SINSMITH RADIO: NEW JIM TRILOGY UP AND RUNNING

Parts 2 and 3 of New Jim Trilogy plus some extra for those who like it raw.

SINSMITH RADIO: REMEMBER, THEY LIVE (New Jim, part 2)

I talk about losing a friend because of his race and the fallout; an African artist talks about blackness; John Carpenter's movie 'They Live' and Michael Jackson's song 'Remember the Time' set the scene.

SINSMITH RADIO: RE-ENTER THE 36 CHAMBERS (New Jim, Part 3)

A black friend and I (a whitey) exchange our experiences with the police; a doctor talks about race; hip hop piano tutorials; four white New Zealand men recreate a skit from the first Wu Tang Clan album.
p.s. RIP Phife Dawg

SINSMITH RADIO: BLACK AMERICA, THE RANT (New Jim, xtra)

Unedited raw recording of an angry black woman on the subway spitting truth about the the black American experience to her fellow passengers, all of whom stared dead straight ahead. Excerpt was used in 'REMEMBER, THEY LIVE (New Jim, part 2)'

 

 

 

MY BUDDY KICKS ASS IN SOLO SHOW WITH HELP FROM WORLD'S MOST HANDSOME VIDEO OPERATOR

Saturday Feb 20, Kristin Arnesen does her first solo show at South Street Seaport, I work her video, fish fly out of the sea, the dead walk, lightening comes from the ground.

http://www.kristinarnesen.com/artwork/

https://violettransfixion.bandcamp.com/

 

 

POPPY KICKS ASS WHILE SITTING ON ROOF

Buddy Poppy Jackson at Spill Festival. Click on photo for link.

 

 

 

How do you spend xmas eve? on your knees acting like a dog, of course!

MY MY, a performance exploring the idea of possession, as well as attempting to exorcise my own possession. Xmas Eve 2015. Click on photo for video of performance.

 

 

 

how do you spend your birthday? under a blanket on a city street, of course!

For my birthday December 9th (sweet 16) I did not want to have a drink in a Brooklyn bar, in fact I'd rather kill myself. I need to do productive or interesting stuff. So, the day went thus: saying a final goodbye to my girlfriend in the morning (who has just dumped me but gave me one last birthday night eve of joy), doing my first public (non gallery) performance in the afternoon, doing my second only ever stand up open mic at night, and feeding my roommate's cat when I got home. I also threw my new pack of cigarettes in the garbage this morning. Click photo for video.

 

 

SINSMITH RADIO ON RADIO FREE BROOKLYN CHANGES TIME

Sinsmith Radio on Radio Free Brooklyn is now fresh and stinking every Friday at 7pm, the time for that first drink on the way to to oblivion after working all week for the man!

Also rebroadcast for 2 weeks on Monday and Wednesday at 2:30pm to get you through those hard times, you poor bastards.





New sinsmith radio EPISODE, PART ONE OF TRILOGY 'NEW JIM', below

This is the first in a new trilogy on the black American experience, as told by a white New Zealander ...

CENTRAL PARK 5 AND A HALF (NEW JIM, part1)

A friend talks about an old boyfriend against the ambience of my Bronx neighborhood at 4am; seven year olds and former inmates talk about slavery; Black Lives Matter marchers do their thing with a xylaphone.

FEATURING: Josie Hunter, Jada Hunter, Makeba Hunter, St. John McKay.
MUSIC: 14th Street Xylaphone Action

 

 

 

New sinsmith radio trilogy, 'crapping on culture', below

Three new pieces in the Sinsmith Radio library, having been worked on throughout the year. Sinsmith radio has evolved to the point where I have come to some key restrictions on their creation, namely:

- I want to do trilogies on one theme.

- Preferably one show is pretty much all me narrating, one show is half shared with others, and one is pretty much all someone else' story.

- Music and sound effects must not be merely to support the talking, making it more 'pleasant', rather they must almost act as characters in themselves, and have a definite relevance to the theme of the piece.

- If possible, the subject matter of the piece dictates the structure of the piece, e.g. If the show is about, say, a protest rally, the structure of the show will mimic the structure of a protest rally (repetition, ebb and flow, etc.)

This means, of course, the very short pieces (14-20 minutes) are extremely laborious to make, each taking hundreds of hours of work. So ... enjoy!!!

 

NEW SINSMITH RADIO:

EAT PRAY DIE (CRAPPING ON CULTURE, part 1)

The story of deciding to drink, drug and fuck to death in Thailand, and a month of practice round the world.

FEATURING: Adam, Anastasia Avolyrk, Mary Fischer & nieces, Jim, Josie & Jaeda Hunter, Xinyi Lin (Leila), Karolina May, Claudia Schriersky, St. John McKay Smith.

MUSIC: Devil Music Ensemble live score of Red Heroine

NEW SINSMITH RADIO:

TAKE MY GOD, PLEASE (CRAPPING ON CULTURE, part 2)

Stand up comedy taking on religion, intersected by memories of Catholic school days.

