Tuesday, September 11, 2007

This was at a Zozobra day bash

I shot some VHS video that day as well, I told everyone i was doing some test shoots for a video short and that that the story outline involved zombies ;-) Everyone was down for it, really what is someone going to say to that - NO???

Becky Stark Lavender Diamond at the Echo July 2007

This photograph was taken from the stage using Raven's Konica 3200 ISO Ilford, supposedly its technically 1600 ISO what ever, but that is as far as the dial on the camera goes so I can't say how it would turn out otherwise (the debate continues - what!!@??). I politely waited till they where inbetween songs; another photographer got up after me and obnoxiously stayed on stage, well he was press from some film festival so i guess that pass around his neck gave him that leeway - i'm still waiting to develop the other shots that i took with my Cannon, which has flash which i kinda hate, i have like ten rolls yet to develop $17 each - I didn't label any of them!!!

Random shot because of the auto focus on my Cannon Rebel...I love Raven's old Konica its so simple to dial-in the F-STOP all the buttons on these newer cameras suck - i do want to get a Leica digital though ;-)

Monday, July 09, 2007

The fire is burning the radio is on...

Tree of Knowledge

Monday, June 25, 2007

Denial is the Plague of Humanity


Denial is the Plague of Humanity

Our Schopenhauer (Denial is the Plague of Humanity)


Denial is the Plague of Humanity


Love your bitch.

Friday, June 08, 2007

ELVIS: (Marie's the Name of) His Latest Flame

I came across this song listening to the Smiths, and i had only ever heard it played at Johnnie's in Silverlake. The Smiths use the first two verses as an intro to Rusholme Ruffians, you will know what i mean if your a Smiths fan, you'll recognize the beat... "Marr acknowledges his musical debt to a Pomus & Shuman song by adapting it for this two-song medley, with Marie's The Name breaking into a demanding version of Rusholme Ruffians."

A very old friend came by today
'Cause he was telling everyone in town
Of the love that he just found
And Marie's the name of his latest flame

He talked and talked and I heard him say
That she had the longest blackest hair
The prettiest green eyes anywhere
And Marie's the name of his latest flame

Though I smiled the tears inside were a-burnin
I wished him luck and then he said goodbye
He was gone but still his words kept returnin
What else was there for me to do but cry

Would you believe that yesterday
This girl was in my arms and swore to me
She'd be mine eternally
And Marie's the name of his latest flame

Though I smiled the tears inside were a-burnin
I wished him luck and then he said goodbye
He was gone but still his words kept returnin
What else was there for me to do but cry

Would you believe that yesterday
This girl was in my arms and swore to me
She'd be mine eternally
And Marie's the name of his latest flame
Yeah Marie's the name of his latest flame
Oh Marie's the name of his latest flame.


The Smiths "Rusholme Ruffians" i couldn't find the one with the Marie's the Name medly - its on their RANK album ;-)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

CAMERON CROWE champion of conventional assumptions and politicall corectness at the 2006 Venice Film Festival

Apparently it's anti-American to oppose imperialism...well at least in Cameron Crowe's view (?)...

At the press conference for receivng the award "The Lion for innovation in the language of cinema" Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet sent an actor in their place to read three messages written by Straub.

1. "It's come too soon for our death-too late for our life" This after all had been their first award after many years which was recounted in the second message...

2. NO AWARDS SINCE 1953: begining with a short film Machorka-Muff, AND THEN 1962,1966 ... ETC. In 1965 Godard paid for the projection...ETC.


Besides I wouldn't be able to be festive in a festival where there are so many public and private police looking for a terrorist — I am the terrorist, and I tell you, paraphrasing Franco Fortini: so long as there's American imperialistic capitalism, there'll never be enough terrorists in the world.

Marco Müller then closed the press conference without any of the actors getting a chance to say a word.

Straub's messages caused a furor at the Festival and in the Italian press — but have been virtually unreported outside of Italy. Was an award still in order? The jury met again. At least one jury member, American Cameron Crowe, objected it was not opportune, on the eve of the anniversary of 9/11, but consented on an understanding that the Festival would "distance" itself from Straub's "anti-American" message. (Apparently it's anti-American to oppose imperialism.)

