Results filed under: Performance

Demo Model

Entry from Acts of Transfer: Duration: 21 min 26 sec Format: ¾” Umatic SP “…Demo Model is…a demonstration of varieties of communication (an inventory of codes,


The Gallery Director

The following text is taken from Front Magazine, vol. XV, no. 4, p. 28, September/October 2004: The Artist – The Cultural Worker Series  Three Interventions: October


Inside / Out

Entry from Acts of Transfer: Duration: 11 min 28 sec Original Format: ¾” Umatic This digitized document from the Western Front archive is a selection of


I’m that angel

I’m that angel is a cycle of writings and performances that explore the conditions of how we work on and against the computer, narrated from the perspective


The Working Move

Western Front Media Arts is pleased to present The Working Move, a new work by Brendan Fernandes.  Developed over a six-week production residency, Fernandes worked collaboratively with



Intermezzo by Pablo Bronstein uses the conventional format of the lecture as a starting point, transforming a partly informative presentation on the 16th century French painter


Tales for a New World, The Short Tale of Little Lizzie Borden, The Headless Woman

The following text is taken from Front Magazine, vol. IX, no. 3, p. 6, Jan/Feb 1998:

“What happens when the Lone Ranger takes off the mask? When the fabric slips and rips and shifts? What happens when the mask falls, leaving her naked between the bridge and the brow?

Well, it turns Tonto on. Tonto, who’s not Tonto yet. Tonto, the butchest woman of the Sierra Madre, who left her mixed Chicano/Pueblo parents behind to throw tomahawks in a circus side-show. Tonto, who can eat glass, swallow fire, and grow a beard to boot, who does so with pleasure, and was in fact doing just that when the circus got busted. When the stranger rode into town, white horse flesh between thighs, hat and belt worn low. The Lonely Ranger. Here to expose the grift, the graft, the ballyhoo, all the while holding tight her own secret, her own illusion, while laying bare the evil of tricks and trickery, the un-American nature of games of chance. “You have to work hard to get nothing. You can’t just get nothing for nothing easy.”

Except Tonto, who wasn’t Tonto yet. Tonto was easy.” – from The Lesbian Love Story of The Lone Ranger and Tonto.

– Artist in Residence 31/01/1998

Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan will be at the Western Front Jan. 9-31, editing their half-hour tape, “The Headless Woman.” They will also be performing a selection from “Tales of The New World,” an on-going body of oral work, on Jan. 31. “Tales of The New World” insert our sexual selves into the myths of Americana.