A staring contest amongst sculptures and other random updates

 
 

I hope everyone enjoyed their summer! Summer is not really my jam, but I had a good one. Here's what went down:

  • I visited LA, where I performed music by Trevor for piano + electronics at Clifton's, an interesting art deco cafeteria/bar/taxidermy museum/former Ray Bradbury haunt
  • I got interviewed by Pregame Magazine
  • Violinist Hajnal Pivnick and I got all avant-garde at the Bertoia exhibition in the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) in some costumes by my friend Atelier de Geste (pic above). Thanks to Hajnal for being down to get weird last minute! MAD invited musicians to record audio in the space but I wanted to make a video (ok, amateur film) and not just a sound recording. Now I need to sit down with iMovie and make it... 
  • I won my first award as an individual artist from the Puffin Foundation for a new multimedia piece that I now also need to make!
 Taylor Mac's costumes for Act II of  A 24-Decade History of Popular Music  by Machine Dazzle

Taylor Mac's costumes for Act II of A 24-Decade History of Popular Music by Machine Dazzle

Until I have more time after the NCP Benefit to focus on making the things I need to make, I've been seeing performances every week or so to gather inspiration. Most recently I headed up to Yale to see Carrie Mae Weems' Grace Notes: Reflections for Now and last Saturday I saw the second installment of Taylor Mac's A 24-Decade History of Popular Music. Weems' shows are done, but Mac's are still going on and SO worth seeing! I'm even thinking about going to the 24-hour marathon performances. We'll see...I'll let you know if it ends up happening!