(Play this with a 1 second pause for the best effect.)
This performance/installation, curated by Daria Brit Shapiro, is part of White Box's summer Six Feet Under series. The exhibitions are meant to be seen through the window from the street after the opening, and features six curators choosing six artists over six weeks.
Ryan was blasting metal, e.g., Iron Maiden, for this two hour performance. Here is a quote from the press release:
For his play on the theme of Six Feet Under, Ryan Humphrey will use White Box as an indoor freestyle BMX facility where he will regress to his creative years before becoming a fine artist. He will assault the architecture with his bicycle, try new maneuvers, mark up the walls and leave skid marks on the floors thus signaling the demise of the clean white gallery space and the economic system that fuels it. Bring on the death of capital. Bring on Mad Max. Bring on the demise of western civilization and say goodbye to your precious art objects.
I should note that Ryan shows with my friends at DCKT Contemporary.
Updated: James has a post on Ryan too.