MUSH (2016, Kelly Broich with Eli Elliott. Photographed and Post by Brad Kaup. 22min.)
Invoking a combination of the pretentious foodie culture with the cheap food reality that many Americans rely on, Kelly Broich’s latest piece takes the form of a cooking show where calories are simply separated between “solids” and “liquids”. This is apropos to the state of quick food culture where cheap pre-packaged meals from the dollar store hardly resemble real food, but rather are simply solid forms glued together with fillers and gums, marketed as “meals” be it a waffle and sausage breakfast or a turkey and tater tot dinner. It all goes down the same chute so why not just combine it all together and treat your taste buds to everything that the visually enticing box covers promise?
It happens to be a coincidence that the latest documentary buzz is the recently released film “City of Gold” where Los Angeles food writer Jonathon Gold goes around L.A. in search of “the next great, cheap, aromatic meal.” The Chicago Tribune writes: “The selling points here, as with any food documentaries, are the many close-ups of glorious-looking food bubbling on a stove.”
With MUSH we get the real deal of cheap food, which is “bubbling” in the bowls as Chef Pink Face (Broich) and his assistant Roy (Eli Elliott) mash the solids together with large bricks they find on the ground in the dilapidated shed where the performance takes place.
The dish is equally “aromatic” as the viewer visualizes the stench created as Roy slurps up samples from the resulted meal which is a combination of frozen pizza, waffles, Gatorade, clam chowder, chocolate milk, pork beans, whip cream, among other things.
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Collapse Productions have uploaded many of their short films on VIMEO, including BLOODY BOXES, SQUIRREL MOMMY, MENSTRUAL, DOLL ABUSE and many others. Follow their channel as many more will be uploaded this month.
Many of these films have finished up screening on the underground film festival circuit and are now available for viewing online.
Visit their VIMEO page and please SHARE these films on FACEBOOK and other outlets so they can get the wider viewing they deserve!
Oakland, CALIFORNIA –
Tourettes Without Regrets is an underground performance art show in Oakland, Ca. hosted by Jamie DeWolf. Every first Thursday they showcase experimental/subversive arts, and on May 7th DeWolf will show Kelly Broich’s film DOLL ABUSE, which screened a few weeks back at the San Francisco Underground Short Film Fest.
Here’s the FaceBook page for the program (D.A. was a late add and doesn’t appear to be listed as of yet).
Hopefully other Absurdist works will be featured in future T.W.R. events.
The Seattle TRANSMEDIA and Independent Film Fest takes place May 1-9 and will feature two films from AVA’s Collapse productions : BLOODY BOXES and GIRL PARTS.
Here’s the full schedule. Check it out if you are in the area and give us your thoughts on the festival and the films presented.
The San Francisco Underground Short Film Festival will be screening two short films from Collapse’s Kelly Broich. In the first program Broich’s recent short DOLL ABUSE will screen, and in program 2, BLOODY BOXES from Collapse Productions will make it’s San Francisco debut.
“SFUSFF celebrates the underground, overlooked, avant-garde, and ultra outrageous films of the Bay Area. SFUSFF has run since 2003 as the concluding event of the Midnight Mass screening series, which began in 1998.
The 2015 San Francisco Underground Short Film Festival
With your hosts Peaches Christ & Sam Sharkey
Special Guest Appearance by CARLETTA SUE KAY (Program 2)
Friday, April 17th at The Victoria Theatre
2961 16th Street, San Francisco CA 94103
TICKETS ON SALE:
FILMS START AT 6PM
(live music before)
As more requests for screenings roll in, Toronto will be the next to put on a show representing the latest in underground/experimental/subversive and Absurdist filmmaking.
Big thanks to Scott K for all the work in getting this show rolling so quickly.
SMILING BUDDHA in Toronto will be screening The Absurdist Film Festival on March 29th, Sunday 3pm – 7:30pm.
For venues or art galleries seeking to screen Absurdist films, see this post.
If you are interested in showing our work in your art gallery, film center, cinema, venue or creative space where you hold screenings, we have available a ready-to-go dvd reel of recent works from various absurdist video artists from around the world.
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