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Anonymous
asks:
is this class starting up in january again?

this class is no longer active. i will be publishing a facsimile/syllabus sometime in 2013, stay tuned.  

Valie Export, Body Sign Action (1970) Valie Export gets a tattoo for a performance in Frankfurt

Hannah  Wilke. So Help Me Hannah:  What Does This Represent / What Do You Represent (Reinhart),     1978–1984.

Hannah Wilke. So Help Me Hannah: What Does This Represent / What Do You Represent (Reinhart), 1978–1984.

Interior Scroll (1975) by Carolee Schneeman

Interior Scroll (1975) by Carolee Schneeman

I lived in the Lower East Side in 1979. I moved from Calif. and declared myself to be an artist. Someone asked me to do a performance at a place called Armageddeon. I didn’t play music or sing but accepted the offer. I had some eggs at home and I thought, you know, that was a nice prop. I had been reading “Story of the Eye”, and looking at pictures from the Vienna Action Group. I did gymnastics as a teen so I could stand on my head. It seemed humorous to me to stand on my head and have someone smash an egg onto my vagina for my show. I didn’t have much of a costume on and felt vulnerable.
Kembra Pfahler disccuses her late 70s/ early 80s performances in an interview with Bruce LaBruce
Kembra Pfahler (Voluptous Horror of Karen Black) in a still from Sewing Circle (1992) directed by Richard Kern (currently photographs for print including Vice Magazine, directed Goo video for Sonic Youth, was briefly in a band with GG Allin.) In this scene Pfahler has her vagina sewn shut.

Kembra Pfahler (Voluptous Horror of Karen Black) in a still from Sewing Circle (1992) directed by Richard Kern (currently photographs for print including Vice Magazine, directed Goo video for Sonic Youth, was briefly in a band with GG Allin.) In this scene Pfahler has her vagina sewn shut.

Film still from Silence=Death (1990) by David Wojnarowicz

Film still from Silence=Death (1990) by David Wojnarowicz

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Jake Yuzna 11-19

November 19 Film Q&A @ New Museum

with Jake Yuzna and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge


Anonymous
asks:
what is this course? curiosity kills. but i still want to know how it works.

for the free university:

http://bhqfu.org/wiki/doku.php?id=start#courses

follow online and attend our lecture on the 7th of November.

Meat Joy (1964)

My experiences with censorship cover a wide range: from the man who attempted to strangle me during the Paris performance of ‘Meat Joy’ (1964); to USA government intervention preventing my anti-Vietnam war performance ‘Illinois Central’ (Chicago, 1968); to the manager of a world famous rock group spiking the sangria which was passed out from the dressing room of the Round House to 2,000 participants in the ‘Celebration of the Chicago 8’ (London, 1969); to the local police arresting the projectionist and the projector with ‘Fuses’ still on it (El Paso, Texas, 1985) …
Carolee Schneemann