Monthly Archives: September 2008

Amelia Bauer’s Environs at Capricious Space

Last Friday night — before rushing home to watch the first Presidential Debate — your friends at Dossier attended the opening of Amelia Bauer’s Environs exhibition at Capricious Space in Brooklyn. Capricious Space is a relatively new, invitingly cozy addition to Williamsburg’s art scene and was a fitting venue for Bauer’s refined collection of drawings, [...]

Free Ramen Noodles and Clean Underwear

Michael Moore is distributing his newest film, Slacker Uprising, free through his website. We fully support his mission of getting slackers off their asses to vote. If you take the time to watch the movie, you’ll learn that no election since 1968 has had a voter turnout of more than 56%. My mother says that [...]

The Coolest Hand

A fond farewell to one of the greatest, Paul Newman.

Moon and Moon in Seven Acts

Difficult to describe, Moon and Moon’s debut album VII Acts of an IronKing — out Nov. 1 on La Société Expéditionnaire records — is an operatic mix of spoken word and story-telling not to be overlooked. The sounds are chilling and epic, and the cast includes Stephonik Youth and seven-year-old Olivia Galarza, who narrates. Lead [...]

Miranda July’s Videobama

Beloved artist/director/author Miranda July’s new website Videobama makes pre-election preparation a little more fun. “I am so excited to vote that I feel like I might accidentally forget to vote, I’ve done weird, self-sabotaging things like that before. Please save me from myself,” will link you to Obama’s Vote for Change site, where you can [...]

The Palin Poll: Do Something!

By now, a link to’s Palin poll has probably landed in your inbox a half dozen times. The poll, asking “Do you think Sarah Palin is qualified to serve as Vice President of the United States?,” has become what PBS describes as “something of a Rorschach test, a tiny political marker in a tightly [...]

Visual Poets: Yukio Mishima & Jean Genet

Both Jean Genet and Japanese author Yukio Mishima rejected the dominance of words in their only films — Un Chant d’Amour and Yukoku (Patriotism), or The Rite of Love and Death — both just released on DVD this year. Omitting dialog, the films depend purely on gesture to express sexuality, desire, repression and escape, and [...]

Chris Johanson at Deitch Projects

Well, you’ve got just under a month to get to Deitch Projects to take in the current Chris Johanson show Totalities, which closes October 25th. The timing couldn’t be more perfect: It just clouded over, we’re being told it’s now officially fall, and what we want to do most is to look at bright colors [...]

Paradise Now on Earth

“As long as you have people working for money and not love, there will be violence.” In light of current events, I believe this message from the Living Theater‘s Paradise Now carries some weight. Released on DVD earlier this year by Arthur Magazine, this 1968 performance has been on my mind. Perhaps I have been [...]

The Awesomeness of Tim and Eric

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, of the Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, are two of the most progressive comedians to ever sing and dance on TV in a hamburger costume. Their long periods of uncomfortable silence, video glitching, super-surrealism, emotionlessness — and some of the best homemade costumes/props of all time — are [...]