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ricmarin

ARTIST

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ABOUT ME

Username

ricmarin


Name

Richard Newton


Birth year

1948


Country

United States of America


Website

http://watchinginthedark.com/


Description

Richard Newton, a.ka. Ric Marin, was born in Oakland, California, 1948. Mr. Newton has shown artworks, artists’ books, films & video and presented live performances and site specific installations throughout the world. His one-of-a-kind books were shown at DOCUMENTA in Kassel, Germany. In the 1975 performance, I take you to a room in Brawley and we smell onions, Mr. Newton presented himself as a bride, a prostitute and an artist enslaved by success. The performance explored objectification, male-female and transgender identity. Some performances by Mr. Newton have found him in unusual places. For the 1980 PUBLIC SPIRIT FESTIVAL, the audience found him performing behind a chained door in a downtown derelict hotel. Titled, Get Under The Table, Don’t Look at the Windows, this performance dealt with family relationships, the nature of infinity and the threat of nuclear destruction or self-destruction by way of alcoholism.


I have joined the Memfest community becasue i am interested in

moving toward the light.


Faculty

none


Education

engineering-philosophy-art


Working place

studio


Collaborators

Scarlett Rouge


Music I like

birds


Books I like

Curious George


Films I like

The Day the Earth Stood Still, 1951.


People I like

family, friends, people walking in town


COMRADES