- shot by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE; Laura A. Trueseal;
& Pete Horobin
- edited by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
- w/ contributions from: tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE; Inoralsect
(a.k.a. Pete Horobin); John Berndt; Mark Pawson; Martin Walker
(a.k.a. Stewart Home); James Mannox; Stefan Szczelkun;
Laura A. Trueseal; Lech Harrison; Graham Harwood (& Minder);
Kenny Murphy-Roud; Mike Kane; FLUX; Laura A. Walker; Naomi;
Stephen Perkins; Costes & Lisa Suckdog;
Reinhardt U. Sevöl/N.O.Cantsin; Via Vidorae; Elisabeth Morcellet;
Li-San; Christof Ernst; NATO; Joel Biroco; Sianed Jones;
Dip Mandazi (a.k.a. Cris Cheek); Andre Stitt; & Shaun Caton.
- $20.00 - (2 hours)
From: "Factsheet Five" #29 - us@
tentatively, a convenience, "Homeless Movies" An outgrowth of tent's 4-month trip to England and France in mid-1988. It's a mix of documentation, performance art, processed video, and "vaudio" - which, as near as I can figure, is a sort of lo-fi video recorded on hi-bias audio tape [actually the reviewer is confusing PXL-2000 footage with my etymologically 'corrected' term for video with a highly important audio element]. The latter is done through the "busking unit", a 60-pound assemblage of electronics that allows all sorts of audio and video processing in almost any locale that it can be lugged to, thanks to built-in batteries. Tent's companion, Laura Adele Trussell figures prominently in these performances, but so do other members of the Philosopher's Union; about 20 people take an active part. Bits range from extreme close-ups of mouths spouting nonsense, an underground performance in eerie black-and-white, a naked tent wearing a Donald Duck mask (so as to appear to be a fellow sea creature) making the aquaintance of a seal, a map of Scotland drawn on a back, the cops moving a sidewalk show on, and more. Sort of three-to-five dimensional mail art. Not for the too easily offended; besides the nudity there's some micturation and a brief scene of drilling holes in a rather large simulated penis. tent has also prepared a 68-page book of documentation, YET ANOTHER SLOW-BURNING FEAST OF A FEW MONTHS MISCHIEF IN THE U.K., MAYBE, which you can probably score for about $5.
to V.C. home page - to S.P.C.S.M.E.F home page - to N.A.A.M.C.P. home page
to A Mere Outline for One Aspect of a Book on Mystery Catalysts, Guerrilla Playfare, booed usic, Mad Scientist Didactions, Acts of As-Beenism, So-Called Whatevers, Psychopathfinding, Uncerts, Air Dressing, Practicing Promotextuality, Imp Activism, etc..
to Widémouth Tapes home page - to Widémouth Tapes Catalog - to Usic Essays home page
The reviews are not necessarily copied verbatim from the original. Usually, small apparent typos are corrected & obsolete addresses are removed. In some cases, I may choose to leave misspellings, misinformation, etc intact to demonstrate how sloppy the reviewer is. Of course, there may be times when the original packaging was confusing (deliberately or otherwise) which may effect the reviewer's comprehension. The more recent the tapes are, the less likely this is to be the case. Most of the recent tapes provide fairly extensive liner notes. In some cases, reviewers whose native language isn't English may be writing in English anyway for the sake of 'internationalizing' their reviews. Obviously, this may lead to what strikes native English speakers as 'bad' English. Hopefully, equally obviously, this should not be interpreted as a lack of intelligence in the writing. Editorial notes may be inserted into the reviews in [brackets]. In many instances, I (tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE) replied to reviews that I disagreed with strongly. These replies are included here. In some cases, I may add additional retrospective comments.