BSA Film Friday: 05.01.20 / Dispatch From Isolation #40

Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities.

Now screening :
1. Alaniz: A Journey’s Diary
2. Randy Rainbow – A Spoonful of Clorox

BSA Special Feature: Alaniz: A Journey’s Diary

It’s impossible to overestimate the expansive potentiality of an open heart fueled by curiosity. Alanis reminds us of the creative nature we’re all born with, not the twisted one that many of us end up with.

The painter/muralist is glimpsed and occasionally captured before he wriggles away from your slippery embrace to paint his face or riddle a cabbie or play coy with a dog or surf through traffic. Filmed by Federica Macis and directed by Emanuel Alaniz, this nomadic tale is a loosely knit selection of intergalactic and earthbound, fantasies and miseries. His figurative works are archetypes, emotional and real and wavering. His inclusion of others in his explorations is open, without an evident agenda except to experience as fully as possible.

A journey as guest of St.Art India, the diary presents the artist as one connected by lights that flow through the earth, the people, the plant life, the atmosphere, the multiple galaxies that he uses as trampolines and curtains and hammock and ladder and pedestal. Trusting in his approach to his divine nature you may sight a glimpse of your own.

Randy Rainbow – A Spoonful of Clorox

And now, as Monty Python may say, its time for something completely different. The musically pugilistic satire of Randy Rainbow often hits the spot, reassuring you that a. you are living in a surreal world, and b. you are not alone.

With a shout out to Julie Andrews, here is his “Spoonful of Clorox”.