Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Continuum' Live Art Series at Avant Garden THIS FRIDAY!

WOAH! Lonestar Explosion, the first International Performance Art Festival in Houston was an amazing success, it brought together  the older performance scene of Houston with the young performance art scene. It also brought some high quality, professional performance artists from around the globe, giving Houston artists inspiration and new perspective.  Continuum, a local performance art collective with the purpose of encouraging performance art, has begun collaborating and blurring in various ways with Counter Crawl, an underground Houston art movement full of creativity and rebelling against the commercialization and hierarchy of the art world. 

All of this blurring, all of this new energy mixing and fluctuating is coming to a head this Friday Night at Avant Garden. 22 Performance artists will be showcased at the Continuum Live Art Series Grand Opening Night. I am still aghast that there are 22 Houston Performance Artists! There are, and there are many more set to be a part of this six month series of workshops and art events which are happening at Avant Garden as a part of Continuum's art residency at the beautiful bar on Westheimer. Performers include classic members of Continuum including Jonatan Lopez who is currently facilitating the group, some Counter Crawlers such as Evan McCarley and Unna Berre aka Jessie Noel, and even some members of the classic scene such as Nestor Topchy. Plus tons of fresh blood, YUM!  I think it is fair to say that Houston is becoming an exceptionally exciting place for performance art right now. The growth and freshness of the scene is evolving fast, and the free monthly workshops being offered by Continuum as a part of this series is sure to add some strength to the current artists and an exciting introduction to anyone new. ITS ONLY GETTIN' BETTER, Y'ALL!

Continuum's Live Art Series Opening Night is happening at Avant Garden (411 Westheimer, Houston, Tx 77079) on Nov. 30th from 7-2AM and will also feature live music from Say Girl Say. Artists include:  Jonatan Lopez, Unna Bet
tie, Hilary Scullane, Koomah, Nestor Topchy, Evan McCarley, Raindawg, Zubi Puente & Y.E. Torres, Sway Youngston, Christine Cook, Tina McPherson, Black Magic Marker, Militia “Malice” Tiamat, Jana Whatley, Jessica Mendez, Chuz Martinez, Marisa R. Miller, Noelle Dunahoe, Julia Wallace, David Tyson Moore and Laurette Canizares.

For more information about Continuum and their Live Art Series please click here

Here is an informative interview with three Continuum members about their group and the Continuum Live Art Series.... 

What is Continuum and what has Continuum done for you? 

Sway Youngston: Continuum is a group of performance artists who agreed to form a supportive community in 2011 for the purpose of creating performance art together and encouraging one another in the medium. It has consistently given me a venue for my performance work.

Tina McPherson: Continuum is a safe space for self-exploration. It is a methodology for me to share and learn from other like-minded creative’s. The nature of Performance Art lends itself to learning, as this genre is a social sculpture – viewed from a myriad of perspectives on the notion that life is a highly complicated mystery that humans must understand with rational thought and intelligence. Continuum allows me to spend time on my art and spend time with special friends. Even though all approach Performance Art from different methodologies and experiences we often find common-threads in our work. This unity has made me a better performer and person.

Raindawg: Continuum is a consciousness that more or less resides within the art of the core members, along with the communities in which we live, perform, and otherwise participate. Continuum is the body/spirit dialectic that has transformed my life and my art into a vision, wherein the imaginable becomes possible.

What is your intention behind your personal involvement with the upcoming CLAS? 
Sway Youngston: I intend to help facilitate these events, create my own performances for workshop and performance nights, and to teach a workshop on being a greener artist, combining my background in sustainability with my passion for performance art.
Tina McPherson: My intention in my involvement in CLAS is to explore, engage and spark dialogue in order to help one discover and achieve understanding. I tend to have more questions than answers and hope to achieve personal understanding and help others do the same.
Raindawg: My intention is to perform three or four well-conceived ideas that have been work-shopped with the group. In my role as a co-facilitator, I intend to help provide a safe, supporting environment where fellow travelers can relax and grow toward their potential through performance art. I intend to treat my fellow artists, audience and associated persons with maximum compassion and to be mindful of the moment I am in so that I can interact with others at the highest level of consciousness that is available.

