Gutsongs of XAR atTensta Konsthall,Stockholm, Sweden,2007 Michael Portnoy
???It will last approximately 30 minutes and will instruct viewers in all manner of atrocities that may be waged against (and occasionally with) the Word. This event may be seen as a thoracic scrub brush, diaphragmatic mud-dancing, a Word Jock energy session...???
About the Artist
Michael Portnoy is a New York based multimedia artist, musician, performer and Director of Behavior. His diverse practice spans dance-theater, metafunctional sculpture, fascist socials, experimental stand-up, prog-operatic spectacle, an aerobic restaurant where food leaps out from the walls, and Icelandic cockroach porn. Portnoy's long-standing investigation of social exchange, and the rules of communication and play, is currently conducted through a series of abstract gambling tables, drawing on gambling's roots in ritual and divination. He has presented work in museums, art galleries, theaters and music halls internationally, including such venues as: Art Unlimited Basel, The Moscow Biennial, P.S. 1/MOMA, The Kitchen, The Sculpture Center, Foksal Gallery Foundation (Warsaw), Tensta Konsthall (Stockholm), Kaaitheater (Brussels), migros museum (Zurich), Le Confort Moderne (Poitiers, France), Kling & Bang Gallery (Reykjavik), The National Review of Live Art (Glasgow), Dexter Sinister, EFA Gallery, Deitch Gallery, White Box, Canada Gallery, ACE Gallery, The Grammy Awards at Radio City Music Hall, ThreeAsFour fashion shows and the washroom at Schiller's.