Just wanted to let you all know that I’m hosting a movie showing at Naropa University on the 27th of April! It’s a teaser for a series I’m starting in the fall called Nights at the Last House, which will serve as a precursor to one day opening a neo-grindhouse theatre called the Last House on the Right. We’ll be watching and discussing “Carrie.” Hope to see some of you there! :)
A poem I wrote, inspired by letterpress printing. The background sounds are factory noises, part of the song “Cvalda” from “Dancer in the Dark.” Hope y’all like it! :)
The deadline for Zap! has been extended to Guy Fawkes Day (Nov. 5)! Please submit, people! In other news, just been working as usual. I plan to hole up in my room this weekend and do nothing but write, write, write until I have most to all of my Special Topics class project and a good solid draft of the first episode of my friend’s new TV show written. It’ll take forever, but the game is afoot and I won’t be stopped! Will post pics of the project on here eventually when it’s done. It’ll be hopefully gallery-quality…Well, that’s all of the news for now! Hope y’all are hanging in there!
OK, so submissions and donations for the project,Zap!, are going to be done by email arrangement. You can send me an email at email@example.com (or if you go to Naropa and know who I am you can use my student address) and either submit work electronically or request a snail mail address for non-electronic submissions/donations. If you send a snail-mail submission or donation and it arrives after Hallowe’en, it may still be considered for use, provided it is postmarked 3-5 days before Hallowe’en and container decorating and filling and the final sale have not been missed. If you do completely miss the project this time around, do not despair. I am planning on making this project seasonal (that is one for each of the four seasons) depending on interest, so you can always catch the next time. :)
American cities are like badger holes, ringed with trash—all of them—surrounded by piles of wrecked and rusting automobiles, and almost smothered in rubbish. Everything we use comes in boxes, cartons, bins, the so-called packaging we love so much. The mountain of things we throw away are much greater than the things we use.
I know a man who doesn’t pay to have his trash taken out. How does he get rid of his trash? He gift wraps it, and puts in into an unlocked car.
Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But I’d like to add a third certainty: trash. And while some in this room might want to discuss reducing taxes, I want to talk about reducing trash.
New project ahoy, accepting submissions until Hallowe’en! Here’s the lowdown:
Name of project: Zap!
What project entails: Awesomeness! Using donated energy drink containers (preferably shots or other kind with a screw-off lid), gum containers (tray or envelope style), and DreamWater shot containers, we will distribute unique art to the people of Boulder, Colorado. The containers will be decorated (including a signal of some kind that they are to be opened) and filled with submitted art, including photos, writing, sculpture, cool objects you found on the street, etc.
What we want, nay, implore from you: Containers (any of the above-listed types), art supplies, your own personal work that is either small enough to fit in a container or can be made so at minimal expense (retyping, photocopying, cropping, etc.)
Submission deadline: As said before: Hallowe’en!
Why: for fun! Proceeds after expenses will go to the contributors and possibly a charity if enough is raised. I am currently considering the Jonathan Larson Foundation as a possible charity if this occurs, but am willing to hear suggestions. Final decision will be by group discussion after the project.
How to submit: Details will follow soon, but I am planning a drive to collect container donations and am thinking of providing an email address to send submissions and submission inquiries. If you cannot email your submission, you can inform me via said email and I will provide a snail-mail address.
Please join in!! If results are good, this may be a yearly or seasonal activity!
Cheers and hope y’all send some awesome stuff!