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Nathaniel Sullivan

Title & Date: A View From Above (Brooklyn Nets edition) (2012)
Material: A lecture performance about the sexual and statistical mythology of basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, performed while watching a Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center (ticket included).
Duration: Date and time to be arranged with winning bidder.

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"A View From Above (Brooklyn Nets edition)" by Nathaniel Sullivan

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$70.00 Winning: Angela Washko

The artist and the winning bidder will meet out front of the Barclays center and the performance will take place throughout the game while sitting next to each other.

Here are some numbers for you: on March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single NBA game, a record that still stands. In 1992, he wrote a book where he claimed to have had sex with 20,000 women--1.2 women a day since he was 15 years old. The artist was 15 when he read this book, on the cusp of manhood. He has been trying to make sense of these numbers ever since. A View From Above (Brooklyn Nets edition) is a performance experience for a single person. The artist will buy two tickets for the game and will meet the winning bidder outside Barclay's Center. The performance will take place sitting next to one another, watching the Nets game.

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  1. Angela Washko bid $70.00 on 2012-11-27 14:04:33
  2. Christina Vassallo bid $50.00 on 2012-11-26 21:51:43

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Description: The artist and the winning bidder will meet out front of the Barclays center and the performance will take place throughout the game while sitting next to each other. Here are some numbers for you: on March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single NBA game, a record that still stands. In 1992, he wrote a book where he claimed to have had sex with 20,000 women–1.2 women a day since he was 15 years old. The artist was 15 when he read this book, on the cusp of manhood. He has been trying to make sense of these numbers ever since. A View From Above (Brooklyn Nets edition) is a performance experience for a single person. The artist will buy two tickets for the game and will meet the winning bidder outside Barclay’s Center. The performance will take place sitting next to one another, watching the Nets game.

Artist Biography:Nathaniel Sullivan occupies the unsteady territory between truth and fiction, myth and history. In work ranging from performance, video, books and walking tours, he builds narratives that weave a patchwork of historical fact, rumor and personal subjectivity that in the end, build an imagined history. His personas – at once impassioned and ironic – combine professorial sensibilities with maniacal fantasies. The work makes it clear that in fact there are consequences to taking one’s pleasures liberally, without reserve. Pleasure deranges as efficiently as pain. Sullivan was a recipient of the special mention prize at the Montreal Film Festival in 2006, a festival prize at the FilmWinter in Stuttgart, Germany and an audience award at The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. His work was shown solo in the Urban Video Project, a month long public projection series run by the city of Syracuse, New York. He has been an artist in residence at Contemporary Arts Center in Troy, New York, at I-Park in East Haddam, Connecticut and the Bemis Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He received a BFA from Simon Fraser University and an MFA from Syracuse University. According to official public record Sullivan is a Flux ECM (Extended Community Member), or at least that was how he was introduced at the last Flux Thursday. He has performed at Flux several times, and most of those times have been sanctioned. However, his most treasured flux experience was as a member of the Flux Factory basketball team that took home the 1st place trophy at the Brooklyn Art/Music collectives basketball tournament.