FFF Ball Performance: April 11, 1998, CELL, SF, CA
I believe the only way to explain the F-Space performance I experienced
last Saturday (April 11,1998) is to say that I felt that I was intruding
on a domestic dispute. Scot Jenerik introduced the crowd at the Crucibel
Steel Gallery (CELL) in San Francisco to his latest love: THOR! THOR, a
steel pipe with strings and springs stretching the length, a number of
pickups to catch the cacophonous mayhem and Jenerik to treat it as though
it it just ate his last Twinkie. It seemed to me that Jenerik was having
more of a confrontation with a significant other than giving a performance.
It was awsome! We were welcomed into the situation as if the audience were
a bug on the wall. At first it seemed as though he and Thor were just having
a basic conversation with eachother about the weather, but Scot must have
said something to piss Thor off, because next thing you know he's just
screaming. Scot tries to calm it down a bit by being reasonble , but that
just seems to aggravate Thor more, and he blasts off with a tyrany of insults
that send shock waves through us flys. Just to make matters a bit more
interesting, Scot had his buddy Ethan Port over hanging out, when Ethan
began in with his own brand of insults, lashing away at Thor and Scot,
letting his guitar do the talking for him.
As Scot and Thor tumbled away it seemed as though Thor was making a
few good points, when Scot decided to drop the whole matter right there.
He also dropped Thor. Kicked Thor. Dropped large steel springs on Thor.
In the end I believe Thor saw Scots side of the story. Scot Jenerik does
not just play the instruments that he invents, he makes them live. He brings
them to life, and we watch as they scream into existence. And once they
are here he shows almost no mercy. Ethan Port just adding insult to injury
with shotgun blasts from his guitar, makes Jenerik push even more to make
his creation live. To watch Scot Jenerik perform is to see birth, life,
sex and death. He is seen at one moment furious with passion and the next
as passive as a dove flying through the ruins of hell.He will bring you
to your knees as he did Thor.
John Hell--Radio Free Burning Man
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