Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Vultures again

The dirt and sky.  Circling birds come around just as I'm tying into a rig I haven't made in years.  Time flip flops, and buzzards wheel higher.  Avoided being carrion for one more day.

Artifact is Making

Ignore the invitation.  Keep an eye out for the sequel.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Archival Combustion

Spent half this week on cameras, and the other half on motors.  This is my office at Artifact - Archival Combustion.  Art versus art?  Liberal or Servile?  Either way, I guess I'm open for business.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Muybridge's Birthday

The Google doodle today was a moving picture.  Edweard J. Muybridge (Muggridge, Muygrige) was an incredible dude.  Rebecca Solnit wrote a book about his times, which is excellent.  Muybridge was driven to accomplish amazing technical feats with cameras, which requires an uncommon level of obsessiveness.  That is a common pairing.  Not everyone agrees that we owe the invention of movies to him.  I think that he probably was the only person capable of accomplishing that incarnation of motion pictures at the time, and that he helped create the California to come.  It wasn't just because he knew how to do a little chemistry, and not only because he had a wealthy patron for the most expensive period of his experiments.  The most important thing was still his obsessive eye, focused on seeing time and existence as ambiguous, fluid phenomena.  Objects flashed under the sun and ghosted his soggy silver plates.  All was arbitrary, some was magic.  He probably drew no motivation from his eventual contribution to society.  It was just a beautiful obsession.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunday Best

We all got dolled up for bike polo today.  Especially Jessie.

Thursday, April 5, 2012