I reckon I've been a nudist since I was at least a teenager. I was recently telling a story about how ill-received I was as a nudist by a sychophantic scene in Baltimore that most would probably expect to be open-minded because of its fawining over a famous filmmaker there. I told about going to a party at former country club where the video crew that was shooting the dailies for a certain film lived. I took my clothes off & wandered around the party naked. At least one member of the crew was furious & 'threatened' to do that at one of my parties - in their pathetic confusion somehow thinking that this would bother me. A friend of mine who was listening to the story asked why I'd do that? Was I being exhibitionist? No, I just feel freer that way, more alive. It was fun. It was a way of being uninhibited.

For the author's photo of my 1st book, published in the late summer of 1977, I stood on the street outside my rented house wearing transpaprent clothing. I was naked in the very 1st video I was in, in collaboration with Steve Estes, in 1977. The 1st 'public' performance I ever gave where I was naked was probably "tENTATIVELY, a Skin Exhange" at the 5th International Neoist Apartment festival in NYC in collaboration with my girlfriend HannaH AvivA. A man suspected of being a Vice Squad cop came & watched it intensely. A more notorious nude performance was "T he Poop & Pee Dog Copyright Violation Ceremony" in 1983.

In 1982, I made a regular-8mm film called "Seriousness is Death" with HannaH that had the 2 of us doing various things naked with masks on & rubber hands & feet. One scene that we shot was of us attempting to canoe naked with masks, rubber hands & rubber feet - basically unable to control the canoe & spinning while going downstream. Another scene had us fucking wearing latex skins that we'd made from each other's bodies. Since the latext looked like real human skin it must've seemed very grotesque.

After HannaH & I had an argument in Chicago during the 2nd Church of the SubGenius Convention, she 'lost' the camera that had the film in it with those 2 scenes. If anyone ever found that footage & had it developed, it must've seemed mysterious & frightening.

I discarded that film after HannaH & I broke up - but not before making a bad trasnfer of it to VHS. One of the overexposed, but still somewhat comprehensible, scenes was of me naked with the mask etc on a parking lot in Baltimore in broad daylight with a cop car parked a hundred or so feet away. I spray-paint on a fence "Seriousness Is Death".

Since then, I've made quite a few masked nudist movies - these are all listed below. Other non-masked nudist movies are included too - including some sex movies I've made. Most have nudity as a primary element.

- July 26, 2013E.V. notes from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

 

399. "Trundle Mannerisms"

- shot at my Masked Nudist 60th Birthday Party at Trundle Manor on September 4, 2013

- edit finished July 25, 2014

- 5:01

 

263. "Epidermoid"

- shot at a nudist mask party in Pittsburgh

- mini-dv, PXL-2000, super-8mm, 35mm slidestrip, 35mm filmstrip -> computer file -> DVD & mini-dv

- 10:49

- shot april 22, 2006 - finished february 12, 2007

 

215. a. "Hibonsa o osoleluna! "Heibon" ga omae o Dame m sulumaeni" ("Kill Normality Before It Kills You")

- This is a compilation of the Nudist Mask movies in chronological order w/ most titles removed & w/ relevant footage from 213a. "Circumsubstantial Playing & Blindfolded Tourism" interspersed. The other movies used are: 20. "Seriousness is Death", 98c. "Tent's Muir" {version 3}, 123. "Nudist Party", 130. "Signs & Symptoms of Leptospirosis", 158 b. "Volunteers Collective XII - The Last Transmission From the Short & Happy Life of a Meteorite Nudist Camp", 163. "Funny Farm Summit Meeting", 178. "Mirthplace of the Republicans", & 204. "Y, 2, Nay-Ked!"

- super-8 & 1/2" VHS cassette & 8mm vaudeo & 16mm & mini-DV -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 1:11:04

- '82 - '01

b. "Hibonsa o osoleluna! "Heibon" ga omae o Dame m sulumaeni" ("Kill Normality Before It Kills You")

- This adds Karen Eliot's "I agree with tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's position on the Art Strike" & 262. "Epidermoid" & credits as well as a new section on the "Neoist Contest" at the Public Works Festival in Toronto in 1981

- super-8 & 1/2" VHS cassette & 8mm vaudeo & 16mm & mini-DV & PXL-2000 & 35mm slide-strip & 35mm filmstrip -> DVD

- 1:30:49

- '81 - '07 - finished february 24, '07

c. "Hibonsa o osoleluna! "Heibon" ga omae o Dame m sulumaeni" ("Kill Normality Before It Kills You")

- This adds 399. "Trundle Mannerisms" + the menu from version "b."'s DVD-R incarnation + my ad for Komakino Adult Diapers & the t-shirt related to the same

- 1:44:47

- edit finished August 6, 2014

d. ""Kill Normality Before It Kills You!" TEASER"

- a highly reduced edit of c. made to be unlisted on YouTube as a promotional version

- 3:24

- edit finished September 8, 2014

 

214. a. "Circumsubstantial Playing & Blindfolded Tourism"

- shot at the Mattress Factory & on the streets & at an undisclosed location in Pittsburgh

- mini-DV camera by John Evans, Jarrett Buba, & Owen Smith

- 1/2" VHS cassette shooting by all but one of the Pit Crew: etta, Dave, Nicole, Swifty, & Wynne

- 1/2" VHS cassette

- 1:30:42

- august 10 / september 23-25, 01

 

205. "Y, 2, Nay-Ked!"

