June 2009

May 2009

  • the Ka!FraBOOMctious bizaar

    the Ka!FraBOOMctious bizaar

    Saturday, May 16, 2009, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Ding Dong Lounge
    929 Columbus Avenue
    New York, NY

    ~ an exchange of goods and gaiety ~

    VENDOR FAIR:  zines + comix + books + records + tapes + cds + posters
    PERFORMANCES:  screenings + readings + live music + DJing by Jeremy Novak
    ADMISSION:  free and open to the public

    To reserve a table for selling your wares, email [email protected] Include your name and a description of your wares. Tables are $10 at the door.


    1:30pm – Betty La Flaca (a short film by Hugo Perez, and winner of the 2006 HBO/NYILFF Short Film Award)
    Skinny Betty might just as well not exist given the lack of attention she gets from men, including her boyfriend Carlos. Her co-worker, Reina, recommends she have some work done to enlarge and enhance the most important part of the body–her butt. When Betty arrives at the homegrown ‘clinica’ in Maria Dolores’ living room in the Bronx, she has no idea how much impact a little ‘work’ will have on her life. www.m30afilms.com

    2:00 – Ball Deep Int’l Program
    Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn have been collaborating as Ball Deep International since 2003. Their films (15 to-date) are comedies, usually depicting young people enjoying themselves, and focus on themes of adventure, leisure and denial. http://www.balldeep.tv
          This program pairs 2 Ball Deep Intl fiction movies with their home-movie counterparts. First, Maine’s great and ominous waters, then in-yo-face nostalgia on the outskirts of NYC.
    "InstaMovie01" (2007/photoJPEG/Color/6min)
    The Allagash River, Maine. July 2007.
    "Vampire Weekend: Walcott (newgaze remix)" (2008/8mm/Color/4min)
    Challenge and monstrosity in an X-Files dream of New England. An unauthorized fanfic.
    "InstaMovie02" (2008/photoJPEG/Color/10min)
    Sunday June 08, 2008. 98°F. Partly cloudy chance of thunderstorms. Puttin on the Ritz and Fleetwood mAacfee at 502, Brooklyn NY.
    "Jazz Christmas" (2006/16mm/B&W/9min)
    1920s New York through the cloudy lens of 21st century cultural revisionism—The Beautiful and Damned, before they knew about that second part.

    2:30 – Patries Wichers (From Antwerp via Skype)
    Empty loops are created & filled with sound during the performance. The playing of the instrument has an equal relationship with the manipulation of the loop. To achieve this we decided to place the loop at the front as the musical event and reject the history of loops being used as accompaniment. These recordings are live unedited works as they would be heard in performance.

    3:00 – Skeery TV Program
    "Buck Rogers in the 15th Century" by Erick Henden and Jeff Zappala [3min]
    "Space Brain" by Jonathan Doyle [5min]
    "Spin Remix" by Dirk DeJong [5min]
    "Animation Brunch" by Pretzel World and Kaboom!Press, featuring animation by Kyle Lapidus (LoVid and Ortho), Ron Rege Jr, Mike Diana, Patrick Hambrecht (Flaming Fire), Nouri Zander, Drew Curtis, and Clay Lacefield [10min]
    "Bucktooth the Outlaw Dog - movement studies" by Nouri Zander [2min]
    "European - Imapean (Dance Videos)" by Inju Kaboom, Sara Manente and Marcos Simeon [8min]
    "Brother’s Day" by Mike Diana and Steve Schitz [20sec]

    4:00 – Buzz Poole reading
    A reading by Buzz Poole, whose writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Print, The Believer, Washington Square, [sic], Spork, The Village Voice, Swindle and San Francisco Chronicle. He is the author of Madonna of the Toast, a look at the visual manifestations of religious and secular icons. Keep up with him and his adventures in surprising iconography at www.madonnaofthetoast.blogspot.com.

    4:30 – Fiction Circus reading
    Raucous readings from the not-so-gentlemen of Fiction Circus: www.fictioncircus.com.

    5:00 – Gus Iverson reading

    5:30 – Dave Kim reading
    A fiction reading by Dave Kim, who teaches writing and literature in New York.

    6:00 – Casino Modern
    A dance concept film by Sara Manente (Antwerp)

    6:15 – Claudio Blanco
    A text animation film

    6:30 – Wolfhaven performance

    Hosted by Kaboom!Press and Fractious Press

March 2009