3.27.2007

a group show called Welcome Home at Arena 1 gallery opening this Saturday, March 31st from 7-9pm. The show is curated by Ashley Emenegger. It's a fun show exploring the theme of "home as refuge."


Welcome Home
Arena 1 Gallery
3026 Airport Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-397-7456
March 24-April 28, 2007



Hope to see some of you at the Getty tomorrow evening. SMMoA will be presenting Identity Theft: Eleanor Antin, Lynn Hershman, and Suzy Lake this summer (May 19 - August 11; opening May 18).

3.26.2007

MASQUE OF THE RED
DEATH. It opens this Friday (March 30th) at 8:30 and it runs every
Friday and Saturday through April 28th, at 8:30.

This is Edgar Allan Poe done ZJU style. Like its ancestor, last
year's production of TELL-TALE HEART (Los Angeles Times Critic's
Choice), we use every word of Poe's story, brought to life by an
ensemble of eight actors and violinist Robert Matsuda. In addition
to the songs and music I wrote for the show, you'll also hear English
folk songs and a Bach violin sonata. "That's all well and good," you
might say, "but why not include a short scene from Victor Hugo's
notorious play, Hernani, in French?" You want it, you got it.

Oh, and, yes, there will be blood and gruesome deaths.

The staging is "in the round," but what this really means is that,
although there will be some seating available, the show has been
designed for you to move around in. It's NOT interactive -- the
actors may whiz by you, but they won't try to drag you into the show.
It does take place all over the theatre, though, so don't be afraid
to walk around.

The whole thing lasts about an hour and costs $12. There's plenty of
free parking.

This staging requires that tickets for each performance are very
limited, so reserve early! Or call me or email me, and I'll make the
reservations for you.

EDGAR ALLAN POE'S
MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH
@ ZOMBIE JOE'S UNDERGROUND THEATRE
4850 LANKERSHIM BLVD., NORTH HOLLYWOOD
www.zombiejoes.com

featuring
Nicole A. Craig
Denise Devin
Mark Hein
Billy Minogue
Maria Olsen
Jonica Patella
Ana Rey
Shaun-Mathieu Smith


RESERVATION HOTLINE: 818-202-4120

3.25.2007

In his 2003 book, “Madness Explained,” Bentall draws on the theory that auditory hallucinations may have their roots in what psychologists call “inner speech.” All of us, every day, produce a steady stream of silent, inward-directed speech: plans, thoughts, quotations, memories. People hear voices, Bentall argues, when they make faulty judgments about whether this inner speech is the product of their own consciousness or of something alien to their consciousness. Lapses in what researchers call “source monitoring” may occur for a number of reasons — because an individual is primed to expect a perception to occur, because the level of background noise makes it difficult to separate what is internal from what is external, because he or she is in a state of emotional arousal.

This theory raises the critical question of why making source-monitoring errors ... results in psychosis: why, when people mistake their private speech for someone else’s, does it cause them to grow so distressed

a fundamental difference between voice-hearers in the community and voice-hearers under psychiatric care is that the latter think negatively about their experience.