~JOSH HARRIS DINNER/DONNA FERRATO PHOTOS/QUIET
. . . JOSH HARRIS flew into New York from L.A. for 3 days and managed to throw a re-union party (of sorts…) hosted by APERTURE PHOTOGRAPHER, DONNA FERRATO. The food was home cooked and wonderful, her TRIBECA loft was gracious, but most entertaining of all, DONNA had some of her archival photos from QUIET and … WE LIVE IN PUBLIC on display, as well as some archival newspaper clippings, etc.
QUIET was JOSH’S (dot com funded) MILLENNIUM CELEBRATION PARTY, involving 90+ artists who lived in a group of buildings on Lower Broadway, for 2 weeks (JAN 2000) – and – WE LIVE In PUBLIC – was his follow-up – the (2001) 24/7 SURVEILLANCE TAKE .. (on what was to be his crash) on his loft & its ‘happenings’, on PRINCE & BROADWAY.
Coincidently JOSH HARRIS, ‘gun runner’, and BASQUIAT FAKER, ALFREDO MARTINEZ was also in town for a few days, before he flew back to China. He brought over the newest generation to hook-up with JOSH, the boys from THE CANAL CHAPTER. The only consensus in the place – was the commonly held wonderment of what it would be like to be an unwitting passenger on the long plane rides – that ferry Alfredo back & forth to China !!!
P.S. DONNA FERRATO is more typically known for her “landmark” photo documentation of domestic violence and spousal abuse issues – so its great, to blow her cover & see “the wild” side of her photographic talents.
at left, GRAZIA IPPOLITO, visiting from Milan, center, JOSH HARRIS, with the 2 Donnas – at right, photographer & dinner host DONNA FERRATO; and DONNA KESSINGER, who house-sat Josh’s up-state apple orchard farm at one point. at the dinner, TUESDAY, SEPT 25, 2007. DONNA FERRATO’S LOFT, TRIBECA, NYC.
APERTURE PHOTOGRAPHER, DONNA FERRATO, in front of the wall display of her archival QUIET & WE LIVE IN PUBLIC photos. (ALFREDO MARTINEZ at the left, MARK ENGER at the right)
DONNA FERRATO, ARCHIVAL PHOTO, of a typical QUIET LIVE PERFORMANCE PIECE
DONNA FERRATO, ARCHIVAL PHOTO, of the ALFREDO MARTINEZ ‘SHOOTING GALLERY’, QUIET
DONNA FERRATO, ARCHIVAL PHOTO, of the artists’ live-in pods, aka the QUIET Japanese hotel; designed and built by JEFF GOMPERTZ.
DONNA FERRATO, ARCHIVAL PHOTO, THE COMMUNAL (& !! TRANSPARENT) SHOWER, at QUIET.
DONNA FERRATO, ARCHIVAL PHOTO, the QUIET COMMUNAL DINING ROOM – DESIGNED BY OWEN BUSH – with an in-house chef cooking 2 gourmet meals a day !! that’s a young LEO KOENIG and a young (for that matter) JOSH HARRIS at the table.
DONNA FERRATO, ARCHIVAL PHOTO, 90+ artists at the DINING TABLE. QUIET.
DONNA FERRATO, ARCHIVAL PHOTO – The QUIET PARTY ENDS IN THE GREATEST of NYC PARTY TRADITIONS – BUSTED!! & CLOSED DOWN BY THE NYPD, THE NYFD & FEMA !!!
DONNA FERRATO, ARCHIVAL PHOTO – well. that’s ok – JOSH JUST MOVED THE PARTY TO HIS SPRING & BROADWAY LOFT & INSTALLED 100 CAMERAS EVERYWHERE, & I MEAN, EVERYWHERE, HOOKED IT UP TO THE WEB & CALLED IT – WE LIVE IN PUBLIC – THE 1st 24/7 STREAMING REALITY WEB CAST. (that’s JOSH in the center, arms around, then GF TANYA)
DONNA FERRATO HAD SOME ARCHIVAL NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS of the MEDIA COVERAGE, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC – GENERATED IN NYC – displayed as well.
BACK at THE DINNER, performance artist PATRICK MANGINA & WIFE, SIMONE aka VALMONTE-SPROUT.
MARK ENGER of EXPLODING SKY was there. He did the artist in-house crew uniform silkscreen detailing, at QUIET. DONNA FERRATO’S ARCHIVAL PHOTO DISPLAY BEHIND HIM, ALFREDO MARTINEZ at the LEFT.
GUN MAKER/BASQUIAT FAKER – ALFREDO MARTINEZ CHOWS DOWN ON DONNA FERRATO’S GOOD OLE AMERICAN ITALIAN HOME COOKING, BEFORE HE JETS BACK TO CHINA ..
MUDDY WATERS & MATT ENGER, of EXPLODING SKY
from left: JASON WALL & MIKHAIL SOKOVOKOV, of THE CANAL CHAPTER, dropped by.
freelance scribe, JIM HANAS, (with MARK ENGER), dropped by.
ALL PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH, taken at DONNA FERRATO’S LOFT, NYC, SEPT 25, 2007
(note: some photos are “photos of ARCHIVAL DONNA FERRATO PHOTOS” & ARE MARKED ACCORDINGLY)