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Sat, May. 16th, 2009 09:54 am
The end of Love is the End of Art

Today is the last day of the strange nocturnal soap opera Aki Sasamoto and I have been performing daily at Zach Feuer Gallery. Here's another YouTube installment, courtesy of another Aki, a male this time. Aki Saru has put quite a few videos of the show up on his page.



Between 5.30 and 6pm today we're doing something a bit different. The characters, who've been prowling around in the dark ignoring each other so far (it feels a bit like Sartre's In Camera, with its famous line "hell is other people"), will finally acknowledge each other in the final half hour. Well, almost. We'll be feeding each other pasta with a long double-ended fork, in a version of a piece Aki's done before, Feedback. The instructions for Feedback call for the diners to be listening to the radio on headphones while talking at cross purposes, without hearing each other. In our version, though, I'll be listening to the music of Martin Rev. Aki will be listening to my album Tender Pervert, which she's never heard before.

Although the art show ends today, Aki and I continue to perform together throughout the month. She'll be accompanying me, gesturally, at some of my music shows, and also at the reading at Starr Space on May 24th, All My Crowns are Made of Paper.

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(Anonymous)
Sat, May. 16th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)

"It says nothing to me about my life"


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(Anonymous)
Sat, May. 16th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)

I AM TEH CENTRE OF THE UNIVRSE!


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(Anonymous)
Sat, May. 16th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)

Thats the trouble with these performance artists they totally forget the audience. Why cant they just perform in front of a mirror and spare us the agony.


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(Anonymous)
Sun, May. 17th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)

WE ARE VOYEuRS DONT you get it??? but momus apparently finally gets his orgasm in the final scene, where as we are left forever blue-balled


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(Anonymous)
Sat, May. 16th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)

is the Martin Rev album you've been miming the same as from your "So wrong it's right, so right it's wrong" entry?


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(Anonymous)
Sun, May. 17th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)

mo, just get the fucking guitar out mate. this is bollox


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(Anonymous)
Sun, May. 17th, 2009 11:13 am (UTC)
You're in Wolfram|Alpha !

http://www83.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Momus


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(Anonymous)
Sun, May. 17th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
Re: You're in Wolfram|Alpha !

Damn momus I came here to kiss your ass about this shit but seeing the galactic vortex of disapproval from anonymous people I'ma have to post with the mob on this.
Get the fuck over yourself you ridiculous hack.
You are Weird Al Yankovic with pretentious to art.
Get a real eye and a real job.

Love ya,
Gran


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(Anonymous)
Sun, May. 17th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)

yep. trifling, risible piffle.


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(Anonymous)
Sun, May. 17th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)

I like good performance art. I like this blog. I'm happy to see you've continued to post about this despite the commentary falling by the wayside. Thanks, Momus.

-Spencer


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gea
gea
Mon, May. 18th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)

The day I went she did ask someone, a male I believe, if they had any questions. He responded with a head shrug and stepped a little further back.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, May. 19th, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
with a feast

And here comes the conclusion, with a feast:










I could not stay beyond this ending, my sister was waiting outside with her offspring, but, I wished in my imagination, that the audience could take a bite from that pasta. I hadn't had any food that day and started salivatining when I saw the feast. It was a priviledge to see the performance twice and two times I left the gallery with bundle of inspiration.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, May. 19th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
Re: with a feast

Perhaps her spell doesn't work through YouTube mediation. Two of my friends who went to see the show were crazy about this performance artist. But i am lost here without experiencing the show live.


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(Anonymous)
Tue, May. 19th, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
Re: with a feast

I don't think it's about the performance as much as it is about the art piece itself but I dont disagree with you, it doesnt mean as great as it was live: a bite of serenity and of madness, chaos and calm, insanity and innocence. I really am in owe and inspired by Aki and Momus. I don't guarantee the same effect on any of you though. I notice that not too much commenting was done about this and am happy that at least I and few others understood what it was about.

Exercise: Imagine being there for a few good hours. At some point you must think of something, what would that be? Don't forget, even though you are not speaking, you are taking part in an art installation. Oh, you can actually speak but only to yourself...


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