"Factsheet Five" magazine - #29
tentatively, a convenience, "Homeless Movies" ($20 from Widemouth tapes, PO Box 382 CR, Baltimore, MD, 21203): 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. 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 twenty 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 acquaintance of a seal, a map of Scotland being 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 the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE movie-making "Press: Criticism, Interviews, Reviews" home-page
to the "tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - Sprocket Scientist" home-page
to the "FLICKER" home-page for the alternative cinematic experience
to find out more about why the S.P.C.S.M.E.F. (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Sea Monkeys by Experimental Filmmakers) is so important
for 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..
for info on tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's tape/CD publishing label: WIdémoUTH
to see an underdeveloped site re the N.A.A.M.C.P. (National Association for the Advancement of Multi-Colored Peoples)