M.River & T.Whid Art Associates' 99 Steps to Contemporary Art in Your Bedroom (Even in This Room, Insulated From the Laws of The External City, One May Find Oneself Lost in a Crowd...)

The Second 10 Steps Eiffel Tower vs. 10cc

11. Draw a short arrow straight up from Position One (AKA Lascaux). The area of the wall that this arrow is pointing to will now be know as Position Two ( AKA Eiffel). Please write this name in this area. date:

12. Paris is burning, or was I am told. I can 'see' the city, with the Spaniard Picasso. I 'see' his small studio in Paris and wonder how he felt to be a stranger during the occupation. I 'see' a boat on the ocean with the Frenchman Duchamp. I 'see' his small studio in New York (it is so close to me, I could jump on my bike and be there before lunch). I wonder how he felt to be a stranger during the last stages of modernity. Once this Step is read follow the same procedure of marking numbers and circling names stated above. I'll be right back. I am going to ride my bike over to look at what was the front of Duchamp's studio on 14th Street. Wait for me here. date:

13. This is the Thirteenth Step and although I am not superstitious, I must tell you that the instructions have become unhinged now. Please cross out the name Position Two (AKA Eiffel). This was a misstep. Please rename Position Two after my favorite work of art: 10cc of Paris Air. date:

14. Draw a large circle around Position Two (AKA 10cc...). date:

15. Yes, this is better now. My voice of instruction is gone and I may be conversational now. Please draw a smiley face within the circle of Position Two (AKA 10cc...). date:

16. Yes, I am in your bedroom and we are going to be at this for a while so...let's put on some music for this Step (in Brooklyn, as I write this, I have put on track 7 of Macro Dub Infection Vol. 2.). I am using the CD drive of my computer to play this music as I type these words into the computer. I hope that the sound will become embedded into this text. date:

17. Write down the name of what you are listening to in Position Two (AKA 10cc...). date:

18. Any name from Position One (AKA Lascaux) that does not receive an asterisk (*) should be copied down in Position Two (AKA 10cc...). date:

19. Lie on your bed and stare at the wall you have been working on. Listen to music. If there is no bed in your bedroom, lie on the floor. If there is no music playing, hum. date:

20. Close you eyes... date:

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