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03.29.11 Bucky Turco

On Monday, someone happened upon performance artist Nate Hill while he was channeling his Bouncy Rides character, supposedly for the last time, at the Hunter College subway station and had no idea what was going on. The firsthand account: […]

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03.21.11 Bucky Turco

Performance artist Nate Hill, known for creating an array of mascot-based alter egos, self-explores his changing attitude while he’s in Punch Me Panda mode. He’s apparently becoming more and more confrontational. Sounds like he’s just settling into his permanent role… that of a New Yorker! […]

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02.28.11 Marina Galperina

In a month-long endurance performance, Nate Hill will be resurrecting some of his most iconic identities for Best Art Show of 2011. Punch Me Panda, the Chinatown Garbage Taxidermy Tour, Death Bear and Free Bouncy Rides will be performed every day in March. So, if you want to exorcise your life from your ex, dig […]

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11.17.10 Marina Galperina

Here’s Nate Hill Punch Me Panda, in non-cartoon form, shot by Teresa Nasty. Today through Saturday, Punch Me Panda is sleeping on a blow-up at the Outpost as part of #TheSocialGraph art show and servicing all of Brooklyn: in/outcalls, singles and couples for a penny a punch. Text  347-742-2293 or tweet @natexhill. […]

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11.12.10 Marina Galperina

You can wear James Gilbert’s plastic underwear, as long as you take a photo in them and post it. Hence: Tweeted, Googled & Inappropriately Touched. Do it at the social media art extravaganza #TheSocialGraph, opening tonight at 6pm. […]

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11.09.10 Marina Galperina

So, about the Bosch Garden of Earthly Delights… Those mutant harp-lutes and contorted drums? They sound “horrible” in real life. Yes, some musicologists and crafty dorks of Oxford constructed exact replicas of the musical instruments from the 16th-century painting. They’re “painful to hear.” Makes sense. They look painful to play too. The academics were quite disappointed, […]

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10.29.10 Marina Galperina

Nate Hill has reincarnated! Earlier this year, the artist had himself a Manhattan walkabout (and Tweetfest) as a masked, 100% white-clad Mr. Dropout, “detachment walking” through the city in his “cocoon,” meditating and kind of resembling this LES character. Then he went “missing.” And now, he’s back as Punch Me Panda. It’s a panda. You […]

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08.06.10 Marina Galperina

Post-Death Bear Nate Hill is looking for a new artistic identity. He’s been walking the length of Manhattan in an all-white ensemble – an insulated, blank “cocoon” from which to emerge anew. As Mr. Dropout, he takes his Detachment Walks to Harlem and Washington Heights – “areas that do not normally see performance art of […]

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03.31.10 Bucky Turco

Nate Hill, the magically strange NYC-based artist who has developed more alter egos than a schizophrenic may be getting a reality show centered around his bad memory-extracting mascot: Death Bear. He says a bunch of producers from LA have been hounding him and is actively seeking advice on how best to proceed with a Hollywood […]

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01.12.10 Bucky Turco

Late last year, Nate Hill spawned his latest interactive performance artist character known as Death Bear, a grizzly mascot who can be summoned to people’s apartments to remove what Will Sherman described as “mementos of tragedy and heartbreak.” But what happens when that person is a crazy ass ex-girlfriend with her band of twisted, burlesque […]

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