1999. Time Lapse Emotional Study

Etta Cetera has consistently been one of the most inspired & potent creative forces I've ever known. While she's deservedly somewhat known as a political activist, especially in the areas of anti-racism, queer culture, & prison activism, she's probably less well-known as an artist & publisher. Some of the greatest performances I've ever seen originated with her.

Etta & I worked together as the coeditors of The Street Ratbag, an anarchist political magazine, & collaborated on many things from 1997 to 2001 & beyond. One of the movies that's probably among the most important of these collaborations that're online is:


212. "Don't Walk Backwards" (Long Version)

- tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE etta cetera

- shot in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Adelaide, Lake Eyre, William Creek, Coober Pedy, Melbourne, Canberra, Queen's Cliff, Goongerah, Goolengook, & Sydney, Australia from march '00 - june '01

- edited in Pittsburgh, us@ by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE from june '00 - march '01

- Super-8mm, 16mm, PXL-2000, 35mm filmstrips, 35mm slidestrips, 1/2" VHS cassette -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 8:24:43

- march '00 - march '01

- the editing notes for this can be found here

- unlisted on my onesownthoughts YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/kODzM_2_bRM


but there are many, many more. More recently, I made a movie of an event that she coorganized:

502. "The Struggle to End Death by Incarceration"

- a document of the Panel Discussion at the Summit Against Racism, January 20, 2018. Pittsburgh, PA, organized by CADBI (Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration (West))

- featuring panelists Yusef Jones, Sharif Boyd, Paulette Carrington, Troy David, & Tiffany Sizemore

- https://cadbiwest.org

- shot, edited, & titled by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE using 2 mini-dvs, 1 Vivitar sports camera, 1 iJones

- stills & additional iJones footage by etta cetera

- 1:27:58

- 1700X1275 (4/3)

- on my onesownthoughts YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/3KJc0rb-zRk


This book was created as a Mail Art project of sorts, collecting together work by people in 3 countries around the theme of a "Time Lapse Emotional Study" observed over a month so that women participants could show the affects of their menstrual cycle, when applicable.

The cover was taken from a Reader's Digest booklet "A Dossier of the Greatest Spies of History". Using that as the front cover was probably a bit of a private joke between Etta & myself because one of my ex-girlfriends had claimed that one of the German spies stationed in the US during WWII who was featured in the booklet was the ex-girlfriend's relative.

The title page is actually a black & white photographic print that Etta would have developed & printed herself in the darkroom that we had at the time:

I find it extraordinary. The inside back cover was stamped with a rubber stamp from my collection for some additional silliness. The lower right hand corner shows that this was an edition of 50.

My participation in it was in color & an excuse for me to use the masks in my collection & to write a description of my worrying about why I didn't get my period.

The back cover shows the list of 16 participants. I was "Party Teen on Couch #2", a reference to the credits in Wes Craven's horror movie "Scream" which Etta & I had seen together in Berlin in 1997.

- tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE note, March 27, 2018E.V.








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