Okay, so I went to the coffee shop the other day and a friend showed me this, an anonymous review of my recent performance show. Then he asked if I had written it. As funny (and gross) as it would be to write a review of your own show, it wasn’t me. But nobody seems to know who did it.
And they called it SHMORDER SHMOSSINGS (which, for non Canadians is a play on the name of art mag Border Crossings). Haha, jeeez.
Who are you, mystery art-journalist? I can keep a secret.
Oh, and a local printmaker said that if the mystery person contacts her she’d Risograph print future issues. Ha!
I have a performance show in about a week. It’s essentially a series of short bits plus a two-channel video on the bar TVs. Here are the details:
Le Moat Juice:
New Performance Work by Ray Fenwick
One Night Stand is pleased to present a group of short performance works by artist Ray Fenwick, live at The Yellow Dog Tavern. Fenwick will also commandeer the two TVs in the bar to show a new two-channel video made specially for the occasion. Programme will run approximately 25 minutes, and is as follows:
Ⅰ. Trip Report: Eternity Turning into a Room
Ⅱ. Potential Name Changer
Ⅲ. Trip report: Dystopia of Forbidden Knowledge
Ⅳ. Sustainability/Viability of Echo Locations
Ⅴ. Trip Report: Hyperliquid
Ⅵ. Suggestions for a Scene with Great Potential
Ⅶ. Trip Report: Whittling Circus of Form
Ⅷ. 2 th’ Limit
On the televisions:
A Painter Endlessly Describes His Masterwork
(2 channel unsynced)
Stumbled across this huge, inspiring resource over the holidays. Tellus was an art, music and performance tape series that ran mainly in the eighties, and it had a great sensibility to it. This line says it all:
“Tellus published audio art, new music, poetry and drama, exploring musical spheres as diverse as avant-garde composition, post industrial music, NY no wave, Fluxus music, heirs of Harry Partch, avant rock, sound poetry, radio plays, tango, electroacoustic music, etc.”
Radio plays, tango, electroacoustic music, etc. Ha!
Foster & Fenwick: The Hexacon
This is a Living Reality, and We Call it The Hexacon.
Audio and video here.