Found randomly on YouTube. A demented documentary of forgotten American artist Frank Beam. Long since deleted from the archives of the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) due to rights issues concerning the soundtrack. Dr. Beam was once described by Cahiers du Cinema as “A retarded American version of Chris Burden”. I was lucky to study figure drawing with Dr. Beam in an adult education class at Schenectady Community College in the late ’80s. He often professed his belief that ‘wine, fire and a naked woman made sense of all the fucking shit’, and he encouraged me to pursue a useful trade. As of September, 2009, his current whereabouts are as yet still unknown.