TALIBAM! PUBLIC ASSEMBLY # 1 - LEVITATION OF VICE MEDIA INTO THE EAST RIVER
TALIBAM! / MATT MOTTEL, KEVIN SHEA
EVERYONE IS A PARTICIPANT IN LIFE COME WITH OPEN MINDS & INSTRUMENTS 3/3/2015 90 NORTH 11th STREET, WILLIAMSBURG REHEARSAL: 2:34pm LEVITATON: 3:35pm
Inspired by past Public Action which combine public assembly, performance, and grand vision, Talibam!, joined by a mass ensemble, attempted to levitate Vice Media’s office, personnel, and the building itself into the East River.
Inspired by the FUGS levitation of the Pentagon in 1967, we used the performative action of ridding negative spirits from their point of origin to respond to the way in which diverse communities have been poached, appropriated, glamorized against their will, and forcibly removed.
Sprits of the displaced and dormant creative energies underneath the Williamsburg waterfront communities will regenerate.