"The Evel Knievel of Performance Art"
New York Times
"a cross between Evel Knievel and Marcel Duchamp"
"America's own King of Pain."
Kurt Loder, MTV
"It happened too fast to be visible to these naked eyes.
Now he belongs to the videotape"
These videotapes chronicle the stunt spectaculars of performance artist David Leslie. Filmmaker Larry Fessenden weaves together interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, news clips, pirated block-busting songs and pix, and the multi-camera coverage of the events themselves, into a celebratory exploration of the motives and madness of the man the New York Times called "The Evel Knievel of Performance Art," and MTV dubbed "America's own King of Pain."
IMPACT ADDICT VIDEOS (1986-89, four 3-10 minute videos) THE ROCKET MOVIE (1988, video, shot 16mm & video; 32 mins.) STUNT: A MUSICAL MOTION PICTURE (1989, video, shot 16mm & video; 38 mins) MY SHEROES, MY SHEROES (1993, video, 20 mins.) STARS & SCARS (1994, video, 30 mins.)
Public Service Announcements
CONDOM AD '89 (1989, video, 41 seconds)
CONDOM AD '94 (1994, video, 2 mins.)
Ames vs Leslie BOX OPERA!! November 10, 1999
BOX OPERA 3 COMING IN 2002! Visit the site! It will knock you out!
IMPACT ADDICT | TAPES | BIOS | NOTES | PRESS