You may not know the THNK1994 Museum by name, but you probably heard about the exhibition they curated in 2015, which was inspired by the legendary feud between Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan. And you definitely heard about last year’s, which centered around the concept of the Olsen twins hiding from paparazzi behind large objects. Lucky for us, the Brooklyn-based, pop culture infused art initiative, which is run by roommates Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen, is back for a third round. And this time, they’ve chosen a stranger, more obscure cultural phenomenon to reference: Kim Cattrall, but not, you know, Sex and the City Kim Cattrall. No, their latest undertaking is based on real-life Kim Cattrall in this one very specific, very ridiculous YouTube clip.
“It is perhaps the greatest YouTube video ever made. In this 42-second long clip we see a rare glimpse of Kim at home, is she just like us? Ordering Seamless and plowing through Netflix? She is absolutely not and how dare you think she would be,” reads a statement by the Harkins and Olen. “On the surface, it is simply a clip from a mid-2000’s documentary featuring Kim Cattrall performing a section of ‘The Little Dog’s Day’ by Rupert Brooke accompanied on the upright bass by her then partner Mark Levinson (inventor of sound for Lexus sedans). But If you open your heart and let it get under your skin it will begin to move through your blood and burrow into your bones.”
Aptly named “Yama Kippi Yay Bo!: A Celebration Of Kim Cattrall Or More Specifically This Youtube Clip”, the show will run from May 5 through June 3 at a storefront at 1436 Atlantic Avenue — a departure from earlier exhibitions, which have taken place in either the pair’s hallway or an abandoned doctor’s office. Modeled after what they imagine “Kim Cattrall’s non-primary pied-à-terre” to look like, works will include a hand-painted tarot deck by Rosa Escandon and a painting of Cattrall as Rosie the Riveter by Derek Covington-Smith. There will also, of course, be performances, including a “Samantha Jones monologue booth” and readings of “Kim-inspired poetry.” Bring your own cosmopolitans and be sure to wear khaki and denim.