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Our next show is SATURDAY OCTOBER 18TH at The House Of Collection

THE LIVING INSTALLATION/DRAWATHON 11 years strong……..The Living Installation is a unique community project that has manifested itself for 11 years,  transforming a wide variety of spaces such as the New Museum and Chelsea Art museum, Kenny Scharf’s cosmic cavern, the Whitney Museum, Gasser Grunert Gallery, Teatro Iatti , ABC No Rio and the Dumbo Arts Fesival.

Our next show is SATURDAY OCTOBER 18TH at The House Of Collection/ the most unusual amazing out of this world venue in the heart of Williamsburg, the house contains over 1000 odd and lovely antiques….

BODY PARTS/ HUMAN DOLLS/7 bodies/7 hours…….

Michael Alan and team will create shapes and forms using flesh to create illusions of  the flesh, triple legged ladies, half man/ half chick, arms over arms, breasts over breasts parts being used in ways unheard …..This happening will be 7 hours long, Michael will direct the team of models and troops and create wild human sculptures for a audience of all. Grab a ticket now, this is a rsvp event…….we do this only a few times a year so grab a spot a get ready for the best time in the city!!!!! 6pm- 1am.


The Living Installation has provided artists and spectators a singular opportunity to experience the flow of raw creativity and stimulates the creative process by providing sensory nourishment to all the senses simultaneously.


The Living Installation/Drawathon has created a long lasting artistic community where many individuals have formed lasting connections in an environment of communal creativity and shared inspiration and experience. This event encapsulates all elements of the artistic experience and causes them to unfold in an extended moment, concentrating and expanding time . Prepare to enter a mesmerizing and soul expanding mindscape that is the unique New York City event.


There is nothing else like the Living Installation, it has its own place on the art map in New York city, Why? Where are you going to see a space transformed, into a drug free, merry, magical victory over the mundane, where all are welcome. Not since Andy Wahols Factory has there been a happening this intense and magical.

Selected Recent Press

The Huffington Post

The Village Voice

Marie Claire Italia


The Huffington Post

Crudo Magazine

The New York Times

Youtube Video

Our Statement

The Living Installation is a Brooklyn-born, artist collective/performance/NYC art staple. Artist, Michael Alan, was born in Bushwick and was raised in Brooklyn and Staten Island primary goal to keep New York, New York,he  has even taught two summer courses on the project at the School of Visual Arts as an intensive.

The Living Installation is a public art happening where humans are turned into living sculpture for an audience of all. It is a free-spited project where artists, collectors, art enthusiasts, and children come and make art along side each other. The project has the diversity of being DIY, raw, and shocking and then stripping all the way down to having a show at the New Museum with children circling around the show. It could be so wild, captivating and raw and at the same time could be family-friendly and surrounded by strollers.

The focus of the Living Installation is to show that humans can do anything working together with positive energy and strength. People get together and through community creativity happens. The Living Installation is not a play, it is not an alternative drawing class, and it is not social event to get drunk at. It is a serious trip/adventure/experience that lasts from day into the night. It converges many forms of expression and topics such as dance, music, live painting, choreography, sculpture, culture, spoken word, politics, comedy, the times, and life. It is multi-faceted and emotion evoking.

Our most recent performance was at the New Museum in May and was featured in the New Museum’s current edition of The Paper. For the last ten years we have done shows at the Chelsea museum, Kenny Scharf’s Cosmic Cavern, The Whitney, The Gershwin Hotel, The Dumbo Arts Center, Baffo Art Center, Teatro IATI , Millenium/La Mama, The House of Collection, ABC No Rio, Gasser Grunert Gallery, McCaig-Welles gallery, Jack the Pelican gallery, Eastern District gallery in Bushwick, rooftops throughout NYC, and even at Michael Alan’s home.

The show is set to original music with collaborations with artists such as Kenny Scharf, Meredith Monk, members of Wu-Tang, Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedy’s, Ariel Pink, Japanther, Odd Nosdam, The Boredoms, and Tommy Ramone.

We have been fortunate to have our photos featured in Bomb, The NY Times movie, The Huffington Post, Artefuse, Art Forum, The Creators Project, Brooklyn Vegan, the Village Voice, and Marie Claire Italy, just to name a few publications.