forked tongue in cheek spectacle

Forked Tongue in Cheek (Live score by Night Pumpkin), 10/29, 8pm and 10pm

“I’ve been spaced out on acid. I sat on your face and thought I killed you.”

Through the 1970s there was a convergence between the occult, psychedelia and pornography, with an increasing number of films as likely to have a black mass as a pizza delivery. Occult scholar D. Bauler (of Medroxy Progesterone Acetate) and sexorcist Mark Freado (of Mil Kdu Des) have joined forces to release upon the world a collection of excerpts from over twenty such films, connected in order to fully expose the hidden connections between these films while providing a live score (as the ‘liminal auditory intelligence’ Night Pumpkin) we hope will illuminate and confuse in equal measure.

holland tunnel gallery book launch weekend

Holland Tunnel Gallery book will be launched during a festive weekend of events 11/7 – 11/9

Williamsburg pioneer Paulien Lethen, a Dutch artist, started the Holland Tunnel Gallery in 1997 in her newly installed 8 x 10 ft Home Depot garden shed. The mini art space rapidly gained recognition in the art world and became a neighborhood icon. On Nov 7, 8 and 9, Lethen and her sister Heleen Schuttevaêr will present their collaboration, the Holland Tunnel Gallery Book.