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HOW DO YOU COUNT STORIES WHEN YOU’RE AT THE BOTTOM?

21st century life, corporations, events, politics

Black suits, black portfolios in hand (how much is your portfolio worth, sir?), neatly knotted ties, they walk (very erect) into a black building forty or fifty stories tall (how do you count stories when you’re at the bottom?).

And across from those forty or fifty stories, are the real stories, not the confabulations, the stories of the humans, not of the corps, the stories of the thousands who struggle, some of whom starve while the forty of fifty stories stock up on stock, rake in assets as they set on their asses. If the 99% turn into corpses, and the 1% survive, what stories would the corporations have to tell, to what customers would the corporations sell?

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I'VE LONG LONGED FOR SHORTER SHORTS

creativity, events, open mic, film, MARN

The play‘s the thing. We see where life leads and run with it, see where our onion lands and play along. As in PLEASE PLAY. That’s a short short, filmed and edited by Kathy Fischer, which features 7 or 8 Rosenblatts (Adolph has genie rather than genius status), Genevieve Leplae, John Gourdoux, Artasia, Rosenblatt Gallery, sculptures, buddhas, Japanese bath tubs, and a red onion.

You can see it this Thursday, Oct 20, 7 PM, at the Times Cinema, along with my short short DANCERS and other short shorts by local filmmakers. I made DANCERS several years ago, well before digital, high def, whatever else is current. I chose dozens of my dancer drawings and paintings, assigned each a number, listed them in the order I wanted them filmed, and added the number of frames for each artwork. Weeks later, film scraps on the editing room floor, I was ready to add Sigmund Snopek’s music.

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