Archive for June, 2007

Presenting Larry

June 30, 2007

Larry is 17 years old and controlling Skizum Studios of Berlin. It’s a tough job and requires a lot of sleep

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my patriot act- some texts

June 25, 2007

for anyone who came here looking for “more info” on my upcoming performances here are some texts that i´m playing around with making my new solo about being american

woo hoO!

–rachel

You’re supposed to stand behind a nation when it suffers a misfortune of this magnitude, but here the “misfortune” is so hard-wired into the American system, the American way of life, that you’d be standing behind the problem, taking off your hat in honour of the problem, remaining, for two minutes, silent about the problem while the problem lays a floral wreath at the fresh grave of the problem.
-Nathan Fuhr/Momus

how i am feeling about the u.s.a . is disappointend, disgusted, sick, angry and any other emotion along those lines that you can think of.
— carolyn dickson, rachel´s grandmother

i thought of another thing that is good about america, the many decent, caring ordinary citizens who will stop the nasty group who run the government, someday. soon i pray!
— carolyn dickson, rachel´s grandmother

it´s very comfortable to live in a rich country. you can almost always find a nice public bathroom (at McDonald´s). I secretly enjoy being a rich American. For example, I have so many nice shoes. Most of them were not made in the USA. Sometimes it´s fun to shop and buy a bunch of random stuff. Even poor people here have a fair bit of stuff. Homeless people have stuff. In other countries sometimes I´ve seen people who literally have almost nothing. So even when we are poor we´re kind of rich. It´s weird. But despite the guilt i confess to liking it. I don´t want to give up being comfortable, I just want other people to be warm and comfy and well fed and have pretty shoes, too. I´m so shallow.

— Mary DeCoster, rachel´s mom

I never did send the “amerikan” thoughts to you
but primarily I wanted to send something closer to home for you
like talking about the cedar wax wings that appeared in early spring in the
cedar trees near my little house outside Durham when I was at Duke and
eating the berries while I marveled at their beatuy
and the tree frogs who put me to sleep at night in the summer after eating
all the mosquitos so that I didnt have bites in that place and the sound was
small like the little frogs and pleasant…
— James Neirinck

My absolute favorite thing about being an American is our Constitutional right to free speech and free expression. If we ever lose that (and sometimes now it’s questionable), we no longer have an America.
I may not always like who’s in office, but I still think we have the best political system. It’s been a long time since I’ve lived anywhere else, but from what I read, I think we’re very blessed here.

— Berwyn Moore, rachel´s stepmother

and my American Woman quotes:

The number and variety of cultural differences between Europeans and Americans is almost infinite. Among these an anthropologist would have to mention the status of the American woman– a castrating, threatening figure almost as disturbing for European males as the all-powerful Arab male is for European females.
— Emmanuel Todd, After the Empire

From what I have seen, cunnilingus is much more popular in American than in European porn. In French porn it´s something of a specialty, whereas in American porn it´s almost routine. The American actresses are more active and expansive. French actresses tend to be more passive, and appear more like victims.
— Coralie Thrin-Thi, French porn actress and director

house dinner

June 25, 2007

we had our first whole-house dinner tonight. thrilling! scott talked about his failed attempts to tip over cows in his youth. we ate a lot.

another post

June 25, 2007

herefrom outside

Rachel’s Performances this weekend post

June 25, 2007

Invitation/Einladung
(formerly known as Leaking,)
an interactive work for eight dancers and a musician
will show again in Berlin, as an installation at
The Liminal Experience
Saturday, June 30, Entry 22:00-24:00,
schwelle sieben, Uferstr. 6, Wedding, Berlin ( www.schwellesieben.de).

This is an invitation to touch
anywhere on exposed skin.
You are free to touch
or not to touch.
Please enter the space…

Dies ist eine Einladung
unbedeckte Haut zu berühren.
Sie können berühren oder
der Berührung zuschauen.
Bitte treten Sie ein…

For more: http://www.schwellesieben.de/program_en.htm#party

AND

Oh Beautiful: My Patriot Act
will show at an open rehearsal

Sunday, July 1st at 3pm,
Mime Centrum, 73 Schönhauserallee 2. hof Erdgeschoss, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin.
The showing will be followed by a feedback session in the style of The Field (www.thefield.org).

You’re supposed to stand behind a nation when it suffers a misfortune of this magnitude, but here the “misfortune” is so hard-wired into the American system, the American way of life, that you’d be standing behind the problem, taking off your hat in honour of the problem, remaining, for two minutes, silent about the problem while the problem lays a floral wreath at the fresh grave of the problem. -Nathan Fuhr/Momus