Thursday, February 24, 2011
One More, That's Four
Sausages and chips courtesy of Sam Breach's Flickr page.
Almost forgot, I had been meaning to link over to Trawlers and Tugs, where you can read what an actual artist has to say about Duke Riley. Much more coherent writeup than mine was!
Oh, and btw, the other incident that I vividly recall being discussed among my boating friends here in NYC that turned out to be a Duke Riley performance was the boarding of the Robert Smithson island.
I don't think anyone I knew would've actually tried it, but I think just about anyone who saw this out there would've at least had a momentary fantasy of getting to ride around on the barge as it was being towed around Manhattan. Can you imagine? Pack a nice picnic lunch, drinks, a camera, maybe a trashy beach-read of a book? What a day! Leave it to a couple of crazy estuarine performance artists to try to actually DO it. I don't think the kayak forums went QUITE as a-buzz over the boarding as we did over the guy who was trying to plant a mini Christo Gate, but there was some chitchat.
Oh, and btw - he had collaborators on this one. One, I never heard of - Lan Tuazon? Anyone heard of her? - but the other one is a name that I bet someone will be able to identify before I get home tonight.
Anyone? Anyone? Tugster?