Hip Survival Bulletin #21
Continuing the story with our diverse and challenging events list for March and April, featuring work from all corners of the damn planet. By the way, you can now sign up here or scroll down to the bottom of this page and enter follow the 'contact' link to receive more information about how to become Horse Hospitalised and have the Hip Survival Bulletin sent to you each and every month by diligent robots. Yes, that's right, you can. Current subscribers to the Bulletin need do nothing at all. Let's get to it...
EVENTS MARCH & APRIL 2003
THURSDAY MARCH 13TH
THE RETURN OF POP QUIZ!!
FRIDAY 21st = MARCH
WEIRDSVILLE ! 13 -The Salon Of Exotic Reason
SATURDAY 22nd MARCH
TRANSFORMERS - ( Robots In Disguise )
Ken Hollings / Simon James / Cathi Unsworth / Darius James and Stewart Home
SATURDAY 29th MARCH
American Pimp / Mondo Mod
THURSDAY 3rd APRIL
Jubal Brown / Tasman Richardson present Thanateros
Invocation to Kathy Acker
( we reserve the right to make as many additions and changes to the above as we like )
Thurs 13th Mar
POP QUIZ II
hosted by THE QUEENS OF THE HORSE AGE!!
After the HUMUNGOUS face off between rival teams THE RUTTING STAGS and POP SNIPER at the last event, we can only ask : how many more people can POP SNIPER recruit -and when does a TEAM become a GANG?
Fri 21st Mar
13 - The Salon Of Exotic Reason
featuring specially commissioned Spring Equinox webcast live out of Northhampton, Massachusetts by Erik Amlee from the world=92s best internet radio station
Sat 22nd Mar
hosted by CATHI UNSWORTH
are loose in literature. Like a computer virus they will wipe out everything
you perceive to be real and safe and reveal to you the true workings behind
the mainframe of existence. They are not authors, they are word alchemists.
You will know them by their code names :
KEN HOLLINGS reading from DESTROY ALL MONSTERS accompanied on electronics by SIMON JAMES, plus rare screening of FEVERHOUSE, the 1985 Factory film made by KEN HOLLINGS and BITING TONGUES.
STEWART HOME reading from 69 THINGS TO DO WITH A DEAD PRINCESS with the celluloid backing of THE GOLEM plus screenings of the promo films for his works NO PITY and RED LONDON.
DARIUS JAMES reading from THAT BLAXPLOITATION, VOODOO STEW and NEGROPHOBIA.
Transmission will end with a discussion followed by a screening of the ultra-rare DARKTOWN STRUTTERS ( 1975 ) - directed by William Witney.
Fri 28nd Mar
ATTACK THE GAS STATION
Directed by Sang-Jin Kim South Korea 113 min = (1999)
A quartet of disaffected Korean youths take over a = Seoul gas station, a complete willingness on the part of the film makers to throw = in whatever they think would be cool or fun. Assault On Precinct 13 meets = Porkys.
Directed by Tae-gyun Kim 120 minutes South Korea (2001)
Not a movie that should be watched, but a panorama that should be felt and touched by your sixth sense. Korean kung fu high school!
Sat 29th Mar
The Hughes Brothers USA I hr 27 mins ( 1999 )
Is that your chick? This intimate portrait of mack-daddies has the clothes, the cars and the girls to give a Grade A primer on the craft of pimp culture.
Peter Perry USA 72 mins ( 1966 )
A lunatic look into the Neon Neverland of Sunset Strip, with photography by Laszlo Kovacs ( Easy Rider ) and Vilmos Zsigmond ( Close Encounters ). Hep.
TASMAN RICHARDSON & JUBAL BROWN
aggressive machine gun sex and death video style
Thurs 3rd April
UK PREMIERE SCREENING
3rd APRIL 2003
=A36 / =A35 members / concs
FRIDAY APRIL 4th =96 SATURDAY APRIL 19th
12 =96 6
Entrance is free but Donations Are Welcome.
The Horse Hospital is honoured to present the first UK = showings of the work of Toronto=92s luminary art / videotech composers :
Tasman Richardson and Jubal Brown
The logical next step and natural heirs within the Burroughs / Leary / Throbbing Gristle / Psychic TV analysis into the destruction and re-contextualisation of mainstream media, Brown and Richardson are the founders of the JAWA style of video and co-curators of the infamous FAMEFAME movement.
