Sunday, December 29, 2013
Recorded in the early 1980's.
Linda and I always were blown out at what people would do and how easy it was to move far beyond the normal inhibitions to joyful freedom. This is a case in point. At the beginning she had us shut off the camera when she was changing costumes. And if you look closely, you can see her friend trying to be invisible! But shortly into it Lorraine and I are on the bed together playing nude erotically together, giggling joyfully. What may be missed in this is that the shoot was usually the first contact I had with the person since I wheeled up to her at a public place to ask if she would be in my film!
Posted by Michael LaBash at 10:06 AM
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Recorded in the early 1980's.
This one is simply the hottest, the most erotic of the nonfilms... Well, at least in the top five! So what if they were in my group for years, and so what if they were lovers [in fact in a threesome with another woman]... This is aroused intimacy!
Posted by Michael LaBash at 9:05 AM
Friday, December 27, 2013
Recorded at Temescal Art Center, Oakland, California.
This one shows the possibilities of going all the way into sexy aroused fun when everybody takes personal responsibility for going all the way!
Well, the first performance of the year was the kind that would spoil me if I expected every performance or most performances to reach the depths of this one! Everything went there! In my performances there is an invisible hidden secret state of erotic friction of arousing human intimacy rubbing between bodies without limits or glamour. Because it is invisible, you can not see it, only feel it. For example, we didn’t enter that state at the performance at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco last summer, even though that was very erotic, visual, communal, tribal, etc. In fact, we last entered that state last February at Temescal.
The first couple to arrive actually set the tone, anchored /rooted the performance. The guy, Bobby, did that just by being there. Vicki turned out to be an actor. Her reading /acting out my poems throughout opened the door into the holy madness. Everything worked! It was possible to do a lot of the rituals [GESTURES, ROCKING, DRESSING, PROJECTING SLIDES ON NUDE DANCERS, etc] that have either set upon the shelf or haven’t reached the depths of arousing unknowns for awhile. And new rituals were introduced [UNDRESS THE CAMERAMAN, THE SIAMESE WAIST BANDS, TAKING /READING NOTES, etc]. There was just the right amount of resistance so that important issues could be explored, and to reveal that zones of comfort are silly and really prisons. [I am imagining the shit about being a homophobe a straight guy would get if he gave the reasons for not wanting to undress the cameraman that the Lesbian gave!] But Amy and her friend stepped up and by being actively lustfully abandoned willing to play and trust, broke everything open for everybody. And they did it as just fun, no big deal. I liked exploring his butt! Everything started floating into that juicy secret space as Amy started rocking on my lap, prickly freedom going all the way into both fusion and infusion of arousing magical pleasure erotic friction of comfort. Tomek’s surreal music created waves connecting the holy dancers together as they [us] webbed and flowed into different combinations and forms and roles without limits or judgments. Amy and her friend [he obviously hadn’t done anything like this before!] made it possible by simply trusting… Trusting so deeply, they could reshape the dance without avoiding anything. A whole band appeared at this point to join Tomek [they would disappear when the dance was over!]! Things got hot and surreal, while staying simple and human. Intimacy, closeness among everybody who stayed welded us into a cozy tribal body. Our skin [the organ of connection] webbed all of us together as the rubbing went all the way deeper into calm pleasure, as Vicki threw herself on the floor and rocked and belted out the words of the poem. I wish I could take credit for creating such a dramatic, erotic turn-on of an event. But I just followed the possibilities that the willingness people brought to the space created.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Recorded November 14, 2004.
Ah, here I'm faced with what looked like an uptight yuppie couple promoting what they do. But early on in the show I get her to take off her bra. And by the end of the show they gave me their swanky space in San Francisco for a on-going performance series! I GET RESULTS! I still have her bra in my studio.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
This workshop /performance series came in between after losing our second performance series at university of California Berkeley in the 00's and finding an artistic home at Temescal art center in Oakland. We could not find any space to rent for performances. Yoga joints would not rent to me because of the nudity, never mind that Yoga historically was done nude! I was whining about this to my two guests on my Berkeley community public access cable show. They were ex- corporate yuppies who now ran a new age sex center in San Francisco. They offered me a home for performances /workshop.
Posted by Michael LaBash at 10:20 AM
Monday, December 23, 2013
Recorded in the early 1980's.
When I started preparing to edit EROTIC PLAY [ vimeo.com/24618733 ], I numbered the source tapes [each with six hours of Sessions]. Obviously I numbered them randomly, not according to when they were shot. It is now obvious because for months we have been seeing people in the nonfilms wearing the red mini- dress. Well, this was the beginning of the red mini- dress! She had polio and didn't want to have her legs [which I thought were sexy] in the same shot as her sexy face. So...
This established my tactic of asking people to do what the people before them did.
Posted by Michael LaBash at 2:31 PM
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