Sunday, December 6, 2009

Oh yeah! Hi!

HELLO, MATTI SLOMAN! She's the newest baby bee, a bubble of positive energy, and a fierce Icelandic polar bear princess warrior judging from this picture I swipped from her Facebook page.

And welcome back Jamie Wentz! <3

Friday, December 4, 2009


If I lived in Philadelphia, I would love to go to this.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


i saw this movie at the alamo a little while ago and it was AMAZING! 
you can watch the whole thing online here, but if you get the chance to see it on the big screen, DO IT! 

Monday, September 21, 2009

Eve Sussman's The Rape of the Sabine Women

I just wanted to bring to everyone's attention this incredible event happening this evening.

Art House is hosting a screening of Eve Sussman's The Rape of the Sabine Women. This piece should be an epic, cinematic interpretation of the myth in which Roman men, desperate for mates descend on their neighboring Sabine villages to abduct their daughters and wives.

Sussman's mid-century modern interpretation should be nothing less than stunning, presented in HD and surround sound, and at Austin's Paramount Theater no less.

I had a chance to see 89 Seconds at Alcazar a couple years ago and it was pretty fantastic. Thanks to Art House for bringing this terrific event our way.

September 21, 2009
Paramount Theater
From Art House, "Tickets are FREE, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Paramount Theatre box office on the night of the event. The house opens at 6:00, so be there to reserve your seat!"

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Last minute, get you EIHITV on!

You'll be kickin yourself if you miss this awesomeness:

Tonight, 8pm-2am @ 501 Studios

With this incredible line-up:




Friday, June 26, 2009


Another amazing Jill Pangallo event to report: THE COLLECTIONS. Given only one month to produce a 40 minute video from conception to completion, Jill Pangallo teamed up with Max Juren to create THE COLLECTIONS. It's People, talking about their Things! It's a video, it's a performance, it's a documentary, it's a fantastical vision, it's a contemplation on how possessions shape a sense of self & it's probably pretty funny. (Also at some point I believe I am in it dressed like a cat.)
The screening tomorrow at the United States Art Authority includes performances throughout: accordians, tap dancing, mom jeans, trannys... F-U-N, Y'ALL. Only $10 and you get a choice of a Collections dvd, a Max Juren dvd, or a Jill Pangallo "Let Me Entertain You" book to take home!

(The Chronicle is really excited about it, too!)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Since its founding in 2005, Chances Dances has sought to create a safe space for all gender expressions by bringing together the varied LGBTIQ communities of Chicago. The creation of the Critical Fierceness grant expands upon this goal by offering a unique opportunity for queer artistic expression. Individuals or groups who wish to utilize the Critical Fierceness Grant for artistic purposes and who identify themselves or their work as queer are encouraged to apply. Critical Fierceness supports queer artists with financial assistance of up to $500. Chances Dances is proud to provide the Critical Fierceness Grant as an opportunity for personal exploration, community development and radical change through art.

The application is available for download: here. Deadline June 30. Email chances.dances[at]gmail[dot]com for more information.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Come see Lisa's Tiny Nike's!

Come see new work by Lisa Choinacky (Bee), Rell Ohlson, and Dylan Reece this Wednesday in the Okay Mountain Project Space 7-9pm. The show will be up through the end of the month.

Thursday, April 30, 2009


The screening of our Fusebox project, "Exquisite Bee", is happening on this weekend at the United States Art Authority! We're very proud of all our participants and had such a grand time coordinating the fun. You can check out our set installation in the gallery windows from now til Sunday & the screening starts Saturday, May 2nd at 730PM!

Afterwards, my favorite austin drag queen and foot fetish funk jams!!?!? YESSSSSS!!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Soap opera at UT recently involving an informal class instructor, a painting, the "dangerous" color yellow, a confused professor, and too much blogging. A situation so ridiculous even ol' John Kelso felt he had to weigh in.

The painting is currently in the 3rd floor gallery, and today there are people here from all over town looking for it and snapping pics with their iphones.

My favorite quote from this whole mess: "It's embarrassing that this happened at all. It's embarrassing that I'm even commenting on this blog." TOO TRUE, Chris, too true.

