❏ film maudit 2.0 / hi-kicks entrails / january 12-24, 2021

Film Maudit 2.0 Poster

On January 12-24 2021, the legendary L.A. Performance Space and Gallery Highways will present its Second Annual Film Maudit 2.0 festival to showcase and celebrate new outré, unusual and startling films. The Film Maudit 2.0 festival features over 125 works of cinema from 25 countries including films rarely if ever, seen in festivals: works addressing socio-political issues and taboo subject matter that challenges conventional artistic assumptions and sexual mores.

The festival will present virtual, online screenings of 17 feature films, 19 shorts programs, specially commissioned works, and new film scores performed by artists who reflect the diversity of Los Angeles. Included are a range of narrative, documentary and experimental films that are deliberately bold, extreme, confrontational and unusual.

Film Maudit 2.0 is inspired by French avant-garde filmmaker and writer Jean Cocteau who created the original Festival du Film Maudit (literally “cursed films”) in 1949 aiming to celebrate overlooked, shocking and experimental films.

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❏ project rage queen ‘specimercial’ – coaxial arts

Project Rage Queen has gained a reputation for pushing the limits of performance with unsettling and confrontational transformations of space. They have shocked and wooed audiences in The Broad Museum, The Hammer Museum, L.A.C.E., San Francisco, Chicago, London and Amsterdam. During their week-long residency at Coaxial Arts, Project Rage Queen produced a multi-media installation and “specimercial” untucking the concepts of Queendom, rage, asstral projection, identity, “safe-space”, and body dysmorph-ication. July, 2019

 

Project Rage, Queen: An Invitation to Rant, Rave and Rule

❏ kill your god – club scum anniversary @ the smell

“kill your god” a performance for club scum anniversary @ the smell

 

Bad Boy Bubby
“Fuck You God”

You see, no one’s going to help you Bubby,
because there isn’t anybody out there to do it.
No one.

We’re all just complicated arrangements of atoms and subatomic particles–
we don’t live.
But our atoms do move about in such a way
as to give us identity and consciousness.

We don’t die;
our atoms just rearrange themselves.

There is no God.
There can be no God;
it’s ridiculous to think in terms of a superior being.
An inferior being, maybe,
because we, we who don’t even exist,
we arrange our lives with more order and harmony
than God ever arranged the earth.

We measure; we plot;
we create wonderful new things.
We are the architects of our own existence.

What a lunatic concept to bow down before a God
who slaughters millions of innocent children,
slowly and agonizingly starves them to death,
beats them, tortures them, rejects them.

What folly to even think that we should not insult such a God,
damn him, think him out of existence.
It is our duty to think God out of existence.
It is our duty to insult him.

Fuck you, God!
Strike me down if you dare, you tyrant,
you non-existent fraud!
It is the duty of all human beings to think God out of existence.

Then we have a future.
Because then–and only then–
do we take full responsibility for who we are.
And that’s what you must do, Bubby:
think God out of existence;
take responsibility for who you are.