Mark D. Baer is or has been a Hollywood screenwriter, video producer, graphic artist, entrepreneur and author. He was Creative Director/Artist in Residence at the Museum of Monterey where he produced and directed the 100 Story Project.
Other recent projects include The Joe Cupcake Chronicles, a Proust-inspired six hour, five-part spoken word/video art project, and Muse, a live interview show shot on location at the Museum of Monterey.
He continues to produce The Proust Experience, an ongoing series of conversations with artists, scholars, filmmakers and aficionados. His latest novel is 17 Mile Drive. His latest art video installation, 2 Dances for 7 Screens, is a contemplation of the birth of modernism based on two ballets – the Rite of Spring and Afternoon of a Faun first performed in Paris by the Ballets Ruses a hundred years ago. He is at work on a third installment – Dance of the Little Bells - Mr. Baer is also currently producing the Your Town Television Program as well as M.D. Baer – Conversations and Collaborations.
M. D. BAER CONVERSATIONS AND COLLABORATIONS
An intimate dialogue with artists, writers, photographers, dancers, and the like about the creative process - part of an art project by M. D. Baer
Conversations and Collaborations is about a new work by M. D. Baer - The Dance of the Little Bells - part of the project involves a conversation with the creative community about the role of the artist in these interesting and unsettled times - Baer's new work begins with this statement: It was a movie about art about a dance that was a poem told in pros that was a play with music about a cabaret in a future time in a future place that rhymed with an older time and older place and was much like now where everything was weird – At midnight the curtain came up on the Ballet Bonga as they whirl-twirled upon the stage with sets by Picasso – one of many amusements to be found in the backstreets of Love Token Alley – where love songs and mad songs and songs of joy and sorrow are sung to compositions by Kurt Weil with texts by Bertolt Brecht except it’s not the masters of Weimar but the expatriate Hollywood duo of Lester Bester and Sam Bunny...so look for the sign of the Rockafella dime - ten cents gets you in...
CHANNEL: AMP1 - Comcast Channel 24
Mondays at 9:00pm, Tuesdays at 4:30pm, Wednesday at 1:00pm, Saturday at 1:30am
Duration: 30 minutes
Your Town is a daily hour show in three segments with multiple hosts covering all topics concerning our region
CATEGORY: Community Affairs
Your Town covers the water front for all things concerning our region. We celebrate the art of conversation, the beauty of our area and the intelligence of our community. The show will also be available online on YourTown.TV where we will endeavor to create an electronic town square. Your Town is for the community by the community and your help is both necessary and appreciated - please contact us to suggest hosts, guests, or topics of conversation. We also welcome and need monetary contributions - if you would like to be show sponsor please contact ampmedia.org or Mark Baer at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a good way to highlight your business or your social concerns and a donation will get you in to heaven we are told.
CHANNEL: AMP2 - Comcast Channel 27
Monday - Friday at 6pm
Duration: 60 minutes
JOE CUPCAKE CHRONICLES
Joe Cupcake - existential everyman - seeker of truth - a flawed individual trying to go beyond his abundant and manifest limitations.
A video art project in five episodes broken into 15 parts - recommended that one smokes a fatty first (medicinal only).
CHANNEL: AMP1 - Comcast Channel 25
Duration: 60 minutes