project inc. revisited/tom marioni
PROJECT INC. REVISITED OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF TONIGHT WITH A PERFORMANCE BY TOM MARIONI. IT WILL BE SIMILAR TO HIS 1973 PROJECT INC. PERFORMANCE. JULY 2-7 AT CHURNER AND CHURNER IS THE ACTUAL PROJECT INC. REVISITED SHOW WITH ALL 37 ARTISTS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE, BUT THERE MAY BE OTHER EVENTS; OUTLIERS WHICH WILL BE DOCUMENTED IN THE JULY SHOW.
FRIDAY MAY 11 8:30-10
TOM MARIONI; BEER, ART AND PHILOSOPHY
Think-n-Drink: Hudson Valley Edition
THIS IS A TWO PART EVENT.
TOM MARIONI’s performance BEER ART AND PHILOSOPHY is first
and will be followed by a relational interactive event inspired by Texas-based artist Andy Coolquitt called ”Think-n- Drink.” Coolquitt holds regularly monthly sessions at his house in Austin where friends gather around a topic, set of readings, or artist’s work to discuss, argue, debate while sipping a beverage. His work can be seen at http://www.lisa-cooley.com/artists/view/andy-coolquitt”
Tom Marioni’s performance is the first event in PROJECT INC. REVISITED. Performed by Rachel Cook, who is also presenting Think-n-Drink.
Thanks to Robin Selk.
In 1973 a gray haired actor hired by Tom read from an autobiographical text while seated at a table. The man was middle aged, with glasses and unremarkable, an apt standin for Tom. I think I remember Tom taking credit for his grandfather inventing ice cream but I could be wrong about that. The text from the 1973 performance is in the archive at CCS. The lighting was plain white and no refreshments were served. The space was dusty and architecturally undisitinguished. The present execution of a remote Tom Marioni staging of a reading from his 2003 autobiography BEER, ART AND PHILOSOPHY will be read by a young woman with piano jazz playing and under yellow light. Beer will be served.
at VILLA METAMORPHOSIS
1421 RT 212
Directions: about 3 miles east of Woodstock, the driveway is at the top of the rise just before New World Home Cooking. It forks sharply to the left. Parking at the top of the hill or at the house.