Thursday, August 28, 2008


AVB RE-Performs from Austin Video Bee on Vimeo.
Austin Video Bee members Elizabeth Abrams, Anna Krachey, Ivan Lozano, Jill Pangallo, Corkey Sinks, Lee Webster & Jamie Wentz re-perform some of their favorite performance art works in one-minute or less.


We're gonna show a preview of one of our new video collections, featuring re-performances of (mostly feminist) performances we've never actually seen in person!

Friday, August 22, 2008

2008 Austin Underground Film Festival Now Taking Submissions

Visit their website for all the details.
* Early Deadline: August 31st - $15
* Regular Deadline: September 30th - $20
* Late Deadline: TBA

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

"We're All In Love With Dying And We're Doing It In Texas" Closing

ARTIST TALK: Wednesday, August 27th 2008 7pm sharp Followed by the film Sleepaway Camp

Butcher's works examine the repercussions of modern masculinity in the male psyche. The artifacts and images are tangible reflections of physical, emotional or metaphoric wounds. The iconography acts as a catalyst for the modern males & ""walkabout" to discover a more substantial sense of meaning and purpose. Combining a modern males' apotheosis for the Southern Gothic and the psychologically violent climate of America, the personal mythologies explore the psychological hinterland at the core of a fear-based culture where instability, exploitation and violence are ever present.

Jesse Butcher b. 1982 Memphis, TN B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design 2005

Sleepaway Camp (1983)
After a horrible boating accident kills her family, Angela, a shy and sullen young girl, moves in with her eccentric aunt Martha, alongside her protective cousin Ricky. One summer, Martha sends the kids to Camp Arawak. Soon after their arrival, a series of bizarre and increasingly violent accidents begins to claim the lives of various campers. Who is the twisted individual behind these murders? The disclosure of the murderer's identity is the most shocking climax in the history of American cinema. -IMDB

Friday, August 15, 2008

Cut the Cord! at Okay Mountain

From the Okay Mountain website...

Cut The Cord! From Up Here Everything Makes Sense!

Opening Reception: Saturday August 16th 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: August 16th - September 20th 2008
Gallery Hours: Wednesday 7-9pm and Saturday 12-5pm

This group show is centered around the medium of video art. The videos will be shown in the screening format, one played after the other. There is no specific theme, rather the videos are put together as one would put together a mixed tape, allowing for a natural flow to form as one work leads into the next.

Elizabeth Axtman
Terry Chatkupt
David Dempewolf
Benjamin Dowell
Marcella Faustini
Timothy Hutchings
Annetta Kapon
Luke Lamborn
Cynthia Randolph
Andrew Simsak
Alexandre Singh
Jared Steffensen
William Wegman
Ryan Widger

Curated by Erick Michaud

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Friday Night Lights

I have always wanted to see what production is like on a "real" movie or TV show. I can easily tell when something is high or low production, but I don't actually *know* what that means, literally.
So, I might go be an extra on Friday Night Lights.
( Ok, so I might also want to see the dude who plays "Tim" in person. sue me.)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Law and Order: variations on a theme

Christopher Meloni yeah YEAH...

Free Spirit, Alive and Well: Jazz-Elle

My friend Matt recently introduced me to this Santa Cruz-based performer, Jazz-Elle. Her seemingly limitless energy and passion delight me every time I watch her vids. We all should be so lucky to feel this way about making art.

A performance for cable access...

And a political performance...

Monday, August 4, 2008


nobody's girl

Hey, it's great to see grassroots projects like NOBODY'S GIRL are alive and well in the ol' ATX. Last night some of us caught a screening of the 30-minute film, brainchild of Michael Nason (AUS) and Brendan Harman (NYC), at the Blue Theater. Shorts by Max Juren, Elliot Hoestetler and Duncan Malashock got the crowd pumped beforehand.

The central theme of the movie appears to be immigration, but I am still unpacking the whole thing - Harman threw the word Dada around a couple times when discussing the movie, so maybe I'll never finish. Regardless, it's really inspiring to see an ambitious, considered, collaborative work like this come to fruition. Shout out to Johnny Cisneros in his short, but dead-on portrayal of "Director."

Also, if somehow you can get a hold of Elliot's Rapture (getting sucked up to heaven, not the band) themed short, do so. It is perfect in all ways, right down to the highly visible... well, I don't want to give it away.

Nobody's Girl Website