The Staring Contest

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The Staring Contest

Time: May 17, 2010 from 10am to 8pm
Location: Frames Forever & Art Gallery
Street: 941 Orange Ave
City/Town: Winter Park FL 32789
Website or Map:
Phone: (407) 622-6358
Event Type: performance, art, participatory, fundraiser
Organized By: Brian Feldman Projects
Latest Activity: May 17, 2010

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Event Description

“Performance artist Marina Abramovíc is spending three solid months sitting silently staring at strangers. (The closest you’ll find in Florida is a fortnight following Brian Feldman.)”
Seth Kubersky, Orlando Weekly (

30 hour fundraiser to get Brian Feldman to MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) in New York by May 31 so he can participate in Marina Abramović’s 700+ hour durational performance (the longest duration of time that she has performed a single solo piece) called The Artist is Present.

Marina Abramović is considered by many to be the most famous living performance artist, and, since there are no time limits on how long one may sit, Brian intends to sit with her for an entire day. To learn more about this major performance (and watch it live via video stream), visit

10% of framing and art sales during the event will also go toward’s Brian’s trip (his first to NYC since August 2007 and first-ever to MoMA), which acclaimed sketch artist Thomas Thorspecken ( will be documenting.

WHO: Brian Feldman Projects (Leap Year Day | I Am a Red Chair | Why Would They Do That? | Trying to Cry | sleepwalk | Brian Feldman Reads This Newspaper In Its Entirety | What’s Next? | Pedestrian, or Walking: Impossible | Tilikunundrum | Happiness Hurts)

WHAT: The Staring Contest

Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 10am-8pm
Sunday, May 16, 2010 from 10am-8pm
Monday, May 17, 2010 from 10am-8pm

Frames Forever & Art Gallery
941 Orange Ave Winter Park FL 32789
(NE of S Orlando Ave / US 17-92, SW of Pennsylvania Ave)
Phone: (407) 622-6358 (Google Maps)

COST: Donation (Also accepting donations by PayPal. Link from

LINKS: (Facebook Event) (Media Release) (@BrianFeldman on Twitter) (@framesforever on Twitter)
When referencing on Twitter, please use hashtag #staringcontest

LYNX (Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority): From Central Station, take Link 102 ( just north of Minnesota Ave in Winter Park. The bus stop is across from Rollins College’s Harold Alfond Stadium. Walk south along Orange Ave. | Street parking is available along Orange Ave and side streets. | Biking and walking are both good for you and pleasant modes of transportation anytime! If riding, please wear a helmet and flashing light (and reflective strip if you have one)! And don’t forget your bike lock!

BRIAN FELDMAN PROJECTS ( is Central Florida’s premiere presenter of experimental time-based art since 2003. Dinners on stage with real life families, leaping off ladders for 24 hours, group tours in Google translated Swedish through IKEA®, staring at you - this is what we do. Upcoming projects include 85 Push Ups ( (18 May 2010), Fringe of Nature ( (21-30 May 2010) and 24 Hour Embrace (after Young Sun Han) ( (20 Jun 2010).

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