The Amazing Brett Loudermilk
February 26, 6:30pm
welcomes Brett Loudermilk as part of the exhibition
My Heart's Ass, curated by Davy Rothbart.
Out review of event
Loudermilk is one of today's top sideshow performers and authority
on the strange, the odd and the bizarre. He will discuss what it was like
growing up in a Pentecostal Faith Healing tent show, traveling in the
last carnival Ten-in-One sideshow in America, and how he became the youngest
sword swallower in the world. Brett will perform select pieces from his
one-man show and will answer any questions the audience may have. Not
only is the event free, but as a bonus after all questions have been addressed,
visitors will be shown the Egress.
Brett started his
journey into the world of the strange, the odd, the macabre and the bizarre
at the very early age of eight. He has quickly become a leading personality
in an almost underground world. The past eleven years for Brett have been
a life absorbed in variety entertainment. With encyclopedic knowledge
of sideshows of yesteryear, the performers that worked them, and the venues
that they inhabited, he has served as a consultant for many performers
are free and open to the public.
291 Church Street, NYC, 10013
t. 212 431 5270
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exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol
Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Edith
C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection
Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and with public funds from
the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State
Council on the Arts.