1/5/1979 New York

Smash a mirror, letting the pieces fall where they may. The fractured mirror still functions. Multidimensionally; reflecting different perspectives of the subject involved. As an example of this very principal, Jupitter-Larsen smashed up several video cassettes by hitting them repeatedly with a video camera. The fractured videos still radiated images. Not by television, but by entropy. Staged at a small gallery, this premiere performance lasted 18 minutes. Entitled "Alluring". (#1)

1/5/1980 San Francisco

For 28 minutes, this solo performance consisted of Jupitter-Larsen cutting up a film. With a pair of amplified scissors. While the film was being projected. With their backs to the screen, the audience was seated facing the projector. The film in this performance was the blinding light of the projector; with the soundtrack being the amplified cutting of cellulose. This film about entropy was entitled "A Film By Jupitter-Larsen". This performance was entitled "A Film By Jupitter-Larsen". (#2)

2/11/1982 Milan

While walking the city streets GX Jupitter-Larsen counted the number of garbage-cans he saw. He counted 22. Inherent poetry; inherent theatre. For if the mind and matter are unconnected, then the act of doing anything is the mind measuring or counting the involuntary motions of the body. Entitled "Ictanea All Nyrris", this performance lasted 3 hours. (#5)

4/11/1982 Pescara

In the centre of an enclosed piazza, a hundred people showed up to watch GX Jupitter-Larsen tear up large sheets of paper. This solo performance lasted 15 minutes. Entitled "Teeaarrr". (#6)

7/11/1982 Bergamo

There are those occasions in which potential arrives in the form of a delay. There are those occasions in which potential happens before it occurs. An occasion that illustrates both these points happened in a small gallery full of on-lookers. GX Jupitter-Larsen sat still and looked at the dust on the floor. Entitled "Observing Dust", this solo performance lasted 25 minutes. (#7)

10/11/1982 Kassel

In the company of a few, GX Jupitter-Larsen sat still and looked at the dust on the floor of a friend's house. Entitled "Observing Dust", this solo performance lasted 15 minutes. (#8)

30/11/1982 Amsterdam

At a friends home, GX Jupitter-Larsen got a tattoo of nothing on his right arm. The tattooist used needles empty of any ink. Performance lasted 10 minutes. Entitled "Tattoo of Nothing". (#9)

30/11/1983 Dallas

Nothingness is any substance which is neither abstract or concrete. So as a means of touching nothingness, GX Jupitter-Larsen did a solo performance at a gallery by not showing up for the event. The posters for this event made it clear why the performer wouldn't be showing up. Out of a curiosity for such a thing, a large audience did appear. And what they experienced was an empty silent stage. Untitled. (#14)

1/12/1983 Rosenheim

GX Jupitter-Larsen did a solo performance by not showing up for the event. Untitled. (#15)

30/11/1985 San Francisco

GX Jupitter-Larsen did a solo performance by not showing up for the event. Untitled. (#21)

5/4/1986 Denver

Two performances. The first consisted of the sounds of laughter being amplified from an open-reel tape deck. There was no pick-up reel. So as the tape ran onto the floor, GX Jupitter-Larsen would pick it up and use it to tie up the three seated persons next to him. Whereas a multidimensional joke consist of unaccompanied laughter, this 12 minute performance was entitled "A Multidimensional Joke about Bondage". (#30)

The second performance consisted of three members of The Haters operating a variety of noise generators for 20 minutes. The performance ended when a few audience members took it upon themselves to set off the gallery's fire sprinklers. Panic, chaos, and laughter followed. Untitled. (#31)

6/4/1986 Boulder

Presented in a small club, this untitled performance consisted of three members of The Haters operating a variety of noise generators. The performance ended after 20 minutes when inside agitators led the audience to riot. (#32)

11/4/1987 Den Bosch

Four members of The Haters sat with their backs to the gallery audience, watching blank static on a TV set. Entitled "Ishittal", the performance lasted 25 minutes. (#48)

15/4/1987 Nijmegen

The word "big" has many meanings. In order to create "a big mess" one must first destroy discarded matter. Only by destroying trash can a mess be genuinely & truly "big". This is the meaning of "big" in entropy; violence as neither positive or negative. Violence as the liberation of energy. Violence as the disengagement of energy from the entanglement of any particular flow.

