Author: Ferguson Ulrich

THROWGOD – The Internets Greatest Video Artist Quarterback

SEEMINGLY OUT OF NOWHERE the internet has recently been graced with the presence of THROWGOD. A potential internet phenomena who is just as much video artist as he is viral commodity, THROWGOD has digitally emerged from who knows where and is owning the internet of 2020 with his nonstop daily uploads which are mesmerizing, mysterious, hilarious, and absurd.

Without explanation, a frenetic blizzard of videos have recently emerged, and continue to emerge daily, on the TikTok platform. They feature a man, often shirtless, sometimes wearing a mask, sometimes a wig, throwing a football from great distance into a net containing three ”catch holes”. Every throw recorded, the ball makes it into one of the three holes. After the throw, sometimes before, commentary is made by the man, as well as occasional voiceover at the end.


Various levels are at play here. ThrowGods amazing athleticism, his hilarious and often non-PC commentary, his occasional batshit crazy manic episodes, his artistic and experimental edits, and of course the mystery of who the fuck this guy is.

His skills appear legit enough to likely have been a former high level quarterback. Perhaps someone who had success, then life gets in the way, and now he returns to the core – his love for throwing.

Yet it seems his age is still within range for a potential professional stint back on the field. Matter of fact most comments to his pieces are usually “you should play for the XFL”. Yet it’s the Zen of ThrowGod who rebukes such comments by telling his audience that this is his nirvana; an open field, a net, a half dozen footballs…and throwing.

Indeed this is his stage. It’s where he comes alive, improvising one-liners, creating characters, all while strenuously and accurately heaving a football from ridiculous distance. With laser like precision it lands perfectly in the net, again and again and again.

ThrowGod recognizes his greatness; both in his arm and in his gift for improvisational gab. “Believe in Yourself” is a mantra of ThrowGod, which he repeats to himself often. The mantra has been effective. He is an artist who has found his medium, and the perfect, most relevant outlet for expressing it.

Between his daily throwing sessions, and his nightly video editing, THROWGOD is currently one of the best, and most prolific, video performance artists out there.

To witness the art of ThrowGod, go to his TikTok account – @throwgod

His website is
(be sure to check his blog out, he has the gift for written word as well).

Also twitter @throwgod

Hubert and the Night People – A film by GUS FINK


Around 15 years ago or so, an outsider artist emerged on Ebay by the name of Gus Fink. His profile picture was a blurry, vintage photo of an older man in a tuxedo, and his vibrant art brut paintings suggested he was an elderly eccentric oddity who had been creating art for years and now was offering up his work on Ebay.  A solid following for Gus quickly emerged, and the prolific artist seemed to be slowly, but steadily selling his paintings.  


As it turned out, Gus was not the old man eccentric oddity that the vintage color profile photo suggested. He was actually a young guy in his 20’s at the time, who was more focused on creating art and becoming a full-time artist, than promoting his own personal image. Indeed a rarity nowadays with the emergence of social media, where artists spend more time curating their own persona, rather than actually creating art.

Eventually Gus dropped the vintage photo and came clean. He replaced it with a small partial picture of himself. His art was solid enough that people let the whole old man eccentric angle slide, and they continued to gobble up his unique and affordable paintings.

Gus has never stopped creating since, to this day still selling his art on Ebay, while branching out to create toys, apps, and even experimental music.

Gus has now taken the moviemaking plunge with his first short film called HUBERT AND THE NIGHT PEOPLE. It’s a very well made, interesting piece which moves along incredibly well and relishes in various absurdities throughout.

The characters that Fink creates in his paintings come alive in awesomely designed costumed beings who fluidly move around dreamlike, the way you would imagine them to, if they rose from a Fink canvas. He smartly includes many of his drawings in the film, which one of the characters gives to Hubert on his nightly visit.

Hubert is the  main character,  an eccentric, disciplined recluse of sorts, who uses his artistic mind to lose himself into his own world on a nightly basis.  Perhaps mirroring the artist life of an early Gus Fink, eventually we see our absurdist hero deciding to personally take the plunge into this otherly world.

Just as Gus decided to become a full-time artist while dropping the old man image, Hubert drops his own constructed outer image, and commits to becoming the other worldly being, that he truly is.

HUBERT AND THE NIGHT PEOPLE is a wonderful film and it can be viewed on Amazon in the link below.


For Gus Fink art, go to – GUSFINKSTUDIOS.COM


“HOMESTEAD” – The how-to performance video finale (Broich,Kaup,Elliott 45min.HD 2016)

Rounding out the trilogy of performance video featuring Kelly Broich, Eli Elliott, and Brad Kaup, is HOMESTEAD. The “how to” series started with MUSH, where the performance centered around a cooking demonstration on how you can have a high calorie diet for less than $20 a week by combining dollar store food items, then FASHION revealed how to take thrift store clothing  and turn them into high dollar fashion items, concluding with a $40,000 created garment, and now HOMESTEAD reveals how one can live for free in style by simply finding some land, staking it, then creating cardboard homes which you can decorate to your liking.

The performance takes place in a striking outdoor location, where a river runs near and  mountains serve as back drops for the pair of pilgrims, Pink Face and Roy, who stake their land and proceed to create cozy and decorative little homes for themselves.

The performance plays on a level that is somewhere between the trendy “tiny home movement” and the classic homeless/cardboard box scenario. This indeed is a murky area that rarely gets talked about as now those with money are purposely downsizing and creating very fashionable tiny homes on trailers, while declaring it to be a new fashionable trend and indeed a “movement.”

