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LA Listening (2017)

Performance, acrylic on wall surface, 12 hours
Photo courtesy the artist

A day after meeting John Baldessari, Shirt began a performance painting "I will not make any more boring rap" across the length of a gallery wall in West
Hollywood, timing it so that painting through the night the doors would open
to the public right when he was about halfway done. While painting, Shirt offered a first listen to his upcoming album out of speakers in multiple rooms.
Throughout the day people came in and talked to the artist, watched him work,
and listened to the music. Other works exhibited in the space were a gold record plaque for Flume and Shirt's "On Top" that hung backwards on the wall, a clothing rack of tees and hoodies for sale, a boom box, and painted album cover sculptures displayed in the bathroom and on the roof.


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