Wednesday, August 29, 2007

lake MI visits RI ocean

An installation at Nancy Austin's gallery in Newport, RI.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

SHOW: Lecture!

Notes: We approach Lake Michigan as a material. Information is made urgent with bodily risk: we use ingestion as visceral knowledge, as valuable as written information. The lake goes through our bodies, into Kalamazoo water reclamation facility, to the Kalamazoo River, and back to the Lake. We have been to all of these places and feel as nomadic as a raindrop from the lake. Displacement, Re-collection, etc.
Comments: "These poetic installations are separate from your research." Our response: our work seeks to provoke curiosity. Just as a Wallmart shopper may not consider an object's production, a viewer may not fully investigate the larger life of an installation. We hope all people consider context and history in any situation.


SHOW: call mom

I couldn't think about anything but my mom, and neither could she. So we made an installation for our moms. How much we miss our mothers and they might not even know we talk about them all the time. So we spent the night trying to keep in touch because we need to say I love you, I miss you, I want you to be here with me and I want to hug you.

SHOW: chicken and lake

We caught both lake and chicken, brought them to the gallery, and served portions from a hallway constructed in the gallery, directing the view outside.