Meanwhile “tiny homes” have essentially been created for years by houseless individuals, in the form of tented encampments, wooded shacks, or inexpensive mobile RV’s and trailers. It has now become a trend to become “homeless”, as long as you build your dwelling on a trailer and make it look nice on the inside, and out.

Pink Face and Roy create their own little tiny homes, yet they do not exist in skid row, but won’t be making any of the trendy tiny house blogs either. It’s a gray area which seems to speak on the absence of in between individuals who can’t afford to play in the pretentious tiny home scene, yet don’t deal themselves the helpless/homeless card either.

In HOMESTEAD the relationship between the two characters remains a mystery, as do their choice of facial wear. Yet in this piece we see Roy engaging in more central action, rather than just serving as a sidekick for Pink Face. They both build their homes, create a kitchen area, empty their toilets (a nasty scene), and set up their individual play tents while squabbling over their choice  of women’s clothing, “is this your skirt Roy or mine?”

MUSH, FASHION and HOMESTEAD are designed to be shown on 3 separate HD screens simultaneously in a gallery setting. For inquiries contact the artists HERE

HOMESTEAD (dir. Kelly Broich. Cinematography Brad Kaup. Featuring Eli Elliott. HD, 45min. 2016)

“FASHION” Video Performance by Broich/Elliott/Kaup

In the second installment of video performance directed by Kelly Broich with Eli Elliott and Brad Kaup, comes FASHION, a surreal absurdity focusing on Pink Face’s obsession with making money through the creating of high priced “designer” garments. The garments are taken through various techniques  devised by Pink Face to provide “added value”. Pink Face cuts clothing, repairing them with neon duct tape (“rip and repair”) while assistant Roy applies sandpaper to shirt collars to “distress” the garment further. The result is clothing that goes from $10 retail to now being able to confidently place them at values in the several hundreds.

Where MUSH took rejected food that ends up in the dollar store and shows you how to create a goulash of caloric meal replacement to save you tons of money, FASHION takes rejected thrift clothing and adds necessary  uniqueness and flare, showing you how to make massive amounts of money. The techniques fall in line with the real life fashion racket, implementing methods of “distressing”, while adding avant garde original uniqueness to items such as “boy shorts”.

The vibrantly dingy visuals colorfully pop equally to MUSH as the poster paints, glitters and fish hooks turn the clothing line into an absurd looking goulash of their own; the end products proudly hang by rafters in the inexplicable dirt floor shack  the two “fashion designers” are operating out of.

Pink Face ultimately unveils the coup de gras of his spring collection. Roy proudly models the garment while a price tag is decided upon.

FASHION is the second in a three piece  video performance series. Screening/Gallery inquires contact HERE.

FASHION (2016, HD, 31m. Directed Kelly Broich. Cinematography Brad Kaup. With Eli Elliott)

Trailer for ERIC AND SHAYE – A Larry Wessel documentary on Shaye Saint John

Underground filmmaker extraordinaire Larry Wessel has released a trailer for his upcoming documentary, ERIC AND SHAYE which is a film about our own beloved absurdist starlet, Shaye Saint John.

Enjoy and more news later as Larry will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to finish up the film and make it as great as possible!

Here’s a message from Larry about the film:


A Feature-Length Documentary about Master Filmmaker
Eric Fournier and his SuperStarlet Shaye Saint John
By Larry Wessel

I want to thank All of the Fans on Eric and Shaye’s Facebook Fan Page (3,256 and Counting!) for your Enthusiastic Show of Support for ERIC AND SHAYE, my upcoming Feature-Length Documentary about Eric Fournier and his SuperStarlet Shaye Saint John!

I feel that Eric Fournier is an unsung hero of our contemporary cinema. Filmmaker, Video Artist and Founder of Absurdist Video Art, Eli Elliot has this to say in ERIC AND SHAYE, “If there is a publication, a book or an anthology about underground cinema of the past decade and it doesn’t include Shaye Saint John then it is clueless. Eric had a huge impact and he should be remembered as one of the most unique and important filmmakers in the age of the internet”. I am not only making a documentary about Eric and Shaye but I want to personally see to it that Eric Fournier’s films are preserved by an organization such as Anthology Film Archives in New York or the UCLA Film and Television Archives in Los Angeles. I highly regard Eric Fournier as a filmmaker and I feel that his legacy should be preserved for future generations to behold.

I have a very strong feeling that ERIC AND SHAYE will be The Best Film I have Ever Made! It is my promise That ERIC AND SHAYE will Shock, Surprise and Delight as it transcends rational thought. diving deeper and deeper into the inner recesses of the brilliant brain of Eric Fournier telling his story from his point of view, Shaye Saint John’s point of view and through the intimate personal details of his life as told by all of his closest friends, roommates and co-workers who were there from the very beginning to the tragic ending of Eric Fournier’s life.

ERIC AND SHAYE is a work in progress and the Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign Will Launch on Wednesday, June 1st and Will Be Live until Thursday, June 30th, 2016. Lots of Tasty Treats are Planned for Kickstarter Supporters Including Advance Copies of the Eric and Shaye DVD. Mark Your Calendars!!

The Official Release Date of the ERIC AND SHAYE DVD will be on Halloween, Monday, the 31st of October, 2016 and the ERIC AND SHAYE DVD wlll be Available Exclusively at from that day forward. Mark Your Calendars!

I Encourage All Fans and Curiosity Seekers who are interested to please visit and press the LIKE Button on The Official Eric and Shaye Facebook Fan Page to receive up to the minute Updates and Breaking News regarding ERIC AND SHAYE my upcoming feature length documentary about Eric Fournier and Shaye Saint John… and to please bookmark The Official Website for Eric and Shaye (Under Construction) here…

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All My Best,

Lots of Love,

Larry Wessel
Producer, Writer and Director