terre thaemlitz interstices + silent passability video|
Terre Thaemlitz: Lovebomb/愛の爆弾 | Region Free NTSC & PAL DVD-R Video | Released 2005 | D.001
Special hand-made set containing the videos:
- Interstices (2001)
- Silent Passability (Ride to the Countryside) (1997)
Featuring music by Terre Thaemlitz
Taken from the album: Interstices
Time: 00:18:00 | 2001
Produced by Comatonse Recordings at Meow Studio, Kawasaki 12.2000 and Lovebytes, Sheffield 03.2001
"INTERSTICES n (pl.) small gaps or spaces between objects"
There's "no experience required" to enjoy INTERSTICES' "easier" format. TERRE THAEMLITZ adapts selected music, text and images from his CD INTERSTICES (MILLE PLATEAUX, 2000 MP94 [discontinued]) into a video that makes reading fun. Candidly investigate the interstices between genders, sexual orientations, and other identity constructs. intersexual birth, surgical gender reassignment, sex acts, and transsexual job opportunities are among the topics processed through filters of private and public expectation. Featuring the titles (in alphabetical order):
インタースティシーズの“easier（より簡単な）”フォーマットを楽しむには“no experience required（経験不問）”。テーリ・テムリッツはアルバム『インタースティシーズ』［ミル・プラトー、2000年、MP94］から音楽・テキスト・映像を厳選し、読んで楽しむビデオを編集。このビデオを作るにあたって、テムリッツは様々なジェンダー、様々な性的位置付け、アイデンティティーを決定するその他の様々な要素の隙間に存在するものを率直に調査している。両性具有、外科手術によって仕切り直すジェンダー、性行為、性転換者に振り分けられている仕事の種類などのトピックスを、私的また公的な期待というフィルターを通した形で、取り上げている。取り上げているタイトルは以下の通り（アルファベット順）：
ENTRE L'ACTION ET LE DEUIL.005
"she inquired if elective surgery allows her to inhabit a suspended state of transition"
"produced by comatonse recordings... commissioned by lovebytes and funded by the national lottery through the arts council of england"
"jobs available... inquire within"
"she sought to occupy the gaps between black and white... but an image gradually took form in the greys between"
THERE WAS A GIRL/THERE WAS A BOY.ANALSEX
"i don't want to hurt you... i want you to feel good"
THERE WAS A GIRL/THERE WAS A BOY.DECLAMATION
"there was a girl... there was a boy"
THERE WAS A GIRL/THERE WAS A BOY.INTERSEX
"the doctors said itﾕs easier to poke a hole than build a pole"
THERE WAS A GIRL/THERE WAS A BOY.WENDY (15 MINUTES OF SHAME)
"can she escape the horrors of a life as the jock next door and the girly next door...?"
Silent Passability (Ride to the Countryside)
Featuring music by Terre Thaemlitz
Taken from the album: Couture Cosmetique
Time: 00:04:00 | 1997
Starring: Lady Jane Fairchile (1997 Miss Upstate NY), Darienne Lake, Aggy Dune, Pandora Box, Heather Sky. Production, film & editing: Terre Thaemlitz
Deemed "too ambient for broadcast" by MTV's AMP, Thaemlitz' first video "Silent
Passability (Ride to the Countryside)" contrasts cinematic footage from drag
performances in upstate New York with highly processed digital audio from his CD
"Couture Cosmetique" (US: Caipirinha/Japan: Daisyworld [discontinued]). Thaemlitz is known for
his fusion of computer synthesis techniques with non-essentialist transgenderism
as two methodoligies which appropriate and critically recontextualize cultural
signifiers, whether they be audio sources or gender constructs. The audio for
"Silent Passability" deals with fears of violence while travelling in 'passable'
drag between safe zones, and Thaemlitz' unsettling compulsion to remain silent in
such circumstances so as to avoid confrontation. Antithetically beatific images
from the transgendered stage question posturing as a means for alieviating and/or
concealing such oppressive circumstances.
Select Screenings: Interstices
January 25 through May 18 video installation at "Passwords 3: Problematisations of Femininity," Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturenea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
June 10 "Trans-Sister Radio vs. Interstices vs. Deeperama" at "Assembly International," Kino International Lounge, Berlin Germany.
March 11 "Interstices" video screening at "Open House," O.K. Centrum für Gegenwartskunst Oberösterreich, Linz Austria.
June 9 solo Australian tour, "Issues of Gender and Electronic Audio Production" lecture with "Insterstices" screening at University of Technology, Sydney Australia.
July 11 through 17 "Interstices" video screening at Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, Rome Italy.
September 11 "Issues of Gender and Electronic Audio Production" lecture with "Interstices" screening, and "Lovebomb" performance at "The Re-Politicisation of Sexual Space in Contemporary Artistic Practices," Arteleku Art Center, San Sebastian Spain.
November 1 "Lovebomb" performance and "Insterstices" screening at "Gender Bender Festival," Bologna Italy.
February 26 through April 6 video installation at "Same-Different: On Identity, Integrity, and Sexual Politics," Galeria Noua/New Gallery, Bucharest Romania.
February 28 video screening at International Center for Contemporary Arts, Bucharest Romania.
June 4 video screening at "Impakt Festival 2003," Centraal Museum Utrecht, Utrecht The Netherlands.
June 13 video screening at "Sónar Festival 2003," Barcelona Spain.
November 21 through 22 performance and video screenings at Shedhalle, Zurich Switzerland.
November 27 through 30 video screening at "LOOP Video Art Festival," Barcelona Spain.
January 16 at Stadtgarten, Köln Germany.
January 17 at Vooruit, Gent Belgium.
January 20 at Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart Germany.
January 23 at Podewil Center for Contemporary Arts, Berlin Germany.
February 1 at Uplink Factory, Tokyo Japan.
March 16 at "MAC Serralves," Fundacao de Serralves, Porto Portugal.
March 22 at "Campy, Vampy, Tacky," La Cri仔 centre d'art contemporain, Rennes France.
June 7 at "Very Fucking Eikaiwa Music Workshop," Uplink Factory, Tokyo Japan.
June 16 guest lecture and performance at Musashino Art University, Tokyo Japan.
September 21 at Uplink Factory, Tokyo Japan.
October 5 at "Prototype International Festival for Electronic Music," Wasserkraftwerk, Theiss Austria.
March 15 through 25 at "Lovebytes Festival 2001," Sheffield Workstation, Sheffield United Kingdom.
May 25 at Constant, Brussels Belgium.
May 28 at Audio(Incident), Brussels Belgium.
July 12 at Belluard Bollwerk International Festival, Fribourg Switzerland.
Select Screenings: Silent Passability
May 1 through June 6 "Silent Passability" video exhibition at "Citizen Queer," Shedhalle, Zurich Switzerland.
July 25 at Uplink Factory, Tokyo Japan.
August 18 at "Seventh Annual Chicago Underground FIlm Festival," Fine Arts Theater, Chicago Illinois United States of America.
August 24 video screening at The Matthew Gallery, Edinburgh Scotland.
June [Date?] video screening at The Kitchen, New York City New York United States of America.
October [Date?] video screening at 1998 Mix Video Festival, New York City New York United States of America.
August [Date?] video screening at "Daisyworld Museum," Tokyo Modern Art Museum, Tokyo Japan.
HiFi-Stereo DVD-R NTSC
Color (24 Minutes)
Release Date: November 27, 2005
©2005, 2001, 1997 Comatonse Recordings
(This item replaces VHS tapes V.000 and V.001 [discontinued].)
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