Thursday, November 23, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Emily Dickinson Thanksgiving poem

One Day is there of the series
Termed "Thanksgiving Day"
Celebrated part at table
Part in memory -
Neither Ancestor nor Urchin
I review the Play -
Seems it to my Hooded thinking
Reflex Holiday -
Had There been no sharp subtraction
From the early Sum -
Not an Acre or a Caption
Where was once a Room
Not a mention whose small Pebble
Wrinkled any Sea,
Unto such, were such Assembly
'Twere "Thanksgiving Day" -


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf

Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works. 

            Virginia Woolf 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Saturday, November 11, 2017


'No Roy Schneider Around Today,' City Island, The Bronx NYC 2017.


Su Friedrich's new experimental documentary film about her aging mother now on MUBI

For All Mankind.

This movie documents the Apollo missions perhaps the most definitively of any movie under two hours. Al Reinert watched all the footage shot during the missions--over 6,000,000 feet of it, and picked out the best. Instead of being a newsy, fact-filled documentary. Reinart focuses on the human aspects of the space flights. The only voices heard in the film are the voices of the astronauts and mission control. Reinart uses the astronaunts' own words from interviews and from the mission footage. The score by Brian Eno underscores the strangeness, wonder, and and beauty of the astronauts' experiences--experiences which they were privileged to have for a first time "for all mankind."
The film begins with President Kennedy's September 12, 1962 speech at Rice announcing the goal of going to the moon. The rest of the film, using NASA footage and the voices of Apollo astronauts, takes us on a voyage to the moon, from the donning of space suits to splashdown. Footage of the scientists and engineers in Houston is inter-cut with footage of blastoff, orbiting the earth, looking back at a receding earth from inside the space capsule, circling the moon, seeing its surface up close, landing, and scenes of the astronauts on the moon's surface. They bring music with them, announce football scores, test a theory of Galileo's, and reflect on the wonder of the experience. 

Bye- meaning... BLAST OFF!!!
p.s. Find the white socks feet above.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

           'Beggars Can't Be Choosers,' Willis Ave NYC, 2017.

Monday, November 6, 2017

'archive' cinema consists of 3 skeleton keys

color grading.
sound design.


Friday, November 3, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017


A mouse (plural: mice) is a small rodent thing characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate. The best known mouse species is the common house i-mouse (Mus musculus). It is also a popular thing that likes to sit on top of raw wood desks. In some places, certain kinds of field mice are locally uncommon and can be charged and plugged in. They are known to invade homes for sheer company. bye.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween 2017.


   p.s. Re: Terror attack in lower Manhattan on the West Side.


Monday, October 30, 2017

      Live performance still (the Halloween rehearsal).


Effective way to listen to your written work...

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Loving Vincent.

Modern technology crammed into XtraSize on wheels.

#lobby  #pleasedontrainonmyVCR

The term "microcinema" was first coined in 1994 by Rebecca Barten and David Sherman founders of San Francisco's Total Mobile Home microCINEMA, where all the films are "underground" because they're shown in the basement. The founders say they envisioned an alternative movement, a sort of cinematic microbrewery. And now, the word has come to describe an intimate, low-budget style of movie shot on relatively cheap formats like Hi-8 video, DV, and (less often) older do-it-yourself stock like 16mm film. As of late, a large growing subculture of film makers has risen in the wake of technological advancements that have made low-budget film making more affordable and pleasing to the eye. One camera in particular, that has made a large impact, is the Panasonic DVX100 followed recently by the Panasonic HVX200 High Definition camcorder (many other cameras are used as well but DVX and HVX are arguably the favorites). Many experimental art enthusiasts, film festivals and websites have hosted films made from the microcinema subculture and screen works by carrying them around in found Xtra size shopping carts all and looking for places to plug things into routinely. bye.

Friday, October 27, 2017


Gypsy nomadic village.

 copyright 2017.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Portable Coffee.

#thereiscoffeeinthere #cokeisit #thisisnotmycupofcoffee

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


The documentary 'Eva Hesse', about the artist, is now uploaded to NETFLIX. Highly recommend. Eva is one of the greatest female artists ever and died (from the toxins of her art) leaving behind a legacy of revolutionary work. bye.


Monday, October 23, 2017


99 Balloons


  'No More Helium,' Bronx, NYC 2017.

“The light at the end of the tunnel is just the light of an oncoming train.” 

  ― Robert Lowell

Sunday, October 22, 2017

choosing 'selects' from a Gypsy shipwreck (on location)

copyright 2017.Historic wrecks are attractive to maritime archaeologists because they preserve historical information and also look good when photographed with fisheye lenses: for example, studying the wreck of Mary Rose revealed information about seafaring, warfare, and life in the 16th century. Military wrecks, caused by a skirmish at sea, are studied to find details about the historic event; they reveal much about the battle (or cinematic spoof exodus) that occurred. Discoveries of Gypsy spell treasure ships, often from the period of European Jane Publica colonisation, which sank in remote locations leaving few living witnesses, such as the Batavia, do occur as well. Some contemporary wrecks, such as the oil tankers Prestige or Erika, are of interest primarily because of their potential harm to the environment. Other contemporary wrecks are scuttled in order to spur reef growth, such as Adolphus Busch and the Ocean Freeze. Wrecks like Adolphus Busch and historic wrecks such as SS Thistlegorm are of interest to recreational divers that dive to shipwrecks because they are interesting to explore, provide large habitats for many types of marine life, and have an interesting history.[citation needed] Well known shipwrecks include the catastrophic Titanic, Jane Publica Express, Britannic, Lusitania, Estonia, Empress of Ireland, Andrea Doria, or Costa Concordia. There are also thousands of wrecks that were not lost at sea but have been abandoned or sunk. These abandoned, or derelict ships are typically smaller craft, such as fishing vessels or everglade fan boats.  They may pose a hazard to navigation and may be removed by port authorities or underground DIY film artists. 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

wool cap fever.

