Monday, November 30, 2009

Telematic Fluxus Performance

Check out the site below on Monday, December 7th (that's next Monday) starting at 10:30am for performances based on the works of Fluxus artists by students in my Electronic Media and Culture class. I've also included links to the Fluxus Workbook that describes many of these performances & a site that describes the Fluxus Movement.

performance site:

fluxus workbook:

info on fluxus:

EMAC Project

DEAR EVERYONE: I'm making a website for one of my classes & need footage of people sleeping. This can be done with any digital camera, which will time out after an hour or two tops. This is fine, because I only need a half hour of footage--please trim the footage to the best/most interesting/least embarrassing half hour & email to me. I only need six people, but i need the footage within the next few days. If you are willing to participate, please contact me asap ( Thanks!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


PLEASE email me if you did not receive your progress report via email from me this week! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


I love you guys

play in a day! photos!

Project 3

Part 1: For the last project in the class, choose from one of the following prompts. Whichever one you choose, make it be amazing. Also consider very carefully the way you present it to us, and how that contributes to the way we understand and value it.

a. Re-visit a piece you made in this class, or another. Recreate it, elaborate on it, revise it, make it more complete, make it into a series, address its problems - structural or conceptual.

b. Transform yourself into something you wish to understand.

c. Do something every day for one hour. Bring in the evidence at the end of the time allotted. Start now.

d. You are a nomad, now. Build your transportable sanctuary, your shelter, your collection of most essential objects.

e. Make a piece that cannot exist without the participation of at least three other people.

f. Make a list of all of the materials, subjects or approaches that you have heard discredited here as 'bad', cliche, and overdone. Make a piece that makes that list successful.

g. Combine your new skills with that one idea or project you have been wanting to tackle for a while. Finally make it.

Some of you will present the results on December 11, some on December 18th.


Part 2: Make a non-perishable, transportable, non-fragile object that does not exceed 3x3 inches. The object should be one you are willing to give away, and that in some way captures, compresses, encloses, encodes, or crystallizes some thought, word, moment, image or idea you have been given by someone or some situation in this class over the last few months. It may be simple or profound, 3-dimensional or flat. Do not spend more than 1 hour working on it. But give it one hour of uninterrupted, dedicated time. Wrap it in newsprint (as though it were a piece of gold and you were wrapping in the night sky) and bring it with you on the last day of class.

Play in a Day

Play in a Day

Beautiful and Amazing People of the Elements,
Thank you for the gift of energy, collaboration,
enthusiasm, trust,
openness and hard work yesterday to each other and
all who came to see the SHOW! I the software necessary to compress the video file on my computer, so will have to do this at school next week before posting it. For now...some pictures!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Check out these folks in their wacky street performances in England!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Our Venue

Good news! We received permission to use the Main Building lobby!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

MATERIALS LIST for Play in a Day!

Please bring with you any or all of the following:

(Colorful) Plastic Bags!
Rolls of Craft Paper
Tissue Paper or gift wrap
White Glue
Hot Glue and Hot Glue Guns
Fabric scraps
"Dress up Clothes" for a communal trunk (ie: Hats, belts, sunglasses, scarves, weird coats, boahs...)
Sharpie Markers
Masking Tape
Duct Tape
Bedsheets you don't mind sacrificing to the cause
Safety pins
Craft brushes (not your nice painting brushes, please!)
Juice and Cookies
Other Items for making a play!

Valeska will bring:
Staple Pliers/Creature Staplers and Staples
Cardboard Galore
Clip Lights
A toolbox (hammer, nails, twine etc.)
One roll of paper
BIG sharpies!
Juice and Cookies and paper cups
Cardboard boxes for holding the supplies

We will have to refrain from using paint. It's too likely to become a disaster in our short amount of time and possibility of performing outside of our classroom. But - if you have painted cardboard (that is dry!) or colored cardstock etc. do bring it!

Friday, November 13, 2009


This is Marcello Cunha
My artist is Mel Chin
he did the plant projects that extracted heavy metals from the soil...

here is my piece:

I sent out 100 letters (every other house in the neighborhood) on Thursday informing the residents of the community about my project.

-- the pineapple everyone ate in class today has been planted in a jar in is currently growing at my windowsill.

thank you

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Here is where you can watch the Ted talks that went on at MICA

The Lily's Revenge!

The Amazing Taylor Mac in the 5-hour epic The Lily's Revenge now in NYC!

Miranda July

("photograph a significant outfit")

Here's the link to the Learning To Love You More website.

Here's the link to the website for No One Belongs Here More Than You.

and here are some funny videos I found on youtube:

"How to Make a Button"


also, Harrell Fletcher, the other artist involved in Learning to Love You More has a website worth exploring.

and, unrelated to both of those artists, but I kind of associate it in my brain with them, The Ones We Love. Elle Perez, a fellow MICA student, has a submission in there.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Copy Cat Theater

Here is the link to the Copycat Theater Page:
and the video of Metaphoreye.
See you next week!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Did anyone see the kite booth outside the Fox building today? I'm itching to make them. Let's make kites sometime and go on a field trip to Robert E Lee Park and fly 'em. They're very easy and cheap to make-- tissue paper, dowels and string are all that's needed. KiteKraft Knight? Anyone?

CRAFT show in DC this weekend

This weekend! November 6-8
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place, Washington, DC

Students $8.

The region's premier fall event for contemporary craft, the Washington Craft
Show brings 190 of the nation's best craft artists from 34 states and DC to
the Washington Convention Center.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

pictures from halloween and the Great Lantern Parade!