Posts tagged “performance art

WICKED CLOWN LOVE Highlight Reel on the YouTube!

Here it is, put together by the endlessly brilliant Mr. Carmine Covelli!!


Check Out the Wicked Clown Love(r)s!!

Photo by Paula Court

Here we are, snapped by the great Paula Court!
From left: Neal Medlyn, Casey Bartolucci, Bridie Coughlan, Carmine Covelli, Farris Craddock, Michelle Dean, Ben Demarest, Larry Krone, Shawn McLaughlin

We sold out all of our performances and most of the added matinee and lots of great things were written about the show:

Observer.com’s Gallerist!

Culture Spy!

Dossier Journal!

Uncollapse!

I’ll also be doing an extended excerpt of the tent sequence at CalArts on Feb. 23rd and we’re looking into touring possibilities, so if you or someone you know would like us to bring the show to a town near you, let me know! Or just post something below in the comments!

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Wicked Clown Love, Blowing up the INTERNET!

Check it out! And GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

MTV HIVE!!!!

ARTFORUM!!!

PITCHFORK!

Oh No They Didn’t!

The Village Voice!

Consequence of Sound!

Flavorwire!

Paste Magazine!

True Juggalo Family!!

Bust Magazine!

Gallerist’s “9 Things to Do”!


6th AND FINAL ESSAY ABOUT MY NEW SHOW, THIS ONE ABOUT WEIRD DUDE ENERGY!

Wicked Clown Love is the sixth full length show in my pop star/pop music based performance series. As I’ve been working on this show I’ve been thinking about the elements I’ve worked with as I’ve made this series of pieces. I’ve decided I’m gonna put up a variety of lil essays about these thoughts for you as they relate to my work in general and my upcoming Insane Clown Posse based show (Feb 2-4, 2012 at the Kitchen! Be there!!) in specific so that you, the American public, can read all about it, if you so desire… Here is Part 6, entitled:

NEAL MEDLYN’S WEIRD DUDE ENERGY

You guys should check out this great blog!

When I first talked to the Kitchen about doing this show, I talked to Matthew Lyons about my interest in men, together, feeling feelings and creating communities. He told me about this blog Weird Dude Energy, which, in addition to being a regular source of inspiration, was almost the name of this show.

I decided against it, for various reasons, but I decided in its honor to regale you with my own Weird Dude Energy stories: (more…)


5th ESSAY ON MAKING MY NEW SHOW, THIS ONE ABOUT A CRAZY SHOW I DID IN AUSTIN LONG AGO!

Wicked Clown Love is the sixth full length show in my pop star/pop music based performance series. As I’ve been working on this show I’ve been thinking about the elements I’ve worked with as I’ve made this series of pieces. I’ve decided I’m gonna put up a variety of lil essays about these thoughts for you as they relate to my work in general and my upcoming Insane Clown Posse based show (Feb 2-4, 2012 at the Kitchen! Be there!!) in specific so that you, the American public, can read all about it, if you so desire… Here is Part 5, entitled:

THE LEGACY OF IT’S LIKE WE’RE INFILTRATORS

photo by Ada Calhoun for the Austin Chronicle in 2000

I started performing while living briefly in Austin, Texas. Back in 2000, when I made a new show every week and performed them in hotel rooms, in a public park gazebo, on the sidewalk, and in various art galleries and coffee shop poetry open mics, I did a show called It’s Like We’re Infiltrators. The show was kind of a glorious disaster. There were 6 of us and only two people in the audience: one a guy who had seen my posters around Austin (a xerox of my drivers license and the show info) and who convinced his begrudging roommate to come see what kind of person puts up posters like that. The roommate turned out to be a reporter for the Austin Chronicle who wrote a lengthy profile of me (the only one ever, so far) and who subsequently I dated and married and currently live with.

But back to the disaster. (more…)


THE 4th ESSAY ABOUT WORKING ON MY NEW SHOW, ABOUT HARRIET MARTINEAU!

Wicked Clown Love is the sixth full length show in my pop star/pop music based performance series. As I’ve been working on this show I’ve been thinking about the elements I’ve worked with as I’ve made this series of pieces. I’ve decided I’m gonna put up a variety of lil essays about these thoughts for you as they relate to my work in general and my upcoming Insane Clown Posse based show (Feb 2-4, 2012 at the Kitchen! Be there!!) in specific so that you, the American public, can read all about it, if you so desire… Here is Part 4, entitled:

HARRIET MARTINEAU

Speaking of sampling, I have a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas in Sociology. (I also have enough credits to have gotten a degree in anthropology/archaeology and Spanish, but, you know, I had to pick one).

My favorite sociological theorist was (more…)


3rd ESSAY ABOUT WORKING ON MY NEW SHOW, THIS ONE IS ALL OF MY RAP MEMORIES!

Wicked Clown Love is the sixth full length show in my pop star/pop music based performance series. As I’ve been working on this show I’ve been thinking about the elements I’ve worked with as I’ve made this series of pieces. I’ve decided I’m gonna put up a variety of lil essays about these thoughts for you as they relate to my work in general and my upcoming Insane Clown Posse based show (Feb 2-4, 2012 at the Kitchen! Be there!!) in specific so that you, the American public, can read all about it, if you so desire… Here is Part 3, entitled:

NEAL MEDLYN’S RAP MEMORIES THRU THE YEARS

Besides the sampling aspect, which I already discussed here, hip hop itself had a huge impact on me, so it’s been great to re-think all of that as I work on this show.

Here’s some things that working on this show has made me think about: (more…)