May 13, 2011

The Artist Presently Known As Man

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Not quite sure what to make of this, but this image showed up this morning on the golden livestreaming page for Man Bartlett's piece, #140hBerlin.

And though maybe he wasn't even born when it came out, it immediately made me think of... Sandra Bernhard's 1990 performance film, Without You I'm Nothing

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So yow, I just watched that clip on rutube.ru? Which, while it might offer Man some programming, if not costuming, ideas, also ties into Berlin's own history.

And wow, I just listened to Bernhard's cabaret cover of "Little Red Corvette" for the first time in maybe a decade, and damned if it isn't one of the most American things about America this American has ever heard.

#140hBerlin runs for 140 hours through May 17. [manbartlett.com]

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