recorded circa 1980.
VIDEOWEST was a hip magazine show on PBS. This is the segment on my group when we were doing THE OUTRAGEOUS BEAUTY REVUE [see vimeo.com/2448591 ] at the San Francisco punk club, THE MABUHAY. The OBR attracted a lot of national and international press coverage during its three years. for VIDEOWEST we shot the interview and the workshop scenes at our theater, THE BLIND LEMON, in Berkeley. We shot the OBR acts [THE GREEN BERETS and THE MEAT ACT] at THE MABUHAY.
The “Meat Act” was the most controversial act in my “Outrageous Beauty Revue.” A member of the audience was dragged onto the stage, apparently ripped apart and devoured by monsters. The separation of the audience and performers, and that which separates innocent play and seemingly blatant violence – both seem to fade in this lusty bloodletting.