Murder City Devils

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The Murder City Devils came through on Sunday on their West Coast reunion tour.  I can't express how much this band, both musically and as people, have affected my life.  To have them back, and bringing so many people together, has been amazing.  I startedouttakingpictures at their earliest shows (I know that some of my first rolls of film are of them before their first album came out). Below are some more pictures from the show, and the entire set is here.

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China, Korea, and back again

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So, it's been awhile since I have posted.  But that is for good reason; I have just recently gotten back from China and Korea, where I went with a class for the Gwangju Biennale, Busan Biennale, Seoul New Media Biennale and Shanghai Biennale.  Our dean, Okwui Enwezor, was the Artistic Director of this year's Gwangju Biennale, so he took it as an opportunity to lead a class in exploring the bourgeoning contemporary art landscape in Asia, with a special focus on spectacle and the incredible number of biennales taking place there.  It was a great trip, much more cultural than the last one I went on with him, and we even found time to go to Beijing and view the aftermath of the Olympics. 

More photos after the jump. Click to enlarge!

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Another Round

I'll be honest, I don't know why yet, but I like to document the injuries that I have been accumulating as a result of my epilepsy, such as this one and a previous one.  For the past year and half/two years, I have also been collecting the bottles of anti-convulsants that I have to take every day.  To what end, I'm not sure.  I'm sure that at some point, it will allow me some perspective, but in the immediate, I think that it allows me to work through a lot of things.  I will be sure to post something if I figure any of this out.

Back from Seattle

My Aunt Diana and late Uncle Ray's barn.

I'm back from Seattle, done with the holidays, and eager to get going on some new projects.  I hope to get some of the things that I have finished up (more of a matter of figuring out how to document them, and how best to showcase that in a blog setting), as well as finish off some things that I have been working and get those up.  Anyways, as this is a blog cum personal slideshow, I have some photos from the trip after the jump.

Emma and her presents

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The goats

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I'm back from Reno.  The conference was fun.  We got to meet a lot of cool people, see a lot of interesting things, and hopefully we can do it again next year in Austin.  I got to nerd out for a few days, and not worry about art and The Larger Dialog.  A nice break before finals, really, despite the fact that we all got very little sleep the whole time.

More photos after the jump

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