jeudi, octobre 14, 2010

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Thursday--recycling day...here in the library checking e-mail and charging devices. Living sans electricity at the apartment since August. Maybe I will have it turned back on in 2011. Now I kind of like the 1800's life style...candles, ambient sounds. I am working on intaglio printmaking. THis seems to go with with the no electricity theme. Life is not bad except that I feel I am being radiated by some kind of thing from above. I have no idea what it is. At first I thought it was x-rays or micro waves or sonar or something from some kind of star wars weaponry. It seems to have different settings. This has been going on for some time. I haven't said much about this to anyone. It sounds kind of crazy.

In other news, After five free days at Crunch, I am convinced that I need a gym in my life. I am looking at different ones to compare prices and amenities/services. Crunch was really good--especially the dance and yoga classes and the locker rooms. I looked at Manhattan Plaza. It was okay, but had a funny smell and less nice showers. The lockers rooms at the Metro Parks Rec Center were better even. I am planning to go back next week to test it out.

One in Williamsburg, next to the Time's Up space, called Soma was so-so. I didn't see the locker rooms there. On the really high end there is Equinox which looks like it might be really nice. I don't know if it fits my shoestring image/budget.

No other really big news. Life is good (for the most part.)

lundi, septembre 20, 2010







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mardi, septembre 14, 2010

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This week I am working on drawings and reading books about printmaking (when not sleeping, eating, making little time lapse film studies or going to the LatinBeat Film Festival at Lincoln Center.)

Best Film so far is the Chilean film called Optical Illusions:

“Optical Illusions” (Ilusiones Opticas)
Cristian Jimenez, Chile, 2010; 105m NY Premiere
Juan is able to see again after a lifetime of blindness, but this only seems to have made his life worse. Rafa, a security guard at the local mall falls in love with a wealthy shoplifting customer and Manuela, his sister, works in a dreary office but dreams of breast implants to improve her life. Jimenez’s delightful satirical comedy turns inside out the perceptions of a parade of quirky but endearing interconnected characters, poking fun at our own assumptions of reality.

I can't seem to find much about this film on you tube.

http://miami.bside.com/2010/films/opticalillusionsilusionespticas_miami2010;jsessionid=16969150740028BD46AADE96B7BD6648

jeudi, septembre 02, 2010

Earl, ASL, Art Co-op

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I set my alarm for 5AM to get up and go running before it got too hot. This did not happen. Instead, I woke up at ten with an urge to go out to Queens to buy wood to strech canvas. This did not happen either. Instead I got out of the crowded 1 train at 110 to get a cold drink and watched some firemen doing something with a hydrant, then rode down to the art student's league and was thinking about printmaking with Micheal Pelletieri when my mom called me to say there was a storm headed this way and it's name is Earl. From there I walked to MOMA, sat in the cafe and made lists of people I should write to: Noam Chomsky, Greg Williams, Marshall Berman, Ghislaine Hermanuz, Marta Gutman, Bags for the People, Modern Painter, Grace Knowlton, Yvonne Rainer, Scherezade, Megan FOster, Sylvia Netzer, Tom Willome, Dan Southerland, Steve KNoll, Tom Beach, Linda Montano, Alvin Osteroff, Juli Burden, Beth CCameron, Scott Hinson, Bill Lundberg, Susan Whyne, Maggie Bogdanovich, Lisa Gonzales...the list goes on. I ran through the painting exhibit and the women photographer's and on the way out made a short film in the garden. Then I jumped on a bus to the library where (after stopping for hamburgers) I saw a nice slideshow/talk about architectural walking tours and MAS. Yesterday I met with Steve Chiu about starting an art co-op/collective of some sort. Next Meeting is September 15th if you are inclined to sit on the board. Now home to work on a portfolio of some sort!

jeudi, août 05, 2010

RE: cycling day

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I saw Liz Kruger...sponsor of Real Rent Reform bills...My very handsome senator, Bill Perkins...there was a bit of a (mal entendu?)skermish in which Pedro (Escobar?) was yelling, "Bull! Bull! Bull!" all in all a very fun trip. NY Senate is gorgeous...well worth the trip for that alone. I heart democracy.


