Post subject: IMAGINARY COMPANY (lightningbolt/usaismon) TRUTHEATER 6/10
Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:49 pm
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JUNE 10TH AT SKYLAB GALLERY IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS OHIO!!!! IMAGINARY COMPANY PRESENTS -
20 minutes of new videos directed by Peter Glantz featuring the art of Kevin Hooyman, Jacob Ciocci (Paper Rad), and Ron Rege, Jr. (Highwater Books).
Videos include two music video “non-internet” premieres:
No More Forever This 8 minute epic tale of two men sharing their song of Chief Joseph’s lyrics is set inside over 150 original drawings by Kevin Hooyman. All the magical creatures gather to listen and join in the song while the Lemurs record it all, edit, and broadcast the story from the moose’s horns across all the land. Music by The USA is a Monster. Art by Kevin Hooyman. Directed and Animated by Peter Glantz. High Definition. TRT: 8:00 These videos will be accompanied by commercials for Imaginary Sponsors like Togetherness, Heart, and Change.
Like A Prayer Starring Becky Stark, this video reinterpretes the classic pop song as a psychadelic healing vision. Stark, performing the song as a depression era scamp, finds strength by sending her inner spirit on a journey from inside her heart to outer space and back again. Features art by Ron Rege, Jr. and Jacob Ciocci.Music written by Madonna, performed by Lavender Diamond. Animated by Jacob Ciocci and Peter Glantz. Directed by Peter Glantz. High Definition. TRT: 4:30
A VIDEO MADE BY PETER FOR USA IS A MONSTER -
"I had my fill of theatre when I completed an education degree a decade ago. In fact, I got so burnt out that I rarely attend live theatrical performances and would rather surround myself with lepers than actors. So once I discovered the T.L.L.K. was not a band as much as a minstrel-esque ensemble and the disc the audio companion to a 2004 performance, I experience more than a little trepidation. About 35 seconds into the disc, a happy realization presented itself; These guys aren’t actors they're a bunch of freaks & heads running around the forest creating psychotropic alternate realities revolving around the question' Are you high all the time?'!! It is mind blowing and boggling all at the same time and oh oh oh sooo amazing. A variety of Providence area musicians, most notably including Urdog & Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt, cook up a sludge of noisy psych via electronic and organic means which serve to highlight and support the delivery of disjointed and at times bizarre & stoner logic text. Trutheatertheatre is an acquired taste and even those who will dig it off the hop will not spin it too often. It is very similar to many of the hippie exploitation records like the Victims of Circumstance, Crazy People, or the 'How to have a Freak Out Party'. It's a brilliant oddity that you should have around to scramble yr. head and confuse yr. pets with."
Trutheatertheater presents a tale about the unbreakable spirit of love. The company mixes shadows, puppets, song and dance with live and prerecorded sound to create a captivating 40 minute journey beyond time and space.