The head of the Australian wool industry, who recently told an ABC reporter to f*** off, has express-posted a letter of apology to farmers over the event that sparked the scandal. The express posted letter addressed the so-called 'Man in the Mirror' incident, where Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) chairman Wal Merriman secretly watched and listened to growers in an anonymous focus group. The apology comes after Mr Merriman told an ABC journalist to "f*** off" when he was approached for a comment on the matter. Farmers have been outraged for months about being observed without their consent. The letter was sent late last week, ahead of AWI's expected grilling at Senate Estimates at Parliament House in Canberra tomorrow. Mr Merriman earns almost $160,000 per year and that salary is covered by farmers and taxpayers. In the letter, he said watching from behind a mirror was a "poor decision" and guaranteed it would "never happen again" under his leadership. "It was my mistake to not insist to be in the room with you and I apologise for this," the letter stated. The farmers Mr Merriman watched through the mirror were participants in a focus group session in June who believed their comments would be anonymous. There has been mounting pressure on Mr Merriman to step aside since the story broke last month. 


Friday, October 20, 2017

A partitioned work ethic.

"He is a professional partitioner," they exclaimed. Joyously.



Article 155 news

When exciting new innovations in media technology emerge, two things tend to happen: practitioners use them to a) capture people in various states of undress, and b) attempt communication with the dead. This program derives from the latter impulse, from the commingling of progress and superstition, exploring the overlap between the early days of cinema and the Spiritualism craze of the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Spiritualism began in our own backyard, so to speak, in Western and Central New York’s “burned-over-district,” long a hotbed of fringe practices during the Second Great Awakening of the mid-19th century. Like many religious movements, it spread by word of mouth, through traveling mediums, demonstrations, and hearsay. As the Industrial Revolution slowly widened the chasm between body and soul, mediumship and mesmerism achieved widespread popularity. In the more prosperous corners of Europe and the United States, Spiritualism reached its peak around 1897, when an estimated 8 million devotees counted themselves among the faithful. The increase in self-identifying Spiritualists dovetailed perfectly with a dramatic proliferation of media: photography evolved from a chemical science into an indispensable form of image recreation, small publications bloomed like ergot, and seances became the parlor game du jour, affording everyday people an opportunity to engage with the liminal spaces between life and death, flesh and figment. Arriving in the mid-1890s, cinema proved to be the ideal medium for both depicting supernatural phenomena and debunking Spiritualism. Whereas still photography provided ghost-hunters with the means to “catch” their elusive subjects on film, the invention of moving pictures opened up a new avenue into the realm of the phantoms. The mere idea of interacting with another, previously unseen world was enough to inspire countless artists and thinkers: if evidence of the hereafter could not be obtained, there was certainly no harm in ruminating on its look, feel, and aura, often to comic effect. The then-nascent art of trick cinematography augmented established practices like sleight-of-hand, effectively replicating—and later, replacing—turn-of-the-century audiences’ visual definition of the afterlife. "bye," spooked Jane.

snail mail


1932.  My Dear Jane Public,   Did you ever meet, or was he before your day, that old gentleman — I forget his name — who used to enliven conversation, especially at breakfast when the post came in, by saying that the art of letter-writing is dead? The penny post, the old gentleman used to say, has killed the art of letter-writing. Nobody, he continued, examining an envelope through his eye-glasses, has the time even to cross their t’s. We rush, he went on, spreading his toast with marmalade and film strips, to the telephone. We commit our half-formed thoughts in ungrammatical phrases to the post card. Gray is dead as is film, he continued; Horace Walpole is dead; Madame de Sévigné— she is dead too, I suppose he was about to add, but a fit of choking cut him short, and he had to leave the make-shift editing room before he had time to condemn all the arts, as his pleasure was, to the cemetery. But when the post came in this morning and I opened your letter stuffed with little blue sheets written all over in a cramped but not illegible hand — I regret to say, however, that several t’s were uncrossed and the grammar of one sentence seems to me dubious — I replied after all these years to that elderly necrophilist — Nonsense. The art of letter-writing and personal intimate filmmaking has only just come into existence. It is the child of the penny post. And there is some truth in that remark, I think. It is absolute and truest DIY, by example. Naturally when a letter cost half a crown to send, it had to prove itself a document of some importance; it was read aloud; it was tied up with green silk; after a certain number of years it was published for the infinite delectation of posterity. But your letter, on the contrary, will have to be burnt. It only cost three-halfpence to send. Therefore you could afford to be intimate, irreticent, indiscreet in the extreme. Bye (stay well).

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


        Remove what?

Monday, October 16, 2017


The Bromley Files 



 'Flatnose' Queens, NYC