This week, the art world plays punk teen-fantasy dress-up: feminist CD-ROMs, soap-opera karaoke, protest discussions, and DIY costumes. Whee!
I’ve spent an enormous amount of time thinking about Laurie Anderson GIFs over the past several weeks thanks to the 10th Anniversary GIF collection. And yet, somehow I never got to looking at the pre-existing animated GIFs out there. A google search tells me there’s a predictable amount of glowing lip images—a common motif in Anderson’s work—but the most compelling image is actually the black and white shot of Lou Reed, blinking above. It appeared on a tumblr that the image paired with the title of the Velvet Underground song Let me be Your Mirror and a quote by Anderson on his death. The song is a good match for the image; Reed’s expression is blank enough that it could mean anything.
I dedicated most of last week to watching Laurie Anderson videos on youtube while doing my work. She’s incredible. A few highlights below. No commentary today, unfortunately. I’ve got a world of installation ahead of me.
Art F City’s 10th birthday has finally arrived. We’re celebrating TONIGHT at Lightbox (339 West 38th Street, 6:30-10:00 p.m.) by throwing a party to remember, our 10th Anniversary Power Women benefit and live auction.
In the countdown to the Art F City 10th Anniversary Auction honoring artist Laurie Anderson, we’ll be previewing GIFs from our 10th Anniversary GIF and Print Portfolio, a limited-edition suite of prints and GIFs that includes work by Morehshin Allahyari, Jennifer Chan, Faith Holland, Sara Ludy, Claudia Maté, Rosa Menkman, Lorna Mills, Eva Papamargariti, Angela Washko, and Giselle Zatonyl. Today we’re looking at Rosa Menkman.
Sometimes great things just sorta happen. But if Ferris Bueller taught us anything, it’s that sometimes, you get the opportunity to make great things happen. Our experiences for auction are four different versions of the perfect day, so whether you prefer a country getaway or a film sesh with a documentary crew, here’s your chance to make Ferris proud.