Would you like to share any teasing details about performances you will be sharing during Clas? 
Sway Youngston: Might get naked. Might not.
Tina McPherson: I am a historical fiction buff and my current focus is threading many historical locations into my contemporary interests. Perhaps there will be tough-n-cheek in parts, which is new for me, perhaps get me out of my comfort zone – all explored with LOVE. Love is still a common-thread in my body of work. Love is timeless…
-Whale Song
-The Tao Dialectic

How do you see the Houston Performance Art Scene and how do you think CLAS will effect it? 
Sway Youngston: The performance art scene has grown tremendously in the last couple of years. I believe Continuum has contributed to that, exposing communities like those involved in CounterCrawl to local artists in the medium and welcoming them in to create their own performances. CLAS is a unique opportunity to not only showcase new and experienced performers, but also to workshop as a community and literally shape the direction of performance art in Houston.

Tina McPherson: The Houston Performance Art Scene is on fire. Do to the efforts of groups as Continuum this almost dead genre has been ignited. The audiences have grown greatly over the past year or so. Often I am at unrelated events or grocery shopping and someone will stop me and tell me how my performance touched them – many shared it brought tears to their eyes. This emotional connection is the power of Performance Art. It amazes me how I tend to bond with the audience, which leads to friendship. I would argue the bonding is birthed due to the participatory aspect of this genre. Meaning, performance artists explore extremely personal themes, which complete strangers experience voiding distance – the viewer and performer are no longer strangers.
CLAS will increase interest in the genre since it explores common-threads in all humans. Performance Art is relatable as in any art the viewer is as much part of the performance as the performer.
Raindawg: The Houston performance art scene seems to be getting redefined by the Lonestar Performance Art Explosion, by Continuum, and by new artists, such as Jessie Noel and Uriel Landeros, who are emerging on their own terms. This is not to say that the establishment has become irrelevant but they have become--the establishment. I think CLAS has the potential to bring some unity to this diversity, in part through its location at Avant Garden, which is an establishment venue. Furthermore, the residency aspect of CLAS has the potential to lend legitimacy to artists who might otherwise be marginalized in Houston’s performance art scene.
Tell me about your fellow artists that will be performing at CLAS, what are you most excited to see?
Sway Youngston: Jonatan Lopez, who has been a part of Continuum since the beginning, is one of my favorite collaborators. At the moment, we have no collaborations planned for the event, but that doesn't say much. I always look forward to seeing anything by the enigmatic Julia Wallace, a woman I consider my mentor in the medium. She got me started in 2009, maybe earlier. Jessie Noel is a strong performer and has been extremely prolific recently. Raindawg's teaching abilities make him a sure thing to teach a workshop, and I'm also hopeful that he will share some of his unique performances involving sound and the body. There really isn't anyone I'm not looking forward to seeing perform.

Tina McPherson: I always enjoy and learn something from my fellow artists. Often, they are sharing something they are going through that I wasn’t aware of – this bonds me even tighter to all of them. I have great respect for their creativity and they are caring human beings.
It is hard to pick whom I am most excited to see since all of the performances are interesting and dynamic. But if I have to pick, I am always excited to see what Jonatan Lopez will spark. He is a keen person who works long hours preparing for each performance. His good looks coupled with his exploration of areas of interest are always captivating. Often, he makes a mess by use of liquids or other messy materials – visually it is unexpected and curious. I adore his performances and him.
Raindawg: Jessica Mendez is a very sweet, intelligent young woman who lives in artistic isolation amid the insanity of a nuclear suburban household on Lake Conroe. Josiah Gabriel and Jessie Noel were at Taft St. Coffee with me four years ago, when we were all three discovering new voices and new identities for ourselves. You might say they attended Raindawg’s artistic birth. I could not be more pleased and excited about the artists they have become and how Continuum is enabling us to collaborate on performance art projects. It is a great joy to work with artists, with whom I am so deeply in love.
What do you hope to see happen from the CLAS Performance Art Workshops? 

