7pmKatrina Del Mar
Katrina del Mar is a New York-based artist, writer, filmmaker and commercial photographer, as well as an award winning director. Her work has been described as beautiful exuding an intimate chemistry and also as filth of the highest quality.Katrina herself has been described as a major league cutie,wild woman,the Lesbian Russ Meyer,and apparently, the lesbian stepchild of Kenneth Anger. Katrina directs and produces independent films and music videos, commercials, reality television segments, short documentaries, and TV for the internet. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo gallery shows, museums, and club installations. She is a proficient in multimedia design, production and publishing.
AMP is very proud to bring Katrina del Mar to Provincetown with a significant part of an exhibition presented earlier this year at Participant Inc. in New York. Comprised of large-scale photographs, clusters of smaller prints, films, videos, and hand-made paperback books, GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS brings together an alluring and potent body of work, “as transcendent as it is transgressive.” – Carlo McCormick, Photograph Magazine. The exhibition at AMP is in tandem with the Provincetown International Film Festival.
Katrina's first film, Gang Girls 2000, shot entirely on super 8mm film, received a 4 star review in Film Threat Magazine, and received glowing reviews from the press, inviting comparisons to the legendary Kenneth Anger. The follow up, Surf Gang, about a gang of women surfers from Rockaway Beach in New York City, landed Katrina a prestigious Fellowship in Video from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and Best Experimental Film Award from the Planet Out Short Movie Awards announced at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006, and was screened at the Museum for Contemporary Art (CAPC) in Bordeaux, France.
In 2010 Katrina completed work on Hell on Wheels: Gang Girls Forever. With that, the Girl Gang Trilogy became complete. It won for Katrina the prestigious Accolade Award for Experimental Film and enjoyed sold-out, standing-room-only screenings in New York, San Francisco, Sydney, London, Hamburg and Berlin.
Katrina, invited to teach at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany, conducted the first ever Queer Trash Feminist Film Workshop with Katrina del Mar. Participants in the workshop wrote, shot, edited and publicly screened a short film in two days. A solo gallery show of Katrina's work called Gangs of New York was presented in June 2010, in Porto Portugal.
In January 2012 Katrina was invited to Copenhagen Denmark to show her pre millennial work from 1988-2000 as part of a show of photography of the so called "golden age" of performance art. "On the Edge of Society: Moments in Live Art" was coupled with an artists talk: "Documenting the Moment: Photographing Live Art."
Katrina has shown her work at Deitch Projects, The Museum for Contemporary Art (CAPC) in Bordeaux, France, Wrong Weather Gallery in Porto Portugal, Warehouse 9 in Copenhagen, American Fine Arts Company, Binz 39 in Switzerland, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami, the Miami Light Project, P.S. 122 in New York City, FabLab in Berlin, and the University of Cardiff in Wales.
Katrina continues to photograph, to write and to produce, to direct and edit films and commercials, and to curate film programs. websiteSarah Greenwood of GSX
Sarah Greenwood is a songwriter and performer, born in Switzerland to British transplants. Graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Sarah is the recipient of multiple Professional Writing Division Awards for Songwriting from Berklee. She released several well received eponymous EP's including 24 Hour Shift before forming GSX, known for its fiery live performances. Sarah's full length album Manifest was released in 2005 and GSX headlined and played both internationally, notably to a crowd of 50,000 in Reykjavik, Iceland and nationally, at notable venues including the Gramercy Theater and the notorious CBGB’s, where they opened for Joan Jett. The GSX videos Bringin' Me Down and I Got What I Came For directed by Katrina del Mar, both made the Top Ten on LOGO's Click List(MTV Networks). Sarah is currently working on a new record. She lives in New York City.
“Greenwood has a knack for transforming pain and anger into edgy songs which alternately smolder and blaze with the eloquently pissed-off attitude of Chrissie Hynde. Her Lyrics are reminiscent of Lou Reed and Patti Smith.” - Boston Phoenix
Karyn Kuhl is an artist who expresses and reins in emotional extremes with an ever present soulfulness. While seduced by ethereal melodies and hypnotic beats, KK's music continues to be energized by the raw power of 3 chords and held under the sway of the blues. Based in Hoboken, NJ and NYC, KK was born in a bank parking lot in Newark,NJ. She had her first gig at age 9 at Sacred heart Church. She went on to become the front person for Gut Bank and Sexpod and is currently recording her 3rd solo album.
