Maybe you are next!
Maybe you are next!
Beijing performance art or Portlandia sketch? You decide.
“I describe what i do as a non-narrative, nihilist, anarchist puppet show about literary theory.”
Her name’s Millie and she was in a Lady Gaga video once. WARNING: If you’re made nauseous by other people’s nausea, this contains graphic content.
Very talented plastic bags, mind. Via YouTube.
This is both hilarious and really sweet.
These interactive art installations bring a little glimpse of the surreal to real life.
While it’s impossible to tell what these people are actually thinking, photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero’s Wait Watchers series captures the split-second moments that might reveal how others see you.
Commuters at the Haymarket Bus Station in Newcastle, UK, were asked to contribute a note or two to this project as they walked by. Most of the participants are not piano players. Beautiful what people can do together.
In this riveting segment on last night’s Rachel Maddow Show, the titular host points out that Cain’s bid for the presidency may be about as sincere as Andy Kaufman’s pursuit of the Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion title. (via mediaite.com) View Media ›
On a cold October evening in Montréal, Cirque du Soleil employees and artists from the various shows performing around the world, came together for a surprise street performance to “They Don’t Care About Us” led by choreographer Travis Payne. Watch Video ›
Two French performance artists, Marion Laval-Jeantet and Benoît Mangin, put together a piece called “Que le cheval vive en moi” (May the horse live in me). The two have “been exploring trans-species relationships and the questioning of scientific methods and tools for 20 years now.” Because why not? Awesome. Photos, video, and more info inside.
Tatsumi Orimoto’s “Punishment” uses “bread as a universal symbol for communication.” Eh, just skip to the 1:49 mark already. Watch Video ›
Bela travels hours by train throughout the south of France to perform with his affectionate house cats. Watch Video ›
Watch this ghoulish piece of performance art. It really gets going pretty good after a little while. [“Pretty good” in the sense of “Holy shit, what the fuck did I just watch?”] Watch Video ›
The trailer for a documentary about Suzanne Muldowney (a.k.a. “Underdog”), a performance artist best known for her dance interpretation of the cartoon character Underdog. This is heady stuff. Watch Video ›
If you were wondering why James Franco took that General Hospital gig, it was intended as a piece of performance art. The artist named simply “Franco” states: “I disrupted the audience’s suspension of disbelief, because no matter how far I got into the character, I was going to be perceived as something that doesn’t belong to the incredibly stylized world of soap operas.” Read More ›
Paul Notzold’s TXTual Healing project relies on text messages projected onto walls to create user-generated art in a variety of different contexts. This video is from an event last Saturday at the Chelsea Museum of Art in New York, which combined the user-generated text projections with performances by four actors. The awesome Yeah Yeah Yeahs soundtrack makes it worth watching even if you hate art. Watch Video ›
Amy Poehler, Alan Cumming, Debbie Harry and darlings of New York’s performance art scene star in this mockumentary, which will accompany Michael Cavadias’s “lecture” about a 500-million-year-old enigma who, according to legend, can cure anyone of their deepest pain. Even if the idea of seeing “performance art” is enough to give you douche chills, the combination of Amy Poehler and urban legend should be the ticket to a good time. Watch Video ›
Monome is a small Philadelphia-based hardware company that makes controllers for electronic music performance and new media art. These super cool MIDI controllers look like they could launch space rockets or something. Read More ›