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ITEM: PERFORMANCE ARTIST TO DISPLAY NOTHING IN THE DOWNTOWN PLAZA
DETAILS: BEGINNING MAY 31, 2016, TOM MILLER --A WIKIPEDIA LISTED NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PERFORMANCE ARTIST LIVING AND WORKING IN GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA-- WILL BEGIN A 5-DAY "INSTILLATION" OF NOTHING IN THE NEWLY RENOVATED DOWNTOWN BO DIDDLEY PLAZA.
1.) Nothing will take 5-days to assemble.
2.) Nothing will occupy the main artificial grass area in the center of the plaza from June 6 to June 11 of 2016.
3.) People are free to touch nothing, interact with nothing, and take photographs of nothing during this display time.
4.) Nothing will be removed in a 3-day process from June 12 to June 15 of 2016.
5.) Newly elected Mayor Lauren Poe has very generously pledged: "The city is willing to contribute absolutely nothing to this project!"
6.) Mr. Miller is currently undergoing dialogue with Plaza Event Coordinator Nigel Hamm to determine if permitting and security will be needed for nothing. Mr. Miller wants to be sure that nothing will be stolen or vandalized while on display in the plaza.
7.) Mr. Miller has partnered with Hatchfund to raise money to put nothing on. Hatchfund, a registered non-profit, thoroughly vets and approves projects only if they are considered artistic and worthy. Therefore, nothing is artistic and worthy.
8.) Mr. Miller will be chronicling the events of nothing for a documentary film highlighting the first time nothing has been presented in three dimensions in sculpture form in the United States. This has never been done before.
9.) Mr. Miller is a nationally recognized performance artist listed in Wikipedia, recently in the Huffington Post and Gawker for his most recent performance, "Staring into the Mouth of Ted Cruz" - now a documentary film which can be viewed here on Funny or Die: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/ceedb1c5f4/burning-lips?_cc=__d___&_ccid=37c3a030-4cfc-4808-8614-d223e8dbcd32
Here are two links which explain the finer details of nothing:
Tom Miller Blog: http://millerworks.weebly.com/blog/instillation-of-nothing
Here is a link to Tom Miller's Letter to Nigel Hamm
regarding permitting and security for the event:
To speak with Tom Miller about nothing, please call: 352-222-5401
On May 31, the media is invited to join us for the breaking ground event for nothing. This event will occur at 5pm in the downtown plaza and will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony and music by John Cage: 4'33''.
A video of nothing can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfkFe5ciIcI
Please list this event in your calendars, and we hope you will consider a feature about nothing in your publication.
ATTACHED: Mayor Lauren Poe's Facebook Comments about nothing. Photo of Tom Miller in a Superhero Mask. Photo of nothing.
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