Friday, July 23, 2010

Compound Fantasy in the News

Compound Fantasy, the Bees latest video event, was mentioned in the Austin American Statesman . If you missed it make sure to check back here for the videos which will be posted soon!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

compound vision

bees have compound eyes: multi-faceted, ultra-violet and all seeing.

"how bees see the web..."


Monday, June 28, 2010

SIP MY PIZZA: Amanda Joy does Pipilotti Rist

i'd only read about this piece before reperforming it. checked it out on the youtube after filming and duh, IN 2 IT. bright washes of saturated color, underwater slo motion melting mirrored dream, CHRIS ISAAK, girls in bikinis: it's like a tour of my brain! thanks, pipilotti. so glad you exist.

Monday, June 7, 2010


AVB associate Leah DeVun has a show up now at Women and Their Work!

as one of the models (and on behalf of the other bees featured in the beautiful sunset salutation group photo), i'd like to say that participating as a subject was an amazing, spiritually nurturing experience. for the brief time spent posing i felt a real connection to the history and enduring ideas of wimmin's land- sharing experiences and creating memories & futures for/with/by women. it was really special and empowering. thanks for including me (us), leah!!

thumbs up 2 wimmins land
^^ iphone pic of regulartime amanda and fierce womyns land goddess amanda snapped by mz. matti sloman at the opening

Sunday, June 6, 2010

AVB RE-PERFORMS: Lee does Yves

One gray Sunday morning in April I climbed up my roof to prove that Yves Klein is not the only one who can leap into the void to climb again unscathed.

Lee Webster RE-PERFORMS Yves Klein from Austin Video Bee on Vimeo.

There is something eminently satisfying to me to expose the truth of the leap: the friends waiting to catch. And let me tell you, falling face-first from your own roof top on your own tree lined street with your own perplexed neighbors looking on is perhaps the best thing you could do for yourself in Two Thousand and Ten.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fuzebox 2010: Exquisite Bee 2!

We had a great showing yesterday for Exquisite Bee 2, a day of video, performance and craziness as part of Fuzebox. Make sure to come this Saturday, May 1st at 7:30 pm to U.S. Art Authority and see the final results of our video experiment!

Meanwhile, check out our slides from Sunday:

Saturday, April 17, 2010

National RePerformance Month!

We here at the AVB have been hard at work channeling the spirits of our favorite performers, and I think the results are going to be spectacular. I have unwittingly convinced at least one person that it is National RePerformance Month, and although this thing hasn't swept the country yet, I think that proves it's got the potential to be big, real big.

Check back here for more sneak peaks, and see the whole 2010 RePerformance Reel at Salvage Vanguard Gallery for the duration of Fusebox April 21-May 1 2010.

Here are some exclusive "making of" pics. Can you guess what pieces we're about to reperform?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Panta Rei at Box 13

Hey! I am in a show in Houston at Box 13. It will be up until April, 15th. It has lots of cool photo and video in it. Click for more info about Panta Rei.

Monday, March 15, 2010




Saturday, March 13, 2010

"You can only marry one man, Im married to my art." -Lady G

“I live my life completely serving only my work and my fans. And that way, I have to think about not what is best for my vagina but what is best for my fans and for me artistically." -Lady Gaga

Now that's drive, ladies.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Celestial Navigations

Celestial Navigations: The Short Films Of Al Jarnow Trailer from numerogroup on Vimeo.

Finally, the psychedelic, terrifying, and inspiring animations you remember munching your cereal to in front of Saturday morning Sesame Street are compiled for your viewing pleasure. I can't wait to get my hands on Celestial Navigations: The Short Films of Al Jarnow that includes ephemera and a documentary on the man behind the magic you remember so fondly.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Dear Internets, please welcome our newest bee babies Elana Farley and Michelle Devereux!!

I personally have had the pleasure of working closely on a number of super-fun projects with Ms. Farley, including season two of Everything in Heaven is TV (plug plug), and was proud to be included as part of the release festivities for Ms. Devereux's humorous self help book Turn This Book Right Side Up (plug plug plug). These wimmin do some awesome stuff, totally stoked to have them join us!

Saturated love 4 yall, srsly ♥ ♥ ♥

photos maybe by daniel zmud and maura murnane (?)

Scariest Live Vantriliquist Doll...

Please join me on a terrifying ride...

Monday, March 1, 2010

March is RePerformance month!

Lee Webster RePerforms Marina and Ulay's Great Wall Walk

For the entire month of March the Bee will be creating video RePerformances of their favorite videos, film and performance art pieces. Check the blog all month long to experience our take on the history of performance art. You can also check out past Austin Video Bee RePerformance videos to get ready for the fun.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

More arms, or more hours in the day...

A little something to get you through to Friday: Cindy Sherman's Doll Clothes

Follow link below:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Church of the Friendly Ghost does Spoon River Anthology

Also, lest I forget, I'm going to this tonight & you should too. An aurally haunting experience, I'm sure...

Tonight 6PM @ Salvage Vanguard Theater

A unique presentation of Spoon River as low-power FM gravesite transmissions, brought to you by Church of the Friendly Ghost and Alex Keller.

ready for the jamz

AVB JAMZ VIDEO FLYER from Austin Video Bee on Vimeo.

Oh, getting ready now.

That's just a glimpse of the video making madness that has transpired this week. We've been squinting at screens, tech trouble shooting, button making, and scissor clipping from magazines till our little finger hurt.

We're so ready for the JAMZ. Hope to see you tomorrow night. We made you a button!

P.S. BYOB & show starts at 9pm

Monday, January 4, 2010


Hey now, we're pretty psyched for the upcoming AVB JAMZ on January 16th and think you should be too. It'll be a night of music and video, carefully picked and paired, for the enjoyment of all your senses!

Music from Daniel Francis Doyle, Soft Healer, Silent Diane, and Sunset accompanied by video work from Sally Bergom, Leigh Brodie, Amanda Joy, Matti Sloman, Jamie Wentz, Kate Watson, and Lee Webster.

Co-sponsored by Church of the Friendly Ghost and Salvage Vanguard Theater

Saturday January 16th

Salvage Vanguard Theater
2803 Manor Road / Austin, TX 78722

Suggested Donation: $5

Check out these tunes to get ready for the JAMZ!
Silent Diane
Soft Healer
Daniel Francis Doyle