RE/Search Pranks 2 Book Release in Jersey City

Ron English

A second New York City area RE/Search Pranks 2 book release event will take place on Saturday, February 3rd at The 58gallery in Jersey City, NJ. The first Pranks 2 event is on Thursday, February, 1st at Bluestockings in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Saturday, Feb 3, 2007, 8-12pm

PRANKS 2 Book Celebration (RE/Search Publications’ latest book)

The 58gallery
58 Coles Street
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Directions: Grove Street PATH Station
Walk 4 blocks West (Away from NYC) on Newark, turn right on Coles St. Gallery is storefront in middle of block.

PARTY, PANEL and VIDEO SHOWING of excerpts from Ron English’s “Popaganda” and Scott Beale’s “You’d Better Watch Out” documenting the Cacophony Society’s wild “Santarchy” escapade in Portland. (For the past ten years, groups of folks dressed up as Santa Claus have invaded department stores, hotel parties and other events, causing ideological havoc and consumer confusion–anarchic fun! Over the years, the Santas have spread to major cities over the planet.)

Far more than a video show, the Feb 3 evening will encompass a Panel (taking audience Q&A’s) with local New York artists who appear in RE/Search’s newest book, PRANKS 2: Ron English, Julia Solis, the YES MEN (tentative) and JOHN LAW from San Francisco. All interested in RE/Search’s 30 year history, pranks, and cultural subversion in general are urged to attend and meet-and-greet featured pranksters both before and after the show. This is a rare opportunity to engage with prankster pioneers, while supporting the counterculture RE/Search publishing enterprise. PRANKS 2 books available for autographing.

Also from San Francisco, Laughing Squid founder/filmmaker Scott Beale will be present. Special performance by Earl Norman. Listen to Big Empty Ego by Earl Norman and Ron English.

UPDATE: Here are a few photos I shot of the event.