WOWEE! It’s been a long time since I last updated. But look for more updates coming up! I have a show at the Kirksville Arts Association from January 20th to February 20th. The reception is Friday, January 20th from 6-7pm. Refreshments will be provided! Here is the postcard:
Category Archives: Portland
Will the audience be willing?
to give to me?
to commit fully?
because I am fully committed
and only as committed as you are.
While I leave it up to chance,
but give them all of the tools
really, it’s all a lie.
I am learning to let go.
I am willing to be vulnerable.
Ultimately, I am the real audience.
After my last cinematheque class of the year (which, we watched a really, really great film tonight—more on that in a sec), I went for a run. Now, I’ve wanted to go on a run for a while now, but haven’t had the time. Running when it’s 91 degrees, even at night, after months of not taking it seriously was a pretty dumb idea. I made it up State Street, which is a fairly steep hill, around the corner and embarrassingly gave up after I passed a large bar crowd. Thinking about this failure drew up a few ideas that I can talk about for my critique in two weeks that I honestly have nothing to show. I guess I can talk about the spelling bee that I am organizing and the small gallery that I’m building. On top of that, my other working ideas include a maze of failure designed for ants, a series of photos of me wearing ornate and intricate hand sewn headdresses of flightless birds at airports, continuing on my palmistry, and my interests in noetic psychology. I also demonstrated to a friend tonight how I am able to continuously do heel clicks (happy kicks) with duality on both sides of my body for reasonably an hour. She suggested that I turn that into a street performance piece. While that could work, I don’t want that kind of a reputation in Portland. That would mean competing with electric-guitar-on-bike guy, the whistler, and retired-sailor-look-a-like-turned-jewelry-salesman guy (if you’ve been in Portland for one day, you would know exactly who I’m talking about).
The film we watched was called WR: The Mysteries of the Organism. Let me list a basic synopsis:
-Dry, hysterical, witty humor
-border line pornographic
-cult like protagonists
-like able characters
-crazy and uncomfortable doctor/patient scenarios
-fake military man
-a really fantastic ending
It got me thinking that I would really like to visit the Wilhelm Reich Museum in Rangely, Maine. Possibly this weekend or next. One of my professors for the class, Kenneth White built a orgone energy accumulator, which he donated to the MFA office, based off this film and the teachings of Wilhelm Reich. I can’t wait to try it out.
If you’re interested in watching 80 minutes of enlightened absurdity, I highly recommend checking this film out. I might watch it a second time.
Again, this isn’t the usual forum for me to post this kind of thing, but now that this marks two personal blog posts, it is becoming the usual thing for this site?
I feel like I am a different person—meaning, I suddenly am feeling like I don’t want to leave Portland. I am a month through this 8 week summer intensive, and I’m feeling stressed out that there are still so many things I want to do in my art, etc., especially while I am here. Right now, I’m feeling more “Joyce” than I have in a really long time. I’m really liking it. This feels right. And good. But perhaps, I think I’m just living off the high of having Sina Najafi wear one of my animal masks during an educational interview.
—Updated CV, July 9, 2011.
—I, along with many New England Non-conventional artists, will be participating in an independent art show in early August. If you’d like to help out or support, please consider making a small donation to insure that this show happens, or send positive thoughts my/our way. Check us out at: New England Independent Art Show.