Performance and video artist Kalup Linzy‘s much-anticipated daytime soap opera debut on ABC’s General Hospital takes place today at 3pm. Linzy, who has work on view in the recently opened Contemporary Art from the Collection exhibition at MoMA, told the Orlando Sentinel, “One of my biggest dreams has come true.” According to the article, James Franco, who plays the artist Franco on the show, is responsible for Linzy’s opportunity to work on GH. “He pitched me to the producers and they said yes,” Linzy explained. “It is very inspiring to work with him and to have him as a friend.”
Linzy will play “an eclectic singer” who’s in Port Charles to help Franco with his schemes. The irony: Linzy uses soap operas as the point of departure for his yearning performance characters and melodramatic videos. “I grew up making make-believe soaps as a kid,” he told the Sentinel. “Soaps are very much apart of who I am.”
Linzy appears on the show today and tomorrow, and then comes back next week, when his character assists Franco with a planned art exhibit in controversial scenes shot at LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art Pacific Design Center. Will you be tuning in?
Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Jason Cook (Matt), Steve Burton (Jason), Kalup Linzy (Kalup), and Kirsten Storms (Maxie) in a scene that airs this week on General Hospital.