I made these a year ago but I wasn’t ready to let anyone see them. I worked on these everyday for a while then. They’re a dialogue I was trying to open up to. Between me and me…or the universe and the universe. They are both, and they are silly. They’re little drawings, because as it turns out the universe is ridiculous sometimes.
That’s Helmut Lemke. He was my teacher for a while.
That’s my husband, Rod. We don’t always see eye to eye.
Silence Blossoms is one of my favorite bands, and they’ve made me their fourth member! Here are some vids I’ve made for them. I’ll update this post as and when a new video is made, with the most recent appearing first.
April 26, 2014 – Dancer, with a guest appearance from Rodrigo Constanzo performed at John Rylands Library in Manchester.
and Sonnet, also performed at John Rylands Library with Rod.
Silence Blossoms in the Studio. I’m putting together a short video that will include footage from one of the recording sessions for the new album.
This teaser is the first time I use After Effects.
Richard Craig is arguably the best in the galaxy (go ahead, look into it!). Here are some videos I’ve made featuring this creative blower. I’ll update this post as and when a new video is made, with the most recent appearing first.
Richard Craig‘s set at The Noise Upstairs. Here is the first piece from that set:
Bass Flute (1 of 3)
2 of 3
3 of 3
ialreadyforgotyourpussy.com by Rodrigo Constanzo – Here’s a live performance of that work from Richard Craig and Rodrigo Constanzo at the Amp/Al CD release party hosted by Distractfold on August 29, 2013.
Me & You is a duo which includes Rodrigo Constanzo and Sam Andreae. I make tons of stuff with both these guys and here’s another one of their projects. I’ll update this post as we make new videos, but only the FOUR most recent will appear. Please click the ‘continue reading’ link below to see the complete post.
Glitch Beat from the same set:
and Yo Momma:
This is them in the studio. Glitch Beat:
“The offering up or cleaning up ego stuff is called purification. Purification is the act of letting go. This is done out of discriminative awareness. That is, you understand that you are an entity passing through a life in which the entire drama is an offering for your awakening. You see that the life experience is a vehicle for coming to God, or becoming conscious, for becoming liberated. And you understand ultimately that’s what you are doing here.” Excerpt from Ram Dass’ book “Polishing the Mirror”
(Returned on January 2015 by it’s previous owner.)
About a year back I decided I wanted to make work that I could just make on my own, spontaneously and anywhere. I was reacting against the Takahashi pre-performance preparation that had to happen. At the time, they required other people, stretching canvas, setting up electronics equipment, a projector, and then having all the things communicate with each other. It was hard to do spontaneously. So I decided to just draw. White paper. Black pen. And me.
In tandem with those drawings I started becoming curious about color. There was shift in the Takahashi performances from paint to [colored] light, and this set up no longer required me to stretch a canvas or use a projector–another move towards pre-performance simplicity (though pursuing this colored light stand wasn’t done for that purpose specifically). I could just plug in and go. Though it’s still very technology heavy, spontaneity and technology are not in opposition. So now, working in the muck of the Takahashi lights and the ink drawings, it felt to me like I was exploring two things: precise line work (absent of the consideration for color), and expansive pure color.
Yesterday, during a Takahashi rehearsal with Linda Jankowska and Rodrigo Constanzo it occurred to me the water color works are actually perfect for use in the Takahashi light set-up. It’s like one part of my brain has just let another part of my brain in on what it’s been working on. I think these works are somehow perfect populators of the Color Picker sample space (the color granular synthesis max patch), which before only had a “place-holder” image. I really want everything to be personal, and resonate with me. The body of line drawing work I’ve been doing, now with the addition of water colors, are hugely significant to me and this period of my life–creative and personal. So here we are.
I just want to make beautiful things…and it feels like an explosion.
(above work owned by Rocio Bolaños)
Photos by Linda Jankowska.
Sam Andreae wanted to hold concerts in his basement for upload to the web. Sam’s Basement is so small that only the guest artist, he, and I are often the only people that can attend the performances live (good too, cuz we have to record it.). I’ll update this post as new episodes emerge, but only the FOUR most recent ones will appear. Please click the ‘continue reading‘ link below to see the complete post.