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Immerse yourself in shameless beauty and confused abandon; let yourself fall victim to sexual power, romantic love and S/M.

SoftRock

FIRST 2 Completed VIDEO PIECES are here:    SOFTROCK 1 & 2

NEW NEW "Post New" Interview (about SoftRock) CLICK TO SEE!

New GREEK Interview on ACTUALLY!

"The "sex" thing happens because it is the purest element with the most complicated connotations...It is a very rich and giving yet dangerously fickle master. The secret to my control (in art) is the fact that I give a lot of control away in other areas of my life."

I, Actually Huizenga, and my collaborator Socrates Mitsios are creating a series of video pieces entitled SoftRock. We want to fund the final 2 (of 4). We are working with the Norwegian novelist Edy Poppy, and British designer Simon Preen. Sound is by me,  ACTUALLY and my bandmate Chaz Windus.

We hint at a dialogue, a script and plot, but let ourselves fall into the total resplendence and chaos of physical relations. As an exercise in the photogenics of "sexuality," we explore the power within the act, both social and aesthetic, male, female, and in between. We objectify ourselves in a blatantly beautiful and visually pleasing environment; all the cliches of "love" offered on a golden platter. Using the veil of romance we present the very human traits of desperation, confusion & abandon.

The first two SoftRocks have recently been shown in the ASVOFF program at the George Pompidou Center:

We were discovered by ASVOFF through a performance we did in Greece ("ATHENIAN ROMANCE," which combined the ideas of romance and willing bondage through marriage...as well as a performance by my pop-self Actually which led to Socrates being led as a bound groom to share a giant cake with me in front of a screaming audience (during the Greek riots!)

Prizes!

"Simon Preen- SoftRock"  $7 mini poster with the SoftRock Cocktail recipes on back OR Original Print A3+  1 of 20 Limited Edition for $35

Still from First Scene SoftRock3 

So Many Prizes

(just specifiy which poster(s) you want--if/when we win our goal)

"Anna- SoftRock" $7 mini poster with the SoftRock Cocktail recipes on back OR Original Print A3+  1 of 20 Limited Edition for $35

"Looking for a Guitar Stallion- ACTUALLY"  $7 mini poster with the SoftRock Cocktail recipes on back OR Original Print A3+  1 of 20 Limited Edition for $35

"ACTUALLY- White Chocolate"   $7 mini poster with the SoftRock Cocktail recipes on back OR Original Print A3+  1 of 20 Limited Edition for $35

"ACTUALLY- C.U."   $7 mini poster with the SoftRock Cocktail recipes on back OR Original Print A3+  1 of 20 Limited Edition for $35

"Socrates in Crete" 4 X 6 mini poster! On the back: recipes for my favorite SoftRock drinks!  $ 7

"ACTUALLY- DARK CIRCLES"   $7 mini poster with the SoftRock Cocktail recipes on back OR Original Print A3+  1 of 20 Limited Edition for $35

"ACTUALLY- Sun Room Sex"   $7 mini poster with the SoftRock Cocktail recipes on back OR Original Print A3+  1 of 20 Limited Edition for $35

"Actually in Crete Cottage-SoftRock I" 4 X 6 mini poster! On the back: recipes for my favorite SoftRock drinks!  $ 7

"ACTUALLY- ATHENS RIOTS"  $7 mini poster with the SoftRock Cocktail recipes on back OR Original Print A3+  1 of 20 Limited Edition for $35

"ACTUALLY-AMERICANA" $7 mini poster with the SoftRock Cocktails on back OR Original Print A3+ 1 of 20 Limited Edition for $35

"Actually & Socrates: Crete n Meat" 4 X 8 mini poster! On the back: recipes for my favorite SoftRock drinks!  $ 7 

ORIGINAL ACTUALLY DRAWINGS-

SPECIAL KICKSTARTER OFFER $225

"It's like Prison Art...without having to go to Jail"

1. Riding the Wave- Horse on Horse

2. Romancing the Pool- Man on Gator

3. All Ways- Man on 'A'

4. Wet Look- Woman on Beer

5. Inner Tubing - Woman on Pliosaur

There is a Prize that you can get in which I will PERFORM for you----personally or at your house party!!!

DO IT!

HELP ME REACH MY GOAL!

Reviews/Links:

LA WEEKLY

VICE

Notion UK

Gozamos, Chicago

http://www.lifo.gr/mag/features/2328

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THANK YOU & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Yours truly & sexually, ACTUALLY HUIZENGA

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD which includes SoftRock exclusive photos and a New Year's music mix by me (music from my friends' bands from all over the globe--most exclusive) + party/ a special thank you on the official website.

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    HOME MADE THANK YOU CARD delivered to you through snail mail! Plus online thanks-gif! AND free entrance to Cheetahs Goal Party Show February 18th, 2012, Los Angeles P.S. Let me know your sexual preference and I will design the card accordingly

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