Friday, March 6, 2009


bees in the biennial? i had no idea!
it's 5:55pm on opening night and i am just now looking at biennial info.

congrats beelings!
IVAN v v v v v vv v v v v v v v v v v

LEIGH v v v v v v v v v v v v 

JILL      v v v v v v v v v v

From Michael Duncan, a quote which Jill predicted with uncanny accuracy a few days ago:
"Finally, onstage at Fiesta Gardens on March 27, performance artist Jill Pangallo unleashes her inner angels and demons in a raucous spectacle of clashing alter-egos, therapeutic psychodrama, and cathartic release."

also tons of other people and art and things including angela fox, whose drawings i totally loved in the last 5x7 show but couldn't find out anything else about her despite multiple attempts at internet stalking, and super events listings (including a performance night April 2nd with No Mas Bodas and one of my all time personal performance heroes Silky Shoemaker) !!


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Once In A Kermit


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Video for Your Ears

Come expand your aural and visual horizons with live music performed by the Tosca String Quartet complimented by the video compositions of local artists Lee Webster, Paul Baker, and Tyler Hardy. Compositions by the Golden Hornet Project, Graham Reynolds and Peter Stopschinski, as well as many other local and national musicians.

WHO: Golden Hornet Project presents the Tosca String Quartet
WHAT: Our Tenth Anniversary Season Kick-Off
WHERE: Alamo Ritz, 320 E 6th Street
WHEN: 8pm, this Sunday, March 1st
COMPOSERS: DJ Spooky, Gabriel Prokofiev, Tina Marsh, Emily Marks, Lauren Larson, Josh Robins, Graham Reynolds, and Peter Stopschinski
VIDEO: Lee Webster, Paul Baker, Tyler Hardy and more.

From Golden Hornet Project:
GHP kicks off its Tenth Anniversary Season the way we began a decade ago: with a concert by the wonderful Tosca String Quartet. Begun as part of the Tosca Tango Orchestra, the quartet is an accomplished crossover string ensemble, having performed and/or recorded with David Byrne, The Dixie Chicks, Bob Schneider, Willie Nelson, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Lambchop and many others. For this concert Tosca will perform pieces by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Peter Stopschinski, Josh Robins, and Graham Reynolds, along with the US premiere of a piece by Gabriel Prokofiev and world premieres by Emily Marks, Tina Marsh and Lauren Larson.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Carousel Good Time!

Thanks all for coming out to the release of 2! We were so glad to see you there, check out some pictures of you pretty people havin a good time.

Keep your eyes peeled for the debut of our latest release, 2, on our website March 2!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

A formal invitation...

Come welcome the new bees!

Not only are we celebrating the release of our second themed video compilation 2 this evening but we are pleased as punch to be welcoming newest members of our growing Bee!
Sally Bergon
Leigh Brodie
Lisa Choinacky
Leah DeVun
& Amanda Joy

We are pretty excited to be working with these amazing Austin artists and hope you'll come out and raise a glass with us! Group photos in front of the elephant!

7:30pm, the Carousel Lounge, 1110 E. 52nd St.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

No National Monument Artist Talk

Artist Talk: 7pm Wednesday, February 18th
Show Dates: February 7th through 21st

The work in this show is an attempt to reconnect and reconfigure a personal cultural and historical heritage. The result is the creation of a visual dialogue that can convey and create specific moments of rediscovery and reclamation. Rather than provide answers, the pieces in the show aim to further complicate the quest to create identities in contemporary American society.

Carlos Rosales-Silva is currently attending the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of Okay Mountain Gallery and has recently had shows at Co-Lab (Austin, TX) and Mexic-Arte Museum (Austin, TX) in their Young Latino Artists showcase.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009


GOOD NEWS: AVB, in conjunction with aGLIFF is presenting a screening!
CHANNELING: An Invocation of Spectral Bodies and Queer Spirits:

CHANNELING is an entryway into the spirit realm and the queer body politic: a program of experimental moving image work that summons the ghosts of the past and the specters of the future. If we imagine the technologies of film and video as occult mediums rather than technological ones, then perhaps we can make a kind of spiritual contact with the emotional and physical realities that are often invisible (ghostly) in everyday life. In this sense, both the camera and the ghost stories it captures can serve as powerful instruments in the act of queer worldmaking.

