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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Progress

It's been bleak. Terrifying.
The days are getting longer, I hear.

I finished our chores. Now I get to make a mess of all of this information.


There's still work to do.
Ain't that just the way.

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sculpture Collaging

within the continued practice of cannibalizing my own work, i have begun to assemble 
collage-work using manipulated images from details of my sculptures. 
this allows me to retain favoritism of certain"moments" in the materials.
i can isolate certain textures i may have an internal struggle regarding preciousness in the details...
zoom-in, zero-in.
rescale, retrace, relocate
build new landscapes, explosions, textures..
piece them together with images of classical sculpture belonging to "the people"
found online. found in cemeteries and public parks- strangers made of stone . 
now inhabit a new terrain.

(both in process)



Sunday, November 17, 2013

Lake Hitchcock Presents




COMING SOON!

collaborative images of Bodybanks and Catgirl Generator's dual research project:



DIAGRAM A remediates the Teleharmonium:


Chris Nelson reveals the true meaning of life:


AND MUCH MUCH MORE

PARSONS HALL PROJECT SPACE PRESENTS:
LAKE HITCHCOCK CENTER FOR THE BOOK ARTS
MAGAZINE 1: THE UNCANNY PIONEER VALLEY

MAGAZINE LAUNCH & LOOPED VIDEO SCREENING

CONTENTS
The magazine will include alternate covers, artist pages, national & international
dispatches, research projects, puzzles and secrets from over 45 contributors.

The magazine will also include student project pages and video from both 
Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA, Department of Communication, Media and Theater arts 
and Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, Department of Art.

VIDEO CURATION
Accompanying the publication will be a special one night only looped 
video screening curated around the theme of performance art for the camera.

TIME & DATE & ADDRESS
PARSONS HALL PROJECT SPACE: 362 DWIGHT ST. HOLYOKE, MA
EVENT & RECEPTION (FREE): SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD, 7-10:30PM


Monday, October 28, 2013

before i tore it all down and made it all go away










ritual with meteor form and hoop skirt. that which appears to be me is really cat girl generator in nude face make-up with latex finger extensions.




coming soon: the adventures of bodybanks and cat girl generator featured in "lake hitchcock presents the uncanny pioneer valley" a publication of parson's hall project space.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

carnal-muppet-pile/ soft-sculpture gone-awry


I'm creating a second "piling" of what I'm now considering raw material. 
Using parts and pieces of what have been/ could still be workable sculpture units to rearrange 
a new tangle of textures and associations to materials, color and condition.


There's something unsettlingly satisfying about "destroying" my own labor. I haven't unleashed my full
hurricane on it yet, still a bit timid about ripping my own stitches...but trying to get to a place where I can have the confidence to know that these actions are more about elevation than masochism.

(this shot's all about the feather)



 The abstraction seems to hold more power for me now than any literal narrative that might 
have previously overshadowed any threshold to individual interpretive image tripping.



and it's one way to get over being so darn "precious"...



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

unnatural dissaster


In the studio ...
dismantling,
reconfiguring,
and otherwise turning much-labored over sculptures into a curated pile of debris.


i'm building a "backdrop"/ environment for some 2-D digital format work I will be doing in a collaboration with Torsten Zenas Burns who has shot video using parts of a installation I composed titled , "Procession" last year.

ironing board with cut-up uniform


seeds, sponges, ruffles


It'll be just like a Katie Perry video, only nothing like that at all.



Monday, September 16, 2013

over it.


it was cathartic.
but the thought of continuing to work in this vein makes me crawl in my flesh. there's a fine line that this investigation rubs up against. Dangerously close to being confessional. As close as I care to come without wallowing.

It's time to switch gears. Got some projects in the works and others in my brain.

For now, here's some documentation from "Legacy Strike" (up at Historic Northampton through October 3, 2013)
mourning portrait- embroidery on silk : collection of Historic Northampton



 In  "Repeat" I have altered a chair which came to be mine after the death of my grandmother.  The title refers simultaneously to the human tendency for repeating mistakes (personally and en mass historically) and to the term "repeat" in a printed fabric (the frequency at which a motif will repeat itself down the textile). These predictable patterns have been thwarted; dissected and rearranged. The result is an object that appears to be both wounded and furtive. 

inside of the curtain