Mystie Chamberlin soundchecking at My Conjoined Twin #5 presented by the Antagonist Art Movement 07.14.11 @ Niagara Bar & Lounge (112 Avenue A, NYC). Photo by David Chin.
So, I have this idea. I’ll be participating in the 5th installment of the “My Conjoined Twin” art show/”reading” on July 14th. “My Conjoined Twin” is a one night art show/spoken word show/performance presented by the Antagonist Art Movement, wherein writers are selected for a unique brand of storytelling. Writers and artists work together in pairs to create a one of a kind audio and visual experience.
Once again I am “conjoined” with my good friend and talented photographer, Marissa Bea. Marissa and I like to switch things up, so to speak. Sometimes I write a song based on her image. Sometimes, she creates a photograph based on my lyrics. One time, we even had a conjoined triplet, which consisted a story by Brother Mike Cohen, portraits by Marissa, and a song by me (for the record writing a song about feet is difficult!).
In order to further this idea of poly-collaboration, I’ve decided to post the song I wrote for the next MCT, “A Song for Rhett Miller,” online at HITRECORD.ORG. HITRECORD.ORG is a professional open collaborative production company that creates and develop art and media (videos, writing, photography, music, anything) collaboratively. Now, anyone can contribute on the collaboration page.
Thus, this is an open invite to all artists: HAVE AT IT!
Al Benkin’s design for “My Conjoined Twin #5″ presented by the Antagonist Art Movement 07.14.11 @ Niagara Bar and Lounge (112 Ave. A @ 7th St, NYC).
“Artists and writers conjoin talent”
This is an exciting amalgam of writers and visual artists collaborating, currated by Shannon aka Shann E. Gunns. Folks write about paintings, folks paint about poems etc etc. Stop by, say hi! Have a dink and enjoy the night. TBA when the writers will start reading their works.
Just Another Folk Singer (Mystie Chamberlin) performing a song in front of photographs by Marissa Bea. The Song, “Alistair,” was inspired by the photographs as well as a short story about foot fetishes by “Brother” Mike Cohen. Photograph taken at the “My Conjoined Twin x3″ art show on 03.24.11 @ Niagara Bar & Lounge (112 Ave. A @ 7th St., NYC). “My Conjoined Twin” and “Ignite” (one night art shows) are presented by the Antagonist Art Movement. Photo by Shannon Daugherty.
Just Another Folk Singer (Mystie Chamberlin) performing new song, “Alistair,” live at “My Conjoined Twin x3″ art show presented by the Antagonist Art Movement 03.24.11 @ Niagara Bar & Lounge (112 Avenue A @ 7th Street, NYC). Video by Eric Wallin. Performance # 169.