5.29.10 Rich Bott, The Texting Detective

On May 29th, artist Rich Bott performed live at LACMA with a series of text messages and videos inspired by a Charles Willeford story.

Rich Bott performs live @LACMA.

The following is a complete transcript of Rich’s performance:

Jacque Debierue sculpture reported missing STOP LAPD on the scene STOP continental operative Richard Bott on scene STOP

VIDEO: http://www.vimeo.com/12117585

Sirens are blaring STOP LAPD arriving STOP plenty of coconut shrimp and donuts for the boys STOP they are gonna work for them STOP

VIDEO: http://www.vimeo.com/12118475

Got suspicious look from women on elevator STOP they where drinking 40 oz subway sandwich beverages STOP

Some wise cracking lamp decided to get smart STOP deal with this jerk later STOP gonna kick its teeth in when this thing winds down STOP

VIDEO: http://www.vimeo.com/12118475

Guy playing saxophone STOP could be some kind of cover STOP happy birthday JFK STOP

Red light district STOP Hot tip from prostitute STOP male dark hair with hobo bag STOP lurking in Picasso Alley STOP stinks down here STOP

VIDEO: http://www.vimeo.com/12118153

IMAGE: http://bit.ly/cxy48a

Ellsworth Kelly saw small child with hello kitty bag STOP something is up here STOP

Beautiful lady caught my eye STOP crustiness of her curves are pulling me in all the wrong directions STOP gonna put one down with her STOP

VIDEO: http://www.vimeo.com/12118089

Hot number back in the gallery slipped me a Mickey STOP room has gone all purple STOP I hear tingly lights STOP legs like jelly STOP

VIDEO: http://www.vimeo.com/12118325

Shaking off mental haze STOP walking it off down contemporary stairs STOP moaning near Urban Light STOP smell of papa johns pizza STOP

VIDEO: http://www.vimeo.com/12117715

Bott in hot pursuit of perpetrator STOP baby carriage knocked over near Urban Light STOP this hood is going down STOP has bag in hand STOP

VIDEO: http://www.vimeo.com/12118347

Just found strange photo given to agent Fagin STOP running it down back at headquarters STOP

VIDEO http://www.vimeo.com/12136359

Perpetrator in custody STOP one Joey Muldoni STOP sculpture recovered STOP returning to Ahmanson entrance location STOP case closed STOP

IMAGE: http://bit.ly/9uK197

About cellphonestories

A series of narratives unfolding via mobile technology, commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and led by artist Steve Fagin.
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