One of Many Cradles

Athens, Greece. Late 2018.

D.F.

Mexico City, December 2017.

Text for Copying for Philip for Philadelphia


At Pilot Projects in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philip von Zweck has mounted a solo show to which I have made a very small contribution, in the form of a to-be-endlessly-photocopied text work of Terms, under the banner of his recurring work A Project By Philip von Zweck. For this project, he receives works from artists before the event, that are then photocopied at the request of anyone who may stop by and given away, free.

Miami Beach Sky Text

Around noon tomorrow – Friday December 2, 2016 – I'll have a few words pulled along by a plane far above, visible from South Beach Miami, Florida.

Belgian Paper


In summer of 2015, an intervention was published in the Belgian newspaper
De Standaard by Anthony Elms, Philip von Zweck, and myself, using words written by Sam Melville. Made possible by the efforts of Lorenzo Benedetti, Patrick Ronse, Hilde Teerlinck, and Philip Van den Bossche. Just got the image and info now, so a bit of a delay in this News Bulletin.

Switzerland


In mid-2016, Northwest and South.

Hong Kong


Spring 2016.

Japan


Late 2015, Yi Sheng and I make our way by foot and trains around Tokyo, Kyoto, and Ise.
Ise-Jingu - continual rebuilding, wood and time... Kyoto - our westernmost stop... Tokyo, the Large Expanse.
A place to rearrange and to widen.

Sound, John, Me, and a Yeti

Freshly plucked from the digital realm, here's "part one of an unending series" from John Wanzel - his new project How To Kill A Yeti. 
From John:
"This week on the program- writers block, excel, and drawing a link between Atari and using drones in battle – a fictional conversation ...featuring field recordings, singing, digital signal processing and the voice talents of Brian Taylor and John Wanzel..."
Get ready.

Made At Work 2


I have a short text piece for the following show, comin' up in Chicago!
 
From Philip's press release:
 
D Gallery Presents:
Made At Work 2
in the office of Threewalls
11/7/15-12/12/15
 
Made at Work was an exhibition conceived of by Philip von Zweck and organized by von Zweck and Michael Thomas at his now storied Dogmatic Gallery in Pilsen in 1999. The premise of the show was simple:

Artists deserve to get paid for making work. To insure that all of the artists in this show were compensated, all of the works in this show were made by artists while on the clock at their day job, generally using materials supplied by work.

Now some 16 years later von Zweck’s D Gallery (located in his office) presents the sequel in the office of Threewalls as part of Brandon Alvendia’s exhibition The Great Good Place. 

Artists include:
Holly Cahill, Greg Cook, Jacob C. Hammes, Kevin Jennings, Andy Moore, Will Staples, Shannon Stratton, Brian Taylor, Olivia Swider, and Erik Wenzel
 

Red Neon Dot MS BARBERS


One of my neon dots - a red one - will be installed in the window of MS BARBERS, a new little joint on Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles, as of August 2015 as a long-term installation. Not sure what 'long-term' will end up meaning, but I'm excited.
 
The inaugural event-night is August 1, and it's on the south side of Adams Boulevard, near Burnside. 

Outdoor Moldmaking / Ringing Rocks in Pennsylvania / the Past


The next mold for the carillon - and the second Ringing-Rock-Mold - made in Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County, just over the Delaware. The rubber mold, and some sound recordings, made on a quick field outing with John Wanzel setting out from Harlem on a balmy Wednesday in May. Then a couple bitter beers at the Ship Inn; a very Colonial American day (but with none of the attendant Horrors).

Atlantis, Richmond, Virginia


Two new pieces for an intense group show in Atlantis, opening this Friday . . .

Los Angeles Book Fair

At the LA Book Fair very soon, I'll have a print at the Projekt Papier table ... 
 
Printed Matter's LA ART BOOK FAIR 2015
January 30 - February 1 
(preview January 29, 6-9pm)
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90012

UCSB

A group show in Santa Barbara, California, organized by Robert Wechsler. Here's a snippet from his press release:
" ...pleased to announce the opening of AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, a show I've curated for the College of Creative Studies Gallery, UC Santa Barbara. February 4 – March 13 with a reception February 11 honoring the artists from 5:00 until 7:00 PM
 The show features works by James Anderson, Sarah Awad, Craig Drennen, Victoria Fu, Gregory Michael Hernandez, Anton Lieberman, Katja Mater, Anne McGuire, Yi Sheng, Brian Taylor, and Ariane Vielmetter.
Our show title, AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, is about the importance of practice; the value of trial and error, and the role of failure in the service of eventual success. The title reflects the reality of a professional studio artist, where success is the result of dogged persistence.

The College of Creative Studies stands on the corner of Ucen Road and Channel Islands Road on the UCSB campus. Ordinary gallery hours are 10 – 5, M-F, weekends by appointment. "

Montana


Late-September, foundry-willing, copper-form, sound-travel, circle-push   golden-copper-bronze-amber-reds-warm-color-correction - - -

One week drive to Montana to make a mold of a rock (carillionwork) and shoot some film, record some sound, and hammer out a copper gong, both on the way to Butte and at the Ringing Rocks. Postponed from mid-August.

UPDATE:
October 6:
Just got back to California, after 3,524.3 mile drive in a sort-of circle in the CRV... sifting through the work from 9/27 to 10/6.
[polyurethane mold of a lithophonic rock, sound, Super-8mm film, 35mm still film, digital images and the copper gong. ]

Risograph

A Risograph machine is like a photocopier, if it was somehow crossed with a little bit of an offset printing process. It's not heat transferred toner, but rather 'real ink' that is pushed through a master screen that's been temporarily heat-spotted with tiny voids through which the ink will be pressed. So maybe a little screenprinting feel to it as well.
I just made an edition at James Anderson's shop on his Riso machine, of a 'score' for a sound field/performance/fantasy. It'll be shown with a group of other people's prints sometime in September.

Full Half Dome


Just hiked up to the summit of Half Dome, in Yosemite National Park. On Thursday the 12th, Kari Reardon, Clint Campbell, Yi Sheng and I strode out to tackle it, 4,800-foot gain, 16-ish miles, cables and all, and though Yi turned back for other adventures after Little Yosemite Valley, Kari, Clint, and I made it to the top, where we were nearly tricked by a marmot into giving up our summer sausage, beer, apples, cheese and plantain chips. Joined by Ricardo the Dutchman, then Success! 12 hours and 6 minutes. back down to the Valley floor. Made a quick wax press mold up at the dome-top,  of the white granite, using the red wax covering from those little babybel cheeses, soon to be cast in tin.

June.12.2014

The Ides of March in Chinatown


I will have two pieces in a basement in Chinatown, Los Angeles, California...in a group show (curated by Katrina Umber) called REDS at Charlie James Gallery.

March 15 - April 26 2014
Opens 7-10 pm on The Ides of March

Southwestern, part II: October/The Field


Coming up in a few days:

The second Southwest jaunt looking around at some Earth/Land works (of different kinds):

Through CA-AZ-NM with Yi -- San Diego Zoo, the Mojave Desert, and Walter de Maria's The Lightning Field.
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