Michael Alan Speaks – People Listen / Human Art
Streets Are Saying Things has been following this genius for many years. There is a deep seeded story behind the man Michael Alan.
There are many that have a gift, but not of the caliber of Alan, and it’s really worth following the genius that this man is able to translate from his art. Visit his installation and share the genius. This is the beginning of a legend.
The Living Installation started 9 years ago. I was thinking of animating my drawings, at the same time I wanted to open a flood gate in the New York Art scene. It was too plastic, there were not many places for people to gather and meet. Working with people, and turning friends, enemies, lovers, models, artists, the press, and pretty much anyone into a moving sculpture seemed to be the way to bring my art to life.
It started in an arena where many people came to draw and vibe at these long 12 hour punky and gritty N.Y happenings.I did it just to do it. I had a prior life as a club owner and wanted to do something positive in the art community. I knew how to get people together, and my mind is wild work in progress. Painting, shifting, and transforming flesh is a great way to step up your game. Working on music and building full worlds live in 9 hours can really make you faster in your natural world. It is extreme. I became a big performer in the show, and got hurt pretty badly. I lost the lower part of my spine. I am still at it, climbing, howling, and pushing. We are all Living Installations, we are more than property, more than buildings, we are living and breathing walks of life!