Films & Performances
Homewrecka (Official Trailer)
Winner of Best Experimental Film
Girlstories (Film Teaser)
The Garbage People (Trailer)
The Colors Of Spring (Live Performance)
Expanded Cinema performance of 'The Colors Of Spring'. Written and performed live in American Sign Language.
d-blok snag (land art film, 5 min)
A land art film inspired by the works of artist Nancy Holt. Shot, edited and sound design by Joey Huertas. Upcoming 2020 screening after Covid-19 NYC lockdown tba @ The Bronx Documentary Center www.bronxdoc.org
The Bromley Thing (Teaser)
Film commissioned by the United Kingdom. Film scheduled for contemporary museum gallery release, 2021.
ON GRIFFIN ALLEY (live outdoor performance)
ON GRIFFIN ALLEY, is the story of LENA BAKER who was executed in the electric chair by the State of Georgia in 1944. Her true story is presented by Joey Huertas as an 'Expanded Cinema' live performance work and interdisciplinary experiment, fusing stage theatre and expanded cinema techniques. "The goal is not to have a clean, finished product, but rather, it is an exploration of the process of the work, which subsequently becomes the work." Through the use of found artifacts, archival film footage, and sound design a new language of performance is explored before a live audience.
'ON GRIFFIN ALLEY'
Directed by: Joey Huertas AKA Jane Public.
Starring: CONNIE WINSTON
Written by THE WATCH (collaboration between the two artists)
Live soundscape music performance: Joey Huertas aka Jane Public.
On Griffin Alley is a an anti Capital Punishment work and a re-imagining of the trial of Lena Baker, a 44-year old Black American female who was convicted of killing Ernest B. Knight, her 56-year old white male employer with whom she also was engaged in an illicit love affair in Jim Crow Cuthbert, Georgia. *** Baker is the first and only woman to ever be electrocuted in the State of Georgia.
The year was 1944. Baker’s trial lasted for less than one full day, and her jury was comprised of twelve white males. The trial transcript is approximately ten pages long. This live cinema performance was created by interpreting the transcript during self-imposed DIY residency and by using found artifacts in order to design the stage set and an "Old Sparky" electric chair.
16mm footage for 'The Bromley Thing'
Raw footage, self-developed. To use for feature film project The Bromley Thing (Commissioned Work)
Joey Huertas on THE PEOPLES COURT (FOX 5 TV)
Experimental film director. Joey Huertas sues (and wins!) special FX maker for ruining his moviestar dog, BUTCH from the film '...In Sickness and in Health'
Joey Huertas interviews experimental film icon NICK ZEDD (Cinema of Transgression)
'Skype' interview with experimental film artists Nick Zedd and Joey Huertas, 3/9/2017. Interview commissioned by Kent Theatre in New York. Zedd is living in Mexico making films with his wife and son at the time of this interview.
Nick Zedd is an American filmmaker and author from New York City. He coined the term Cinema of Transgression in 1985 to describe a loose-knit group of like-minded filmmakers and artists using shock value and black humor in their work. These filmmakers and artistic collaborators included Richard Kern, Tessa Hughes Freeland, Lung Leg, Annie Sprinkle and Lydia Lunch. Under numerous pen names, Zedd edited and wrote the Underground Film Bulletin (1984–90) which publicized the work of these filmmakers. The Cinema of Transgression was explored in Jack Sargeant's book Deathtripping (Creation Books). Mr Zedd's autobiography Totem of the Depraved was published by Henry Rollins' 2.13.61 publications in 1996. From 2004 to 2008 Nick Zedd produced and directed The Adventures of Electa Elf, a low-budget TV series out of NYC. Since moving to Mexico in 2011 Nick Zedd has edited three issues of Hatred of Capitalism magazine in which his Extremist Manifesto was published, sending shock waves through the art world. Recent films shot in Mexico City include Dr Shinto: Frustration, Cockfight, Paradise Lost, Demonic Sweaters: Love Always Love and a series of music videos for reggaeton singer Natalia Ibenez Lorio aka #laBAE.
Where's The Child? (live performance)
Fusing film, dance and performance art, Joey Huertas collaborates with dancer Suzana Stankovic in, 'Where’s the Child?', a dramatic and surreal live performance (EXPANDED CINEMA) in which an exorcism is performed onstage. This STREAM sample is a slideshow from photos taken during performance tour in US and Europe.
SWEDEN RADIO interview with Joey Huertas
Spoken Word at WORD bookstore, Brooklyn, NYC, Chairman Of The Bored Productions.
A Spoken Word performance at the WORD bookstore in Brooklyn, NYC in which the debacle of the making of a movie in film school called 'The Garbage People' is shared.
Joey Huertas interviews artist Christie Blizard.
Joey Huertas interviews performance artist- Christie Blizard on 5/4/2019
JK Optical Printing (The Bromley Thing)
Re-photographed 8mm using JK Optical Printer machine, scene excerpt from, 'The Bromley Thing' scene (UK commissioned for New Zealand exhibitions).
A public open-mike reading of 'Chowchilla'. The piece was written as catharsis on a red-eye flight from California to New York after the failed Compassionate Release hearing of a female inmate who was dying in prison of brain cancer and was denied the right to say goodbye to her family and loved ones.