THE CACOPHONY SOCIETY
From 1991-1999, I served as “Grand Instigator” of the Los Angeles lodge of the Cacophony Society, a national network of art-provocateurs and urban explorers responsible for founding the Burning Man festival and serving as prototype for “Project Mayhem” in Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club. (Video above: LA Cacophony at Burning Man.)
In 2012, I was the lead designer for a retrospective on the Cacophony Society at Grand Central Art Center, in Santa Ana, California, and contributed materials to the 2014 exhibition “Böse Clowns – Evil Clowns” at Dortmunder U – Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität, in Dortmund, Germany.
There’s also a nice 2012 documentary Into the Zone, the Story of the Cacophony Society, in which I can be seen blathering, as well as this book, and this book and this ’90s-era online photo-album specific to events in LA.
More here Spring 2017.