So this movement-ritual. Ritual-movement-performance-video. I performed it several times on Rapa Nui, and in this video you’ll see snippets of it. The series is based primarily on the Eurythmy vowel movements (not to be confused with something that rhymes with vowel movements).
Here you see samples from a looped video 30 minutes long. At the installation, it was one of seven videos … READ MORE
I was, at the time, 20 weeks pregnant, transformed into a vessel myself. Ceramics artist Sequoia Miller made this actual vessel for the project. Many people made all sorts of wonderful, intriguing objects and writings, and many of those “seeds” of creativity came with me to the island. But the vessel is the sole seed to be part of the ritual/performances I enacted and filmed at Anakena. It appears … READ MORE
Artist Talk PART ONE – Tiffany Lee Brown at Reed College, June 2013, Portland, Oregon, with Stephanie Snyder, Director of the Cooley Gallery at Reed. Regarding “Anakena: the Easter Island Project,” in the Case Works series, fall 2012-fall 2013 in the Reed College Library. Supported in part by a grant from RACC, the Regional Arts and Culture Council. This interdisciplinary work involves participation, installation art, … READ MORE
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Eric Hausmann and I have created a soundtrack for the Easter Island Project that is over 80 hours long. It’s all original and based on raw improvisation. Today’s track, “On My Belly,” happens to have vocals and lyrics but few of ‘em do. I improvised it standing in front of my computer with its … READ MORE
Tiffany Lee Brown
“Anakena: The Easter Island Project”
Reception & one-day-only video installation
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Reed College library / Cooley Gallery lobby
1-4 pm with discussion at 3 pm inside library
3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard in Portland
(Caseworks exhibition ongoing in the library throughout the summer; Tiffany will update and change the artwork in the cases every couple weeks.)
“Anakena: the Easter Island … READ MORE
For larger version of video, click “read more.” ……… So in the Easter Island Project’s first three years of existence, people came to gatherings and installations I put together, and they made things for the project, which was very kind of them………. They brought or made little sculptures, crafts, and found objects. They wrote on multicolored paper flags I’d Gocco-printed on. Some of these “seeds” of creativity weren’t tangible; people made performances, music, rituals, and dances………. I made a video in Portland starring the tangible seeds, starting with a rock collage reading “ALASKA” that Christina Seely mailed me and including an original artwork that PJ Blanchard tattooed on my hip. … READ MORE
Eric Hausmann & I will play late afternoon at Fort George Brewery, in the big brewery building with the Dark Arts Gallery. (Not in the pub.) We’re part of a lovely lineup featuring B’ee/In Gowan Ring/Birch Bark, Sun & Moon Ensemble, Soriah, John Berendzen, and more. Derek Ecklund curates and also performs as Sun & Moon Ensemble.
Meanwhile, everything from tattoos to Tarot to beer will be going on. 47 … READ MORE
Anonymity can be exhilarating in interactive, participatory art. You become part of a mystery experience and an implied community of makers. You relinquish your illusion of control and set free what your hands have made. You meld. But who really owns this stuff? … READ MORE
Anne Adams, Allison Dubinsky, and I finished up this zine/’zine last night. It’s the first in a series of little zines I’ll be making throughout the Sep 2012-May 2013 Anakena installation. I’m excited! Now, it is a true zine: personal (but about art and stuff), “quirky” which is to say “riddled with odd errors”), and handmade (mostly by the very talented Grey Anne).
Its distribution model is unknown, as … READ MORE
Anakena: the Easter Island Project is the culmination of an interdisciplinary artwork spanning five years, seven cities, and the island of Rapa Nui. The installation will unfold organically for nine months at the Cooley Gallery’s Caseworks series and online at magdalen.com.
First I was a happily childfree woman. Next, a happy stepmom. Then I was walloped by the biological clock, a surprise attack that plunged … READ MORE