Please join us Saturday August 30th from 6-9 at C-Level for the launch of a collaborative DVD project I have been working on with Carla Herrera-Prats, and Anne-Julie Raccoursier. There will be a party to follow at my house. (directions below) If you are not able to come, you can get a taste, and/or get a copy at I hope to see you there, Michael

FIRST PERSON Videos from Los Angeles and Mexico City in which artists use their bodies to collapse video, performance, and the direct address to the viewer. A DVD project by Carla Herrera-Prats, Michael Mandiberg and Anne-Julie Raccoursier. A DVD compilation of work By: Arturo Castelán, Ximena Cuevas, Sharon Hayes, Carla Herrera-Prats and Julia Steinmetz, Justin Lincoln, Michael Mandiberg, Rodney McMillian, Amaranta Sánchez, Haruko Tanaka, Anne Walsh, and Natalie Zimmerman First Person will be presented at C-Level in Chinatown, Los Angeles on Saturday August the 30th from 6:00 pm. to 9:00 pm. We will begin the distribution of this DVD at C-level; we will continue with presentations in Mexico, and other locations in the US. We have published First Person in an run of 1000 copies, so that we can distribute this video work widely. You can get a copy from the website: we are asking for shipping ($5) plus any donation you care to make ($0 is okay) which will help pay for the cost to distribute this work in screenings at universities, and independent media centers in the US and Mexico. To get a copy go to the website at For further information contact us at For directions to C-Level, please go to

Party afterward: Good, thorough, obsessive directions: From Points North: Go south on the 5. Get off on Fletcher. Turn right and cross Riverside. Turn left on glendale, and when you reach the crest of the hill, park your car. From Surface Roads South: Go north on glendale under the 2 freeway when you reach the crest of the hill, park your car. From Surface Roads West/North/East: You can take Silverlake to glendale and turn south so you can get on glendale. If you have a better/different way to get to glendale, take it. Go south on glendale, and when you reach the crest of the hill, park your car. Getting up the hill: You have to park on glendale and walk up Edendale. It is kind of steep. Take your time. Turn around and look at the beautiful view. At certain points you can even see the reservoir and the Hollywood sign. When you get to the top, that is Loma Vista (though there is no sign), turn left and walk to the end of the street. Ours is the green and blue house at the end of the street. 2338 Loma Vista Pl.