Jerry Saltz

Jerry hopes that Michelle actually gets to make her poop piece at some point this season.

on Oct 20, 20110

After the studio meetings, which are tense, Simon tells both groups to start over. (Too bad for the poop group. But Simon says that excretion is "too slow-motion." "Interesting," I think, "but maybe TMI.") The migration group then picks a subject more abstract than migration: circles. Tempers flare. Lola reprimands them for not giving Leon "a voice." I note that Leon was the one who suggested circles. Poop group goes with playgrounds. Lola then announces she's "double fisting" a bale of paper, and that undoes Sucklord, who purrs to Lola that he's making "a dirty game piece." She coos back "Mmmm. Can I play?" The unsexy dork in me is flummoxed, wondering what is it about cockiness that is so attractive to straight women (don't say "confidence"; that's different).

4 comments
William Wray
William Wray

I just saw this one on demand and am stuck by this whole theme thing so it can be judged like a competition. The looser was trapped by her need to express the pain of her Crohn's disease in every piece she does. Repetition a no –no on the show… yet is encouraged by the art world to create a brand Identity. Didn’t Keith Haring basically repeat the same wiggly doodle baby’s? I don’t like anything done on this episode, the winner being very lucky the theme was motion… something film is great at. What disappointing is that the judges don’t know better that any kind of video loop is “mesmerizing.” It’s called hypnosis… achieved by chanting or repeating numbers or images in your head. I was wrong last week about video guy loosing sooner that later, but I think this is his last time near the top. Video is not fine art as much is it’s what it is: short films with no home.

JTF
JTF

I would have more interested in Kathryn's work if she made use of anything other than a bloody rag..Hmm..maybe some of Sucklord's dolls?

SGee
SGee

Designing the afterlife or creating a religion are amazing ideas. I hope the producers listen to you eventually. Also, I only noticed you were short this week because you mentioned it last week ;)

ChristiMac
ChristiMac

Thank you for sharing your insights. I have always felt that the work must play so very differently on television. (Thinking specifically of Leon's latest piece at the moment. I would have loved to see that in the gallery!)

Oh, and there is a pooping piece in Michelle's portfolio, Jerry. Hopefully you can content yourself with that because I, for one, am not eager to see another. LOL