30.6.13

River of Fundament: Matthew Barney






Yesterday Fisk and I spent our entire day at the Brooklyn Navy Yard as crowd extras for Matthew Barney's new work.  At times we had to sing songs and shout creative explicatives while standing on the steep steps of the dry dock, then we acted with anticipation, and then we acted excited to see Horace.  We walked in giant circles while chanting and delivering Horace into the water. It was weird, and it was fun, but mostly it was a long day. It was really neat to see Matthew Barney in the flesh working. At the end many people won prizes from a raffle, and everyone who participated went home with a shirt signed by Matthew Barney.  It was a fun experience, but I doubt I'll sign up for such a long commitment again. Luckily, I got a tan and no sunburn. 

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