Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Art Form

"Art Form, an experiment in self expression" 15 minutes 1990/91
Sean, comment with all the names, will you? please? I don't know them all. A.J.? the kid that put the Henderson backroom setup- RIP. Hecktor with a c or k? B. Litttle, 360 kickflip lipslides? Click on the title. go to the vimeo spot, download the original file and make a dvd.

Art Form from Kai Vierstra on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Autumn for Joelz

Joel's headed back to Scotland in a couple few but hadn't been over to Autumn yet. We went and it was good.

Monday, February 25, 2008


Friday, February 22, 2008

Aquiline Tear Jerker

Again with the old videos. This time it's Aquiline Tear Jerker (2002) from my show "Soundings" at AS220. I'm imbedding these kinda big and Internet Explorer & Safari don't understand and chop off the right hand side. If you have this problem, get firefox and get with it. If you don't want firefox, click on the links below the video to go to my Vimeo page.

Aquiline Tear Jerker from Kai Vierstra on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ban That

1989/90- my first skate video.

Ban That from Kai Vierstra on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Matt's skate video

Made by me & Matt. 90/91 From a very raggedy VHS tape, for whatever reason we decided it would be good enough to record over a Ren & Stimpy tape of Matt's. We probably should have used a new tape. Enjoy.

here's Matt, Yesterday? Living the Swiss life

Saturday, February 16, 2008

1990 Prison Break

Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn breaking Jim out of his prison. My first clayplation, 1990
All in camera editing- MESMERIZING

It's a short bit based on a portion of the book "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", by Mark Twain. My apologies to Mr. Twain, but I think we got an A out of it.

As wikipedia summarizes our plot:

Jim's escape

After the four fugitives flee farther south on their raft, the king "captures" Jim and sells his interest in any reward while Huck is away in a nearby town. Outraged by this betrayal, Huck finally rejects the advice of his "conscience," which continues to tell him that by helping Jim escape to freedom, he is stealing Miss Watson's property. Telling himself "All right, then, I'll go to hell!", Huck resolves to free Jim.

Arriving at the home where Jim is being held, Huck discovers, improbably, that the king has forty dollars sold his supposed interest in the slave Jim to Silas Phelps, Tom Sawyer's uncle. In a parallel to the con men's earlier scheme with the Wilks family, Silas's wife, Aunt Sally, mistakes Huck for Tom himself, and Huck plays along, hoping to find a way to free Jim. Shortly thereafter, Tom himself arrives for a visit, and agrees to join Huck's scheme, pretending to be his own half-brother, Sid Sawyer.

Either out of a desire to revenge himself on the grifters or out of charity for the townspeople, Jim reveals the secret of the Royal Nonesuch before the two rogues are able to set their confidence game into motion. That night, Tom and Huck see the duke and the king, who have been captured by the townspeople, tarred and feathered, being run out of town on a rail.

Rather than simply sneaking Jim out of the shed where he is being held, Tom develops an elaborate plan to free him, involving secret messages, hidden tunnels, a rope ladder sent in Jim's food, and other elements from romantic novels, including a note to the Phelps warning them of an Indian tribe stealing their runaway slave. Huck and Jim go along with the plan, but Tom is shot in the leg during the resulting chase. Rather than complete his escape, Jim insists that Huck return to town and find a doctor to treat Tom. This is the first time that Jim demands something from a white person; Huck rationalizes this by saying "I knowed he was white on the it was all right now." Jim and Tom are then captured and brought back by the doctor.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

A valentine meditation
Sacre Coeur
The heart is an organ with feeling (according to a cardiologist I know)
This blood pump has been the subject of many poems and songs over the years
A muscle it is with a mind of its own
(the white man who thinks with his head rather than his heart is crazy)
People call the artists crazy (they just release the caged heart)
“Groove is in the heart” sangre christo via Della Rosa coeur d’alene blood of a poet
Rhythmic contractions sent from a love machine larger than the size of your fist
Explore your heart in a boat; find a unique tunnel of love, atrium, and oxygenated ventricle vena cava
Take it out of the body and put legs on it (it won’t pass the drunk test)
Aorta a swinging door beating the rhythmic mythic flip-flop pitter pats the Venus cave
The heart is the creation of the world.
This note was written with one finger quickly while taking my own pulse.
Feb 14 2008……with heartfelt enthusiasm from Robin Winters

-Robin Winters' Theater of Objects Class of Sarah Lawrence College present to you a Valentine's Day Protest, 2006. Directed by Robin Winters and Anthony Frattolillo and Filmed by Anthony Frattolillo

Cast of Characters:
Robin Winters
Lee Webster
Kate English
Caroline Sebastian
Max Liebowitz
Stevie Weinstein-Foner
Matt Connolly
Lindsay Powell
Danielle Rosa
Gavin Pherson
Max Steele
Kate Watson
Tom Robinson
Francine Lee
Revel Atkinson
Jesse Hensel
Mike Meleck
Dave Hardy
Hillary Plemons
Josh Mosh
Sam Jackson

Happy Valentine's Day to Robin Winters, the most popular friend/professor/mentor/coworker/poet/artist/guru/muse ever.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Sunday, February 10, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year

Cheers to all the Rats EAM


Liza & Matt

Matt, Emily, & Pedro

The Saki man & Quickchick

C George

Lumin show mercy?

not a chance

???(Bea) & Alexi

Esperanza y Erick

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


Noooooo! Vamanos!!
Sarabeth's the best wedding/fun photographer that side of the Mississippi, and she'll still shoot film, even though she's got the coolest new digital this side of Nikon.
Dancing at the wedding after a little too much time in the desert sun.

Hey look, it's Eph & Mer in front of Fringe last June. Coincidence? Fate?

Monday, February 04, 2008

Frank's Unstoppable Force

a good pick from Artcal

Sunday, February 03, 2008


Chris Morgan, Quality photography & skateboarding