Monday, September 10, 2012
Cabeza Debacle Narrowly Avoided!
Having divided my Saturday between the Anarchist Book Fair and the opening of the Doug Harvey UCI Invitational 2012 (part of Curatorial Exchange at the Irvine Fine Arts Center - more on that later) I tried to tardy-crash the imported ham orgy at Machine Projects, but was thwarted by locked doors and shaded windows. Peering through a gap, I glimpsed a room full of naked men (including hot indie star David Nordstrom, if I'm not mistaken, and some one who looked suspiciously like former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove) redolent with Jamón ibérico-induced Itis, backs turned to the miniature Bohemian Grove idol, allegedly watching a 1972 biopic on the adventures of shipwrecked conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca who was enslaved by meso-american tribes but freed himself by learning Shamanism. I rattled the door, but it was as if there was no one there, so powerful was the fancy-ham trance. Denied! What epoch-making conspiracies were hatched that night? What a gathering, gentlemen! What a gathering indeed!