Thursday, April 24, 2014

MUDPEOPLE Person - Mike Mollett Visits

Mike is a long time friend from Inter DADA 84 days. He is part of the LA DADA duo and is an amazing poet and performance artist. We had a chance to hangout while his wife Dee met with a childhood friend. 

I remember a couple of visits to LA when we went performance art clubbing, where Mike was well known, and paraded down Venice Beach boardwalk with other artists in costume during DADAFEST LA's early days. LA DADA includes Mike and Neal Taylor (Skooter), and sometimes Lon Spiegelman. Mike was always pushing for things to be "more political" and some days I privately viewed him as an anarchist.

Mike says of his visit to S Florida, "I did get in 5 rounds of swimming. 8 laps, 10, 12, 14, then 16 laps of getting in better shape for the MUDGIG at Highways Perf. Space." 

What's the MUDGIG? He refers to the MUDPEOPLE, a self-named "urban tribe" that eschews spoken language and most clothing for its walkabouts in local parks, the LA River, and at other public spots and events.

See this video to get the idea: MUDPEOPLE explore the Los Angeles River Mike Mollett's infamous MUDPEOPLE discover a mysterious treasure hidden in the Los Angeles River wilderness. Filmed in Los Angeles, California.

Photos of the MUDPEOPLE by Metrov

Addendem: Great article by Victoria Looseleaf

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ex Postal Facto Videos

See videos posted in the sidebar.

Artists and their stamps was the second Ex Postal Facto discussion. Black Rock City Postmaster James Cline is joined by Ginny Lloyd, James Felter, and Harley of Terra Candella in a lively discussion moderated by Jennie Hinchcliff.
A brief history of West Coast mail art, as told by the people who made it. John Held Jr. leads a panel featuring Anna Banana, Leslie "Creative Thing" Caldera, Carl Chew, and performance artist Lowell Darling.

Sponsored by the Marjorie G. and Carl W. Stern Book Arts & Special Collections Center.