I’ll be giving a short talk for part of Gelf Magazine’s Non-Motivational Speaker series. If you haven’t seen Abel Raises Cain, it’s great. And Ron English you’ve probably seen already. From Gelf’s site:
Culture jammers and pranksters will be this month’s topic. Featured speakers are Alan Abel, perhaps the most infamous prankster in American prank history, subject of the recent award-winning documentary, Abel Raises Cain, and “founder” of mock citizens’ groups The Society for the Indecency to Naked Animals and Citizens Against Breastfeeding; Steve Lambert, guerrilla artist, founder of The Anti-Advertising Agency, and Senior Fellow at cutting-edge arts organization Eyebeam NYC; and Ron English, patriarch of the agit-pop art movement, corporate branding subversive, and subject of the documentary “POPaganda: The Art and Crimes of Ron English.”
The event will start at 8 pm on April 24th at the Happy Ending Lounge, and is free.
Happy Ending Lounge (official site, CitySearch, MySpace)
302 Broome St.
(between Forsyth and Eldridge)
J/M/Z/F to Delancey
B/D to Grand Street
Look for the hot-pink awning with the words “Health Club” on it.
Doors open at 7:30.
Readings start at 8 sharp.