I almost threw this postcard away. I almost didn’t go.
I had just come back from a trip and while going through a stack of mail, I came across this announcement from Learning Strategies about a Photoreading Course in the Bay Area. I’d taken the online/at home course and loved it. This 3-day intensive was sounding really useful for some projects coming up in which I would be needing to do a lot of reading. I didn’t think I could afford it though. Thankfully, I picked the card up out of the trash and decided to ask Learning Strategies about a video documentation trade for the course cost. They were up for the adventure and have been very encouraging. Photoreading will change your life. And the way you read.
Thanks to everyone in the class for letting me capture these moments of the intimate group learning space. I appreciate the encouragement from Millicent St. Claire and Pete Bissonette. Thanks to Paul Scheele, Lynette Ayres and all of the Photoreading pioneers.
These two bathroom signs are a gift to you! Take your pick, conserve water.
These are the shorts that I made during my 2 week Residency at the No Boundaries International Art Colony.
A very magical time to create, explore and have fun on beautiful Bald Head Island with 15 other amazingly talented artists. We were a family on the island and will be lifelong friends.
At the end of the 2 weeks, all the artist’s best work was hung in a beautiful show at Acme Art Studio and is now being installed in the Wilma Daniels gallery exhibition till next year. [You can also go catch this film on loop there]
This film also played as part of the 19th Cucalorus Film Festival. An honor indeed to have a spot held for a mystery film I was making up until an hour before the screening:) thanks so much to all that were involved.
1] BALD HEAD ISLAND NC
This prehistoric forest leading to the beach was the setting for our two weeks. no cars, just karts and bike seats. Jonathan and I took a journey into the woods and these trees started talking to me 🙂
2] Mother. Lifeguard
about 5 years ago, my friend Adam and I found a lot of 16mm footage in the trash. footage from a family’s life. I took the beach vacation footage and a cartoon of a doctors visit and gave it to each artist to paint. I spliced them together and projected onto Captain Charlie’s Cabin #2
3] 2013 colony Artists
I love all these people. I love our time on the island and how we inspired eachother to push the boundaries. Lots of creative energy, lots of laughs and lots of flow. Brandon Guthrie plays a sweet tune on the guitar and the narration in middle video is by one of my favorite philosophers Alan Watts check out his thought flow, it is amazing.
4] The ghost of Clodin
Everyone at the colony was visited by this ghost in some way. After hearing about the ghost stories, from years past, this red hair widow seemed to show herself in everyones artwork. Beautifully acted by Fritzi Huber and Jonathan Summit. the ballad was written by Karl Mullen and me and is performed by Karl Mullen.
5] Home is where your love is
A wonderful collaboration with Jumaadi exploring the migrant nature we have as artists moving around the world. He laid down this poem sitting outside Acme Art Studio just hours before the final cut of the film.
Thanks to everyone that made this possible.
If you would like to apply for a residency at No Boundaries Art Colony, do it!
Here is the Video from the installation and the Opening cut together with the hypnosis video.
Much thanks to everyone that helped out and participated. Thank you for adding to the light.
Enjoy! see you at the Spring Open Studios.
Saturday! My friend Josh hooked it up by printing out 11 sheets of flyers for the show on some nice paper from his work. So grateful. I went over to Dolores park to meet u with him and another friend Chris. Smiley was rolling around the park selling goods. He gave us an unbeatable deal for some mushrooms. what a guy! what a park! From there, we went back to my studio to gobble down the mushrooms and get funky with the flyers, water colors, a face scrubbing brush and tearing. The day was awesome fun and spontaneous, leading us to a Senegalese restaurant to wander into eating an awesome dinner at the best table in the restaurant for watching an incredible Flamenco Dance performance.
I have about 10 projects that are currently opened up in my studio. It is a little chaotic, but so much fun. Excited for this week to bring some closure to some of the pieces and starting forming the layout of the installation.
On my way west, Ive had a few fun adventures along the way. thanks for people helping people. what makes the world go round and vans get out of the mud.
So…not really with my webcam. shot with a gopro. tiny little waterproof HD camera. It can shoot at 60 frames. all this footage was slowmo and the audio clip was New Order Bizzare love triangle playing on the radio in my truck on the way home. slowed down at 60fps it sounded neat and nostalgic. Im very much looking forward to surfing it up this summer.
web cam challenge for the month of March with my baby Adrienne. This is me packing up my Ford Transit Connect Transtudio. A custom build out to separate the space into a bottom storage area and a top sleeping area. Its super nice! Heading west to San Francisco in the morning. Another video posted tomorrow. You can see Adriennes’s video by searching Adrienne O’Docharty.
song by Blockhead