Paranoia Man In A Rat Fink Room
Exhibition, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, USA.
Storefront for Art and Architecture is closing its doors for good due to the ridiculous cost of New York real estate.
But before this happens, Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe have arranged for an interim scenario by way of extensive immersive installations. The Rat Fink Room, the first dedicated stand-up comedy club on planet earth, opened in the city in 1963.
Its proprietors imagined an ad hoc gathering place where two-bit insult comics settled scores and pushed the limits of good taste.
In the spirit of its history, Freeman and Lowe have converted a bathroom into a surveillance headquarters that keeps audio/video recordings of the last days of Storefront.