Things have been getting busy round the Rise Industries Studios West. In addition to some interesting freelance projects, and the continued saga of the furniture design venture, I have moved into a new workspace (Studio 1060! More about that later) and I am working on a new letterpress print, which I will be doing the printing for this time! Here is a teaser shot of it:
Also preparing to give a little artist talk and workshop at Otis. Will be showing some of my sound works and talking about my process for creating those, then doing a workshop on making contact mics. Should be a lot of fun. Maybe I will reenact that workshop and talk at the Rise Studios one of these days, if there is interest in that sort of thing.
Early last month I stopped by Machine Project in Echo Park to check out the ship that was rumored to have been built inside (and through) their small storefront space. The opening was packed, with crowds spilling out onto the street, and as soon as I strolled in I could see why – there was in fact a rather large ship taking up most of the space inside.
The ship, an installation by Josh Beckman called Sea Nymph, served as the site for seven weeks of maritime themed programs. Events ran the gamut from crocheting jellyfish, to lectures on navigation or pirates (the hacking kind though I believe), to a puppet show about Moby Dick. Unfortunately, that ship has now sailed, as it was taken apart last weekend. So – if you have not yet seen Machine Project’s majestic sailing ship, you will have to be satisfied with these here photos and videos.
As per their usual mode, Machine managed to cram art/craft/academics/tech and pure joy into an ambitions project, and then stretch it out over a couple of months of interesting programming. Take this as a lesson – if you can get to the next seemingly crazy thing they put on in there, you be sure not to miss it this time.
Electronic Sound Trio ‘Green Dad’ Reunites for the first time in nearly 5 years. The group is strictly improvisatory. We use laptops, instruments, found sounds, synthesized speech. The goal is to make noise that is inquisitive.