What do you get when you mix fencing, Marxist pop, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and a 1,500 sq. foot orange blob? You get Skank Bloc Bologna Number Four. The maiden performance of Skank Bloc Bologna Number Four at BAM/PFA on Friday, February 19 was a L@TE night unlike any other as these images and video will attest.
Expect more of the unexpected when Skank Bloc Bologna Number Four returns to BAM/PFA on March 19 with a line-up featuring Tosh Berman’s presentation of Aleph, his father Wallace Berman’s hand-painted filmic meditation on life, death, mysticism, politics, and pop culture; physically challenging “actions” by local artist, dominatrix, and submission wrestler Jennifer Locke; and a recorded sonic tour by U.K.-based dub poet Lynton Kwesi Johnston.
Members of the Cal Fencing Club recreate Jack Goldstein’s Two Fencers
Red on Greens: Greens, featuring Cliff Hengst, Scott Hewicker, Karla Milosevich, and Kota Uetsu perform Scritti Politti’s “Skank Bloc Bologna”
The L@TE scene
Oxbow front man and performer Eugene Robinson kinda, but not really, reads from his latest book A Long Slow Screw
L@TEcomers find unique vantage points from which to view the performance
Derek Jarman as Pier Paolo Pasolini in Ostia
Ms. Skank Bloc Bologna: guest programmer Anne Colvin
KALX DJ Citizen Zain
BAM/PFA Director Lawrence Rinder
Skank Bloc Bologna Number Four from Robin Griswold