Saturday, December 14, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
This was taken last Friday. I have not posted since then (11.15.13) because I have a tendency to "pack it in." I give up throughout an endeavor and then try to save it at the end. Maybe I manifest a sense of desperation to test my resolve. This will stop. Tomorrow, I will report back with pictures from today and I will discuss one of the topics mentioned on 11.15.13.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Last Monday I spent the afternoon in Rittenhouse Square Park. I laid out a roll of cardstock paper and extracted information from the environment and my body through movement.
This work deals with the body, maculinity, sweat, capability, repetition and testing oneself.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Weight: 169.4 lbs.
I am losing weight. I was a little over 180 lbs. 3 months back when I was moving my body against gravity at least 3 times per week.
I had to stop, twice, due to illness. I will be able to start back up soon. I am probably ready now, but for some reason have not. Talks with Rebecca Sacks reminds me of the empathetic angle; the reason I have not started back up is because it is daunting to start a movement routine, even for someone who enjoyed and understood all the benefits of such movements.
If it's hard for me, how difficult must it be for someone who has never connected with the movement of one's body?
Michael O'Malley is an artist who concerns himself with the opportunity to foster a dialogue. He has been making pizza ovens on site across the country.
His work is about creating experiences that foster discussion; getting people together to talk about the world. The difference between Michael and a baker is the baker wants you to buy the bread and Michael want you to come by and talk about it.
I admire Michael's work because he is concerned about empathy, agency and creating experiences.