“Michael Alan is the kind of buoyant, visionary artist that comes around once in a generation. His constant innovation and creative interdisciplinary genius inspires all who meet him.” ART-NERD New York



Michael Alan’s Living Installation


Odder and funner then ever…………..

“You only live 3000 times so have fun dumby!”

Sat Oct 3rd



@Barnaby’s Home of Mystery

55 Bethune Street, apartment h215

NY NY 10014 West Beth {West village}



What is Sanity? Who cares, lets get wild, with out the anger and art angst. 7 naked wild bodies will create stereotypical mental New Yorkers while Alan turns then upside down…….using his wild brush, of paint, marker, glue, papers, cloths, toothpaste, hairspray, toys, dolls, lipstick, baby powder, weed….etc…..

Characters like , Itchy-scratchy- Horny……Wild- guns, Nerves, sleepy unicorn….and many more……..

Hours of lovely bliss…….we all do the same things in life…….. come take a vacation and let us trip your mind….free high, no drugs needed…………Join us……..

Ticket only event. 6pm on——————click bellow 1 x for one ticket 2 x for 2 etc.

Come watch, draw, listen, zone out for a 7 hour live happening like no other demented mike alan show. Enter into the rear window and watch as they act out the most surreal acts you have ever seen. 

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 Gothamist 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.