Full of on-lookers, the stage was the basement of a cafe. While the pre-recorded sounds of auto-crashes were amplified for 24 minutes, two members of The Haters performed by tearing paper, breaking wood and shattering glass. Entitled "Puinhoop". (#50)

19/4/1987 Krefeld

The sounds of laughter were amplified from an open- reel tape deck. There was no pick-up reel. So as the tape ran onto the floor, Jupitter-Larsen would pick it up and use it to tie up the upside-down nude male hanging next to him. Entitled "Another Multidimensional Joke about Bondage", the performance lasted 15 minutes. (#54)

21/8/1987 Berkeley

Four members of The Haters were standing behind several huge pieces of foam that were hanging from above, cutting their way through. As holes begun to form on the audience's side, people started shoving garbage through to them. Chaos soon arised, and the club got trashed. Untitled. (#62)

10/10/1987 Colorado Springs

In a library room full of on-lookers, two members of The Haters performed by ripping up a single mattress with razor-blades. During this 25 minute performance, the pre-recorded sounds of tearing were amplified. Untitled. (#64)

11/10/1987 Colorado Springs

Two members of The Haters performed by using sledge- hammers to smash holes through the brick walls of an abandoned metal refinery. Performance lasted 15 minutes. Entitled "Building Empty Holes". (#65)

16/10/1987 Boulder

In a small gallery full of on-lookers, two members of The Haters performed by popping hundreds of small balloons, while pre-recorded "popping" sounds were amplified. Performance lasted 25 minutes. Untitled. (#66)

17/10/1987 Fort Collins

While the pre-recorded sounds of tearing were amplified, two members of The Haters performed by tearing up hundreds of books on a club stage. Shortly after the beginning of this performance, several audience members ran up on stage to take part in the celebration. The air became thick with paper, as 125 people threw books at each other for 20 minutes. Entitled "Teeaarrr". (#67)

23/10/1987 Denver

Two members of The Haters performed by destroying TV sets and sofas. Inside agitators led the audience to join in on the celebration. Everything in the gallery was smashed to a dust-like rubble. Performance lasted 25 minutes. Untitled. (#69)

30/10/1987 Denver

Untitled noise. (#70)

11/6/1988 San Francisco

Five members of The Haters were all dressed in white. First, white paper was ripped. Then white fabric was torn. Then white glass was smashed. Finally, white metal objects, mostly large automotive fragments, were thrown and bashed about. The pre-recorded sounds of white noise & metal crushing were amplified. Performance lasted 25 minutes. Untitled. (#71)

28/10/1988 Denver

Three members of The Haters performed by breaking wooden objects, ripping paintings & mattresses, smashing up metal objects and setting off smoke-bombs. The audience joined in on the celebration by destroying everything in the club. Pandemonium epitomizing merriment. Performance lasted 25 minutes. Untitled. (#72)

30/10/1988 Denver

There were eight members of The Haters involved. The stage was an vacant lot. The props were four intact motorcoaches. Using only crowbars, the buses were smashed beyond repair. (#73)

19/11/1988 Boulder

Three members of The Haters performed by smashing up metal objects and setting off smoke-bombs. Due to the efficiency of the smoke-bombs, the performance was cut short after only a few minutes, and the club as well as the adjoining buildings had to be evacuated. Both performers and audience members could taste the sulfur in their throats for days afterwards. Untitled. (#74)

24/11/1988 Denver

Three members of The Haters were involved. The stage was under a viaduct near the city centre. The main props were numerous glass bottles, two sofas, and the cab of an abandoned semi. The sofas were cut up. The glass was smashed. And the truck was set on fire. The smoke could be seen for kilometres around. The performance lasted 15 minutes. Entitled "A Trapeze Number". (#75)

The term "Trapeze Number" refers to the festivity of air born refuse.

