The date for the 2nd ALIEN ART SHOW has finally settled down onto late Feb. 2010.
I have decided to make my next big creative focus be a long-term project leading up to this show. Using the puppet stage and friendly participation, we will shoot video on a weekly basis of puppets and stop-motion art. I have a collection of idea-visions (inspiring materials) already bursting to become real, and they all fit the space/e.t. theme!
The video presented in February will be the edited culmination of this project, possibly a “mix tape” of music-inspired pieces. Musical suggestions/contributions are welcomed! I already know I need to listen to some Sun Ra and more Moondog.
I’ve never given more than a few seconds of thought to the idea of lunar inhabitants, but the topic has been coming up a lot in comments on articles about the recent moon “bombing”/”mission”. Since I’ve already been working with moon imagery for awhile, I will enjoy exploring this idea imaginatively and physically.
After Junk-a-thon and the Inaugural Community Puppet Show, I will turn my fiery, community-organizing energy down to medium heat. Sunday fence-painting, thinking in terms of my VERY local community, finishing up the theater and studio while honing my carpentry skills, and focusing on performances + this video project, are going to be good ingredients for winter-into-spring! (I also will spend some serious time on getting the website up to speed, and hopefully get out to see/hear more local events.) By next spring/summer, this creative-community base (rert) should feel very solid!