Photos from “Free School of Future Communion” at Fringe Fest

Electric Earth Music

Andrew Goff of Lost Coast Outpost took some great pictures of the Eureka Fringe Festival last week.  You can see them all by following this link.

They include a few from Leslie Castellano’s performance of “The Free School of Future Communion, Chapter 3”

all photos by Andrew Goff of Lost Coast Outpost

I really enjoyed performing with Leslie.  She is an amazing artist and “The Free School of Future Communion, Chapter 3” is quite Avant-garde.  The performance demanded the participation of the audience, including quite a bit of physical contact.  It was a courageous and strong performance, especially for an elected city official (she’s a Eureka City Council Member).  We need more politicians with the guts to paint their face with rainbows, dress up as a house to talk about neighborliness, and publicly wail in grief over the extinction of a species.

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Author: john hardin

Artist bio: The writer in me says: “Don’t tell them who you are, show them what you do.” The artist in me says: “It must be strong, simple, bold, yet rich with detail, but above all, original.” The filmmaker in me says: “We need to contextualize your work by weaving the roots of the Psychedelic Revolution, the Environmental Movement, Gaia Theory, Future Primitivism and musical influences from Iannis Xenakis to Bart Hopkin into a narrative that portrays an iconoclast's struggle for cultural relevance from the forested hinterlands of rural Northern California within the greater post-industrial, post-post-modern, post-reality mind-fuck of the 21st Century.” The critic in me says: “Will that guy ever shut up?” The comedian in me says: “It has to make me laugh at least once.” The engineer in me says: “Don’t forget to tell them that you do it all off-grid, with solar power, using recycled materials.” And the improvisational musician in me says: “Cut! Great job everybody!”

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