Fringe performance artist Brian Feldman, whose pieces were often designed for an audience of one (BFF and Dishwasher) was brutally attacked this past weekend after exiting a bus near his home. His sister Adrienne described the assault:
“Brian was attacked by a gang in Washington DC as he was getting off a bus one block from his home with his bicycle. They beat him and kicked him to the ground and kept kicking him in the head until he was unconscious. They also stole his bike. The bus driver called an ambulance. He woke up in the hospital.
“He has a concussion, a broken nose, a sub galeal hematoma, and broken vertebrae in his lumbar spine in addition to cuts and abrasions. He is so lucky to still be alive.
“My dad went up to be with him and to help take care of him since he has been discharged from the hospital. He is also looking around for a different place to live since he now doesn’t feel as safe where he is at.”
He has mounting medical bills, and will be unable to work for a considerable time, she reports.
Contributions and messages of support can be made on his GoFundMe page.