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A feature on green entertaining in the Home & Garden section of the New York Times:
Perhaps the greenest party this year wasn’t billed as such. Deitch Projects was the host of a do last February for the publication of the photographer Jason Schmidt’s book, “Artists.” The décor was supplied by Gelitin, four male Viennese conceptual artists who wore high heels and buckets on their heads but no pants, and who spent the evening building a plywood structure over the bewildered guests’ heads.
Anthony Roth Costanzo, a countertenor, sang a 16th-century melody called “Flow My Tears.” And then the Gelitin members, along with three Icelandic artists, also men, from a collective called Moms, took the buckets off their heads and urinated – with dead-eye accuracy, said Dodie Kazanjian, a Vogue editor and one of the events’ hosts – into one another’s pails.
The future will be an interesting place.
(Via cider czar Rich Stadnik)
- Posted by Evil Pundit on 2007 11 30 at 03:20 AM • permalink
obviously the word “artists” was being used ironically.Posted by daddy dave on 2007 11 30 at 03:45 AM • permalink
Surely modern art will not reach its apogee until we have artists simultaneously defecating into each others mouths.
Kind of like Ouroboros…Posted by Quentin George on 2007 11 30 at 03:47 AM • permalink
modern art really is a left-wing conspiracy after all.
(found that link via aldaily.com).Posted by daddy dave on 2007 11 30 at 04:00 AM • permalink
Monkeys down at the zoo have been shiting on the floor and throwing it at the audience for years…..Where is their Government grant…….An award…. long overdue reconnition…An OUTRAGE i say.
Pssst, I have a
ntruly excellent idea for a research grant application.
We just gotta work in the words “global warming” and I reckon we can double dip…
ABC newsreader forced off live broadcastWTF?
c. 20 minutes for a tickle in the throat? … pull the other one, Auntie
- That lot need rending in the gobberwarts with blurglecruncheons.
Micturations in pails indeed!
Bunch of freddled gruntbugglies I bet.
And with the use of the dunny roll we should be able to get some research support from the date roll manufacturers. Even if it’s something like, I dunno, free dunny paper for a year, three years, whatever the length of the grant.We could emulate this person:
Amount of Grant: $3,856,636.00
Amount of Grant: $1,432,765.00
Way ahead of you.
I’m just putting the finishing gloss on a confronting rap opera.
A modern tale of love amongst oppression.
There’s Magrok, a Dutch* environmentalist peace activist who lost her leg to a cluster bomblet when she was a human shield in Iraq.
Her lover, an illegal immigrant who escaped from a detention centre where she was tortured for the amusement of the soulless private security staff.
And their struggle to raise awareness of the dangers of global climate warming change.
*One of her distant relatives was shipwrecked here in the 15th century, so she might have aboriginal relatives which explains her spiritual attachment to the land.
The décor was supplied by Gelitin, four male Viennese conceptual artists who wore high heels and buckets on their heads but no pants, and who spent the evening building a plywood structure over the bewildered guests’ heads.
Four Viennese artists? Viennese? Like, from Austria. Which sounds close to … Australia?
Oh this is bad. Would the four members of the VRWC who waylaid the actual entertainment and substituted themselves step forward. Karl has said over and over that this secret organization must keep a low profile. This is pure zany antics.
And MarkL, please let Tony Bennett and his band out of my mead storeroom. Or should I say, make them leave my mead storeroom. Like right now. Before they drink it all. That’s my Sargon Sweet Mead.Posted by wronwright on 2007 11 30 at 06:51 AM • permalink
Now, armed with that knowledge, reread what I wrote, and see it all in a fabulous new light!Posted by Quentin George on 2007 11 30 at 06:57 AM • permalink
#24 – lotocoti, you have the nucleus of a great story. Inject some anti genetically modified, add a dash of capitalistism’s jackbooted swagger, and please try and snipe at (i) Christianity and (ii) any attempts to foster democracy, while you must also (iii) decry the support of dictatorships, apart from that of the proletariat.
#15 tee-hee! kae said “Pssst”!Posted by David Hardcastle on 2007 11 30 at 07:08 AM • permalink
Standing around peeing is green? Who knew I was so cutting edge and avant-garde 20 years ago in college?Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 11 30 at 07:56 AM • permalink
- Undercover in the Avant-Garde:
An Artist among the ArtistesI like my revenge with a twist,
So when all the others had pissed,
I hosed down the crowd
While shouting out loud,
‘I aimed for the bucket but missed!’
Then dripping with urine, each guest
Politely applauded, impressed.
No hint of surprise
In dim, jaded eyes,
‘It’s what we all crave,’ they confessed.
And there’s this admission of Al Gorian frugality after spending “two and a half months … dipping 6,000 pounds of paper in [organic] fire retardant” which was then dried using commercial dryers in preparation for an event:
Mr. Stark came to recognize, as have others in his line of work, that there aren’t yet enough resources out there to make every event fully green.Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2007 11 30 at 08:26 AM • permalink
From the link; “The Guggenheim (etc.) decorated with recycled materials.” Including the hand off a corpse.Posted by dean martin on 2007 11 30 at 09:04 AM • permalink
Who was taking the piss out of who here?
I cannot stop chuckling over the Shaun Micallef skit (several years ago on the telly) when Francis Greenslade, dressed as a carnival high diver, climbs a 6 foot ladder, then urinates into a bucket. He promptly climbs down, and was asked by Shaun, “I thought you were going to dive into the the bucket?” Francis responds, “What, into a bucket of piss?”
I’m still waiting for someone to post the skit on YouTube.
Making crafty things out of recycled materials. How cutting edge! Old ladies in Wisconsin and Oklahoma have been doing that for how long?Posted by dean martin on 2007 11 30 at 09:28 AM • permalink
The NYT stole our link. Piss in their hat.Posted by dean martin on 2007 11 30 at 09:38 AM • permalink
- #60 the person who said that was a woman. She thinks it is harder for a man to aim with those things than it actually is.
It just shows how easily impressed some women are.Posted by daddy dave on 2007 11 30 at 04:44 PM • permalink
…and then put the buckets back on their heads? Yes? Yes? Austrians are almost Germans, aren’t they?