Your inclusion on this friendly end of summer mailer infers that you
have, at one point or another, expressed interest in our Product. We
hope you are enjoying your summer, and that you are clothed in the most
appropriate fashion you can find. We highly recommend the Orson Welles
Biography "Citizen Welles" by Frank Brady, if you are looking for summer
1. First, the NEWS:
* In March of 2000, we relocated our primary headquarters to the world
renowned Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, New York, United States.
We are currently laboring in a 5 room office that boasts a healthy and
diverse selection of house plants.
30 Diamond Street Brooklyn, New York 11222 718.349.6375 F> 718.349.6427
Please note this change if you have not previously.
* We have begun an already rewarding collaboration with Ronald Feldman
Fine Arts, located in the nostalgic SoHo section of Manhattan. Our first
project together is detailed below. * We are the proud registrees of
a web domain: volksboutique.org. If you have any suggestions as to what
the *#$%! we should do with this domain, we're open for content ideas.
2. We wanted to let you know about a selection of opportunities to
view Organizational Ventures by Christine Hill for Volksboutique.
* THE PORTABLE OFFICE. Currently on view through September in Wolfsburg,
Germany. This is part of the exhibition "The Unhomely Home" initiated
by Kunstverein Wolfsburg. This piece will be touring in a variety of
forms, keep a look out!
*SALESPITCH. Presented within the exhibition "Re-Public" at the Hannover
EXPO 2000. This will be presented on one day only: the 22nd of August
Not sure how we fit into the Expo? Neither are we. But this will be
a very helpful presentation, offering Volksboutique services to Expo
visitors, looking for a way to articulate their impressions of the World
* HANDBAG: A courier bag/portable office/survival kit. This work will
be presented in October of 2000 at the Hamburger Kunsthalle in Germany,
as part of the exhibition "Moving/In". This limited edition bag can
be yours for DM 200. If you would like to order yours, please mail us
at any time.
*PILOT: The invention, presentation and filming of a late night television
talk show. This is our debut show with Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.
From the press release:
From the exhibition's start the artist will begin establishing a functioning
television studio, including working production offices and a professional
set. On public display will be the entire evolution of a talk show:
the development of the host persona, guest selections, writer's meetings,
technician and band rehearsals. The realization of the project culminates
with the filming of the premiere episode before a live studio audience
on October 6.
And from the Pilot Concept:
Pilot's primary motivation is to channel a series of obsessions (with
Improv Theater, with "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", with cottage industry,
with personality development, among others) into a cohesive installation
which takes a recognized form from daily life and adapts it to fit personal
preoccupation. This to serve a public purpose, or at the very least,
provide entertainment. There is a desire to invoke participation, or
at least give audiences the ability to say "I was there". & The artist
becomes the coordinator of all these events, while simultaneously being
groomed for the role of 'host'. As labor organizer, the artist exercises
both control over the situation, while opening herself up to group requests
and desires. As a host, she hones her conversational skills to make
each exchange as lucrative and humorous as possible.
You want something done, you gotta do it yourself.
We would be thrilled to see you at any juncture of the extensive PILOT
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts
31 Mercer Street
New York City 10013
Show Run: 7 September - 14 October 2000
Pilot Taping: 6 October 2000
Opening Festivities: 7 September 6-8 PM
As always, we thank you for your interest in the work. We hope to
see you soon.
Fondest Regards, The Management If you no longer desire to be informed
about the state of our Union, please inform us and we will easily, though
regrettably, erase you from our memory. --
"Real life" often appears , at least, to be an imitation of art. Today,
it is poster art.
-Marshall McLuhan/The Mechanical Bride From the desk of Volksboutique
Coming in September! PILOT. The invention, presentation, and filming
of a late night television talk show. Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. New
This is what we've been talking on about.