I'm a bit late in bringing this quirky little film to your attention, but part of the beauty/horror of The Internets™ is that once somethin' is posted it gains a virtual immortal life completely resistant to all methods of extinguishment. Any booze lovin', camera muggin' fool can tell ya that.
Anyhoo, seems one Mark Cherek--with assistance from Scott Radtke and Jeremy Mews--recently cobbled together a short called The Last Laugh (this is not an art film), featuring the humble pontifications of a range of local artists who exhibited their work in Luckystar Studio's show of the same name at the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) on September 24, 2010.
Let's take a peek at Part 1, shall we?
And with that we have certifiable proof of what we've known all along: No two artists approach the work or process of creation in the same manner, nor do they even come close to a consensus on the reasons why they do it or the best way to go about it, thereby demonstrating the basis of their perfect union as disunion. Whoa, now that's deep and true, people!
To see more of this powerful short documentary that's sure to wake the world from its slumbering coma and change all of our basic notions of democracy, go to Luckystar's blog (UPDATE: This blog is gone, baby, gone) or YouTube channel.
Also, just in case you missed it, Luckystar Studio has grandly reopened its gallery, now on the 3rd floor of the Marshall building, 207 E. Buffalo Street, in Milwaukee's Third Ward. By my count, that makes it number three for these kids--third time's the charm!
(Thanks, Kev & Dave!)