Literature Program
 


Friday, June 12, 1987

NIGHTMARE CABARET

Presented at:
Hallwalls

NIGHTMARE CABARET, a performance by Schtoink. [NOTE: This event was not originally advertised but is evidenced by video documentation that exists in Hallwalls archives in the Poetry Collection, a special collection of the State University of New York at Buffalo Libraries. (Could this be an unannounced event in conjunction with the opening of SPACES exchange show of the same evening?) To learn more about how Hallwalls is working to make this archival material accessible for a digital future, please visit Migrating Media, our collaboration with Squeaky Wheel, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, and the Experimental Television Center.]


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May and June, 1987 - 1987

 
 
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Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...