Thursday, March 19, 2009

Brooklyn DIY + KB

James Kalm has a report on the showing of Brooklyn DIY at MOMA. You get to see bits of the film in this video and one of the artists featured is Ken Butler, (ex) Portland artist and dear friend. It’s so great to see him. I remember when he first moved to his huge loft in Williamsburg, sometime in the late 80s. He tells the story in the film of arriving and his car was set on fire the first night: welcome to the neighborhood! I've got several montages of his, including the one above, which dates from the 70s.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's the trailer.

CAP said...

What is it with Portland and photo-collage?

Eva said...

Hey CAP, I am not sure that Portland has more montage than anyplace else - maybe it's just that I know those people.

One thing that we did have here historically though was a lot of artists into mail art and the Xerox machine. Perhaps because it were out of the regular big city art loop.

Eva said...

The link to the Kalm video now works.