Spencer in my neighbor. He's been doing nufde shoots for over fifteen
years. He went to Europe in part because he's gained some fame but mostly
because it's more "acceptable" there. Everytime he'd do a shoot here in New
York, he spent 3/4 of the setup time practicing fast escapes... And New
York technically allows public nudity!
Oh my god, it's just horrible to be interested in some forms of art
that aren't paint on a canvas! I think many perfomance artists(loose
term) are full of crap or just nuts (like the Austrian dude who cut his
arm off as part of performance piece), but there are a few that I think
explore some interesting ideas about blurring the line between
sculpture and perfomance. I've always been interested in people like
Christo and the Harrison's( and on the rare occasion Vito Acconci) for
their process. The end product is not that interesting to me, but
rather how they got there, that's where the interesting ideas happen.
That's what their work is really all about anyway.
Tunick on the other hand is a one trick pony. Generally un-interesting
and doing if for shock value alone. IMHO
FWIW, I find Christo's wrapped buildings a *lot* more thought-provoking
than his landscape stuff: it's more interesting when it involves a
designed rather than found article.
(In a similar vein I like Rachel Whitread's plaster casts of spaces,
like the inside of a whole house, which raise issues about the nature
and independent existence of spaces.)
Architectural and topographical historian
>> If it's not your cup-o-tea, then don't bother. Stick to your
>> impressionism, dogs playing cards, or whatever makes you feel warm and
> You're actually trying to be mean. That's so cute. I guess part of
> performance art is being too serious to understand light sarcastic
I feel left out.....he didn't mention Elvis on velvet. :-)
>> >> If it's not your cup-o-tea, then don't bother. Stick to your
>> >> impressionism, dogs playing cards, or whatever makes you feel warm
>> > You're actually trying to be mean. That's so cute. I guess part of
>> > performance art is being too serious to understand light sarcastic
>> I feel left out.....he didn't mention Elvis on velvet. :-)
> I've always been partial to giant deer and moose heads on every wall,
> flanked by Hooters and #3 posters. :-)
What? no nascar shrine? You're in the south :-)
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