~TERENCE KOH/SWAN SONG . . .
it’s lights out for: ASIAN SONG SOCIETY . . .
ADAM TYSON REPORTS:
The email sent to the Asian Song Society (Terence Koh’s gallery) list serve (last week) stated that the show would begin “88 minutes before midnight” — and that it would be his last show, as well as the very last show, in the space.
Around 10:20 PM there were about ten of us milling around out front. The metal gate to the gallery was shut . . .
11pm, still nothing.. Some of us left and went to another space to hang out.. We returned near midnight . . .
Gate shut. . . . A bunch of people there now. . .
A girl in a white dress emerged from the gallery door, slid the gate upwards, to reveal the glowing, misty inside of the gallery. We gazed through the big window at Terence lying on the floor in the distance..
You can’t see it in this photo – but there was a gaping hole in the ceiling (above the chunks of drywall scattered on the floor).
Just then, an NYPD paddy wagon with blinking lights rolled up and a cop told us through a loudspeaker to clear the sidewalk for pedestrians to pass.
After about eight minutes the girl slid the gate down and people went their ways.
posted on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, NYC.