Graduate Fellows @ The Headlands

The Graduate Fellows at The Headlands opened an exhibition of recent work last Sunday. There’s some very cool work in this show.

Joshua Short of UC Davis shows off his epic “bomb shelter.”

Patrick Gillespie of California College of the Arts talks about his sensory deprivation suit.

Andrew Witrak of Mills College.

I think this was my favorite piece.

Michael Arcega of Stanford talks about his emergency popup toilet. Very cool.

Michael Namkung of San Francisco State University talks about his physical process.

Aaron Maietta of UC Berkeley has created this amazing installation that photos cannot really document. The string is winding around a small motor and travels across the gallery to a crack in the wall. The string winds through a series of cracks (many filled with joint compound) in the walls and ceilings, probably 50 yards or more. As the string slides very slowly through the cracks and when it gets bound up, it make a plucking noise as the tension releases. That’s the best I can do without making a film documentary showing the movement.

Found photo installation by Vera Kachouh of the San Francisco Art Institute.

Headlands landscape photos by Tyson Washburn of San Francisco State University.

There were a number of these cool photos of the military bunkers that litter the local landscape. My pics do not do these justice.

Saw this fellow (or gal) on the way over to the Gym building.

“Remarks on Color / Sound” performed by Thingamajigs from sunrise to sunset (approximately 14-hours) in the Gym Building at The Headlands Center for the Arts, this clip is just a tiny portion of the event. Remarks on Color / Sound is a 14-hour piece, which explores collaborative work in a variety of mediums and is based in a reading of Stephen Ratcliffes poem by the same title (written between 7.15.05 and 4.8.08 1,000 pages in 1,000 consecutive days). Utilizing sound, light, movement and sculpture in an open dialogue with the architecture of the surrounding space, this performance extends investigations into the integration/interaction of human beings and natural landscape begun in our 2008 performance, HUMAN/NATURE, at UC Davis: “the relation between things seen/observed in the natural world and how such things might be made (transcribed/transformed) as works of written (or visual) art.”

My art…


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