Kudos to YouTube user ReviewManify, who has created a “Jerry Linn” persona to respond to yesterday’s dumb Jeremy Lin fan/sorority girl, who may herself be a fake. This is real performance art, folks. More
Topic: performance art
And the award for “most brilliant hijacking of a normal TV show” goes to… More
We’re all aware of how ridiculous child bride Courtney Stodden is. We thought she was ridiculous when we first heard that she had married a 51-year-old man, and the more we see of her, the more ridiculous she gets. But I have a theory, and that theory is this: that Courtney Stodden is actually a 35-year-old performance artist who has created the character of an ultra-sexual teenager in order to comment on society’s views of sex. When you think about it, it’s kind of brilliant in a weird sort of way. What better way to make society reexamine itself than by shoving something so ridiculous that is allegedly of its own creation right back in its face? More
Hey New Yorkers (and anyone flying in for the holidays), the artist Nate Hill – whose interactive performances include offering free lap rides to subway passengers while dressed like a giant dolphin, and delivering “crack” candy to people who call his cell for an order – now has a new nonsensical project, punching panda! More
Jared Leto the actor, Jared Leto the musician and now Jared Leto the Cirque du Soleil performer? Everyone’s favorite, um, member of 30 Second to Mars ran free on the streets of New York a few nights ago and Terry Richardson was there to capture it all. Be careful, Jared. With Joaquin Phoenix and James Franco around, the performance artist market is pretty darn saturated. More
Is there a blog called “Homeless or Art” yet? The folks above fall into the second category, though they’d probably appreciate a free sandwich. These brightly-clad kids took over downtown New York on Sunday for a public performance called “Bodies in Urban Spaces.” Dozens of nimble-limbed “sculptors” participated in the show, which stopped passersby in their tracks. More
Yesterday, the whole Joaquin Phoenix ex-actor/rapper/beard-having-person thing was finally revealed to be a hoax — something we called 5 minutes into the screening of his and Casey Affleck’s infuriating “documentary.” Casey explained that Joaquin’s so-called freakout was nothing more than a bit of self-indulgent performance art. Thanks for wasting our time, Joaq! Now that J.P.’s traditional acting career has gone beer-belly up, we thought of five jobs he might want to consider taking:
• Birthday Party Clown: Joaquin Phoenix with a clown nose, Joaquin Phoenix with polka dots, or even just Joaquin Phoenix with a beard and a pair of stupid sunglasses. I would hire the shit out of this guy to come entertain my drunk pals in Williamsburg.
• Weight Watchers Spokesman: Mr. Phoenix packed on some weight for his little charade, and lost it just as quickly. If he’s going to be fluctuating his poundage so frequently, he might as well make some money off it. He and Jared would look cute together.
• Life Coach: “Um, yeah. Just don’t do what I did and you’ll be fine.” More
When James Franco signed on to appear in General Hospital a second time, it just confirmed our belief that James is either a brilliant prankster performance artist, or absolutely insane, or both. We know how much the actor likes weird … More