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Recently Writing Related

Well I just finished posting this, and I’m feeling very accomplished.  I’m going to tell everyone.

I really feel like rambling in a free-associative way, but I’m beginning to think I should funnel that sort of thing into performance art. (By the way, the next The Lost Art appearance will be a short thing at Emergency Casserole @ 4:30pm, and after that. . .  May 7th at Co-Lab.)

On the other hand. . .       why,   where did that hand go?     Hand?      Hand?

Oh yes, I have GREAT NEWS!  After long last, and after writing “I need an editor” over 20 times a month, on to-do lists and notes-to-self laying discretely all over the house, I have finally hired an Editor of my very own, Mr. Chad Hopper, who has so many good ideas he really ought to work as a “creative consultant”.  As a result, I’ve gotten an Assignment!  woo-hoo!  Next up, we’ll figure out a deadline for that assignment.

I think this means I’m headed towards some sort of self-publishing project cycle (until my giant boxes of paper scraps are obliterated).  See, it is a matter of health.  I can’t hold onto things forever, or I’ll be buried alive.  Plus, the beauty within these collections is worth sharing, in some way or another.

For now, the bi-annual Journal will go under the name suggested by my editor: ARTFORMATION.

see you soon.


Itinerary for E.A.S.T.

Saturday, November 13th
Forecast: sunny and cool (60’s)

At our plaza – stop#129, 2608 Rogers Ave. – there will be a bountiful display of art to look at, including:
* Science Bear Arcade:  Palfloat brand homemade gifts and souvenirs, plus framed art by Chad Hopper for your walls.
* Bargain prices on fine art collage plus cheap but delightful prints by myself.
* A million photos by Fernando Flores hung on a crazy fence.
* Kevin Pope art.
AND…
* The “Permanent Collection” — that is, the combined 2608B household art collection, featuring 30 different artists, displayed for your discovering pleasure inside our home.  You will be met at the door by Chips the dog, who likes you but will bark until you offer him a palm to sniff.

Also, there is a DIY sculpture garden!!

Throughout the day, I will be alternating between “keepin it real” and performing a piece entitled “Self Employment”.  This performance piece will include doing the work of organizing materials and people for the creation of a Social Experiment/Employment Agency/Recycling Center/Sovereign Nation which culminates on Day 4.  If you are interested in being a participant, ask about Jobs.

As for treats, there will probably just be some cider.  (Unless someone gets motivated to make popcorn balls or soup.)

Sunday, November 14th
Forecast: cold and rainy

Much of the Day 1 displays will have to turn inside out so as to not be ruined by rain.  This makes for some interesting challenges.  Maybe we’ll get around to the soup on this day.  I think some music would be in order as well.  I can still conduct job interviews, too!

Saturday, November 20th
Forecast: ??

Full-on documentation needed all weekend.  (Bring your camera, rolling.)

MINI ALTERNATIVE JOB FAIR
! ! ! !
(You can get paid in Hours via Austin Time Exchange Network.)

Sunday, November 21st
Forecast: ??

RERTLANDIA SECESSION PROCLAMATION

recycling center alternative universe climactic ending

{In which we all find our role(s) within the game(s) and perform our tasks with admirable tenacity, leading to a visible and tangible transformation of materials, as well as the unpredictable manifestion of a bureaucratic dream.}


Art From the Streets

Well, the 18th Annual Art From the Streets art sale is coming up really soon — Nov. 6th (12-5) and 7th (9-5) — so I thought I’d share this beautiful piece that I purchased there a few years back:

signed Michael S. Moore

I am still not tired of looking at it, so I would say it’s definitely part of my permanent art collection.

You really should check this event out if you’ve never been before.  In the past it was inside ARCH, but now it will be a block over, at St. David’s Trinity Center, @ 7th & Trinity.  There is sure to be an overwhelming amount of artwork to look at and choose from, starting at $20, with the proceeds going directly to the homeless artists.  If you go to the link you can read bios from some of the artists and learn about the program.  Mark the calendar!

 


Video fun

Well, Chad has been busier with video editing than I have, so you should check out palfloat’s YouTube channel next:

He re-edited footage from the Alien Eyes movie, and set it to a track from the new Night Viking album (KCF).

Oh boy, gettin’ excited about next weekend’s Junkyard Casserole @ Cherrywood!  Come out between 9 and 9 on Sat., 12 and 6 on Sunday…


Upcoming Dates & Projects

My Project Book is incredibly dogeared and floppy.  That means I’ve been busy!

