We will be doing a 15 minute presentation about
Frank Moore's almost four years of monthly 3+ hour performances at TAC
where he enjoyed the freedom to create community and intimacy.
Saturday, October 7 at 5 PM - 7 PM
History Happy Hour w. MC Isabelle Sjahsam + guests from the family of Frank Moore
TAC: Temescal Art Center
511 48th St, Oakland, California 94609
as part of Temescal Art Center’s 20th Anniversary Celebration
A Room for Belonging
1997-2017 and counting...
Anniversary Weekend October 6 - 8 2017
The Frank Moore Collection
at the Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Linda Mac, Steven Black (Head of Aquisitions) and Mikee LaBash. Photo by Keith Wilson.
September 29, 2017
Keith Wilson, a San Francisco filmmaker who is doing a documentary about Frank Moore, came over this morning and filmed Mikee and I loading the first of Frank's archives into the car! The three of us drove to Bancroft Library, Keith filming the trip as we talked. It is amazing and a little unreal, but we made the delivery! Steven Black, our contact from the beginning, and the Head of Acquisitions, came out with a cart while Keith filmed the whole thing. We signed the DEED OF GIFT on the spot. One of our favorite lines is:
"The Materials will be physically stabilized and preserved by The Bancroft Library. The Materials will be placed and maintained in non-damaging containers and stored in facilities that provide appropriate temperature and humidity control and security ... ". Wow!
Frank and I used to hang out in The Bancroft Library in the 1980s. Steven said, Frank is back here now.
The first delivery today for the Frank Moore Collection included 3 boxes of paper materials (performance scripts, typewritten manuscripts, books, pamphlets, Frank's presidential paraphernalia, etc.), 7 boxes of DVDs in custom packaging (over 300 of Frank's videos) and a hard drive with over 800 of Frank's videos, plus documentation in the form of print outs for the videos. We will continue to add things to this collection as we prepare them. All of this stuff will be available at the Bancroft Library on the campus of U.C. Berkeley.
A NEW WEB VIDEO SERIES
Watch the performance, see photos and read more here
world-known shaman performance artist,
A MUSICAL DANCE JAM CELEBRATION!
Bring your passions and musical instruments
and your senses of adventure and humor.
Other than that,
ADMISSION IS FREE!
(But donations are encouraged.)
ARE YOU HUMAN ENOUGH FOR THIS?
Saturday, November 2, 2013
TEMESCAL ART CENTER
511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058
For more information
“Lauded and controversial shaman performance artist Frank Moore …
will be sure to baffle your mind. Moore will attempt to reimagine human emotion
through the use of musicians, actors, dancers, and members of the audience.
It's experimental performance art at its most experimental.”
George McIntire, San Francisco Bay Guardian
"Frank Moore, a genius explorer of the frontiers of human affection" – www.reddit.com
"One of the country's most controversial and profound artists." Kotori Magazine
"...He's wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it's all about and has earned my undying respect.
What he's doing is impossible, and he knows it. That's good art...." L.A. Weekly
Resisting "the easy and superficial descriptions..., Moore's work challenges the consensus view more strongly in ways less acceptable than...
angry tirades and bitter attacks on consumer culture." Chicago New City
"If performance art has a radical edge, it has to be Frank Moore." – Cleveland Edition
"Transformative..." Moore "is thwarting nature in an astonishing manner, and is fusing art, ritual and religion
in ways the Eurocentric world has only dim memories of. Espousing a kind of paganism without bite and aggression,
Frank Moore is indeed worth watching." High Performance Magazine
"Surely wonderful and mind-goosing experience." – L.A. Reader
"...one of the U.S.'s most controversial performance artists,...." – P-Form Magazine
"We came, we saw, we read local performance artist-provocateur Frank Moore's poem...
experience the joys of unsettled discomfort..." – Kimberly Chun, SF Chronicle
"(Frank Moore is) the king of eroticism." - Mike Trachel
Download poster (.pdf)