Famous Accountants

“Tunneling” at Famous Accountants reviewed in Art in America…

Posted in Tunneling by kvnrgn on November 10, 2010

“Tunneling” at Famous Accountants reviewed in Art in America! It’s in the November 2010 issue…

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Tunneling press…

Posted in Tunneling by kvnrgn on September 3, 2010

James Kalm’s video report on Tunneling

Posted in Tunneling by kvnrgn on September 2, 2010

“Beliefs Unlimited Exercise”

Posted in Tunneling by kvnrgn on August 23, 2010

On Saturday, August 21, (as a part of Tunneling) we did the “Beliefs Unlimited Exercise” at Famous Accountants. It’s a hypnotic suggestion written by John C. Lilly. It appears in his book The Center of the Cyclone.

Metaprogram

Posted in Tunneling by kvnrgn on August 17, 2010

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Metaprogram
“Coincidence Control”, John C. Lilly, from The Dyadic Cyclone, 1976
“Beliefs Unlimited Exercise”, John C. Lilly, from The Center of the Cyclone, 1972
7:00 – 9:30 PM
text + voice
Kevin Regan

Tunneling
[group show]
Curator: Will Pappenheimer
August 7th — September 4th, 2010

Famous Accountants
1673 Gates Avenue
Ridgewood, NY, 11385

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“Leak in Your Home Town” by Mark Skwarek and Joseph Hocking

Posted in Tunneling by kvnrgn on August 13, 2010

This is a video of the augmented reality piece by Mark Skwarek and Joseph Hocking that’s a part of Tunneling. I think what I love about this piece is that since the BP logo is the trigger it works anywhere — there’s a BP logo (of course). That’s a lot of oil leaks…

Near Famous Accountants… Irvin Morazan’s performance “Death of a Ghettoblaster”

Posted in Tunneling by kvnrgn on August 9, 2010

The performance was Saturday, August 7th, during the opening reception for Tunneling. Irvin Morazan is a part of the show. Watch and learn.

Tunneling

Posted in Tunneling by kvnrgn on July 30, 2010

Famous Accountants is pleased to announce an opening reception for Tunneling, a group show curated by Will Pappenheimer on Saturday, August 7th from 7-10pm.

Famous Accountants presents Tunneling, curated by Will Pappenheimer: a spiraling group show featuring works by 11 artists and collaborators exploring the idea and aesthetics of “tunneling” in its various interpretations as a hallucinatory, near death, out of body, religious, underground, confining, degenerating, myopic, transitional, liberating experience or cultural moment.

In psychotropic drug lore these conditions are known as the competing sensations of good or bad trips, where states of mind are euphoric or frightening, idealized or going awry. Some of the classic visual symptoms of tunneling are circular radiating, repetitive or tube-like formations. Sublime sensations and visions or horrific apparitions are spawned as artifacts in everyday scenes and circumstances. The occurrence of these experiences in religious tradition and practice are associated with apparitions of deities, liberation or proximity to death. Social contexts also take on the conflicting trajectories of opening up and shutting down, with the promise of progress continuously in peril of being undercut by intractable forces of power. Visible in this transit state are both sides of this pictorial turn.

Tunneling includes artists working in a wide range of media that unfold different aspects of this theme. The show will include collage, video, sculpture, performance, new media, drawing and augmented reality.

Opening night will include performance by Irvin Morazan at approximately 7:30pm
Additional performance dates in August TBA.

Closing party, Saturday, September 4th, 6-9pm

Participating Artists:
Rico Gatson
Meg Hitchcock
Cooper Holoweski
Takuji Kogo
Luke Murphy
Irvin Morazen
Jen Schwarting
Mark Skwarek and Joseph Hocking
Susanna Starr
Virta-Flaneurazine