Those New York ’Nineties—Performances (deathless prose)

This entire menu here above called Those New York ’Nineties is just for fun—a frisky little soufflé laying no claim to profundity, presented for moral instruction alongside The Imagination Thief. My presence in the 114 film/TV projects and other items of footage in the menu probably adds up to something like one full B-movie’s worth of performance, as a rough estimate. Here on this page is just the “Performances” component in particular, but a more general introduction and an insufficient apology for Those New York ’Nineties as a whole is at Those New York ’Nineties – Introduction.

Rohan Quine - New York - Hallucination DowntownA compilation of heroically silly and too-gay-to-function snippets from this smorgasbord of video vol-au-vents and shrimp-puffs called Those New York ’Nineties, selected from the “Performances” and “Reality” categories. This compilation was professionally edited by Oliver Wicki at the time (on then-prevalent three-quarter-inch U-matic tape), as part of my good friend Wayne’s project “Metaculture”, which explored various urban subcultures.
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Rohan Quine - New York - Performance 1Apologies for this performance of mine; but I can offer something of an excuse, which is that it’s the only one of these pieces where I was playing a role within something larger, rather than just reading or performing a text as myself. This role was as a figure delivering some version of seduction. I’m not sure whom I could have seduced with this in reality, but that was the specific instruction given to me and to a few others too, by a talented artist named Jean-Luc Vilmouth, who filmed us all. He then used our various depictions of seduction to make an interesting and successful video installation art piece called Bar Séduire at the Guggenheim Museum Soho. My text from “Venus”; shot by Jean-Luc Vilmouth. (3’41”)
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Rohan Quine - New York - Performance 2My text from “Venus”, with projections of video by Artpig, shot by Caeser Pink for his Imperial Orgy online show. (1’18”)
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Rohan Quine - New York - Performance 3My text from “Action”, with: projections of video by Artpig, shot by Caeser Pink for his Imperial Orgy online show; and projections of my paintings Sick Beauty and Conflux, shot by Mal Torrance. (7’45”)
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Rohan Quine - New York - Performance 4My text from “Pluto”, with a projection of my painting Fried Eggs by Moonlight, shot by Mal. (1’35”)
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Rohan Quine - New York - Performance 5My text from “Enter”, with a projection of my painting Corn in Flames, shot by Mal. (3’00”)
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The above “Performances” videos in Those New York ’Nineties are also here:

And in the Vimeo playlist Those New York ’Nineties—Performances:
Hallucination Downtown,
Performance 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

And in the YouTube playlist Those New York ’Nineties—Performances:
Hallucination Downtown,
Performance 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.