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A livestream of my studio which will stay on 24/7 until I finish this drawing I’ve been working on since 2012…

A livestream of my studio which will stay on 24/7 until I finish this drawing I’ve been working on since 2012…

details: circles in progress (2012-????)

Heady
Screenprint on archival paper 
16 x 16 inches paper size, unframed 
Limited Edition of 22 + 4 APs 

(ICYMI)

Available now from Schroeder Romero Editions. Totally worth it.

Printed by Ray Cross of Bushwick Print Lab
Photo credit: Bill Massey

The Undergrowth

—EPISODE 37 - MAN BARTLETT

I was recently a guest on The Undergrowth Podcast. We talked about all types of stuff like my history (spoiler alert: I was a child actor), many names, turkeys, online privacy and tons more. I had a blast! 

Many thanks to Josh and Travis for having me on, and to carlagannis for pointing me their way.

Heady 
Screenprint on archival paper 
16 x 16 inches paper size, unframed 
Edition of 22 + 4 APs 

Available now from Schroeder Romero Editions

Printed by Ray Cross of Bushwick Print Lab
Photo credit: Bill Massey

So the blog Art F City asked me to contribute an “experience” for their fundraiser/roast, so I decided to create a new performance. It’s my first 24-hour work since 2011’s Creative Time commission, #24hPort. I’m excited about it and pretty terrified, to be honest. I’m rusty and the potential for failure is high, in multiple respects. All good signs. I’m also in some amazing company in the auction (HELLO Marilyn Minter, Doug + Mike Starn, Michelle Grabner, Jennifer Dalton, Carla Gannis, Petra Cortright, John Powers, Michelle Vaughan & Lisa Levy!). So yeah, it should be fun/crazy/etc. And it also marks the start of some more performances/interventions (more on that in the coming weeks/months). For now, details on #24h15m below, more info about the roast is here, and you can bid on the performance here. Oh, and THANK YOU! Thank you for following this blog, my work, for being a part of this. I am eternally grateful for your support, and I’ll do my best to put on a good show for you. :)


#24h15m 
A not-so-subtle nod to Warhol’s notion of “15 minutes of fame,” #24h15m will give one lucky person the chance to have a version of his or her story broadcast to a large audience for an entire 24 hours, over the internet. 
To facilitate this, the winning bidder will meet with the artist, during which time a series of prepared questions about the buyer’s life and experiences will be asked.
The responses will inspire an earnest, charming, fantastical and occasionally irreverent 24-hour durational performance, which will be livestreamed from the artist’s desktop to an online audience. Additionally, all of the artist’s social channels will be taken over by the story as it unfolds, and the online audience will be encouraged to contribute.

The winning bidder will also receive documentation of the performance on the biggest flash drive Man can find.

So the blog Art F City asked me to contribute an “experience” for their fundraiser/roast, so I decided to create a new performance. It’s my first 24-hour work since 2011’s Creative Time commission, #24hPort. I’m excited about it and pretty terrified, to be honest. I’m rusty and the potential for failure is high, in multiple respects. All good signs. I’m also in some amazing company in the auction (HELLO Marilyn MinterDoug + Mike Starn, Michelle Grabner, Jennifer Dalton, Carla Gannis, Petra Cortright, John Powers, Michelle Vaughan & Lisa Levy!). So yeah, it should be fun/crazy/etc. And it also marks the start of some more performances/interventions (more on that in the coming weeks/months). For now, details on #24h15m below, more info about the roast is here, and you can bid on the performance here. Oh, and THANK YOU! Thank you for following this blog, my work, for being a part of this. I am eternally grateful for your support, and I’ll do my best to put on a good show for you. :)

#24h15m 

A not-so-subtle nod to Warhol’s notion of “15 minutes of fame,” #24h15m will give one lucky person the chance to have a version of his or her story broadcast to a large audience for an entire 24 hours, over the internet. 

To facilitate this, the winning bidder will meet with the artist, during which time a series of prepared questions about the buyer’s life and experiences will be asked.

The responses will inspire an earnest, charming, fantastical and occasionally irreverent 24-hour durational performance, which will be livestreamed from the artist’s desktop to an online audience. Additionally, all of the artist’s social channels will be taken over by the story as it unfolds, and the online audience will be encouraged to contribute.

The winning bidder will also receive documentation of the performance on the biggest flash drive Man can find.

Some new #emojiarthistory tweets, some of which will be included in the emoji show @ EYEBEAM in the form of a print.

Exhibition details: http://eyebeam.org/events/emoji-art-design-show

As I re-watch this, over a year later, I realize that sometimes old me gives future me really good advice. Like, “ideas exist in real time” and “if I can continue to search, and be willing to stand here, essentially naked…then I have a chance to expand my consciousness.” 

