7/31/2008 Fresh Fruit

 

*Join Host Dixie Treichel*

*Thursday July 31, 7:30pm to 8:30pm*

*Apparition, Atlantis Avant-Garde*
with *Guests: Paul Festa, Mark Wojahn Greg Yolen*

*Paul Festa, Musician, Writer, Filmmaker*

Apparition of the Eternal Church:http://www.apparitionfilm.com, directed by Paul Festa, captures a spectacular confrontation between thirty-one mostly nonreligious artists and the music of French Catholic composer Olivier Messiaen:http://www.oliviermessiaen.org Faced with the challenge of putting Messiaen’s apocalyptic music into words, listeners tell a story that ranges from scenes of torture and hellfire to sex and spiritual ecstasy. An intimate and groundbreaking glimpse into how people listen to music and how secular ears encounter sacred art. Listeners interviewed include: literary critic Harold Bloom, filmmaker John Cameron Mitchell, actor and Pulitzer-nominated playwright Eisa Davis, Tony-nominated drag star Justin Bond (“Kiki Herb”), Scissor Sisters singer Ana Matronic and the late harpsichord virtuoso Albert Fuller.

Paul Festa:http://www.paulfesta.com studied violin at the Juilliard School before graduating in 1996 with prizes and honors from Yale, where he studied English. His essays have appeared in Nerve, Salon, and several anthologies. Apparition of the Eternal Church is his first film

*Mark Wojahn , Media Artist, Curator, Activist*

Mark Wojahn is curator of the 2nd Annual MOVIES in the PARK-ing lot:
Performance and Politics@ Patrick's Cabaret. The first film in a series of four is

Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis!:http://www.jacksmithandthedestructionofatlantis.com Directed by Mary Jordan
A fascinating documentary on the 1950's-60's gay performance artist Jack Smith.
The underground filmmaker, photographer, performance artist, and anti-capitalist
worked in New York from the 60s until his death in 1989. Smith has been credited as a major influence by Fellini, Godard and Jarmusch. In Mary Jordan’s mesmerizing portrait, he fairly jumps off the screen: a combination mystic, comedian and madman. Highlights include the story behind the Supreme Court case over the banning of his 1963 classic Flaming Creatures.

Jack Smith:http://www.hi-beam.net/mkr/js/js-bio.html was one of the most accomplished and influential underground artists in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, a key figure in the cultural history of Downtown film, performance, and art. From the late 1950s until his death from A.I.D.S. in 1989, Smith was chiefly recognized for his work in film and performance. Innovative and idiosyncratic, Smith explored and developed a deceptively frivolous camp aesthetic, importing allusions to B-Grade Hollywood films and elements of social and political critique into the arena of high art. Less celebrated than the many people he inspired, Smith's multi-media influence is evident in the works of a broad segment of the American Avant Garde. In film, his influence is evident in the work of Andy Warhol, Ken Jacobs, John Waters, George Kuchar, Scott and Beth B. In avant-garde theater and performance art, his hand touches Robert Wilson, Charles Ludlam, John Vaccaro, Cindy Sherman, and Richard Foreman.

Mark Wojahn:http://www.whatamericaneeds.org is a media artist living and working in Minneapolis and St.Paul. He practices a wide variety of media arts, including film, video installation, photography and sculpture. He studied photography and art at the Minneapolis School of Art and Design, and finished his college with a degree in Art History and film studies at the University of Minnesota. He is active within the community as an artist and curator, but also as an activist and “arts activator.” Shortly after the terror attacks of 2001, Wojahn founded the Twin City Artist Front (TCAF), a group that encourages discussion of social and political issues through artistic projects and collaborative happenings.

*August 3, 10, 17 24 2008 @ dusk*

*2nd Annual MOVIES in the PARK-ing lot:*
*Performance and Politics@* Patrick's Cabaret:http://www.patrickscabaret.org
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and good vibes and enjoy inspirational movies in the parking lot of Patrick's Cabaret! Held over four Sunday evenings at dusk, these movies are destined to touch your heart and mind. Movies will begin at dusk and a discussion will follow each video. Before the showing of these films each night will feature a screening of a short film by a local filmmaker.

*Greg Yolen, Filmmaker, Curator*

Minneapolis Underground Film Festival:http://www.minneapolisundergroundfilmfestival.com
*AUGUST 29TH-31ST 2008*
*Minneapolis College of Art and Design*

Playlist Tracks: 
Fresh Fruit 3rd Thursday Theme - Theme artists: Judy Garland, B52s, Angela Motter, Tori Fixx, Josie Cotton, Ochi, David Bowie,Diana Ross, Scott Free, Gaye Adegbalola, Candye Kane, Lou Reed, Deep Dickollective, Sandy Rapp, Romanovsky Phillips, RuPaul
Album: ; Label:
John Cage - Sonatas Interludes For Prepared Piano: Sonata XIII
Album: Gay American Composers Vol 2; Label: CRI
Apparition of the Eternal Church listener - Audio Clip #1
Album: From the Soundtrack of the film Apparition of the Eternal Church by Paul Festa; Label: www.apparitionfilm.com
Alwin Nikolais - Electronic Dance Music: Frail Demons: Dance 1
Album: Gay American Composers Vol 2; Label: CRI
Apparition of the Eternal Church listeners - Audio Clip #2
Album: From the Soundtrack of the film Apparition of the Eternal Church by Paul Festa; Label:
Henry Cowell - The Banshee
Album: Gay American Composers Vol 2; Label: CRI
Apparition of the Eternal Church listeners - Audio Clip #3
Album: From the Soundtrack of the film Apparition of the Eternal Church by Paul Festa; Label:
Oliver Messiaen - Apparition de l’Eglise eternelle
Album: Oliver Messiaen : Complete Organ Works Vol 2, Rudolf Innig, organ, Fuher organ in St. Felizitas, Ludinghausen; Label: DC Gold
Beth Custer - Office Psychodelia
Album: From the Soundtrack of the film My Grandmother; Label: www.bethcuster.com