Tina McPherson: As a Librarian I am interested in education foremost and hope to see participants and instructors learn and grow together. Even if everyone takes away one methodology, thought, question, answer, or other – it is a success. Performance Art is a great tool to explore in hope of finding understanding just as reading, classes, meetings, mind-dumps, think-tanks, and all of the other buzz methodologies out there. There are no rules to Performance Art, which makes it a safe, creative, non-judgmental space to express and explore oneself and others.
Sway Youngston: I hope this performance art community just grows and grows and that the medium will take a bigger role in Houston's art scene. 
Raindawg: I would like to have some help adding depth to my own ideas and developing them into more solid performances; but mostly I would like to help guide new artists through the process of developing an idea or action into a performance.
What are some of your wildest hopes for CLAS?
Tina McPherson: My wildest hopes for CLAS are that it will find the recognition it deserves. Meaning, it is a misunderstood genre, which tend to attract and help those who have opened minds. I hope it reaches those who have not given it a chance. I hope it opens minds to eliminate prejudice and judgment; after all we are all humans of this beautiful world and are in it together. It’s time humans exude tolerance for things they don’t understand. It’s time that humans love each other, find understanding, and show decency to each other. I hope this love and light is a result of CLAS.
Sway Youngston: Wild? It would be great if some artists came from out of town or country to perform at the shows and to share their experience with us. I'd love to have a workshop by long distance artists.
Raindawg: My wildest hopes are that class could become a traveling village of performance art; that there might be a place I could go and hang out, to feel safe and loved, and have coffee to drink; that I might become a new person.

Friday, April 20, 2012


FACE, Performance by M. R. Miller

The 4th installment of Countercrawl is right around the corner, and it comes packed with performance art, interactive visual art and as usual, many local bands. If you have not heard of Countercrawl yet, either by word of mouth, or through intentionally limited press outings, this is your chance to witness what might be defined as a multi-venue community building bike-ride, (similar yet somewhat rebellious to the execution and concept of Artcrawl) or by all biking means, make your definition of it through empirical observation.

So invite your friends,  pimp out your bikes, get your backpacks ready with bottles of water, brownies and a camera, and countercrawl  through the many exciting stops on Saturday  April the 28th.  The following is a tentative schedule posted by countercrawlers on Facebook:


Bands: The Pete Jazz Trio, Pinky Lieder, The Weird Weeds and Papaya

There will be:

a bone marrow registry performance
swap (almost anything)
watergun fight
The Green Blob by Hillary Scullane (may/will continue throughout the day)
Bring a coffee cup and color it nice!

1:00 AM - 3:00 PM:


Bands: Shotgun Funeral, Julie Rogers, Klezmer Band, David Dove

There will be:

Performance: Laughter Box by The McCords
‘bubbles’ by Jesse Noel

Thien’s Drawing Class:
Draw the symbol and/or caricature of the zodiac constellations:
Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Ophiuchus, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, and Cetus.
(Thien will collect all drawings and accept any drawings already drawn at Remarket).


Bands: Adam & The Ancient Gods MC Homeless Sakkred

There will be:

A Seed Swap,
Food Not Bombs will be providing sustenance!

