Stupid super psyched to be putting on a one manish multi media kinda thing, 'TRAUMA', at Triskelion Arts (say it fast three times ... actually, say it slowly once) in August. Stay tuned!

GUESS I WENT AHEAD AND WAS IN VARIETY ... OH, AND GOT A 5G ALUMNI FILMMAKER GRANT FROM ROOFTOP FILMS!!

My musical hero and fellow kiwi needs you! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/particletracks/ex-bachelorette-makes-new-recordings-to-surround-y

My musical hero and fellow kiwi needs you!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/particletracks/ex-bachelorette-makes-new-recordings-to-surround-y

Now I'm officially a member of The Sunview Luncheonette Collective I have found myself organizer of the Twin peaks Sunday night sessions. Bless the lord.

TWIN PEAKS SUNDAYS
Sweet night at Sunview Twin Peaks Dinerluncheonette Sunday. Pie and coffee had (but mostly beer) by the many people watching people watch a glass box that killed them. Looking like it's gonna be an every Sunday thing ... All welcome. Owls what they seem.

PREVIEW FOR A MAJOR WORK TO COME, MAJOR. WORK.

NB: THIS IS A PREVIEW FOR A FEATURE FILM THAT IS IN PRODUCTION. Suicide Mondays, a feature documentary by St. John McKay (Smith), combines the subjects of the fimmaker's almost suicide, the men's movement known as 'the manosphere' -- into which the filmmaker will 'infiltrate', and the rise of the right in politics across the globe, through a film mash up of documenting events as they unfold, staged re-enactment, several performance pieces made specifically for the film, and video sourced from the bowels of the internet. So far it has received a $5000 grant from Rooftop Films, and hopes to be completed in 2018.

DARKS OF HEARTNESS, great success! Thanks to all who made the day that I wish was every day.

MY AND BUD'S FILM SCREENINGS! APRIL 20, SUNVIEW LUNCHEONETTE Thursday, April 20 at 8:30 PM - 11 PM Sunview Luncheonette 221 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222 3 documentary filmmakers. 4 films. 1 luncheonette. Unknown quantity of snacks. You are cordially invited to a wee private night of films by Jessica Kingdon, Tim Hawkins, and St. John McKay, their latest and semi-latest documentaryish works that are on timely issues. This will be held at the fantabulous Sunview Luncheonette in sunny Greenpoint, a former diner now art venue for those of you who doth not know its charms. Not a big screen, not a big fancy do, just a nice get together. We’ll talk about the films after we show them if you have any questions, otherwise we’ll just drink away our nervousness at baring our very souls for your cold judgment. Beer and wine will be there for you, maybe a bottle of whiskey or something, and I guess some snacks. Americans love to snack. Try and RSVP so we know how much stuff to buy for you. We gotta be out hard at 11 so any adventure minded can continue on somewhere else until we die. Here are trailers for the films for you to peruse. (warning: St. John’s films NSFW. Luckily you will not be at work. But you’ve been warned. Yes, you.) Rough Schedule: 9pm Tim Hawkins https://vimeo.com/timtravershawkins: 'SURPRISEVILLE’ (a beautiful study of a gated community in Surprise, Arizona) https://vimeo.com/18084768 9:30pm Jessica Kingdon http://jckbox.com/: 'LOOKING AT ANIMALS' (a beautifully horrifying study of animals on view)* (*Jess reserves right to change film without notice) https://vimeo.com/100860371 10pm St. John McKay http://asinsmith.com/: 'WE'RE ALL IN THE SAME BUCKET' 1 & 2 (2 horrifyingly horrific studies of economic inequality and climate change) https://vimeo.com/202316613 https://vimeo.com/210160792

MY AND BUD'S FILM SCREENINGS! APRIL 20, SUNVIEW LUNCHEONETTE

Thursday, April 20 at 8:30 PM - 11 PM

Sunview Luncheonette

221 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222

3 documentary filmmakers. 4 films. 1 luncheonette. Unknown quantity of snacks.

You are cordially invited to a wee private night of films by Jessica Kingdon, Tim Hawkins, and St. John McKay, their latest and semi-latest documentaryish works that are on timely issues. This will be held at the fantabulous Sunview Luncheonette in sunny Greenpoint, a former diner now art venue for those of you who doth not know its charms.

