Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fusebox.

Right now the Fusebox Festival is going on here in Austin, one of my absolute favorite things about this town. Sunday night I saw a performance called Everytime I See Your Picture I Cry, by Daniel Barrow. Barrow sat with an overhead projector and a microphone, reading the entire story out loud while shifting and layering transparancies on an overhead projector so that they appeared animated. My jaw dropped the moment he started and I'm pretty sure it stayed that way the whole time. Stunning, stunning, stunning, and easily one of the best pieces of theatre I've ever seen. I am now trolling craigslist for overhead projectors and trying to convince Misha that we can totally use manual overhead projector animation on a project sometime soon.

This weekend I'll be seeing Cloud Eye Control's Under Polaris and every installation anyone will let me in to see for free.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Turn and face the strange

Projects currently in the works:

1. A short performance piece called 20 Years , developed with the ACTLab at UT Austin.

2. A month-long internet-based performance, also developed with the ACTLab, and more information will come as soon as I create it.

3. A mini-collaboration with Katie Pearl as she explores the beginnings of her new project, How to Build a Forest.

4. Designing lights for Machinal with Paper Chairs.

5. Continuation of the Selkie collaboration in Houston later in 2010.

6. Small beginnings of work on Eurydice, and later this year a MAP Grant proposal for future development of that project.

7. Getting to a financial position wherein I can drag Travis up and down the Norwegian coast for two weeks.

The good life.

Recently I asked my first year students the following question: At this time, what constitutes the "good life" for you? What per...