Performance Art Fever in Astor Place: Kids’ Edition

04.23.10 Marina Galperina

What appear to be two little art kids are currently sitting across from each other in frame of a cube on Astor Place. Half an hour ago, they were shouting “tunnel” into each other’s face. According to a handout, the stress and humiliation of doing this in public is part of ‘The Sweat Lodge.’

When asked if this is a response to Marina Abramović‘s “The Artist is Present” (see also “AAA-AAA”) the teeny art kid posse replied, “It’s not a response, but maybe it’s influenced.” Yup, may-be.

Photo: Marina Galperina/ANIMALnewyork