Artist-in-Residence Michael Alan Alien: While recovering from major spinal injury sustained during a performance, the NYC artist was hit by a car. Out of commission with a broken back and serious concussion, he lost his painting studio, then had parts of his home in Staten Island washed away by Sandy. Still in post-op mode, he has found temporary refuge at NOoSPHERE, which is now serving as Alan’s production site in the run-up to this next installment of his ongoing Living Installation project. Until the 24th, the artist in action will be on live display through our storefront window at night, creating in public view stage sets and props for the upcoming show against a backdrop of projections of previous performances. Every night, something new will be added to the space - the countdown is on!
And then BOOM...come the 24th.....show time! In Alan’s own words:
“THANKS-LIVING–The Living Installation is rolling on a wave of positive energy from the N.Y.C Healing Show at ABC No Rio this past weekend, and is coming right back to the heart of the city with a brand new show that will take proactive art action to address the energy drain we are all feeling right now and combat it with pure creation. Thanks-Living will explore the natural cycles of life energy – birth, strength, decay – and bring about physical, creative and spiritual growth through chaotic and fun transformations. This will be a celebration of living and of letting go; a thanks for living and a show of love for those who are not here. Characters will start out made of flesh, all raw; throughout the course of five hours they will be built out into the space and follow the cycle of life. New York City is in a strange state of crisis. Battered by disaster and extreme change, we have learned that our strength is in our creativity and our community. Come join us in a celebration of thanks for our greatest gift, the life force that burns within us. This is neither a play nor a gallery show, this is an experience – come be a part, watch, draw, write, be at peace.”
Performers: Michael Alan Alien, Sol Kjøk, Desiree Cadman Mendoza, Genevieve Snow, Rick Herron, Anna Christina Lorenzen
Pre-recorded music collaborations/remixes with Ariel Pink, Meredith Monk, Geneva Jacuzzi, Japanther, Jello Biafra, The Krays, Japanther, Odd Nosdam, Vas Deferens Organization, R. Stevie Moore, Tim ‘Love’ Lee, Kenny Scharf, Jeff and Jane Hudson, 3 Teens Kill 4, Mr. Suburbia, Maripol and so many more
With generous help from Ken Pastore, Fernanda Alvarez, David Modello, Print-Mor.
Photos by Joseph Meloy
Cover Charge $20. Tickets can be purchased at the door or preordered here: http://www.michaelalanart.com/art/upcoming-projects/
PLEASE BRING SOME CANNED GOODS, as the event is also a food drive to help those in need in Staten Island!
* "Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich."