Sunday, November 20, 2011

In a darkened hall, you're only who you say you are.

(title is a from a song by Little Wings)

Bodies upon the gears.

"There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious—makes you so sick at heart—that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all."

(from Mario Savio's speech at UC Berkeley, 1964)

(Police pepper spraying student protestors at UC Davis on November 18, 2011)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

You are (on) an island.

Made in collaboration with Mike Fleming, with help from Patrick Bolduc of Beacon Neon.

Meaning accrues in unexpected places. And drains unexpectedly out of others.

(title is a quote from As She Climbed Across the Table, by Jonathan Lethem)