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Sunday, November 30
don't forget about iraq
Saturday, November 29
Thursday, November 27
over the summer i made an artwork in upstate new york. i called it a "site specific" piece b/c it was made for a location, and couldn't be moved or else it would become a lie.
the piece was a photograph of me pointing to a spot on the map. the spot was the antipode (the other side of the world) from where the photograph is displayed. so, when a viewer looks at it, they see the location of the other side of the world. and with the piece, is a pile of photocopied directions that people can take, which is literally step by step how to get to the otherside of the world. so, there is the possibility of someone just walking away from the photograph and going to this point, the farthest place they can get to (before getting closer to where they started). it is this possibility that is presented.
i remade the piece for a gallery in chinatown in los angeles. it was in an exhibit sept/oct.
i just read about a show in a gallery around the corner that was oct/nov.
for that show the artist went to the farthest place she could get to, the antipode...
and since the gallery was literally across the street, she must have followed my exact directions.
did she see my piece and then go?
or is it just in the air?
(there is a cool article in dot dot dot #15 called ecstasy of influence)
Head north on N Hill St toward Bernard St
Turn right at Bernard St
Turn right at N Broadway
Turn right at Cesar E Chavez Ave
Turn left at N Grand Ave
Take the San Pedro/Harbor Fwy/I-110 S
Merge onto I-105 W
Take exit 1C for CA-1 N/Sepulveda Blvd N
Follow signs for LAX departing flights
Find Delta Airlines at Terminal 5
Fly to Hartsfielld-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Fly to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg , South Africa
(You will briefly stop on Sal Island in the Republic of Cape Verde for refueling)
Find Air Austral Airlines*
Fly to Roland Garros Airport in Saint-Denis, Réunion
Using the map find the Pointe de la Table Lighthouse
Enter the ocean
Head about 950 miles (830 nautical miles) southeast
*Flights to Réunion depart on Thursdays and Sundays only.
i made a free edition of 100 of this piece for the miami basel art fair. go get it there. for free.
Wednesday, November 26
Tuesday, November 25
ONE WAY TO SAVE THE WORLD
and this is for you dinner party people:
Are there really zombies in Haiti? Wade Davis devotes two long sections to this question. He first looks at the popular views and then explores cases where there have been some attempts to carefully and more scientifically determine the status of suspected cases. His key candidate for zombiehood is Clairvius Narcisse. In spring, 1962 Narcisse "died" at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Deschapelles, Haiti. His death was verified by the hospital staff. 18 years later Narcisse turned up alive and well, and claimed to be an escaped zombie.
attila, the singer of mayhem
jimmy, your/our servant
budapest, the city of last resort
bue of larsen, who captured us electronically
Sunday, November 23
make a more meaningfull exhchange.
Hi, I just shot some new promo photos for Xiu Xiu for their publicity. This one I am going to put specifically on the blog for YOU. You can download it here. The file you download is sized to 8x10 for printing. You can print it on your home computer, or you can take it to a photolab and have them print it for you.
reading list to copy and paste:
Oh, photographs were taken and NY's nosiest record store. Go check it out. If you say "I'm a Shweee," the guy there will look at you and laugh. If you can make him laugh you will accomplish one of the greatest things in the world. You will be Buddha if you make him laugh. Do it. I will paste the store info here, but guess what, they don't follow their hours!
60 EAST 3RD STREET, NEW YORK, NY, 10003-9239, USA
12:00 - 8:00 SUN - THURS
12:00 - 10:00 FRI - SAT
BETWEEN 1ST AND 2ND AVE
F OR V TRAIN TO 2ND AVE OR 6 TRAIN TO BLEECKER
Saturday, November 22
chocolate makes you happy and it keeps you awake, as you unbutton your top pants button, bewildered by the pain, oh oh oh
Tuesday, November 18
more disposable camera photos.
i don't know how long they'll be up there...
get them while they are there.
Meat is Murder
Monday, November 17
everything that can happen in a day will be trying to get my shit together
8am--9am: Lahara (transcribed by Bob Becker) for practice pad. Also, 1/2=168.
9am--10am: the vibraphone. ii-V-I s.
10:30am--12:30pm: Maman--all Mayis, Nago.
apologize to neighbors
1:00pm--2pm: tinkering with arctic ocean piece/xiu xiu arrangements
3pm: jam with Andrea?
5pm--8pm: Oscar Noriega rehearsal
let's see how much of all this actually happens.
there is a lot of talk around here (on my living room wall, at least) about
everything that can happen in a day.
9:40am--noon: Yanvalou, Mayi on the drumset.
slow tempo piece.
2pm--3pm: take an Afro-Haitian drum lesson.
6:30pm--7:3opm: help my teacher play an Afro-Haitian dance class.
9:30pm--midnight: work on composing a piece for the Arctic Ocean.
I was actually up much earlier than 9:40. Where does the time go?
What about all those other hours? What happened then?
Actually, much of it was preparing for the hours listed above. Thanks for the Moog, Shahzad.
Sunday, November 16
jamie stewart, do you remember when you tried to play the happy songs?
and i envisioned an older asian women named "lee"
practice. it's hard to
stay on it
its hard to
is it just me,
or does the first track on Mercyful Fate's don't break the oath contain many of the elements of a Xiu Xiu track? Can you name them? Write them down and give me the list at a show. Kind of like a where's waldo for those with bad taste.
Friday, November 14
fuck you sega fuck you nintendo
Wednesday, November 12
when i order things and choose my country for shipping i like to look at all the different options
they are always different
some contain different military places and territories
some have countries others don't have
it's interesting to look at who offers what 'defined location'
nothing is constant
Monday, November 10
is there any place you have never heard of?
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Sao Tome and Principe
Tanzania, United Republic of
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
China, People's Republic of
United Arab Emirates
Macedonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of
Serbia and Montenegro
That night would be a good night to pull one over on any one of us.
We are not on tour, our guard will be down.
We will not want to maintain and support fort xiu xiu forever.
Mary Halvorson Trio, Wednesday November 12, Barbes (9th st @ 6th Ave, Park Slope) Brooklyn, NY. 7pm and 8:30pm.
Friday, November 7
NYC show NOV 19th
New York by New York's Bad Art Auction
Hosted by Judah Friedlander of "30 Rock"
With full set performance by Xiu Xiu
Proceeds benefit our charitable partner
New York Cares
Wednesday November 19th at Le Poisson Rouge - 158 Bleecker St, NY, NY
8pm / 21+ / $25
tickets on sale: nymag.com/nyxny
Open bar courtesy of Cape North Vodka from 8-9pm
Tickets include a 46-issue subscription to
New York magazine
xiu xiu is playing in NYC on nov 19th
details to come
hi! europe again it is you and i... dripping and spent
Julia Kent of Antony and the Johnsons
Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu and this blog bog
09/11/2008 @ Cafe De La Danse, Paris, France + Blind Cave Salamander
11/11/2008 @ Bronson, Madonna Dell' Albero, Ravenna, Italy
12/11/2008 @ Teatar &TD, Zagreb, Croatia
13/11/2008 @ Take 5, Budapest, Hungary
14/11/2008 @ Kino, Ebensee, Austria
15/11/2208 @ PMK, Innsbruck, Austria
come and i will see you
you wish it was an infinity of forevers and also devourings!
and even meowings! or claw marks!
Thursday, November 6
the last of the Y/OUR TOWN
its for all the people at the portland black flag show that chanted san francisco over and over.
it features two layers of 'director's commentary'.
Wednesday, November 5
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