“Grapefruit Piece” features myself air guitaring to John Fahey and Led Zeppellin. Like a teenager locked up in his room, imagining himself as a rock star, I rythmically demolice a grapefruit. Drawing on elements of the teenage imagination, rebellion, and feelings of being misunderstood, this piece operates as a larger metaphor for the absurdity of art making. It also references the magic trick whereby the magician creates an illusion that seems real. In this way, it is sly reference to the ritual of making art.
charley friedman, copyright