It is hard to tell what is performance art and what is not in Bushwick nowadays. Filmmaker/performer Matthew Silver further blurs this line with his performances under the J train. In the video above, called “Heartpocalypse,” Silver suits up as his sign-wielding, street corner lunatic alter-ego and preaches messages of doom and love to the (surprisingly calm) people of Broadway. It is a trip to see him and his Aztec deities causing a ruckus in various familiar spots under the J (especially if you live in that area, like myself).
You can find more videos and some still photos of Silver’s performances on his blog, maninwhitedress.com.