Monday, November 24, 2008
A relatively pointless post here: Last night I had the fortune to witness this gift being given and received. It's a battery powered bear that plays piano using what is apparently telekinesis, and depending on the hat you place on his head, will launch into a different accent (none of them offensive unfortunately) and set of songs generically befitting the hat. Appropriately named "Teddy Takes Requests" it retails on amazon for $79.99. It makes me sad that people would be into this thing, perhaps most disturbing are the 5 star customer reviews form amazon which all mention it's status as a conversation piece, because what the fuck else would you be talking about?
"This is a great and will be quite a conversation piece this Christmas. The tones are nice."
"Teddy has quite a personality! He makes funny remarks at different times; either before or after a song or a number of songs. He plays a whole bunch of different songs and will keep you entertained for hours. A good converstion piece and kids love it."
Friday, November 21, 2008
Some shots of the amazing Kiel Johnson (www.kieljohnson.com) assisting in the de-installation of the "Finishing Touch" I'm not sure what's going on with the buildings in the pants, but who am I to question? At the terminus of the show, people took parts of the installation with the understanding that that I'd receive in return, documentation of whatever they decided to do with it, kind of an opportunity for the piece to continue to exist beyond the show. This is the first stuff I've gotten back so far...
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I have a lot of ideas, most of which don't make it past the pages of my sketch books; some make it a bit further before being aborted or falling victim to the distraction of a newer or more enticing idea. This was originally going to culminate is some body draining rainbow-colored puke, and then I lost interest...