Artist Judy Rey Wasserman is publicizing what she calls the first post conceptual performance art event on Twitter (I can’t verify if this is in fact the case, but it may be):
All Twitter users are invited to watch as Rembrandt (Psalm 22) turns into Vincent Van Gogh (Psalm 133) at 4:35 PM EST at http://twitter.com/judyrey .
…a temporary art event where people the world over can watch all at the same time… (source)
More interesting than the event is what she sees as the possible heritage for this kind of art work:
The artistic and spiritual roots Judy Rey Wasserman’s idea is in the sand paintings of the Buddhists and Navajo artists…a sand painting…by Buddhist monks…[is] created as temporary experience where the making of the work is as significant as the work itself.
I like the sand painting idea. Twitter is very much like that type of thing, except it does have a permanent URL for each post, so it’s not fully ephemeral.
Regardless, check it out (and sorry for the super short notice):
Tues. Dec. 2, at 4:35 PM on Twitter Rembrandt (Psalm 22) becomes Vincent van Gogh (Psalm 113) Live. Only on Twitter. Free. Follow: http://twitter.com/judyrey
UPDATE: This is what the performance looked like on my Twitter screen:
I think Barry Hoggard upstaged Judy inadvertently…though I have to admit I wanted the transformation to be something more.