Mastication Live

CHAS, is an artist living and working in New York City. Her oeuvre is a mixture of Zen artifacts and side shows antics. She creates large-scale installations & site-specific works using cast and blown glass as the primary construction material. But, Ms. Czeresko is also the brainchild of the “World’s Largest Hand Blown Glass Ornament” executed in 2006. Now, Ms. Czeresko is dedicated to bringing the aesthetic of the comical sublime to the art of Mastication.

KOS was born in the same hospital in Jamaica Queens as the infamous Paul Bowles and went to the same ancient JAMAICA HIGH SCHOOL and wishes her path led her to ancient North Africa and toward youthful Janes Bowles. Kos follows the philosophy of the great New York writer Joseph Mitchell, "I intend to stroll and ponder, stroll and ponder". Kos has wandered and falneured throughout many states and many countries from Krumville, NY State to Spandau, Germany. Her philosophy is "keep moving". "Keep moving your life to another city, another country, another level, another dimension, just keep moving".

Between holding court at the CHELSEA ART CLUB Dining room in London (her best job ever!) and an apprentice to a goat cheese farmer (2nd best job) she continues to struggle in these insane times of holographic inputs, with vast visions of starting a business that will fund a foundation for kids living in war-torn areas starting with Palestine. She has created BUDDHAHOOD, a t-shirt and hood company in order to begin this vision. In the meantime, Kos continues to learn great lessons from certain shamans in Peru and Colombia, the Ayahuasca plant, Sogyal Rinpoche, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, and Fred the homeless guy, inspired and astonished by Nina Hagen, Rosa Parks, Tallulah Bankhead, The Innocence Project, Clive Stafford Smith, Kieslowski, Sokurov, Rilke, Kim Ki Duk, Claire Denis, Terrence Malick, Tsai Ming Liang, Bruno Ganz, Armin Mueller Stahl, Robby Mueller, Kathy Acker, Cookie Mueller, Jacques Lusseyran, Robert Mitchem, Patti Smith and tons of others….blah blah right? and looks forward to more expeditions and adventures in this very extraordinary dimension and hopefully all the other ones out there, while masticating of course!

Our Wish List of male heroes and females heroines we would like to invite to MASTICATION LIVE! or at least simply salute and honor! (Note, some alive, some dead, either way, we would still ask them to swing by the show in either form!)

Robert Fisk Jean Paul Bellmondo John Richardson Faith Domergue
Shirin Ebadi Wangari Maathai Katrina van der Heuvel Baader Meinhof people
Jean Genet Sonny Rollins Lewis Lapham Greg Palast
Malcolm X Feist Pina Bausch Arafat
Nick Cave Bill Murray Noam Chomsky Katharina Thalback
Will Ferrell Ray McGovern Prof. Norman Finkelstein Jorge Luis Borges
Seymour Hersch Alex Jones Gitta Sereny John Crace
Daniel Ellsberg Fairuz Ulrike Ottinger Otto Dix
John Perkins David Icke Lana Turner Egon Schiele
Billy Strahorn Greta Garbo Jean Genet Angelica Winkler
Billie Holiday John Dean Martin Sheen Andre Henicke
Scott Ritter Alain Delon Ethel Eichelberger Tony Leung
Elias Khoury Edwige Fenech Monika Vitti Andy Lau
Sr. Prejean John Lee Hooker George Groz Johnnie To
Abbe Pierre Kutlug Ataman Max Beckman Takahasi Miike
Divine David Eli Roth Klaus Maria Brandauer Quentin Tarantino
Cornell Woolrich Richard Conte Klaus Kinski Andrei Tarkovsky
Joseph Mitchell Mina Philip and Daniel Berrigan Claire Trevor
Amira Haas Valentina Cortese Chief Sitting Bull Udo Kier
Carla del Ponte Beverly Michaels Arundhati Roy Tahar Ben Jelloun
Orla Guerin Audrey Totter Hannan Ashwari Lily Gruber
Nkosi Johnson Marie Windsor Anna Magnani Werner Herzog
Stuart Wilde Alexander Kluge Mercedes de Costa Dario Argento
Margarita von Trotta David Mitchell Jean Gabin Rupert Sheldrake
Angela Davis Sojournor Truth Simone Signoret John Pilger
Don Mcullen Jackie Robinson Dominque Sanda Falconetti
James Nachtway Frederick Douglas Nina Simone Leslie Cheung
Sebastian Salgado Violetta Villas Silvana Mangano The Shaw Brothers /td>
Googoosh John Berger Claudia Cardinale Bulent Ersoy
Sibylla Schmitz Helmut Berger Peter Handke and last but not least,
James Baldwin Jane Greer Yves Montand George Clooney
Sub-Commandate Marcos Christopher Waulken Lino Ventura  
Orson Welles Jonathan Glazer Delphine Seyrig  
Denis Levant Chris Cunningham Gordon Liu  
Chris Morris The League of Gentlemen Jet Li  
Dalida Jean Louis Trintignant Agneszka Holland  
Leonard Peltier James Coburn Ava Gardner  
Romy Haag Lee Marvin Romy Schneider  

and many many more we'll list here eventually, but I think this will keep us cooking for a while and hopefully you will be inspired by these humanoids also!

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