Joe Jagos presents
Reading and Performances inspired by David Wojnarowicz
April 7, 2011
6:30 – 8:30pm
'The Collectors' influence on what the museum shows continues this process secretly with behind-the-scenes manipulations of curators and money. Jesse Helms, at the very least makes public his attacks on freedom; the collectors and museums responsible for censorship make theirs at elegant private parties or from the confines of their self created closets.” -David Wojnarowicz 'Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration’
In response to the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s censorship of an re-edited version of David Wojnarowicz’ A Fire in My Belly, Joe Jagos has organized a one night event to highlight David’s prophetic statements on the issues of censorship as well as Wojnarowicz’ influence to younger artists in music, art and politics.
Part one will be Jagos reading three excerpts that highlight the focus of David's writings; Censorship, Separation, HIV, and Homophobia. Part two of the performance will have a group of five musicians performing an interpretation of the music of 3 Teens Kill 4, a band David was a member of. These performances will be accompanied by projections of clips from the films and video; A Fire in my Belly, ITSOFOMO, and Silence = Death.
Joseph Jagos (readings/vocals): From Flint/Detroit, MI. Exhibited and performed for PPOW, BRIC Gala, Secret Project Robot, The Shank, The Sky Report. Assistant to artist Tracey Moffatt. Recent residency in the Australian outback for purpose of Modern Indigenous studies. 4 year RED INK STUDIOS residency between San Francisco and Michigan. Currently lives in NYC curating and working on a video art showcase every four months called Tertile.
Sam Consiglio (guitar): From Detroit Michigan. MFA, New York University. Exhibitions; Peres Projects Berlin, Scaramouche Gallery, Texas Firehouse. Performed at MoCAD Detroit, Winkleman Gallery, Secret Project Robot, Glasslands. Co-director of performing art group Perfect Wieners and Butts. Formerly played in groups ADULT, Tamion 12 Inch, Bad Thoughts and current project Sammy & the Supremes.
Daren Ho (synth): Performs under the name Driphouse and has/is formally a member of the Iowa City band Raccoo-oo-oon. Recent performance at The Kitchen for BOMBLOG:Sound and Vision. Will be touring as Drip House with Aboladies, Carl Calm, and Dariius.
Christopher Puidokas (bass/drum machine): From Detroit, MI. Performed/toured under many alias with several bands including 'Blonde Redhead' and 'The Silent Years'. Assistant Musical engineer at DNA Downtown studios LES. Assistant engineer on recordings of bands such as Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Blonde Red Head, and Gang Gang Dance.
Kerry Davis (vocals): From Detroit, MI. Founding member and performer for Perfect Wieners and Butts. Performed at Winkleman Gallery, Secret Project Robot, Museum of Contemporary Arts Detroit.
Recent performance as dancer for Dana Bell: A Delicate Balance at LOUIS V E.S.P.
Carrie-Anne Murphy (saxaphone): Front person of the performance-oriented jazzpunk band BAD CREDIT NO CREDIT.