Red 76's Ghosttown, U.S.A., which descended upon Portland in January, is now going to New York City. As part of Reshuffle: Notions of an Itinerant Museum—organized by students at Bard's Center for Curatorial Studies at Art in General—Red 76 questions the differences between one's experience within the white box versus one's experiences on the streets and in the cities. Beginning today and continuing through March 2, Red 76 will enact projects throughout the five boroughs, creating the kinds of ephemeral structures and social encounters that define many of Red 76's projects. They will kick off Ghosttown's NYC iteration by a DJ Parasite performance tonight in Manhattan and continue the project throughout the week with "Sounds of Ghosttown," playing an NPR broadcast recorded on-site at the Ghosttown Clothing Exchange in Portland last January; a lecture by Kris Soden exposing the historical underbelly of Washington Square Arch; an Incident Report from the steps of the Met, relayed via cell phone by Stephanie Snyder; a Memory Dinner in Brooklyn reliving Hope Hilton's gastronomical roots in the South; and a clothing exchange at an undisclosed location in Manhattan.
A complete schedule of events is posted on Red 76's website. A reception for Reshuffle, which also includes work by Portlander Harrell Fletcher, will take place tonght at Art in General, 79 Walker Street, from 6-8 pm.
Too bad it wont have my favorite idea from Ghosttown, the "Stay at Home Film Festival." ...maybe everyone should just rent "Hooper" (a classic Burt Reynolds flick)?
Its great though... see, you dont even have to come to Portland... Portland comes to you.
Its like that Mojo Nixon song... "Portland is everywhere, Portlnd is everything... everyone has got a little Portland in them, except Michael J. Fox, he's the anti-Portland". (actually just replace "Portland" with "Elvis" and it will be kosher)
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