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New place for hanging tools

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Update: 12-10

Update: 12-10

For Weekend of 12-14 + 12-15: ( c o m e o u t s i d e a n d u s e y o u r h a n d s . . . )

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I’m either just about to get this dream kicked into gear, or on the verge of realizing I’m totally nuts.  Hopefully.

What is the dream?  Well, quite simply it is a cooperative re-purposing factory (with functional and fanciful output) that also happens to be a school of creativity, a laboratory for scientific observation, and a relaxing outdoor environment for vocational therapy.

Getting the chalkboard up to facilitate the factory/school functions and Metal Alley constructed to house materials was super exciting this last weekend.  Getting O-R-G-A-N-I-Z-E-D.  Here is the current list:

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All this and more…

Wanna help? Volunteers will be reimbursed with alternative currency (ATEN Hours), a pleasant experience, and good karma.

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Fence Paint

I felt a sudden need to document this moment in history via Fernando’s [former] fence.

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Former because Fernando is no longer my neighbor.  This moment in history, because we are in a transitional space, where new meets old and negotiations, adjustments, and compromises may have to be made.  In other words, I don’t know if the new property managers, and tenants, are going to like this wabi sabi style, so it may or may not get painted over.

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sounds in the dark

sounds in the dark

    ( >,< cricket, cricket >,< )

I have an Intention to re-become a blogger.

Here’s a little piece in the game of catchup…

This is I think my favorite recorded vocal performance (of my own), after Juice Song (chronologically):
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SIDE SAUCE cover, 2009.

SIDE SAUCE cover, 2009.

p.s.  Recent Synaesthetic Experience Report :  I was dancing to music by a band at Trailer Space recently, when I had a sudden vivid memory of the taste + smell of anise, perhaps triggered by the music, or the dancing… Yummy music!

The Art of Found:

 

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ImageImageImagemmm…  this tangle of stuff just hits my aesthetic tastebuds in the right place.

I had a few helpers at the RE-aRT studio last OdD SaTUrdAy, and got them to take some Art of Found pictures, too:

ImageBatman is fighting the scary purple tentacles, and dodging the dangerous metal spirals!  (photo by Jennifer Jarding)

ImageAnd here we have an obelisk with a face: the personality of the tree coming through, contradicting the squareness with a deep story… (photo by Shane Roach)

 

 

 

 

Last prism of 2012

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She’s a Real Winner

ImageThank you mom! 

 

Pythagoras and Austinites Discover the Musical Intervals – September 2012

My friend Jessica co-curated this very intriguing inter-disciplinary art show this past month, so I just had to submit something.

My art statement:

My feeling is that physical truths which can be expressed mathematically are inherently present all around us and therefore intuitive.  Finding the mathematical relationships which describe those truths gives tangible (albeit still mysterious) justification for our unconscious recognition of things like the “good sound” of a perfect fifth.

  The invitation to create art about a sonic concept prompted me to delve into my synaesthetic pathways. Similar to Pythagoras encountering the perfect tonal relationships, I can relate as a photographer encountering color and/or shape combinations which simply “sing”. In this installation, I present two photographs which I have “translated” sonically by breaking them down into different visual-auditory elements/motifs. By no means scientific, this process is a kind of intuitive approximating that I rely on as an art-maker…

  After matching the sounds in my head to field recordings and keyboard tones, I engaged in some improvisational play to combine the elements into compositions.  (Enjoy!)

I didn’t get a photo of the installed piece, but here are the two photos I submitted:

 

They were displayed above a diagram showing how I dissected the images for “elements”, and a small shelf for a CD player with headphones.  The audio project can be heard at: http://soundcloud.com/the-lost-art-of/sets/pythagoras-sound-project.

Took some photos in San Marcos last night

Yesterday (Wednesday, Sept. 19th, 2012) had a lot of cartoony details in it.  Like finding a worm in the rice after eating.  Like the smell of moth balls following me everywhere after not even touching them… like the family of skinny deer standing and staring at me.  A big dog ineffectually, repeatedly humping a tiny dog.  A field full of fragrance at night.  And then of course the procession of grown children heading toward a tunnel for an underground concert.  Then all the paranoias, like scorpions, flash-floods, gas leaks.  Music/sound and ambiance so perfect- – snuggling with a cartoon giant.  And finally, the painting-worthy closed Valero station, captured poorly but glowing nonetheless.

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This is the cartoon giant (on the right) I found a comfortable place with and listened to George St. John play a song.

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