Tag Archives: Allan Kaprow

Oh Marina!

Is it just me or is anyone else really excited about seeing “The Artist is Present” on HBO? Ok, so it’s not really the thought of *seeing* it that excites me, but the fact that it is being shown in a setting other than a dingy little theater and seen by 2 hipsters. Or, on […]

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Xue Faith and friends on the ledge outside the Egypt Club

VB33 – Sugar Mountain

PALESTINE, 2 March — On a slender, meter-wide ledge outside the Egypt Club, Xue Faith and 15 friends and relatives stood in the cool evening air, gazed off into the nearly 20km visibility, and contemplated the last hour of Xue’s teenage years. Then at the stroke of midnight, we went inside the warmer and less […]

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Previz #60 – Public Documents

KANDAHAR, 11 March — with the success of yesterday’s bombastic collaboration with Betty Tureaud, VB34 – Net / Work, I find myself unexpectedly asking, if Jeff Jarvis’ book Public Parts and Mary Kelly’s Postpartum Document collided at a busy Midtown Manhattan intersection, would the resulting mashup be Public Documents? Although I was lucky enough to […]

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Nancy Popp

LOS ANGELES, February 25 — CAA: final event, final day: Performing Space. CHAIR: • Nancy Popp, Independent Artist PRESENTERS: • Sara Daleiden, Otis College of Art & Design • Matt Driggs and Janet Owen, Owen Driggs • Marie Shurkus, Pomona College • Alex Villar, independent artist As the image captions describe, Popp, Daleiden, Driggs, Owen, […]

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VB23 – Performance Document

VB23 – New Clothes Saturday, 22 January 2011, 8-10pm GMT a performance on the InWorldz grid Agnes Sharple Ironyca Lee Late Lee NightOwl Meridoc Obveeus Lee Tim Otherland Trilby Minotaur Vaneeesa Blaylock Zsophia Innovia Performance Image Set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vaneeesab/sets/72157625760262059/ As Aero described in her Previz for VB23 – New Clothes, this piece launching our VBCO/Multiverse 2011 […]

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VB Previz #42 – New Clothes

OMG Van wrote me TWELVE pages about this Supremes song “The Happening!” I think the idea is that Allan Kaprow invented “The Happening” but it got so huge in the 60’s it lost it’s meaning, so he walked away from what most people would call “success” and created the smaller, more personal “Action.” She says […]

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VB Previz #38 – Resurrection

VB26 – Resurrection Saturday, 23 April 2011, 7pm GMT a performance on the Second Life grid http://slurl.com/secondlife/An%20Li/68/128/22 Whether it is my brother with his newfound Born Again Christianity, or me with my newfound faith in the Church of Free Culture, it’s often true that the convert is far more zealous, more aggressively proselytizing, and generally […]

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Maurizio Cattelan

Hey Everybody!! I got another postcard from Vaneeesa! She did an interview with the Italian bad-boy artist Maurizio Cattelan and he sent her a giant crate! She says that now the artist is the art! Aero Bigboots 100 Bayshore Drive Biscuit Bay, An Li Second Life Hi Aero, I did a phone interview with Maurizio […]

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VB Previz #37 – The House with the Ocean View / Burn2

For twelve days, from Friday 15 November to Tuesday 26 November 2002, Marina Abramovic performed The House with the Ocean View at the Sean Kelley Gallery in New York City… For nine days, from Saturday 16 October to Sunday 24 October 2010, VB/CO will perform our adaptation of The House with the Ocean View at […]

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John Cage

There is vastly more to the John Cage oeuvre than my knowledge of it, and even my slice of that pie is more than anyone wants to read in this blog, so I will limit myself to a single Cage work, 4:33. For some people a work becomes art because of the difficulty of the […]

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Vaneeesa Anne Blaylock

Born: 25 April 1969, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC BFA Choreography: June 1991, Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, School of Dance MFA New Media: June 1998, Koninklijk Conservatorium, The Hague Parents: Magdalena & Sam Blaylock (nee Magdalena Guerrero) Brother: Jeff Blaylock Sister: Fiona Blaylock Sister: Trill Zapatero Daughter Faith Born: 2 March 1992, […]

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