Metalogue: Why do we go searching for America? Brother: Sister, why do we go searching for America? Sister: What do you mean, searching, America? B: I mean why have we come here, what is all this about? What do we have to learn from doing this? S: I want to know what unifies desire in relation to consumption? What symbols are creating commonality, that are confirming something in this collective...
I visited Alcatraz today. It is the last remaining literal institution. The people were enclosed in concrete. In walls and grids and steel. The prisoners could see SF through the concrete walls in their outside yard. Some choose not to see it. Some went back to their cells, to paint it from their memory. Sometimes a prisoner would rip his button from his shirt, flip it in the air, and...
Bye Ruairi Donovan. You are a fucking success. This is not the end, this is only progression. See you in six weeks in Amsterdam. Love
While attending Performance Art offerings regularly in the Bay Area, our intrepid heroes adopt the standard euro trash dramaturg physicality. Have you a photo of them about town interrogating modes of production and intention? send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
(a dance about the economy) —A collaborative failure (in progress) choreographed by Keith Hennessy Saturday-Sunday, December 17-18, 8pm, CounterPULSE -TICKETS- Discount $9.99 General $14.99 Share the Wealth $19.99 http://turbulencedance.eventbrite.com/ Performer/collaborators: Jassem Hindi (France/Lebanon), Julie Phelps, Emily Leap, Laura Arrington, Jesse Hewit, Jorge De Hoyos, Hana...
http://www.movie2k.to/Magic-Trip-watch-movie-950189.html A contribution movie to our process sent by Joakim Heidvall the 15th of December.
from a distance bridging point 20 pence piece falling over the table edge half light mandala pathways city lights spatial awareness groundings Young Wazičąk return trip
K: In relation to your experience of social choreography what are you interested in extracting from American Dreaming? R: Being here, now, I am interested in the reality of people, and what separates us. Can we create an illusion of togetherness, in order to provoke a response from the individual? Firstly, what we experience in the room as a container, and secondly what we experience in the world...
R: Remembering that this is research, what do you propose for American Dreaming? K: A ceremony of consumption, a glorification of Capitalism to investigate the duality of spirituality and the iconography of consumption. How the culture of freedom has influenced the aesthetic in this part of the world. R: Remembering that this is research, what would you like to learn? K: To know what unifies...
in the soft focus
it needs to be fun, it should be simple, it should be inclusive, it needs to face an icon, it needs to be recognisable, it needs to be related to dance, it needs to be pop, it needs to be high, it should be low, it should be face on, it should create togetherness, it should be full of emotion. It is a Ceremony of Consumption, it’s a ritual, performed for it’s symbolic meaning. It...
VOICE TRIBUTE BEATIFICATION MEMORIES
"Are they artists?" - "No they are just kids!"
If you could see us now you would not recognise us. Im not sure if we even recognise ourselves anymore. We are all of us doomed to spen our lives watching a movie of our lives - we are always acting on what has just finished happening. I guess what we are proposing is a form, or at least we should propose a form because we are all content. We are all frills and no knickers. We are...
Kareoke practice. First time in three weeks, entering the studio.
Lost at The Stud
We lost ourselves for a moment and all Karina could do was laugh at me, the good people of San Francisco were kind enough to take our photos, to confirm our individuality and make sure we know that they can see us.
The Contemporary American Hero
here is Cleckley’s original list of symptoms of a contemporary american hero; 1. Considerable superficial charm and average or above average intelligence. 2. Absence of delusions and other signs of irrational thinking 3. Absence of anxiety or other “neurotic” symptoms considerable poise, calmness, and verbal facility. 4. Unreliability, disregard for obligations no sense of...
The need to validate all of our experiences is very present for me in the process of interrogating the “american dream”. We are documenting our references in the form of videos and other media, predominantly stemming from popular culture. I wonder about the intention around documentation in this context, are we validating a practice which is concerned with osmosis and absence? We are...
pilfered from Oisin Byrne and Xnthony Keigher
We set off to find our bearings today, to remind ourselves of where we are and where we are going. transitional spaces, architecture and engineering International Orange An Empty City full of hope There is Hope. Make the Call. The sign and the signifier. Moloch she went searching for America Lighting States you are my cross, my dampened pain„, I am a dog and you...
This weekend while in L.A. our dream led us to Hollywood like so many others before us. While tripping on the Boulevard we found the Scientology Centre who were offering free personality tests. This opportunity presented itself to us so we could not ignore it. Below you can see our test results. In order to attain this analysis of our personalities in the scientologists frame we answered over...
Los Angeles Continued
Straight out of Compton! Life goal achieved, Compton is actually not that scary at all. GREYHOUND took us home to SF, we talked a lot about light and dark, psychotropic experiences and The Electric Cool Aid Acid Test. Wilderness. Making it home, we are struck by the scale of California and how each place has such a distinctive smell.
We went to LA. A rideshare through craigslist with some college students. we visited the site of the occupy LA. Hollywood boulevard We visited the scientology center where we did a free personality test I was pretty fucked up according to them. I am very depressed, closed, internal, and they asked me what kind of drugs I take. Ruairi though is their perfect human, who should join...
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Today, we are sending our eternal love and gratitude to Jeffrey Gormly. We wish you hope and glory.
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"You can't evict an idea whose time has come."
- Occupy Wall Street statement in response to tonight’s eviction.