the beauty in me

Gracey’s 7 : “Cremaster” I get so weird..

We watched this film and I really find it so weird. I really do not understand the movie. My teacher even asked me if I really have to understand it or I just have to simply watch it.

Well then I realized what really performance art is all about. It doesn’t emphasize on performance, but rather on “art” itself.


I really wonder how Matthew barney categorized his ideas and placed it in the movie separating it visually through that certain “floors” in the museum..

That was the first abstract expressionist film ( i hope im right) I watched and for me, it really appeared so crazy.. BUt it ended well, and not until I read the synopsis that I understood what the symbols in the film stood for. But seemingly, it still appeared to vague for me.. ­čśŽ

well, il try to make my own interpretation of the video okay?

The main character Barney wants to change the world. he wants to share to others what the world should be – free and spontaneous. He experiences conflict between 2 bands playing in one of the floors of the museum. He tried to get rid of them. Barney was on his way to the worker to help him build the future since Barney believed that the worker still doesn’t posses the right level of understanding.

He sees the group of women dancing, and he was saddened by the fact that the people seems to be so monotonous. They do the same things again and again and they are “uniformed”. They are made to look, feel, and act just like others and they cannot be free.

As the main character continues his journey, he meets this girl with a glass feet/shoe or whatever you call it and saw that the girl was prisoned by herself. He tried to save the girl but the girl changed into a half cat/leopard whatever -half human creature (how is that??) The girl now becomes the temptation for our hero. He was defeated at first and fell to the ground.

The girls who are synchronized and uniformed helped him. He was weakened, but he was more inspired to finish his task.

In the end, our main character managed to keep his work and goal higher that anything else as he succeded in his mission. He deafeted the temptation, and was able to meet the worker as he wanted to help the worker in building a better world – spontaneous and free.

So, is my interpretation weird or what? well, blame it on that piece of art men! :-p


January 24, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Gracey’s 6: The most wonderful gay!

Rich Kiamco, the performer and writer of the solo-performance “unaccessorized” is one of the most amazing, wonderful, and beautiful performers I’ve seen in my whole life.


His performance is also one of the best I’ve ever seen. Well, it was my first time to see a solo performance with that high level, and I know that it is incomparable to other’s I have already seen.

One aspect that made the performance good in my own view is that it was a biography of a person who is an artist by heart. The story of his life made his performance a success since it was filled with real emotions, experiences, feelings and dreams by himself. HIs struggles to attain a certain level of contentment in life made the story even more interesting. With that I can say his life soooo unique.

How the lines were constructed and delivered gave justice to his story. The performance was comic althroughout, but the sadness and deep aspiration in his inner side can be felt. Rich has the talent to make people know, at the same time, feel what he has inside. The story did not end in a very happy way, but atleast we, the audience realize one important value in life- that the things that can really make us truly happy, are not the things we can touch or see, but the things that we can feel and experience.

January 24, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment