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You Are Free: On Self-Exploitation in Art   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Posted 4/8/14

“You will hear people say that poverty is the best spur to the artist. They have never felt the iron of it in their flesh. They do not know how mean it makes you. It exposes you to endless humiliation, it cuts your wings, it eats into your soul like a cancer. It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank, and independent. I pity with all my heart the artist, whether he writes or paints, who is entirely dependent for subsiste... [more]

3/15/14 Posted 3/15/14

outsider(insider). plant, plants, transplant This piece should be read with multiple voices before an audience. The audience should contain at least two people, excluding the readers. This performance is composed of three parts that are to be read simultaneously. Part A: plant will start the reading using comfortable and even intonation throughout the piece. Part A should be read while facing the audience. Part B: plants and Part C: transplant start at different times during the piece a... [more]

3/15/14 Posted 3/15/14

This fight is not about who wins or loses, surely the outcome has already been decided. In the world of wrestling, the audience is not watching to see who wins. As a spectator, this match is about who can pull the other into herself faster. Bull grabs Bison’s head and pulls it towards her stomach. She wraps her legs around Bison’s waist like a mother trying to suck her child back into the birth canal. They grunt as if in the middle of labor. Every few moments, almost imperceptibl... [more]

as for the rest of it  
3/13/14 Posted 3/13/14

I used to fantasize about one day having motivation to spend hours pouring my life into studio work. I used to daydream about getting so lost in my artistic process that I wouldn't notice my paint stained limbs or my fraying appearance. I imagined myself making so many things that I wouldn't have room for them all. I imagined fully identifying as an artist and having others identify me that way. The dream stopped there. The dream took me to a place where I moved insistently, chaotically, frantical... [more]

Statement thesis  
3/12/14 Posted 3/12/14

How is it built our perception of reality? What are the concepts, images, words and discourses that we use to discuss? What are the narrative strategies that we appropriate? Is it possible to subvert the rules? Since 2008, the developed society countries, apparently a motor in action, a flawless space, with no possibility of reversing, seem to fall apart. Like the tabs in a domino game, old values that we lived are crumbling, and we do not have other ones prepared. Are we at a paradigm shift? Wh... [more]

2/8/14 Posted 2/8/14

1. There is a sadness about Sacramento The bridges I latched onto but never jumped from What I'd call the death before likeness to life the blue blanket over the birdcage and metaphors we used- to etch imagery into our hard skin here's to the hot and the dry (Clink!) the same air our ancestors got sucked in to every (un)settled wish I'm beginning to wonder Just because you can see the stars doesn't mean they'll catch your secrets or carry them far My words alone stand on dirt hills ... [more]

in the middle of making  
1/4/14 Posted 1/4/14

I am in the middle of exploring balance, process, definition of a book... my work is based on intuitive exploratory process, but in the middle of making I have trouble when my mind steps in and wants to pose questions: when is enough? when to stop? what do you want with this? how will others see this? will they see what you see? do you need to explain? does it have to be understood? I know that even I don't need to know what is this about. of course we all know all the answers, but they are n... [more]

NASA's JPL Teams Up to Take Gamers to the Final Frontier in Terra Ex  
10/15/13 Posted 3/13/14

The following is an article written for Site of the Gaming Dead about the Kickstarter campaign for a "4X" space game called "Terra Ex." When science fiction and science unite... When a real-time strategy game meets a roleplaying game... When Earth meets Mars in an explosive planetary collision... When NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory teams up with some of the major talent behind such fan-favorite games as World of Warcraft, Command and Conquer, Lost Planet 3, Starcraft, Mercenaries 2, Resistance 3, and Nox, you get what is sure to be one of Kickstarter'... [more]

The Lab Goes Swimming  
7/30/13 Posted 7/30/13

We have just returned from a visit with family that took place at Walloon Lake, Michigan. Walloon Lake is a spring-fed lake close to Petoskey, Michigan. The lake is known for it’s rare beauty. Most of the time the water appears a translucent turquoise hue. If one flies over the lake, it is so transparent the bottom can clearly be seen. For more than five generations, Walloon Lake has been a summer retreat for my family. It began with my grandmother taking her young son, my fathe... [more]

"Weird Dude Energy" at Heaven Gallery, curated by Gurl Don't Be Dumb  
7/14/13 Posted 8/22/13

Originally published by Chicago Artist Writers and featured on Bad at Sports. Weird Dude Energy curators Gurl Don't Be Dumb: Eileen Mueller and Jamie Steele Nicholas Wylie & Andrew Mausert-Mooney, performance view Sources liberally appropriated from the Internet. Walter Benjamin | At the center of this exhibition is man. Present-day man; a reduced man, therefore, chilled in a chilly environment. Since, however, this is the only one we ... [more]

7/9/13 Posted 7/10/13

Unraveled is an apparel project for independent music. We carefully select lyrics from songs and design beautiful graphic type onto shirts. Unraveled believes in the power of music and building a community of artists worth discovering. We need help building this community from the musician on up. We are a very small team of artists, designers, and music nerds. In order to expand, we are looking for independent musicians, independent designers, assistant music curators, editorial designers, and... [more]

Literary and arts magazine: Call for Submissions  
Posted 5/16/13

 Behind the Front Door: A Literary and Arts magazine Open call for submissions for the 2nd issue Behind the Front Door is a magazine devoted to publishing and recognising new, emerging and semi established artists and writers. Any form of medium is acceptable for publication in the magazine. Submission guidelines can be found at!home/mainPage The magazine is published in quarterly editions and is free for readers. The first edition of the magazine can be viewed at The deadline for submi... [more]

Funeral rehearsals under the cover of Darknes and Daylight assault on the unemployed  
4/15/13 Posted 4/15/13

                                                               "What happened" Oil on Canvas©MiroAtlamechoTomarkin Cuts, broken Promises - all I hear when I turn on the news. Private agencies running checks for state entitlements. Really ill people are getting put through the stress of being 'looked at' by Low profile MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, Unemployed being demonised - while RICH enjoy TAX CUTS and 'LADIES' get expensive FUNERALS rehearsing the event under cover of DARKNES. Something does... [more]

Don't Let 'em See You Sweat: Notes on Work   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Posted 4/6/13

In the mind’s eye hangs a poster of a discomfitingly adorable orange-and-white kitten clinging perilously to a tree branch by a single paw. In thick bubbly script are the words "Hang in there, baby!” I don’t know much about what my friends have accomplished this year, but we are all exceedingly familiar with what we’re in the middle of doing, and more obliquely, what we intend to do. We know exactly how hard we’re working.  *** Eight undergraduate students nurse Monday morning coffees, shuffle... [more]

4/1/13 Posted 4/1/13

  Within the context of montage, I initiate this procedure on each document I encounter in the Archive, towards a performative end: Find fragments that I feel belong in My Paris (the Paris I am building for myself here at home in Toronto), using intuitive grazing of media and personal journals, and trusting my intuition about what belongs in the Collection.  Enunciate the Paris-ishness of each fragment.   Brainstorm any potential political signifiers in each fragment.  Find connections bet... [more]

There Must Be More  
3/28/13 Posted 3/28/13

This is an extract of the ninth and final story from the series Short Stories and Other Things…  There Must Be More To Life Than This (extract) That day I was Freddie Mercury, but I don’t own a guitar so I played the air instead. With my hip-shaking and my perma-tan the crowd loves me. As they roar incessantly I have the time of my life. The shopkeeper refuses to play Brian May, just hands me back my change. “Have a nice day, Mr. Mercury”, he says and turns around to serve Brenda, my next-door nei... [more]

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