FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2000
Sean McNutt is losing his mind. Customer complaints, fifty cent tips, raw chicken parmigiana and Mafioso management are gnawing away at what sanity he has left. Welcome to the world of Waiting, a comedy about the seamy underbelly of the restaurant industry as told through the eyes of Sean McNutt (Love God's Will Keenan), a waiter trying to muster the ambition to move on in life. Recently dumped and still living at home, Sean drinks himself into oblivion each night until an impulsive visit to a fetish club to see an old flame ("The State's Kern Kenney) results in an ejection from the club and a taste of leather clad justice. This is the last straw, and Sean soon embarks on a campaign of romantic retaliation. Including cameos by former adult film star Ron Jeremy (Orgazmo) and Troma topper Lloyd Kaufman, Waiting takes you into the heart of South Philly' s most notorious eatery, Broccoletti's Italian Bistro--where what goes on behind the kitchen doors is better left unknown...
A video about video, and about who controls art, in the age of high-priced video art stars like Matthew Barney and Alex Bag. "Tells the history of the commerical art establishment's attempt to turn video into an object like sculpture or painting in order to increase its value in the marketplace...Untitled #29.95 calls for high-priced limited edition videos to be 'liberated' from commerical art galleries and given to the internet (www.rtmark.com)." - V. Aktivists. -NYUFF
Mediated Bodies shorts program
Mediated Bodies explores the human form, how it is affected by its environment, whether physically, culturally, or through technological processes. Breathe delves into the subconscious dreamscape of a woman as she explores her innermost fears of asphyxiation resulting in a transformation by water. Leah Gilliam's Apeshit depicts a different transformation, from human to cinematic animal, and how the fictitious body alters the realities of its human inhabitants. Scar examines a woman's perception of her lover's imperfect body. Domestica Immaculata responds to the prescriptions of mass culture that require the undertaking of Sisyphusean tasks in order to maintain a proper body and avoid catastrophe, while Brett Simon's Ode to My Unborn Supermodel fantasizes about an intimate relationship with the bearer of what society deems the ideal body. Both Spank and Stratum examine the human body through video technology and its power to freeze, distort, and alter the human form and its natural movement. Shawn Durr's Meat Fucker pairs a closeted gay man with his meat-loving roommate, the closet case is openly vegetarian but secretly jerks off in a tub full of hot dogs, while the roommate pours meat sauces all over himself and his girlfriend before fucking. Mediated Bodies will include works by local video makers Brett Simon, Leslie Satterfield, Sarah Lockhart and Bryan Boyce among others.
Opening Night After Party at Cell with DJs, live video mixing and Digital Hardcore music videos by Phillip Virus
To say that Philipp Virus simply "makes music videos" is like saying
that Charles Manson "had a magnetic personality." Longtime collaborator
with Alec Empire, Atari Teenage Riot and other Digital Hardcore artists,
this crafty young Kraut has a killer knack for mixing and warping his
images into both relentless pixel-driven blitzkriegs and soft electro-atmospheric
visual environments, like an uncontrollable mood engine set to bipolar.
With a techno-fetishist science-fiction inflection and a gleefully transgressive
punk rock soul, Virus has such an advanced ability to engage his audiences
with hypnotic, controlling fervor that it's kinda scary he's German. Lucky
for Western civilization, he's fully anti-authority, a pure proponent
Nothing (Alec Empire vs. Elvis Presley) 1999
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