Thanksgiving Is Ruined
September 10, 2005
another reason for me to admire Jonas Mekas, and the late Barbara Rubin, who gets evermore fascinating the more I learn about her:
On New Years Eve, Jonas Mekas and Barbara Rubin invaded the Festival's projection booth, pretending to tie up the projectionist (filmmaker Jean-Marie Bouchet) and planted a print of Flaming Creatures between reels of Warhol's Sleep which was also being screened at the Festival. A small riot broke out and the Belgian Minister of Justice (who was the honorary head of the Festival) arrived to establish order.
[update 2/6/06: The most comprehensive article I have ever seen about B. Rubin was published in Art in America in Dec. 2005 and is here.]