Friday, August 22, 2008

It's been a while

I feel lazy, because I have posted nothing new in quite some time. For those of you who might happen to read this, I'll give you a brief run down of what I've been up to.

First off, the project in winter was a huge success! It evolved into a one-hour stage performance that synthesized all of my street pieces plus some others. It was called "Human Resources" and was performed at the Evergreen State College on March 14th. The only part of the production that wasn't a success, unfortunately, was the documentation. I was so busy doing every other aspect of the production that I had very little energy or time to properly document the process with pictures and video. My camera man dropped out on me at the last moment before the show, and I so I set up two static cameras, but then only one of them got turned on. I haven't even watched it, I'm so depressed about it.

Nevertheless, the performance was fantastic. Thank you to all who helped. It was an amazing experience, and the images that were created will not soon be forgotten. Now the only thing left to do, is to transcribe the performance score, in hopes of getting it produced for a future production.

In the Spring I traveled to Istanbul, Turkey. There I met with artist Ismet Dogan, who commissioned me to create a performance for him and his friends in his studio in Beyoglu. I collaborted with Mariah Barrett and Halil Ildeniz on this 30 minute peice. There is a video floating around somewhere in Turkey of this performace, and when I get a hold of it I will most definately post it.

More good news is that I got an internship with Richard Foreman and his Ontoligical-Hysteric Theatre in New York City. My Internship starts in November, and I'll be sure to keep this blog updated during that time.

I'm currently en route to New York via motorcycle. I've been meandering across the country since early July.

I can't wait to get a new project under my feet. The anxiety of feeling worthless and lazy is becoming too great.


ubik said...

Great site. I really like the images of "garbage." It echoes what you said in your personal statement about making the every day person and businessman aware of their surroundings. The relationship between businessmen and garbage is one that needs to be on the front page more often.

I'm also interested in Richard Foreman, and congrats on the internship. If you report from inside the compound I would look forward to reading that. I'm intrigued by his set design and have read some of Arnold Aronson's work describing it. (Essay on Forman is in this collection ISBN: 0472068881) I bet you are in for a wild ride.


M.R.Ambrose said...

I'll read your blog, if you read mine. Will you link my blog to your blog?