Terrance Lindall: Grand End of the World 2012 Celebration
Famed surrealist artist Terrance Lindall invites you to his End of the World Costume Ball, sometime around Halloween 2012. The ball, that is. The consumation of the ages is scheduled that year for December 21st, on the other side of the International Date Line from where I live, meaning the date here in Seoul will already be the 22nd, so I suppose the East Asian world will escape the end. But those of you on yesterday's side of the International Date Line won't want to miss Terrance's "Big Send-Off." He's even inviting suggestions already, for this will be a very, very big event, global if not cosmic, depending on what one means by "world":
I want to know how YOU envision THE END OF THE WORLD! In many cultures the world is predicted to end in 2012, so why not celebrate it with BIG send-off!!!! Artists will gather in FALL 2012 at the . . . END OF THE WORLD in Williamsburg Brooklyn to celebrate it with a BIG SEND-OFF!Terrance's last big celebration, arguably about the very origin of the world, was his 2008 Milton Festival:
In 2008 I created the world's largest ever Milton Festival, covered or mentioned by major papers around the world including a major article in the NY Times (1,000,000+ subscribers). The NY Times even captioned my show on their FRONT PAGE, not usually done for any art shows!I happened to be on Terrance's Paradise Lost Committee, where I was charged with the responsibility of taking credit for the work done by others. Maybe I can finagle my way into that position again. I can certainly use the good publicity, and the end of the world should be even bigger news . . . if there's anybody around afterwards to read about it. But the possibility of total annihilation is all the more reason to attend before the end! If you miss this last chance to celebrate, you'll have no excuse, for you've been forewarned!
Lindall lists several "Possible Endings for the World," including that most ubiquitous knight among the four horsemen of the apocalypse, "War." Perhaps war in the troubled Middle East:
Look at the Middle East where countries are in a rush to get weapons to "protect themselves." All it would take is one lunatic! Have you noticed any lunatics in the Middle East?Hmmm . . . a tough question, but I'll give it some thought. Suggestions welcome on that point. Meanwhile, those interested in attending the festivities should apply sometime this coming September for entry to the Grand End of the World 2012 Costume Ball Celebration.
Hurry, for time's wingéd chariot draweth nigh . . .