Camp

2015
A Rented Space, Mike Kuchar

He felt both dead and alive... having 'died' and having come back to the space of his 'living.'

—Mike Kuchar

2016
Abstracted

A "painter" casts out the demons that haunt his canvases and who creep into his bed at night.

2013
Mike Kuchar, Ascension

Amid the silence of a pastel hued room, a soul, fully-fleshed, gathers secrets whispered by the moon over his cool bedsheets.

1998
Attack of the Giant Garuda

A video I made with students at the California College of Arts and Crafts. It brings to life the terror and romance of cryptozoology as the hero and heroine (both played by young women) go south to bumpkin land on a search for the notorious and monstorous MOTHMAN. A fun journey in video-making desperation (the whole thing had to be shot and edited in 5 days).

1993
Billion Dollar Bimbo: A Musical

Billion Dollar Bimbo: A Musical is a story of a young Hollywood actress’s psychological roller coaster ride through loss and redemption. One day on set the actress witnesses her mother collapse in the middle of shooting. Thinking her dead, the woman quickly spins out of control, immediately descending into drug use and promiscuity. The daughter’s depression-induced mania is assuaged when the mother recovers, but only briefly. When the mother quickly dies, the forlorn daughter plummets again into hopelessness and seeks solace in religion.

2014
Blue Vibrations

He made some 'love'....where has it all gone? 

--Mike Kuchar

2015

"...Talking to Oneself in the mirror when down in the 'mental dumps.'"

2011
Butchered Beefcake, The

This video diary visits two sites that exhibited my visual works this past year, culminating at the VOLTA ART SHOW in N.Y.C., where I sold some paintings and a photograph.

The underling theme of the diary deals with some bloating, scarring and beefcake exposure while on the road to an acting gig where I'm scheduled to play a BI-SEXUAL, paraplegic in heat.

There are some in depth scenes of me working out the romance/sex routines with a young and attractive, male co-star. The all-girl crew appears to be getting off on the whole thing and I don't blame them!

2015

"...Deep in the garden of the Artist's heart, ghosts of bygone worlds arise on gothic wings, calling forth delicious languors."

— Mike Kuchar

1995
Cupid's Infirmary

Armed with an overripe script and ample supply of false eyelashes and lip gloss, this Soap Opera in "drag" about sex-starved "She-Men" in heat is rancid drama at its smelliest!

2016

His written letters will fade at the first light; if indeed he is dreaming the world!

2013
Vaginal Davis: An Interview

In this interview, American artist, independent curator, writer, and experimental filmmaker, Vaginal Davis reflects on her initiation into the punk rock and art scenes of Los Angeles during the 1980s and 90s, her stylistic influences, and her ongoing efforts to theorize queerness and visuality. Caught between the opposing poles of Hollywood classicism and the rawness of punk, Davis defines her unapologetically gender-bending, campy, and at times aggressively critical performances as scenarios, rather than spectacles or entertainment.

2012
Mike Kuchar, Disordered

A cavalcade of characters in conflict with consciousness is conjured up within the confines of Studio 8 at the San Francisco Art Institute and digitized for analysis.

2013

...Somewhere inside him something slumbers; the myths, the beliefs that flow, fuse and burn through him.

2011
Empire of Evil

This high octane drama that I made with my students at the San Francisco Art Institute chronicles the moral decline of it's heroine, as the love of a man she obsesses over drives her over something else: a cliff into hell.  It's a free fall all the way to the bottom destination, and there's a heck of a lot of nice looking, young people along for the ride.