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Posted by Mr. Poe | November 13, 2007 10:59 AM

Meanwhile, mattresses, furniture and all that other crap from the Bridge motel two months ago just sits rotting in the parking lot. Way to go artists!

Posted by chunkstyle | November 13, 2007 11:09 AM

Ooh, I hope there's lots of red paint and yelling through megaphones!

Posted by Levislade | November 13, 2007 11:18 AM

"the status of the name you miss, love, and search for has now become ambigious [sic] and remote."

Really? Are we still doing it like this? A sincere good luck with event, but that sensitive-blogger type title is killing me.

Posted by Dougsf | November 13, 2007 12:44 PM

What a stupid crock of waste-of-time bullshit.

Posted by paul | November 13, 2007 12:46 PM

Kiley is on crack. Implied Violence are the worst kind of boring hackneyed and totally pretentious performance art bullshit this town has ever seen. I know that they're just trying to make their audiences angry with their pretentious "you won't understand half the shit we're gonna do!" statements, and well, they've succeeded: I hate them. But I cannot understand why Kiley has fallen for their bullshit. Then I remember that this is the newspaper that gave Seattle School a genius award...

Posted by M | November 13, 2007 12:59 PM

Fucking tools. I'm so over this scene.

Posted by Richard | November 13, 2007 1:31 PM

Is IV pretentious? Yes, but that isn't always a crime.

Is it boring? Sometimes. Comes with the territory when you're doing that kind of work.

Is it hackneyed? No way—IV is far more ambitious and interesting than Seattle School (I wasn't around for that year's Genius Awards and I don't think I would've endorsed them).

Sorry you hate them, M, but they're good at what they do. You might not like that kind of performance (which is reasonable—it is sometimes boring and pretentious), but that doesn't mean they don't do it well.

Posted by Brendan Kiley | November 13, 2007 1:38 PM

This has me wondering: can you tar & feather an entire block of buildings?

Posted by Explorer | November 13, 2007 2:28 PM


(a) Why do you think they're good at what they do? For that matter, what do you think they're trying to do? bore the audience? piss them off? Make them wish they'd spent their money elsewhere? (I'm not asking these facetiously. I have often thought that these were EXACTLY what IV was trying to do. Their program at their most recent OtB performance made it clear they don't care about the audience at all.)

(b) Even if they're good at what they do, this does not mean they're doing good art. Imagine an "artist" whose art consists in the person sitting in a theatre and surfing the net for 3 hours. If that's what they set out to do, they can be very good at it. But as art, it sucks.

By the way, I'm not against performance art that involves mess or noise or randomness or things that are unconnected to each other or pieces that lack narrative or anything like that. But having mess, noise, randomness, etc. by itself doesn't make the piece good. Some non-conventional performance art is at least entertaining, or makes you think, or takes you somewhere you weren't expecting to go, or SOMETHING. IV just bores you and makes you think, "Great, another bunch of Cornish kids trying really hard to stand out from the crowd and they just end up re-inventing the wheel. BOOOOO-RING!"

Posted by M | November 13, 2007 3:49 PM

Will milk be made available?

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 13, 2007 7:45 PM

anything that bills itself as "extremely guerilla" is bullshit until proven otherwise.

Posted by wf | November 13, 2007 10:00 PM



Posted by tom | November 14, 2007 7:10 PM

Chunkstyle can eat a big fat dick
Levislade can eat a big fat dick
Paul can eat a fat dick
Dougsf can eat a big fat dick
Richard can eat a big fat dick
M can eat a fat dick

That's my word.

Posted by Sam Mickens as young Snoop | November 14, 2007 7:38 PM

Implied Violence operates under the pretense that 90% of Seattleites are not frightened squares trying to buy their way into the cultural elite. Fuck Seattle.

Posted by Mr. Wetmore | November 24, 2007 10:56 PM

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