2016

Relational Stalinism - The Musical

 

2014

100 Beautiful Jokes

The Roaster

 

2013

THRILLOCHROMES

 

2012

27 Gnosis

100 Big Entrances

XI Baltic Triennial

I’m back fore ground!

 

2011

Script Oppostion in Late-Model
Carrot Jokes

 

2010

Google Office 0.2

Alligators!

Taipei Women’s Experimental
Comedy Club

FRAN SPAFA FEDA

 

2009

Dr. Portnoy

Human Intwist Group

THE DUDION LEVERS

 

2008

CASINO ILINX

FILZZUNGEUNGEWISS

 

2007

WANDBISS

 

2006

... Obdurance Art ...

C.O.T.E.(Complication of the Everyday)

The K Sound

 

 

The Roaster

De Appel, Amsterdam, 2014

 

For the exhibition Father, Can't  You See I'm Burning?, Michael Portnoy “installed” another artist, Rán Flygenring, within the exhibition space for the purpose of relentlessly ‘roasting’ and ‘improving’ all the other works in the show. With periodic discussions and prompts from Portnoy, The Roaster worked away like a crackpot engineer or closet comedian, skewering and transmuting the forms and ideas within the exhibition. A long-form speculative exercise, The Roaster generated hundreds of new art works and new breeds of art that were illustrated throughout her 8 week residency.

 

The Roaster also joined the ranks of The Improvement League. Assembled and directed by Portnoy for The Taipei Biennial 2010, The Improvement League is a think tank of shifting members established to “improve” existing breeds of art making by pruning, grafting and hybridizing certain lines of thought, in a kind of conceptual horticulture. More futurology than critique, the League uses the seeds within contemporary forms and approaches as tools for invention.

 

The Roaster's residency in Amsterdam was kindly supported by the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy.

 

Related article: Bilging a Wetter Fly’s Lap, Mousse Magazine, Issue #44, 2014

 

All drawings by Rán Flygenring.

 

 

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