MIKE SHINE AT WHITE WALLS
886 GEARY STREET · SAN FRANCISCO, CA
White Walls is pleased to present Flotsam’s Harvest by Mike Shine. The exhibit will be free and open to the public for viewing through April 6, 2013.
Flotsam’s Harvest will be a sweeping installation of street art, paintings, films, a medicine show performance and the launching of Shine’s graphic novella. Each aspect of the show will provide different coded tips and hints, offered to help viewers solve the dark “World Riddle” posed by Friedrich Nietzsche in his book, Thus Spake Zarathustra.
The illustrated hardcover novella which the show takes its name from is the tale of Dr. Flotsam’s encounters with ten people throughout the course of history. Written as a “mental screenplay,” its pages contain layered clues to the World Riddle. In addition, proverbs and “Flotsamisms,” which also provide clues, will be posted regularly on the web, at Flotsamsharvest.com.
At the end of the Harvest exhibition, viewers’ answers to the World Riddle will be reviewed by Dr. Flotsam. And winner(s) will be awarded paintings as prizes.
Dr. Flotsam and his roving band of carny bastards (comprised of thugs, musicians, singers, and four statuesque Nordic valkyries) have performed at SFMOMA, 941 Geary, and are annual regulars at the SF Outside Lands festival, where they have their own stage/installation/medicine show/roots music mini festival, called “Dr. Flotsam’s Hell Brew Revue.”