~WE LIVE IN PUBLIC/PLAYS NYC
JOSH HARRIS in the communal shower. WE LIVE IN PUBLIC.
and yep, the shower – like everything else – was under 24/7 camera surveillance.
and yep – the footage was broadcast live – in real-time video streaming.
so, you could look up at one of the many multi-channel monitors – scattered about EVERYWHERE !! let’s say from – your seat at the dinner table – and pretty likely – you’d find yourself watching someone .. who had just stepped in !!
WE LIVE IN PUBLIC – after winning big at SUNDANCE this year – and, having its NYC premiere at MOMA this past Spring – opened its first ‘COMMERCIAL’ run – in NYC – last week, playing at the IFC CENTER downtown – AUG 28 thru SEPT 4th.
see: IFC CENTER !!
the film’s poster: NANCY & THEO.
AUG 28: WE LIVE IN PUBLIC – JUST SCORED A HUGE WRITE-UP in the NEW YORK TIMES !!
. . . titled: ‘EMBRACING LIFE UNDER SCRUTINY, BEFORE THE DAWN OF NONSTOP TWEETS’ and written by MANOHLA DARGIS !! – it can be found on PAGE C6 of FRI AUG 28th’s WEEKEND ARTS . . . one correction, under that small photo – of one the of film’s poster images, titled “Volunteers in the 30-day bunker … ” – that’s me and my son THEO. and, no I was NOT a volunteer – I was a paid member of the crew – my salary: $10,000 … that included both my 24/7 work as an in-house crew member, and my 24/7 participation as an exhibiting artist.
you can catch – the NYT review: online !!
our film reviewer JAN ALBERT also just posted her take !!
see: WE LIVE IN PUBLIC/artlovers movie reviews !!
catch the WE LIVE IN PUBLIC OFFICIAL WEBSITE & TRAILER: here !!
. . . and, small world – convicted BASQUIAT FORGER & current artist-in-residence in CHINA !! – ALFREDO MARTINEZ – emailed to say he had caught my recent INTERVIEW – on NPR !!
how ALFREDO, also a big ‘player’ in the JOSH HARRIS glory days – he ran the infamous ‘SHOOTING GALLERY’ at QUIET – prominently featured in the WE LIVE IN PUBLIC film – ever got into CHINA – with a 2 yr. prison rap sheet – for art fraud – still has all his friends – mystified.
come to think of it . . . it was ALFREDO who first introduced me to Josh. to do artworld P.R. and to find Josh a super special antique American quilt – which he wanted to give away as wedding present !! and indeed, I did find him a most beautiful mint condition guilt. a rare wool Mennonite log cabin (furloughs) circa 1880 . . ($6,000). after I told Josh somewhat about the quilt’s origins and pattern – on top of what he paid me to find the quilt (10% commission) – he then paid me another $1,000 bucks to write up what I had told him – as an essay to accompany the quilt – to its new owner. the very definition of cool, or what . . .
whatever anybody says about Josh – he was a great art patron and he threw the best parties ever. all the time.
the downtown temperature definite went down – when he did. in fact ‘downtown’ is now pretty much just a hollow term, usually affixed by NEW YORK MAG to celebrity spawn wannabes . . in puff pieces that are paid for. what can I say – that’s pretty much the truth. the hood that gave birth to BASQUIAT is long since – dead & gone.