Performance: Uprooted II by Sway Youngston

 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM: 

Bands: William & James Band, Female Demand, Rusted Shut

Performance: Raindawg, “Where We Live” - collaborative twitter performance with CC attendants,
Projection by Jonathan Jindra

 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: 

7:00-7:30 Performance downstairs by Kevin Rue (Music)
7:40-8:25 Continuum performance upstairs (ESQUE), with Jesse Noel, Jonathan Jindra and many countercrawlers, with live music by John Zambrano and Voidfuck
8:25-9:15 open SWIM (free time, people do their thang)
9:15-9:25 Max Xandaux
9:30-10:00 Performance: FACE by M. R. Miller
9:30-10:00 Fiskadoro (Music)

Lovology, a durational performance by Tina McPherson will be happening through out the whole event.

Visual Art upstairs: Sculpture by UH students.
James Hickey and Patrick Bochard's interactive projection piece
Pinata by Hilary Scullane


 11:30 PM - ???  

Bands: Lengua, Daphne, Lazer Cuntzzz, Twilight Dub Sound System

Gallery Space: Collected collective collage and drawings by Thien.

To find the exact location of these venues, do a little bit of googling, or seek countercrawlers through the social media interwebs. 

Hope to see you there.  


The Green Blob by Hilary Scullane will be swallowing people, and you can not defeat this blob with ice.

Monday, March 5, 2012


Houston is about to experience one of the largest performance art events it has ever seen. That is right; artists from ALL OVER THE WORLD are currently flying into our flat little city, preparing to blow our minds with the weirdness that is Performance Art.

The whole festival will kick off with a symposium at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, this Wednesday. A panel of local and international artists will all be weighing in on the fabulous question, "Why Performance?" I am proud to say I have been invited to give my two cents.

Thursday night will begin the three performance events at DiverseWorks. So far the most buzzz I have heard is about Rodney Dickson's piece and Non Grata. I was privy to seeing Rodney's list of needs for his piece, and h.o.l.y.s.h.i.t.... Let's just say, my mind has already been blown by the way his brain works. It is the best list of demands I have ever seen (and by the way they were 'demanded' very, very politely). I would give you a couple of items from the list, but I don't wanna spoil it... Okay, I will give one little clue for the super curious... click here.

Our dear, beloved Ryan Hawk (Houston performance artist turned New York's Grace Exhibition Space's intern) gave me a run down of Non Grata's recent piece in New York. They are performing something different here, but I wanna see anyone who inspired sweet Ryan to shove a glowing lightbulb into his butt area. Yes, Non Grata did that. Yes, you can experience Non Grata too. This Thursday. Ready to buy your tickets yet??

Friday night will be happening at AvantGarden. The main thing I know about Friday is that Jonatan Lopez created an indiegogo campaign in order to buy ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS worth of chocolate. How could you pass up a performance art piece that requires that?

Then Saturday night will bring it all to a head at Notsuoh. Get ready for some Houston classics including one of my favorite characters: Jim Pirtle. He gave me a description of his piece at 4am last Saturday and I couldn't begin to repeat what he told me, but it embodied that wonderful drunk dirty magic that makes Notsuoh glow. And of course, Emily Sloan's Hatchetation. It is already been buzzing all over the facebook. Hide your beerz!

Nancy Douthey will be performing Saturday night as well, and her work is always, always amazing AND I WILL BE PERFORMING TOO, WAHOO!!

Listen all of you, and listen carefully. A group of people was carefully chosen from around the globe based on skills and reputation for creating strange and meaningful experiences. These people have ALL been brought to your city in order to create an amazing festival for you. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. These people are known WORLD WIDE for their SKILLZ, y’all. This kind of thing does not usually happen within Houston, within Texas, within the bottom half of the US of A. BE THERE OR BE EXTREMELY, PAINFULLY SQUARE! Get your wallet out right now and buy your tickets already.

I had a few of the local artists answer some questions for me about the upcoming show... ENJOY!!!!

What are you looking forward to MOST about this festival?

Emily Sloan: The unexpected! I am very excited about meeting the other artists, seeing their work, and witnessing the reactions and responses of myself and others. In fact, I think we should have a follow-up interview after the festival.

