Sunday, December 7, 2014

quality of love


I have been lost in a world of abstraction and lust, by this I mean stuck in an anxious state focused on what could have been and what could be, built on a foundation of a romanticized past.
I admire Logan, because he does, so easily, what is most difficult for me: "I love logan, because he is so present" -- Desun was so keen with his agreeable observation-admiration of this quality I seemingly can never grasp.
To be present. Grateful for all I have, and adequately interact with the world around me here and now. I wish this most for me... I will work harder to achieve this masterful quality of love.

fusion vs decolonial dance

.....they call my work "fusion dance"--but I am not a white person. I do not take exotic flavors and add and mix as I please with my appropriation privilege. I was born a multicultural human, I am a glittering diversity of an individual... my work is decolonial dance-- don't get it twisted ‪#‎mitote‬

Monday, December 1, 2014

Holly Herndon: Concert: BODYSOUND @ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum


http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/calendar-and-events/2014/12/05/holly-herndon-concert/4348
CONCERTS & PERFORMANCES
Holly Herndon: Concert
Friday, December 5, 2014 @ 7 pm


Holly Herndon’s compositions map a sonic territory that hovers between bodily experience and the virtual realm of computer technology. As part of the series Performance at the Guggenheim: Blood Makes Noise, she presents two special evening concerts in the museum’s Tower Gallery Level 5. Performing in collaboration with guest dancers and vocalists, the concerts highlight musical works written for a multichannel ambisonic speaker system, creating a uniquely immersive audience experience.
General admission tickets ($25, $20 members) go on sale October 31. Please note that due to space restrictions, ticket availability is extremely limited.
In the case of a sold out event, standby numbers are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 30 minutes before the start of the performance. Each person is given one number (good for one ticket), and may hold a number for one other person. After ticket-holders have been seated, numbers will be called in order and standby tickets will be sold as space allows. Please contact 212 423 3587 for more information.
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Body Sound was composed by Herndon, in collaboration with choreographer and dancer Cuauhtemoc Peranda, and performed at Stanford University CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics).
Peranda’s body acts like a voice, guiding the listener through this complex yet visceral piece. Herndon restructured the sounds of the dancer’s body to make an arrangement that is simultaneously rhythmic, fragmented, and incredibly physical. In real time, she spatialized the sound-body using ambisonics in a field of 8 speakers, while Peranda performed the original choreography, creating an uncanny duet of physical and virtual bodies. Body Sound is all about the dancer making contact with the ground; a dragged heels squeaks, his rolling torso sends tumbling shockwaves through the speakers, and each stomp of a foot is a blast of sub-bass. Herndon builds on this source material, taking time to bend the sounds into an abstract sculptural form, only to pause again and reveal the dancer’s sonorous breath.
A great sense of optimism resonates through Body Sound. This is the sound of a living, breathing body in space, and a powerfully expressive document of experimental sound art. 


Marina Abramovic. An artist’s life Manifesto



1. An artist’s conduct in his life: 


– An artist should not lie to himself or others 
– An artist should not steal ideas from other artists 
– An artist should not compromise for themselves or in regards to the art market 
– An artist should not kill other human beings 
– An artist should not make themselves into an idol 
– An artist should not make themselves into an idol 
– An artist should not make themselves into an idol 




2. An artist’s relation to his love life: 


– An artist should avoid falling in love with another artist 
– An artist should avoid falling in love with another artist 
– An artist should avoid falling in love with another artist 




3. An artist’s relation to the erotic: 


– An artist should develop an erotic point of view on the world 
– An artist should be erotic 
– An artist should be erotic 
– An artist should be erotic 




4. An artist’s relation to suffering: 


– An artist should suffer 
– From the suffering comes the best work 
– Suffering brings transformation 
– Through the suffering an artist transcends their spirit 
– Through the suffering an artist transcends their spirit 
– Through the suffering an artist transcends their spirit 




5. An artist’s relation to depression:
– An artist should not be depressed 
– Depression is a disease and should be cured 
– Depression is not productive for an artist
– Depression is not productive for an artist 
– Depression is not productive for an artist 




6. An artist’s relation to suicide: 


– Suicide is a crime against life 
– An artist should not commit suicide 
– An artist should not commit suicide 
– An artist should not commit suicide 




7. An artist’s relation to inspiration: 


– An artist should look deep inside themselves for inspiration 
– The deeper they look inside themselves, the more universal they become 
– The artist is universe 
– The artist is universe 
– The artist is universe 




8. An artist’s relation to self-control: 


– The artist should not have self-c ontrol about his life 
– The artist should have total self-control about his work 
– The artist should not have self-control about his life 
– The artist should have total self-control about his work 




