Monday, April 19, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

cow pies and window treatments

stand on stump, no ladder
can't reach window
open from inside
throw fit
close window
call boss
stand on stump, no ladder
with prybar extract window sash with broken glass
spend an hour removing putty
break glass
break more glass
temp glass in with four small nails
drive away eating doughnuts and smoking

performed in Roberts Montana to an audience of cows and delapitated houses
april 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

sash event

1. go into wealthy family's house
2. take shoes off
3. preceed to kitchen windows
4. take sash out
5. put shoes on
6. take to vehicle
7. fix window
8. take to house
9. take shoes off
10. put sash back in window
11. preceed to next window
12. take sash out
13. put shoes on
14. take to vehicle
15. fix window
16. take to house
17. take shoes off
18. put sash back in window
19. preceed to next window
20. take sash out
21. put shoes on
22. take vehicle
23. fix window
24. take to house
25. take shoes off
26. put sash back in window

27. assure the homeowner their problem is fixed but results may vary.
drive away and light cigarette

billings montana march 30th 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

cardboard and whats inside

for twenty windows:

take glass out.
put glass in.

take sash out
put sash in.

repeat till all windows are done.

lockwood montana on a rainy day.

Friday, March 26, 2010


1. Open window
2. Throw out genre; close window
3. Open & close window multiple times for each genre tossed
4. Let 'em back in, honey it's cold outside

(eyes used for tooth support)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March 17th 2010 between Laurel and Billings Montana

old farm house. built 40 years ago.

white weathershield picture window with two casement flankers

performed six times. three for each flanker

two cats and an old lady attended the performs

Thursday, March 11, 2010

terrace version, billings montana

March 10th performed twice in one house at 1:00 and 1:30ish. a visions 2000 triple slider was the instrument of choice. improvisation for fox news and screw gun was the musical piece for this performance.

march 11th performed one more time at same location. encore. music sound of daughter and mother of house chatting with me. a discussion group on how to open windows took place after the show.

made forty bucks at this show. it was so good she didn't even realize i had performed this monumental piece for her. money well spent.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

by crank sturgeon

1:32 pm. Garage window. Too many openings. Oh no! Ono!

Friday, February 26, 2010

i haven't been as dedicated as i should

within the last few weeks i have performed three window events several times. i've had much on my mind and haven't been as dedicated as i should in regards to documenting all this. so here's a rundown.

one new '

two old

and a few in between

i'll be better i promise soon.

sorry george

August 4th, 2009. Leipzig, Germany.

I'd been working on a show for a few weeks in Leipzig last summer. The goings to and from the gallery would take me through various neighborhoods-- some of which were completely abandoned-- boarded up, gutted, or just vacated in a hurry & left to rot.
I passed this window nearly every day. The window was quite closed. No attempts made to open in it, even by local drunks. Although in doing so, one could only imagine as to what lay in wait.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Feb. 17th 2010 Billings MT

performed three times
One in a house without ownership
One out in the middle of nowhere
And one in front of someone's wife
flux us

Monday, February 15, 2010

Feb. 15th Billings Montana

five performances

three casement performances

two double hung performances

soundtrack was clinking of tools and breaking glass

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Feb. 12th 2010 outside of Lewistown MT 10:30AM to 1:45PM

twenty window perfromances
at one location

performed with Rick Ontiveros

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Feb. 11th Billings MT @ Various Locations

performed three times today.
two performances included a soundtrack of breaking glass.

times of performances were not notated.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Feb. 9th 2010 Billings MT @ Win-Dor 9:45am

casement performance

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

8:51 am, Feb 3, 2010 EST Harpswell Maine by Crank Sturgeon

In lieu of loo. Screened vista of the ash tree that lurks outside... the view over my potty. It's a hand cranked skylight window. Opened & closed three times; didn't want to let the warm air escape. I'll be filling the room with warm air shortly anyway, in the form of methane.

Feb 2 2010, 9:12 am, EST Harpswell Maine by Crank Sturgeon

Window performance with augmented blue pigment tarp fund credential and momentary element (transitory) of reflective interior posing as posterior gleenings as well as hey-that's-a-neat-fern-you-got-there- coffeebreath

Monday, February 1, 2010

Feb. 1st 2010 Billings MT 11:15 home v.3

Feb. 1st 2010 Billings MT 12:30 home v.4

Smokebreak performances.
flux us

Feb. 1st 2010 7:45am Billings MT car window number two

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Jan. 31st 2010 2:25PM Billings MT in my car.
flux us
Jan. 31st 2010 12:09 Billings MT at home version two
flux us

January 31st 2010 Billings Montana at home

flux us


so i've been throwing around the idea for this blog. i love the idea. George Brecht is amazing. or he was R.I.P. his event scores were spot one in my opinion and this one always struck a chord with me. but within the last five years it really has. for the last five years i've been installing windows for a local Billings company. so just with my work i've performed this piece alot. in many locations for eight hours a day monday thru friday without fail(unless i'm there to fix a window that won't open). and i thought it would be interesting and funny to see how many times i've done it with or without thought of it as a performance. because i see them as all performances from a fluxus and immediatist standpoint. love the idea of performing this without the homeowners being aware that its actually a performance and not just a service i'm provings. i should also post in this first blog the event score text for this so you all know what i'm talking about.


1961. Opening a closed window / Closing an open window.

by George Brecht.

a simple and wonderful piece.

i will soon be posting past dates of performance. this will be a very generalized list since i just starting taken notes on when its been done. but in the future they will be posted as they are performed.

take care,