The cars may have been stopped, but I couldn't (can't) let the frost, snow, or cold get between me and my work. So I have a few cool updates on the freegan front this week. For one, I wrapped up a promo video last week for the Uptown Freegans meetup group. To the rescue!
The other news is that I'm teaming up with Polish sculptor, Pawel Althamer, and a bunch of other NYC buskers to blow the minds of local tourists and passersby. Here's a brief description of the author/exhibit and how I'll be participating.
Since the early 1990s, Althamer (b. 1967 Warsaw, Poland) has established a unique artistic practice featuring an expanded approach to sculptural representation and consistently experimental models of social collaboration. Althamer is predominantly known for the figurative sculptures he creates of himself, his family, and various other individuals within his community. Beyond simple portraiture, these sculptures, in addition to the other activities he is involved in, highlight the complex social, political, and psychological networks in which he lives and operates.
In the past, Althamer has realized a number of projects that seek to subtly alter reality through nearly imperceptible interventions into public space. For his New York exhibition, Althamer has arranged for street musicians to play in front of the New Museum building on the Bowery over the course of the show with the music being broadcast throughout the Third Floor gallery.