Monday, November 29, 2010

My New Digs | Nov 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sandy Katz profiled in The New Yorker

Someone who I am proud to call a friend was recently profiled in the venerable New Yorker magazine. He's Sandy Katz, and this is what they had to say about him:

Nature's Spoils
Sandor Katz and the underground food movement

Burkhard Bilger
The New Yorker
November 22 '10

A self-avowed “fermentation fetishist,” Katz travels around the country giving lectures and demonstrations, spreading the gospel of sauerkraut, dill pickles, and all foods transformed and ennobled by bacteria. His two books—“Wild Fermentation” and “The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved”—have become manifestos and how-to manuals for a generation of underground food activists, and he’s at work on a third, definitive volume. When I met him, Katz was on his way to the Green Path, a gathering of herbalists, foragers, raw-milk drinkers, and roadkill eaters in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.

The groups in Katz’s network have no single agenda or ideology. Some identify themselves as punks, others as hippies, others as evangelical Christians; some live as rustically as homesteaders—the “techno-peasantry,” they call themselves; others are thoroughly plugged in. If they have a connecting thread, it’s their distrust of “dead, anonymous, industrialized, genetically engineered, and chemicalized corporate food.”


I've uploaded the whole document as a PDF (13 MB) file here. Just click to download.

Friday, November 05, 2010

MIX 23 Opens Tuesday November 9th

The MIX Factory at Theater for the New City
151 First Avenue (btw. 9th & 10th St.)
L to 1st Ave | F to 2nd Ave | 6 to Astor Place

It's on, people. The 23rd NY Queer Experimental Film Festival opens in less than one week. The
full catalog, screening schedule, ticket pre-ordering, details about our FREE installations & performances, and party information are all available online, right now, at:

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This year we return to our roots in the East Village and have set up shop at Theater for the New City on First Avenue (btw. E. 9th and 10th). A magical transformation is underway right now, as we turn this sprawling theater into our beloved MIX Factory. When you enter, you will be transported, walking beneath custom-built textile parabolas. We invite you to explore every nook and cranny of the nest-like expanse and take in our one-of-a-kind screenings, installations & performances throughout the week.

Tuesday, November 9th - 8 pm - $20

MIX opens this year with abundant queer creativity reaching all across the landscape of our lives, art and politics.

From personal revelations in The Cindy Doll and How the Bridge Works to bold political statements in See Something, Say Something and Lloyd ____ Fein Must Die — opening night is overflowing with imagination and creativity. Poetry courses through documentary in Jay Dreams and contemporary cultural consciousness dissolves into reflection and abstraction in Les Nanas, Make Them Jump and The Ghosts of Syb'L Vane.

Also, to break through the boundary between film and performance, MIX is delighted to have director and violin virtuoso Paul Festa provide a live soundtrack for The Glitter Emergency. We hope you enjoy this collection of ambitious film, video, animation, and performance!


Wednesday, Nov 10, 10pm
Eat a sparkly spatulaful of Kansas City Meta-Poppy I-HATE-MOM Realness Pie, from the SSION’s Cody Critcheloe.

50 Faggots
Thursday, Nov 11, 10pm
A longitudinal, auto-ethnographic online documentary series about effeminate gay male activists, artists, professionals and educators, whose perspectives are rarely discussed within most cultures.

The Emotional Body
Friday, Nov 12, 11pm
Queer collaborators find muses in one another, the city, ritual, music—and a little LSD. Featuring Generations
a collaboration between Barbara Hammer and Gina Carducci, each inspired by the other in an elaborate process of mirroring and individual creativity.

Underground New York
Saturday, Nov 13, 4pm
This precious late-60s film captures the hotbed of emerging New York counterculture: Susan Sontag, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, protests, happenings, poets, theorists, musician-warrior-activists & more.

That Tortured Feeling
Sunday, Nov 14, 6pm
Gay suicide bombers, females torturing females, misused military rations & Hitler Youth in love.

Closing Night: L.A. Zombie
Sunday, Nov 14, 8pm
The theatrical premiere of Bruce LaBruce’s latest zombie fuckfest (the hardcore version, of course). Watch François Sagat rise from the ocean and fuck the dead back to life! Also with Tony Ward, Erik Rhodes, Matthew Rush, Wolf Hudson & other porn favorites.

MIX 23: November 9-14, 2010
The MIX Factory at Theater for the New City
151 First Ave. (between E. 9th and 10th Streets)

Regular shows — $12
Special Events — $15
Opening/ Closing Night — $20
A Different Take — Free to youth age 23 and under

79 Pine Street #132
New York, NY 10005


MIX NYC promotes, produces and preserves experimental media that is rooted in the lives, politics, and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and otherwise queer-identified people. MIX's work challenges mainstream notions of gender and sexuality while also upending traditional categories of form and content.

MIX NYC, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization, is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Materials for the Arts, Experimental Television Center, Visual AIDS, the Arcus Foundation, Gesso Foundation, Gill Foundation, Phil Zwickler Charitable & Memorial Foundation Trust, and the generosity of many individuals!

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