'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Las Vegas Edition' I Greg Chase
. . . or the middle class taking the snobbery out of “the most radical fringes of all self expression: Performance Art and Social Practice,” according to art critic Mat Gleason. At Huffington Post he writes:
Social Practice aside, dousing ice water is incomplete without sharing it on YouTube and challenging others, a social networking engagement / phenomenon that also points to Allan Kaprow's set of rules for mid-20th Century "happenings" that includes the manifesto to "make something new, something that doesn't even remotely remind you of culture." Shaky videos confirm it's usually one take, also a "happening" rule by for its lack of rehearsal. "It's best when it is artless, for better or worse," advised Kaprow.
Candidate for Reno mayor Hillary Schieve and KOLO anchor Sarah Johns challenged Gov. Brian Sandoval, reports the R-J. "The governor’s daughters dumped the buckets of ice water over his head, leaving him sputtering" then challenging Senator Dean Heller, Senator Harry Reid and Commissioner Steve Sisolak of the Clark County Commission. (Sisolak took on the challenge).
ABOVE: Detail of new mural by D*Face at the Plaza Hotel.