- shot at a Nudist Mask Party in honor of the year 2000EV

- starring tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE; etta cetera; John Evans; LL; & Lucy

- 8mm vaudeo & polaroids -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 2:25

- shot january 1, '00 / edited november 27, '00

 

163. "Funny Farm Summit Meeting"

- 16mm -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 14:00

- august '94 - july '95

 

158. a. "Volunteers Collective XII - the "Seriousness is Death"/"Jurassic Park" remake - "Randomized" Edit"

- shot by Martha Colburn; directed by, DidActed in, & edited by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- super VHS -> 1/2" reel vaudeo

- 27:00

- october 31-november, '93

b. "Volunteers Collective XII - The Last Transmission From the Short & Happy Life of a Meteorite Nudist Camp"

- 14:00

 

140. "Tender Buttons"

- a collaboration between Jake T. Unclean & Tim Ore

- 1/2" VHS cassette

- 4:15

- '91

 

139. "Teaser"

- 1/2" VHS cassette

- 2:00:00

- '87/'91

 

130. "Signs & Symptoms of Leptospirosis"

- w/ Dee-Dee Ranged

- 16mm & 1/2" VHS cassette -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 10:50

- '90

 

123. "Nudist Party"

- shot by John Berndt

- edited by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- 8mm vaudeo -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 1:40

- '89

 

98. a. "Tent's Muir" {version 1}

- shot by Pete Horobin (1/2" VHS cassette) & Laura A. Trueseal (PXL-2000)

- directed by, DidActed in, & edited by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- 19:15

- '88

b. "Tent's Muir" {version 2}

- 8:10

- '88

c. "Tent's Muir" {version 3}

- 10:30

- '88/'89

- http://youtu.be/oBBjSe3REHA

d. "Tent's Muir" {version 4}

- w/ inserts added

- 19:15

- '88/'90

 

94. "Appearing Act"

[in the collection of Laura A. Trussell]

- w/ Laura A. Trussell

- super 8

- 2:30

- '88

 

59. a. "Super Nova: The Climax/Anti-Climax of Sex (slow version)"

- 1/2" VHS cassette

- 2:00:00

- '87

b. "Super Nova: The Climax/Anti-Climax of Sex (fast version)"

- 1:00:00

c. "Super Nova: The Climax/Anti-Climax of Sex (fast version)" {"techno-sensualist" version}

- processed via 8mm vaudeo

- 1/2" VHS cassette

- 1:00:00

- '87/'93

 

58. "Not So Private Life (1st edit)"

- 1/2" VHS cassette

- 1:00:00

- '87

 

27. "A Night at des Refusés during the 5th International Neoist Apartment Festival"

- shot by Matty Jankowski

- DidActed in by Hannah Aviva &tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE/Monty Cantsin, Istvan Kantor/Monty Cantsin, & various other NeoASts

- edited by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- 1/2" VHS cassette

- 26:00

- march '82 (etc..)

 

26. "Skin Exchange"

[discarded - a vaudeo version exists as part of "A Night at des Refusés during the 5th International Neoist Apartment Festival"]

- regular 8

- unknown duration

- march '82

 

24. "A Double Negative As Not A Positive"

- w/ Hannah Aviva (tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE DidActing under the name of E.G.Head)

- unsplit regular 8 -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 2:00

- '82

 

20. a. "Seriousness is Death" [film version discarded] {version 1}

- w/ Hannah Aviva

- regular 8 -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 4:30

- '82

b. "Seriousness is Death" [film version discarded] {version 2}

- vaudeo version reedited & soundtrack changed

- 3:14

- '82/'93

c. "Seriousness is Death" {version 3}

- March 25, 2016 version with some explanatory titles added

- 5:13

- on my onesownthoughts YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/fIr1_U-dDHI

 

9. a. "Quasi-Documentation of Testes-3's End of Library K & M Series" {version 1}

- shot by John Ellsberry (1/2" reel vaudeo)

- lighting by Mannette Letter

- directed & edited to 1/2" VHS cassette by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

- 32:00

- may 22, '79 (etc..)

b. "Quasi-Documentation of Testes-3's End of Library K & M Series" {version 2}

- additionally tinted, & titled by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

c. "Quasi-Documentation of Testes-3's End of Library K & M Series" {version 3} (YouTube version)

- 10:09

 

2. "Computer Interview"

- initiated & shot by Steve Estes (w/ assistance from Kenny Klompus) as a part of an unfinished project of Steve's

- DidActed in & edited by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE (as id ntity)

- 1/2" reel vaudeo -> 1/2" VHS cassette

- 3:20

- summer '77 (etc..)

 

 

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