9. An artist’s relation with transparency: 


– The artist should give and receive at the same time 
– Transparency means receptive 
– Transparency means to give 
– Transparency means to receive 
– Transparency means receptive 
– Transparency means to give 
– Transparency means to receive 
– Transparency means receptive 
– Transparency means to give 
– Transparency means to receive 




10. An artist’s relation to symbols: 


– An artist creates his own symbols 
– Symbols are an artist’s language 
– The language must then be translated 
– Sometimes it is difficult to find the key 
– Sometimes it is difficult to find the key 
– Sometimes it is difficult to find the key




11. An artist’s relation to silence: 


– An artist has to understand silence 
– An artist has to create a space for silence to enter his work 
– Silence is like an island in the middle of a turbulent ocean 
– Silence is like an island in the middle of a turbulent ocean 
– Silence is like an island in the middle of a turbulent ocean 




12. An artist’s relation to solitude: 


– An artist must make time for the long periods of solitude 
– Solitude is extremely important 
– Away from home 
– Away from the studio 
– Away from family
– Away from friends 
– An artist should stay for long periods of time at waterfalls 
– An artist should stay for long periods of time at exploding volcanoes 
– An artist should stay for long periods of time looking at the fast running rivers 
– An artist should stay for long periods of time looking at the horizon where the ocean and sky meet 
– An artist should stay for long periods of time looking at the stars in the night sky 




13. An artist’s conduct in relation to work: 


– An artist should avoid going to the studio every day
– An artist should not treat his work schedule as a bank employee does 
– An artist should explore life and work only when an idea comes to him in a dream or during the day as a vision that arises as a surprise 
– An artist should not repeat himself 
– An artist should not overproduce 
– An artist should avoid his own art pollution 
– An artist should avoid his own art pollution 
– An artist should avoid his own art pollution 




14. An artist’s possessions: 


– Buddhist monks advise that it is best to have nine possessions in their life: 
1 robe for the summer 
1 robe for the winter 
1 pair of shoes 
1 begging bowl for food 
1 mosquito net 
1 prayer book 
1 umbrella 
1 mat to sleep on 
1 pair of glasses if needed 
– An artist should decide for himself the minimum personal possessions they should have
– An artist should have more and more of less and less 
– An artist should have more and more of less and less 
– An artist should have more and more of less and less


15. A list of an artist’s friends: 


– An artist should have friends that lift their spirits 
– An artist should have friends that lift their spirits 
– An artist should have friends that lift their spirits 




16. A list of an artist’s enemies: 


– Enemies are very important 
– The Dalai Lama has said that it is easy to have compassion with friends but much more difficult to have compassion with enemies 
– An artist has to learn to forgive 
– An artist has to learn to forgive 
– An artist has to learn to forgive 




17. Different death scenarios: 


– An artist has to be aware of his own mortality 
– For an artist, it is not only important how he lives his life but also how he dies 
– An artist should look at the symbols of his work for the signs of different death scenarios 
– An artist should die consciously without fear 
– An artist should die consciously without fear 
– An artist should die consciously without fear 




18. Different funeral scenarios: 


– An artist should give instructions before the funeral so that everything is done the way he wants it 
– The funeral is the artist’s last art piece before leaving 
– The funeral is the artist’s last art piece before leaving 
– The funeral is the artist’s last art piece before leaving

Credit: 

http://grandevetro.blogspot.com/2010/09/marina-abramovic-artists-life-manifesto.html

#Okanda 2



I love you so much
My left shoulder blade wants to dig deep into your nexus
Your chest 
Will you put your arms around me
Will you hold me tight
Laying still in time slowed for savoring soup


May I close my eyes
Will you sing to me
Will you tell me what to do next as we arise
Will you help me see through convolution

You help me so much
Your warmth and your touch
You are always smiling at me
Giving me a side eye
And evading my advances

Then
You dive into me, a ball of care
Affection
And I don't let go
I love you
I do not know what to do next
I do not have the answers
I only know how to slow down with you

And when you leave
And life speeds up
I do not know where I am
And I cannot say when I am
I only know
I miss you

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Artist and the Artisans


It s my job to me in love with my work (artwork, artifacts, process fabrication manifestations).

It is your job to love me, to respect my process, and to support me the best you can.

To expect you to love my work as much as I do is wrong and impossible.

To expect me to not be devoted to my work with the full force of divine eternal love, would never make sense--and you would never want to support someone who is half-assed involved with his work.

If we expect a full moon, I know we both will make it happen.

Shine on with the glitter of the dew of the night.

Let art illuminate the sparkles within us until we are galaxies and stars, no less.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

My Move Tot Oakland

I am Moving to Oakland!!!

Moving my Art Practice out there! And working as a Professional Dance Teaching Artist! 

 And, if you can support my move in a little way, I would really be grateful to you!

Even 20 bucks will help! That is gas and food as I make this transition. T

Thank you so much!

XOXO!

http://www.gofundme.com/Temo2Oakland