Insomniacs Need Art

For Xchange, the Nasher’s citywide public art project, only two locals were selected to create work. One was solo artist, activist and Observer Mastermind winner Vicki Meek. The other was Good/Bad Art Collective, a group of wonderfully peculiar souls. Their work/play attitude and hyperactive creativity led to some of Denton’s most beloved art experiences of the ’90s and early aughts. At rest for more than a decade, the team put their jerseys back on for this Nasher victory lap. We saw the first stage of the project in October, when they invited the public to a borrowed downtown studio space and filmed them doing odd acts. Much later Thursday (technically 3 a.m. Friday), you can watch Good/Bad’s final product when it airs on late-night television. Designed as an infomercial, CURTAINS premieres on KTXA Channel 21, when you’re at your most vulnerable. Promising an existential secret available through a toll-free number, this piece of public art mixes media with longing, technology with storytelling, and it gives us a look at what Good/Bad can do, now that it’s all grown-up. You’ll want to stay up and tune in for the half-hour program. It’s one of the most interesting pieces we’ve seen in Nasher Xchange. Visit
Thu., Feb. 6, 2014