“They say we only use a fraction of our brain’s true potential. Now that’s when we’re awake. When we’re asleep, we can do almost anything”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has donated a camera containing undeveloped film to an auction benefiting MIX NYC:
April 8, 2014 (New York) — MIX NYC, the nonprofit media arts organization behind the annual New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, is partnering with major celebrities in film, television, music, fashion and the arts in the The Naked Eye Celebrity Camera Auction. Undeveloped disposable cameras filled with tantalizing and exclusive candid images taken by celebrities will be available for bidding worldwide via eBay on May 12, 2014, with a blockbuster launch party to follow in New York City on May 15. Proceeds will benefit MIX NYC’s ongoing programs to promote, preserve, and produce queer experimental film.
Over 100 celebrities have contributed their unseen selfies and real-life photos including the likes of James Franco, Lea Delaria, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julie Bowen, Michael Cera, Catherine Opie, Amy Sedaris, Mink Stole, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Hilton Als, Buck Angel, Betty Buckley, Christian Coulson, Dennis Cooper, the cast of Bob’s Burgers, Justin Vivian Bond, Le1f, The Knife, Terence Koh, Sally Jessy Raphael, Jake Shears and numerous others. Collectors, fans and friends will have the opportunity to bid on and be the first to see images created just for them by their favorite celebrities.
The cameras themselves are being auctioned “naked,” i.e. with undeveloped negatives included, giving fans a unique opportunity to own original, one-of-a-kind photographic artworks. Celebrity partners have been encouraged to have fun and create candid and surprising images that reflect their real lives. With top actors, comedians, musicians, drag queens and even porn stars participating, there truly are images to appeal to all types.
A kick-off party emceed by Ru Paul’s Drag Race superstar Alaska Thunderfuck will celebrate the Naked Eye on May 15th at New York City’s famed downtown venue The Slipper Room, described by the New York Times as “a beacon in the New York burlesque scene.” The party will feature live performances, fantastic prizes, and VIP experiences. Tickets for the show will cost $25, with a limited number of $50 VIP front-row seats available. Tickets go on sale on April 15th.
Joe explaining things.
This is from the half-hour interview with Joe and Brady Corbet on the Mysterious Skin Blu-ray.
12.42 is going to be the Resident Director of Animation for a new Short Film based on the "Herbert & Isle" characters - get involved by contributing your writing, voice overs, & curation!
WRITERS: Write a Short Story, Poem, or Treatment based on the characters of “Herbert & Isle.” Refer to THIS ALBUM for inspiration.
VOICE OVER ARTISTS: Perform a Voice Over for a Text Record from the collab you like.
CURATORS: Make an Album of your favorite contributions to the collab.
'Don Jon' actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt meets up with a female friend outside The Bowery Hotel in New York City, New York on April 12, 2014.
Teacher Stories From Teach: “The teacher I remember most was Mr. Bechtel. I had him in 11th grade for U.S. History. He told stories. It wasn’t just dates and terms. Also he treated us like people, not like children. Thank you Mr. Bechtel.” - Joseph Gordon-Levitt [x]