Sunday, January 31, 2010

I am leaving for the Bemis Center in Omaha, Nebraska in the morning. I will be participating in their residency program for the next three months.

ps. The due date for the next round of applications for a residency here is February 28th.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Doll fort being interrogated and prodded by the Gunderson Family. The gentleman with the beard is trying to explain that we are harmless, I think she mistook us for a doll rock.
Visitors outside the Tiny Shanty.
Outside the Gunderson's shanty with their penguin.

These are pictures from last weekend at the Art Shanty Projects. I performed with my portable doll fort on Sunday (Saturday it rained). I was surprised how warm it was in Minnesota. The lake had so much water on top of it. I got very wet. I think the temperatures have now dropped so the ice should be back to firm. I had a really great time and was so happy that I got to go. These pictures were taken by Joshua Vrysen.

Something I have been noticing when performing in public is that people want to take your picture. This is fine maybe even great, but sometimes I worry that they just take your picture but really don't think about what is happening in the performance and why you might be doing it. I wonder if it gets thrown up to being wacky and that's about it?

Also a very nice thing: I am mentioned in this months featured article in Art Papers on Elsewhere in Greensboro, NC which can be found here. I had done a residency at Elsewhere in 2005 and 2006. The organization has grown and received several awards in the past couple years including an NEA grant and an Andy Warhol Foundation grant. It is amazing to watch an museum/program begin and grow. Here is their revamped website.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

another note:
Um, I live in Massachusetts and I voted on Tuesday. I am somewhat surprised.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Happy new year a day late and a dollar shot... I mean short.