On Saturday, July 28, 2018, The Watermill Center hosted TIME BOMB: The 25th Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction, honoring the late Pierre Berge. Described as an enchanted forest and performance art extravaganza, the Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit unites the worlds of art, performance, music, theatre, design, architecture and fashion. All funds raised support The Center’s year-round Artist Residency and Education Programs that provide a unique environment for young and emerging artists to explore and develop new work.
This year, the Center’s eight-and-a-half acre grounds showcased nearly 30 site-specific works and performances curated in tribute to Berge’s exceptional life and work by artists including: Kira Alker & Elke Luyten, Laurie Anderson, Davide Balliano, Yto Barrada (courtesy the artist & Pace Gallery), Bäst, Oliver Beer, Tania Bruguera, Anne Carson, CocoRosie, Inga Galinyte, Miles Greenberg & Nile Harris, A.M. Homes, Jenny Holzer, Dawn Kasper (courtesy David Lewis Gallery), Amy Khoshbin, Christopher Knowles, Baboo Liao & Adrian Damian & Mariano Marquez, Lydia Lunch & Weasel Walter, Wangechi Mutu, NoodleRice, OSGEMEOS, Anna Papathanasiou, Cleon Peterson, Flavio Pezzotti, Reynold Reynolds & Patrick Jolley, Georgia Sagri, Annamaria & Marzio Sala (courtesy Kolumba, Köln), Stephen Shanabrook, Naomi Shihab Nye, Shoplifter a.k.a. Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir . Dimitrii Staev, Paul Thek, Tassy Thompson, Naama Tsabar with Kristin Müller, Basco Vazko, Carlos Vela-Prado, and Nari Ward (courtesy the artist & Lehmann Maupin, New York & Hong Kong). All performances, installations and video works are curated by Noah Khoshbin and Ivan Cheng.
Cinematography and Editing by Leonie Sakuth & Lovis Ostenrik
Music by Mitya Staev