"Living Installation" Gives The Best Seizures (A Tad NSFW)

by SUSANNAH LONG · April 7, 2010

Michael Alan and Kenneth Scharf made a dizzying "Living Installation" at Cosmic Cavern, a neon world over which Scharf is king.  Guests brought their own glow-in-the-dark paint, markers, and glue guns to contribute to the Pollock-does-psychedelic vibe. -

A dance session for everyone was promised, should Kenny be "in a good mood." From the looks of the action shots in this collection, it looks like Kenny was feeling gangbusters.

In the interest of full disclosure, we must reveal that we edited the photos for this post. View photog Rebecca Smeyne's full slideshow, bits and all, at The Village Voice.

Read more about the idea behind Alan's art at The Greenpoint News. Because the Cosmic Cavern is about art theory, not just about falling on the floor and foaming at the mouth, then waking up the next morning with ART 4EVR painted in blacklight paint on your rump.

Headaches and Inspiration await within . . .

The guests concentrated really, really hard.

It was a difficult task.

Such verisimilitude!

The performers seem to be acting out "The Blind Side" here.

We just blacked out and fell down from color overload, but we liked it.

Even neon mesh dance monster emperors need a cold one.

No cigs! Both fluorescent paint and artistic essence are flammable.

[All photos via Village Voice]