Sundance has a lot of mustaches and all the testosterone in the air left me feeling hairy.
Fun Fact: Warhol was called “Drella” by his friends, a condensed version of Dracula and Cinderella. The nickname is attributed to Lou Reed, who felt it fit both sides of Warhol’s persona.
In 1964, Warhol cast Jack Smith as Dracula in his film Batman/Dracula. According to Warhol, Smith “really got into the part. He claimed that as he put his makeup on, he was slowly transforming himself, letting his soul pass out through his eyes into the mirror and back into him as Dracula, and he had this theory about how everyone was ‘vampirical’ to a certain extent because they ‘made unreasonable demands.’ ”
In Batman/Dracula, my impression is that Smith ends up taking over the film with his strong presence. Watch it and decide for yourself.
Today’s video update shows me attempting to meet Robert Redford at Sundance so I can invite him to my performance. We’re like two ships that pass in the night, I guess. Camerawork by Kalup Linzy.
See video on my YouTube page
Nao goes coocoo on the graffiti wall at the Sundance opening party. She’s so hardcore…
Sundance panel at New Fronier: Google’s Dave Eun talks about organic community building.
Nao Bustamante director/writer/performer/editor, Ava Berkofsky director of photography, Andres Laracuente shadow dancer, Ruthie Doyle assistant camera, Eleanor Goldsmith still photography & giver of golden light, Victoria Kereszi props master & production assistant, Andrew Lynn stop-motion animation & technical assistance, Seana Biondolillo penis-image craft & dildo bejeweler, Salvatore Salamone headdress construction, Branda Miller production impresaria, Commissioned by the LIVE FILM/ Jack Smith festival, co-organized by Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art and Hebbel-am-Ufer Theater (HAU) in Berlin, Produced at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute iEAR Studios with assistance from EMPAC
Filmmaker and artist Nao Bustamante returns to 2010 Sundance with a deliciously outrageous and ambitious new live performance celebrating legendary underground filmmaker Jack Smith.
SILVER & GOLD
Sundance New Frontier Live Performance by filmmaker & artist
USA, Performance Running Time: 45 minutes
Silver and Gold performances:
Sunday, January 24, 6:30pm
Tuesday, January 26, 6:30pm
Thursday, January 28, 6:30pm
New Frontier on Main
333 Main St. (lower level)
**Free and open to all Festival Credential Holders and the general public as space permits.**
New Frontier at Sundance
New Frontier is a collection of digital art, film screenings, multimedia performances, site-specific installations and video presentations which will be presented in a fully immersive media lounge environment for Festival goers to experience throughout the Festival. Curated by Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival Senior Programmer, these works can be experienced at New Frontier on Main, open to the public Thursday, January 21 through Saturday, January 30, 2010.
Ms. Bustamante will be in Park City January 22 – 29th, and is available for interviews.
All press inquiries, to schedule interviews, or to request screeners, please contact:
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See the Press page for more information.