Three Messages

for more film links visit:

King of Slang

MORE STRAUB/HUILLET IN MY NEXT POST:Based on my notes from:Political formations in the cinema of Jean-Marie Straub
by Martin Walsh


You could say ILLUSIONIST = narative film, the narrative Hollywood editing style - the 180 degree rule and reverse cutting...

by Martin Walsh
from Jump Cut, no. 4, 1974, pp. 12-18
copyright Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, 1974, 2004


Straub-Huillet Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach

Christiane Lang playing Tempo di Gavotta from Johann Sebastian Bach on the harsichord.

Extract from the movie chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach

Inspired to find out more about the films of Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet after reading Jennifer Krasinski's article in the April editon of Modern Painters.

en rachâchant can also be found on YOUTUBE see next post...


Monday, April 02, 2007

Hedwig and the Angry Inch & A-K-W-A-R-D

I'm in Santa Fe now...wow...
Yes WOW, Raven and I saw a stage production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch the other night this was her idea, she spotted it scanning the local weekly, she apparently had seen the movie whith her father when she was 12 or 14...

This was a College of Santa Fe production, Sam Quinn played Hedwig, he did an excellent job, I like his performance over the actual "Hedwig" movie, my apologies to John Cameron Mitchell, but the wig that Sam was wearing and his "lolito" looks and daft delivery...well I wish had a video of this...the band was very good too..

Afterward there was a talk on gender issues, Raven and I spoke briefly about what "gender issues" are, Raven quickly surmised with one of her spot-on analysis that issues like this arise from A-K-W-A-R-D > N-E-S-S...

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Your Huge Head: "Thirst" Experimental Dance at ADM Project

Your Huge Head: Thirst
ADM Project, Hollywood
17 March 2007

“Thirst,” is the first installment of a choreographic collective. There are five participants in this round. Drawing numbers out of a hat to determine their order, each choreographer directs one rehearsal, adding to or manipulating the material created in the previous rehearsal. The process is choreographic “telephone.”

The purpose is to erase authorship in art and create dance that makes your head swell.

Saturday. March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) at 8:00 p.m.
General Admission $20
Students and Seniors $15
People Dressed in Head-to-toe Green $10
Atelier Deluxe Musique 6015 Santa Monica Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90038 www.admproject.com

yourHUGEhead invites you to the centrifuge of great dance in LA
To arrange PRESS TICKETS please email Lbitkoff@gmail.com
or call 310.923.2766

LILIAN BARBEITO founded yourHUGEhead and is the co-director of Body Traffic, Los Angeles’s unrivaled contemporary dance company. She is originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she worked with Santa Fe Opera, Southwest Ballet and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. She graduated from The Juilliard School, where she studied on a four year, full tuition scholarship awarded by Tomorrow’s Leaders of America for her essay about dance and disability. In New York, Lillian worked with Indrani, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Zvi Gotheiner, Terrain and The Agnes deMille Project. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has performed with American Repertory Dance Company, Collage Dance Theater, Helios Dance Theater, Onidance, John Malashock and Raiford Rogers . Lillian has taught progressive ballet and modern technique internationally, including Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet, Halifax Dance Theater, Lyon Opera Ballet, Long Beach Ballet, Southland Ballet, UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures and Westside Academy of Dance. She was nominated for outstanding female performance in the 2004 Lester Horton Awards for her work with PTERO Dance Theater. Lillian recently toured with Strange & Elegant Productions for Dom Perignon, Aston Martin, W Hotel New Orleans and the 2006 & 2007 Grammy Awards. Lillian enjoys judging for Celebrity Dance Competitions and is an accomplished free-lance choreographer. Her latest commissions include the awarding winning children’s video “Wheels on the Bus,” two pieces for Festival Ballet Theatre’s concert at the Barclay Theater and solos for the American Grand Prix. Her contemporary work “Wink,” Best Choreography Award at the 2005 Czar Dance Competition and her piece “Precipice,” won 1st Place at the 2007 KAR Competition.

