Diary | Age 30
Thursday, September 4, 2008
12:24 p.m. – I head to the PNCA Feldman gallery to catch the First Thursday Gallery Talk by Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men co-curator Astria Suparak. As a fan of the Yes Men and I have watched the exhibition go up with excitement. Walking through the art college a-buzz with first week of classes I notice a number of people dressed head-to-toe in Halprin white.
Arriving early to the talk I review the exhibition. If there were a Prankster Activism Hall of Fame this is what it would look like. The gyrating CG-oilcowboy on the video makes me giggle, the Reggie Watts memorial candles make me gag a little, and the McCultural revolution leader posters make me… hungry. A small crowd of us gather at the Feldman entrance and are informed that there was a scheduling mistake, come back at 3:30 p.m. Bummer. I go get a Whole Bowl.

3:15 p.m. – Return to the Feldman with my buddy Emily. We’re early. “I heard there’s a European porn magazine hidden in the boardroom!” I say and we head back to investigate. WHOA! Mike Bonnano himself is sitting at the table with his laptop open looking a tad road weary. We introduce ourselves and I’m so star-struck I reintroduce Emily who graciously shakes Mr. Bonanno’s hand for the second time. Awkward laughter. “Is that coffee I smell?” he asks. Star-tarded Sarah offers Mr. B. her half consumed Americano, promising I don’t have anything contagious. He takes a sip and thanks me, then gets a phone call so Emily and I flee.
See you at How to be a Yes Man | Sept. 6 | 3 pm – 4 pm | PNCA Campus, Room 204
Posted by: Sarah Hoopes
Photo by: Patrick Sullivan