FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Laurie Steelink
Words can barely describe the laugh-till-you-stain-yourself genius of Clam Lynch, a talent so huge it would take the combined DNA of Andy Kaufman Lenny Bruce, and Buster Keaton to reconstruct so much as his frontal lobe.
-Jerry Stahl, author of Plainclothes Naked and I, Fatty: A Novel.
31 December 2004, Santa Monica Track 16 Gallery is pleased to present motivational speaker/performance artist, Clam Lynch, conducting his seminar, Cut the Crap II (Electric Boogaloo). The opening seminars will take place on Friday and Saturday January 21 and 22 at 8:00 P.M. Reservations for the opening Seminars are required as seating is limited. Admission is $12. Please call 310.264.4678 to reserve your space. Follow-up-one-on-one workshops will be held the following Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, January 25, 26, and 27, in conjunction with his installation. Follow-up sessions will be held during regular gallery hours from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., and are free of charge.
The superstar of self-loathing, Clam®, gently rebirths audiences away from failure and shame and into personal awareness of the 10 principles of narcissistic self-interest and indifference/hostility towards others using his patented Cut the Crap® techniques in his one-on-one workshops designed to break old patterns of self-love and forgiveness. Learn how to manifest a happy joy bottom. Laugh in the face of your own personal demons!
Clam began his performance career in 1990 performing with Theatre Carnival, a local performance phenomenon that utilized gigantic cardboard props, festive and describably gross costumes, sampled children?s music, all thrown together in a chaotic explosion of fake fur, absurd visuals, noise, and very bad taste. They performed at local club venues opening for such rock bands as L7, Pearl Jam, Celebrity Skin, Ethel Meatplow among others.
In 1992, Torture Chorus, an offshoot of Theatre Carnival, presented at the Tokyo Theater Festival and continued a tour of four major Japanese cities with local noise bands. The tour was documented in Aaron Osbourne?s film Noise Sushi. That same year, Clam, along with Johanna Went, Tom Murrin and Stephen Holman, formed Bigg Mess, a no rules performance art troupe messing up The Kitchen in New York for a four week run.
In addition to his performance work, Clam, with Stephen Holman, developed, designed, and acted in two children's television shows: Life with Loopy and The Shrimpskins for the Nickelodeon Channel. In the last few years, Clam has done solo shows, most recently Out of the Asses, a one-man show in the annual Flophouse series of performance at Crazy Space, Los Angeles; a run of Saving Private Dancer at the Tamarind Theater, Los Angeles, and at the HBO Workspace; and Happy City, a presentation for the USA Network.
LA Weekly interview link: http://www.laweekly.com/ink/05/08/24-mcdonald.php