04 Jan I Am Serious Man @ Human Resources
Sunday, January 27, Doors open at 7pm. and performances start at 8 pm.
Geo Wyeth’s I AM SERIOUS MAN is the internal landscape of a real live fictional exhibitionist named Kitchen Steve, articulated through interactive sculpture and song. Kitchen Steve moves through his desires to disclose, confess, and disrobe, repeatedly facing dire and absurd consequences for his behaviors. He is a kind terrorist, a mentally unstable Apple Store customer, a corporation, and a collective.
The installation will be activated by a performance on Sunday January 27th which will also include a musical performance by New York based artist Narcissister. Doors at 7pm and performances starting at 8pm.
The gallery will be open from 12 to 5pm on Jan 25-26 for visitors to interact with the sculptural element.
Conceived of and performed by Geo Wyeth. Additional visual consultation by Savannah Knoop.
Geo Wyeth is a New York City based musician and interdisciplinary performer. His work expands on pop music performance and contemporary song structure through experimenting with conceptual ideas of interruption, failure, and representation in performance, often with handmade props and sets. Much of his work is generated from a place of deep despair and irreverent humor for the world around him. He is an out female-to-male transsexual and was born to a white father and African-American mother. His works are darkly humorous and ecstatic meditations on the absurdity of these embodied experiences. Featured performances at: PS1 MoMA, the regular old MoMA, La MaMa ETC, Joe’s Pub, the SoHo Theater (London), Kate Werble Gallery, Le Poisson Rouge, Marianne Bosky Gallery, as well as numerous music, theater, and art performance venues worldwide. He was born in 1984 in New York City.
Narcissister is a Brooklyn-based artist and performer. Wearing mask and merkin, she works at the intersection of performance art, burlesque, dance, and visual art. She actively integrates her prior experience as a professional dancer and commercial artist with her current art practices in a range of creative media, including collage, photography, video art, and music. In addition being a featured performer at The Box, she has presented work in New York at The New Museum, The Kitchen, and at Abrons Art Center and at many nightclubs, galleries, and alternative art spaces. Narcissister was a re-performer of Marina Abramovic’s Luminosity piece as part of The Artist is Present retrospective at MoMA. Narcissister has also presented her work internationally at the Music Biennale in Zagreb, Croatia, at Chicks on Speed’s Girl Monster Festival, at The Festival of Women in Ljubljana, Slovania, at Warehouse 09, Copenhagen’s first live art festival, and at the Camp/Anti-Camp festival in Berlin, among many others. Her art videos have also been included in gallery shows and film festivals worldwide. Her film The Self-Gratifier won an award for “Best Use of a Sex Toy” at The 2008 Good Vibrations Erotic Film Festival.
Interested in troubling the divide between popular entertainment and experimental art, Narcissister appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2011. Narcissister is currently in FORE at The Studio Museum. “Narcissister is You”, her first solo gallery exhibition opens at Envoy Enterprises in New York in Jan 2013, and she will present a new evening-length work at Abrons Art Center in March 2013.