To benefit the return to the East Village home of PS122!
PS122 is hosting a great show Nov. 16th & 17th at The Players Club.
Below is Eric’s performance in 2010. You can see him NOW at this upcoming Benefit!
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Michael Smith is a performance artist/producer/performer and now a professor at a university. In the late 1980’s he hosted and performed in his MIKE’S TALENT SHOW. It was hosted at The Bottom Line and for a short time at Caroline’s at South Street Seaport.
During this time he had many amazing performers/writers/eccentric acts on his stage. Eric Bogosian was working on his show SEX DRUGS AND ROCK n’ ROLL. Here he is performing a segment titled ‘DIRT’. In my book IN/SIGHTS he wrote a few paragraphs(quite a few!) to accompany this photograph. Here is a brief excerpt.
“This is a picture of me performing a segment entitled “Dirt” of the new solo I’ve been working on called SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK n’ ROLL,
With this work. like the other solos that I have done, I’m working in segments which I hope form a collage that becomes a meditation on a subject. In this case, the subject at hand is the phrase Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll and all it implies about a crazed over-the-top, high speed world that we live in and “what’s so desirable about that anyway?”