The artists in this program use their bodies and stories as conduits that channel the political and historical dramas that haunt the queer experience: the AIDS pandemic (Renwick, DiStefano), the body in transition (Montague), the idealized nuclear family (Pena, Robinson), and the cultural conventions that shape desire and desirability (EMR, Moulton).

CHANNELING is more than communing with the dead: it is a method of accessing the living. The stories we share together in the flickering light are not disembodied records of the past, but rather, bewitching presences that speak to us here, in this very darkened room. In using moving images to propose the phantom as a fundamentally queer body—a liminal manifestation, floating between two worlds—we open the possibility of entering into a spiritual dialogue from which queerness is often excluded. Like the process of filmmaking itself, CHANNELING is a reinterpretation of light and shadow; a new form of alchemy that can guide us through sorrow, pronounce our desires when we lack the language to do so, and conjure utopias that re-vision - and therefore reshape - the political present. The future is bright. Come into the light, Carol Anne!

Join us this coming Satuday, January 24, at 8:30 PM at The Hideout (617 Congress Ave).
Tickets are $5, and there will be a meet and greet with the curators, Ethan A White and Latham Zearfoss before the screening and a Q&A after the screening.
Get more info here and here.

ALSO, there will be a dance party afterward at The Cockpit (113 San Jacinto)!
Ethan and Latham will be DJ'ing some awesome dance (they have already promised some Sylvester, so I'm pleased as punch).

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


from the Box13 Website

Disturbance of Distance

OPENING Reception: Saturday, January 17, 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Skote: JILL PANGALLO, Austin and ALEX WHITE, New York

Curated by Eleanor L. Williams

Box 13 ArtSpace is pleased to announce the opening of Disturbance of Distance, a site-specific exhibition curated by Eleanor L. Williams, which brings together the work of Hana Hillerova, Leslie Mutchler, Jennifer Prichard, Emily Sloan, Gabriela Trzebinski, and Skote, a collaboration by Jill Pangallo and Alex White. Upon entering the exhibition visitors will be greeted with comedic “art-o-tainment” provided by Skote as a prelude to the exciting sculpture inside by Hillerova, Mutchler, Prichard, and Sloan, and a video installation by Trzebinski. The opening reception for the exhibition will be Saturday, January 17, 2009 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. The exhibition will be on view from January 17, 2009 through February 19, 2009 with a curator and artists talk to be held on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 7:00pm at Box 13 ArtSpace.

In Disturbance of Distance, Hana Hillerova offers what the artist describes as a utopian city of Buckminster Fuller design built by hippies that oscillates somewhere between chaos and order. Leslie Mutchler investigates the consumer desire to purchase an organized lifestyle focusing on furniture that functions as storage that unifies an accumulation of belongings into a minimal guise of solidarity.Ceramic artist Jennifer Prichard creates wall installations made of hundreds of handcrafted porcelain pieces that resemble beautiful new forms of lichen that propagate throughout a space. Emily Sloan proposes ideas regarding containment and nostalgia in her domestic-themed, life-sized snow globes. Gabriela Trzebinski presents a visceral and moving video installation examining the struggle against poaching in Africa. Finally, as guests arrive to and depart from the exhibition, Skote, a collaboration by Jill Pangallo and Alex White, will be staging a Live! From Pansuitland performance. Using the classic language of popular television formats — the talk show, the sitcom, and 70’s variety shows — Skote presents a comedic, art-o-tainment spin on celebrity-culture, object worship and reality TV, and at the same time exposes our own relationship to the phenomenon.


