Cult CPA Performance This Saturday - The Point in The Bronx

Posted by joseph mcelroy | Wed Feb 5th 2003 1 a.m.

DON'T MISS

THE CULT OF THE COR[PORAT]E [PER]FORM[ANCE] ARTISTS CLEAN [SING] RITUAL

We are producing a performance art piece about preparing for a spiritual
journey; about cleansing the body and mind to be receptive to meditation and
tranquility. In some of the specifics, we deal with personal reactions to the
rituals of childhood, adulthood, and dealing with tragedy, war and peace. We
attempt to cleanse ourselves of the emotional responses to these past events in
order to prepare ourselves for the future. Our ultimate goal is to inspire our
audience do this for themselves, without shamans or intermediaries.

JOSEPH & DONNA
FRED SULLIVAN
RAFAEL CUBELA

ALSO SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCE BY WANDA ORTIZ IN GET WET

Saturday February 8, 2003 @8pm
The Point
940 Garrison Ave
718-542-4139
The Bronx
www.thepoint.org

For advanced tickets call joseph 646-279-2309 or donna 646-279-9549

Tickets are 15$ at the door, 12$ in advance

By Subway: Take the 6 train to Hunts Point Avenue. Walk under the Bruckner
Expressway (right in front of you when you exit the train station onto Hunts
Point Avenue) and make a right turn at the first light onto Garrison Avenue.
THE POINT is on the corner of Garrison and Manida Street (the first street on
your left walking on Garrison).

By Car: Take the FDR drive to the Willis Avenue Bridge. Bear right on Bruckner
Boulevard (and stay under the Bruckner Expressway) for 1 to 2 miles. Turn right
onto Barretto Street. For THE POINT, turn left onto Garrison. THE POINT is
located on the corner of Garrison and Manida. Park on the street. The entrance
is on Manida Street.

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  • D42 Kandinskij | Wed Feb 5th 2003 1 a.m.
    On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, joseph (yes=no & yes<>no) wrote:

    > Our ultimate goal is to inspire our audience do this for themselves,
    > without shamans or intermediaries.

    Best of luck, but this is simply not a possibility.
    And if one understood what a shaman is, one wouldn't
    be so egotistically knee-jerking against them.

    A point that cannot be "proven".

    And you will invite the audience to do as you do.

    As if you're any manner of authority, or even in the capacity
    to take responsibility what will happen to those humans
    (o, but for which a shaman would).

    Be "open" my dearest.

    After all, there's always the opportunity to cleanse
    onself from any and all seeds of consciousness.
    It's not like there isn't anyone out there who'd
    just *love* to take advantage of such "open" humans.

    After all, consciousness : the most expensive energie.

    It's so "cool" and "rebelious against authority" to play
    with "cultism" and take advantage of and exploit potential
    audience stupidity.

    That would be part of the ritual of self-cleansing,
    one assumes.

    Crass con-men.
  • joseph mcelroy | Wed Feb 5th 2003 1 a.m.
    Quoting "-IID42 Kandinskij @27+" <death@zaphod.terminal.org>:

    > On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, joseph (yes=no & yes<>no) wrote:
    >
    > > Our ultimate goal is to inspire our audience do this for themselves,
    > > without shamans or intermediaries.
    >
    > Best of luck, but this is simply not a possibility.
    > And if one understood what a shaman is, one wouldn't
    > be so egotistically knee-jerking against them.

    I admit that I don't understand what a shaman is on anything other than a
    superficial level. I am trying to understand, but I assume it will take a long
    time (if ever). There are plenty of faux shamans around who make claims that
    should be examined critically, even by the asleep audience (and cast) members.

    >
    > A point that cannot be "proven".
    >
    > And you will invite the audience to do as you do.

    We will only invite the audience to critically examine claims of shamanism, and
    to search for answers themselves.

    > As if you're any manner of authority, or even in the capacity
    > to take responsibility what will happen to those humans
    > (o, but for which a shaman would).

    We are consciously expressing that we ARE NOT shamans, and only ask the
    audience to engage in searching for answers with us. I take responsibility for
    initiating the search, not out of knowledge that I have, but do not have.

    >
    > Be "open" my dearest.
    >
    > After all, there's always the opportunity to cleanse
    > onself from any and all seeds of consciousness.
    > It's not like there isn't anyone out there who'd
    > just *love* to take advantage of such "open" humans.

    We seek only to engage them such that they are entertained and wish to attend
    (and purchase tickets to) more performances. If we can stimulate them to pursue
    issues further, we will be happy but will be sure not to provide answers that
    we do not have.

    >
    > After all, consciousness : the most expensive energie.
    >
    > It's so "cool" and "rebelious against authority" to play
    > with "cultism" and take advantage of and exploit potential
    > audience stupidity.

    Cult is not Religion, nor are we rebelling. We are seeking authority and not
    providing it.

    >
    > That would be part of the ritual of self-cleansing,
    > one assumes.

    If one does not have someone to follow, one must do for themselves.

    >
    > Crass con-men.

    I am on occassion very crass, in the past I have hidden my lack of confidence
    with a sales pitch that one could call a con, but I no longer lack confidence.

    If you have any suggestions upon how to prevent us from damaging people, I
    would greatly appreciate them.

    joseph & donna
    www.electrichands.com
    joseph franklyn mcelroy
    corporate performance artist www.corporatepa.com

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    call me 646 279 2309

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  • D42 Kandinskij | Wed Feb 5th 2003 1 a.m.
    Comme vous voulez, senoras. Comme vous voulez.
    Los anjelitos estaban des serviteurs des votre voleurs.
    Waltz + tango. Reformacion.

    http://www.reformation.org/chapter14.html
  • joseph mcelroy | Wed Feb 5th 2003 1 a.m.
    Quoting "-IID42 Kandinskij @27+" <death@zaphod.terminal.org>:

    > Comme vous voulez, senoras. Comme vous voulez.
    > Los anjelitos estaban des serviteurs des votre voleurs.
    > Waltz + tango. Reformacion.
    >
    > http://www.reformation.org/chapter14.html

    I don't know yet the nature of the repression, like a child, I take my first
    steps, and stand in awe of people who knew what to do and did it. However, the
    dramatic statement now needs to be so large as to bring more than two buildings
    down. Televized suicide is now a sport. What other way?

    joseph & donna
    www.electrichands.com
    joseph franklyn mcelroy
    corporate performance artist www.corporatepa.com

    go shopping -> http://www.electrichands.com/shopindex.htm
    call me 646 279 2309

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  • D42 Kandinskij | Sat Feb 8th 2003 1 a.m.
    kkWe are sure that self-destruction and dragging others down
    is a righteous and good idea, Jesus.
  • joseph mcelroy | Sat Feb 8th 2003 1 a.m.
    Quoting "-IID42 Kandinskij @27+" <death@zaphod.terminal.org>:

    > kkWe are sure that self-destruction and dragging others down
    > is a righteous and good idea, Jesus.

    I would not say that is a good course of action. Perhaps there are other
    actions we can discuss.

    joseph & donna
    www.electrichands.com
    joseph franklyn mcelroy
    corporate performance artist www.corporatepa.com

    go shopping -> http://www.electrichands.com/shopindex.htm
    call me 646 279 2309

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    Quoting "-IID42 Kandinskij @27+" <death@zaphod.terminal.org>:

    > kkWe are sure that self-destruction and dragging others down
    > is a righteous and good idea, Jesus.
    >
    > + ti esrever dna ti pilf nwod gniht ym tup
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