Feb 12, 2006
posted at 16:35 GMT by M.River in /news/mriver
First off, a disclaimer. I don’t have a tv. When I told my young brother about my no tv life he deadpaned “Yes, I know how hard it is for you to block those mind controlling rays with tinfoil”. I’m not sure if he was kidding. Sometimes people get offended when I tell them. It is as if I was pissing on their friend. They tell me about all the great parts of tv. They bring up cable. My mind wanders off.
A reality tv show about a fight to show in a hot gallery in NYC? It might work. Artist are a smart and funny lot. I think they can see the trap as they walk in. I have a feeling artist and people who are not artist but who will be acting as them (more on this thought later) will fuck with the whole idea. Think of the whole thing as something akin to “Museum Critic”.
So here is what I would look for - artist playing “artist”, political rants, live performance art, actors acting as artist, Jane and Joe public “I can make better art than that”, fashion models, the insane and freak in general. Let the stereotypes fly high.
For me, the most interesting will be people who are not artist. The ones who will try to pass them selves off as or just mock artist. I want to see what they make. I want to see if a bald headed 30 something with black frame glasses shows up to talk about his work with this cool thing called the internet.
As I’m told Paris would say, “…fake internet art geeks…that’s hot.” permanent link to this post