SELECTED VIDEOS: 1971-1984
by David Starkey
All About Me
I’m pretty sure this was my first video. Or maybe my second.
Here I am, giving myself a bloody nose.
There were still lots of Hare Krishnas in the big airports back then.
The bulb in my strobe light burned out, so I just kept flicking the light switch in the bathroom on and off as fast as I could.
Unidentified Flying Outrage
That’s a pie pan, of course.
These are some of the knots my father taught me (he was in the Navy).
I got this at a flea market in Oakland.
That’s a real tattoo she’s giving herself—not henna.
We took off before they caught us.
Unadulterated Ice Cream Truck
This one almost made it into a museum show, but I think I insulted the curator on my entry form.
Some of them were like little plays. This one was about an old lady who was a bit too fond of her grandson.
5th & Seaton
I was basically homeless at the time.
This is one of the last ones I made before I got my job in Underwriting.
For a few moments, I really thought I was going to suffocate.
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