Jonatan Lopez: I am excited about experiencing so many diverse and intense performances by so many artists. We have artists coming from all over the world, I can't wait to see the current social issues they will be addressing and the new ways they will be engaging the audience. I am especially, super excited in Rodney Dickson's elaborate performance happening at DiverseWorks and the Viagra-enhanced performance happening the same night.

What do people have to gain from experiencing performance art first hand?

Emily Sloan: Experiencing performance first hand is more memorable. Your senses are engaged, you are sharing the moment with others, and you are experiencing the entire environment..

Jonatan Lopez: People get to experience conceptual art at a much deeper level than they would with visual or performing arts. Most likely, the audience will become part of the performances via optional or mandatory participation; thus, they will leave with a concept engraved in their memories rather than a material object to hang on their walls. And that, to me, is more valuable and durable.

Why should people come to Lone Star Explosion?

Emily Sloan: Seriously, something will happen that you will be glad you didn't miss.

Jonatan Lopez: Why should people not come to Lonestar Performance Explosion? Cause of the rodeo? I am sure that all performance art lovers out there have the event marked in their calendars. This is 'a can't miss' event. More than 30 international and local artist presenting their newest works, if Lady Gaga was coming this weekend and I had tickets to go see her, I would give them away on Craigslist. Plus, this event is highlighting the recent revival of performance art that Houston is experiencing, you’ll get to experience the works of not only international artists but of a group of young new artist in Houston that are bringing new and fresh ideas to the realm of performance art.

Brian and Stevie McCord- The festival is an awesome opportunity for Houstonians to gain exposure to and to form dialogue with the national and international performance performance art community.

Can you share some information about the artists coming to Houston that will entice people to come experience this event?

Jonatan Lopez: Check out Marcus Vinicius work online, it will blow your mind. The performance art group Non-Grata also creates extremely interesting and, rebellious performances that at times involve destroying or blowing up objects such as cars, which in a way reflect current public attitudes towards the constrains of society, specially now with the whole Occupy movement.

Would you like to tell us anything about the piece you will be presenting?

Emily Sloan: Sure. My performance will involve a new direction inspired by some experiences I had working with a cause close to my heart, the Southern Naptist Convention, a specialty performance project with a focus on napping. The Southern Naptists offer free services and are open to all faiths. Basically, if you like Sunday naps or have ever fallen asleep during church, you are welcome to join...

During an outing to share the benefits of napping with some lost souls not familiar with the Southern Naptists, some of the audience became angry. They accused us of condemning people to hell and thinking we are the only "saved" people. Some of the other onlookers heard the actual message of offering rest and began to argue with this group, thus stirring a conflict within the crowd. On another occasion while sharing about this group, I received a message stating that we were just another church that has strayed too far from the bible and is out to get money like so many others. On yet another occasion, a writer wrote an article asking if napping was a “good” answer for the apocalypse. The Southern Naptists do not utilize an "inspired text," are not making or taking any money, and have yet to take any stance regarding the apocalypse (though I suppose you may be lucky if you did manage to sleep through such).
These experiences of being assumed into an antagonistic position have left me wanting more! My response for the festival involves an anachronistic role intentionally seeking to put a "turd in the punch bowl" while also being an invited guest and expected performer. I'm doing my best to withhold expectations...

The (unnamed here) role I will be co splaying incidentally reminds me of my mother!

Brian and Stevie McCord: "Soyrizo", is about food and disparity, presented as absurdity, through humor.

Jonatan Lopez: We are all shades of BROWN.

What IS performance art, ANYWAY?

Emily Sloan: Performance art is medium-specific art with the medium being the body.

