Should you spend the weekend amidst the uncannily utopic landscape and Dionysian crowds at Mildred’s Lane, you’d probably feel like you’re on the set of a Ryan McGinley photo shoot, only with a bunch of grossly intelligent people rather than coke-nosed models. This is definitely a good thing: the crew at Mildred’s Lane—a Catskills-based gesampstkunstwerk and residency program run by J. Morgan Puett and Mark Dion—know how to celebrate company but also maintain a working atmosphere that begets events like those this weekend. More photos after the jump.
The main estate, Bubblegum Playland, at Mildred’s Lane. Photo Mildred’s Lane
Bret Schneider, an artist and writer hailing from Chicago, curated an unexpectedly rich evening of sound performances that spanned Mildred’s Lane’s 90+ acre property. Artists include David Schafer, Adam Menzies, Peter J. Woods, Paris London, and Ryan Dunn, among others. The program simply responded to the landscape it performed upon, not as a critical engagement but a leisurely accompaniment to the evening.
Artist Daniel Baird at participating in a sound performance
Artist Peter J. Woods performing in Amy Yoes’ lean-to in the forest at Mildred’s Lane
A Bard sound student waits to paint your face with her feet. A candidate for the Gawker artist program?
Artist Adam Menzies performs in the Mildred’s Lane forest by a ravine