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Michael Alan: The Living Installation Anniversary Show

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This years marks the 10th anniversary of Artist, Michael Alan’s The Living Installation. The event, which began as an active figure drawing gathering, has developed into a full scale, interactive performance art extravaganza. This Saturday, Oct. 12th, The Living Installation will celebrate its tenure of over 250 shows with a seven hour performance and drawing spectacle. Alan will create a human sculpture, mashing together over 12 bodies slathered in white paint, at the Pandemic Gallery in Brooklyn.

Alan’s objective was to recreate an environment similar to the experimental DIY scene of the often lamented ‘old New York.’ Since its inception at the now defunct Fix Cafe in Brooklyn, The Living Installation has leap-frogged throughout the city’s boroughs, with spells at Kenny Scharf’s Cosmic Cavern, The Whitney, Gasser Grunert and The New Museum. The event has garnered a cult-like following with artists, entertainers, celebrities and patrons returning to charge their creativity. As well as the spectacle, Alan has collaborated with a number of musicians and artists, including The Residents, Kenny Scharf, Ariel Pink, Meredith Monk and Tommy Ramone, to create a customized soundtrack for the occasion. In the past, Alan has also collaborated with members of the Wu-Tang Clan, who grew up just a few blocks away from him in Staten Island.

Michael Alan was born in Bushwick, New York in 1977 and raised throughout Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens. As a kid growing up in low-income neighborhoods, Alan dealt with run-ins with the law, the death of young friends and forging a path through the gritty music scene. The scope and trajectory of Alan’s artistic achievements are both inspiring and fascinating. Read the full profile on Michael Alan soon at Mass Appeal.

The Living Instillation
Saturday, Oct. 12th, 2013  (6pm-1am)
Pandemic Gallery
22 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
(btw. Park & Flushing, G train to Clinton/Washington)

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Photos: Joseph Meloy and Garry Boake.

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