In conjunction with a premier UK retrospective screening of the duo's milieu, The Horse Hospital will be running Richardson / Brown=92s latest work
- The Hymn to Thanateros =96
as an installation for the two weeks following the screening.
THURS 3rd APRIL P R O G R A M M E
2000, Jubal Brown, 9 min, colour / b&w
Paranoid science fiction obsessing over the television and radio waves, wireless communications in our very midst, in us and around us " a rock n=92 roll fantasia, joining 50=92s horror flicks, swamp guitar and rave beats in a juiced up look at the roots of TV."
Architecture of Doom
2001, Tasman Richardson, 3 min 5 sec, colour
Cross-product compatibility equated with the fascist enforcement of uniformity. The social implications of life as product placement.
Apollo Shrapnel : Part 3
2001, Tasman Richardson, 5 min 1 sec, colour
Offers atomically inspired tribute to the perfect = beauty in the countenance of the god as he defends heavenly order in the face of = assault.
Apollo Shrapnel : Part 5
2001, Jubal Brown, 2 min, colour / b / w
Elaborate video dedication to the god of war. Perfect = control and directed will represented with cold, mechanical clarity. "Precise = control" .
2001, Jubal Brown, 3 min, colour / b/w
An opus on the nature of lifestyle commercialism. = Images of war and ballet, issues of class and cultural refinement as a form of = fascism. An anthem to beauty, power, and danger.
2002, Tasman Richardson, 1 min 30 sec, colour
Reordering the pre-established language of vengeance = and failure to resonate with a new call to arms. Glorious praise for fanatical = passion and the endless, unquenchable conflict perpetuated by adversarial polarities = unified only by their blind hate.
1999, Jubal Brown, 10 min, colour
Referencing early video art this performance by the = artist in a room with a camera, Home operation to remove unwanted fat. Body vs. = image, male feminism vs. female patriarchy, personal body control vs. the social = stigma of body image, individual body ownership vs. the institution of the medical = profession.
THURS 3rd APRIL PROGRAMME CONT.
Mother May I Sleep with Danger?
2001, Tasman Richardson, 1 min 3 sec, colour
A raging deathmetal satire of the teen death media = obsession.
2001, Jubal Brown, 3 mins, colour
The popular children=92s characters are = re-contextualized as the hippie cult known as the "Manson Family". The idea of TV babies, young = peoples manifestation of popular culture as reality, the Manson Family's = realization of Hollywood movie fantasy and the Teletubbies internalization of the television.
2002, Tasman Richardson, 3 min, b & w
A thundering ode to a cultural icon that has become = greater than the sum of its parts. The themes of which have become holographic, that = in short samplings have instant meaning and gratification for viewers.
--- I n t e r m I s s I o n ---
2001, Tasman Richardson & Jubal Brown, 13min, colour / b & w
Video mantra invoking Tiphareth (solar perfection, balance of force, beauty)
Isis, the phallic I, ego, forward projection of = the procreative force.: Appophis, violent and chaotic destruction of that = which has been created by the I. Osiris, the void, the space left in the wake of the previous destruction and an opening allowing for further creation. = This cycle is repeated.
The Hymn to Thanateros
2003, Jubal Brown & Tasman Richardson, 6min 66sec colour/b&w
The Hymn to Thanateros is an experimental abstract = narrative video based on montage, juxtaposition and rhythmic editing. It is = designed to invoke the feelings in the viewer sympathetic to the subject matter. = Thanateros, a unification of the Gods of Love and Death, represents the constant = conflict of Love vs. Death as a sensational clash. Throughout the development of the = piece the interdependence of these two apparently disparate elements will be = made clear: elucidating their necessity to each other'ss existence and the tragic beauty resulting from their harmonious or discordant unification. Images are treated as musical elements of melody and rhythm. Love is melody and = death is rhythm. Through complex looping and layering these are interwoven and revealed to be indispensable to one another. Images of lush sensuality are = co-mingled with images of death and decay.
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