Vinka Varna

April 11, 2014
VINKA VARNA plays at Trans Pecos. Participating musicians: Chris Steele Nicholson, Patrick Hambrecht, Aaron Fagan, Zebediah Keneally
with
NICK HALLETT
ZACH LAYTON
curated by MV Carbon

Vinka Varna is a feral Foley orchestra that extols immediacy, God, and fertility by demanding its members inflate their egos in order to inseminate one another’s egos in order to birth a colossal ego in order to copulate with the audience ego in order to praise the divine by undulating to a live soundtrack created for subconscious-revealing visual projections. This evening’s presentation features animation and film by Camilla Ha (Magic is Küntmaster, Malingering Uvula) and Christopher Steele Nicholson (Oh Minnows)–performing with Patrick Hambrecht (Flaming Fire), artist Zebadiah Keneally (Hamburger Vampire) and poet Aaron Fagan (Garage/ Salt Modern Poets).

…and I was mentioned in a writeup for poet and brilliant human Aaron Fagan:
http://www.huckmagazine.com/art-and-culture/print/aaron-fagan/

Trin Tran Video, “Your World”

Nice writeup in the Onion for a video I made for one of the midwest’s finest folks, Trin Tran!
http://www.avclub.com/article/get-weird-new-video-trin-tran-202469

A Cage Went In Search of a Bird

June 8, 2013
Malingering Uvula 2.5, performance with Michael Merck
Group Show at Radiator Arts in Long Island City, Queens curated by Sarah Walko
https://www.facebook.com/events/188114801339506/?ref=5

Assemble

May 12, 2013
Assemble curated by Pat Noecker (Raft)
http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/news/raft-hosts-assemble-x-at-knockdown-center

GERSHWIN HOTEL

WAY OUT VARIETY SHOW
Jan 7, 8pm
Curated by Jason Martin
MICHAEL WIENER
RACHEL MASON and LITTLE BAND OF SAILORS
G LUCAS CRANE / NONHORSE
ANIMAL TROPICAL
CAMILLA HA
BETHANY IDES and THOMAS LOVE
MERIAM BENNANI
MADAM (Cara Siik Benedetto and Mira Dancy)

Brutal Brain

Brutal Brain was a performance piece I donated to the annual Triangle Arts Association Benefit, Feb 2013.

Brutal Brain, Performance
Description:
We all have memories that haunt us, moments in time we wish we could have said or done something differently. Artist Camilla Ha invites anyone who would like a do-over to participate in this joint performance. Whether it’s an unrealized act or an attempt to reclaim personal power, Ha will do her best to dress and behave like the person (or object) that haunts your thoughts. Together, the scenario will be recreated, but this time with a more desirable outcome. The idea is to provide a “memory corrective” that allows the subject/ performer to create a new memory by changing an old one.

VINKA VARNA @ CAKESHOP

Dec. 30, 2012
TRIN TRAN
X27
VIOLET RAID (MV CARBON)
VINKA VARNA

https://www.facebook.com/events/124101404419069/

VINKA VARNA-LOXM Festival @ Knockdown Center

Dec. 15, 2012
LOXM Fest
METALUX
FAT WORM OF ERROR
VINKA VARNA
SNAYKHUNT+RAFT
TRABAJO
JEANANN DARA+DAVID FIRST
MARIA CHAVEZ
DJ MARIA MINERVA

The debut of my new performance/ animation project, VINKA VARNA.
Thanks to: friends at KDC for being the best at everything, all the musicians who performed that night, VINKA VARNA dancers Julia Gilman and Yuchen Lin. Special thanks to Peyman Faratin and Andreas Witzel for making sure the night was a well oiled machine.




MAGIC IS KüNTMASTER @ ST. VITUS

Dec. 11, 2012
VON
MAGIC IS KüNTMASTER
ANICON

My old solo performance/ music project, MAGIC IS KüNTMASTER, was resurrected to open for VON-first black metal band of North America! Big thanks to Adam Shore and lovely MIK performers Anna Barie and Siobhan Kennedy.

Nice Brooklyn Vegan review by Fred Pessaro, pics by Greg Cristman:
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2012/12/von_played_sain.html#more

MALINGERING UVULA ll: The Face That Lied/ Geometric Edibles

Nov 16, 2012
MUll: The Face That Lied, Geometric Edibles
Another crazy edition of Malingering Uvula at Knockdown Center!

Paper review and pics by Rebecca Smeyne:
http://www.papermag.com/view/gallery/50a9bf4dbeea7310cd00007b

Full List of Participating Artists Here:
http://malingeringuvula.tumblr.com/