Friday, November 24, 2006


Nosey Parker lecturing

experts from left to right: Michael Crane, Greg Edmondson, Minsoo Kang, Chris King and Michael Schuh

Nosey Parker procession

Robert and Tata - The last real cowboy

Brett next to "Socratic Western" poster

Art Vader


Performance Art Invitational, LIVE ACTION @ White Flag Projects - STL, MO
Curated by Mike Schuh, Registrar - Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Our performance consisted of Nosey Parker, a panel knowledgable in our diverse works, a prarie schooner pulled by "Bonnie" the horse and a live audience encouraged to participate. Brett and I started by lecturing on the history of our collaborative projects. Our goal was to reach into the notion of the American West, it's history, populace integration and re-interpretation through Modernism and Post Modernism Art. Sparked by a trip to Warrensburg, MO, a bottle of Jamieson, populace cowboy attire and a Darth Vader helmet....we positioned our conceptual evolution along the historical and cultural milestones of the American West. We performed a lecture containing key figures of the literal and fictional west; placing Nosey Parker into an evolved composite of the western paradigm through the act of performance and reference. Audience participation was key in that it created unexpected discourse helping to push Nosey Parker further into the frontier.

American Democracy Project

We took the TAZ on the road to Central Missouri State University. Michael Crane, director of the CMSU gallery, asked Nosey Parker to participate in this national traveling show.

Thomas Jefferson lecture

Lecture collage

Poster for lecture

Brett and I have resolved to stay in continuous dialogue regarding the shape/content of our Nosey Parker collaborative.
We invited some local experts who we thought could lend to the discussion regarding the TAZ. Audience participation was also welcome and in our current TAZ model we felt that Nosey Parker, the panel and audience all contributed to the shape and content of the TAZ. We finally had done away with a fixed architectural model. We are now perhaps able to adapt quickly to any envirnment.