Wednesday, April 4, 2012

This post is to individualism and community may they forever live in unity.

I wrote this post in early January write before I got locked out of my account. Up until this last week I did not have access I decided to re-open my blog with a fresh perspective on winter and life. Check out what I was thinking about just 3 months ago below:

It's the end of January here in Appleton, Wisconsin. I wonder what's on the minds of most young 20 something's on the brink of embarking on new set of life adventures and challenges. What I really should be asking myself is what am I thinking about post graduation? What has my experience at lawrence here given me to take life to the next level.
Or better yet, what have I given myself to take to the next level.

I ask these questions because I'm looking for answers. My MediaVision has been too distracted with nonsense and circular thinking.

Winter poses many challenges to a mind that should never settle : We battle with self preservation, giving into many of our indulgences, hibernation, and our sofas.

My friends, I have chosen not to partake in latter experiences and will instead embark on a new vision of seeing and being outside the box of (home). The only way to really know is to try, the only way to really be and to exist is to know our selves and communities. Because in this day, in this age, of youtube and facebook you can easily lose yourself in the comfort of another's image .

So I challenge myself to cut the Facebook and start new patterns of thinking and living. And with that comes a change of name, a change of brand, a change of image to something that shares a bit more resemblance to my authentic self.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Grow (ing)

This song along with many other thoughts has been on my mind day ...
Although it has nothing to do with growth its more or less captures how I feel and my lack of sleep.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Freelance Whales: "Generator 1st Floor" (Tiny SXSW Concert)

Just what every sluggish college student needs before the new year to put some pep in their step.
... I know I do after a month back in New York.

We getup early just to start cranking the generator
Our limbs have been asleep we need to get the blood back in 'em
We're finding every day several ways that we could be friends

We keep on churning and the lights inside the house turned on
And in our native language we are chanting ancient songs
And when we quiet down the house chants on without us

Sunday, September 5, 2010

WOAH mama here I go again !

I'm always thinking, always living, always creating. Whether what I produce is valuable to others or myself is another blog entry of conversation.

This entry is purely self indulgent. I suppose this blog is as well. Those who come across it or bother to read it are subjecting themselves to my interest in art, politics, and my lifestyle.

I guess its not to much of a problem we all have a bit of Lady Gaga is us right ? Looking for praise and appreciation in one form or another. Well, so be it and enjoy !

My academic and creative interest have brought me to Chicoutimi,Quebec a town/city if you will. Definitely a lot bigger then Appleton, Wisconsin but definitely not New York. I don't think their is really any other city like New York. I've travelled to a few places around the world and nothing can quite compare to its feel. Non the less I love exploring and immersing myself in the people and the culture of every new place that I find my self in.

I've been here for just a week and I'm liking it here more and more every single day. It was hard to get to but the food and the very generous people i've encountered have been worth every hour of my journey here.

I will be posting some videos and photos on here, but for now all will have to make do with descriptions I give until I got to the store !

Monday, May 3, 2010


I'm working with a new concept . something that is a little more risque but not explicit.

Something honest with a touch of surrealism.
I've found that european cinema have been strong sources of inspiration for any sort creative work. The artistic nature of film is more visible then in most American film.

I'm pulling from :

Cet obscure objet du désir by luis bunuel
Brève Traversée Catherine by Catherine Breillat
A ma soueur by Catherine Breillat
Closely Watched Trains by Jiri Menzel

A story as basic as two characters and 1 to 3 different settings.
I'll see were this goes.... to be continued

Monday, April 26, 2010

Technology isn't everything

Putting pen to paper is all we need sometimes to explain the world.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Fin- The Radicant

Bourriaud addresses a few major concepts that is debated in international politics. Globalization and Americanization and the role of the artist under this political/social structure has transformed the art world. Well, at least all cultures that subscribed to or have shared the western development (industrialism to informationalism).

He argues theoretically those that partake and are the audience of the art community shape the culture.
He references a quote from Duchamp ' It is the viewer who makes the painting"

This is true in the art world relies heavily on its viewers for interpretation and commentary. Gallery openings, museums, and the elitism of the art world have shaped what art culture is today. Not to say that all art fits under one umbrella but several with different cultures, subcultures, identities, and economic statuses.

But prescribing to western mainstream art criticism would art be significantly different without the audience it has today or from what it has had historically. Would it become less important, would it become insignificant form of the human expression just as newspapers and libraries are becoming less and less important? Would humans absorb a life of the media and technology? Is technology the new cultural hobby?

Media and technology as a medium has placed a divide between the fine art and new medium. Media and technology have created a new form of interpretation that requires a new name and era to categorize its significance.

Bourriaud last section of The Radicant and James Danky meet. Danky wanted to preserve and to ensure that the expression of the subculture art had a place under the social norms of society. Bourriaud suggest after the fall of the Berlin wall that their has been economic standardization globally which has allowed the whole world to meet. Art has modeled itself to conform under this standardization and I would go so far to suggest that this standardization will move art away from the elitism and there will be a cultural norm of interpretation and viewership.