Jonatan Lopez: The definition of performance art can be as broad as the definition of art itself. It keeps reinventing it self. I see it as much stronger way of communicating a concept, it can also serve as personal and social transformation, for example, some of my performances become social experiments through which the audience is confronted with current political and moral issues worthy of debate. Through the dialogue that my pieces open, I get to learn valuable things from people's opinions and express my own. That helps me grow in a personal level and hopefully it opens people minds to new ideas as well. Performance is real, performance is rebellion, confrontation, positive transformation, liberation, experimentation. Some young performance artists focus on extremely mundane actions of our daily life, such as washing your hair or taking a bath, highlighting them as meaningful rituals, which leads audiences to question. Is this really, really performance art? And I think that’s the beauty of it, any action can be performance art. I give kudos to this new wave of artists for rebelling to previous notions of the definition of this medium. And though theater and performance art at times blend, they are two very distinct entities.

Nestor Topchy: Performance art is the frontier for sharing experience in a direct way via action performed live in real time and space, the last vestige and hold out of ritual, shamanism, absurdity, extreme expression and mystery in an increasingly calcified, contrived and straitjacketed condition forced upon us by contemporary consensus based culture. Performance art may remind us of our most human qualities and often challenges us in unexpected ways. It may even inspire us in ways we never imagined, and as catalyst for self reflection prompt a deeply personal poetry to enjoin the darkest most unexplored recesses of our undiscovered collective mind.

Brian McCord: Performance art for Stevie and Myself is an active integration of ourselves, with our concept, under immediate circumstances, for the observer. Its immediate work... Like crashing a forign concept car into our observers.

Anything else?

Emily Sloan: You won’t find “me” at this festival.

Jonatan Lopez: Sometimes people say that everything we are doing now has been done before and at times that is the case, but we are bring our own modern ideas to it. Society is different now. We give old concepts and ideas a new voice, even if we are just expressing who we are. Performance art just like society is always evolving, becoming more connected, more present and more eager to make sense of it self.

My two cents: I got a little glimpse here and there of the inner workings of this festival and I just want to say: Kelly Alison is the arms and legs of this operation and this festival never would have happened without her, If you see her there, give her a big high five!! She receives the PERFORMANCE ART HOUSTON VOLUNTEER AWARD for 2012.

International artists include Myk Henry (Ireland), Elena Nestorova (Finland), Gim Gwang Cheol (South Korea), Orion Maxted (London), John Boehme and Natali Leduc (Canada), Marcus Vinicius (Brazil), Rodney Dickson (Northern Ireland), Non Grata (Estonia), Ville-Karel (Estonia) and 1KA (France)
National artists include Nyugen E. Smith (New Jersey), Jamie McMurry (Los Angeles), Jill Pangallo (New York), Patrick Lichty (Chicago) and a diverse collection of local artists including The Art Guys, Jim Pirtle, Nestor Topchy, Julia Wallace, Jonatan Lopez, Rahul Mitra, Emily Sloan, Daniel Adame, Nancy Douthey, Brian and Stevie McCord and Daniel-Kayne.

Event dates and locations:
Symposium at CAMH. Wednesday March 7, 2-4pm. Cullen Educational Resource Center, Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd. 77006.
Performances at DiverseWorks. Thursday, March 8, 7-11pm. 1117 E. Freeway 77022.
Performances at AvantGarden. Friday, March 9, 7-11pm. 411 Westheimer, 77006.
Artist Reception at AvantGarden. Friday, March 9, 11pm-2am. 411 Westheimer, 77006.
Performances at notsuoH. Saturday, March 10, 7-11pm. 314 Main (Downtown)

Tickets are $30 to attend all events, or $12 per performance event.

To purchase tickets and for more information visit

To contribute to the fundraising campaign please visit

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Watch Out Drunkards (An interview with Carrie A. Nation by Anita Latinlova)

Hello Performance Art Lovers, I am back from Spain and just in time for the most amazing event of the year, Lonestar Performance Explosion, Houston's first International Performance Art Biennale. The event will bring together international and local performance artists in a three day adventure that promises a lot of "Ay Dios Mio I can't believe I just witnessed that" experiences. From cars being destroyed anarchist-style, to full frontal viagra-enhanced male nudity to more benign yet still rebellious performances such as "Hatchetation" by Carrie A. Nation.

