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The Dark Arts Edition: Anglo-Filing! Murdoch's News of the World Spins Out of Control Brings Down British PM and Hundreds More

July 7th, 2011 • Paul H-O
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Magnolia Treet - The Opinions Expressed Are Not Yours or His - a new column

First off, I would like to say welcome and thank you for reading my new column. GalleryBeat Media, as Mr. H-O likes to call it, has been quiet and rather dusty as he chases after documentary film subjects while letting this perfectly nice piece of real estate right here lay fallow. I told Mr. H-O that I would be happy to take care of his little estate in return for room, board and cultural opinion/enlightenment in his squalid little guest house.

I have been intrigued by the arrest of Dominique Straus-Kahn here in New York and what a mess it's become because it was about sex. We don't know what kind of sex took place but if the news reports are nominally factual it would seem that Mons. Straus-Kahn left his manly signature splashed about his posh hotel room. Even discounting the maid's contention of rape to say, half rape, it's still a mess and if you don't know who DSK is then you may have to search International Monetary Fund ex-chairman and likely-dashed-hope-future president of France. Now the accuser has brought suit against Rupert Murdoch's NY Post for calling her a prostitute on the front page.

What has this to do with Paris or London or art?

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Piece of Mind Cake

May 17th, 2011 • Paul H-O
Serendipity, cohesion, and conceptual width. Until May 28 at Elga Wimmer PCC 526 West 26th Street #310 New York, NY 10001   ARTISTS:  Gabriel Barcia-Colombo, Melanie Bonajo, T.R. Ericsson, Faith Holland, Yeji Jun, Lisa Levy, Sono Osato, Carrie Mae Rose, Jason Swift, Jil Weinstock http://www3.fitnyc.edu/artmarket/pieceofmind/pr.html What happens when a fresh faced group of twelve F.I.T. graduate student curators spend a year combing the New York art base  more »

Concrete TV Sample 13

May 11th, 2011 • Paul H-O
Concrete TV is a NYC-based public access show by Ron Rocheleau that combines sex, violence and art. STARK RAVING MANIAC WORK OF BRILLIANCE.  For more information -www.concretetv.com Ron Rocheleau has also been firmly at work with GalleryBeat on and off since the 1990's when we were both Public Access producers. Ron's lurid hypervision of a digital schizophrenia began before this could be done on a computer, so he hasn't bothered to get one at all. I think that is the sign of the artist, at least the compulsory type that works more like a writer, and doesn't draw on everything that doesn't move. He talks a lot. He makes me nuts. He also makes moving pictures into deep streams of neurological wonder. The new box set will put you away for good. H-O

The Moving Story of The Mercer Street Medical Case (3:40 trailer)

April 27th, 2011 • Paul H-O
My version of Dr. House is real. New Documentary by Paul H-O in production - It's about Dr. Daryl Isaacs, the uniquely brilliant and prolific internist, gives me his story of the struggle with the American medical establishment fix - all specialists and no GP's. He demonstrates in check form, the insanity of 'health insurance' companies, a massive patient load and the surprising facts behind his inclusion in the film SUPERSIZE ME by new gen director Morgan Spurlock.. Oh, and he loses the lease on his medical practice and must move in May. It's April now and I'm shooting. "New York the Land of Dissinchantment" Reporting By Paul H-O Rough imaginary trailer for documentary now in production. Test mashup, I don't want trouble I was just borrowing it. 2011 4/24/11 A Filmlike Films and GalleryBeat Media Production Music by Don Chambers of Athens, Georgia

GEORGE HERMS - FIVE DECADES OF MADNESS

April 20th, 2011 • Paul H-O
RERUN - FOR THE FIRST TIME - I capture the moment that hadn't happened in New York since the 1990's - a video portrait of George Herms working on a new installation at Nyehaus to include in his show of work dating back to 1962. He is the incredible inimitable George Herms, the royal jester King of a generation of artists that began producing the found object assemblage and manufactured objects beyond ordinary recognition. George made the impossible possible, he provides material clues to the surreal manner of talking about his work. Special appearance by artist Fred Tomaselli. Directed by Paul H-O Edited by Gaia Balidini Videotaped at Nyehaus 8/10 Music by George Herms and Thelonious Monk

The Guest of Cindy Sherman Monologue Part 1

April 11th, 2011 • Paul H-O
Part 1: Before the film had a shape or content I wrote a story script titled GUEST OF CINDY SHERMAN based on a real experience that in one night, changed my life, but not necessarily for the better. I then invited a group of of friends and filmmakers to the studio, threw out the script and delivered a monologue about living with Cindy and forgetting what I was doing. Then we made the film and it only took five years. Taped in front of a live audience at Filmlike Studio, Tribeca NY, in 2003. Paul H-O

Judy Rifka Wrecks Hotel Room - GBM Exclusive

March 6th, 2011 • Paul H-O
WHEN ART STARS TRASH - Where: DUAL @ POOL Art Fair @ The Gershwin Hotel NYC Did art star Judy Rifka have it in for Billy The ArtStar? (BTA) There is conjecture on the subject when during yesterdays press interview with BTA. As he was talking about his new work all attention was suddenly diverted as Rifka began taking the room apart. Can Judy play nice with others? Dr. Lisa Levy gives analysis for GalleryBeat at the scene, DUAL. Camera by Paul and Hosted by Lisa and Paul - Dual curated by Savannah Spirit  - All Rights Reserved GalleryBeat and Paul H-O 2011.