Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I have had an excellent whirlwind weekend which included a Peepshow at the Buffalo Ukranian Cultural Center with Squeaky wheel with my awesome colleagues, Rebekkah, Jason, and Colleen. A mad drive home in Joe's giant truck with a Videoptiscope in the back getting snowed on under a tarp flapping in the wind. Some rest on JAX's warehouse floor next to Colleen.
Then, a return to Alfred to go go go with Under the Table,
Sunday, February 15, 2009
These are some of my rough chapter heading designs for a book I am working on. The book will be in four sections: Pioneer, Ventriloquisms, Metamorphosis, and All of Them.. working titles.
Last weekend I saw Steina play the midi violin in Buffalo. It was incredible and a not-to-be-missed event as she now lives in New Mexico and you never know when you will cross paths again.
Friday, February 6, 2009
This horse could be the answer to the final element in the boar piece. Project video onto it of text from the trial "I saw Ms. Bradbery". At night. Video the projection and Project IT onto the wall at the Elks.
I had an appointment today at the Eastman House Library and read over the C.W. Briggs Co. lantern scripts. Many types of scripts were in the archive--from scientific shows to shows about the history of glass, the science of sound, fairy tales, sing-alongs, walking tours, travel shows, etc. The books are simple, but typographically beautiful. I was charmed by the text, and the consistent use on the inside of a sans serif font as the slide number, followed by the text body in a serif.
The Deutsch family is lending me their Radiopticon for my Video Mutoscope Raree Show? Mutovidescope? Vidiopticon? Vidioptiscope? There is little information online about the Radiopticon, so if anyone can offer a date for this projector, or other information, it would be greatly appreciated. Also, if anyone reading this has any antique projection equipment which they would like to donate or sell, I would be a happy media artist. I was testing the Radiopticon in the studio this evening, and hit upon a few surprises. 1. My transparencies weren't working 2. I discovered it was made to be a POSTCARD projector, so it projects OPAQUE slides rather than transparent. This is boundlessly exciting, as it allows me to make beautiful little opaque print-objects which I can project and then display! 3. The image is most clear from quite far away--I had to stand back 15-20 feet in order to get a clear image. From that distance, the text was clear and readable on my box-door-projection screen. This was only a portion of the postcard which fit on the screen--on this "State of Washington" postcard, only "State of Wash" was readable, meaning that my image sizes will be 2 3/8" square to project from 18' away onto my box lid which is 28 3/4" x 29 1/4". Extreme Darkness is necessary for the projection to read nicely. I wonder if this will call for making some kind of tent around the box?? This could be an interesting solution and make for quite a spectacle.
Below also find the box in progress with video projection, and the mandala embroidery I am stitching which will contain one of the brass peepholes in the center. The second peephole will be contained in a pixelated mandala.