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Archive for April, 2010

of a faun…. the beginning inspiration for the visual design of “Hot Wings”

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

the beginning… my favorite part everything seems possible and the threads of connection are just barely starting to show themselves. At the beginning, I spend a lot of time drawing, painting, imagining, and (i wish less often) buying/collecting objects. the visual component of the work is hugely crucial for me. here are some preliminary paintings […]


The Pulse in Paris: Nefarious Nancy

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Do you all remember that Baz Luhrman spoken word tone poem from the late 90′s “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen?”  It starts “Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’97, Wear sunscreenIf I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.”  Well my version, if I wrote it this week […]


omfg and other hysterical things

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Before getting into much let me say I am beyond humbled and thrilled and terrified and ecstatic about this residency. First, the staff at Counterpulse are amazing. This feeling of being supported is both delightful and totally foreign, but it’s a feeling i could get used to. so first, and for real THANK YOU to […]


April 6th, twothousandandten…

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Writing that title makes me remember my self-scripting teacher in undergrad, Rosemary Quinn, and how she would so clearly and ritualistically STATE the date at the opening and closing of each of our sessions. It has stuck with me. And its funny, I use it for all sorts of things. When I’m having a sad […]


Kendra Kimbrough Barnes in the SF Chronicle!

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Great interview with Alexandria Rocha and Kendra Kimbrough Barnes in the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday. Don’t miss the performance this weekend!