10.12.2013 the kids are alright
10.14.2013 those guys
sustainable overconsumption, oh shit
Last Saturday the Historical Society of Easthampton, MA was open for visitors to tour the first floor of the museum, this is a rare treat. The woman who led the tour I was on has lived in Easthampton her whole life except for 18 months in the mid sixties when her husband was stationed in Texas. I can’t imagine how much the city has changed in her lifetime. I asked a little but didn’t want to be too pushy. I have lived here for 3 1/2 years. It is a mill town/city in western Massachusetts that is in the midst of re-inventing itself, it has changed so much since I first moved here.
Articulate is back and Alex and Emily have a kickstarter to raise funds to print the book. Aritculate is an exhibition-in-print. This book’s theme explores the sloppy subject of love. I am lucky to be in the book, so I please ask you to support their endeavor, thank you!
09.29.2013 Red Grooms video projection at the Brattleboro Museum
09.24.2013 On my way to Maggie’s
If you are in Western, MA please check this out! Chris Nelson has an incredible installation located in an empty floor of a former mill building utilizing light, a giant latex balloon, industrial plastic shrink wrap, a fog machine, and a bench. One is led up to the 3rd floor of the mill via a dark stairwell by flashlight. You are seated on a long wooden bench and from the other end of the room you begin to see a glow. The glow grows into a sphere located in the center of a shimmering room. The colors shift and the sphere seems to flatten and then it is round again and then maybe it is the sun setting on a hazy humid august night, to me it is beautiful. At the end of the light transforming one is invited to walk to the end of the room with the piece, and that is when a new sense of scale takes over as you walk into the sphere’s constructed room.
For more info on the piece and in-depth directions go here. Also there are two bonuses: It is really amazing to be able to go into this former mill and be in spaces one never gets to be in and the first floor of the mill is full of tchotchkes, housewares, reclaimed wood, stuff and stuff that the person who owns the mill is willing to part with for a price but also just interesting to see.
An Installation by Chris Nelson
Open for three nights only!
October 2, 3 & 4
6:00 – 9:00 pm
American Thread Co
191 Appleton St
Thinking about looking about:
Snarkitecture – Dig
Aliciosa (nice blog)
09.17.2013 I’ll make pickled carrots and watch you from afar because of my poor time management.
09.07.2013 tragic target tagsy