Saturday, March 26, 2011
all photography © florian holzherr
James 2: I recently read this article by Professor James Abruzzo about leadership deficits in the arts community and the socio-political/economic conditions surrounding them. Sometimes academic writing fails to examine the underlying sources of a problem and providing attainable solutions to them, but Mr. Abruzzo does so in a way that is accessible and clearly written. This is an excellent read for anyone interested in taking a position in the arts.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
There is no specific focus, but it will be in b&w with a riot grrrl/diy feel. We are looking for art, music, short stories, rambling, lists, anything you would like to share!
Hopefully we can get enough music submissions to release a tape or cd along with each copy.
Looking to have submissions in by our next group meeting on April 13th (but please let me know if you need a bit more time).
Questions and Submissions to:
"work.place is a documentary of Portland creativity facilitated by local photographer, Carlie Armstrong. The aim of work.place is to understand creative processes and the places that contain them.
We also hope to inform - by displaying the work of some of the most talented artists, musicians, designers, and craftspeople in this great city."
If you check in the about section you will see she is working with only film. If you have a few extra bucks, click the donation button to help her with costs.
Friday, March 11, 2011
In the mid-late 1980's she did a series called "Fairy Tales and Disasters," a look at the violence and the grotesque within fairy tale stories. (for you Hannah and Courtney!)
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Upon being introduced to Ms. Abramovic's work I was immediately inspired by the tests of endurance and interaction between artist and viewer in her performances. Another aspect of Abramovic's work that I have always found compelling is that she has never identified herself (or her work) to be feminist. While I do not intend to negate readings of Abramovic's work within the framework of feminist discourse I feel that her decision to do so opens up discussions on tendencies to label artwork made by women as inherently "feminist." That said it appears that use of her body within her work is more about the body as a metonym for human experience. But I digress, this post was mostly made so I could post an interview I found between her and Laurie Anderson.
You can read it here.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
"What is little known is that Deren was also a dancer, choreographer, poet, writer and photographer. In the cinema she was a director, writer, cinematographer, editor, performer, entrepreneur and pioneer in experimental filmmaking in the United States. Like Jean-Luc Godard and Sergei Eisenstein, Maya Deren was both a film theorist and a filmmaker. Unlike these luminaries, Deren’s writing remains relatively obscure in film theory and her films are rarely screened outside of experimental or feminist film courses."
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Not very much into the clothing that Vanessa Bruno creates. It is beautiful, just not my style. But, Vanessa Bruno plus Lou Doillon plus Stephanie Di Giusto is the best combination!
"She became a synth/synthesized music pioneer who composed avant garde electronic music combined with song and poetry in the late 1960s and the 1970s. Her electronic works were performed on a Moog synthesizer. In the 1970s she founded The Electronic Music Association along with Paul Beaver."
Flowers Of Evil-1969