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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 […]

A center-piece of the exhibition are 3 photographs showing the artists re-creating the original photo that Siskind took of Egan. In one photo, Harvey (Matt) photographs Harvey (Jason) in the roles of Siskind and Egan. In another photo, the roles are reversed. In the final (center) image, they both photograph Kayafas as she plays the role of Charles.

Aaron, Arlette, Harvey! Where is Charles?

It was just a scrap of paper, a small photograph lost behind a dresser, a picture of a man sunning himself on the beach. It might be just another family vacation snapshot from a time long ago, were the man not Charles Egan and the photographer not Aaron Siskind. This exhibition began as a collaboration […]

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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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Patriot X

“It is lamentable, that to be a good patriot one must become the enemy of the rest of mankind.” – Voltaire Marking the northern boundary of the United States is a line. Its placement is almost arbitrary, the result of colonial wars and the pronouncements of kings. Yet, to cross this line is incredibly significant: […]

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Live From 14th Street

4 live performances cut live to vinyl! For over 100 years, man has worked to find new and better ways of preserving sound. From the invention of wax cylinders and records, to vinyl discs, magnetic tape and digital playback. For each new way of recording, another becomes outdated. On Saturday, October 8th, intervention artists Harvey […]

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Do You Know What Part Of The Country You’re From? The Lost Archive Of Civil War-era Military Recruiting Advertisements

At the outset of the American Civil War (1861-1865), Americans on both sides of the conflict expected that it would be a short war. Even after the initial battles, and their foreshadowing of a long and bitter war, men still rushed to join both armies. As the war dragged on, into 1862 and then 1863, […]

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The Bridge {refrain}

What would it have been like to have stumbled upon the legendary jazz musician Sonny Rollins playing in the 1960s on the Williamsburg bridge? Harvey Loves Harvey attempted to recreate the experience playing the Sonny Rollins album The Bridge in the center of the Williamsburg bridge, between September 13th and 20th as part of The Work Office, a […]

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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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14 Actions For 14th Street

Buy the 14 Actions For 14th Street book Click here for the “14 Actions For 14th Street” website (Flash, HTML) ACROSS 14TH STREET Over four days in October of 2009, collaborative artists Harvey Loves Harvey created fourteen performance art interventions along 14th Street in Manhattan. Each of these vignettes was created based on a moment in the history […]

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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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A Heart Divided

For The 48 Hour Film Project Harvey Loves Harvey worked with a great team of artists and filmmakers to produce “A Heart Divided” — a Civil War bromance. Over the course of 2 days, HLH wrote and starred in the piece, which was directed by Jeffu Warmouth and Paul Concemi; produced by James Manning, edited by Charlie Roberts, shot […]

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ATM Xmas Party

“As a matter of principle, there seems to be good reason to expand the public forum well beyond streets and parks. In the modern era, other places have increasingly come to occupy the role of traditional public forums. The mass media, including the Internet, have become far more important than streets and parks as arenas […]

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Wanted!

What does it mean to hang a “wanted” poster on a lamp-post? What can be communicated by a Xeroxed flier with tear-off tags bearing a phone number? In our hyper-paranoid world, how much attention are people actually paying to the world around them? If you see something, will you say something? For “WANTED!” the members […]

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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, […]

"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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An Interactive Study Of Dining Activities Without Consequence: Eat Or Be Eaten?

This piece was created as a variation of the full-sized “Naughty Or Nice?” piece for a specific installation context. The Edible Art fundraising event requested a Harvey Loves Harvey piece, and we decided to re-make “Naughty Or Nice?” using food (to fit the theme of the event). Thus, like “Naughty Or Nice?”, “Eat Or Be […]

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An Interactive Study Of Human Response To Mediated Actions Without Consequence: Naughty Or Nice?

In our daily lives we are presented with many options at any given moment. How does society keep order? What is it, other than fear of punishment, that influences these decisions in our every interaction? Social order among a group of individuals is imposed by the state, but there is also another powerful force at […]

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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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Proof

During the creation of the CONTROL pieces, Harvey was often challenged on the ‘truth’ of their projects – a fact that was not lost on the same artists already engaged in the ‘two sides of the same story’ project in Extra-Medium. In resonse, methods were sought to verify the works as authentic. The first project […]

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A Multi-Planar Study Of Involuntary Response To The Lateral Impact Of Domestic Objects: Is It Funny?

The television show “America’s Funniest Home Videos” began as soon as the camcorder became affordable for the average family. It is quite possibly one of the longest running reality shows on television, and shows no sign of getting canceled anytime soon. It has relied on the pain can be funny formula for years, a majority […]

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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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Bang Head Here

There is a simple phrase, with many variations, that we’ve all heard many times: “Like banging your head against a wall.” It is a raw and illustrative description of frustration, and of the sheer futility of so much of life. Harvey Loves Harvey created “Bang Head Here” out of that frustration. The piece is deceptively […]

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Rear Defrost

In 1991, David Cronenberg’s film “Naked Lunch” hit the art theatres. While not the first time that nostalgia for the Beats popped up in the mainstream, the film had great impact on the boys of Harvey. As the Beats re-entered the mainstream over the next few years, their ideas and methods thoroughly saturated the project […]