Friday, March 30, 2012

Drunk On Decay (Austin, 1997)

On March 30 1997 in Austin, an amplified funnel attached to a wheelchair that three performers were holding up was allowed to drag and erode on an amplified turntable of sandpaper.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Grinding Gig (San Francisco, 1995)

In San Francisco on March 29 1995, four members of The Haters slowly pushed live microphones into power grinders, while a fifth processed the resulting sounds into a monumental racket.

Building Empty Holes (San Francisco, 1992)

On March 27, 1992, four members of The Haters each used a clici-clic to pop holes through numerous sheets of tinfoil & paper. For 20 minutes, the sound of the crushing was amplified into an ear-piercing blob of noise galore. Projected onto a large screen just behind the performers, a 1961 black & white film of assorted hooded wrestlers involved in various matches.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Haters 25th Anniversary Show (Seattle, 2004)

This year marks the 33rd anniversary for The Haters. On March 19 2004 in Seattle, The Haters 25th Anniversary Show had the original cast members Colin Upton, Ken Gerberick, Fraser Hall, and GX Jupitter-Larsen sitting around a small amplified card table. Each rubbed a bright pink calculator against some very harsh sandpaper. Pink dust literally poured off the sides of the tiny table as a thin pink haze hovered over the performers.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Counting Dirt (Austin, 1991)

In Austin, on March 9 1991, GX Jupitter-Larsen performed by counting, one by one, the number of soil particles in the dirt covered floor of a gallery elevator. During the 4 hours of this untitled live-insulation, a total of 30,142 soil particles were counted (later estimated to be 10% of the total amount there).