TINA FINKELMAN founded yourHUGEhead and is the co-director of BODY TRAFFIC. She grew up in New York City and attended Barnard College, Columbia University where she performed the works of Martha Graham, Jose Limon, and Paul Taylor and was a featured soloist in the works of Lila York, Ted Thomas, and Aszure Barton. Tina also performed with dance companies including The Notario Dance Company during their season at the Duke Theater and ASH Contemporary at The Jazz Dance World Congress. Upon graduation, Tina joined the ASzURe & Artists Dance Company as a soloist and has performed throughout the United States, including at the renowned Jacob's Pillow and Spoleto Festivals. In Los Angeles, she has danced with Winifred Harris Between Lines Dance Company and the Evolution Dance Company. Tina most recently danced with Mikhail Baryshnikov and his new contemporary dance company, Hell's Kitchen Dance.

ALEXA KERSHNER began her classical dance training under Cynthia Young and Charles and Philip Fuller in
Pasadena,CA. She went on to study other other forms of movement at Purchase College with Neil Greenberg,
Larry Clark, and her classmates of 2002. While at Purchase she had the great opportunity to work with
Shen Wei, becoming a founding member of Shen Wei Dance Arts in 2001. She moved to Los Angeles in 2005 to give
birth to her son, Augustine.

HOLLY ROTHCHILD has a multi-disciplinary background in dance, choreography, music and theater. Her work has been presented at the Athenaeum Theater, the Electric Lodge, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Taliesin North and West, Hammerstein Ballroom, the Blue Rider, Links Hall, Northeastern Illinois University, Cal State University, Northwestern University, University of Anchorage, University of Fairbanks and at many other venues throughout the US. Her work has received critical acclaim for its' startling imagery and movement from such publications as Performing Arts Journal and the Chicago Reader. She has taught many residencies and performance workshops throughout the US to a variety of individuals including those with disabilities. She has worked with senior citizens for a San Francisco performance at the Theater Artaud, at Chicago's Second City - teaching movement for actors, and at a correctional facility in Alaska. She has also worked with teachers on integrating movement and art into their curriculums. She wrote and taught a credited course at the University of Anchorage entitled "Integrating Intellectual and Physical Creativity Across the Curriculum."
ALESIA YOUNG received her earliest dance training at The Performing Arts Center in New Jersey and additional instruction in the studios of New York and throughout Europe, with a brief stay at Amsterdam’s School for New Dance Development. Young has had the privilege of performing in such venues as Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors in New York City; The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles; working with such artists as Dana Tai Soon Burgess, Katie Duck, Liz Lerman, Joseph Mills, David Rousseve, and Maida Withers. She has been awarded several service and arts honors and was most recently nominated for a Lester Horton Dance Award. She has a B. A. in Dance and American Studies from The George Washington University and her M.F.A. in Dance from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures. Alesia is Dance Faculty and Diversity Coordinator at the Windward School in West LA and previously in UCLA’s dance program. She has performed with OniDance and Holly Rothschild’s Strange and Elegant Productions, as well as longstanding companies like Collage Dance Theatre (LA), Trip Dance Theatre(LA), Sakoba Dance Theatre (London/LA) and most recently, Contra-Tiempo, an activist performance ensemble utilizing salsa as its core movement. Her most recent choreography, "Streams of Emergence," created for the Skirball’s Siteworks Series in conjunction with the LA River Reborn photo exhibit taking her into areas she is most passionate about: site specific, multimedia, and community focused. She will continue to dance with the artists that inspire her and pass on her knowledge to aspiring artists through dance education, but her pursuits as Choreographer have reemerged at the forefront with an emphasis on site specific and dance on film work.

About A.D.M. Project

Opened in July 2005 by William Cardoza, ADM PROJECT is on the second floor of a 1930’s former garment factory, across from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Exhibiting the works of emerging and mid-career artist, challenging the conventions of dance, performance, music, video, literary and visual arts.

An important role of A.D.M. Project is to generate conversation through exhibitions and relate them to current world events and issues. The gallery often takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring diverse issues such as gender, interpersonal relationships and topics of macro proportions, such as the environment and economics. Exhibitions will be featured and explored on the sister website, http://www.deluxemusique.com.

Through publishing efforts: literary, music, graphic novels and video documentaries the gallery intends to help better one’s understanding of human nature and art itself.

To arrange PRESS TICKETS please email Lbitkoff@gmail.com
or call 310.923.2766

Fore information as well as photographic images, please contact Wiilliam Cardoza at ADM Project at 323.467.7967, or william@admproject.com


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