"Sexpod, who in their previous incarnation as Gut Bank, preceded and predicted such smart, powerful female punks as Hole, Babes In Toyland, PJ Harvey .." - J.DeRogatis/Chicago Tribune
KK's singing, songwriting and guitar playing have evolved to encompass a wide range of influences as illustrated on her 3 self-released recordings Little Demon Girl (2001), The Beautiful Glow (2003) and Cigarette Songs (2007). KK is currently in the studio with producer Love1Taps, band members Lou Ciarlo (Bass), Alicia Godsberg (Guitar), Lola Rocknrolla (Sax), Mista Taps (Percussion) and special guest drummer Mike Sabatini. website
Amanda Pollock is a writer, bookmaker and singer based in New York City and Baltimore. Amanda was the singer in the rock and roll bands Cloaca and The Velvet Mafia. She holds a BA in English and Education from Smith College and she was awarded a first place honors in the BMCC writing and literature program for her poem “Of Hymn and Him” in 2007. She self publishes her writing in hand made books.
"I can talk a blue streak, I can talk till you're weak in the knees...I can weave tales so long that children go grey, that straight men go gay, that silent lonely grandmas seek solitude." From Big Mouth - Bobby Miller
Bobby Miller is a performance poet, writer, actor and photographer. He is the author of four books of poetry: Benestrific Blonde, Mouth Of Jane, Troubleblonde and Rigamarole. He is included in The 1995 American Book Award - winning Aloud: Voices From The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Verses That Hurt: Pleasure And Pain From The Poemfone Poets, and The Outlaw Bible Of American Poetry, listed on the top ten Poetry National Bestseller List. He is also the author A Downtown State of Mind: NYC 1973–1983, Wigstock in Black & White: 1985 – 2005, Jackie 60 Nights, Amina, Queer Nation, Portraits: Volumes 1-3, Ptown Peeps : Volumes 1, 2 and 3, Forget Them Not, Fetish and Fairytale Folk.
As a poet and spoken word artist he has collaborated with recording artist DJ Dymetry of the band Dee-Lite on a recording of My Life As I Remember It and can also be heard on Epic Records CD Home Alive with Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Joan Jett, and others performing his piece Keep Your Mouth Off My Sisters.
He has performed his original material at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, The Whitney Museum, The Smithsonian Institute, New York University, Westminster College, The Rhode Island School of Design, Bennington College, The American Crafts Museum, The New York Historical Society, The Massachusetts State Poetry Festival, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The CMJ Music Festivals, Jackie 60/Mother/ NYC, ARO.SPACE/Seattle, The Kitchen, LaMama etc., Dixon Place, P.S.122, Fez, and The Downtown Arts Festivals in lower Manhattan. He was also a winner in The National Poetry Slam as a member of The Nuyorican Poets and has performed internationally with poet John Giorno and alone at venues including The Tabernacle, The Battersee Arts Center and The ICA in London and The Glasgow Center For The Arts in Glasgow, Scotland. He has been seen on television on the PBS program City Arts and the BBC/PBS produced program The Clive James Hour. Mr. Miller also curated and hosted Verbal Abuse, a spoken word evening, the first Sunday of each month at Mother Nightclub in New York City.
Bobby Miller is also the recipient of a Jackie 60 Lifetime Achievement Award, four Jackie 60 Awards and a NYC Glamie Award. He makes his home in Provincetown, MA. website
Leading Humanity in a Path to Global Peace and calmer weather patterns ... is the powerful dynamic that inspires Linda Ohlson Graham's award-winning fine photography and ecstatic poetry.
Linda feels an intimate connection to the cosmos: she has sailed thousands of miles with the night sky in view: 4 hours on ... 4 hours off throughout the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Central and South America, even off shore to Cape Cod one spring. This experience has rooted her more deeply in her desire to contribute to WORLD PEACE and calmer weather patterns.
Linda also lived in (1984-93) and co-directed (1984-96) the J.M.W. Turner Museum in Denver, CO. During this time the Museum was chosen 'One of the 99 Finest Museums in America' by Atlantic Monthly.
From March 2010 through March 2012 she was Colorado District 2 co-ordinator for the Campaign to Establish a US Dept. of Peace. Linda led a lobbying team in the Washington, DC office of Congressman Jared Polis, who signed HR808 a few days later. In October 2010 Linda was named CO Department of Peace Poet Laureate. Her photography and spiritual writing portray the richness of her life's experience.
