Here are some of the things I did while I wasn’t updating this site.
I was invited to present the
PhotoStatic Magazine Retrograde Archive
Wizards of OS
conference in Berlin in June. You can
read this text.
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan
in the past fifteen months.
And, during this autumn, I have accepted a temporary teaching position in the
Experimentelles Radio department of the Bauhaus University at Weimar, Germany.
The Abortive Re-Design
All the links and other appurtenances of the site work as before
— with the exception that all links to the home page from the
old site will take you to the “real” home page (i.e.,
the new re-design) rather than this older version of it. Do not be
dissuaded by this.
Off to Spain for Big Gig
Spain for a second time
Recently, Tape-beatle public appearances have been few and far
between, but coming up on May 8, The Tape-beatles will deliver two
cinematic opi at KINODESECHOS, a film and new art festival to be
held in Madrid, Spain. Opus the first consists of the expanded
cinema for “Matter”, which will be swiftly followed by a
tweaked and tightened new version of “Good Times.”
The following day, May 9, The Tape-beatles will participate in a
round table discussion about issues concerning intellectual property
and the “art of collage”. The events will take place at
La Casa Encendida.
Pardubice Hosts The Tape-beatles
Divadlo 29 for a second time
Sometimes when we do a show in a place, the level of indignancy is
sufficiently low that we are invited back. Such is the case with
Divadlo 29 in Pardubice. So impressed were they with our 2002
presentation of “Good Times” that they wanted us back to
complete the suite. Which is precisely what we did, this time
bringing them our “Matter” and “The Grand
Delusion”. An hour of Q&A rounded off the evening.
A listener writes
We like to get mail
The following is an example of what we like
about getting mail: the unexpected, mixed with the banal, turned over by a dry
wit, and lightly shaken:
Hi, Jim Hayes in Georgia here. I was in a couple of YAWNs a long
time back. I grabbed some tapes at my parent’s house the other
day, one of them was a hand made Tape-beatles tape (so to speak).
It’s a glossy newspaper ad that says 30% off and
“plagiarism” inked across. I threw it in my trunk. The
next morning I went to Wal-mart to get cat litter and bottled water
(you cannot drink the tap in Georgia). I opened the trunk and saw
the tape; stuck it on the bumper and loaded the goods. I drove up to
the next light about a mile away and realized it was still on the
bumper. I slowly drove to the parking lot, scanning the pavement for
the tape. I parked in my previous spot and got out. It was stuck on
the bumper! I thanked God and drove home. In my e-mail box was the
new issue of KINGBLIND: Music, Art & Entertainment and there was
an article about the Tape-beatles inside. Pretty deep huh?
You can thank whomever you want, Jim, but I doubt God had anything
to do with it. We’re in control of these things, don’t
you know. It’s part of our plan. Here at the Glassed-in
Laboratories, we’ve been perfecting what we call “the
sticky trick” for over a decade now. Glad it worked so well
Tape-beatles in Madrid, and Pardubice
New Shows Confirmed
As part of the event Kinodesechos, the Tape-beatles will present
their three-screen panoramic works “Matter” and “Good Times” on May
8. (The former is actually a Public Works piece performed by the
Tape-beatles.) The day after, the group will participate in a panel
discussion on art and copyright.
Although the date is not yet firm, fans in Central Europe can see
the group bring their show to Pardubice, in the Czech Republic.
Watch this space for details as they are known.