FEATURING: Jessica Kingdon, Karolina May, Chris McAlpine, Julie Praetzel, Joe Quartararo, Billy Quigley, St. John McKay Smith.

MUSIC: God.

NEW SINSMITH RADIO:

FIGHT THE WHITE POWER (CRAPPING ON CULTURE, part 3)

My friend Nils talks about a protest rally in London we went to that turned into a riot. It's a riot.

FEATURING: Jolyon Burford, Nils Moojen, St. John McKay Smith
GUEST STARRING: Skrewdriver's Ian Stuart, Public Enemy's Chuck D, Flavor Flave, and Professor Griff

MUSIC: Public Enemy, Fight the Power; Skrewdriver, White Power

SFX: Fight the Power march; Battle of Waterloo protest

 

 

 

 

SINSMITH RADIO NOW ON RADIO FREE BROOKLYN!

EVERY SECOND TUEDSAY 10-10:30PM

Sinsmith Radio is on super sweet community internet radio station Radio Free Brooklyn. Super sweet.

http://radiofreebrooklyn.com/show/sinsmith-radio/
 

SINSMITH RADIO NOW IN THE I-TUNES

Sinsmith Radio now an absolutely goddamn official thing on the i-tunes amongst thousands of dudes and ladies talking about sports and how to be good at business ventures and comedy and stuff. This is guaranteed to clean the wax out of your ears way better than any q-tip or finger.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sinsmith-radio/id947276801?mt=2

Check out the page on the website:

https://stjohn-smith-vgkj.squarespace.com/asinsmith-mobile-audio/


 

 

 

 

 

NEW SINSMITH RADIO:

'2000 YEARS, 21 DAYS'

What is physical attractiveness if not a fabrication of the brain that we've all agreed upon based in totally arbitrary measurements? and other such pickles as unprotected sex and physical ailments.

FEATURING: Jaymeen Cedeno, Rita Dottir, Carmen Gonzalez, Piril Gunduz, Jessica Kingdon, Karolina May, St. John McKay, Eva Sandler, Crescentia Woodward, Ken Woodward, plus MYSTERY GUEST SPEAKER.

MUSIC: Subway Irene Cara

NEW SINSMITH RADIO:

MANKO vs THE WILLIE POLICE

Pussy artist talks about her work, self proclaimed pussy magnet talks about his work, arrestable willie conversation with my son, heart warming love conversation with my guru.

FEATURING: Malaki Cadell-McKay, Graham Galatro, BigDick Guy, Megumi Igarashi, Xinyl Lin (Leila), Cristina Hernandez, St. John McKay
MUSIC: Metropolitan G Station Sax

NEW SINSMITH RADIO:

'SUPERMAN DAT BOSS ASS BITCH'

"Smash the DJ over the head with a bottle and set fire to the bar". Feminism and Soulja Boy, Nicki Minaj and tales of young womanhood.

FEATURING: Karolina May, St. John McKay, Jon Sargent, Keenya Scott, Crescentia Woodward
MUSIC: Woodward brother on piano

 

 

 

 

PILLOW TALK

Interactive Installation Performance

THE HOLLOWS GALLERY, DECEMBER 9TH, 2014

2nd Interactive Installation Performance thingy at The Hollows Gallery December 9th.

That's me in the corner doing it whilst pouring a Guinness.

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO TOILET

Interactive Installation Performance

THE HOLLOWS GALLERY, OCTOBER 1ST 2014

My first customer for Audio Toilet. She was rad.

SHAME

Having a chat after my film 'Shame' was shown at Video Art Net Experimental Film Festival (they really need a longer name). End of September year of our lord two thousand fourteen

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH, 2014

Today, after confirming my place on a ten day silent Buddhist retreat in the country, I stole:

14oz of Ciao Bella Dark Cocoa Sorbetta


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 2014

Today I stole:

1 can of tuna

1 small block of Dutch light cheese

Dutch light cheese

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 2014

Met this person from London going through a box of clothes outside my stoop. There were some good clothes.

I knew her for about 60 hours before she got on a bus to Chicago. Took some pics at dawn of her in a red dress (below pic).

Her performance art (top pic) puts any of my 'brave' work to shame, but I was happy to show her my Shame. It felt like a special run in. She's left me full of fire up my ass to do things.

You entered her place through a hole in the door.

She's at: http://poppyjackson.co.uk/

Article for below performance: http://incidentmag.com/2014/09/16/reflections-on-win-a-performance-by-poppy-jackson/


AUDI O SHO AT THE HOLLO WS

So, I gots an audio / pofomance / introactive show as below, yo. No jo.

Wednesday 1st October, 2014.

708 Bushwick Ave #2

Brooklyn NY 11221

www.hollows.info
www.facebook.com/thehollowspace

'SHAME' AT VIDEOART.NET EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

Thursday 2nd October.


Program B: 9:15 - 11:00 p.m. Screening + Q&A
Description: "Beauty, Sex, and Shame," a program depicting the intersections of beauty, shame, and sexual representation as expressed through art, fashion, and music video.

I think I may have single handedly got them to post this:

Warning: This program contain mature content and not be suitable for children.