Not a big screen, not a big fancy do, just a nice get together. We’ll talk about the films after we show them if you have any questions, otherwise we’ll just drink away our nervousness at baring our very souls for your cold judgment. Beer and wine will be there for you, maybe a bottle of whiskey or something, and I guess some snacks. Americans love to snack. Try and RSVP so we know how much stuff to buy for you. We gotta be out hard at 11 so any adventure minded can continue on somewhere else until we die.

Here are trailers for the films for you to peruse.
(warning: St. John’s films NSFW. Luckily you will not be at work. But you’ve been warned. Yes, you.)

Rough Schedule:

9pm
Tim Hawkins https://vimeo.com/timtravershawkins:
'SURPRISEVILLE’ (a beautiful study of a gated community in Surprise, Arizona)
https://vimeo.com/18084768

9:30pm
Jessica Kingdon http://jckbox.com/:
'LOOKING AT ANIMALS' (a beautifully horrifying study of animals on view)* (*Jess reserves right to change film without notice)
https://vimeo.com/100860371

10pm
St. John McKay http://asinsmith.com/:
'WE'RE ALL IN THE SAME BUCKET' 1 & 2 (2 horrifyingly horrific studies of economic inequality and climate change)
https://vimeo.com/202316613
https://vimeo.com/210160792

Not only did I finish We're all in the Same Bucket, but I decided it's gonna be a series of performances, and I made the second already coz I'm on a roll like Ali at an amusement park.
This one's about climate change. 
It's the trailer.
You want the whole thing, just write to me, sweety. xxx

 

NB: THIS IS A TRAILER. TO VIEW FULL PERFORMANCE FILM, PLEASE MESSAGE IN VIMEO, OR EMAIL stjohnsmith@gmail.com. WE'RE ALL IN THE SAME BUCKET Durational, site-specific, public performance. (From the series, ‘We’re all in the Same Bucket’.) HUMANS VS EARTH ’In the 21st century it will be very likely that there will be wars fought over water. Not oil. For there are substitutes for oil. But there is no substitute, WHATSOEVER, for water." - Bill Cooper, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCI Irvine 'We're all in the Same Bucket: Humans vs Earth' is a simple, 5 minute public performance, dealing with climate change, specifically focusing on imminent water shortages. We know the future, we make action movies about it: the world is desert, the tops of our great skyscrapers poke up from the sea. Yet we continue as we are. Our children will look back at us in horror, at our insanity. And we know it, NOW. Yet I, along with most of us, keep drinking water from plastic, eat meat, burn non renewable resources. And will, until the day I’m forced to drink my own urine, cannibalize children, roam in packs at night to avoid the blazing sun … Well, that’s what the movies I watch for entertainment say, anyway. A COUPLE OF LINKS TO WATCH (specifically about water, to zero in one one aspect of climate change) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meXnifcAwN8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXZduDnHvIg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiQNx_QiIuI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UIevALG3hs CREDITS performer/editor/camera ST. JOHN MCKAY (SMITH)

It. Is. Finished. It. Lives. This. Is. The. Trailer. If. You (Whoever. You. Are.). Wanna. See. The. Full. Juicy. Pie (film). Then. Feel. Free. To. Hit. Me. Up. For. That. Private. Password. Protected. World. And. We. Can. Transcend. All. This. Nonsense. Together. 4. Ever. Peas and Love Fer Realz.

