OmniCircus is proud to announce-
SAT. May 11 -8:00pm- a FABULOUS PARTY celebrating >>the release of SPOKEN SWORD by Frank Garvey's MOTH NOR RUST<<
featuring FRANK GARVEY
performing LIVE at the party - with the
MOTH NOR RUST band featuring DAVE GURSOM
and also on the bill- more amazing musicians:
the brilliant singer-songwriter
PLUS the usual OmniCircus CD Release party INVITED GUESTS and SURPRISE RANDOM EVENTS
550 Natoma St, SF (door on Russ St)
COME HELP US CELEBRATE this milestone in OmniCircus HISTORY
OmniCircus is a SURREAL CABARET and VENUE for avant-progressive theater and music, directed by Frank Garvey.
The OmniCircus ENSEMBLE creates MUSICO-DRAMA for the 21st century, for film and stage.
Read all about our last long-running cabaret show, the THOUSAND FACES BALLhere!
Check the 'Reviews' page for more feedback on this great show which ran for a year and a half at OmniCircus.
Our work integrates human actors, avant-fusion music, surreal life-sized computer-controlled robotics and midi-controlled virtual-reality (VRpit) performers. Go to our VRpit site for an explanation of our digital characterization technology. CLICK HERE for an interactive VRpit demo!
The Robotic Ensemble of the OmniCircus
is a surreal red-light district, a troupe of mechanical beggars, hookers, junkies and street-preachers who appeared in our shows and engaged in mysterious cyborg guerrilla theater on the city streets.
BELOW is the MAGIC OMNICIRCUS WINDOW with a collection of OmniCircus vids including music-videos, old favorites such as our GOBOY documentary, excerpts from classic live shows, plus interviews and feature stories from various television shows. (Click the 'menu' button and scroll to see if there is a new one.) To embed videos from the MAGIC OMNICIRCUS WINDOW in your site, get the code from the 'menu' button. Click the upper right quadrant of the window to take you to our YouTube OmniCircus site where we have over 30 videos.
OmniCircus' musical ensembles, MOTH NOR RUST and DeusMachina
, have a catalog of recordings on the Gate 6 label and the American Composer's Forum innova label.
Click on the link to go to our OmniCircus MySpace music site and hear ten of our songs. The OmniCircus MP3.com site has a selection of 18 tracks, downloadable for free.
Click HERE for .pdf files of project scripts in development at this time.
Members of MOTH NOR RUST fresh off the turnip truck.
To download a printable '.pdf' file of the art of the OmniCircus, click here.
This '.pdf' is for educational purposes only and it is not to be reproduced, distributed or sold in any form without written permission.
Robot images (c) 2001 Frank Garvey, Carl Pisaturo, Jeff Weber, Aaron Edsinger. All other images (c) 2001 Frank Garvey.
Scott Mutter's passing...
Scott Mutter was a world-class 'photographer', though that appellation ill-suits him as inadequate. I was fortunate to be his friend for 40 years. I hassled him when I was a teenager, sneaking into his film screenings at Channing-Murray Foundation... then later I hung with him at Bubby & Zadies Cafe whilst we developed our Marxist theories of art, montage and surrealism.
During the 1990s his work became very well known. It was collected by museums and even was marketed as posters. Social-surrealist montage as a staple of dorm-room decoration! Recently I was privileged to spend several days with Scott in March of 2007 in Chicago. We had a blast. I celebrate his life and art. He was a friend and mentor, a fellow traveler on the hard road high, and I will miss him dearly.
He was one of the greats; a real artist. His images will long inspire, for they teach us that 'seeing' and 'thinking' at the same time is not only possible but necessary. You don't look passively at one of his photos, you intellectually and emotionally unravel it like a suspenseful, visual fugue or riddle. I predict that future generations will see our times refracted through some of his more archetypal works. What better image of our religion-soaked and deformed American culture is there than Scott's megalithic church with the highway running down the aisle? (See this image below; to see more of his amazing work, click here).
Photograph by Scott Mutter (Untitled) Church Aisle from his 1992 book, "Surrational Images'.
Scott created the following "lyric" to accompany the poster publication of his Time Travelers image:
"We come from beyond,
and we go from whence we came,
courting the hands of time.
We are bound by nothing
so much as our imagination."
Scott Mutter died March 8, 2008 at the age of 64. Scott my friend, thanks and fare thee well. I'll see ya soon my friend.