a.v.a.f.'s to do list iii

1. Still: Get Pierre Huyghe’s contact with Helmut. Send my materials to him and request permission (?) to use Annlee in a future project;

2. Keep collecting coloring books from ebay. Look for: h.r. Pufnstuf, American Wild Flowers, Space: 1999, New Kids on the Block, Flipper, Jaws, Kimba, Hart to Hart, Moonlighting, The Incredible Hulk, American Architecture, Chips, Prismatic Designs, Bugaloos;

3. Research: Lily van der Stokker, Sture Johannesson, Menphis design + Ettore Sottsass, Jim Lambie, Pae White, Jim Isermann, Ugo Rondinone, Urs Fischer, Neo Rauch, Kenny Scharf, Mike Kelley, Atelier van Lieshout, Doug Aitken, Matisse’s collages;

4. Research videos: Grace Jones/Jean Paul Goude’s “One Man Show” (specially “La Vie en Rose”) and “State of Grace”; Sting’s “What a Beautiful World This is”; Lionel Ritchie’s “All Night Long”; A-HA’s “Take on Me”; Duran Duran’s “Planet Earth” and “Girls on Film” (use the same really long instrumental beginning); that trippy Jefferson Airplane video/film; Soft Cell’s “Non-Stop Exotic Video Show” (bid on this on ebay);

5. Other future music videos: Machine’s “There but for the Grace of God”, Pink Industry’s “What I Wouldn’t Give”, Soft Cell’s “The Girl with the Patent Leather Face”, Secos e Molhados’ “Rosa de Hiroshima”, Cerrone’s “Supernature”, Kraftwerk’s “Das Modell”, Eminem’s “Without Me”, Beatles’ “Across the Universe”, Blondie’s “Fade Away and Radiate”, B-52’s “53 Miles West of Venus”; Baby Consuelo’s “Menino do Rio”, The 6ths’ “San Diego Zoo”;

6. Collaborate with Danny Wang (Balihu Records) on new dance music video idea. Accept his proposal of using a medley of his fav disco/house songs. Research best dance scenes from movies. Study dance movements from that Little Bow Wow Wow animated background music video and Mary J. Blidge’s “Family Affair”. Find a choreographer (maybe that Asian breakdancer who is friends with Bec?). Subscribe to MTV 2 and MTV Classic;

7. Bellwether: go to Canal Plastics and check if they have bigger circle stencils. Print big 3-D A.V.A.F. sticker letters. Get ink-jet Pictorico adhesive paper at B+H. Paint “7” domino on wall to the left of projection. Collect projector and ceiling mount with Patrick. Paint “transporter” circles on the floor. Beam white, gray and black rays from corner to the left of the entrance and place various A.V.A.F stickers on top of them. Wallpaper the wall to the right of the room entrance with the “Peacock Ride Ons” piece? Produce a new “do-it-yourself” sticker for the show;

8. Work on skylight project and graffiti topiary for MacCarren swimming pool’s renovation. Document most graffitis at the pool and make drawings of them. Trace water and sea motifs from Tibetan Thangka paintings and draw sea life (octopus, fish, algae, etc). Mix all that together;

9. Get that big Latino-style gold earring with name on it and rhinestones that that big Italian guy with a moustache and blue short-sleeved Carhartt shirt was wearing at that hardware store on Metropolitan Avenue. Buy it at “Edwools Goldmine” on Graham Avenue;

10. Wallpaper: Reference: Renaissance Unicorn Tapestry from MusŽe du Moyen Age, Cluny, Paris: mille fleurs background on red, old and new A.V.A.F. elements (Carla, bugs, Studio 54 busboy, spoonbill, chandelier, Brazilian humming bird, Six Million Dollar Man’s computer, tons of different new flowers, Japanese tapestries lotus, Intruder, Wire’s “154” cover, etc). A bit like the A.V.A.F. shower curtain at Daniel. Get more and more flower images from Image Library. The red background should be a deep shade that is both attractive and difficult to look at. The “Ride On” logo should be placed in perspective like this floating little island where elements meet. Grass and trees pop out of it. Maybe make a drawing of the fence from The Cloisters’ “The Unicorn in Captivity” tapestry. Make everything look really busy, tight and overwhelming. Cover the whole space at Apex, floor to ceiling, with the wallpaper. Create more transformation images like the Green Skin Witch with Butterfly Wig vomiting a Bird’s Foot flower;

