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Brian Feldman's 48 Hour Yard Sale

The Daily City stopped by Brian Feldman's "48 Yard Sale" in the final four hour stretch. It started Friday, February 3, 2012 at 12:00pm and ended Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 12:00pm. It was, indeed, non-stop 48 consecutive hours of selling, buying, purging and collecting. 


It took place at what Feldman called the "Lowndes Performance Art Center," a private residence formerly owned by John & Rita Lowndes, two names you may remember seeing emblazoned throughout the Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park. The home was also residence of the first Orlando Naval Training Center Captain, who built the house. 


This event was funded in part by a Professional Development Grant from United Arts of Central Florida. The yard was cluttered with tables topped with interesting old objects from Brian's past. One thing caught our eye and separated us from twenty bucks: a box of hundreds of movie stubs dating back to the late 80s.

The yard sale had branded hats, signs, butto…

Brian Feldman Projects Relocating to D.C.

Brian Feldman, best known for leaping off a ladder 366 times over 24 hours, is an award-winning conceptual artist, and the recipient of the 2011 State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. There are only a few art circles who have not heard the name of Brian Feldman. Unfortunately, Brian is relocating to Washington, D.C. on February 13th after spending close to 24 years in Orlando. Brian is set to complete his final three Orlando projects in early February: "#48hYardSale," "The Skill Crane Kid 1st Birthday Party," and "Brian Feldman's Under the Covers." Brian encourages you to attend his final three projects, and here they are below. (Please note that the final project, "Brian Feldman's Under the Covers," was a ticketed event distributed through ArtsFest. These tickets are no longer available.)

Brian Feldman: The Skill Crane Kid Birthday

The Skill Crane Kid is turning one year old Tuesday, February 7, 2012 and its creator, Brian Feldman, is throwing a part for it the same day 8-10:30pm at SAK Comedy Lab (29 S. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32801). Free play for one hour or 99 plays, whichever comes first. There will also be balloons, buttons, party hats and cake.


What is The Skill Crane Kid?As an official part of United Arts' ArtsFest 2011, conceptual artist Brian Feldman produced a project called "The Skill Crane Kid" February 6, 2011. (@SkillCraneKid on Twitter) During Skill Crane Kid #1, Feldman remained inside a skill crane machine for 16 hours, 8am - midnight on February 6, 2011 at Stardust Video & Coffee in Orlando, Florida. Visitors plunked quarters (50 cents per play) into the machine for the chance to win some of the stuffed animals Feldman swam in. The event streamed live and each hour was recorded on video per posterity. It was brought back February 17, 2011 for two hours during Mobile Art Show #…

Motorists Will Know Gas Prices Thanks to @BrianFeldman til 5:59pm Today

Sun Gas Station (5600 Butler National Drive) has been cited by WESH TV as having double the national average for a gallon of gas. Despite these outrageous prices, the gas station near the airport does not post its prices on its signs. Despite the city getting an ordinance passed requiring the station to post its prices, they're not, and are being fined $250 a day for disobeying it. Performance artist Brian Feldman will be out in front of the station today, noon to 5:59pm, holding a sign with the actual gas prices, so motorists can see before they pull in. (Photo Source)

"txt" is About Tweets

Sit in an audience and watch a performance artist turn the tweets sent to his twitter account by the audience around you into an absurdist onstage dialogue for an hour in the live show called txt playing for three Monday nights in July 11, 18 and 25 at 7pm at Urban ReThink (625 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL). The performance artist is Brian Feldman and the admission is a suggested donation of $10 which includes a button and PDF script, the latter probably emailed to you post-show.

You can, of course, join in yourself and see if your tweet gets read aloud and included in the insanity. This show has been seen at BarCamp Miami, the Kerouac House, BarCamp Orlando, Atlantic Center for the Arts and The Telephone Museum at Art & History Museums, Maitland.

About Brian Feldman
Brian Feldman is an award-winning conceptual artist. The recipient of the 2011 State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, he is best known for leaping off of a ladder 366 times over 24 hours (“Leap Year Day”) and eat…

Photos: Son & Dad Hug For 24 Hours Straight

At midnight on June 19, 2011, a son and father began a physical embrace that remained until midnight June 20th. For those 24 hours, they would hold a hug to celebrate Father's Day at Orange Ave Gym (1616 N. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32804) in the Ivanhoe Village District.

The concept of a 24 hour embrace is the brainchild of artist Young Sun Han. His piece was "24 Hour Embrace" in which his hugtner was a person he found on Craigslist and his venue was the Swimming Pool Project Space. It took place in Chicago on December 31, 2008.

With Han's permission, Brian Feldman (FacebookTwitter), award-winning Orlando-based conceptual artist, re-performed the artist's work, adding on the father/son twist. 


Photo Credit: Mark Baratelli
After the 12th hour, audience members could enter the ring and participate.  Select TheDailyCity.com Brian Feldman Event Coverage:
Pillowlando 2011The Skill Crane KidKisstonesFake Marriage AnnulledI Am a Red ChairLousy T-ShirtTheater Tail…

Son and Father Will Hug For 24 Hours in Boxing Ring

This Father's Day, an Orlando son and father will hug for 24 hours straight with no breaks for the public to watch on Father's Day (Sunday, June 19, 2011 12am - 11:59pm).

