Art (,the thread about)


Souls Grown Deep: The tree gave the dove a leaf

Souls Grown Deep: Once that river starts to flow

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt

This Flight from Failure

My “Manure & Poetry Nr.2” performance last night went according to plan. I got a black eye, pumped some glorious noise through an amazing, powerhouse sound system built by @derekwinstonmaxwell , and a new edition (Nr.8) of We Are Working All The Time! posters was beautifully printed by @nancyjuliahicks and @candyjdavis (three print versions of Ed.8 have been realized, including a totally amazing looking set of prints made on asphalt paper!!! More on that later.)


Your black eye is… surprisingly beautiful?
Of course I feel terrible for thinking that.


I agree with @jasonw22.
Excellent black eye.
I saw it and it made me wonder to myself if I was going to go my whole life without having had a black eye. Then I thought that maybe I should ask @Rodrigo to clock me in the face because I can trust him to do minimal damage while still achieving the desired affect (for aesthetic reasons, like you’ve done here.) , whereas other people might not care as much to control themselves.

Anyway, if one day you see me in a video with a black eye know that you inspired it.


Ha ha! You guys are funny!
Angela, please don’t go out of your way for the ‘look’! Not worth it.
Though I have to say, looking at the image, I also find a lot going on esthetically… something about the lines and colors.
It was a good evening regardless.





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Wow, just wow. I love both of those, Jason.

I’ve somehow neglected this thread for a while, so a little ‘better late than never’ appreciation.

(and it is now my laptop desktop background. I’ve been using an old Starcraft screenshot for years and I just love the mind palace!)


Aww thank you! That was a particularly fruitful evening of pixel glitching.


Study for three figures at the base of the internet…



fantastic artwork :slightly_smiling_face:


Yes, I agree! Every semester I teach a “foundation” class called “ideation and process”. Around the mid-semester we do what I call “Group Project Festival” for which each student develops an “event as artwork” piece with the main stipulation being that the rest of the group becomes the “material” for it. For many students it is a challenge to think of the situation they construct as a work itself, one of the difficulties being how to not be preoccupied with production of the precious art object. So there often is a tension between the “thing” that is made, vs. how it is made, or under what circumstances, in what context… Anyway, this particular event was a beautiful way to deal with that tension. An event that becomes the work, resonating in so many ways with a plethora of meanings. I love everything about it.


A tension that seems to exist in any work… but your strategy seems a wonderful way to awaken students to this insight, to get them to reflect on how all these “framing” contexts are already at work in their own processes… insights that will carry over to these processes in helping them become aware of these contexts, to question them and so on. Great stuff!


Thank you for the kind thoughts.
Totally agree: sometimes these layers of “framing” or context are very difficult to acknowledge at first. I think it happens for all students eventually. And in my opinion, this is one of the more profound, transformative moments, which can (and often does) change one’s understanding of their own voice, and more importantly, of their place in relation to others.
From there we can build empathy.



My wife is selling stickers and cards here now:


Some of my generative / feedback video experiments made using After Effects’ most esoteric (and now discontinued) feature ‘Time Blend FX’ - [LOUD audio]

Loses a lot with youtube compression alas, try to watch on maximum settings

Uploading a longer, more mind-melting one now :slight_smile: