An evening to benefit Printed Matter, Inc.
Tuesday 15 May 2007
Hiro Ballroom at The Maritime Hotel
371 West 16th Street
VIP Reception 7:30 – 9pm
Afterparty 9 – 11pm
Printed Matter, Inc. announces its spring benefit, to take place Tuesday, May 15 at Hiro Ballroom in The Maritime Hotel, at 371 West 16th Street in New York City, from 7:30 – 11pm.
Hosted by the legendary John Waters, the evening’s performers include Terence Koh, Peaches, Flaming Fire, and the DJs MEN: JD Samson and Joanna Fateman of Le Tigre. Terence Koh''s ritual spectacle will result in a limited edition fundraising multiple. MEN play music all night.
The VIP reception commences at 7:30pm with a welcome by John Waters, a performance by Terence Koh, music by MEN, and cocktails and catering by Japanese restaurant Matsuri. Admission to the VIP Reception is available at three levels that include the Terence Koh edition; a less expensive individual admission to the VIP reception is also available.
The Afterparty begins at 9pm, hosted again by John Waters, with music performances by Flaming Fire and Peaches, and music by MEN. Individual admission to the Afterparty only is available both in advance and at the door.
John Waters is a director, filmmaker, and actor based in Baltimore and New York and is known for his many cult and camp films including Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Polyester, Hairspray, and A Dirty Shame. This Filthy World (aka World of Trash), Waters'' touring one-man show, was recently turned into a feature film; he is also the host (as "The Groom Reaper") of ''Til Death Do Us Part on Court TV.
Terence Koh, formerly known as asianpunkboy, is a New York artist who creates books, ‘zines, photographs, sculptures, performances, and installations. His diverse work intertwines queer and punk sensibilities with ritualistic actions. Koh currently has an installation at The Whitney Museum of American Art, and his work has been exhibited internationally at museums including solo exhibitions at Wien Secession (Vienna, Austria), and Kunsthalle Zürich (Zürich, Switzerland).
Peaches is an electro musician and performer based in Berlin who plays, programs, and performs electronic music primarily concerned with sex and gender identity. Her raw lyrics and live shows often blur distinctions between male and female, rejecting mainstream portrayals of women in popular music. Peaches’ albums include The Teaches of Peaches (2002), Fatherfucker (2003), and Impeach My Bush (2006).
Flaming Fire is a metaphysical arts collective and band based in Brooklyn. Their projects include performance, film, comics, and the Flaming Fire Illustrated Bible (the largest illustrated Bible in the world). Their music integrates psych folk, noise, and pop, with a transgressive bent, similar to Psychic TV and the Residents. Flaming Fire’s albums include Get Old and Die with Flaming Fire (2001), Songs From the Shining Temple (2003), and When The High Bell Rings (2007).
MEN are JD Samson and Johanna Fateman of the feminist electro-punk music performance group Le Tigre, both based in Brooklyn. Samson is a member of the band The New England Roses and a member of Peaches'' band, The Herms, and a co-founder of the conceptual dance group Dykes Can Dance. Fateman is a writer and ‘zine editor whose work blends art criticism, politics, and the personal; she is also a contributor to ArtForum.
Click here to purchase tickets online: www.printedmatter.org
To order tickets by phone or for more information, call Savannah Gorton at 212 925 0325 or email .
Tickets to the Afterparty are also available at the door.