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.
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:
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!
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…
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.
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.
“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.
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).”
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:
Alien Art Show #2 came and went, looked fabulous!
Here’s the “movie” I made (with the help of my friends):
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!