“When I view the world, I don’t think of my own work. I think of my hope that, through art, people can get a sense of the type of invisible fabric that holds us all together, that holds the world together.”—Jeff Koons
Hi friends, if you haven’t heard already, it’s tomorrow! I’ll be tweeting as @Flux_Factory (and Man too probably). Use #Housebroken to follow along if you’d like. More info at http://fluxfactory.org.
Also, exciting news that I can’t quite announce yet. Soon. Lots more soon. Been busy in the world, not that I have a lack of things to Tumblrize, just haven’t made the time to tumble them… Thanks and big love!
A poem by Lawrence Ferlingetti from ‘A Coney Island of the Mind’
See It was like this when we waltz into this place a couple of Papish cats is doing an Aztec two-step And I says Dad let’s cut but then this dame comes up behind me see and says You and me could really exist Wow I says Only the next day she has bad teeth and really hates poetry
The Aztec two-step line has been stuck in my head for 10 years or so. Well, the full line, “A couple of Papish cats is doing an Aztec two-step.” Sounds so good I want to eat it. And “you and me could really exist.” But I actually don’t like the end at all. Kinda wish she had perfect rows and loved poetry…
I posted this in the middle of the night a few nights ago on Twitter, reposting here because I’m still thinking about it, still excited about it, etc. Bilal is one of my favorite contemporary artists. This should be an awesome performance: http://www.wafaabilal.com/html/andCounting.php
The take-away line for me is that my “art is pure in concept, form and beauty…” Which is good to hear from the outside because that’s exactly what I strive and work so hard for from the inside. I’m grateful for the encouragement.
And thank you all for the support. More soon! More more! Google Buzz Twitter FB Tumblr Ahhhh. Oh, and I’m still doing the Brooklyn Museum’s 1stfans feed. Got a nice mention about it on C-Monster.net. Flux Factory’s Housebroken show is right around the corner. I’m doing a sound installation for it. Watch out. April 2nd solo show here too. Powhida and Dalton’s #class. And more! Including one thing I can’t announce yet and one potential thing I also can’t announce. How’s that for a teaser. One of my goals for 2010 is to be the hardest working artist under 30. How am I doing?
I’ve just decided to up the ante: I am about to head back to X-Initiative and will hang a new 5”x7” circle drawing. I will not return to pick it up. It will either be thrown out at 2pm, someone will steal it, or someone will buy it. Technically the show closes at 11am, but I assume you will have access until 2. Good luck, and more importantly, thanks!
P.S. I will hang it in the same location as where the pointpiece was hanging (3rd floor, far left free-standing wall).
Update: Although not a formal performance, use #xredux to follow the shenanigans on Twitter.
Update 2: 5:45am Drawing is up and I’m off. Enjoy. :)
Been thinking about alternatives to the label “Social Media Artist,” which makes me cringe and gurgle a little. Not sure yet how I feel about full media, or fullmedia, or if this is at all part of my job, but this post is a proof of concept. And it’s been growing on me, since I thought of it this morning.* Will expect your research into previous uses. I have yet to do any due diligence. This is teh Internets, after all.
*The term came to me in a rush of thoughts after seeing Kelly Clarkson’s not-for-free podcast (which was listed underneath This American Life on my iPhone’s iTunes store), and about how she was the product of a television show. I started thinking about my own podcasting days (Man and Dave Show, RIP) and about making the time to create a corollary with my recent endeavors in a new podcast. Then I realized it is actually all the same, full media. Drawings, video, installation, performance etc. It says nothing and everything. Media beyond “mixed-media.” Meta-media.