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I am contemplating bicycles.

mercredi, juillet 28, 2010

Court Skort

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After much running around, I have acquired two new, not in-expensive skorts. One is black and made by ADIDAS. The other is blue and made by Nike. I am very happy with these as they are cool and comfortable and not too shabby. I got them at the running store. I am afraid I am now addicted to expensive running attire. I rationalize this addiction by hoping I will be encouraged to exercise more and eat less.

Today was my housing court date with 545 W 146th ST. CORP. The new attorney for 545 (Joel Charlston) turns out to be fairly nice and reasonable. We scheduled a time (Friday noonish) for him to come by and photograph 545 W 146th Street in all it's glory as he had not yet seen the building. We agreed to adjourn the case (73150)until August 25th, 2010. I feel pretty good about this.

vendredi, juillet 23, 2010

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THis week I made a few trips to Queens. I took the 7 train to the last stop in Flushing and walked to Queens College and the CUNY law library then back to Flushing Meadows Corona Park Sight of two NY World's Fairs ant the Queens Museum of art. While there I made some notes:

The Curse of Bigness
Dennis + Eric Oppenheim
Hiroshi Sunairi
Guy Ben-Ner
Great Small WOrks-Toy Theater of Terror
El Panorama
J. Morgan Puett-Human U Factor
Tiffany Glass Co.
Dulce Pinzon
Whitney Darrow, Jr.
Pedro Meyer
Claudia Vierira

lundi, juillet 19, 2010

a few inches later-happy sad angry scared

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It's Monday. I'm here at the Science and Business Library, hot and sweaty with nine (now eight) days to fill before my housing court date on the 28th...thinking I will visit nine museums in these nine days. This afternoon I ran through the first floor of PS1's Greater New York show and made a list of things:

Brooklyn Rail
Phil Specter and the Wall of Sound
Waiting for Superman
Merce Cunningham
WACK!
Gavin Brown
Andrew Roth In Numbers/X-initiative
Metropolital Opera+ William Kentridge
Yvonne Rainer
Rashad Newsome-Shade Compositions-Ramis Barquet Gallery
David Brooks
Franklin Evans-Time Compression Machine
Emily Roysdon
Lucy Raven
Deville Cohen

out of time...gotta run!

lundi, juin 28, 2010

Inspirational Green Things



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It is HOT out.

Here I am in the air-conditioned computer lab
in the North Academic Center at CCNY.
My list of things to do today looks like this:

Look for examples of community garden projects

Laundry

Get letter from post office

Continue watching the first season of Six Feet Under in French with Spanish subtitles

Eat lentil soup

Today CAN (City Agriculture Network)
and St. Luke's Episcopal Garden will meet to brainstorm
ideas for the coming years. Here are some inspirational
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jeudi, juin 17, 2010

solar panal composting art co-op bookstore sister city television food co-op block association get sweat pants write proposal write letters pay taxes

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This past month has been a bit of a blur. Much time has been given to waking dreams, questions about the SEC, eating, and playing with my replacement tv/computer...the ipod. I curse the adobe lego symbol that means that the content not ipod friendly. Also the content for the ipod is less and/or different than a regular computer might get. I still can't really believe my cousin Scott has died in a car accident. I prefer to think he has changed his name and joined the CIA or some other clansdetine operation.

Today I rode out to PS1 then back to SIBL (Science and Business Library)after talking to Michelle about hydro-fracking and gardening. Now I am off to buy sweatpants. I hope to spend a good part of July on Ohio with my grandmothers and sundry relations.

mercredi, avril 07, 2010

City Agriculture Network (CAN)


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samedi, janvier 09, 2010

Happy Gnu Year!

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Sitting here listening to WNYC drinking Bernardo’s espresso black with Bernardo’s honey, thinking about watching another episode of the Mighty Boosh and/or Nevermind The Buzzcocks and/or the Daily Show. Is this a good use of my time here in NYC? Shouldn’t I be going to museums and running in the park? Belly dancing? Bike riding? Doing laundry? Getting acquainted with the neighbors? Working on and art project? Getting rid of clutter? Filing things? Looking for a job?

No. I am staying inside, drinking coffee, listening to the radio, singing “This Little Light”, reading Schapiro’s Words and Pictures, and watching television on the computer.
Last night I found Todd Brooks on You Tube. It seemed like it could be slightly live.