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.
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!
Summertime means not a lot of updates from me. I have been working on things, just not getting around to posting them. But I have some new pics that I am going to post.
In the meantime, here is a self-portrait after my latest seizure.
Went to Stinson Beach and Muir Woods yesterday with my buddy Rob, Nora and Allie yesterday. More after the jump.
Jana and friend
I just got back from LA, where my good friend Amy Jo had her birthday. Good times were had by all, as were some pictures. More after the jump.
The birthday girl, Amy Jo, expressing her love and affection
Justin and Lauren, expressing their love and affection
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.
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
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
My younger brother, Nathan, was in town last week. Among other things, he was doing the interview portion of the application process to get into the school that I am currently attending. Hopefully, in a years time, he will be going there also.
I went to Russian River this weekend with a bunch of friends, and got incredibly sunburned. But a sunburn is a small price to pay for a really fun weekend canoeing and camping with friends.