More 2013 Shadow Art Fair highlights

OK, now that a few days have passed, a little more evidence of what transpired at Saturday’s Shadow Art Fair is beginning to surface. And I have three things that I’d like to share with you. The first is audio from Andy Claydon’s Black Metal Bicycle. The second is video of a giant cat that attempted to make its way into the beer garden before being chased away by screaming children intent upon pushing its poop back into its butt. And, the third is video of a band called The Lovelies.




A big “thank you” to Andy Claydon for harnessing and amplifying the forces of darkness, to our friends at Spontaneous Art for bringing out Lucky the cat, and to the young men of The Lovelies, as well as everyone else who contributed toward making the event so damned memorable.

If you have audio, video or still photos, and feel like sharing what you’ve got, please leave a link, or send me an email. I’m especially interested in documentation that exists of what happened outside, while I was trapped behind the Closure Corner’s velvet rope, helping people come to terms with the end of the Shadow Art Fair. Anything at all that you might have would be appreciated.

[Those interested in seeing more of what happened at Saturday’s Shadow can find my photographs here. And, there’s not much on it from this last Shadow yet, but there’s also a a Flickr pool.]

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  1. Posted July 23, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    Speaking of pushing poop back into butts, I think there may be some Miranda July copyright issues.

  2. Posted July 23, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    And thanks to Martin Thoburn for documenting Lucky’s hasty retreat.

  3. Eel
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    That cat should rob a bank.

  4. YT
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Death Metal Bicycle HAS to be in Ypsi’s next parade, on the back of a flatbed truck. Make this happen, Mark and Andy!

  5. Mr. X
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I know you’re looking for more to do with Lucky. What about a series of nine videos in which the he dies in different ways, in keeping with the whole “9 lives” thing?

  6. anonymous
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Looking forward to the mash-up: Giant cat eating babies and shitting them out to a death metal soundtrack.

  7. The Shadow Knows
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    The entire set by the Lovelies can be found on YouTube.

  8. Tim
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Seeing young people in bands renews my faith in humanity.

  9. Irony Watch
    Posted July 25, 2013 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    The kid got it all wrong. According to the Current, the Shadow Art Fair is famous for feeding large animals their own waste, not putting it up their bottoms.

  10. Posted August 1, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    More documentation from the final Shadow Art Fair – a mash-up video remix of 66 freaking out faces from The Heidelberg Project Mobile Photo Video Booth.

    The Heidelberg Project Mobile Photo Video Booth: Portraits Remix from Shadow Art Fair 7.20.13 from Donald Harrison on Vimeo.

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