April 16, 2014

video stills, last days at tribes

the stoop speaks
the city sleeps
- bob holman leads chant beneath "Sacred City Stolen"
at Tribes Gallery before eviction


April 02, 2014

March 20, 2014

amiri baraka funeral


Newark, NJ. 2014

February 18, 2014




accidents

February 16, 2014

Anne Waldman - Mei-mei Berssenbrugge - Pat Steir

   
    
paintings by pat steir

January 30, 2014

Anne Waldman

Anne in Boulder, Colorado.
July 2013

Help support the funding campaign for Outrider at igg.me/at/outrider
A documentary in production about Waldman and the Outrider Poetic Lineage. 
Featuring appearances & hauntings from Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Thurston Moore,
myself & Alystyre Julian, and many more. 

January 02, 2014

Times Square for Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman goes Free
Times Square, NYC. July 2013


January 01, 2014

molding

 
sketches

December 30, 2013

bard o



Rehearsal in the Harry Smith Studio
at Naropa - Boulder, CO 

The Outrider rides the edge—parallel to the mainstream, is the shadow to the mainstream, is the consciousness or soul of the mainstream whether it recognizes its existence or not. It cannot be co-opted, it cannot be bought. It rides through the chaos, maintaining a stance of “negative capability”, but also does not give up that projective drive, or its original identity that demands that it intervene on the culture. This is not about being an Outsider. The Outrider might be an outlaw, but not an outsider. The outrider is a kind of shaman. - excerpt from Anne Waldman's Outrider manifesto

December 10, 2013

November 15, 2013



















bottom: Daniel Carter, Anne Waldman, Thurston Moore at St Marks church. 
Nov 6 2013

November 07, 2013

November 02, 2013

poet steve cannon outside tribes gallery -&- jazz great howard johnson in rehearsal with Gravity.
NYC, fall 2013

October 16, 2013

Olomouc









































above- candled ceremony for Jessica. coney island. oct. 2013
below- with a masked bandit

August 23, 2013

duchamp


21st century nyc artists up in bell towers 
shouting down the fire scape is it safe to come out yet


August 20, 2013

The Whistleblower's Mad Moral Courage

"The logic was that the state was so obviously correct in its policies, only a lunatic could think otherwise. By treating its critics as symptomatic, the regime could deny its opponents the dignity of a criminal charge and the opportunity to contend rationally with their accusers. Torture, drugging and incarceration could be carried out under the guise of treatment, and done so indefinitely – in some cases, inducing chronic mental health problems, closing the causative loop. 
In every society, democratic or totalitarian, the sensible, grown-up thing to do is to commit to the long haul of sleazy conformity. The rewards are mostly guaranteed: if not freedom or happiness, then respectability and degree of security. What spoils it is the obstinate few who do otherwise – those, absurdly, who actually believe in the necessary fictions; enough to be moved and angered by the difference between what an organisation does in reality and what it says in public. 
In this respect, the whistleblower is arguably more mindful of an organisation's stated values and standards than the vast majority of its members and affiliates – so much so that keeping quiet or going along with it or walking away is not an option. The final irony lies in the whistleblower's faith in normal people, the assumption that they will welcome being less deceived, and use the revelations to press for reform in their governments and institutions. 
For these delusions, whistleblowers have been punished, again and again, throughout history. But for whatever reasons, still they do it." 
excerpt from: The Whistleblower's Mad Moral Courage by Christopher Yates
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/20/whistleblower-mad-moral-courage

you can sub "whistleblower" here with any good artist, journalist, poet or civilian of similar consciousness. 

July 21, 2013

July 18, 2013

July 4th State of the Nation


Marines in anger to NSA Surveillance Protestor on Wall Street:
"Hey your flag's the wrong way"

New York City, Independence Day 2013

July 17, 2013

July 16, 2013

every artist on earth dreams they could've done on canvas what Manning did in thin air.
(but who seeks glamour?)
every artist now reconsidering cowardice
a measuring stick for days remaining, not for confidence.
cowardice was shots taken for cash, works
 down the line of coal locomotives.
quantitive- moving fast and far
from the source of the ethical desire.
the desire was assumed to be adolescent. it was supposed to fade-
a boulder on the back dissolving with years
the artists line up to stomp their feet- to seethe- to be hungry-
to watch her kick up dirt across the tracks
she unnameable, she unknown, she seeming without compromise
unwilling to breathe common sense or censored decency

June 13, 2013

boxing match tonight


poet vs. secretary face-off.
Match tonight, 8 PM, in Surveillance Arena

Boxer will play referee.
Audience identities encrypted for security.
Stay late for boxer's testimony on how he fought & won the trial with the poem.

June 11, 2013

unedited




Anne Waldman, Ambrose Bye, David Amram, Arthur's Landing @ Housing Works, NYC 2013.

June 09, 2013

in Klee


Man on the Street interviews in Renaldo & Clara

Shooting in Harlem outside the Apollo Theater 
Camera Operator asks a few kids

hey what do ya know about Rubin Carter? 


interviewer: 
Have you benefitted at all from 9 years in prison?
has it done anything positive for you? 
camera cuts away before an answer, music blares. 
no time for a circus. 

camera man films a man eating a hamburger outside the apollo.

Camera man tell hamburger eater:
yeah I think he's innocent too, why is he in there? 
Man between bites: 

"I'm not surprised. I'm not looking for justice in this country"