Museum of Walking: Walking and Thinking and Walking Exhibit

Come check out the opening reception for the Museum of Walking's new exhibition at the Project Space in Combine Studios on Friday, March 3, from 6-9pm.

Regular Hours: Thursday and Friday Noon–6pm

First and Third Fridays: Noon–9pm

"The landmark exhibition, Walking and Thinking and Walking, curated by Bruce W. Ferguson, first appeared in 1996 at the Louisiana Art Museum in Denmark, where it set out to investigate the politics of moving through the space of the museum in attentive, distracted, and reflexive ways. The Museum of Walking recreates the exhibition in mimeograph, with original catalogue essay by Rebecca Solnit; author of Wanderlaust: A History of Walking." - from MoW website

The works are xerox copies of pieces in the original exhibition and are re-presented by Krista Davis, Angela Ellsworth, Lena Klett, me, Val Lyons, Cydnei Mallory, Lily Montgomery, Andrew Noble, and Priya Thoresen.

Future Arts Forward Conference in San Jose, California

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As part of the Studio for the Future of Arts and Culture class that I'm in, we visited San Jose, CA to attend the Future Arts Forward Conference hosted by the Center for Cultural Innovation. It was centered around discussing generational, cultural, and economic changes that are impacting the arts. Using a futurist-oriented convening format, we considered what we know about the past and the present to generate long-term scenarios for the future. 

"How will the field respond to create vibrant new pathways to participate in for-profit, non-profit, civic, and social projects as a way for those in the arts to not only sustain themselves but to thrive?"

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A visit to the Tech Museum of Innovation.

Robot programmed to spell out text entered into a computer with tangible, toy blocks.

Robot programmed to spell out text entered into a computer with tangible, toy blocks.

Robot programmed to draw your portrait based on a photo taken by the computer.

Robot programmed to draw your portrait based on a photo taken by the computer.

Science can be poetic. These sentences were generated by a building block apparatus to illustrate how cells split, regenerate, and navigate various organic systems.

Science can be poetic. These sentences were generated by a building block apparatus to illustrate how cells split, regenerate, and navigate various organic systems.

2D Design, Spring 2016

Highlights from teaching 2D Design.

 

Students made observations of patterns in the natural and built environment along Mill Ave. through sketches, photos, and rubbings. They then created a proposal for a hybrid tile pattern to hypothetically line the avenue sidewalks that creatively merged/reimagined the man-made and natural patterns they found.  

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Student GIF animations around ideas about the natural world in relation to time. 

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TMI Exhibition @ Gallery 100

If you're free Friday, Dec. 6 come check out one of my pieces at Gallery 100 on the ASU campus. Many other talented folks from the Interactive and Moving Systems will be exhibiting work as well. 

Show runs: December 5-9, 2016

Gallery Hours: Noon-5pm

TMI (Too Much Information) is a multi-media show fo three-dimensional art by Arizona State University sculpture students. It is easy to get lost in the sea of information available to us through contemporary digital telecommunications technologies. Artists work to distill this information, creating works which help us navigate in this new environment. We invite you to join the conversation and come to your own conclusions about the questions posed by this diverse groups of artworks.

Attention Lab: Order of the Third Bird Fellow at Mildred's Lane

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I'm excited to be a fellow at Mildred's Lane for a week this summer to attend the Attention Lab: Order of the Third Bird session. I'll be traveling to Narrowsburg, NY through a travel grant from the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) and a tuition grant from ASU's School of Art. 

Description of the session: "Indiscreet associates of The Order of the Third Bird will continue their investigations into experimental protocols of Practical Aesthesis and methods of Sustained Attention. The Attention Lab is part guerrilla seminar and part meditative and kinetic practicum. A discipline of the senses is pursued. Beginning with available traditions and protocols of the Order, the group's aim will be to develop and test new experimental practices of attention."

"MILDRED’S LANE is a rustic, 96-acre site deep in the woods of rural northeastern Pennsylvania, in the upper Delaware River Valley, which borders New York state. It is an ongoing collaboration between J. Morgan Puett, Mark Dion, their son Grey Rabbit Puett, and their friends and colleagues. It is a home and an experiment in living. Mildred’s Lane attempts to coevolve a rigorous pedagogical strategy, where a working-living-researching environment has been developed to foster engagement with every aspect of life. 

The entire site has become a living museum, or rather – a new contemporary art complex(ity). It is now important to sidestep the debates around what is art ( or design, architecture and fashion) in order to activate these turbulent multiplicities. It is more a question of praxis and action, is it in an institution? Storefront? A gallery? Deep in the woods? At Home?

The Mildred’s Lane site is a home where the Artist/Practitioner, the Student and the Institution have collapsed roles as they attempt to coevolve with an emergent strategy. In conversations with friends and colleagues – who teach and administer theory and practice in a variety of institutions– the frustrations and limitations of conventional, visual art programs and other pedagogies become apparent. However, there is a new excitement to explore alternatives to the way we research-work-live. Mildred's Lane welcomes this "new age of curiosity" by activating connections that situate themselves at the nexus of science, methods of living, environmental activism, transhistorical and critical artistic practices."