Archive Fever

Holly Eskew

PUMPING BLOOD!” (Alternate Title: “#Bb 0|1“):
“Writing the Body, in body and language both, to understand where art and life are different and sometimes just the same . . . performance for an autobiographical narrative and all those connected by a moment.”

#Bb 0|1
watch video (full length): PUMPING BLOOD!

watch video (clip): PUMPING BLOOD!



"#Bb 0|1"

Writing the Body

Your Host: Holly Eskew

Host’s Message:
Concept for the Archive Fever performance is somewhat bricoleur — it involves assembling fragments of identities and personal histories from the women who performed at UAG during 80’s (pre-internet era) and then staging a performance for an autobiographical narrative based on the women’s collective archival documents. The idea is to let script become a way to look back collectively and examine women’s art from 80’s, (when home video cameras happened & time prior to electronic media explosion 90’s/internet). My aim is to recover a narrative on textual boundaries and find UAG women artists who’s contributions either blurred the boundaries between “private” and“‘public” spheres or constructed art as a site of resistance.

Think narrative as the diary of an artist who told all the old stories used to inscribe a socially constructed autobiographical script. Text includes my personal experience from the pre-internet era, as well as multimedia text and videos appropriate for adapting narratives along the way ~ pointing to women who draw on personal archives and autobiographical narratives in a collective memory and to those political transformation in later years.

When: March 4th, 2011, 7:30pm
What: PUMPING BLOOD!Archive Fever
Where: UCSD University Art Gallery

Archive Fever (event) | curated by: Ricardo Dominguez & Jenn Moreno

Uag Ucsd

Archive Fever

Something (un_speakable) Happening

a short personal video documentary

January 2011, Something (un_speakable) Happening ~ Orangenality

Position: writer/director/editor/performance artist.

Video documentary (essay) reflects elements of my personal history & interests outside of film or theater, as well as my artistic pursuits, San Diego, California.


January 2009, Un_speakable | gallery exhibition at UCSD‘s Annex Gallery

Created installation for evidence of December 2008 UAG performance:
*Something Is Happening ~ un_speakable:
5 phrase events

*Five “un_speakable” gestures that echo indeterminate words, gaps and bodies that we constructed collectively as phrase events ~ all that happens between signs and skins by verbals,  Autumn HaysPinar YorganciogluHelaine Gawlica, Holly Eskew and Ricardo Dominguez.

.“The phrase event remains indeterminate.”
Jean-François Lyotard

Something Is Happening (event) | curated by Jordan Crandal


Research Note:
(photo credit)

Innovators of Art

Inserting the ‘silver rib of a foreign word’ into an idea, Walter Benjamin argued in a passage Adorno was fond of quoting, helps the idea to survive.

GRRF: The Sound of Suicide Postponement (2009)

In the land of cubicles and gaming software development hell, the most unhappy employee becomes the victim of video camera torture… See full summary »

Directed by
Tristan Newcomb
Simon Quiroz (co-director)
Writing credits
Tristan Newcomb

Cast (in credits order)
Tristan Newcomb The GRRF Guy
Brett Stalbaum The Professor
Jared Hinkle The Assistant
Travis Cochran Mister Marketing
Derek Lomas Mikey, Game Designer
Ricardo Dominguez Performance Artist One
Holly Eskew Performance Artist Two

Produced by
Cy Cary …. associate producer
Chelsey Grasso …. associate producer
Tristan Newcomb …. producer
Simon Quiroz …. co-producer
Roberto Rosales …. associate producer
Roberto L. Rosales …. associate producer
Brett Stalbaum …. associate producer

Original Music by
Tsuyoshi Oyama
Film Editing by
Tristan Newcomb