Tag Archives: Ben Patterson

To viral, or not to viral…

17 Jul

After watching Flugzeugträger Ronald Reagan on Phoenix for – just let me be generous – two or three dozens of times; after watching Sink the Bismark on Phoenix for – just let me be generous again – two or three dozens of times, I thought that it might be a perfect idea to take care a little bit more about me, myself and my work.

So I entered the magic term Meerschweinchenreport into this veryveryvery magic and quite unique search engine and found myself totally thrilled. What an experience! In addition I found some blog entries from collegues about Meerschweinchenreport I wasn’t aware of, and then, I found my mental full stop on newyorkfestivals.posterous.com. The author is publishing one of my photographs I took from a great FLUXUS-Performance by Ben Patterson in Wiesbaden’s Schlachthof earlier this year; organised by Michael Eibes. (Here is the complete photo essay)

Ok, so here we are and there above you are warmely invited to spend two minutes of your most valuable lifetime. In return you become entertained. Sounds like a fair deal? It is a fair deal. The question that should arise now: To viral, or not to viral?

However, before you’re about to make up your mind you should better read this. No answer is guaranteed.

via: newyorkfestivals.posterous.com


FLUXUS Performance by Ben Patterson

20 Apr

Ben Patterson instructing his crew members. (Click to enlarge)

All crew members are getting dressed.

Ben Patterson’s crew members are about to enter the famous Schlachthof halls in Wiesbaden.

Animals are about to make their way to the bonfire situation.

The bonfire situation; later participated by some sweet little Knickerfrösche making lots of interessting noises.

Religiously motivated music appears; our animals are handing over much more sweet little Knickerfrösche to the audience. May be an art communion, well, let’s say: sort of…

… see?

Ben Patterson (right) Link to kunstaspekte


DJs Ponderosa, Big Mike E and Mr. Fisher are gaining ground…

… see?

… see?

Airbrush Army, see?

A proper confession, see?

… see?

Resumtion: It was a great event, great to having have had Mr Ben Patterson with us, not to say, inside of us – well, inside all of us, just to be perfectly precise – the mental food was – so to speak – more than just nutritious; and the copywriter of these lines is quite aware of the fact that Ben Patterson should better never ever get aware of them…see?