ReykjavÃk-based artist Ragnar Kjartansson took home a cash prize of 10,000 dollars last night and an award designed by Mark Newson. We didn’t see the piece. Looks like it’s time to restage his performance.
The close of Liz Magic Laser's performance Sunday night generated what was likely the most awkward applause I've ever heard: clap. clapclapclap. clapclap. clap? Incapacitated by self-awareness, the audience seemed unsure of when their applause should end, and even less sure of when it should have begun. It was a victory for Liz Magic Laser’s thorough examination of viewer complicity and the media circus.