11. Wallpaper 2: Get images of: English Daisy, Pot-Marigold, Narcissus/Daffodil, White Thistle, Elm, Dame’s Violet, Periwinkle, Butcher’s Broom, Cabbage Rose, Pimpernel, Pansy, Love in a Mist, Forget-me-Not, Bearded Isis, Bluebell, Leopard’s Bane, Carnation, Primula, Columbine, Madonna Lilly, Dandelion, Pomegranate, Peach tree, Black Berry, Apple, English Oak, Damson, Hazelnut, Walnut, Linden, Blue Plum, Aspen, Date Plum, Pheasants, Lions, Narwhals, Greyhounds, Ducks, Panthers, Bunnies, Foxes, Monkeys;

12. Research gardens, amusement parks, renaissance fountain , contemporary architecture + paisagism (like that upside down garden on a wall in a hotel in Paris) for Bellwether’s backyard project;

13. Buy urgent: “The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell” by Aldous Huxley;

14. Make an index of all existing A.V.A.F stickers with little icons and titles and max sizes;

15. Look for Acid software (automatically synchronizes the rhythm of different tracks) and create bootlegs. Also try Pro Tools. Look for bootlegs by: Freelance Hellraiser, Osymyso, Kurtis Rush, Richard X. Get “The Best Bootlegs in the World Ever” CD. Web do it yourself remix: www.base58.com;

16. Next music video: use bootleg version of Yoko Ono’s “Walking on Thin Ice.” Look for it on WinMx.com. Work on it and extend “AiAiAiAiAi” section almost infinitely. Have Carla lipsynch the song. References: Electric Circus, Cockettes, Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” video, Marvel super-heroes’ superpowers (like Invisible Girl’s dotted invisible body, Cyclops’ eye laser beams, Hulk’s green skin and hair, Phoenix’s telephatic rays, Dazzler’s color light circles coming out from Carla’s eyes, nose and ears, etc). Start collecting cheap plastic objects that could be transformed and animated (with stop-motion) like grapes, bananas, oranges and tree leaves. Ask Shoplifter for some clothes and accessories. Make this video a collaboration with Honey Gun Labs and accentuate their V.J. background. Invite Bec to make a live V.J. set for Javier’s opening and have her fuck up with the Y.O. video;

17. Javier: develop new abstract wall-drawing project with silhouettes of various A.V.A.F. elements. Work on Unicorn Fountain drawing. Make a “Sick Bionic Woman’ with “Cockettes Make-up” graced by “Chinese Lotus” floor sticker (finish turning “Bionic” into vector). Wrap main wall downstairs with an improved version of the “Garden I” wallpaper (even more elements on the background, new center motif, etc) that extends to the gallery upstairs. Decide which photos to print: chadeliers, johnny, carla, landscapes, all mixed? Make drawings of Cockettes pix I got on-line. Watch documentary. Buy Leigh Bowery book. Research Sylvester. Maybe talk to Penny Arcade about Sheila Baykal’s state (images of Hibiscus’ “Angels of Light”). Appropriate own limited edition A.V.A.F./ Miss Sixty t-shirt as the show’s invitation Ð write the exhibition info on it with a marker. Use it as poster too. Put it out on the streets in SF. Break down “Sledgehammer” scene by scene. Meet Oriana at Subvoyant and figure out how they did it. Research claymation on-line. Put up a sheet-rock wall in front of the window and project Yoko Ono video on it full-bleed;

18. Turn “Free Bird” and “Alvin Row” into Quicktime movies to be given away on CDs. Talk to Marco about posting “Free Bird” on Brigatta Italia’s website;

19. T-shirts for Biba and Alex, mini chandelier sticker for Lisa, big chandelier print for Jenna, “shower” picture for Cindy, “Ghost Chandelier” exchange with Danica.