Performance "Only Off Bravo" by artist Trong G. Nguyen
Thursday, July 01 2010 - Friday, August 27 2010
Only Off Bravo is a project produced by Trong Gia Nguyen for No Longer Empty's "Sixth Borough" exhibition. Only Off Bravo is a playful, critical parody of Bravo's art world reality TV show Work of Art. Every week, Nguyen records a different viewing party that watches and reacts to the episodes. The artist, who also participated on the show as a contestant, subsequently broadcasts the alternative episodes the same weekend exclusively on Governors Island, using an old television placed in the kitchen. The viewer hears both the dialogue from the show as well as the immediate commentary and response from the viewers. The notion of reality television is literally turned inside out in the Sixth Borough, where one reality exists within and independent of another.
The Sixth Borough