This Saturday I'm going to try to get myself down to see the SF Craft Mafia's trunk show at the "Craft Gym". Stats are below. I haven't met many of the mafia, except for Victoria E, who started it up, so I figure it may be good to support the local troops!
My old roommate Beej is having a 40th birthday party later that night (eegads!). Funny how time flies and all of a sudden everyone around you is the age you used to look at and go "gee, you're like, a ZILLION years old." Remember those times? Like, I think I was 12 or something and couldn't tell the difference between someone who was 30 years old or 50 years old. It was just...old. But hurray for today since 40 is the new 30, eh?
I've been sooo busy with things lately it's leaving me ragged again. Today I got up super early (for me) at 6:30 am to prep for a photoshoot on the streets of San Francisco for the next CRAFT magazine. Should be great! We spent about 3 1/2 hours with me modelling as a "high-end" lassie toting around counterfeit crochet handbags. I think the episode hits the stands in a month or two, so watch for it...
I'm also in the process of editing a three-channel video work for a show that opens up at PS1 in NYC on December 15. Time is indeed ticking away, and in order to get it all done I've been spending late nights at the video editing facilities at the college I teach at. It is such a damn sloooooow process, it's killing me! The final work is an updated version of a piece I did in 2005, "Body Double (Platoon)" and I'm pretty psyched since other two of the other artists in the show will be Yoko Ono and Tom Friedman. If you're in town during then (it's up for only a month, boo hoo: December 15 to about January 20, not sure exactly), stop by and get a gander of my world outside of this one.
From the "Dale Sko Hack," courtesy of Self Passage (http://www.selfpassage.org)
Oh and check this out: a totally awesome artsite devoted to projects related to fashion "hacking". Right up my alley and smart, to boot! Otto, if you are reading this for some reason, I will email you very very soon--I promise! You rock!