a video by Rachel Rampleman
will be screened at
Socrates Sculpture Park
LIC, NYC VIDEO
(Presented in conjunction with the exhibition L.I.C., NYC )
FINAL SCREENING : 08.05.07
other partipating artists include:
Kate Gilmore l Timothy Hutchings l Sara Jessie Kane
Karsten Krejcarek and Matthew Ronay l Qing Liu
Ivan Monforte l Clifford Owens
Videos will be shown on a large theatre screen – bring your own refreshments and picnic blanket
32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway
Long Island City, NY 11106
Rachel Rampleman’s 30-minute video Poison (My Sister Fucked Bret) documents her sister Sarah candidly telling the story of her intense infatuation with Bret Michaels, frontman for the band Poison, and what happened when she actually hooked up with him. Sarah had been kissing posters of Bret for years. Being with Bret was her ultimate fantasy: she imagined it constantly, but never imagined it would actually happen. Her story of the encounter is humorous and heartbreaking, and the intimate details take on a universal scope as her rockstar fantasy turns into anxiety, self-consciousness and ultimately disenchantment as she discovers that the real-life experience was not what she’d imagined.
Rachel Rampleman, b.1975 in Cincinnatti, Ohio, received her MFA in Studio Art at NYU in 2006. She has been in numerous shows primarily in New York and Cincinnatti, and Poison was recently featured at Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle. Her trailer for Poison on youtube.com has had over 22,000 viewers and continues to generate a strong response.