Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Wrapping/Rocking @ The Intersection

Recorded March 14, 1986 at The Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, California

This is the Wrapping/Rocking ritual toward the beginnings of it's life. We called this performance at The Intersection "The Ritual Cave".

Frank's description:
The Ritual Cave is a throw-back to a time long long ago when art was not just to view, when art was a magical release into a realm of all possibilities beyond time and limitation. Come into THE RITUAL CAVE and be pulled into the cozy semi-darkness of childhood dreams.

From their event calendar:

March 4 & 15

Frank Moore presents THE RITUAL CAVE, an exploration of childhood dreams and a time when art provided a realm of endless possibilities. Congenitally disabled and wheelchair-bound by cerebral palsy, performance artist Moore creates unorthodox works that evoke child-like playfulness and freedom from the emotions of isolation and fear.

A performance by Frank Moore
With Mary Esch & Linda Mac.
Poem "Wrapping/Rocking" by Frank Moore read by Gary Thomsen
Video by Dean Briggs
With paintings by Debbie Moore

Thursday, June 25, 2015

How To Handle An Anthropologist, Session 5

Recorded September 22, 1997

In 1997 Frank was contacted by Russell Shuttleworth, a then University of California, Berkeley, graduate student,  working on his Master’s Thesis, which was a research study to help understand how men with moderate to severe cerebral palsy experience and interpret their search for intimacy and sexual relationships in the face of significant social and cultural barriers or as Frank called it, "The Sexual Practices of Bay Area Men with Cerebral Palsy"!!! He wanted to interview Frank for this thesis. That interview quickly segued into 12 years of him interviewing Frank about Frank's life. Meanwhile, Frank encouraged Russell to live his dreams which resulted in Russell aka Dr. Gruve, djing a show on our LUVeR internet radio station for years and playing the harmonica in Frank's Cherotic All-Star Band for many years. They did 88 interviews in all, even continuing via Skype when Russell moved to Australia to teach there. Russell is now a Medical Anthropologist PhD and a member of the faculty at Deakin University in Geelong, Victoria Australia. We have the first twelve of these sessions on videotape. We are in the process of transcribing and editing all of the interviews into a book that Frank named "How to Handle an Anthropologist".

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Reality Shaping History of a Performance Artist in Dirty Pictures II

The title says it all!
A second streaming slideshow of over 30 years of Frank Moore performance photos.
Frank Moore's "Rock Of Passion"
Vinnie Santino & Frank recording session, August 14, 2005 , Los Angeles, California

Larry Rodriguez "Recording Session" - Frank Moore's Shaman's Den

Recorded March 2, 2008
with Larry Rodriguez (Flower Vato), Erika Shaver-Nelson and Frank Moore.

Frank Moore's Unlimited Possibilities - Closer

The closer for Frank's public access cable TV show that has been running on Berkeley's  channel 28 since 2001.
Frank Moore's Unlimited Possibilities website:
B-TV website:

Frank Moore's Unlimited Possibilities - Opener

The opener for Frank's public access cable TV show that has been running on Berkeley's  channel 28 since 2001.
Frank Moore's Unlimited Possibilities website:
B-TV website:
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