Lady Rollins was invited to participate in the Two With Water Reading Series at the Beauty Bar. There we performed a short story called “Liminal Body.” “Liminal Body” was also published in Lightness & Darkness and False Love, a zine made to accompany the exhibit at Antenna Gallery, “Evil is Interesting.”
“Happiness Machines” an exhibit at Roxaboxen Exhibitions
HAPPINESS MACHINES, is a solo show (June 10th – June 24th) with an opening exhibition on June 10th from 6-10pm. An energy drink of the same name and a collection of short stories, PSYCHO DREAM FACTORY, will be released concurrent to this event. You can read an interview about this show by going here.
As part of the Orange Alert Reading Series, Lady Rollins performed one of my short stories, “P/OAR” from Psycho Dream Factory. This video features footage from that event mixed with the original video screened.
For this Lady Rollins performance, I screened the video below while Jess Speer, Devin King and Peter Speer made music. It was a great night. We were in the middle of the woods of Wisconsin at ACRE, covered in bug spray and totally in the mood of summer. Lights Alive and Xina Xurner both played that same night as well. This video is based on one of my short stories, “Regarding the Death of Barry Maguire.”
As part of my book release for Psycho Dream Factory, my band Lady Rollins performed live music while I read a short story, “Black Rock LLC,” and screened the video below. “Black Rock LLC” is based on the internet conspiracy theory that Dr. Dre owns the rights to Burning Man.
These are also gouache on paper. Based on pictures from old 80s recipe, microwave cooking books. The Turkey image is about the size of a postcard, whereas the badger foot is a bit bigger.
“Twilight of the Vanities” an exhibit at minidutch
mini dutch gallery presents…
Opening Saturday, May 30th from 7-10pm
Show runs until Sunday, June 28th
Reading on Sunday, June 14th at 3pm
I was working on a new novel at the time called Happy Endings. (The book has since been retitled Woof) This work-in-progress is about a group of hipsters living in Philadelphia and the events which led them to their current position in life. Entangling shallow personalities are complicated with transparent glimmers of childhood. The past becomes present, flattening out through night-time banter and its invariable avoidance of grief. The present has to lead somewhere. The exhibit featured three Hipster Pokemon portraits based on characters in the book. A limited edition of the book was also available.
January 12 – March 1, 2008
opening reception Saturday, January 12 from 6 – 10pm
At the center of this exhibit was a poorly perfect bound draft of my novel “Bygones.” The novel is divided into three sections describes the landscape of a family, in the wake of a father’s death. While the book had a only small presence in the show, all of the visual work (paintings, 2 videos, a sound piece and a soft sculpture) were transcriptions of specific passages. I was interested in translating the intimacy of a reading experience something visual that might be shared by many viewers at once. The text provided the linear landscape for the visual art.
July – September 2005pin-ups!