Clayton Patterson Presents: Joe Coleman


Staten Island, NY: M/W/F Video Club. Verité video portrait by Patterson (created in 1989), including excerpts from performances and a brief tour of the subject’s Odditorium of the era; (originally aired on Manhattan Neighborhood Network).

An audience with the artist


Q&A at UK launch party for Original Sin, Horse Hospital, London.

R.I.P.: Rest in Pieces


Directed by Robert Pejo, Prisma Films. A feature-length documentary about Coleman and his art, with appearances by Hasil Adkins, Jim Jarmusch, and Harold Schechter. Distributed to theaters in New York, Los Angeles, England, France, Austria, Mexico, Japan, and elsewhere.

"End is Near!" lecture


American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD.

Trail of Blood


A film by Ari Roussimoff. Coleman plays a criminologist.

Sideshow Barker


Coleman performs as a sideshow barker at Coney Island during filming of R.I.P: Rest in Pieces

"Cult Rapture" lecture/screening


Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA.

Black Hearts Bleed Red


An independent film by Jeri Cain Rossi based on Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find.” Coleman plays a major role as The Misfit.

Shadows in the City


Directed by Ari Roussimoff. It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World of the Lower East Side meets Dante’s Inferno. Coleman plays Mephisto.

Final performance as Mombooze-o


Boston Film and Video Foundation, Boston, MA. (Whereat Coleman is arrested for possessing an “infernal machine”.)