Raymond Pettibon - Sir Drone ft Mike Kelley (1989). Courtesy EAI, New York.
Raymond Pettibon video night #1
SPACE and Upset the Rhythm presented two evenings of video and music as part of HUMAN WAVE: The Videotapes of Raymond Pettibon
Fri 15 Feb
SPACE, 129 - 131 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3RH
Doors 7:00 | Screening 7:30 | Bands 9:00
Raymond Pettibon: Sir Drone (1989. 55 min, colour, sound)
Writes Mike Kelley: "Raymond Pettibon's intelligent drawings have long been favorites of mine. In 1988 he shot a number of feature-length tapes on home-video equipment. All of them concern American radical subjects: the Manson family, the Patty Hearst kidnapping by the S.L.A., the Weather Underground and the beginnings of the American punk movement. This last one is the theme of Sir Drone. In this tape, Mike Watt (of the Minutemen and fIREHOSE fame) and I play two teenage punks trying to start a band in the 1970s. We struggle with various ethical and aesthetic questions raised by this endeavor. The tape was shot in two days. All of the dialogue was read off cue cards. Despite their crudeness, Raymond's tapes are strangely moving: he is a brilliant script writer."
Writer/Producer/Director: Raymond Pettibon. Featuring: Mike Kelley, Mike Watt, Ricky Lee, Angela Taafe, Crane, Chris Wilder, Joe Cole, Lance Pettibon. Editors: Raymond Pettibon, Joel Rane, Dave Markey. Music: Repulsion.
Plus playing live:
In conjunction with Upset The Rhythm.