A BOOK PARTY
And celebration of the life and work of the iconic bay area cultural
pioneer, and world-known radical shaman performance artist Frank Moore!
Come and get turned on by words, ideas, concepts expanding beyond the normal
frames of art, performance, sex, magic, and life in general!
300 pages of mind-blowing shit!
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
between Florida St. and Alabama St.
“...the Stephen Hawking of performance art who fucks with the frame.”
Underdog Online, Amsterdam
“Freedom and the power of free speech has become the signpost of (Frank
Moore’s) work from the 1960s to today. His career’s work has been to burst
through the barriers of social isolation that separate people.”
Nick Stillman, Editor, NYFA Current
“So I say give it up! The powers that be have already tried to shut Frank
up, but it didn’t work.”
Bob Cardoni, rock ‘n’ roller
Re: The Drama Review “Eroplay” 1989
“I have finally read the Drama Review piece and I love it. It is one of the
profoundest pieces of writing on performance or theatre or just plain living
that I have read ever. Period. Something to read and think about over and
over again. I am so tired of the new of the fast of the whats next -- they
are killing our souls. I can’t call what you have written an essay but a
love song to society -- makes total sense to me on the deepest most
un-speakable levels. How you deal with the unconscious working side by side
the conscious -- as you say like two films going on at once. If you never
write another thing, Frank, it won’t matter because this piece is luminous.
And believe me I have read so many manifestos, essays, critiques, artist
statements ad nauseum over the years. It’s a beautiful generous manifesto
and I look forward to reading more -- it also has this beautiful slow pace
as if forcing the mind of the reader to change pace as well and let the
other world come to the forefront -- the cartography of the soul is where
you take us...each in our own way...rather than your way...which is generous
indeed of you.”
Shelley Berc, writer, teacher
“For being such a small little guy in a wheelchair, are you a hell of a man
to kick in locked doors to rooms filled with taboos.”
Mickie Monster, artist, Sweden
“Frank's piece Cultural Subversion said everything that (I) was trying to
say. Frank is a genius!”
John Sinclair, ’60s cultural figure
“You are truly marvelous. You’ve got it all right. You make the connections.
And you ain’t afraid of nuthin’!”
Bill Mandel, broadcast journalist, left-wing political activist and
world-known shaman performance artist,
A MUSICAL DANCE JAM CELEBRATION!
Bring your passions and musical instruments
and your senses of adventure and humor.
Other than that,
ADMISSION IS FREE!
(But donations are encouraged.)
ARE YOU HUMAN ENOUGH FOR THIS?
Saturday, November 2, 2013
TEMESCAL ART CENTER
511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058
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“Lauded and controversial shaman performance artist Frank Moore …
will be sure to baffle your mind. Moore will attempt to reimagine human emotion
through the use of musicians, actors, dancers, and members of the audience.
It's experimental performance art at its most experimental.”
George McIntire, San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Frank Moore, a genius explorer of the frontiers of human affection" – www.reddit.com
"One of the country's most controversial and profound artists." Kotori Magazine
"...He's wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it's all about and has earned my undying respect.
What he's doing is impossible, and he knows it. That's good art...." L.A. Weekly
Resisting "the easy and superficial descriptions..., Moore's work challenges the consensus view more strongly in ways less acceptable than...
angry tirades and bitter attacks on consumer culture." Chicago New City
"If performance art has a radical edge, it has to be Frank Moore." – Cleveland Edition
"Transformative..." Moore "is thwarting nature in an astonishing manner, and is fusing art, ritual and religion
in ways the Eurocentric world has only dim memories of. Espousing a kind of paganism without bite and aggression,
Frank Moore is indeed worth watching." High Performance Magazine
"Surely wonderful and mind-goosing experience." – L.A. Reader
"...one of the U.S.'s most controversial performance artists,...." – P-Form Magazine
"We came, we saw, we read local performance artist-provocateur Frank Moore's poem...
experience the joys of unsettled discomfort..." – Kimberly Chun, SF Chronicle
"(Frank Moore is) the king of eroticism." - Mike Trachel