In the article I Did not have relational asthmatics with that woman, although I did cough in her soup, featured in the latest issue of METROPOLIS M magazine, New York artist, choreographer and performer Michael Portnoy talks about his performances. registrations of several of these can be found on the web, so here's a short overview:
FILZZUNGEUNGEWISS (2009) is 'a gambling table made entirely from felt, at which four players at a time had to crouch down and follow his [Portnoy's] instructions. And amazingly, they did...' (quote from the interview)
Intrigued? There's a hidden link in Michael Portnoy’s website to an edit of various Gambling sessions: www.strangergames.com/gamblingcomp.mp4 (the film is not embedded, but must be watched in your own videoplayer).
The High Action Drama Paintings
The High Action Drama Paintings 'are imprecise recordings of the very circuitous and dramatic roots the paint took to reach the painting surface. If one watched the video, one would see the ridiculousness that led up to that little qrouping of dots' (quote from the interview)
And of course 'Soy Bomb': watch Bob Dylan arch a proverbial eyebrow at Portnoy's efforts to give him a 'good vibe' during his 1998 Grammy Awards performance. He never skips a beat. Don't forget to read the reactions below the video on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YKhNrvUXN4...
READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN METROPOLIS M NR 5 2009, IN STORES NOW!