??!! More About Michael Hussein Gregory
posted by October 16 at 11:40 AMon
He’s a kid. Can’t be more than 20. He seems to be from Boone, North Carolina:
Population 14,000, named for Daniel Boone, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Here’s a video of Gregory and friends singing about Jimmy Smith Park in Boone (Boone also has a Jimmy Smith Wastewater Treatment Plant):
Here’s a song about space people from the future:
According to his MySpace page, he now lives in Brooklyn. He’s equal parts Chris Crocker and Tracy + the Plastics.
His videos aren’t all brilliant (his third prez debate video isn’t nearly as good as the previous ones), but he’s generative, gutsy, and a little screwy in the head.
(He is a new media hero. Forget art in the age of mechanical reproduction. This is art in the age of infinite extension—there are no copies of these artworks, each one is the original. Benjamin’s aura is everywhere. Not only is God “a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.” So are artworks in the age of YouTube. So is the character known as Michael Hussein Gregory.)
And, one more time, his video of the second prez debate—his finest work so far: