Tex Rubinowitz, New York, 2001
Hardcover, Colored plates throughout, 11 x 7 x 0.5 inches.
At 6 o'clock one morning, Austrian art group gelitin suctioned out a window on one of the top floors of the World Trade Center, shunted out a narrow balcony constructed of smuggled building materials, and posed on it while a helicopter flew by and took their photographs. An unbelievable, completely illegal, and fully secret stunt when it was performed, The B-Thing is now unbearably surreal, weirdly prescient, and forever unrepeatable. gelitin is a group of four artists from Vienna. They are known for creating sensational art events in the tradition of Relational Aesthetics.