hey

A new 75 day project as part of the “Juicy” exhibition at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.

 

About this event

This event has been created due to COVID-19.

 

From the creator of “Fresh Squeezed” https://www.facebook.com/events/390618641307384

 

As part of the “Juicy” exhibition at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, award-winning performance artist Brian Feldman will be presenting a new project called “hey.”

 

For the duration of the exhibition (April 10 – June 24, 2021), a video doorbell will be affixed to the gallery wall. If you choose to press the button during gallery hours, a live video will be sent to the artist’s mobile phone so he can see, hear, and speak with you. It’s been a hard year and we could all use a check-in. So, call to find out where he is, what he’s up to, and just to say “hey.”

 

With a duration of 505 hours over 75 days, “hey” will be the longest performance art piece in Pinellas County history, as well as of Brian’s career. It’s also his first project in Tampa Bay in three years.

 

Follow along on social media: #heyStPete

 

presented as part of “Juicy”

Amanda Cooper, Curator of Exhibitions

Jessica Todd, Assistant Curator of Exhibitions

https://www.facebook.com/events/903567713519630

 

This project was supported by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

 

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Dates & Hours:

April 10 – June 24, 2021

(505 hours over 75 days)

 

Monday – Saturday: 10 AM-5 PM

Sunday: 12-5 PM

 

Opening Reception:

Saturday, April 10: 5-8 PM

 

Second Saturday ArtWalk:

May 8 & June 12: 5-8 PM

 

No performance Monday, May 31 due to Memorial Day (the Morean is closed).

 

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Location:

Morean Arts Center

719 Central Avenue

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Morean Arts Center

 

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Admission:

Free & Open to the Public

 

(Masks are required.)

 

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Facebook Events:

(Day 1-14) April 10-23: https://j.mp/hey_fb

(Day 15-28) April 24 – May 7: https://j.mp/hey2_fb

(Day 29-42) May 8-21: https://j.mp/hey3_fb

(Day 43-56) May 22 – June 5: https://j.mp/hey4_fb

(Day 57-70) June 6-19: https://j.mp/hey5_fb

(Day 71-75) June 20-24: https://j.mp/hey6_fb

^ FB limits the length of events to 2 weeks or less. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

Hashtag: #heyStPete

Twitter: @BrianFeldman

Instagram: @brianfeldmanprojects @moreanartscenter

 

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Florida quotes about Brian:

 

“A truly original performer…”

– David Warner, Editor – Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

 

“Feldman is a bona fide Orlando institution, having entertained us with avant-garde offerings such as jumping off a 12-foot ladder 366 times in 24 hours to celebrate leap year, or turning a simple meal with his family into a staged performance.”

– Mike Boslet, Editor – Orlando Magazine

 

“One of the most bizarre and entertaining things we’ve ever seen, there’s nobody like Brian Feldman.”

– Orlando Sentinel

 

“Orlando’s most original performance artist… Our city will undoubtedly be poorer without Feldman’s world-class weirdness.”

– Seth Kubersky, Orlando Weekly

 

“We do miss Brian Feldman, who was once Orlando’s only full-time performance artist, and his seemingly endless well of inspiration…”

– Jessica Bryce Young, Editor – Orlando Weekly

 

“I think I’ve been [waiting] my whole life to live in a community where somebody like Brian Feldman does, cause he just makes my life happier.”

– Margot H. Knight, President & CEO – United Arts of Central Florida

 

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About Morean Arts Center:

As a community-based visual arts organization that has been a part of the St. Petersburg cultural landscape since 1917, the Morean Arts Center connects people with art through daily programming, offered 363 days each year.

 

About Brian Feldman Projects:

Brian Feldman is an award-winning performance artist and actor. He lives in Washington, Douglass Commonwealth where, as DCist noted, “In a city that has an advocacy group exploring how to ‘make D.C. weird’ – and is still struggling – Brian Feldman is a shining beacon of eccentricity.” His work has been featured on television, radio, in print, and online, earning critical comparisons to the likes of Marina Abramović, David Blaine, John Cage, Christo, Marcel Duchamp, Tehching Hsieh, and Andy Kaufman. Since August 2003, he has presented 400+ performances of 130+ projects at 175+ venues and festivals in cities worldwide via Brian Feldman Projects, one of the world’s premier presenters of experimental time-based art.

 

Press Release: https://j.mp/hey_docs

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