A Tom Murrin/Alien Comic Invention
Tom Murrin, the Alien Comic and “Godfather of Performance Art,” did his Luna Macaroona show—without fail—on every full moon. When he had a club date, he performed it there, and wrangled many of his friends to perform as guests—pushing the careers of David Cale, David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris, Blue Man Group, Ethyl Eichelberger, Lisa Kron and many others. But when he didn’t have a club date, Tom would take it to the street! One of his favorite spots was in front of the Plaza Hotel where the pedestrians on Fifth Avenue would encounter his delightful madness as they went about their business.
As part of gallery’s ongoing monthly series celebrating Tom’s wildly inventive Luna Macaroona shows, Howl! Happening is pleased to present dual gender performer BOBBIE, with a performance on the street in front of the gallery which houses his archives. A hybrid ingénue and storyteller, BOBBIE is an avid collector of gay history and sees his work in a continuum of culture—a young, post-modern gay performer who mines the 80s and beyond to write stories and create characters that he describes as being in “a suspended state of intermittent Identity.”
Coordinated by curator/performer Salley May.