Friday, January 30, 2015
Recorded July 11, 1985. University of California, Berkeley.
from the flier:
The A.S.U.C.’S STUDIO presents
Going Over the Edge
the 7th season of the free performance art series
7:00 P.M. at Rm. 125 Dwinelle, U.C. Berkeley
Live art for daring people who like to be taken just outside the normal reality.
Mr. Moore is known for his intimate performances which are personal, sometimes intensely silly, sometimes softly sensual, sometimes loudly tacky, and almost always involving audience participation. In the Passion Plays, the private innocence of kids in their hideout playhouse and the blanket caves after lights-out is brought back to adults.
Thursday, July 11 – Gestures: A dance of gestures moving toward intimacy, magic and at-oneness. This piece is based on Desmond Morris’ book, Manwatching.
Frank's instructions for this performance:
An Intimate Gesture, a Performance by Frank Moore
Every time a person enters this room, Mr. Moore will pair or re-pair people in this room to perform a series of gestures which will get more and more intimate. This series will start over from the beginning anytime a new person enters this room.
Every time a person leaves this room, Mr. Moore will re-pair who are left, and the series will continue.
Follow the directions if you enter this room.
You can leave at any time.
This performance will end exactly at 10 pm.
Posted by Michael LaBash at 12:32 PM
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Recorded on August 10, 1999 at The Boomerang, San Francisco, California
The Cherotic All-Star Band:
Frank Moore, Linda Mac, Corey Nicholl, Teresa Cochran, Giovanni Morro, Walter Funk, Heidi, Ambrosia and the members of John The Baker & The Banned
Posted by Michael LaBash at 12:33 PM
Monday, January 19, 2015
Recorded June 24, 2007.
Yep, what a great birthday party and jam! I’ll let Erika and Da Boyz tell it in detail. But it was a mixing of some of the important [not the right word] people/characters of the last 37 years of my 61 years…back to 72 with David Patton from the commune all the way to the present…sitting with Linda watching all of the aspects of our life intermingling together, jamming/playing together…even the rich guy who owns half of the neighborhood and with whom over the years we have had heated battles. He and his wife joined lustfully in the jam and afterwards talked about how it transformed him! Hey, that is the kind of parties and dinners we will have in the White House after I’m elected! My running for president was the theme of the party! Erika and Da Boyz worked hard to create the set/environment that transformed everything! But, hey, they are professionals. And we had many veteran cherotic all-stars jamming. So that the new people…including the 8-year old neighbor kid...could slip right in.
Everything blew me away! I’m lucky to love these people! Fuck! Read on: http://www.eroplay.com/Cave/61st/bday.html
Posted by Michael LaBash at 12:26 PM
Friday, January 16, 2015
Recorded April 10, 1984. University of California, Berkeley.
This is what Frank wrote for this performance in 1984:
Finding alternatives to pornography, exploring the line between limiting sexism and liberating eroticism, and creating an environment through art where this alternative can take root are the themes of this performance.
It is a battle, a sensual fight against all odds, a naked battle against Hollywood, against romanticism and advertising and the church and sexism and the state and isolation and pornography. This is a war … a war of playful eroticism … a war of creation and of play and of art. It is a war to create a beach head in the society and in our minds in which the erotic possibility of adult physical play in child innocence exist. This is the aim of eroart.
It is somehow easier to fight, to get injured, to even die for your ideals than it is to play for your ideals, to be vulnerable and naked for what you believe in. This is why there is a lot of anti-porn protests, but there is very little alternative erotic art.
So tonight, if you like the ideas, if they sound like what you feel like … think about putting your bodies and your creativeness behind your erotic ideals … tonight … but also in the real world. There is no pressure to do anything, except the pressure of the logic of the ideals. If you don’t agree with the erotic ideals, you are off the hook. But if you agree with the erotic ideals, the challenge to put your body where your ideals are may be uncomfortable. But all is fair in love, war and art. This is an art war!
Posted by Michael LaBash at 5:21 PM
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Recorded November 30, 2006 at Burnt Ramen, Richmond, California
Visit the new channel for this series: https://vimeo.com/channels/goingdeep
Well, last night’s going deep to the core at ramen shooting…not to be confused with the 5 gun shootings in that area the night before … was a great noise show. The GUEST BOOKER was STEVE DAVIS of +DOG+. It featured +DOG+ [of course] from L.A., and the Sacramento bands INSTAGON, KLOWD, NIGHT NURSE … and of course, FRANK MOORE’S CHEROTIC ALL-STAR BAND. Actually the musicians floated among all of the bands all night. Because of the freezing cold, the all-stars broke from tradition and went first … because cold/nudity required it! Everybody was in the all-stars! Steve and Lob were on bass [hey, I played Steve’s bass!]. John the Baker beat the roto-toms and anything else he spied! The masked Night Nurse and Klowd seduced their mad scientists’ machines as the Nurse’s theremin player made passes. Of course, Linda, Erika, and I rubbed naked erotic songs, going farther into the explicit wilds. In fact the musicians brought a lusty innocent abandonment … a curiosity to search out new altered states of vibrating sensation. In fact for the rest of the night each band induced such subtle states. And I filled in with interviewing the bands, giving John and Lob well-deserved hard times, and singing with Screaming Jay Hawkins, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, etc. WHAT A SHOW!
Posted by Michael LaBash at 11:45 AM
Friday, January 2, 2015
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Combinations, a performance series by Frank Moore
Tuesdays 7p.m. 125 Dwinelle
A performance series by Frank Moore which combines the skills of different artists, actors, fashion designers, musicians and dancers in non-traditional ways.
What is Performance Art, Anyway?
This performance/lecture/discussion will explore the history, the philosophy and the tactics of the black sheep of art. With performance artist Paul Cotton.
Posted by Michael LaBash at 11:24 AM
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