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Life After Goremaxx

For the 48 Hour Film Project Boston 2016, we created this short film titled “Life After Goremaxx.” The categories we drew were Coming Of Age Story and/or Martial Arts Film. The required line of dialog was “What’s that supposed to mean?” The required prop was an envelope, and the required character was Pierre or Paulette […]

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The Sorry One & Tiny Little Life

In August of 2012, Harvey Loves Harvey escaped to a cabin in the woods of Vermont for a week. Our collaboration spans two cities and states, so we rarely qualify for artist residencies. So we made our own. The cabin was solar-powered, with no phone reception and far from any town. It was the perfect […]

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Rules For The Performance Of Guitar Chords: Would Harvey Loves Harvey Approve?

For our exhibition What Are We Doing? at Gallery Kayafas in January of 2011, we showed the final version of our piece “Would Sol LeWitt Approve?” For that piece, we created a musical response to the work of Sol LeWitt by performing all permutations of four guitar chords. For the opening reception of our exhibition, we invited the band Soccer Momto perform […]

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Every Permutation Of Four Guitar Chords, Performed Live And Uninterrupted: Would Sol LeWitt Approve?

This video piece was part of a two-part exhibition co-presented by MASS MoCA and Cabinet Magazine, curated by Regine Basha, who asked the question: This is a call to those who share an affinity with Sol LeWitt’s legacy as a conceptual artist, to those who knew him and those who did not — to anyone who has ever […]

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After Sherman’s March

In 2009 Harvey Loves Harvey finished work on a documentary based on Ross McElwee’s award-winning 1986 film Sherman’s March. This project, titled After Sherman’s March begins: “Sometimes I drink a little too much, and I order stuff on Amazon. Packages arrive and I don’t know what they are. This one, it seems, is a film I watched with my […]

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Harvey Loves Harvey Presents UNWOUND Live September 11, 2001 Recorded Live May 12, 2007

On September 10, 2001, Harvey Loves Harvey were in Boston celebrating Jason’s birthday. We spent the day in Hyde Square for the annual festivities, watching mariachi bands, drinking beer and spending time with close friends. As was our custom, Matt had given Jason tickets to see Unwound the next night — repayment for tickets a year previous […]

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An Interactive Exploration Of The Response To The Random Increase Or Decrease Of Finances: Money Ain’t Nuthin’!

This piece presents the two members of Harvey Loves Harvey as they wait for input from the audience. Viewers can choose either Jason or Matt by pressing arcade buttons. Once a Harvey is chosen, they are either given money or have some taken away, and they respond accordingly. Is there any value in winning? What […]

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Passion!

Responding to a series of questions from the Praxis project, Harvey Loves Harvey created a set of video shorts in answer to some questions. The best of these was the video resonding to the question: “What do you have the most passion for, and why?” In this video, we have adapted our artist-as-businessman identity for a sleazier, […]

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Book Club

Harvey Loves Harvey is teaming up with the great Lee Walton to solve a mystery. It will take all three men, because this one is tricky. Having procured a copy of Louis Bromfield’s The Strange Case of Miss Annie Spragg, this mystery was cut into thirds and distributed among the artists. Each artist read their section, and then […]

"Serial systems and their permutations function as a narrative that has to be understood. People still see things as visual objects without understanding what they are. They don't understand that the visual part may be boring but it's the narrative that's interesting." 
- Sol LeWitt

A Photographic Study of the Artistic Interpretation of Philosophical Statements by Popular Artists: What Is Meaning?

This project proposes a series of images generated by instructions from a machine designed and built by Harvey Loves Harvey. It is a continuation of a series of ‘Harvey machines’ that serve as meta-artists, and is intended to result in a photographic series. For this project, Harvey Loves Harvey will create a database of phrases […]

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Your Harvey At Work

Brands distinguish things from one another. In marketing, essentially anything can be considered a brand, from a pack of gum or a tube of toothpaste to a magazine, a school, an airline, a hospital, or a country. NBC is a brand. So is Newsweek. Harvard, as one of the world’s most prestigious universities, has done […]

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Notarized

After years of working together, it became clear that the boundaries of Harvey Loves Harvey as an artistic collaboration were being stretched in many directions, and that the core friendship of the two artists was being sacrificed. To this end, Harvey Loves Harvey created a set of legal documents that define their role in each […]

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Harvey Vs. Harvey

Harvey Loves Harvey are co-founding members of The Number Foundation, a New York based collective of artists and illustrators. A major project of The Foundation since 1996 has been the publication of a magazine. Originally called The Number Foundation Magazine, it was re-issued in 2000 under the name Royal Flush with an extravagant party at […]

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An Amount Of Candy The Exact Weight Of The Video Camera Monitoring It. You Cannot Have One.

With inspiration from Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and a high speed internet connection, Harvey placed a pile of candy on a shelf, which was being monitored on the Harvey Loves Harvey website by a webcam, which would update at predetermined intervals. The candy was meant to be taken and online viewers would attempt to catch the thief […]

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W.O.F?

Harvey Loves Harvey is certainly not the first artistic approach to communication, and there is a very long history of the failures of language in academia, literature, theatre and cinema. One of our favorites is Abbott and Costello’s classic “Who’s On First?” comedy routine. For W.O.F.?, we decided to use this routine as the ideal […]

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A Small Act Of Proof

During the finalization of the PROOF project, Harvey was invited to participate in a mail-art show in Texas. The theme of the show was ‘Rivers and Bridges’, and works could be loosely based on that subject. Using similar methods to PROOF, A SMALL ACT OF PROOF lasted for five mailings before it was forwarded to […]

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Could Harvey Be Harvey?

Freud talked about the “uncanny”, where certain things would resonate primally as unexplainably disturbing: twins, feelings of deja vu. In ‘COULD HARVEY BE HARVEY’, we were trying to create a moment of uncanny for the viewer. At first glance everything appears normal but there is something not quite right. We repeated a conversation about literally […]

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Ego Rock and the Grunge Scene