Do you appreciate a fancy time? If you said ‘yes’, keep reading…The very last Me & You Talk Show will be taping at the Hayward Gallery Project Space on Friday April 11th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Guests for the evening include Richard Wentworth, Sebastian Horsley, and many others! There will also be several bands playing; the incredibly talented Zetland Players and the amazing Peter Fong being in the mix
That day, we will also be having a silent auction of all the Me & You Talk Show props and artwork. Each artwork comes with a signed certificate of authenticity.
Complimentary beer and air will be provided. Please bring your own mouth.
If you can’t make it tune in for the live broadcast at www.ustream.tv/channel/meandyou
If you’d like to come to one of the live tapings of the show, swing by the Hayward Gallery at Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1, UK from now until the last show on April 12th.
Wednesday 4:30 – 5:30
Friday 7:00 – 8:00
Saturday 4:30 – 5:30
We will be streaming the shows on www.ustream.tv/channel/meandyou once we can get some technical issues worked out.
The show made the Top 5 events in London – http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/whats_on/listings/article3583368.ece!!!
A special thanks to Baltika for providing us with beer!
For immediate release
The Centre for Improved Living
The Hayward Project Space
18 March – 13 April 2008
Feeling a bit flat? Life in a mess? Then The Centre for Improved Living at The Hayward is for you. Starting in March, American artist and comedian Marc Horowitz will transform the Project Space into his extraordinary Centre. There Horowitz will install a DIY television set where he will broadcast Me & You, a live talk show filmed and broadcast on the web and Southbank Centre’s website. Me & You will be taped three days a week (Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday), featuring a variety of guests, musical interludes, pre-taped segments and activities. Each show will address a common topic, taken from Horowitz’s TCFIL blog, such as “persuasion,” “distractions” and “messing up.”
When Me & You is not taping, Marc will be on hand for the duration of the show to host workshops at The Center. Workshops offered will include “How to start your own live talk show,” “Ways to get in a better mood” and “How to make killer sandwiches.” Past episodes of Me & You will also be available for viewing.
Horowitz’s work thrives on a makeshift, DIY aesthetic. His props, objects and ideas encourage exchanges of laughter, provocation, problem-solving and, ultimately, improved living. From a swap shop ‘trading post’ to one-on-one life coaching sessions, Horowitz is committed to life enhancement as an artform and describes The Centre For Improved Living as “a collaboration, a think tank, a place to daydream, a place to ‘shake it off,’ and a place to embrace individuality and the idea that the world around us is a place of infinite possibilities.”
Horowitz’s recent projects include The National Dinner Tour. While working as a photo assistant, Marc wrote “Dinner w/ Marc 510-872-7326” (his name and REAL cell phone number) on a dry-erase board featured in a home office shoot for a Crate & Barrel catalogue. The catalogue containing his personal invitation to dinner was mailed out to millions across the USA. Immediately his phone started ringing from curious callers. For over a year, Marc travelled the country wining and dining with the respondants. This eventually lead to People Magazine naming him one of their ’50 Most Eligible Batchelors.’
To take part, come and meet Marc in The Centre for Improved Living at the Hayward Project Space.
Marc Horowitz: The Centre for Improved Living
18 March – 13 April 2008
The Hayward Project Space, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road. London. SE1 8XX
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm, Late nights until 10pm Friday
Note to Editors
Southbank Centre manages the Royal Festival Hall, The Hayward, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, as well as the Saison Poetry Library, the Arts Council Collection and Hayward Touring Exhibitions on behalf of Arts Council England. It attracts more than 3 million visits annually. The Royal Festival Hall reopened in June 2007 following a major refurbishment of the Hall and redevelopment of the surrounding area and facilities
The Hayward Projects Space
The Hayward Projects Space, which opened summer 2007, showcases the best, up-and-coming contemporary artists from the UK and internationally, many of whom have not shown in the UK before. Admission is free.
For further PRESS information please contact Gillian Fox, Visual Arts Press Officer, on 020 7921 0631 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Sunday, TCFIL will be doing “The Floor is Yours!” Basically, Marc will open the make-shift television studio he’s created, using 3 VHS cameras and video mixers from the early 90s, to the public. London’s first Public Access? Indeed! Folks will be able to use the studio to film and broadcast their own show. Here’s how it works. Marc will have a sign-up sheet at the Hayward Gallery where folks can sign up for 15-30 minute slots. They will come in on Sunday and Marc, managing all the tech stuff, will broadcast LIVE on the You & Me Talk Show web channel, which by the way is http://www.ustream.tv/channel/meandyou. This is the same address I will broadcast my show every Wednesday and Saturday at 4:30 – 5:30 and Friday from 7:30 – 8:30.