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Saturday
Sep052009

Alright, its Friday!

Wait, that doesn't mean anything--I still have to do work!
Well, its not that bad. Its been a full week and I am really excited about my classes, teachers, future projects, research. I met with one of my advisors yesterday. It was an interesting and informative hour and 15 minutes. I felt immediately comfortable with him, which made me feel good. However, upon his departure, I felt a little bewildered, confused, and overwhelmed. He said that I need to slow down. I have jumped ahead and need to return back to the research phase. I'm to put my panels and paints away.....for now. So, as of last night I have been researching away. I'm having a great time looking through tons of archives available on ancestry.co.uk (a very interesting resource!) and I found an old Victorian wallpaper archive. I've been busy with some watercolors and cutting china patterns outs of maps/wallpaper/and photographs. I will post some pictures on Monday.

I also went to my first class "The Capp Street Project" with a fascintaing artist from Mexico, Abraham CruzVillegas. The class, and what we would be doing is going to be challenging, but I'm looking forward to it. Our collaborative project, which will culminate in a show, is to build a vehicle (bike, cart, scooter, car, etc....) that responds to need/scarcity to race around the streets that encircle our school! This girl Allison and I are thinking of creating a Trojan Horse, of sorts, that doubles as a transportable, travelling art/toxic materials trailer . This is something that the grad students will be able to use in the grad center courtyard, but move out of the way if necessary. It will also be an interesting social practice piece, if we send it out in the community so the public can participate. It might make for an interesting dialogue. Anyway, more on that later. Its obviously still in discussion.

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Some of the Troy citizens viewed the Trojan Horse as a symbol of Peace, others, a source of evil that should be burned. As we know, the Trojan Horse enabled the Greeks to wipe-out an entire culture. How does that relate to it being replicated and becoming a container of toxic materials? Interesting....

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeah Chasen

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