Consider this fair warning of my continued artistic undressing.

#24hKith time lapse (high-res digital stills).

For 24 hours beginning November 26, 2010, I asked people to complete the phrase “I AM…” I then chose a feather to place on a form.

The performance was live streamed on my site: manbartlett.com/​kithandkin/

Big thanks to Hyperallergic (in whose normal offices this took place), and to everyone who watched/participated. There were a lot of you!

untitled, ink on paper, 2010.or, points tell negative space to make room for a circle to stare through…

untitled, ink on paper, 2010.

or, points tell negative space to make room for a circle to stare through…

reclamation



ink and graphite on paper
7”x10”
2010

full size version here.

Manguage



So before I could formally read or write I developed my own written language to communicate with my imaginary friend at the time, Bacca. Bacca had the head of a pig, a human body, and lived in a forest with his family.

September’s print is my first attempt at recreating the language I used when writing him letters. When cutting the linoleum I was conscious of writing backwards so the print would render “correctly.” Also by using this process I was thinking about my youth as a reflection of where I am today.

The edition is limited to 5 because I’m still not sure if they’re any good or really why I’m doing them. I also might have run out of paper.

Cheerio,
Man 

#1mGroupPortrait Today at Noon!

Reminder! See the original post for details!

It’s shaping up to be pretty epic…

#1mGroupPortrait



At precisely 12pm EST Saturday, August 28th, I am requesting the presence of all the Internet-friendly arts-related people I know and admire in New York City, for a one minute live family portrait to take place at Washington Square Park (at the monument). Get there early, as Lee will be apparently filming the monument for five minutes only (as part of a separate project; one of his cool “wappenings”). And as I’d like to only steal one fifth of the thunder, our group portrait must last ONLY one minute starting EXACTLY at noon. So really, get there early!

Paddy, I’m looking at you. Hrag, you too. I’d love for you both to be there to be immortalized together with us all. Along those lines, here’s initial/dream list of NYC’ers I want there (IN NO ORDER!):

@artfagcity (paddy!)
@hyperallergic (hrag!)
@veken
@joygarnett
@heartasarena
@edwardwinkleman (and murat!)
@magdasawon
@bhoggard (and james wagner!)
@jenophoto
@nogophoto
@gretchen_scott
@forwardretreat
@schnooder
@cmonstah
@kiangaellis
@NicRad
@art21
@twocoats
@gregorg
@lipstickcanary
@Powhida
@Jen_Dalton
@rwetzler
@TheodoreArt
@Artnewsmag (Robin!)
@eloisemoorehead
@jerrysaltz (the real one)
@Jason_E_Kaufman
@sarah_tos
@mrnye
@nicknormal
@Flux_Factory
@jenbee
@ppowgallery
@alanlupiani
@alllllie
@artcards_nyc (morgan!)
@clairenicole
@randomnumbernu
@artlog
@bhqf
@bigREDandShiny
@brooklynhistory
@brooklynmuseum
@DropoutWalks
@shell7
@imtopher
@juliaxgulia
@johnfekner
@lindsaypollock
@lunaparknyc
@metmuseum
@morganholzer
@miraschor
@mosscooper
@museummodernart
@museumnerd
@olympialambert
@ouicollab (becca and andy!)
@petitemaoiste
@pocketopia (austin thomas!)
@RachelFGreene
@resunlimited (Seb!)
@theartblog (the nyc contingent!)
@varonearts (even though you’re out of town)

How awesome would it be if all of us were present during that minute! Compiling this list made me happy to know that I know some really awesome people in this city. But who am I missing? Who did I forget? Invite them! And even if they’re on this list, mention them in a tweet. Spread the word like heckfire today, because this will really only be fun/interesting if a whole bunch of us show up tomorrow.

OK! Now let’s all get ready to smile for the camera!

References:
leewalton.com
artfagcity.com
prairie dogs
irascibles

My dad gave me the initial idea after I crowdsourced it and I’m running with it. Thanks Dad!

And thanks Paddy for the bait. See you Saturday! :D

Update: Forgot another reference, Astrid Bussink’s “Constructions of Happiness" which is actually opening tonight at Flux Factory!

Update 2: Crap I forgot @guggenheim and @zacharycohen! You’re invited too! And you! Who else did I forget?

Update 3: @newmuseum and @ranjit!

Update 4: Success! The project is now documented here. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen! And if you missed it, keep an eye out for the next version in November. ;)

Portrait of the artist…(via Astrid Bussink for Flux Factory) 

Portrait of the artist…

(via Astrid Bussink for Flux Factory