Sunday, November 1, 2009
MONAD ART COLLECTIVE
The MONAD BLOG narrative maps our trail from Smalltown, USA, to Downtown, NYC. It’s a no holds barred chronicle of our outrageous life in the East Village counterculture.
MONAD BLOG examines the vibrant cultural diversity and eclecticism of the East Village in the eighties. The intellectual productivity of this period was enormous; in a fourteen-block radius there were sixty art galleries, seven clubs for experimental music and performance, and five art movie houses. Read the MONAD BLOG, updated every Monday, to learn how a bunch of skinny teenagers came together and cooked up a bona fide art renaissance. The non fiction MONAD BLOG chronicles our youth as loving, sensual and wildly controversial underground musicians, painters, and performance artists.
The East Village, 1983–1989 was America’s Weimar. We transformed Avenue A into a phantasmagoric circus of art and intellect. The nightclub scene was our point of entry into the downtown culture blender: Stone Age mystics mixed with speed freaks and junkies, beautiful underage prostitutes rubbed shoulders with Beat Generation poets and New York School painters, movie stars and literary lions mobbed downtown clubs. Tout NY was eager to tap the East Village zeitgeist.