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Part of a large collection of films that record events and are sometimes made for the filming. Many are excerpts from longer works but show a large range of activities from modest to wide and wild ranging events with scores of participants in unusual and oftentimes difficult circumstances.
From performances: The Enter/Not Cafefe, Sacatar Foundation, Brazil; Da Vote Counts, Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming; The March of the Agents Provacateurs, Robert Rauschenberg Residency, Florida; Art Rising: The Artist is Prescient, Trump Towers, New York. Photos by Lee SeungJae
Pix from dis Ms's mythic sartorially splendid past. The Fool in all her glory.
An introduction to Pat's work and worse.
Featuring Hello Folly: The Floes & Cons of Arctic Drilling, ICA, Boston; Weddingbat Celebration of the Sane Sex Marraige Law, The CHRCH, Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY; The Cruel Cost of Coal Wash in Charlatan, Wets Virginia, Lewisburg, W.VA: The Would/Lands, Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY; Grendel's Fire, Macdowell Colony, Peterborough, NH.
A performance filmed, created at the Sacatar Foundation, Itaparica, Brazil, where these local myth-ticks, alerted by a buoy, walked the five miles to sea and to see the great beyond
Peformance was conceived to address the endangered species of the area, the nesting turtles in the flotsam and jetsum of civilization, and the banned manned lunar module with The Half-AstroNuts Dilemma. Part of a 15 hour performance at New Smyrna Beach, Florida and in collaboration with the artists at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
The Half-AstroNuts were developed during a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts nearby Cape Canaveral and addressed the abandonment of the manned space module in a 14 hour performance.
In order to prepare yourself for nuclear attack, FEMA recommended that factory workers put on as much clothing as possible and go--jump in the lake--staying there as long as possible to escape the deadly rays. Yeah, right. Film part of Bette MIdler's Mondo Beyondo shown on PBS.
Based loosely on the Bocaccio's Decameron where a group of citizens escape the Plague in the country and tell stories, sing songs and engage in general debauchery in the country. Created at the Civitella Ranieri, Umbertide, Italy..
An acquatic interlude at the Blue Mountain Center, New York, where a deep sea creature surfaces to terrorize the local community and capitalize on a fore-closed home.
Compilation with excerpts from various performantzes, lithe and filmed, group and solo, here and there, now.
A compilation with excerpts from Roamin’ Holiday: Pasta Madonna, Sam Sebastian, St. Agatha and the Nincompope. Also included are excerpts from Pat Oleszko’s Eggcellent Adventure, Roamin’ Holiday: a Few From A Broad (the stage version), The Rat that Stole the River, Cesar’s Salad Daze: A Reading and Bleeding, Kneepoleon: A Short Suite, Giordano Bruno Meets His Match, Rubble Without Pause, and Airs to De Throne: Assault and Batteries.
An event within the Solstice Parade held in Freemont, Washington, where characters of the administration are poor-trayed as airheads with feet, working to deflate freedom but thru the will of the people, Liberty is re-instated once, for all!
This vision of Napoleon is seen here as Kneepoleon, a character located from the knee down. The film gives a skewed rendition of Bone-a-parts life that takes place mostly in flashback. Alone, in his final exile, are the disparate musings of the mind hopelessly astray. The fire brings to light moments of former glory—the coronation, the many battles and marches, moments at sea, the snowy battles in Russia, Waterloo, and final exile in St Helena. He has, for all his glory, become downsized.
All this is accomplished with severely diminished props and costumes, a healthy disregard of the facts and a hero’s nose for good lighting. Presented as a silent movie in glorious black and white bookended by color scenes of the cast entering an inflated movie house for the film opening in Knee-Hi Max, An Able Glance Production.
A performantz piece exhaled by the White Fool of Hot Air playing a board game that comes to life as he finds himself suddenly soldiering a Bozo soccer team thru the slithering pneumatic sculptures like a ball in a giant live pinball machine.
This was an interstellar pageant of planetary peregrinations based on the absurdism of Swift scene-d thru the eyes of crass consciousness, social mores and the need to sail forth in an obtuse fashion to places untoward and usually humiliating. Working hand-in-glove, tongue-in-cheek and foot-in-mouth with students at the University of Michigan, Gulliblurr took to the sky as he sieze art in all the wrong places, ending his flights of fancy and ms-anthropy by falling for a horse of a different collar.
From a performance at Carnegie Mellon where 9 verdant characters are brought to life by the Up-side-down-tree Gardener and, as a group grope, attempt rescue of their fronds at the Conservatory.
A ten person anthropomorphic tool set featured in this film advertisement about fool-ish tools who do house crawls and fixer uppers.
The bridal couple have a hoh-knee-moon in Lower Manhattan seeing that whrled from an abbreviated vantage point. They trek thru subway and streets to the top of the World Trade Center, Chinatown, art galleries, the Staten Island Ferry, dinner, a movie and unfortunately meet misfortune at Coney Island.
A frenetic demonstration of the assembled find art accoutrements of this Fool’s wardrobe played and dis-played onstage as trash with panache.
A reel early example of digit-al art where two fingers encounter a world of their own traversing the landscape of the body and the grate and dangerous outdoors.
The story of a relationship that floated to the top, got diverted by an outside force, was reunited only to leave happily ever after.