Could you do this with your Dad or son? Try it and see! Audience members and their "hugtner" (hugging partner) can stand side by side with the original Son/Dad team after the 12th hour and give it a go -er- hug. The person you're hugging can be anyone, not just your father or son.

This act of mega-bonding will take place inside a boxing ring of all places at Orange Ave Gym (1616 N. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32804) in the Ivanhoe Village District. Admission is ten bucks.

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The 24 hour endurance and relationship-test concept is the brainchild of artist Young Sun Han. His piece was "24 Hour Embrace" in which his hugtner was a person he found on Craigslist and his venue was the Swimming Pool Project Space. It took place in Chicago on December 31, 2008.

Brian Feldm…

Orlando Fringe 2011 Review: The Holy Land Experience

By: Sultana F. Ali
Contributing Writer

Walking into a Martin Dockery show is a bit like waking up to find out you're in Amsterdam and cannot find your traveling partner. You find yourself searching for an unknown something, and Martin provides the clues for the journey. In the case of going to the show on Saturday, May 28, you were also treated to leading conceptual artist, Brian Feldman, walking across the stage in "Show Interrupted" as part of his 20:11 Fringe series of projects. He literally, didn't know what he was walking into.

Don't let the title of "The Holy Land Exerience" fool you - though you will take a trip to both Orlando's Holy Land Experience, and to the actual Holy Land. But, you will be joined by the effervescent Martin Dockery, who weaves a beautiful tapestry that intersects his own life and tribulations with love.

Catch the last showing at 1:00 PM today in the Orange Venue at the Orlando International Fringe Festival, you will be in f…

Brian Feldman & Johannah O'Donnell Collaborate to Swipe You Topless

The latest project by Brian Feldman (most recently of Pillowlando) and 1st time collaborator Johannah O'Donnell will take "Give a penny, take a penny" to a whole other level tonight, April 7, 2011, 6-9pm at Orlando Museum of Art's event called 1st Thursdays. Admission is $10 for visitors, free for museum members. 2416 N. Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803

Their project, called "Lousy T-Shirt," involves trading the shirts of 1st Thursdays patrons with a limited edition “Lousy T-Shirt” designed by artists Brian Feldman and Johannah O’Donnell.

Give a t-shirt, take a t-shirt.

The “Lousy T-Shirt” is not for sale and only obtainable by attending 1st Thursdays and actively participating in the trade, while supplies last. Early arrival suggested.

About Brian Feldman
Brian Feldman (website, facebook) is an award-winning conceptual artist, working primarily in time-based performance. The recipient of the 2011 State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, he is best known f…

Pillow Fight Day Orlando 2011 aka @Pillowlando

International Pillow Fight Day takes place all over the world, including Orlando, thanks to local organizer Brian Feldman. On Saturday, April 2, 2011, about a hundred or so pillowfighters gathered across the street from Orlando City Hall on a green patch of ground soon to be the home of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts  and beat the crap out of each other with pillows. Photo Credit: Mark Baratelli
After the fight, the group posed for photographers. The empty lot pre-rumble. Organizer Brian Feldman getting it all started. Feldman sharing the rules. The scene from across the lot. It was just as fun to watch as it was to fight.

Theater Tailgate on Downtown Orlando Sidewalk

Are you ready for some theater? Join conceptual artist Brian Feldman and whoever else shows up for a Theater Tailgate on the sidewalk in front of Mad Cow Theatre on opening night of their production of the play "Circle Mirror Transformation" Friday, March 18, 2011, 4:30pm - 7:30pm at 105 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, FL. Bring your own food, drink, seat and whatever else you need in order to be tailgate ready. Free admission to the tailgate, not-free admission to the play. Photo Credit: Mark

Kiss Tones | Britt Daley Sings Into Peoples Mouths For Brian Feldman

"Kiss Tones" was a concept by Brian Feldman performed by Feldman and singer Britt Daley at Stardust Video & Coffee (1842 E. Winter Park Rd., Orlando, FL) on Monday, February 14, 2011 from 7pm - 9pm. It cost $10 to participate. Brian wore a lab coat and examined the mouths of potential co-performers. Britt sang songs into their mouths. This event was sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Britt Daley is an Orlando based Indie/ElectroPop Artist. Her style is eclectic, mingling pop, singer/songwriter and electronic elements to create songs ranging from bass heavy indie dance tracks to synth driven melodic ballads. Her first official EP titled "UNSUPERVISED" released in October 2010 and her sophomore release is set to drop in Spring 2011. http://brittdaley.com

Brian Feldman is a conceptual artist, working primarily in time-based performance. The recipient of the 2011 St…

Brian Feldman | The Skill Crane Kid Video

As an official part of United Arts ArtsFest 2011, conceptual artist Brian Feldman produced a project called "The Skill Crane Kid" February 6, 2011. During this project, he remained inside a skill crane machine for 16 hours, 8am - midnight on February 6, 2011 at Stardust Video & Coffee in Orlando, Florida. Visitors plunked quarters (50 cents per play) into the machine for the chance to win some of the stuffed animals Feldman swam in. The event streamed live and each hour was recorded on video per posterity. We were there to catch moments from the final hour, including his exit from the machine, which starts about halfway through the video. He climbs out, stumbles slightly, slurps down a glass of water, stumbles some more, puts his shoes on and walks to the bathroom.