Wednesday, August 31, 2011


References for the book of drawings I am making this week:

via stoppingoffplace

"The distancing effect is achieved by the way the "artist never acts as if there were a fourth wall besides the three surrounding him [...] The audience can no longer have the illusion of being the unseen spectator at an event which is really taking place." The use of direct audience-address is one way of disrupting stage illusion and generating the distancing effect. In performance, as the performer "observes himself," his objective is "to appear strange and even surprising to the audience. He achieves this by looking strangely at himself and his work."

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

lessons from youtube

russian people really bad at rapping, really good at dancing.

did your church have organs like this? you weren't forced to go to church as a child? oh. if this were a stereotypical hiphop video, all that expensve gear would have boobs (augmented, naturally), chains, and a bitching motorcade. either way both make you bothered. maybe kind of hot?

errr sometimes it's better off if you just close your eyes. is the case with drunk sex and misforunate youtube visuals. yeeesh.

this one's better anyway.

when you share a drunken cab ride home with a boy going from bed stuy to the upper east side PLUS the remainder of your trip home, it really makes a girl reasess her standing in the world. you wake up with a hangover, no renewed sense of financial maturity, and a shit ton of drunk downloaded library music. uh yay?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

youth and old age

scenery of the past month
- in queens, on my way from ps1 walking to the pulaski bridge, an old man nearly caned me, swinging at a mcdonalds medium size paper cup on the sidewalk.
- double-middle-finger dance by a seven year old on the rockaway beach boardwalk; his mother walking just far enough ahead with her head hung.
- toddler in stroller on the uptown c pounding his wristwatch screaming stop it stop it stop it.
- children in red hook throwing shoes at one another, performing a harmony korine script.
- a retarded man walks down eighth ave intentionally bumping in to chelsea breasts and no one quite knows how to address the situation.
- an old man walking past me eating lunch on a chelsea bench says, "don't think so much."