Public conversation with Martin Beck at Bergen Kunsthall


Last weekend I had the pleasure of travelling to Bergen to take part in a public conversation with NYC artist Martin Beck, whose ongoing interest in countercultural structures led him create a series of "Last Night" artworks that explore the Loft and, in particular, the penultimate party David Mancuso held at the party's Prince Street location in June 1984. Matthew Higgs/White Columns published Martin's "Last Night" book, after which the immersive, 13-hour "Last Night" film premiered at the Kitchen before appearing as the centrepiece artwork in Martin's comprehensive solo exhibition "rumours and murmurs", staged at mumok, Vienna. ArtForum went on to give Martin's work extended coverage in its "Best of 2017" issue and the immersive 13-hour "Last Night" installation film is now showing at Bergen Kunsthall, where Martin and I exchanged thoughts on the development of the piece. Many thanks to everyone at the gallery for the warm hospitality--we had a lot of fun. The exchange can now be viewed on online, 

PS I'm working on bringing "Last Night" to London :-)