Performances

Professor Mombooze-o performance

1988

Hotel Amazon, New York, NY. (A “midnight horror show” featuring the Professor, see Anthony Haden-Guest essay in The Book of Joe.)

Lecture and screening at The Werkstattkino

1988

Munich, Germany. See above.

Lecture and screening at The Göteborg Film Festival

1988

Göteborg, Sweden. Coleman talks about the psychotronic, porno, and underground films he and Nancy Pivar had collected and screened throughout the decade.

Lecture about the artist’s paintings and comics

1988

Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Pranks! TV

1987

Produced by RE/search Publications, San Francisco. Andrea Juno interviews five of the featured artists in the Pranks! book, including Coleman, Karen Finley, Boyd Rice, Frank Discussion and Mark Pauline. Features rare footage from early Mombooze-o performances.

Professor Mombooze-o performance

1987

Cuando Theater, New York, NY.

The Uncle Floyd Show

1987

Coleman as “Mad Dog” performs with Steel Tips, The Uncle Floyd Show (New Jersey cable TV)

Professor Mombooze-o performance

1986

Wooster Gallery, New York, NY.

Where Evil Dwells

1985

Written and directed by Tommy Turner and David Wojnarowicz. Coleman plays Satan to Rockets Redglare’s Jesus. (Video release is censored; at one point a geeking Coleman is pictured on tape with the proverbial black bar over his face.)

Coleman exploding at about 9:30.

Harmful or Fatal If Swallowed

1982

A film by Manuel DeLanda. Joe Coleman wrote and, as voiceover, reads his “Blind Bum Poem” (the film was censored and this scene was later edited out; the filmmaker has referred to the Coleman cut as the “Extra-Strength Tylenol version”).