Drew Gardner and Marianne Shaneen and I stumbled into Galapagos last Sunday to witness the destruction of their front pool by this Japanese performance artist named Teruyuki Tanaka. Even better was the duo smashing rocks in one of the huge mayonnaise vats that are suspended on girders above the main drinking area (the building was a mayonnaise factory). Dressed in white shirts, black slacks, the duo (Tanaka and Tadashi Watanabe) bashed away rocks and bags of cement for over an hour, surprisingly not shaking the whole building to its foundations but providing a fine ambient backdrop to what became an increasingly disinterested (but not uninterested) crowd. There was a video projection of the two of them on a screen toward the front of the bar (which helped keep the fish smell away from the clientele), which I photographed several times and which will probably feature in a future "Flash Polaroid." Get your tickets now!
Posted by Brian Stefans at June 1, 2004 11:41 AM | TrackBack