Linda extends an invitation to share her -2- websites: http://www.lindaohlsongraham.com and http://www.earthoceanheavens.com globally.
This well-crafted family memoir is about the stories that are told and the ones that are not told, and about the ways the meanings of the stories change down the generations. It is about memory and the spaces between memories, and about alienation and reconciliation.
All of Amy Hoffman’s grandparents came to the United States during the early twentieth century from areas in Poland and Russia that are now Belarus and Ukraine. Like millions of immigrants, they left their homes because of hopeless poverty, looking for better lives or at the least a chance of survival. Because of the luck, hard work, and resourcefulness of the earlier generations, Hoffman and her five siblings grew up in a middle-class home, healthy, well fed, and well educated. An American success story? Not quite—or at least not quite the standard version. Hoffman’s research in the Ellis Island archives along with interviews with family members reveal that the real lives of these relatives were far more complicated and interesting than their documents might suggest.
Hoffman and her siblings grew up as observant Jews in a heavily Catholic New Jersey suburb, as political progressives in a town full of Republicans, as readers in a school full of football players and their fans.
As a young lesbian, she distanced herself from her parents, who didn’t understand her choice, and from the Jewish community, with its organization around family and unquestioning Zionism. However, both she and her parents changed and evolved, and by the end of this engaging narrative, they have come to new understandings, of themselves and one another.
“The tales in this book, replete with conflicting versions and impeccable comic timing, have clearly been refined over multiple generations.Hoffman is at her hilarious best. Who would have thought that a memoir about a functional family could be so wrenching, and so hysterically funny?” — Alison Bechdel, author of Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama
"Lies About My Family is a marvelous, wonderful memoir. Hoffman has a way of depicting people and their foibles, strengths and courage and also what she perceives as their failures, but it is without rancor. There are no axes to grind here. The memoir is neither harsh nor pretentious. It simply is.” — Bettina Aptheker, author of Intimate Politics: How I Grew Up Red, Fought for Free Speech, and Became a Feminist Rebel
“An all-American coming-of-age story about a nice Jewish lesbian and her large family. Amy Hoffman’s wise memoir embraces three generations and the ‘lies’ (mostly true) they tell about themselves and each other.” — Anita Diamant, author of The Red Tent
“Lies About My Family, by turns sorrowful and hilarious, is a hugely satisfying read, full of detail and dialogue, a solid memoir of a flesh and blood American family, the Hoffman family.” — Kate Clinton, author of Don't Get Me Started
Hoffman is editor in chief of Women's Review of Books and a faculty member in the Solstice MFA program at Pine Manor College. She is author of An Army of Ex-Lovers: My Life at the “Gay Community News” and Hospital Time. She has been an editor at Gay Community News, South End Press, and the Unitarian Universalist World magazine. She taught writing and literature at the University of Massachusetts and Emerson College and served as development director for the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and the Women's Lunch Place, a daytime shelter for homeless women. She has served on the boards of Gay Community News, GLAD, Sojourner, and Boston's LGBT History Project. Hoffman has a BA in English from Brandeis University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She lives in Boston with her wife, Roberta Stone, and is currently working on a novel set in Provincetown. website
In-gallery performance. 8pm
A new play by Allison Vanouse puts the classic film noir into a claustrophobic interior space, deconstructing and reconstructing its parameters until they brush the limit of the form. Sam (Dimitri Papadimitriou) is a P.I. without a case, haunted by images, his mind saturated with the cinematic. PROJECTION is a world of his creation, where ghosts of the 1940s and the ever-present hum of a movie projector build a tenuous dreamscape. To this heady cocktail – half David Lynch, half Dashiell Hammett, a generous dash of the existential – we introduce the hurricane-force of a femme fatale (Alix Mauclere). Hovering above the edge of theatrical and performance traditions, PROJECTION is a new kind of chamber-play that consistently performs weird alchemy: two lovers – thirty minutes – an old movie – a dirty mattress – a play of images between the filmic and theatrical – live scoring (by Jonathan Sibha) worthy of Eraserhead–and a strangely resonant takeaway that sits squarely between gritty realism and dreams, all while restoring the original ending dialogue from Dashiell Hammett's classic, The Maltese Falcon.
Dimitir Papadimitiriou as SAM
Alix Mauclere as THE GIRL
Elizabeth Doran as EFFIE
Sound by JONATHAN SIBHA
Projection by ANTHONY GALLUCCI
Costumes by AMANDA MACIEL ANTUNES