As you all know, Londonist doesn’t just enjoy sarcastically mocking aspects of our fair city. No, far from it – we also like to help people out from time to time. So, we were only too pleased to offer our help when San Francisco-based artist and comedian Marc Horowitz contacted us to assist him in setting up his forthcoming show at the Hayward Gallery.
Not one to run from a challenge, Horowitz has agreed to put on three live talk shows per week between March 18th and April 13th, with Londoners as his guests, discussing topics selected from his Centre for Improved Living blog. This would be difficult enough at the best of times, but Horowitz is organising the event from several thousand miles away in California, with “a meagre budget, a camera, a computer, some props, two friends in London, a brain and a body”.
No small wonder then that Marc needs our help. He needs guests for his shows, camera people, internet savvy folk to make the webcast operational, a sound technician, set builders, and… well, any kind of creative folk willing to get involved. As he puts it, this is “a nice community of people coming together and creating something about the real people of London, not just a bunch of celebrity pop-culture bullshit”.
If that sounds like your sort of thing, please get in touch with Marc! His email address is ineedtostopsoon AT gmail.com – he’d love to hear from you!
There’s some more information on his website here, and you can see photographs from his recent installations on his flickr stream here.
Marc Horowitz’s Talk Show is part of the Laughing in a Foreign Language exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, which runs from 25th January to 13th April. More information can be found on their website here.
Image courtesy of delarge's Flickrstream.