Live noise at an art opening at the infamous Masonic Lodge in Covington Kentucky by Roesing Ape and Burning Star Core. A fascinating glimpse into the alternative culture of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky at the turn of the century. You can watch the crowd increase, gather, move around and mingle, and watch a local artist do live painting (without ever seeing his work). Cameos by Sam Nation (Shipman), Holly Price, Austin Brown, Reuben, Scotty Wood, Melissa Fairmount and others.
Wherein Roesing Ape and Burning Star Core (C. Spencer Yeh) perform noise in front of a video montage of computer generated fire and Stan Brakhage’s film of his wife giving birth and Lauren Brown’s improvisational dance leads to a simulated copulation with a six foot blow-up penis and a velvet lampshade to celebrate and explore the meaning of the ancient rite of Beltane at the Historic Southgate House in Newport, Kentucky.
Performance piece at Sudsy Malone’s laundromat and bar in Cincinnati Ohio for George Washington’s birthday. Cover charge was one dollar per person, which was collected in a bowl and burnt in a funereal pyre at the end the chant at the end of night. The chant booklet was printed and passed out to each audience member to chant along; speaker read left, audience read right . Shot on a Minolta 35mm film camera.