living Sculpture raises a number of relevant questions about the notion of hybridity as we move down the path towards the possibilities of a Y2K apocalypse or a coming virtual nirvana. The object itself, a piece of technology meant to be worn during a musical performance, was itself a radical hybrid in the sense that McLuhan was suggesting. As a work of art it was rigorously intermedial, combining performance, sculpture, and video within the context of an art gallery structure traditionally focused on painting and sculpture. As a pioneering work of video sculpture that transgressed the various traditional boundaries of art, but also the boundaries of conventional science and engineering, Paik and Moorman's TV Bra For Living Sculpture provides an important historical antecedent and antidote to the numbing, ahistorical hysteria that often swirls around the explosion of the digital revolution. (FROM WALKER ART CENTER WEBSITE)

TV Cello (1964...1984 remake for pbs)



[TV Cello is] the first real innovation in cello design since 1600."--Charlotte Moorman

Since the early 1960s, Nam June Paik has explored the potential of television as an art object and an expressive medium. TV Cello is one of several objects Paik designed to be used by the late avant-garde cellist Charlotte Moorman (1933-1991). The three televisions in this work originally displayed three images: a direct feed of the immediate performance, a video collage of other cellists, and an intercepted broadcast television feed. As Moorman played this one-stringed cello with a regulation bow, she also created a series of electronic sounds, transforming the television into a musical instrument. When TV Cello was acquired by the Walker Art Center in 1992, Paik created new video images for the piece by combining existing footage of Moorman with excerpts from his video work Global Groove (1973).

Getting to Know....Nam June Paik



Nam June Paik (1932-2006) was born in Korea, but moved to New York City in 1964. He is frequently referred to as "the grandfather of video art." Paik began his career as a composer and musician studying at the University of Tokyo, the University of Munich, and the Conservatory of Music in Freiburg, Germany. Influenced by the composer John Cage, Paik's interests brought him into the orbit of Fluxus, an international postwar movement of artists -- many of whom were influenced by the earlier work of Duchamp and Dada -- who sought to break down the barriers between high art and everyday life. Fluxus is often considered "anti-art" in its sometimes violent renunciation of conventional definitions of the art object.

Paik was first drawn to video in the context of his music; it was the random quality of the television soundtrack which initially appealed to him. For over three decades, however, he was a provocative and prophetic spokesman for new uses of television technology and for the relevance of TV to art. He used television sets in startling constructions for performances (i.e., the TV as cello, bra, or glasses) and designed installations composed of televisions transformed into aquariums, and stacked as pyramids. Paik also made TV chairs and many versions of TV robots. He combined fast-paced video clips -- often dramatically colorized -- in high-energy montages programmed over several television monitors. Paik was a pioneer in combining straight or manipulated segments of broadcast TV with artist-produced videos, organized by a complex visual and aural matrix.

21.10.09

†††††††††† deathwish ††††††††††

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a new monthly party:

deathwish ††††††††††††††††††††

36mafia†††the cure
gucci mane†††christian death
tupac†††death in june
dipset†††bauhaus
aaliyah†††cocteau twins
total†††nick cave
lil kim†††siouxsi and the banshees
camron†††new order
biggie†††alien sex fiend
project pat†††skeletal family
foxy brown†††soft cell
and more.

october 28th
10pm
beauty bar bushwick

dj venus
dj cunty (house of la dosha)
rev mcfly at the bar

27.9.09

RIP Beau Velasco - Memorial Details

Memorial Details
Friday 10/2
2:30pm - 4:30pm Viewing. (Open casket, where you can view and pay respects to the Velasco/Parsons family.) B Anastasia Funeral Home 533 Lorimer Street Brooklyn, NY
4:30pm - 7:30pm (gather at Roebling Tea Room for ......a rest)
7:30pm - 9:30pm Memorial Service (This will be a gathering & a celebration of Beaus life.)

Saturday 10/3
5:00pm Saved Tattoo 3 Hope Street Brooklyn, NY 11211

Beau Velasco founded the Death Set with Johnny Siera in Australia in 2005. They created some really incredible music during their time together that I love and am really sad I won't get to hear Beau perform again live. Beau tattooed at Black Ink Gallery in Harlem and was a close friend to many of my closest friends. This is for anyone who knew Beau, the odd, brilliant sweetheart and for those who didn't know him, get to know him. He's the man and he'll be missed. terribly. a true inspiration.

