Wednesday, September 19, 2012

some notes 9/19

Waking moments are filled with the dreams we still can feel so strongly without the faculty of articulation. Summers typically are filled with heat and sunburns and water and long days that easily flow into late nights.

Conversation is a medium that can alter social relationships, but words are too limited and too variously interpreted to communicate effectively to every given audience. Images, action and interaction in artworks offer clarity in communication that is felt and understood sensually.

Performance art in all of its conceptual variations can communicate with all of the senses and create relationships with audiences that evoke empathy and sensory participation. Is it such a leap to then imagine, that we could perhaps create worlds and communities in artworks?

If anyone actually reads this blog, I would love to start a discussion on the topic.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

10 things that define my practice

  1. that art can shift perception in the public sphere
  2. that we need to utilize ways to disrupt social norms and assumptions in order to progress
  3. that performance is everything
  4. that we don't need institutions to make art
  5. that institutional support can be subverted if necessary or desirable
  6. that subversion and gray area are o.k.
  7. that political processes are flawed and we need new ways to engage with our communities
  8. that sometimes it's o.k. to not understand and just to feel
  9. that music is everything
  10. that we need to create our own folk culture to maintain our humanity in a globalized world

    i produced this in the very useful workshop with joyce grimm last wednesday.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Houston Johansen Hosts First Santa Fe Assembly

Houston Johansen Hosts First Santa Fe Assembly
Heralding a New Tone, Council Candidate Jumpstarts Participatory Politics

WHAT: Houston Johansen begins to make good on his promise to bring new energy, more transparency, and collaborative democracy to city politics by hosting the first Santa Fe Assembly. In convening this open forum, Houston jumpstarts his plan to facilitate collaborative democracy processes in city politics. Collaborative democracy is characterized by a decision making structure which involves and takes into account as broad a range of citizen input as possible, and citizens, whether elected or elector, openly debate and critique public policy in real time from conception to enforcement, employing collaborative methods and processes.

Believing in a more transparent form of representation, if elected, Houston promises to host similar monthly forums with constituents, assuring Council actions support Santa Fe voices. Along the campaign trail, Houston hosted weekly coffee forums to facilitate community conversations and dialogue; the Santa Fe Assembly will be the largest convening to date.

WHO: Every Santa Fean is invited to participate in an open, non-partisan, public discussion of City issues and potential solutions that could be supported by legislation.

The Santa Fe Assembly will be livestreamed on, allowing for real-time participation from online viewers who might be unable to attend meetings because of work commitments, family priorities or health issues.

Thursday March 1st, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

WHERE: Farmers' Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta (at S. Guadalupe St) in the Santa Fe Railyard

Houston Johansen - Let's Keep Santa Fe Moving

Wednesday, January 25, 2012