"AVB RE-Performs"

Austin Video Bee is a multimedia video collective based in Austin, Texas that seeks to promote experimental and innovative pieces and to be an integral part of the vital Austin arts community. Seven of the members of AVB have mined the history of performance art to find works that they felt were not "alive" or available to newer generations of artists and audiences. They each "re-performed" the work of an artist they admired and created video documentation of their performances. Stringing these documentation videos together becomes analogous to a game of "telephone," where our potential misunderstanding of what the performance originally was becomes a generative process, like covers of songs that retain the essential qualities of the original but become something new in the process.

"AVB RE-Performs" includes:
Elizabeth Abrams re-performs an excerpt from Hannah Wilke's "Gestures"
Anna Krackey re-performs Jill Pangallo's "Some Lady Kickboxing"
Ivan Lozano re-performs Ana Mendieta's "Body Tracks"
Jill Pangallo re-performs Vito Acconi's "Theme Song"
Corkey Sinks re-performs Marina Abramovic's reperformance of Gina Pane's "Conditioning"
Lee Webster re-performs Marina & Ulay's "Great Wall Walk"
Jamie Wentz re-performs Phyllis Baldino

The Green Box is a space for video and media installations and is upstairs at BOX13 ArtSpace.
For more information please contact Michael Henderson at and visit the website

Warren Oates in the Economic Crisis of 2008

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 17th 7-10pm

Exhibition Dates: January 17th - February 21st
Gallery Hours: Wednesday 7-9pm and Saturday 12-5pm

Matt Bua, Steven Canaday, Bruce Conkle, Dana Dart-McLean, Shawna Ferreira, Mark Flood, Andrew Guenther, Nick Lowe, Lauren Luloff, Michael Mahalchick, Brian Mumford, Mike Pare, Johnny Ryan, Jocelyn Shipley, Jennifer Sullivan, Matthew Thurber, Jim Tozzi, Michael Williams.

Artists selected by Dave Bryant.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Business Deal Records & Okay Mountain present:
@ Okay Mountain
Saturday January 10th
4pm - 8pm

Come listen to the album and celebrate with us!
---- $6 entrance INCLUDES a CD! ----
"Come early: limited addition only 80 copies!"
(Participants get in free)

The Austin Band Lotto is a long-term experimental project whose goal is to promote the formation of new sounds, songs, friends and bands. How? By gathering a group of friends, acquaintances and strangers and putting all of their names in a hat. In August of 2009, we formed nine random bands with people playing randomly assigned instruments. Each band came up with two songs in two months using the assigned themes. Out of this social and musical experiment came new friends, new bands, and a dynamic, fun, and a highly listenable compilation. You can get sneak peek AND your hands on it before it's official CD RELEASE at Emo's on Saturday the 17th. The jewel cased album features liner notes from Chris Lyons, the initiator of the project, and photography and artwork by Patrick Healy.

Sounds real fun! BYOB and bring pillows or chairs for the video screening if you want to sit down. There will also be tasty vegetarian "Arawraps" from Ararat available for $5-$6. Yum.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Avant-Garde Gutter

Avant Cinema 2.5: No Drinks Allowed In Screening Room:
Thursday, January 15 @ 7 PM
Austin Studios Screening Room
(1901 E 51st Street)
$4 for AFS Members & Students with ID / $6 for Non-members
New media artists Ben Coonley and Kevin Bewersdorf continue AFS's Avant Cinema series with this two-man show of their deceptively simple and richly subversive works, executed with a wide array of digital tools. This evening of PowerPoint lectures, slide-shows, short videos, Internet curiosities and other sludge from the avant-gutter will also feature a special contest, with a tasty beverage as the main prize (not to be consumed in the screening room).

Works by Ben Coonley

Remapping the Apparatus: Cinematographic Specificity and Hybrid Media (2007-09, 12 min.)
Titanic (1998, 7 min.)
Trick or Treat Pony (2003, 8.5 min)
Valentine for Perfect Strangers (2006, 3.5 min)
Appropriation Piece (2008, 4.5 min)
The Best Gifts (2005, 2.5 min)

Works by Kevin Bewersdorf

Yes, Communication, Unity (Video, 2007, 3 min 36 sec.)
Stock Photos of American Life (Performance, 2008, approx 30 min.)

Don't miss this girlies and burlies, it's gonna be gr9!