This is the first in a three part series of interviews with the infamous yet endearing Chicken John who has been burning since 1994. In this segment, Chicken talks about his collaboration with New York street artist Swoon on an art project entitled the "Swimming Cities of Serenissima" -- a fantastic aqueous large-scale work that the New York Times has described as "part floating artwork, part performance, part mobile utopia and seemingly part summer camp for grown-up artsy kids." Learn more about it and follow its fantastic voyage this summer from Slovenia to Italy, by way of the Adriatic Sea, for the Venice Biennale at http://SwimmingCities.org. Filmed 13 April 2009 at his home in San Francisco, CA. Distributed by Tubemogul.