Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Missed Photo Opportunity

Today I saw a dude riding a unicycle down Hawthorne Street while playing the bagpipes. I wish I hadn't dropped my camera.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Some stills from the video I've been working on all weekend





It has a ton of shots and the final version will include images projected onto the video using an overhead projector.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Suck My Flick


I went to this local film thing tonight called Suck My Flick. Anyone can submit a short film, then they show them all, and then there's some voting and some of them win. It was fun - there was something like this in Richmond and I always wished for it in Nashville.

I submitted my video of me struggling to rip my shirt off (that still needs a title) that I made for school last semester. I didn't win, but I didn't expect to. People seemed to like it - they laughed a bit then cheered at the end when I successfully get the shirt off. I was worried that it wouldn't fit in since it was made in an "art" context, but my stuff is pretty accessible.
Oh, that picture isn't by me, I took it from their website.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Park(ing) Day


A "global event" (so says the internet) where street parking spaces are temporarily turned into parks. This was the one at PNCA.

Found Photo Friday


Photographer Unknown

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Where I fit in


This week I am reviewing some art history to come up with an answer for where I fit in along the continuum of white male artists. Because that question will come up in my thesis oral.
So here's Chris Burden being an idiot standing on a ladder in a room full of electrified water, getting shot in the arm (that's the still above), crawling over broken glass, and almost setting his studio on fire.

Art!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Camera Troubles


I dropped my point and shoot and now it makes this crazy whirring sound. The lens must be vibrating or something because it gets crazy motion blur at slow shutter speeds. It still is ok at fast shutter speeds, but it's pretty broken. And I used to work in a camera store, so I know it's cheaper to just buy a new one. Three years was a good run.

This is a picture taken by my point and shoot at a slow shutter speed. It's really nice to have a point and shoot since my camera phone is only 1 megapixel. And I'm too shy to carry around an SLR and be seen taking pictures with it. I also really, really need a camera that will shoot HD video for school and after graduation. So I might buy one of the Canon SLRs that does HD video, then sell my current SLR for a new point and shoot. I guess that makes sense. Maybe I should just get a smart phone to eliminate the need for a point and shoot.
Great blog post, huh!?!?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Art Institute


I helped this girl from class with a video. She was using the studio at the Art Institute, where she used to go to school. It may be a stuffy chain of for-profit vocational schools, but they've got some nice space and equipment.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Mike Daisey - The Agony and the Ecstacy of Steve Jobs at TBA


I wasn't able to sneak a picture during the performance, so that's actually a screen grab from this video of a different performance of the same show.
This is his two-hour monologue about his love of Apple products, the company's history, and the horrible conditions of the workers in China who make the products. I don't know if he's touring doing this, but if you hear about him coming to your town, you should see him. He's a captivating story teller and the show goes from being hilarious to heartbreaking and back again. It's like stand-up except every 20 minutes or so the audience goes from laughing to complete silence as they suddenly feel very guilty for owning computers.

Found Photo Friday


Photographer Unknown

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Time Based Art Festival time again


Christopher Miner floated endlessly in space.

Caleb Belden perfectly captured the artistic style of a 13-year old with drawings and videos about Metallica and Cannibal Corpse... or he might be a 13-year old.

John Smith pretended to direct a street scene in London in the 70s.

Monday, September 06, 2010

The scholarship show essay and show card


You can click on the essay to enlarge and read it.


I got a scholarship at school, so I'm in a show there this month with the other scholarship winners: Finn Paul and Michael O'Malley. They're calling it "Personified" because all three of us work in self-portraiture. Chas Bowie, a teacher at the school, wrote up this essay and made this show card.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

How to get to Tiny's

video
See the problem with my apartment is that I have to go over a bridge to get to a decent coffee shop. That has got to be some sort of zoning crime in Portland. At least they make it easy to get over the bridges here.

But I'm such an idiot - I forgot to roll up my pants leg and I got a chain grease stain. What's wrong with me? I never forget to do that!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The Protomen fight for Portland



They blew a fuse a couple times and had to finish the show in the dark.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I should have come back from San Francisco a little earlier


I was flying back when this happened and didn't find out about it until later! My fictional future Portland friends that I keep wishing would appear were at this.