“On My Belly” ~ a song

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I wrote “On My Belly” when I was six weeks pregnant, a song for the embryo inside. It grew, and I grew, and together my belly … READ MORE

The Red Lady Loop at Anakena Beach, Rapa Nui (samples from video art installation)

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

Digging the Vessel at Anakena Beach, Rapa Nui: The Easter Island Project

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

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

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Manifest Destiny — 10 May 2013 — Bones.

I’m not “Writing Down the Bones” — I’m writing *with* bones! Found these deer bones, left by cougar, in the clearing where we used to live in a tiny trailer, tent, and a hole in the ground to poop in. (I was a kid! It was fun!)

Buzzards circled overhead while I worked, … … READ MORE

seeds of easter island: video

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

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Manifest Destiny — 13 May 2013 — sticks & fallen tree




I ran down a little trail emerging from Salmon Creek Falls campground near Oakridge, Oregon, and found this lovely spot. The uprooted tree’s root ball towered over a miniature pond, an appealing marshy thing with mosquitos and dappled sunlight.

The “H” I made on the water with small sticks photographed nicely, unlike these photos… but once I saw … READ MORE

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The Swinging Acorn: in participatory art, who owns what?

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