7.8.2010 Steve Fagin: Only for Dummies

HE’S BACK! Dummies, Devils & Goddesses do IT. GOIN LACMAFLIX http://bit.ly/9Fd7I8

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7.2.2010 Barry Yourgrau: Imagining LACMA

Barry Yourgrau unearths shocking email: http://bit.ly/dt74Rc

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6.25.2010 and Ongoing: Adrienne Ferrari

Tweet Jane Ditty: an imaginary Twitter conversation

Name Jane Ditty

Bio A fit and fortyish fantasist laid off from my job at Pipeline Partners, LLC and while I do not dress to the nines, I do dress well. I, also, pride myself on my politeness. If people are nice to me then I am always nice to them in return. I use my time between internet crawls and job searches tweeting out an imaginarium of scenarios. Where I ask myself what if like if(x)then(y)or(z) and then my hopes, my fears, my dreams.

Location The lobby of my imagination, where I can play myself as a star of stage or multiple screens. I can take me out to the ball game or order take out. Today, El Bulli will do. Hmm, I wonder? What is the FedEx expense for foam?

What’s happening? Today, I think food but imagine myself a museum.

lacma

DayLAC
In complete SoCal style Artist feed trumps @ LACMA feed! Hold onto your phones,
whole lotta drop out is about to occur!
11.42 AM Jun 19

LACMA
@DayLAC Dropout ?! I don’t need no stinkin’ dropout. What I need is food!
#forgethungerartistletstalkhungryartist –JD
11.45 AM Jun 19

LACMA
First stop on the conquest express, Plaza Café! Every revolution starts with a healthy breakfast or really cool sunglasses. Your pick.—JD
11.45 AM Jun 19

PetelikesPink
I hear they have the best bacon, blue cheese burger, EVAH and right now, don’t you think you deserve it? #cmonyouknowyouwantone #LACMA
11.48 AM Jun 19

HEALTHYHULK
HULK SMASH! HULK NO BACON BLUE CHEES BURGER! MAKE HULK TOO HUGE FOR TINY PURPLE SHORTS! REMEMBER LA POWER DETERMINED BY ABSENCE OF MASS!
11.50 AM Jun 19

LACMA
@HEALTHYHULK First new rule: All women must be a size six or larger to come to LACMA. #LACMA #newrules #realwomenloveLACMA –JD
11.54 AM Jun 19

LACHRON
RT@ LACMA New Rule: All women must be at least a size six to even come onto LACMA campus. #frontpage #chaosreigns #donutshopriotspossible
12.00 PM Jun 19

mewantcupcake
@LACMA Me come down with measuring tape. Me figure whose size six and who’s not. Me become @LACMA’s new Admissions Director. @DayLAC #FF
12.03 PM Jun 19

LACMA
Now tweet this, now tweet this: Cupcake Monster @LACMA’s New Admissions Director. Free Bullseye sponsored measuring at 12:00PM.@eateat –JD
12.05 PM Jun 19

DayLAC
LA art world suddenly embraces whimsy and caprice. RT @LACMA appoints Cupcake Monster Director of Admissions. #thedayironydied #NOWAY!
12.11 PM Jun 19

Culturecupcake
Tweet flash! RT @ LACMA Cupcake Monster appointed @ LACMA’s New Director of Admissions. #hollywoodrejoices #artworldconfused #thinnolongerin
12.11 PM Jun 19

LACMA
Entrance to LACMA is now free to all women size 6 and up. Everyone else now go to the Plaza Café for FREE milk and cupcakes! –JD
12.15 PM Jun 19

HEALTHYHULK
HULK MAKE DEAL WITH DEVIL WILLING TO SIGN OFF ON CUPCAKES BUT . . . NOT MILK HULK SAY WHAT ABOUT ALLERGIES AND INTOLERANCE
12.18 PM Jun 19

PetelikesPink
@ Healthy Hulk Yes, what about intolerance? I have frequently wondered that myself especially since I am hideously allergic to white bread.
12.21 PM Jun 19

PetelikesPink
@LACMA, No matter how sweet the tooth. Museum goers cannot live on cupcakes and soy milk alone. #hanowiknowyourweakness #newnamelexluther
12.22 PM Jun 19

LACMA
@PetelikesPink Point taken. RT @PetelikesPink No matter how sweet the tooth. Museum goers cannot live on cupcakes and soy milk alone –JD
12.22 PM Jun 19

mewantcupcakes
@LACMA @PetelikesPink Me thinks you both wrong. Me says show me the data. Cupcakes with milk perfect meal. @eatthisandthat #cisforcupcake
12.23 PM Jun 19

LACMA
Now Tweet this, now Tweet this:@LACMA announces café menu changes. Sponsored by @CompleteFoods alternative milks now added to the menu.–JD
12.35 PM Jun 19

LACMA
Plus cupcakes and milks of all sorts, the café will also feature animal crackers and champagne BUT that’s it. No more menu additions. –JD
12.35 PM Jun 19

LACMA
Also, to increase tolerance, all museum goers will be made to watch Curt McDowell and George Kuchar’s Thundercrack! NO EXCEPTIONS!—JD
12.36 PM Jun 19

DayLAC
RT @LACMA To increase tolerance museum goers must watch Curt McDowell and George Kuchar’s Thundercrack! NO EXCEPTIONS! #encore #LGBT<3LACMA
12.38 PM Jun 19

LACMA
And last but not least, I’m appointing mewantcrispypata as the NEW Development Director because if Crispy can’t get it done. No one can. –JD
12.39 PM Jun 19

Mewantcupcake
@LACMA Me love mewantcrispypata. She so cute.
#becausewhenallissaidanddonethereisnothingbetterthanalittlecrispypata
12.43 PM Jun 19

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6.19.10 Kianga Ford

Artist Kianga Ford launched the first in her series called You Are Here…a movement, an act, an episode, an ecology. Designed as a site-specific audio experience at the BCAM escalator at LACMA, the piece, based on a text by LACMA Director Michael Govan, also stands alone.

Dial 888.465.1048 or listen to the mp3.

Read Kianga’s statement.

Artist Kianga Ford.

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6.10.10 Barry Yourgrau

Writer Barry Yourgrau, inspired by the Japanese keitai shosetsu genre, launched his mini-series, Imagining LACMA, on the theme: How might one daydream a museum they have never attended? In the first installment, Barry texted:

Contributor Barry Yourgrau lets genie out of bottle @LACMA http://bit.ly/c5nJLq

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6.3.10 Steve Fagin

Steve Fagin's alter ego tours LACMA.

On June 3rd, Steve Fagin unleashed the first episode in his mini mini-series, Only for Dummies. Steve’s alter ego–a ventriloquist dummy—tours through LACMA creating a story equal parts Flaubert and Facebook. Steve kicked it off with this text:

Wht do Stalin and WC Fields have in Common? They bth a DUMMY. Join r Dummy xplore UTOPIAN ART at LACMA.

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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

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