Work with the Craftsman furniture collection at the San Francisco deYoung Museum to attempt to recreate out of brown paper mache a nd cardboard a complete set of the handcrafted furniture.
Work with my screenwriter boyfriend to write out the dialogue
of a heated argument that we have had in the past, replete
with intense drama, crying, and screaming. Hire different
sets of actors to play out the scenes and videotape them.
Show tapes alongside each other on different monitors, playing
roughly in synch.
of Debate 2
Nix the actors and get other real-life couples to play our
parts. Choose one couple that is similar-looking to us,
one couple that is different-looking, and one with genders
to the Jungle
Cut out little pictures of tropical foliage from magazines,
glue them to stiff card, and place them upright on my living
room couch such that they look like they are slowly taking
over and growing over the surfaces.
Cut out small village scenes of huts downloaded from the
internet and place them in various parts of my house. Photograph
them as little encampments and encroaching takeovers.
Stage a public protest against myself. Ask people who know
me to contribute genuine slogans and signage for what they
don't like about me and think should change. Spend time
printing and designing the signage.
Contact and hire home-based crocheters to make "copies"
of designer items (handbags, scarves, accessories, etc.)
based on jpgs that I download from the internet and send
to them. Already begun here...
Create a set of sterling silver jewelry cast from cheap
plastic toy jewelry. Make sure to keep all the "seams"
and plastic-y looking parts in their original rough state.
to an art auction:
--my entire CD collection as a bootleg set
--copies of my diaries from when I was little to very recent
Create a full-color book using all the photographs
and images I can find of me, even if it's just the back
of my head or I'm hard to see. Update it every year to include
Me in You
Collaborate with artist Alice Shaw: ask her to
lend me one of the handmade bags she sells at craft fairs.
I will copy it and create a "double" of it, attempting
to complete the circle of Alice's own works relating to
seeing herself in everyone else.
Work with artist Mads Lynnerup to create a series
of T-shirts that are silkscreened on the inside with security
envelope patterns. One part of the chest will have a little
plastic "window" cut-out just like a real business
envelope so you can see inside.
Make a studio recording of myself singing popular hits.
Turn into MP3 files and upload them onto filesharing software
in hopes that people will download them thinking they are
the "real" thing.
Anti-Factory reconstructed clothing
My fashion design company specializing in making fab clothes
out of crappy thrift store items!
Go shopping at thrift stores for traditional English china
(platters and saucers). Throw up into the air at a wide
field of some kind and take photos using black and white
high-speed film. Maybe will look like flying saucer photos,
maybe not. But that's OK, too.
(Hair for Arnold Kemp)
Crochet a knit cap for artist Arnold Kemp based on photos
of him when he had braids. Photograph him wearing his "old
hairstyle" in a studio shot with a beautiful blue background.
Collaboration: Artist Fashion Workshop
Work with artists (who's work I like) to design, produce
and sew a clothing line for them that reflects their artistic
sensibilities or some kind of conceptual idea. Market them
as limited-edition items. Sort of like a Fabric Workshop
for artist fashion...
Rent an hour or two in a karaoke studio in Japantown to
record my own CD. I'll be singing love songs in Tagalog
(native Filipino language) which I don't know how to speak.
Package my CD and sell as a limited edition.
Make OTHER people sing Filipino love songs (or pop songs)
on video tape. No rehearsals allowed, just a straight run
through with all seriousness.
Create a CD of digital images from my own personal collection
of images--very mundane and personal "my life"
kind of stuff. Package it and sell it as stock photos to
be used in any manner. It's kind of based on something I've
already started: I've been uploading personal photos to
free stock image websites and have already appeared on Webster's
online dictionary and various other commercial websites.
I am interested in the idea of the uncopyrighted image and
the loss of control that happens once it is "out there".
Big color photographs of hand-made rings cut out from Sears
and JC Penney ads in the newspapers.
I want to stage a dance party where I dress all the visitors
up in paper jewelry and then photograph them in the end
when it's all tattered and falling off.
A collaborative with Brendan Lott: a "found" dyptich
of 2 framed posters purchased at a dorm room poster sale
on the Stanford campus. One consists of a Mark Rothko reproduction,
the other is a black and white image of Trent Reznor from
Nine Inch Nails, live in concert. Yet to be realized.