First news, in the Night Viking department:

7/24 @ Cherrywood is our pre-release party for KUCKOO CREDIT FORT, our accidental 4.5th album. Early show, 8pm!

Meanwhile, we’re working hard in preparation for the debut of a short play, written by Chad, called NEON NACHOS.  We’ll be doing that, in addition to a music set, at Salvage Vanguard Theater on Aug. 15th.  (Plutonium Farmers and XPPR5-9 will also play.)

Then on 8/29, we will play in a radio studio for KVRX’s “Local Live” show.  Is the world ready?

Next up, Ichi Ni San Shi is playing at Beerland on 7/28 with No Mas Bodas.  Then, in mid-late August we are GOING TO NEW YORK!  Woo-hoo!  We play at least one show, at The Cake Shop with No Mas Bodas and hopefully someone local.

Hey, this very upcoming Friday, my friends at the Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata are opening their “Underground” show.  Check their page for details…

Oo, oo!  This is gonna sound crazy, but the same day that Neon Nachos debuts, an AMOA-sponsored recycled fashion show will be happening, and I am collaborating on a dress for it with G.A.G.A.  Splendid fun!

Ahh, and the news you may be waiting for– Emergency Junk-a-thon (a two day festival of art, music, rummage sale items, comedy and puppets) will be September 18th and 19th at Cherrywood Coffeehouse.  I can hardly wait.


Display at Thunderbird

Howdy!

Chad and I have some art up at Thunderbird Coffee (1401 Koenig, Austin, TX 78756) for the month of July — all for sale at super-steal prices!  Yes, this is a show where we are really trying to get the art to go away and become parts of other people’s homes.

We will be having a small reception for the art with our friend Chris Hutchins, who plays phenomenal music that will reach deep into you and make a smile or laugh come out.  Tuesday, July 27th, 6:30-8!  That is during their Pint night, with $1 Lonestar + happy hour prices all day (in case you’re into that kind of thing).

It’s really difficult to take pictures in there with so many windows and reflections, so you’ll have to come see the rest of it that I couldn’t photograph.

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Demand + Supply

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“Beginning with an Assignment (DEMAND) to create a list of Materials (SUPPLIES), Hopper and Jones engage in a closed-economy art experiment, wherein the elements themselves are also used as tools without any additional means.

ASSIGNMENT:

1)     Create a list of mutually agreed-upon supplies limited to 20 different elements with specified quantities.

2)     Gather all supplies on list individually.

3)     Install supplies at Co-Lab on specific sides of room, working independently except for at the meeting point (somewhere in the middle).”

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the Cadillac of worms, she says

Because there is so much going on right now that I am befuddled, I am giving you a non-sequitor title, c/o my dear friend Laura Cyan Anderson.

Art shows!  Co-Lab this Saturday; Cheer Up Charlies (East 6th @ Waller) all June; Thunderbird (Koenig) in July: these are all collaborations with Chad Hopper.

At CUC you will find a small installation of a whole bunch of stuff all under the heart-shaped letters which spell out “DNA ERA”.  We worked hard in there on a hot day without A.C., so go look at it.  It’s kind of like going to the zoo, only it’s a bread factory.  In it I express my  love for nets, lamps and physics.

The Co-Lab show is an experiment in rules (and the flip-side of that, freedom).  It is well explained on the Project blog (link above), so read that if you want to know more.  Or, just show up to Co-Lab on Saturday eve if you can.

Finally, July’s coffeeshop show will probably just be a bunch of framed art/collages.  I have a surplus of old stuff, but plenty of material to make new ones, too- ahem- art collectors!  Take note.  Art is important to have in your house.  It helps loosen the brain in those odd moments between mundane bits of life, etcetera.

So, enough with words, here are some pictures:


Season’s Turning

Alien Art Show #2 came and went, looked fabulous!

Here’s the “movie” I made (with the help of my friends):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI3Ih81lXxE

And coming up, in 1  1/2 weeks:

Yes, it’s another JUNK-A-THON:

There are some other things I was going to show you, too.  So here:

This keg-cap net is the first I have made… and it turned out drape-ier / droopier than I expected.  It looks great flopped over the mini-ferris wheel, but I suppose I should still give it to the Dog & Duck like I said I would.

I like Good Circles.  Can’t never have too many of ’em!


Emergency Casserole

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Phrenology, DJ Monkeypants, and "Brad Gold"