Messages in a bottle

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Studio 1210, New York

 

Bengali, the Inhuman Tiger

Bengali, the Inhuman Tiger and Has Been, the Polar Bear hanging out on the walls of studio 1210.

Is winter too hard on traveling circuses?
Are “Has Been”, the Polar Bear, and “Bengali”, The Inhuman Tiger, entered a stage of prolongated hibernation? Since they do not show any sign of life, I am afraid that we are finding out with Simon Fraser that Art cannot float for long on our sea of humanity…

Message 2 in a bottle

Free The Human Tigers !
Studio 1210, New York

Free the Human Tigers!

Free the Human Tigers !

December 21, 2012, 9:30 AM
After a first message in a bottle, launched at the Cup Cake Café in Manhattan, a second bottle has been released from my studio and sent directly to Clémentine L. She lives in Paris, just in front of the Cirque d’Hiver. I hope she could entrust this Message 2 in a bottle into the hands of the Bouglione family, who still participates in the life of the Cirque d’Hiver. I would like for the bottle to go from circus to circus: my passion for circus started with the stories of my grand-father, a trapeze artist at the beginning of the 20th century, coincidently in the Cirque Bouglione…

Corseul
Brittany, France
December 29, 2012. 2:30 pm

 

Free the Human Tigers on the Roman Forum of Corseul, Brittany

Free the Human Tigers on the Roman Forum of Corseul, Brittany

On its way to Paris, “The FREEvolous King Lère Show” landed in the forum of Corseul, Brittany. Wikipedia says: “(…) Corseul was called Fanum Martis (“Temple of Mars”) in Latin and was the capital of the Gallo-Roman province of Coriosolites. It was founded in 10 BC (…)” Not a roman arena, but a roman forum will do for a first appearance the FKL show on the old continent. It is still in the hands of Clémentine L.

More about Free The Human Tigers ! at the end of the FKL Show page.

Message in a bottle

Cup Cake Café
New York

The FREEvolous King Lère Show has been put in a bottle and thrown into the web, at 10.25 in the morning of Wednesday December 05, 2012.

Anyone can take it for free, but has to give it away, for free, into the hands and the place of his or her own choice. Just one requirement: its new keeper has to snap a picture of it in its new temporary home and post it to this blog with comments about its new location.

I chose the Cup Cake Café as its launching pad for its warmth, its coffee and the diversity of Mike’s guests: mix of unknown travelers from nearby Port Authority Bus station with local artists and writers, people who for sure would take good care in passing on this Message in a Bottle

Bon voyage!

More about the FREEvolous King Lère Show in its bottle at the end of the FKL Show page.

A first picture arrived at noon, from behind the counter, shot by Mike himself…

It slowly drifted to the marble slab, still shot by Mike…

At 1.00 pm, the Freevolous was still spotted on the slab by Murray Weinstock.

December 10, 2012, 4:00 pm, at Cup Cake Café.
My friend Ellie took the FREEvolous with her. She would like to give it away in Denver, Colorado…

Denver
Colorado

December 17, 2012, 8.31 pm,

Ellie Karanauskas sent me these pictures with her comment:

“I was thrilled to take the bottle to Denver, to the Botanic Gardens, where Denver was celebrating the “Blossoms of Light” holiday festival, and I was celebrating the retirement of a dear friend, and colleague, Eve.

The air was mild, the gardens magical, and it seemed the perfect place and time to toss the bottle into the river of humanity. I tossed it towards Eve, with good wishes for her new life to come. Let’s see where the bottle ends up!

Thanks, Frédéric!
Ellie K.”