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A Documentary Film “The Blues Society” by Augusta Palmer…#BlackLivesMatter

The Blues Society posterA movie about a collective of artists and musicians in Memphis who loved Blues music enough to change the way we think about it.

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

DooBeeDoo and I are happy to hear that our contributor and friend the cool Augusta Palmer has a new film The Blues Society in the works. She’s been thinking to do this documentary for quite a while. I think it’s the right timing to do this docu film. It’ll support perfectly the “Black Lives Matter” movement. The Blues stands for #BlackLivesMatter. It’s the voice of this movement.

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Recommended KICKSTARTER Campaign by Augusta Palmer: A is for Aye-Aye: An Abecedarian Adventure

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

I really recommend this funding campaign by my friend, fan, and DooBeeDoo contributor.

Text by Augusta Palmer

“A is for Aye-Aye” is a short film, an alphabetical journey that creates phantasmagorical new worlds from found images.

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Video Screeing: Video By Night – Curated By Jeanne Wilkinson

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(photo from “Nugatory” by Augusta Palmer)

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Time: 7 – 9pm
Where: Creon Gallery (238 E. 24th St., NY)

Video By Night…Featuring artists who use video as an expressive tool, letting it develop out of their art practice in an integral way. Curated by Jeanne Wilkinson – Artists’ presentations at 7:30 (Stills on this email from Nugatory by Augusta Palmer) Continue reading

NY Documentary film screening “The Hand of Fatima” by Augusta Palmer. Finally…!

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Augusta Palmer – a filmmaker, painter, scholar, a DooBeeDoo writer and a very good friend of mine – made it possible that her documentary film  The Hand of Fatima (2009, 75 min.) will be screened as part of this fall’s Meet the Maker series at the New York Public Library’s Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on October 25th at 6pm. She will screen and also discuss her documentary.

The Hand of Fatima  features the writing of music critic Robert Palmer, who is his father, terrific performances from The Master Musicians of Jajouka, a stunning voice-over by the fabulous Ned Sublette, and interviews with Donovan, Anthony DeCurtis, Genesis P. Orridge, Randy Weston and more. Here are few things people have said or written about the film:

“A combination of personal history and glorious music that is deeply compelling.” – New York Magazine

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Short Film: Leo Rabkin’s “nugatory divagations” transforming ordinary materials into something different.

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

A couple of days ago Augusta Palmer mailed a new video of hers which she wants to share with the DooBeeDoo readers around the world.

Hey Sohrab,

I just made this short piece inspired by the work of a great 92 year-old artist, Leo Rabkin.
Share it far & wide if you like it. I want to get the word out that Leo (who made the great boxes in the film), has a show at Luise Ross Gallery. I don’t know whether you’ll like it, but the music is by a good friend, Greg Karnilaw

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