From the artist and crew that brought you last year's 'Ein Hammer'...
Kickstarter goal achieved-- thank you! Now Georgie Boy can't complain he'll have "Simply nothing to wear". Any additional pledges before the end date will go toward Georgie Boy's "pretty things" to furnish his dilapidated dwelling. Please click the green "BACK THIS PROJECT" box on the right to pledge your support to the art.
This art installation has been awarded partial-funding through a Burning Man honorarium grant and a grant from Reno Burners, LLC.
"Say there, my name is Georgie Boy, I used to be a star on Broadway, but now nobody wants to hear the ramblings of a tired old queen. *sob*."
"... And that's not the end of my woes. An artist who calls himself Mister Jellyfish has assembled a 26 member crew to build a seedy motel room in the middle of something called Burning Man. Mind you, it's a despicable dwelling compared to my former New York penthouse, but-- they promise to fill it with my pretty possessions and Pomeranian pup for some robotic companionship. They call it interactive art but it sounds dreadful, especially considering that I have simply nothing yet to wear-- that is, skin, hair, silk pajamas... a body! Your pledge will be put to good use in purchasing my animatronic body parts and those of the other characters with whom I interact including Smoochie Pooch, talking comedy/tragedy masks, and the singing Motel Rat Quartet."
"This installation is destined not only for Burning Man, the largest outdoor art festival in the world described at www.BurningMan.com , but also for the NadaDada Motel event in Reno, Nevada this June as featured in this New York Times article: www.nytimes.com/2009/06/22/us/22reno.html . Be a lamb, won't you? Make a donation of any amount today. Now, here's more on the project by that scandalous artist, Mister Jellyfish. Kisses, -Georgie Boy"...
Inside a crumbling, seedy, downtown motel room, a failed robotic actor (Georgie Boy) suffers a mid-life crisis beside his animatronic dog (Smoochie Pooch). Participants drawn to this life-size diorama are encouraged to push a big button and spin the “Wheel of Fame” in a desperate attempt to restore his name back in lights-- accompanied by one of many bad show tune productions.
This comedic art piece observes the western obsessions with youth and entertainment. It draws inspiration from this year's Burning Man theme in observing rise to celebrity, fall from fame and mid-life crisis as "Rites of Passage" themselves. It lambastes the theater community and the whole Broadway pollyanna of "This is our big chance! Just believe in your dreams!". The codependent interplay between the flamboyant main character, Georgie Boy, and his abusive pet Pomeranian dog (with an agitating voice reminiscent of actor Joe Pesci) quickly engages participants to interact with the story. Celebrating the ups and downs of Georgie Boy's thirst for social redemption through applause and accolades, dialogue is peppered with punch lines that result in groups of participants sharing laughter together. The laughter may become self-conscious as some participants witness their own "reflection in the pool" of this tragicomedy macabre.
Thanks for considering a pledge of any amount to this new level of ridiculousness. Be well and do strange things,
Rewards described on the right hand side of this web page:
$250 or more - Everything above plus your name on the inside panel of the project with those of the crew plus a bottle of cheap brandy with snifter for the "Brandies With Georgie Boy" event on playa (must be 21 or older):
- (49 days)