2017 (post season 2)

2017 season 3Is this a Percocet? Taser. This’ll be brief…

Just returned from an incred mini-residency / relax at “Pressure Club” (the terrific, stacked up Philadelphia HQ of Goatmother Industrial + Ms. Lauren)… after hitting a lovely marina scene in MD. Learnt some stuff! Lil’ evidence below:

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Weave Dreamer – Dry Point + Silkscreen on Paper. Edition of 10

Rethought my ongoing “Shadow Instinct” project as Cyanotype Prints. Gotta a small batch of them done (w/ exit assist by the hosts becuz, no sun).

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Shadow Instinct #3 – Cyanotype Print

Up on here properly once I nail the packaging for the sets!

Then set off to the homeland, where Bengela and I applied the laying on of hands to help install this rad Crab Jackson action.

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Mr. Jackson’s website, archival prints, and more single edition artbooks coming soon!

Back at studio table-blue, after a final blast off with some true besties. Gearing up, follow-ups + getting weird via collab works w/ the folks: Goatmother, Rob Hessler, Mr. Brennan, E. Morgan, Crab…

Justin Clifford Rhody’s “A Horse With A Name” very forthcoming from Rebel Hands Press + bound work by Aaron Beasley, and audio material by Teasips. Almost about that time.

Trying to tidily update the site, store, etc. WIP (done with that hashtag the moment I saw it). But yah, some freshness above.

To all the best hosts I know. So chain link! (Just picked that up… it means taser factory)… or is it chain-length? hmm. I’ll ask.

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2017 (Yeah Season Yeah)

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I hate windy days, but here’s some stuff I like…

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4 starts, Elaina Morgan + I successfully launched the latest in our ongoing “Street Terms” art book series (now or soon to be cataloged in the MoMA library archive!) at Collective Arts Incubator here in LA, with huge helpings of hands from The Unwrinkled Ear + Ms. Summer.

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Corey Fogel / Laura Steenberge / Andrew Choate

Like a years worth of work on our end towards this project all went down like a well executed drone strike, due in very, very huge part, to a lovely line-up of performers, sound-makers, voices: Jay Erker, Country Animal, the trio of Fogel/Steenberge/Choate, + E got in on the action duo mode with 1/2 of Electric Sound Bath (Mr. Brian Griffith).

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Jay Erker leading the choir.

Pretty rad setup… Everyone involved presented works utilizing the actual street terms from the books (see, collaboration. ya know?!), + we had the whole gallery to ourselves, so a bunch of the performers had visual work installed as well!

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Upcoming…

-“Street Terms: Vol. 2” New York launch in the works…

-“Soft Goals” by: Teasips… From last year’s “Hotelevisions” installation at the Bonaventure Hotel in DTLA. Working with co-curator Chelsea Rector + Ms. Sips herself to construct a fine vessel for this cracklingly calming performance, recorded live from a bed fort. (Audio Cassette)

-“A Horse With A Name” by: Justin Clifford Rhody… Currently strapping the tacs n’ the saddle for this collection of phrase poetics, gleaned trackside and curated by the artist. (Rebel Hands Press)

Meantime… Stomping further along the coast to coast collab art trails with Rob Hessler and Mr. Brennan, strong pieces… getting stronger.

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studio table-blue (north wing). “wip’n”.

Also, been slow-boiling some bizarre original art books with Crab Jackson, who I will be hanging with / help hanging some brand-fucking-new work with for his solo exhibition this summer, after tracking back to the middle-west from Philly where I get to go realtime collab style with the Goatmother Industrial at their new HQ.

Lots of collab-oh audio recordings here, yet to be tested. New jams w/ Yosuke Kitazawa + recently waded out into the waters w/ visiting saxophonist/composer Jean-Luc Guionnet… bout to check the levels on that last minute Monday nite jam…

Happy with paintings this yr. to date (odd), so that section is upped herein. Not a lot, but just enuff… Have new sculptural goals getting caught in the vision web. Soon. iHope. We’re gonna need more bags.

Whenever any of the above’s go down, we’re gonna celebrate it…

The wind died slowly.

2016 (season 3.75)

2016 season 375.jpgWas recently informed that the season had changed, so here’s some new news… Things are real tasered up, and in all next levels of production. Officially “jazzed” about the weekend of October 21st-23rd…

Friday: Lighting things off, Rebel Hands Press will happily be present on night one of Open Press 2016 hosted by Insert Blanc Press + Outside Gallery14469489_1124268504333767_8190052560937208727_n.jpg

Excited to share this terrificness w/ so many amazing folks + fun. For our part, we’ll have 2 shiny new publications/art objects on hand:

-“ARThrITIS Flocking Kit” – by j. shelley harrison.

“Lil’ Help?: A Charming yet Challenged Version of the American Masculine Kitchen” – by: Mark Rice + Jeremy Kennedy.

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Featured in the evenings sched of readings and performances (Check out this line up, srsly.), j. shelley harrison will be presenting a new piece, and heads up for a tray pass style presentation of several Charming yet Challenged hors d’oeuvres!

Saturday: “Hotelevisions” A secret show in a hotel room curated by Chelsea Rector, j.shelley harrison, and I!

This incredibly ephemeral event will feature a variety of work from installation, performance, sound art, to beyond. While working in tandem, each artist checks in with their respective hotelevisions to transform these comfy confines.

Featured Artists: Brody Albertj. shelley harrisonJoey Cannizzaro, Michael ShroadsSammi Skolmoskitea_sips, Zach Taylor.

Sunday: To close out the wkend, Artist Guan Rong will be doing a performance for the finale of Open Press, which will be held at Poetic Research Bureau. Another amazing line up, and we’ll be there w/ some remaining copies of her book “Spanish Silver Fox”.

Aside from all that action, site updates here in all the right places. +, “Shadow Instinct”, a new project I’m excited about which explores learned behavior (#flockingdoeswork)!

Keeping up the slow roll of collab by mail works w/ the likes of Crab Jackson, Joshua Brennan, and recently Rob Hessler. Good times.

On the sound-making front, Yosuke Kitazawa and I are still sitting on some remaining copies of this tape we did for Friends & Relatives Records

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(think they may have ran out, hit us up here!)… Motivated by some recent jams and casual performings w/ some incredible players, we hope to be throwing down more and more over the next few months.

Link happy fam – Hakuna Matata.