After my last cinematheque class of the year (which, we watched a really, really great film tonight—more on that in a sec), I went for a run. Now, I’ve wanted to go on a run for a while now, but haven’t had the time. Running when it’s 91 degrees, even at night, after months of not taking it seriously was a pretty dumb idea. I made it up State Street, which is a fairly steep hill, around the corner and embarrassingly gave up after I passed a large bar crowd. Thinking about this failure drew up a few ideas that I can talk about for my critique in two weeks that I honestly have nothing to show. I guess I can talk about the spelling bee that I am organizing and the small gallery that I’m building. On top of that, my other working ideas include a maze of failure designed for ants, a series of photos of me wearing ornate and intricate hand sewn headdresses of flightless birds at airports, continuing on my palmistry, and my interests in noetic psychology. I also demonstrated to a friend tonight how I am able to continuously do heel clicks (happy kicks) with duality on both sides of my body for reasonably an hour. She suggested that I turn that into a street performance piece. While that could work, I don’t want that kind of a reputation in Portland. That would mean competing with electric-guitar-on-bike guy, the whistler, and retired-sailor-look-a-like-turned-jewelry-salesman guy (if you’ve been in Portland for one day, you would know exactly who I’m talking about).
The film we watched was called WR: The Mysteries of the Organism. Let me list a basic synopsis:
-Dry, hysterical, witty humor
-border line pornographic
-cult like protagonists
-like able characters
-crazy and uncomfortable doctor/patient scenarios
-fake military man
-a really fantastic ending
It got me thinking that I would really like to visit the Wilhelm Reich Museum in Rangely, Maine. Possibly this weekend or next. One of my professors for the class, Kenneth White built a orgone energy accumulator, which he donated to the MFA office, based off this film and the teachings of Wilhelm Reich. I can’t wait to try it out.
If you’re interested in watching 80 minutes of enlightened absurdity, I highly recommend checking this film out. I might watch it a second time.