16/12/1988 Salt Lake City

Two members of The Haters were involved. A very large pile of junk was overflowing on the club stage. As soon as the performers started destroying the junk, the entire audience joined in. Entropy in action. The performance lasted 25 minutes. Entitled "A Trapeze Number". (#76)

7/10/1989 Bordeaux

Three performances were staged as part of an art festival. Two hundred people filled a theatre lobby to watch GX Jupitter-Larsen dig a hole in a large carte full of dirt. Entitled "Building An Empty Hole", this first performance lasted 15 minutes. Following the performance came affectionate applause & cheers of "bravo!". (#86)

For the second performance in the lobby, two members of The Haters were involved. During the whole of this performance, pre-recorded "popping-tearing" sounds were amplified while fabric was cut and paper was ripped and wood was broken and glass was smashed. Some audience members joined in on the celebration. This untitled performance lasted 20 minutes. Following the performance came affectionate applause & cheers of "bravo!". (#87)

The third performance consisted a shovel being manipulated into an ear-piercing noise-scape. Entitled "The Potential", this noise-as-theatre lasted 16 minutes. Following the performance came affectionate applause & cheers of "bravo!". (#88)

13/10/1989 Paris

While one member of The Haters tore paper, another member was cutting fabric. After they were done with this, they both turned to wooden, plastic and glass props. The wood was broken. The plastic was crushed. And the glass was shattered. During this 25 minute untitled performance, tearing sounds & white noise were amplified. Playful applause came from the east- end club audience. (#89)

18/10/1989 Paris

While walking the corridors of La Grande Arche, GX Jupitter-Larsen was counting the number of garbage- cans he saw. He counted zero. Entitled "Ictanea All Nyrris", this solo performance lasted a hour. (#90)

26/10/1989 Frankfurt

With reality understood as a void disjointed from the state of nothingness, all things become a punctuation in reality. As proof of this, GX Jupitter-Larsen performed in a small urban park by digging a hole in the ground. Entitled "Building An Empty Hole", this solo performance lasted 20 minutes. (#91)

16/11/1989 Liverpool

The statement that all things are a punctuation in reality implies that hard matter surrounded by empty space performs the same function as empty space surrounded by hard matter. This function being that of a hole. This would suggest that one could only dig a hole where one already existed. In a small urban park, Jupitter-Larsen performed by digging a hole in the ground. Entitled "Building An Empty Hole", this solo performance lasted 35 minutes. (#93)

18/11/1989 Birmingham

Two members of The Haters were involved. Paper & cardboard were torn. Fabric was cut up. Glass bottles were smashed into the screen of a TV set. And trash was playfully tossed all about the venue. The bulk of the audience became inspired to an enraptured violence. During the whole of the 20 minute performance, a textural noise was amplified. Entitled "A Trapeze Number". (#94)

19/11/1989 Birmingham

When people arrived that dark evening, what they saw was a derelict site in a residential area of the city; and within that site, a shipping container temporarily converted into a gallery.

Inside this gallery, along one wall, a display of ten paintings & two sculptures by Jupitter-Larsen. All of these were assemblages of trash & refuse. Along the opposite wall was a display of numerous detailed texts on such subjects as the polywave, thought probabilities & Kettleday. Both displays were brightly lit with electric lights.

Erupting from the back of the container, a sound- sculpture which consisted of various amplified recordings of previous Haters' performances.

Outside the gallery were three larger junk sculptures; two of which were illuminated with electric lights and one lit with open flame.

Entitled "Urban Sensitivity", this exhibition of entropy was open to the public for one night only.

Also in conjunction with this exhibition, a performance. Towards the end of the evening, just outside the container, two members of The Haters performed by digging a hole in the ground. Entitled "Building An Empty Hole", this performance lasted 20 minutes. The hole measured about 25 centimetres in depth and some metres in diameter. (#95)

8/12/1989 Amsterdam

Two members of The Haters were involved. Fabric & foam were cut. Paper was ripped. Wood was crushed. Metal was thrown about. A refrigerator door was repeatedly smashed into the screens of two TV sets. During this 22 minute performance white noise was amplified. Untitled. (#97)

11/12/1989 Amsterdam

GX Jupitter-Larsen sat still and looked at an empty garbage-can for 22 minutes. During the whole of this untitled solo performance white noise was amplified. (#98)



| 1979-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2017 | jupitter-larsen.com |