NEW YORK, 15 FEBRUARY 2007â€” British performance artist Mark McGowan will dress up
as President George Bush and crawl on his hands and
knees nonstop for 72 hours. He will be covering 36 miles on the
streets of New York. McGowan will have a sign on his posterior
saying â€˜KICK MY ASSâ€™. He will be inviting members of the public, New
Yorkers and all comers to kick the sign. (For his own protection, McGowan
will be wearing knee pads and a cushion will be placed inside his
Mark McGowan: Kick George Bush's
Photo courtesy of Charlie Smith, London
The event will start at Scope New
York on Thursday, February 22nd, 2007 at 3 pm, and
circumnavigate New York.
According to his web site, McGowan says that he is "offering the
people of America, New York and visitors a serviceâ€¦a kind of
theraputic engagement. Hopefully people will be able to come and kick me
(the President, George Bush) as hard as they like, and gain some comfort in
the fact that they can say I kicked George in the ass. On a more serious
note, this is a protest against George Bush and his policies and I am
expecting injuriesâ€“I just hope not too severe."
No firm date yet for a repeat performance in
Washington, DCâ€“although, with the swift kicks delivered by the Democratic donkey back in
this might be considered gratuitous.
The event will start at the main entrance to the
Scope New York
The Scope Pavilion
Corner of 62 Street and 10th Avenue in Manhattan
York returns for a sixth-straight year to challenge passive viewing, giving
visitors another view of the contemporary art world. The fair features
galleries from seventeen countries as well as collector tours, screenings,
and special events. Other performance artists participating at
this year's fair include Gabriel Martinez (Samson Projects), FEAST (ADA
Gallery), Ambrose Martos (chashama), Zhen Heinemann and the Endless
Love Crew (chashama) and Edisa Weeks (chashama).
22 - 26 February 2007
Dailiy 10:00 am - 8:00
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