Archive for ISSUE

Dancing in the streets of the Lower East Side, pre gentrification.

This is a pretty awesome short of people dancing through the streets of the Lower East Side in what appears to be the early 80s. Note that Zeena Parkins, who plays harp in this video, has performed at ISSUE Project Room several times.

From WFMU’s Beware of the Blog:

“SSS is an video by experimental filmmaker Henry Hills. From the description:

SSS is composed from footage of movement improvised on the streets of pre-gentrified East Village by Sally Silvers, Pooh Kaye, Harry Shepperd, Lee Katz, Kumiko Kimoto, David Zambrano, Ginger Gillespie, Mark Dendy, and others, painstaking synched to music previously improvised for the project at Noise New York by Tom Cora (cello), Christian Marclay (turntables), and Zeena Parkins (harp). Beauty emerging from rubble.”

I am now the proud owner of an original John Kilduff.

Won at auction after his live performance at ISSUE Project Room last night. Watch this video of John, unless you don’t want to see psychedelic visuals of a guy who runs on a treadmill, paints, gives self-help advice, blends a smoothie, and tries to pronounce the word meringue all at the same time. In which case you would be a sucka mc.