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LAST DEATH SET SHOW - LINEUP: BEAU VELASCO, JOHNNY SIERRA, DAN WALKER, JAHPHET LANDIS


23.9.09

cunty crawford la dosha celebrates 24 years of life.


this is going to be a really great party.

21.9.09

hood by air

one of my favorite clothing lines for many years...the homies shayne oliver and raul lopez definitely have their minds right. if you want a little religion you got it, a little futurism you got that too, best of all its topped with that hood whipped cream... this really is my favorite clothing line ever. a real indication of genius and pioneering new methods for fashion, hybrid themes, illiminating borders.

esta es una de mis mas favorita lineas de ropa por muchos anos...los amigitos shayne oliver y raul lopez definitivamenta tiene sus mentes correcta. si quieres religion lo encuentra aqui, si quieres futurismo tambien y lo mejor de todo es que como un heladito con su whip cream la ropa tiene todo el sentido de la calle, del tigeraje. es un verdadera indicacion de genio y creando nuevos metodos para la moda, temas hibridos, iliminando las fronteras.

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5.9.09

salem-the sound of an confusion x the future x drugs x alien radio

this group has by far one of the most distinguishable sounds i've heard in years. they are pioneering a genre. the future is about hybridity and this group is developing an audible language that pairs the unlikely sounds of psychedelia, goth, juke and rap. their music sounds like it could communicate with some unknown life form thats way more evolved than us, it really creates an experience.

este grupo tiene uno de los sonidos mas distinguido que escuchado en anos. son pioneros de un nuevo genero de music. el futuro se concentra en las formas hibridas y este grupo esta construyendo un lenguaje audible que pone en pare los improbable sonidos de psychedelia, goth, juke y rap. la musica de ellos suena como que podiera comunicarce con formas de vida mas evolucionadas de nosotros, crea una experience para el oyente.





great remix of one of their songs found on youtube

house of la dosha- total domination.

house of la dosha is composed of 3 marvellous boys named antonio, adam and ojay. they are compelling performers and their musical project house of la dosha takes a really hard, hood, futuristic approach on gay sex, sexuality, gender performance and obsessions with vanity. this is what homosexuality will look like in the mainstream, it is no longer defined by the hyper-active aesthetic and sound of the 90's 'paris is burning' lineage, but rather exposes the dark, honest, putrid side of the life of the modern queen.
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house of la dosha, brooklyn, 2009
www.myspace.com/houseofladosha

google search: jesus christ and earth





Jesus Cry Pictures, Images and Photos

media futurist- gerd leonhard- my latest obsession



my recent obsession is with understanding the future and what the development of so many technological advancements will mean for my visual, performance and sound projects. i've watched just about all the videos i can find by gerd leonhard, dont be fooled although he focuses mostly on the music industry in his career as a media futurist, his projections and analysis is applicable to our understanding of all things in the future, because consumption is streamlining and the tangible product is dying. i recommend everyone become obsessed with him he's really perceptive.

26.8.09

another new piece



the cross in this earring is from the mexican plaza fiesta in atlanta, georgia and the stringed beads from a piece of jewelry i got traveling in colorado. this earring is meant to be worn alone. this and the other pieces below are made from relics, pendants, rocks and jewelry i've acquired traveling through america, south america and the caribbean over the last 10 years. each piece is one of a kind.

24.8.09

influences.

Alot of the jewelry i've been making I refer to as a synthesis of aesthetics and ideas i've been fascinated with for a long time. My father is from Ecuador and naturally I have an inclination towards the indigenous culture as well as the lush green landscape of the country. The markets in Otavalo, located in the highlands just north of Quito were a huge resource of inspiration for me after I traveled home in 2007. NYC, the home I know best however offers very little of these same influences. Here I am drawn to the punk and gothic aesthetics, even grunge... the city boasts of an organized filth and layers of hardship, substance abuse and ingenuity among other things that can can propel you downward and so the pieces im working on, jewelry and abound try to balance the spirit with its demons. In New York, I require a very specific balance of destructive behavior and absolutely pure behavior. The pieces of jewelry entitled SORCIERE concoct magic remedies in their existence joining the ideas and energies of the purest and most evil to make a sort of hanging altar that will balance you anywhere.


















skeletal family-she cries alone.

14.8.09

im working on a bunch of spirited jewels****

fall 2009 collection preview-lookbook coming soon
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designer/art director: venus jazmin soto
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