Mark Verabioff

Secret Spill 2010

LAB (Los Angeles)

July 24, 2010

2622 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90034
9:00 – 10:30 PM

Mark Verabioff’s Secret Spill 2010 inaugurated the Los Angeles-based artist’s new body of performances in, “stealth perversion and suspicious hypnosis towards the philanthropic odyssey of obsequious cultural discovery and/or disaster.” The artist’s homeless representation of a “loser cultural insurgent” is armed with, “signature style, oinking pull-quotes from American demigods Glenn Beck and/or Ann Coulter peppered with The Golden Girls zingers that are sutured with art historical texts.” Speaking backwards in what the artist coined “reverse vocalized mutations” of site- and situationist-based politically incorrect jokes (originally written by author Blanche Knott) metaphorically drill into unwelcoming territories, collectively provoking contemporary thought judgments and questions, however uncomfortable, on the ricocheted terminology spilling out from the culture wars perpetuated from and between the fanatical right and left.