What would you sacrifice in the name of wholly unfiltered self expression? At most, we surrender our dignity to the craft of our choice, repeatedly humiliating ourselves in hopes that occasionally someone will come up to us and say, “hey man, nice work.” However, you are probably too arrogant and self-absorbed to carry out anything like the momentous performance art scheduled to appear during Bushwick Open Studios, 2014.
A troupe of thirty-seven local artists will be gathering on the rooftop of 260 Moore Street in front of hundreds of viewers to showcase the unfathomable. Word has it that they plan to join hands and leap to their deaths in the name of art as one final collaboration, a stance of finite liberation and unity (whatever that means). The Burning Bush spoke with one of the artists who plans to take the final hurdle, Jack Pompiouso, who had some fervent words to say regarding the project for us.
“There is nothing that I won’t do to convey the unvarnished entirety of my being. There is nothing that I won’t do for art. I’d give my life for art, because art is my life and I will see to it that art will be the death of me as well.” The sole last request of the group is that their bodies be left unmoved from the sidewalk subsequent to the big jump, and that cement be poured upon them so that they may remain an inescapable staple in Bushwick for all of eternity.
On second thought, perhaps you actually aren’t arrogant and self-absorbed enough to do something so drastic, in which case you have some work to do.
Written By Nicole Benson