HELLOOOO!!! Am I feeling rested or not? What does it mean to feel rested? To feel that the break you have taken is a break enough? Asking good questions, walking around with energy. I believe I have finally adopted/developed the addiction to caffeine that everyone else has! Guess what? It's totally normal kinda! sjfksjflsdjflksdjflksdjflskdjflskdfjslkdjflksdjf
Neko Case says "blood runs crazy." And this has to do with my thesis because.... ! It does.
Call Your Mom is back together. We are making moves. We are making decisions. We are taking care of Holly's dogs. It is nice to have a whole new house to play around in. It is full of funny new thoughts about similarity and difference in what we all call home.
Our residency at Anya's house just started. I'm appreciating her straightforward, impulse based feedback and also her space. I feel motivated. I DON'T WANT TO GRADUATE. There are so many beautiful opportunities right in this campus' vicinity. I'm applying for residencies and little fun programs for recent college grad folks to help out around the house. And by "the house" I mean this fucked up country. Michigan is so cute though. Right now Michigan is like my favorite t-shirt. It has fit to near perfection for the last 4 years and now still only has a few barely noticeable holes in it, but I still wear it confidently most days. That said, I know it won't last forever as my favorite t-shirt. So I must keep looking for my next new favorite.
I'm still processing the feedback we got at the midway review and what it all means. The panel brought up many cool artists to study and build off of. I've been checking those guys out pretty thoroughly. I'm excited to meet with the writing consultant and with Jennifer Metsker again. I think the written thesis will be wildly helpful in getting us organized for a gallery show.
Short term goals (January):
Bad and Nasty short form/interactive performance piece
Scupltural/textural/visuals explorations at Anya's (Towel sculpture, quilt, nest, dryer sheet wall)
Written script and score of long form performance (Submit for Hopwood Feb. 3)
This includes the arm knitting piece, the socks piece, the growth and measurement piece, and the passing piece about uncomfortable family dinners.... plus whatever else we feel inclined to add/subtract!
and then finally it is important to me that we finish our publicity materials before the end of January!
WE CAN DO IT! Here is our tentative schedule: