10x10 Exhibit: Installations Fill Up Storage Units; One Contains Shark Man

New Times Broward-Palm Beach Calendar Editor Mickie Centrone attends and details some of the finest -- and occasionally subpar -- events from a given week. On Saturday, she wandered Lake Worth Storage to see the 10X10 exhibit. 

Damn, a storage facility is an unlikely place to find an art show -- because it's cold (this is not temperature related), eerily quiet, and its insides are boring as all hell to look at. And, yes, this can be felt upon entering Lake Worth Storage, even while this place is hosting the annual 10x10 exhibit, a Kara Walker-Tome-curated art show where more than 15 storage units are transformed into installations for only one night. But then you find an installation and the amazement takes you by giddy surprise: You're staring at a Shark Man. He wears a silver suit, a fin, a hammerhead hat, and goggles. He's swimming through the air attached to a board in what used to be just a crappy storage area (video below).

This, of course, means you can call people installations -- which I guess you can because anything is possible in the art world. In another storage unit, the only added amenity inside the 10X10 space was a man in headphones dancing, with another set of headphones clipped to the side of the wall. He's currently dancing by himself, awaiting a stranger (anyone who's at this event) to dance with him. Hopefully, they can connect through movement alone. Because that's the goal. No talking.

 

Patrick Maxcy & Mike Caldarera show us what the mind of a graffiti artist looks like. Sure beats what our brain on drugs looks like: an egg frying in a pan; damn, PSAs.(Installation: "Graffiti Dream.")
Patrick Maxcy & Mike Caldarera show us what the mind of a graffiti artist looks like. Sure beats what our brain on drugs looks like: an egg frying in a pan; damn, PSAs.(Installation: "Graffiti Dream.")
Photo by Reed Fischer
The nature room scared me. I had no idea why until I read Laura Atria's statement on "Vondermier's Valley": "When we are long gone and all of our machines have failed us, Mother Nature will still prevail, without flaw." Death issues.
The nature room scared me. I had no idea why until I read Laura Atria's statement on "Vondermier's Valley": "When we are long gone and all of our machines have failed us, Mother Nature will still prevail, without flaw." Death issues.
Photo by Reed Fischer
The bassist of Sweet Bronco (fem on the right): "Religion has to die! To die!" So she threw the word "religion" into the casket.
The bassist of Sweet Bronco (fem on the right): "Religion has to die! To die!" So she threw the word "religion" into the casket.
Photo by Reed Fischer
This was part of Steve Backhus' "The Electric Casket Gallery, Phase Two: Funeral" installation. The artist himself was writing words in red then tossing them onto the ground -- words like: oil, I'm sorry, war, big brother, and bull shit.
This was part of Steve Backhus' "The Electric Casket Gallery, Phase Two: Funeral" installation. The artist himself was writing words in red then tossing them onto the ground -- words like: oil, I'm sorry, war, big brother, and bull shit.
Photo by Reed Fischer
These two hat-adoring folks were leaving Sally Ordile's "Ritual (Universal Ruin)."
These two hat-adoring folks were leaving Sally Ordile's "Ritual (Universal Ruin)."
Photo by Reed Fischer
The guy with the flowing flocks: "You have to stay long enough to see Jesus... I see Jesus. It blows my mind." When you stand in front of this pixel wonder, an image of yourself is represented on the screen. (Mark Franz/Brad Lewter: "Pinboard of Meditation")
The guy with the flowing flocks: "You have to stay long enough to see Jesus... I see Jesus. It blows my mind." When you stand in front of this pixel wonder, an image of yourself is represented on the screen. (Mark Franz/Brad Lewter: "Pinboard of Meditation")
Photo by Reed Fischer
Some artgoers' perspectives on Lauren Jacobson's "Teenage Wasteland": smells like beer in here; this room showcases the years 1999 to 2003; and I'm glad I wasn't getting shitfaced with her in high school (last thought by me).
Some artgoers' perspectives on Lauren Jacobson's "Teenage Wasteland": smells like beer in here; this room showcases the years 1999 to 2003; and I'm glad I wasn't getting shitfaced with her in high school (last thought by me).
Photo by Reed Fischer
Because of the proof: A close up of her and her friends getting blasted off their asses.
Because of the proof: A close up of her and her friends getting blasted off their asses.
Photo by Reed Fischer
Here is Misael Soto's "Dance with me (because my love for you would break my heart in two if you should fall into my arms and tremble like a flower)."
Here is Misael Soto's "Dance with me (because my love for you would break my heart in two if you should fall into my arms and tremble like a flower)."
Photo by Reed Fischer
Watching him dance with strangers was a highlight of the night. He kept trying to make eye contact with them, but most weren't having it. This seems to be a successful moment.
Watching him dance with strangers was a highlight of the night. He kept trying to make eye contact with them, but most weren't having it. This seems to be a successful moment.
Photo by Reed Fischer
Dana M. Shores & Gage Branda's "A Shrine to Theory." Hello, Stephen Hawking.
Dana M. Shores & Gage Branda's "A Shrine to Theory." Hello, Stephen Hawking.
Photo by Christina Mendenhall
A close up of the things to worship.
A close up of the things to worship.
Photo by Reed Fischer
This was the map, and the best advice of the night to find the installations went to: "Always go straight. Go straight. When in doubt, go straight."
This was the map, and the best advice of the night to find the installations went to: "Always go straight. Go straight. When in doubt, go straight."
Photo by Reed Fischer
Dead Shark Man. (Installation called "My Blue")
Dead Shark Man. (Installation called "My Blue")
Photo by Christina Mendenhall
Alive Shark Man.
Alive Shark Man.
Photo by Christina Mendenhall
Shark Man with kids.
Shark Man with kids.
Photo by Christina Mendenhall

Watch Shark Man move.


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