Sometimes, to keep a grip on sanity we must make ourselves insane.– Man Bartlett
24h Best non-Buy, a Performance
Starting Thursday, Jan 7 at 6pm, I will attempt to spend 24 hours in Best Buy, Union Square, without making a purchase. I will only eat or drink what is provided to me by those who come to visit the “performance.” I will remain thoughtfully engaged in the products on sale and the services offered. References: - Borna Sammak - Wafaa Bilal’s “Domestic Tension” - Improv Everywhere’s...
Finding Voice When Quiet
In Long Island City, Queens, as the newest artist in residence at Flux Factory. My space in need of some love and heat. The latter being installed today, the former being by the minute. I fear the hemp milk from the communal fridge ruined my coffee. Floating solid particles usually = fail. And it tastes…wrong. On my way to my studio now, listening to In Rainbows (disc 2) and needing...
Leap and the net will appear.– Zen saying
Flux Factory →
So I’m sitting here waiting for an orange juice on a Newark-bound Delta flight, (free wifi provided via gogo promo), with an iPhone in my hands and a Kindle and an iPod in my lap, listening to Wye Oak (The Knot), half reading “The Road” and about to tell you that today I found out my two laptops and a 1TB external drive were stolen from my studio. That’s all, really....
Art Adds... →
via @theartmarket - 500 NYC taxis to display art by Shirin Neshat, Alex Katz & Yoko Ono during January http://bit.ly/6GCMcD
A Statement on Artist Statements
Yes it’s now Christmas, and family is asleep in other rooms, and I should be asleep in this room I’m in here in Columbus (GA). But instead I am up thinking about the conversation happening on Jerry Saltz’s* Facebook page regarding artist statements. He posted an update tasking artists to post theirs and he would critique/edit them. Hundreds of responses later (and with the help...
Rain. Columbus, Georgia. 12.25.09.
Art Fag City Fundraiser →
I did some work for Paddy for her fundraiser. She’s great, and worth your arts-supporting money.
In line with the previously posted mantras, I’ve been working a lot. And as I watch the sun rise on a day that sees me to Atlanta, I wanted to use this pre pre boarding time to briefly state (declare!?) that this tumblr blog will attempt to aggregate my tech and art worlds seemlessly and relentlessly. However disparate they may at first seem, they are lovingly bound to each other. Or,...
work harder. make it happen. i am not going away.
the news and the shuffle
lots of irons on the fire. unlike my old blog this blog will combine many medias. as. photos, video, audio. under one roof. welcome. you can also find me: manbartlett.com twitter facebook