Saturday, July 24, 2010

the calarts story | 1964

The CalArts Story

"A short film that was originally presented at the 1964 gala premiere of Mary Poppins. The event doubled as a fundraiser for the then-recently incorporated California Institute of the Arts. Produced in the style of Disney’s live-action shorts of the period, and narrated by actor Sebastian Cabot, the film lays out the vision of CalArts as an integral part of Los Angeles’s cultural infrastructure, alongside such institutions as the Music Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Hollywood Bowl." from 24700, the CalArts blog

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I did 25 things today

1. Ran

2. Cleaned the lens of my iPhone camera

3. Put my laundry in the wash machine

4. Booked tickets

5. Helped Chloe tidy my room

6. Ate the breakfast I made in our new microwave oven

7. Showered

8. Took Chloe to the vet for a flea bath

9. RSVPed to CalArts pre-reunion reunion dinner

10. Made box for my trunk to put things in that I need to take to people

11. Put all my cards and stuff back in my wallet

12. Bought stamps, mailed letters

13. Checked out used cameras & phones

14. Bought a New Testament to fit in my bag

15. Bought a money clip

16. Took photos

17. Fixed up an organizer for stuff on my desk

18. Organized bathroom shelves

19. Got new barbecue-lighting matches

20. Washed dishes

21. Figured out why the dish washer wasn't working

22. Booked a fancy camera lens for the weekend

23. Picked instrumental tracks for slideshows

24. Hammocked

25. Made this

richard's list, rudi's response

Life is hard
You are going to die
You are not in control
You are not that important
Your life is not about you

Life is good
Death doesn't have the last word
It's not about control
You matter
Your life is about something

The first list was given by Richard Rohr at a men's retreat at the Ghost Ranch: I believe it is the basis of his book Adam's Return. The second list was created by Rudi Krause in response to the first.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

andy goldsworthy | rootless

I don't think the earth needs me at all. But I do need it.

To just go off into the woods and make a piece of work roots me again. And if I don't work for a period of time I feel rootless. I don't know myself. And it's very odd, if I've not worked for say two, three weeks, and then I give a lecture talking about my work, it feels like I'm talking about somebody else.

I do need to be on my own at times. I enjoy being by myself. There are people's company I do enjoy. There probably is a social nature too, and I feed from that to some extent. But to be honest, I think I am drained by people.

Rivers & Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time (Chapter 9)