These two women seemed so happy playing the building
that I'm going to post three photos of them. They had the joy thing down
. And I love that dude in the first pic looking up into the sound.
And here are just some more pics from the last day of the installation. Whew. What. A. Run.
Wrapped in plastic . . .
The mechanized tableau Steve Powers' Waterboard Thrill Ride
doesn't last very long so like most things in Coney Island you feel vaguely ripped off. But there's something really wrong with wanting to see more when it comes to watching simulated torture. The piece is perfect in that way. It takes you in, if just a little bit. It makes me ill that we need to have art about this, that there even is a this
. This is so depressing. We are the rip-off.
Comment of the day went to the gentleman pictured above. When I asked him what he thought of the piece, he answered like a slightly bemused Grandpa Munster, "It's OK. It's what they do down there, you know."
"Sponge Bob's Built For Waterboarding."
Hold Me Closer Than That.
JIM HODGES, Double Portrait: The Artist and His Mother, May 2008,
Our champ Anne Pasternak has curated what looks to be a whopper of a show, Intimacy,
out in the Hamptons at The Fireplace Project
. Just one more thing that proves how much ass she kicks. Seriously. Look at this roster. Ricci Albenda, Nayland Blake, Kerstin Brätsch, Sophie Calle, Peter Coffin, Ann Craven, Tara Donovan, Tracey Emin, Tony Feher, Spencer Finch, Ceal Floyer, Lyle Ashton Harris, Sharon Hayes, Jim Hodges, Jamie Isenstein, Matt Keegan, Wolfgang Laib, Sol Lewitt, Glenn Ligon, Malcolm McLaren, Donald Moffett, Not Vital, Adam Putnam, Ugo Rondinone, Frances Stark and Guido Van Der Werve.
Overwhelming much? Yowza. Git on the Jit
Drowning, Not Waving.
This just in before the Ambien kicks in . . . An article
in today's Times about Steve Powers' latest project for Creative Time in Coney Island, Waterboard Thrill Ride
. Surf's Up! Democracy is DOWN!