Eric Ramos Guerrero
2MF (Sonya Derman and Maria Stabio)
Knockdown Center hosts 2MF’s September 2016 meeting:
“I’ve fallen in love for the last time/You’ve got to know you a chicken”
My intimate relationship with with post-industrial bohemia
How did I end up here? Was this a mistake?
New York is a hard place for an artist. Many of us could live elsewhere and afford larger work studios, larger homes, better food and weather. The internet allows us to collaborate through the internet. We can share ideas, images and sound in mere moments. Why do we stay in a city that clearly goes out of its way to make things difficult?
Eric Ramos Guerrero discusses coping and navigating the trappings of freedom, examining how 19th and 20th century bohemia informs how we see ourselves in the studio. Questions about how one should navigate New York’s bohemian art world that are unanswerable by those in attendance will be directed to a spirit that we will communicate through a glass and lettered board.
Is it all worth it?
Pre-meeting listening and viewing:
Music playlist via YouTube
1. The Boho Dance Joni Mitchell
2. The India Song Big Star
3. I Want to Break Free Queen
4. Walk on the Wildside Lou Reed
5. Samson and Delilah (aria) Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix Klaus Nomi
6. Caravan Van Morrison 14. Know Your Chicken Cibo Motto
7. Frankly, Mr. Shankly The Smiths 15. Downtown The b-52’s
8. All the Young Dudes David Bowie 16. Wasn’t Born to Follow The Byrds
9. Don’t Kiss Me Goodbye Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle
10. Into My Own Thing Sly & the Family Stone
11. The Way We Get By Spoon
12. Tu Davilla 666
13. Fame and Fortune Graham Coxon
14. Know Your Chicken Cibo Motto
15. Downtown The b-52’s
16. Wasn’t Born to Follow The Byrds
Divination playlist via You Tube
1. Fortune Teller The Hollies
2. Troubles of My Own Fats Domino
3. Deja Vu Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
4. Ouija Board Morrissey
5. Crystal Ball Styx
6. Close Encounters Bats for Lashes
7. Cool Song No.2 mgmt
8. Magic Olivia Newton John
9. Blue Eyed Here Pixies
Spirit of the glass. so scary don’t do it. (Via You Tube)
About the Artist:
Eric Ramos Guerrero is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York City. He was born in the Philippines and moved to California where he received a BA from San Diego State University. He then attend The School of The Art Institute of Chicago where he received his BFA in 2006. The following year he moved to New York where Ramos Guerrero completed his MFA from Columbia University in 2009. Ramos Guerrero has shown his work in New York at The Drawing Center, El Museo Del Barrio, White Box, The Ise Cultural Foundation, The Fisher Landau Center for Art, The Knockdown Center and internationally at the Inside-Out Museum, Beijing, China, Pongnoi Art Space, Chiang Mai, Thailand, The Centro Cultural De La Raza in Mexico and Chelsea College in London.
2MF, co-run by artists Sonya Derman and Maria Stabio, is a practice that encourages pro-emotive and ante-academic conversation among artists in New York City. Collaborating each month with selected facilitating thinkers, 2MF organizes monthly community meetings – open and participatory experiences – alongside post-meeting discussion aired and archived at Clocktower Radio. More information is available at 2manyfeelings.com.