NB: THIS IS A TRAILER. TO VIEW FULL PERFORMANCE FILM, PLEASE MESSAGE IN VIMEO, OR EMAIL stjohnsmith@gmail.com. WE'RE ALL IN THE SAME BUCKET Durational, site-specific, public performance. (From the series, ‘We’re all in the Same Bucket’.) 'MAIN' ST. VS 'WALL' ST. "There's enough for everybody's need in the world, but not enough for their greed." - Gandhi 'We're All in the Same Bucket: Main St. vs Wall St.', is a 72 hour performance dealing with economic inequality. These are realities: Eight men own more wealth than the poorest half of the world owns collectively. It would take a counter worker at Starbucks or McDonald's six months work, full time, to make what the CEO of either of these companies makes in a single hour. The yearly bonuses given out on Wall St are equal to double what all the minimum wage earners make in the rest of the country over the year, combined. Just the bonuses. One in nine people on earth is undernourished, while the wedding of England's Prince William cost thirty four million dollars. Fuck that. By some ways of measuring humans may arguably be in a better place than ever in history, but, man oh man, does it still suck for most. And what is at the heart of so much of what the privileged gripe about? The crime, the terrorism, the cartels, the wars, the refugees -- are these people the haves or the have nots? Ask a street dealer in a New York neighborhood ghetto if he or she wouldn't rather use their hustling skills down on Wall Street, where the cops aren't busting you, they're protecting you. And then ask them why they're on that street corner and in not that corner office. It goes beyond racism. It's class, it's the concentration of wealth and power, it's greed. The thing is, there's enough for EVERYONE. Every single human being, all at once, to have plenty, PLENTY -- much more than is needed for everyone to be happy and fulfilled, not hungry and with decent housing and health, AND STILL there'd be enough so the rich and powerful can be really, really, really rich, and really, really, really powerful. The rest of us don't want much, not much at all. We are not consumed with materialism, with lust for power. But, as one chap from Pakistan said to me the other day, 'The wealthy just want to be gods.' But, aren't gods meant to be merciful? Gods want their disciples to be content, they understand their happiness depends on the happiness of those below, as they are in an ecosystem. Surely they know that making the common people so utterly desperate only leads to the Visigoths and the pitchforks and the guillotine? But, as history shows, greed turns all gods into bastards. performer/editor/camera day 0-1 ST. JOHN MCKAY (SMITH) camera day 3 SHEILA LOBO camera day 2 JESSICA KINGDON additional footage day 2 KRISTIN ARNESAN featuring ERIC THE PAINTER DAVE THE LIMO DRIVER thanks LORRAINE GLOVER VICTORIA MONTE KIMBERLY 'KC' CAMACHO RYAN HOWE JAKE COSDEN THE PEANUT LADY NIINA VUOLAJARVI dedicated to KAYLA THOMAS

THE SICKEST PERFORMANCE I'LL EVER PROBABLY DO HAS BEEN DONE. NOW YOU CAN KNOW IT EXISTS AND NEVER SEE IT. RIP BELINDA

NB: THIS IS A TRAILER. TO VIEW FULL PERFORMANCE FILM, PLEASE MESSAGE IN VIMEO, OR EMAIL stjohnsmith@gmail.com. A VAGINA BY ANY OTHER NAME WOULD SMELL AS SWEET: a performance Performance, 2016 9:10 WARNING: Extremely graphic and disturbing imagery A mock version of a ‘meet in the street’ porn video, where a man will meet an ‘unsuspecting’ woman and lure her into sex. Due to the utilitarian nature of the women in these videos, in that their sole purpose appears to be a thing with holes to stick a penis into, I thought: ‘Why not substitute her with any old thing?’ So I did. A roadkill prairie dog. We named her Belinda. This is a performance that is not anti-porn as a concept, but anti-porn culture AS IT HAS BECOME -- misogynist, racist, violent, hateful, exploitative. I do not believe in censorship, however this does not mean there can be no critique, no belief in something becoming harmful, no attempt at protest or trying to shed light in dark corners. And internet porn culture is dark, indeed. Dark corners run by white males. Here are some of the titles for videos on just the ONE PAGE I use for this performance: 'Skinny redhead has her tight snatch destroyed'; 'Foxy blond bint has her twat drilled'; 'Beautiful ebony babe has her pussy stretched' That's vaginas. How about power: 'Super nervous first timer gets settled by cock'; 'Submissive comeshot compilation. That's why I am the BOSS' Or race: 'Monster black shaft for a petite slut'; 'Petite ethnic teen fucked and takes cream pie'; 'Hot ebony minx rides on BBC (Big Black Cock)' Or pseudo crime: 'Exploited black teens compilation.' Or sites advertised on the page: 'Beat the Pussy up'; 'PunishTube.com' In a time when slut shaming is rampant, women who speak up get threatened in the most vile and violent terms, and feminism is a dirty word, a time when a man who brags about 'grabbing women by the pussy' gets elected President of the United States (and these are in the societies where women are doing WELL, where they are equal citizens and have voice) then you have to wonder what the porn culture is doing for the minds and attitudes of people being raised on it. Not that there's ever really been a 'great' time for women, in any culture.

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.