Mark I Chester photo of the day
Mark I Chester studio
1229 Folsom St./SF 415-621-6294
November 20, 2011
photo of the day 11/20/2011. photo © Mark I Chester
photograph of Kevin Woodson doing a performance for an art opening at the
Mark I Chester studio in the mid 1990s. (?)
I love this polaorid. Kevin painted this background which was gorgeous
with the black and white and gray squares and then laid the model down
across the painted background and then painted him into the background.
Here was Kevin's
response on Facebook:
Thanks Mark, this rocks!
Hmmm... my first performance art ever. Thanks to encouraging (arm
twisting) from -- who else -- the very same Mark I Chester!
Memories of the day: 1.)
it was cold and gray, I think December. I think the event was... called 'A
Dark Jew's Christmas Party.' One hellufa memorable Christmas, Mark, let me
tell you. 2.) A lot of people came!!!! 3.)The model is lying on several
large sheets of some special punkrock paper that I could do designs, like
the squares in this one, real fast. I'd done the designs in my studio,
brought the paper on my bike, and assembled it on your floor 4.) something
broke. I know something broke, I always broke shit those days. Mark - What
broke? 5.) That's Mark's duct tape holding the model's arms and legs
6.) At the end of the
piece, I 'cut' the model out of the background paper and he walked away,
leaving a model shaped hole. I dunno if he didn't cum first? 7.) That
picture really IS a Mark Chester original Polaroid. 8.) That's the baddest
ass pair of jeans I ever owned, made by the HAGS SF, and particularly by
Gary Michael and Joann Roble. Joann's cousin Gary made the pants,
which brings us up to 9.
Horhound Stillpoint read
from his latest xerox chapbook about cruising and dark spaces after the
evening got underway. 10.) That's the first time I ever saw... uh,
facebook Kevin,... facebook. Never mind. 11.) My very bold and straight
college roommate and Michigan Daily co-editor, Miguel Cruz came and sat
through all my body painting and silly jumping around on stage with fish
hooks, but probably regretted pushing his luck when an audience member
leaped to the stage, pulled Horehound Stillpoint's jeans down and put his
finger somewhere you couldn't see it anymore. Horehound, amazingly, kept
on reading, not missing a beat. 12.) Mark was charming and cute like
always:-) and finally.....
13.) the model wasn't
wearing any underwear.