Super happy to have caught this show, as it only has one day left!
I've been a fan of Burden since I read about his 1971 "Shoot" work, which will be included in my upcoming book. The exhibition was extra fun, as I was being given a couple of insider facts by artist James Hyde, Max's best friend Silas's dad. James also perfectly described a lot of the show, as if if was from the imagination of twelve year old boy.
“The Big Wheel,” from 1979, joins a large, rusty cast-iron flywheel (eight feet in diameter, three tons in weight) with a 1968 Benelli 250cc motorcycle. The bike is run for 4 minutes, and the back wheel gets the big wheel spinning. When the bike is tuned off, the wheel still silently spins for another 90 minutes.
A show based on purely how great the intro is.
The whole 3 track EP is next level shit!
Haters are going to hate, because its not skeletal.
Matthew Day Jackson
BAST & FAILE
Natalie Kates kindly invited Eve & I to an open house at Swoon's studio in Red Hook. Eve didn't want to go at first but once there she got stuck in, and I couldn't drag her away.