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Monday, April 21, 2014

Deep Core Magic #24



Intensive Meeting #6, Part 3 / Diploma / Jen Wilson's "5 Days I Lila"

This is Kirsten's graduation through the first ring of the intensive.  We talk about what will be the difference in our explicit erotic play within the next ring.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Feisto Raw Footage - Julie, Chip, Feisto Home Scenes



Trouble in the yuppie relationship!  And I get upstaged by a cute kitten [which obviously didn't make the final cut!].

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Random Gestures - U.C. San Diego, January 21, 1986



Performed at Eleanor Antin's class.

Mmmmmm, a lot to say about this performance!  I don’t remember how I got this gig.  Eleanor Anton was one of the performance artists I studied in grad school at the San Francisco art institute.  But how we got connected, I don’t know.  This was my first performance tour.  This was the second performance of the tour. The first was at University of California Irvine set up by a grad student who wanted me to expand or fuck up the minds of the corporate yuppies who went there.  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

But this group was the opposite of the Irvine group.  This performance class was there to see how far they would go beyond the normal taboos.  I think this is one of the most erotic of my public performances although there is no nudity in it.  There were slips of paper in the bag with the direction of UNDRESS EACH OTHER on them.  But this direction was never pulled in this.  But it was a possibility!  It is amazing what the students were willing to do!  Rubbing one another intimately!  And the two poor straight male students rubbing Eleanor’s [their teacher] big breasts, etc!  And the other male student finding himself paired with the chairman of the art department, Allan Kaprow [the older guy with the beard], who came to the class to participate!  Kaprow was one of the founders of performance art as a modern art form with his HAPPENINGS in the fifties!  I read his books during my reading period during the mid- sixties before I started performing in the seventies.  I was always lucky to meet most of my heroes in similar ways.  But can you say PRESSURE?

Check out how Linda flips me from my chair onto the mat on the floor!  Ah, youth!  Those days are gone!

By the end of the performance, there is only me playing with a female student from South America who is lustily willing to go into physical intimacy without limits or judgments.  Great ending!

After the class we went with Eleanor to a cafeteria.  There I told her my problem.  The reason for the tour was because the performance artist Paul McCarthy had gotten me a gig at the Alexandria Hotel Ballroom in Los Angeles doing my piece "Wrapping/Rocking" as a part of BAAA BAAA BABEL which was a high brow art show of the static art of well known performance artists like Paul and Chris Burden.  I was going to do the only performance piece of the show.  I put ads in the LA papers for dancers comfortable with nudity and eroticism.  No reply!  And after lunch we were going to Los Angeles!  Eleanor gave us the phone number of Rachel Rosenthal to get some of her students for my cast.  Linda and I thought A LONG SHOT because we had studied about her in art school.  But we called!  Somehow she knew of my work and told her students that they should work with me because I was doing important work!  So all of a sudden I had a pool of willing and capable performers who I would use in my work for years!  I would also perform at Rachel’s space in Los Angeles a lot!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Feisto Raw Footage - Feisto and Julie outside



In this our couple falls into love.  Then Feisto gets upstaged by a gang of cute squirrels.  Finally Feisto tries to pick up the first woman Julie and he walked by on the sidewalk!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Deep Core Magic #23 - Intensive Meeting #6, part 2



The magical secrets of living a happy life are continued to be revealed, as does the erotic rubbing!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cave of Dream - Espace DbD, Los Angeles, October 18, 1986



About six months before this, I did my first performance in Los Angeles at a high brow art show.  I did a half hour WRAPPING ROCKING.  It got much praise, except for "it was a little too long "!  [I was doing forty eight hour private performances at the time!] So this time I did a six hour ritual performance [this was my first of these]!  Most of the cast had been in WRAPPING ROCKING because their teacher Rachel Rosenthal encouraged them to work with me.  So the nudity and eroticism was not a block to most of them.  We performed at Rachel's space.  I would have many of these people in my future work!

And I do believe that Barbara Smith came to this.  We two would do a private
performance together.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Feisto Raw Footage - Julie, Sandal, Lily & Feisto - Office Scenes



No actual nudity in this, but we had fun cutting holes in clothes!

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