Tomorrow night, we hope you'll join us to celebrate the curious ghostly afterlife of Michael Jackson with a special birthday celebration sponsored by Hendrick's Gin and featuring videos, karaoke, a piñata (see image!) and a talk by Shannon Taggart on the special status of the ghost of MJ in the spiritualist community?
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Michael Jackson piñata pictured above--to be bashed tomorrow!--by Karla Varg, Anna Avorgadri and Carmen Figueroa!
Michael Jackson Betwixt/Between: Illustrated Presentation and Michael Jackson Karaoke Birthday Party sponsored by Hendrick’s Gin with karaoke, videos and an illustrated talk by Shannon Taggart on "the curious afterlife of Michael Jackson"
Date: Friday, August 29
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: The Morbid Anatomy Museum (424A Third Ave, Brooklyn)
Please join us to celebrate the birthday of Michael Jackson with a very special night of drinks, music videos, and karaoke sponsored by Hendrick's Gin and featuring a talk by Shannon Taggart on "the curious afterlife of Michael Jackson."
Taggart began to contemplate the curious life and afterlife of Michael Jackson after photographing a number of Spiritualist mediums who reported channeling the spirit of the King of Pop. Her presentation will consider Michael’s ambiguous dead/alive status and explore him as the ultimate liminal figure, one who blurs a number of binary oppositions. Materials drawn from popular culture will be used to demonstrate his status as a contemporary mythical figure and reveal his clear parallels with the gods, saints and shamans of the past.
Shannon Taggart is a photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her photographs have been exhibited and featured internationally including the publications TIME, the New York Times Magazine and Newsweek. She is a programmer in residence at the Morbid Anatomy Museum.