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
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
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
==PRESS RELEASE: BURNING TAROT CULT UNEARTHED IN DESERT WASTELANDS OF NEVADA:==
The great mystery of Black Rock City has long confounded archaeologists. Until now, experts held that the lost Burner tribe was cut off from the rest of the world in its vast, desert wasteland. The clan’s sophisticated technologies and intriguing social rituals must have arisen spontaneously.
Not so, according to scientists at Goddard College. New artifacts reveal that the Burners did have contact with an advanced civilization. Researchers believe that centuries ago a small band of Tarotists migrated from the Northwest and colonized a tiny plot of land at Black Rock City, for reasons unknown. When they departed several years later, they left precious cargo behind…
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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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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
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