After partying non-stop, trying lots of new narcotics and drinking night after night with my 100 + relatives in Spain, I ended up developing a liver problem. My doctor told me I either say Adios to the booze or Adios to my glamorous life as a reporter/performance artist. So that's why I am very interested in experiencing the  Hatchetation organized by Carrie A. Nation, a new Temperance Leader and Spiritual Entrepreneur in town who is employing performance art as a vehicle for social change by protesting drunkenness, rather than bitching about a tree's love life or popping out of an egg on stage, (not saying that those actions are not performance art, I mean.....everything  is)

So I was lucky to score a fabulous interview with Carrie A. Nation about her upcoming protest  at notsuoH on March the 10th.

AL: Dear Carrie. Can you tell us a little more about the Temperance movement? Why is it important for Houston drunkards to witness your upcoming Hatchetation protest at the sin infested notsuoH during Lonestar Performance Explosion?

CAN: Well, kudos to you, Anita, for choosing my exact words to describe notsuoH. You’ve done your homework. I am organizing a Hatchetation to take place there on Saturday, March 10th. Its a big night for notsuoH and the Houston art scene. Though it may seem disruptive, the timing couldn't be better for sharing my message of sobriety. Most drunkards WILL NOT want to but they WILL be forced to witness a Nation-Hatchetation-inspired response though.

AL: Is redemption available for everyone? Are there some stubborn drunkards out there for whom a Hatchetation or exorcism may not even work?

CAN: Loss of brain cells, enough said.

AL: I know you have been collecting sinful alcohol-inspired testimonies to be shared within the Hatchetation. Could you share some of your favorites so far?

CAN: “We woke up with vomit on the floor beside our heads, couldn't remember how we got to Mexico and wondered where the hell did we get those Mopeds.” – a recent confession from a mother of two and daughter of a Temperance follower

AL: Oh my God, lol. What could be the consequences if we do not repent once and for all and drop the bottle?

CAN: There are consequences for holding too tight to that bottle!!! These consequences include: being late to work, throwing up at parties, loss of brain cells, losing your purse, syphilis, screwing up valuables, cursing someone out (undeservedly), talking so much no one can stand you, forgetting what you've done, and getting the diabetes!

AL: Does stealing booze from the homeless count as a sin? If yes, Why? If no, Why not? If maybe, Why maybe?

CAN: I do it all the time, so no.

AL: How will you prevent your followers and protesters  from engaging in sinful drinking after the Hatchetation at that evil establishment called notsuoH? After all, the devil owns that place.

CAN: Good question. It is my prayer and hope that my protesters are right in their heart of hearts and truly committed to sobriety. It would be sad to see any of them come to a violent end.

AL: Do you think teenagers should be allowed to buy alcohol legally? Some argue that if its is made legal for them, they might not want to suck on the bottle that much.

CAN: Ms. Latinlova, I think NO alcohol should be legal for anyone regardless of age.

AL: What is the best way to deal with an annoying drunk?

CAN: Show them my picture.

AL: Do you think Houston should be a dry city?

CAN: Now you’re catching on, Anita.

AL: What should people wear  to witness the Hatchetation?

CAN: Clothes, I hope. It is not my intention to catch anyone in the act of sex, though there is always a high chance for such when drinking is involved.

Well there you go drunkards, make sure you come to Lonestar Performance Explosion and witness Carrie's protest Saturday March the 10th at notsuoH.  And don't listen to Jim Pirtle (the owner) if he offers you a drink, we all know he has made a pact with the devil. And remember,  drinking can lead to anal sex.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Houston's First International Performance Art Biennale


March 8-10 2012 at DiverseWorks, AvanteGarden, Notsuoh


Its the best thing that has happened to Houston Performance Art since this blog. ha.